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Today's News

  • Kitchen fire damages home on Eastview Court

    Firefighters responded to a house fire at 220 Eastview Court about 10 a.m. Thursday and were able to get it under control before it caused significant damage.

    Lancaster Fire Chief Justin McLellan said the fire started in the kitchen.
    “The homeowner was cooking something that flared up and got out of control,” he said, noting that a woman and her daughter got out unharmed.

  • NASC hosting 2 spring art festivals

    From release

  • Column: Uniting to help those with mental illness

    In these times of deep division in our country, I would like to point out something that we Americans have in common.
    One in five U.S. residents – across all social classes, races, religious beliefs, genders and ages – lives with some form of mental health condition in a given year. It is so common that it’s becoming an epidemic.
    Despite this fact, there is still stigma associated with having a diagnosis of a mental health condition.

  • Commentary: Scott: Here’s how to ignite job creation and aid towns like Lancaster

    Editor’s note: Sen. Scott testified Thursday before the congressional Joint Economic Committee on the benefits that Opportunity Zones, passed in last year’s federal tax reform bill, will have on distressed communities across the country. In March, Gov. Henry McMaster selected nearly all of the city of Lancaster as two of the state’s 135 Opportunity Zones. The program makes those areas eligible for tax incentives to encourage business creation. Here are excerpts of Scott’s testimony:

  • Column: It’s vital to be ‘in the room where it happens’ these days

    In the second act of the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton,” the Aaron Burr character expresses his jealousy at being excluded from – and his desire to get into – the meetings that his rival Alexander Hamilton participates in where major decisions are made to plot the course of the new United States.
    “I wanna be in the room where it happens,” Burr sings.

  • Column: Thief keeps donated food from those who need it

    It would seem to be the perfect crime. A petty crime for sure, but a crime nonetheless. After all, the items I left out I expected to be gone at some point.
    This past Saturday, the U.S. Postal Service and United Way held the Stamp Out Hunger food drive. In Lancaster, postal workers picked up nonperishable food items left by their customers to be donated to Project HOPE, our local food bank.
    On Friday I dutifully went by the supermarket and purchased about $20 worth of nonperishable items to donate. Around 10 a.m. Saturday, I placed three bags of items at my mailbox.

  • Lancers go 2-2 in region tournament

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers capped their 2018 baseball season, going 2-2 in the NJCAA Region X baseball tournament in Lexington.
    USCL, which finished 22-23, opened play in the double-elimination field with wins over Spartanburg Methodist and USC Sumter before falling to Florence Darlington Tech and USC Sumter, the eventual Region X tournament champion.
    USCS ended the Lancers’ postseason run with a 17-4 win over USCL on May 7.
    Jackson Barrett and Nick Cicci each had a double and drove in two runs for the Lancers.

  • Speedway action off Saturday night

    Lancaster Motor Speedway is off this week.
    This mid-May break gives the drivers and fans a chance to take a vacation and spend time with their friends and family.
    The break also gives the drivers a chance to work on their race cars for the second half of the 2018 racing season at LMS.
    The next two months will be busy for Lancaster Motor Speedway.
    On May 26 when the track swings back into action, the  Robbie Helms Memorial race and the Memorial Day Weekend Mayhem will highlight racing action. Helms is a former driver who died last December.

  • LHS soccer trio named to all-region team

    Three Lancaster High School Bruins soccer standouts have been named to the All-Region III-AAAA team, including forward Seth Blackmon, defender Jacob Cato and keeper Ben Rivers.
    Blackmon, for the LHS season, earned the team’s Offensive Most Valuable Player Award with nine goals on the season.
    Cato, who received the Assist Leader Award, had a team-high nine assists on the season.
    Rivers was the LHS senior keeper and had 108 saves with three shutouts on the season.

  • P-31 faces Carolina Cubs in exhibition game tonight

    The Lancaster American Legion Post 31 baseball team will play a pre-season exhibition game with the Community All-Star Baseball league Carolina Cubs tonight at 7:30 at the Eggleton Field.
    Admission is free and a concession stand will be available.
    “This a very talented team with a lot of former area players. They are currently undefeated in league play,” Lancaster Post 31 coach Jimmy Jackson said. “This game should be very exciting for the community and a great exhibition game.”