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Today's News

  • Coming Events

    Week Ahead

    Out Here with Animals at Tractor Supply

    Lancaster Tractor Supply, 593 Lancaster Bypass East, Lancaster, will host an “Out Here with Animals” event from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 24. The event will include animal adoptions, a pet supplies drive and pet grooming and training. Participating local organizations include Paws in the Panhandle, Big Dog Rescue and PetSense. New toys, cleaning supplies, food and accessories will be collected for Lancaster rescues and shelters. 

  • Church News

    Week Ahead

    BBQ benefit at Oak Ridge Baptist Aug. 24

    Oak Ridge Baptist Church, 603 Oak Ridge Church Road, Kershaw, will host a BBQ benefit for Pat and Danny Horton to help with medical expenses at 11 a.m. Aug. 24. Plates are $10 and include barbecue pork, hash and rice, green beans, slaw and dessert. 

    Unity ARP celebrates homecoming

  • News Briefs

    Library hours at Barnett Building

    The Lancaster County Library is open at the Barnett Building, 128 Colonial Commons, Lancaster, while the main library is being renovated. Hours of operation are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Thurday, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. 

    County council meets Aug. 26

    Lancaster County Council will meet at 6 p.m. Aug. 26 in council chambers at the County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St., Lancaster. 

  • Entertainment List

    Pirate Day at The Museum of the Waxhaws

    The Museum of the Waxhaws, 8215 Waxhaw Highway, Waxhaw, N.C., will host its ninth annual Pirate Day from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 24. 

    The event will include pirate re-enactors, mermaids, food, games, vendors and demonstrations of sword fights, cannon fire and bullwhips cracking. 

    Tickets are $6 and are available at museumofthewaxhaws.org or at the door. Guests are encouraged to wear pirate attire for the event, but dress-up is not required. For details, call (704) 843-1832.

  • Guest Column: USCL: 60 years, going strong

    I bring you greetings on behalf of USC Lancaster’s Sixtieth Anniversary Committee members who are planning and preparing for activities and events to celebrate 60 years of educating our community.

  • Staff Column: I will never forget Lilly Schroeder

    I sat for six days in the Lancaster County Courthouse, focused on the short life of Lilly Schroeder and the terrible way it ended.

    Last Monday, the person accused of beating the 3-year-old to death was convicted and sentenced to life in prison.

    Most of the time, I can compartmentalize the horrific things I hear and see behind courtroom doors – not dwelling on them until it’s time to write the story. But this case followed me home every night.

  • Ultimate Super Late Model Series set Aug. 31

    The stars of the Ultimate Super Late Model Series will head back to Lancaster Motor Speedway on Aug. 31.

    With other area Super Late Model Series, the Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series, taking off that weekend, fans can expect to see a packed house of the Carolina’s top Super Late Model teams at Lancaster Motor Speedway.

    The LMS racing card will also feature the SECA Thunder Bomber Tour race paying $1,000 to win at the half-mile dirt track.

  • Cyclones smash Green Hornets

    The top-rated Chester Cyclones cruised to an impressive 52-6 win over Class AAAA foe Aiken High School at home Thursday night.

    The Cyclones, the defending Class AAA state champions, have won 16-straight games after going unbeaten last season at 15-0.

    CHS quarterback Zan Dunham sparked the Cycs, hitting 7-14 pass for 126 yards and two TD passes. He had 188 total yards.

    Jarel Hill scored three TDs, including two touchdown passes. Stan Mills ran for 168 yards and tallied two TDs.

    Chester held a 35-6 lead at the break.

  • Bear Hug Brawl kicks off Saturday

    Lancaster County junior varsity football takes center stage Saturday with the eighth annual Bear Hug Brawl at Buford High School’s Jackets Stadium.

    The game was originally set for Thursday night at BHS, but moved to Saturday morning.

    Buford and Lancaster didn’t have enough players for their teams to play Thursday, but will have enough to play Saturday.

  • Team Husqvarna savors Cooperstown experience

    Team Husqvarna, a 12-under Lancaster area youth baseball travel team, has had its share of success over the last four seasons, with their recent action ranking among the team’s top moments on the diamond.

    Team Husqvarna, which has won 30-plus championships in playing tournaments across the Carolinas over the last four years, competed at Cooperstown, home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame in central New York State earlier this summer.