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Today's News

  • Pelham Carolina League All-Star

    Former Lancaster High School three-sport star C.D. Pelham is one of six Down East Wood Ducks selected to play in the 2018 Carolina League All-Star Classic.

    The annual CLASC will be played Tuesday at Five County Stadium in Zebulon, N.C., at 7 p.m.

    The Down East Wood Ducks, members of the Carolina League’s Southern Division, are a High-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers in Kinston, N.C.

    Pelham, 23, entered the season as a highly touted prospect in the Rangers organization. 

  • Column: Don’t just complain! Change broken politics at ballot box

    Dear voter, you are the reason why America is broken.
    You have no right to complain about your government not working. You have the right every two or four years to overthrow your government and ensure that your government will work. Yet you usually choose the status quo, and the only reason I can see for this is so that you can complain about it.

  • Column: We need help to fight off depression in everyday life

    The suicides of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade shocked us this month, highlighting yet again that even the most talented, famous and wealthy among us can suffer unbearable depression. 
    At some point in our lives, we all feel helplessness and despair. I am no stranger to those feelings.
    My house was one of many that became part of the Saluda River in the 2015 floods that swept through Columbia.

  • Robertson moving to Northwestern

    Coach Sha’Ron Robertson’s hoops success has her moving on and moving up.

    Robertson, who guided the Andrew Jackson High School Lady Volunteers to back-to-back region basketball championships in two seasons leading the program, is leaving AJ to head a Class AAAAA girls basketball program.

    Robertson, who has been at AJ nine years, eight seasons with the Lady Vols basketball program, is the new girls basketball coach at Northwestern High School in Rock Hill.

  • York tops Post 31 in comeback win

    The result was the same, but Lancaster Post 31 first-year coach Jimmy Jackson could see some progress in P-31’s 14-9 road loss to York Post 66 on Wednesday night.

    Lancaster, after dropping a rain-shortened 14-0 League V loss to York at home on Monday night, rebounded to battle Post 66 in the five-run loss.

  • Huey looking for repeat BROLM win

    The popular Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Model Series will be back at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday night.

    In the BROLM’s last visit to the half-mile oval, Matthew Nance and Mike Huey battled for the lead for most of the race in a tight track battle.

    Nance crossed the checkered flag in first, but after the post-race inspection by Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Models Series owner Jason Smoot, Nance was disqualified.

    That gave the win to fan favorite and track veteran Mike Huey.

  • Huey looking for repeat BROLM win

    The popular Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Model Series will be back at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday night.

    In the BROLM’s last visit to the half-mile oval, Matthew Nance and Mike Huey battled for the lead for most of the race in a tight track battle.

    Nance crossed the checkered flag in first, but after the post-race inspection by Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Models Series owner Jason Smoot, Nance was disqualified.

    That gave the win to fan favorite and track veteran Mike Huey.

  • Women’s Enrichment Center golf tournament

    The Women’s Enrichment Center’s 12th annual golf tournament is July 27 at the Lancaster Golf Club.

    The flighted golf tournament has a $260 entry fee for a four-member team.

    The tournament has a $500 first-place prize, with $300 for second and $100 for third place.

    The tournament also features close-up and long drive winner awards.

    The registration deadline is July 24. Checks should be made payable to the Women’s Enrichment Center.

  • Royal Cup meet draws 24 competitors

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    The Royal Cup Classic Natural Bodybuilding Championship was held at the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Bundy Auditorium on June 2.

    The field featured 24 men and women who took to the stage to show the progress they have made in both body building and physique categories.

    Kennett Washington, the NGA event promoter, is a former Lancaster High School athlete.

  • Mom charged with murdering infant daughter

    Breanna Lewis has been charged with the murder of her 11-month-old child, Harlee.
    The charge was filed Monday, according to S.C. Court records. Specifics of the charge have not been released. A bond hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors room. (The bond hearing is being heard in the supervisors’ room because of construction at the Chesterfield County Courthouse.)
    The murder/homicide by child abuse charge carries a penalty of 20 years to life.