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Today's News

  • Clutch rally lifts P-31 to win

    Lancaster Post 31, down to its final out, found a way to win, rallying for an exciting 5-4 American Legion League V comeback win over third-ranked Fort Mill on Thursday night at Eggleton Field.

    Post 31, 3-6, had dropped two straight losses to 7-2 Fort Mill, 8-3 on Monday at home, and 13-6 in Fort Mill on Tuesday, but prevailed Thursday night.

  • First Phillip Knight Memorial set Saturday

    Lancaster Motor Speedway will be honoring my dad Phillip Knight with the Phillip Knight Memorial Race on Saturday night at Lancaster Motor Speedway.

    My dad, who died in April 2016 after a long battle with an illness, was a huge dirt track racing fan, who also helped numerous drivers over the years with their cars, mainly the Whitakers of Ryan and Chris Whitaker.

    My father was also a huge sports fan.

    He was a big UNC Tar Heels, NFL Dallas Cowboys, MLB Atlanta Braves and NASCAR Dale Earnhardt Sr., and Dale Earnhardt Jr. fan.

  • Piranhas fall to River Hills

    The Lancaster County Piranhas dropped their final regular-season meet, falling in a 397-191 Metrolina League loss to host River Hills on Monday.

    Lancaster, 2-3, was led by 11-12 girls swimmer Amanda Clem, who was the Piranhas lone swimmer to post three firsts in the meet.

    Fletcher Armbrust and Isabella Ihm each had two firsts.

    Emmie Grace Johnson, Mallory McDow, Kaylin Shannon, Louie Prete, Brooke Carter, Joseph Gardner, Reece Walker and Matt Prete each had one win for the Piranhas.

  • Fort Mill foils Lancaster P-31

    A change in playing site didn’t alter the outcome.

    Fort Mill Post 43, coming off an 8-3 road win over Lancaster Post 31, was back at home and on top for a League V win over visiting Post 31 on Tuesday night.

    Fort Mill foiled hopes of Lancaster evening the series with a 13-6 win at Fort Mill High School.

    Lancaster, which battled all the way, trailed 5-4, midway through the fourth inning, but Post 43 ignited for eight runs over its next two at-bats on the way to the seven-run win.

  • Pelham promoted to AA

    C.D. Pelham, a former Lancaster High School baseball star, had quite a finish in his final appearance as a Down East Wood Ducks player.

    Pelham, who has been promoted to the Class AA Frisco RoughRiders of the Texas Rangers Class AA affiliate in Frisco, Texas, was one of six Wood Ducks selected to play in the Carolina League All-Star game at the Carolina Mudcats’ Five County Stadium in Zebulon, N.C., on Tuesday night.

    The game also marked Pelham’s first all-star game appearance as a minor league player.

  • Commentary: House budget creates data warehouse on S.C. residents

    A little-known proviso in the House budget would create a statewide personal information data warehouse. The proviso’s language is vague, the permissions are sweeping, and the accountability mechanisms are completely absent.
    This proviso (117.155) is currently in conference committee – and unless it is taken out in the committee, this all-encompassing data warehouse will be created.

  • Fierce heat settles in

    For construction workers at Lancaster High School, this week’s scorching heat means longer workdays, protracted breaks, mountains of empty plastic water bottles and impromptu gatherings in the shade.
    “You drink plenty of water and try to stay out of it as much as you possibly can,” said brick mason Londell Alston, as he spread a layer of mortar for a row of bricks on the façade of the new LHS multipurpose building.

  • Man robs Family Dollar at gunpoint

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on an armed robbery that happened late Wednesday night at the Family Dollar store on Kershaw Camden Highway in the Elgin community.
    According to a statement from the sheriff’s office, the store was robbed just before 10 p.m., while two workers and several customers were inside. Several bystanders were also in the parking lot.

  • Details on Red Ventures’ SoBa apartments at firm’s IL campus

    Indian Land’s next major development is slated to get under way soon.

    SoBa @ Redstone — a 260-apartment complex to be constructed on the Red Ventures campus on U.S. 521— is set to begin construction before the end of July, according to Ethan Zoeller, construction estimator for Charlotte general contractor Fortune-Johnson.

    SoBa (which stands for “south of Ballantyne”) will feature an array of upscale studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, Zoeller said Monday. 

  • In and out in 15 seconds flat

    When Eric Gunderson pulled into the Lancaster Walmart parking lot Tuesday, he was not a “happy camper,” he said.

    A landscaper by trade, dressed in heavy Carhartt canvas work pants, work boots and a grimy, sweat-drenched T-shirt, Gunderson said he only had about 30 minutes for lunch before his next job. 

    After a full morning working in the oppressive heat, the only thing he craved was a Chick-fil-A sandwich “and the largest, coldest iced tea they sell. The last damned place I wanted to be right now was at the Walmart.”