Today's News

  • Figueroa tops Royal Cup Classic

    David Kellin
    For The Lancaster News
    First-time competitor Roger Figueroa, age 18, captured the Overall Men’s Physique title at the NGA Pro-Am Royal Cup Classic in the Bundy Auditorium at USC Lancaster on Saturday night.
    The show featured pre-judging in the morning and the competition that night.
    Figueroa, a college freshman out of Shelby, N.C., also took the Teen Classic Physique, Open Classic Lightweight, and Open Men’s Physique Lightweight titles.

  • P-31 juniors, senior fall

    The Lancaster Post 31 American Legion junior baseball team returned to play Monday night when it dropped a tough 10-9 home loss to Chester Post 27 at Eggleton Field.
    Lancaster, up 9-8 in the top of the seventh inning, saw Chester rally for two unearned runs to take a 10-9 lead.
    In the bottom of the seventh inning, Lancaster had two runners on with two out and J.P. Cunningham drove a ball in the left center field gap, but the Chester left fielder hustled over to make a game-ending catch to seal Chester’s comeback win over Lancaster.

  • News Briefs

    Housing authority board meets

    The Housing Authority of Lancaster Board of Commissioners will meet at 5:30 p.m. June 19 in the Dr. James A. Boykin Boardroom, 3502 Caroline Courts, Lancaster. For details, call (803) 285-7214. 

    Indian Land Fire District meeting

    The Indian Land Fire Protection District Commission will meet at 7 p.m. June 19 at Indian Land Fire Station, 285 Six Mile Creek Road, Indian Land.

    Community relations commission meets

  • Entertainment List

    Lancaster Children’s Home Dice Run

    The second-annual Lancaster Children’s Home Dice Run is June 15. Signup starts at 10 a.m. at Cooters in Lancaster, with kickstands up at 12:15 p.m. and last bike in at 5 p.m. 

    Registration is $20 per bike and $30 for couples, and includes a barbecue plate. 

    The event will include a live auction, silent auction and live music, with T-shirts available for purchase. All proceeds benefit Lancaster Children’s Home. For details, call (803) 328-9792. 

  • USCL students study in Germany

    USC Lancaster
    Six USC Lancaster students and two faculty members recently embarked on a 10-day travel study trip to Germany.
    Germany was chosen as the destination for the 2019 travel study trip because students would have the opportunity to attend and present at the second World Congress on Undergraduate Research.

  • Guest Column: Trouble in Lexington – Hiding financial information from a school board member

    A member of the board of trustees of Lexington School District 1 has had her requests for access to school district financial records denied by the school superintendent.
    The member has asked to see how much money the district has paid for lawyers. The superintendent says he won’t allow access to the records unless the entire school board approves the request, or the board member submits a written request under the state’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

  • Guest Column: County’s GOP switch a sign of good times

    I want to thank William St. Louis for taking the time to share his views in The Lancaster News, as well as recognizing my efforts to help Republicans build a majority in Lancaster County.
    Usually being a political party chair is a thankless and invisible role where one is seldom noticed, much less recognized in the public spotlight. In reality, though, let’s give credit where credit is due.

  • Guest Column: Democrats in glass houses should not throw stones

    In his recent column, William St. Louis makes the astounding assertion that the Republican Party is “owned” by the National Rifle Association.
    According to the Center for Responsive Politics (www.opensecrets.org), in the 2016 election cycle, the NRA spent $54.4 million in support of and in opposition to various candidates for federal office. The expenditures for all federal campaigns totaled $6.8 billion, so the NRA accounted for 0.8 percent of that total.

  • Springs Company wins CTTC tourney

    The Springs Company shot a 14-under 58 to win the annual Carolina Traffic and Transportation Club Golf Tournament to benefit Lancaster Children’s Home on May 21.
    The tournament, held in memory of Emerson Ellis, was played at the Lancaster Golf Club.