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Today's News

  • Poor shooting plagues ILHS girls

    The Indian Land Lady Warriors, again plagued by poor shooting, dipped to 0-4 on the season, dropping a 66-27 loss to Class AAAAA foe Clover High School on Wednesday night.
    “Poor shooting is haunting us,” ILHS coach Paul Richardson said. “In our first four games, the Lady Warriors have been plagued by poor shooting.
    “We have yet to shoot above 25 percent from the field,” he said.
    Richardson said the Lady Warriors are getting good shots.

  • Bruins post 2 mat wins at NCHS

    The Lancaster Bruins wrestlers, coming off two losses in their mat opener at rival Buford High School on Tuesday night, rebounded to go 2-1 in a quad match at North Central High School in Kershaw County on Thursday night.
    The Bruins, competing in three matches, posted two wins in the matches they wrestled at NCHS.
    Lancaster, guided by first-year coach Russell Brown, topped the A.C. Flora Falcons 40-36 and the Cardinal Newman Cardinals 36-35 to improve to 2-3 on the season.
    Host North Central topped Lancaster High School, 51-24.

  • Jackets wing Eagles twice

    Lorie Sellers
    For The Lancaster News
    The Buford High School varsity basketball teams returned to the hardwood to notch a sweep in the Jackets gym on Thursday night.
    BHS, facing the Governor’s School of Science and Math, took two from the Eagles.
    The Lady Jackets of first-year coach Susan Scott improved to 2-0 on the season with a 50-33 win in the varsity opener.
    The BHS boys, in the nightcap, completed the hoops broom job, rolling to a 55-23 victory to even their mark at 1-1 on the season.

  • Column: City, county should study other options on recycling

    This is a response to the Lancaster City Council meeting of Nov. 13, where a majority of the council voted to suspend the recycling program.
    The council members other than Mayor Alston DeVenny - the only one who voted against the change - did not adequately consider the current and long-term repercussions of this action. It is my opinion that the council should have considered the following before suspending the recycling program:

  • S.C. ratings for 8 of 20 LCSD schools decline

    S.C. school report cards are out, and the results aren’t flattering for Lancaster County.
    The Lancaster County School District saw eight out of 20 schools’ ratings decline, including three of the four high schools, with nine schools showing no change and two getting a higher rating.
    The state brought back its rating of individual schools – excellent, good, average or below average – in the 2018 report card. The last time the state issued those ratings was in the 2014 report.

  • Pair sent to prison in armory theft case

    COLUMBIA – A Lancaster man and woman were sentenced to federal prison Friday for their roles in the November 2017 break-in and weapons theft at the National Guard Armory on Nichols Road.
    According to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Austin Lee Ritter, 23, will serve more than seven years in prison, and Kimberly Denise Cannon, 40, will serve two years. The sentences carry no possibility of parole.

  • Desperate moment on a smoky roadside

    Kendrick Thompson knows his memories from 2:30 p.m. Nov. 6 will never leave him completely, not for the rest of his life. And he isn’t the only one.
    The 18-year-old Lancaster High senior, a first responder in training, was standing alone beside his grandmother’s grave at Salem Cemetery in Heath Springs. It was Election Day, and he had cast his first ballot.

  • ‘Regional gem right in our backyard’

    INDIAN LAND – The span over Twelve Mile Creek, a graceful swinging walkway suspended by cables, is winning awards and drawing praise from hikers along Lancaster County’s section of the Carolina Thread Trail.
    “We have a regional gem right here in our backyard,” said County Planning Director Penelope Karagounis, marveling at the bridge and 3.5-mile walking trail that connect Indian Land’s Walnut Creek subdivision and Waxhaw’s Mill Bridge neighborhood.

  • Column: Proposed limits on White House protests should not be enacted

    The White House. To the world, it’s the image of the United States.
    To Americans, it’s the “us” in U.S. – and the universally recognized metaphor for the president and the administration behind him.
    And for at least 100 years, it’s been the prime spot for demonstrators focused on many of society’s most important issues – war and peace, abortion and gun rights, health care policies and more.

  • Local author publishes 2nd kids’ book

    Local author and illustrator Navah Rae Adams has published her second children’s book, “The Fallen Unicorn,” which tells the story of Crystal, a young unicorn, and her adventures after turning into a horse.
    The book follows Adams’ first publication, “Finding a Job for Comet,” another horsey-tale about a little pony who tries to find its purpose.
    After growing up in the small equestrian town of Sewickley, Pa., Adams went on to study graphic design at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh.