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Today's News

  • Warriors’ Ross to wrestle at Lander

    INDIAN LAND – Austin Ross saw the Indian Land High School wrestling steadily built into an elite mat program.
    He wants the same for his college future at Lander University.
    Ross, who holds Warriors wrestling records for career pins and wins, is looking to help establish Lander as a mat power.
    Ross, a four-year grappler for the Warriors, signed with the LU Bearcats in the ILHS media center on Tuesday afternoon.
    Lander, a NCAA Division II school in Greenwood, will field its first wrestling team with the 2019-20 season.

  • Swim team registration set for season

    From release
    Registration for the Lancaster County Parks and Recreation swim team is April 22-May 10 at the Springdale Recreation Complex.
    The registration fee is $80 per child, which includes a swim cap and T-shirt. The team is open to boys and girls ages 5-18 as of June 1.
    Each new swimmer that did not swim last season will have to attend the skills assessment on Saturday, May 18, 3-4 p.m.

  • Greenway dirt finally moving

    The Lindsay Pettus Greenway broke ground behind the Barr Street Learning Center on Thursday, with dozens of people wielding shovels and garden spades amid a flurry of celebratory bubbles.
    The trail will cut through the city of Lancaster, connecting people to places of interest including schools, sports facilities, the downtown business district and other shopping areas, and the hospital. As planned, it eventually will be about 5 miles long and run along Gills Creek.

  • Vols booters blitz Lions, 14-0

    Andrew Jackson stayed unbeaten in Region IV-AA soccer play with a 14-0 win over Lewisville High School on Wednesday night.
    Jared Truesdale led the Volunteers with five goals and Mason McKittrick tallied four goals. Cam Vincent netted two goals.
    Stiles Joyce, Rhett Bowers and Brice Harbin each had a goal.
    Truesdale and Jake Vaughn each had two assists. Tyler Williams added one.
    Williams, with two saves, also teamed with Nolan Plyler for the shutout.
    In the junior varsity match, the Junior Vols blanked the Junior Lions, 8-0.

  • Red Ventures shifts 260 jobs to IL

    INDIAN LAND – Red Ventures is bringing an additional 260 jobs are coming to Lancaster County.
    The internet-marketing company announced Wednesday that it was closing its north Charlotte call center and merging it with its Indian Land headquarters.
    The Charlotte location is at University City, near the UNC Charlotte campus.
    Red Ventures CEO Ric Elias said all the employees at the Charlotte operation will be offered sales jobs in Indian Land. 

  • Lady Jackets, Lady Warriors region champs

    Buford and Indian Land High girls’ soccer teams secured region crowns with shutout wins on Wednesday.
    Buford top Lions
    The Buford High School girls’ soccer team blanked Lewisville High School, 4-0 to claim the Region IV-AA championship with a 6-0 region mark.
    Isabella Jones led all scorers with two goals and two assists.
    Peyton Deese and Chaney Smith each scored one goal in the BHS win.
    Madison Funderburk posted three saves and recorded her eighth shutout of the season.

  • Vols rally, down Eagles

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson rallied from an early 3-1 deficit to take a 5-4 Region IV-AA home baseball win over Central High School of Pageland on Wednesday night.
    AJ, 8-3 in region play, rallied to tie the game at 4-all, and then tallied a run in the bottom of the fifth inning to notch the one-run, comeback win.
    Bry Neal drilled a two-out RBI-double to score courtesy runner Dylan Hendrix, who was running for AJ catcher Gavin Phillips.
    Phillips, on the night, drew three walks, and Hendrix, running for him, scored two runs.

  • Priester out as LHS basketball coach

    Lancaster High School will have a new basketball coach for the 2019-20 season.
    Ricardo Priester, who has guided the Bruins boys’ team since the 2005-06 season, has been relieved of his coaching duties with the LHS basketball program.
    Lancaster County School District Superintendent Jonathan Phipps called the issue a personnel matter.
    “We’re just making some changes in the coaching staff,” Phipps said.
    The Lancaster News made several attempts to contact Priester on Thursday, but he was unavailable for comment at press time.

  • HomeGoods to open April 28

    The Promenade at Carolina Reserve is filling up, with another big retailer set to open this month at the 300,000-square-foot shopping complex in Indian Land.
    HomeGoods will open its doors to customers for the first time at 8 a.m. April 28. It will be the company’s seventh store location in the Charlotte regional market.
    HomeGoods merchandise includes furniture, rugs, lighting, décor and more.

  • Column: Pace of other bills quickening with House budget behind us

    This week was another busy one in the House, as we enter the closing stretch of the General Assembly session.
    Here’s what we’ve been up to, including legislation that I’ve sponsored.

    Bills sent to the Senate
    With the House budget in the hands of the Senate, the pace of other legislation has increased, including these bills that received final House passage this week and moved on to the Senate: