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Today's News

  • Smith FCA banquet speaker

    Steve Smith, the former Carolina Panthers star receiver, will be the featured speaker at the annual Lancaster County Fellowship of Christian Athletes banquet at Second Baptist Church on Monday.

  • Warriors face challenge in repeating diamond success

    INDIAN LAND – The Indian Land Warriors, coming off one of the most successful baseball seasons in school history with a 22-9 record, are not rebuilding or reloading this spring.
    The Warriors of fifth-year coach Joey Robinson, who were undefeated region champions and finished in the Class AAA final four last spring, will be redefining their own standards as they continue to add value to the Warriors baseball legacy.
    ILHS, despite losing eight seniors, return six everyday players from the Warriors’ 2018 banner season.

  • Moore to play volleyball at USC Salkehatchie

    INDIAN LAND – From Warrior to Indian, Indian Land High School volleyball ace Sarah Moore is liking and making the transition to college volleyball.
    Moore, the 2018 Lady Warriors volleyball co-captain and MVP, is headed to the University of South Carolina Salkehatchie to play for the Indians.
    Moore visited USCS in mid-January and the trip south was all it took.

  • LHS golfers open with win

    The Lancaster High School golf team, the defending Class AAAA state champion, opened its 2019 season with a three-shot win over CATA – Central Academy of Technology & Arts in Union County, N.C., on Thursday at the Lancaster Golf Club.
    Lancaster, led by coach Joe Adams, shot a 163 to the CATA Cougars’ 166.
    Mason Tucker led the Bruins with a 35. Simon Wright and Troy Crenshaw each carded a 36 for LHS. Caleb Griffin shot a 56.

  • LMS opens with two-night racing show

    Lancaster Motor Speedway cranks up its 2019 dirt track racing season with a bang this weekend.
    LMS will host a two-night show, Pepsi Night, with track action Friday and Saturday night at the half-mile dirt oval.
    Friday night divisions participating will be SECA Crate Late Models $1,000 to win, Super Stock, SECA Crate Sportsman, Renegade, Pure Stock V8 and Extreme 4.
    Saturday night, the track action will be just as intense with the Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series paying $5,000 to win.

  • Lady Jackets blank AJ

    The Buford High School Lady Jackets improved to 3-1 overall, 2-0 in Region IV-AA girls soccer with a 3-0 road win over defending region girls soccer champion Andrew Jackson High School on Thursday night.
    The Lady Jackets took a 1-0 halftime lead as center midfielder Isabella Jones, on the first of two goals, tallied.
    In the second half, Buford High first-year soccer player Sophie Ribelin, off a Chaney Smith assist, scored her first career goal for the Lady Jackets.
    Jones, on a six-yard shot, put BHS up 3-0 with her second goal of the night.

  • Vols jolt Jackets in home win

    KERSHAW – The third-ranked Andrew Jackson Volunteers exploded for 11 runs in the fourth inning on the way to a 17-3 baseball win over Region IV-AA rival Buford High School at the AJ field on Thursday night.
    The game was originally slated for Friday night at AJ, but moved ahead a day due to expected rain in the area Friday.
    The Vols, 2-0 in region play, rapped 11 hits in the 14-run win, which was halted in the top of the fifth inning due to the 10-run mercy rule.
    AJ ripped North Central, 12-0 to open region play earlier in the week.

  • Big job, bigger life

    Despite being known best for her leadership in Lancaster’s business sector and on community projects, Kristen Blanchard’s life very much revolves around her family.
    “I love being a mom and a wife,” she said. “I have an incredible husband who is a great stay-at-home dad.”
    She and her husband, Jim, and kids Ryan and Caitlin spend a lot of time together, mostly outdoors, exercising and playing sports.

  • Column: Solutions on Carolina Thread Trail require creative ideas from all sides

    A guiding principle of the Carolina Thread Trail is “respect for the land and respect for the landowner.” It seeks to work with property owners to respect the wishes of all landowners along potential trail corridors, and we share those values in our own work in conservation and trail development.

  • County ranks low on image, appearance

    Seventy-three percent of the local residents who took part in a 2018 National Research Center survey said Lancaster County needs to clean up its image.
    County leaders were stunned by the revelation Thursday when they looked at the survey results in depth during a four-hour workshop held at the county building.
    “It’s kind of surprising. If our overall image is that low, then how come people keep moving here? It’s really surprising,” said Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis.