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Today's News

  • Thornwell signs with Cavaliers

    Former Lancaster Bruins basketball star Sindarius Thornwell has a new NBA home.
    Thornwell, who played for the Los Angeles Clippers two seasons before being released July 6, signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday.
    Thornwell, a 6-5 wing with a 6-10 wingspan, was released when the Clippers signed Kawhi Leonard and Paul George in roster moves.
    Thornwell, regarded as a strong defensive player, is expected to play small forward for the Cavaliers of NBA’s Eastern Conference Central Division.

  • 'We've got to stop the violence'

    Award-winning local artist Bob Doster brought home the top prize from this year’s Rosen Sculpture Competition and Exhibition in Boone, N.C., with a piece dedicated to the victims of mass shootings nationwide.
    Doster’s sculpture “A Memorial” will be set up at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts on Appalachian State University’s campus for a year. The piece features five separate 10- to 12-foot-tall posts, created out of more than 1,600 human-shaped figures. Each figure represents a person killed in a mass shooting since 2014.

  • Guest Column: Navigating utility crisis is key to S.C. energy future

    Two years ago, South Carolina received the worst financial news in its history.
    Santee Cooper and its partner SCE&G were abandoning construction of two nuclear reactors in Fairfield County, leaving the utilities $4 billion and $5 billion in debt, respectively.
    For most of the following two years, the utilities battled their critics who opposed ratepayers being made to pay any of the nuclear debt. Most believe the debacle resulted from the utilities’ poor management decisions, public deceit and possible criminal behavior.

  • Guest Column: Trump’s rants convince me he is a racist

    Generally, successful protests for changes in government policies come from the bottom. Citizens gain strength through a groundswell of protests that finally convince Congress to change course.  

  • Guest Column: Least-noticed part of law enforcement – incarceration

    Much of what the public sees of the criminal justice system is from news and television programs that show the front end – the arrests and investigations by law enforcement – and the back end – the courtrooms and trials.

  • Clemson’s annual private donations top $176M

    Tara Romanella
    Clemson University
    CLEMSON – Clemson University had another record-breaking year in fundraising, with $176 million received from private gifts and IPTAY support during the fiscal year that ended June 30.

  • York Tech to ex-students: Come back and finish up

    Brian Garner
    Landmark News Service
    Former York Tech students, the school is calling you. No, you don’t still owe anything for that library book, the college wants you to come back to campus and finish your degree or certification.
    And they’re even willing to pay for it.

  • Anna Bagby wins fire chiefs’ scholarship

    Anna Bagby, 22, was surprised July 25 to find out she was the lone recipient of a $2,000 scholarship from the Lancaster County Fire Chiefs Association this year.
    Bagby was told the news during the monthly Fire Chiefs Association meeting. The annual scholarship is usually split among multiple students, but Bagby, a Lancaster High School graduate, was the only one to apply this year.
    “It feels a little crazy,” she said of finding out she would receive an additional $1,000.

  • 5-car wreck on S.C. 5 at Riverside

    Road construction on S.C. 5 was held up Thursday afternoon when a five-car wreck occurred near the intersection at Riverside Road.
    There were no serious injuries, Lancaster County Fire Marshal Russell Rogers said, but traffic had to be diverted for more than an hour onto West Rebound and Old Hickory roads.
    According to the S.C. Highway Patrol, there have been six wrecks at that intersection this year – two in February, three in April and one in August.

  • 5-car wreck on S.C. 5 at Riverside

    Road construction on S.C. 5 was held up Thursday afternoon when a five-car wreck occurred near the intersection at Riverside Road.
    There were no serious injuries, Lancaster County Fire Marshal Russell Rogers said, but traffic had to be diverted for more than an hour onto West Rebound and Old Hickory roads.
    According to the S.C. Highway Patrol, there have been six wrecks at that intersection this year – two in February, three in April and one in August.