Today's News

  • Winthrop Poll: Trump’s S.C. support steady

    Winthrop University

    ROCK HILL – With less than a week before the nation’s midterm elections, President Trump’s approval rating is at 44 percent among S.C. residents, according to the latest Winthrop Poll.
    The 45th president has a disapproval rating of half of Palmetto State citizens. His approval rating among S.C. adults has remained in the mid-40s over his two years in office.
    Among respondents who lean Republican, Trump has an 83 percent approval rate, which continues to climb in one of the reddest states in the country.

  • Feds OK Lancaster ‘opportunity zones’

    Lancaster has been approved for the new federal “opportunity zone” initiative to create jobs and affordable housing in economically distressed areas – a shot in the arm for downtown revitalization efforts.
    U.S. Treasury officials designated two opportunity zones that encompass everything inside Lancaster’s city limits and some small adjacent areas. The program creates new federal tax breaks for investors who spend money in the zones on projects – industrial, commercial or residential – that will produce jobs.

  • Burns Ford team captures Rub of the Green crown

    The Burns Ford team shot a 24-under 48 to post its second straight win in the annual Lancaster Chamber of Commerce’s Rub of the Green golf tournament at Carolina Lakes Golf Club on Oct. 25.
    The Burns Ford team included Bobby Young, Tyler Young, Scott Caskey and Scott Roberts, a former Lancaster Golf Club champion.
    A year ago, the Burns Ford team, which was captained by Bobby Young, won with a 49.

  • Mandy is dandy with stellar Picks showing

    Defending Picks champ Mandy Catoe lived up to her nickname with a dandy effort last week.
    Catoe, in a panel-best week, went a solid 15-5 to swap places with Lori Sistare “Bright,” who wasn’t as shining in her latest showing.
    Sistare, who just moved into third, slipped back to fifth with Mandy, on her dipsy-do two-step maneuver on her 15-5 effort.
    “Just like my KC Chiefs, I’m on the warpath and looking to keep that going,” Mandy said.

  • Powdersville halts IL volleyball run

    Defending Class AAA Upper State volleyball champion Powdersville survived a court battle with Upstate upstart Indian Land High School to advance to the Class AAA Upper State title match.
    Host Powdersville prevailed 3-1, 25-21, 25-20, 22-25 and 25-18 to move on to face Chapman High School on Monday. Chapman advanced with a 3-0 win over Woodruff High School on Wednesday at CHS where it won 25-17, 25-20 and 25-23.

  • Faulkenberry versatile for Vols

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson High School football team has just a few senior players, but in one – three-year player Luke Faulkenberry – the Volunteers have one who can play multiple positions.
    Need a running back, Faulkenberry can handle the chore, and he can also punt, or play linebacker or defensive end.

  • AJ fine arts students in musical play ‘Cinderella’

    Chloe Mungo
    For The Lancaster News

    An enchanting classic takes the stage this weekend as the Andrew Jackson High School Fine Arts Department presents “Cinderella: The Musical.”
    The talented cast includes Jurnee Ingram as Cinderella and Rhett Wilson as Prince Charming. The production is full of “dancing, singing and pageantry,” said director Katrina Bernsdorff, with choreography by Shannon Bradberry and her dance focus students.  

  • Where is the ‘crazy quilt’ whose origin was so tragic?

    Editor’s note: This haunting Kershaw tale comes from local spook-meister Joe Timmons and the book “Ghosts of the Carolinas,” by Nancy Roberts.

    Annette Larson clutched the new quilt her betrothed, John Gerber, had just bought her as their stagecoach began swaying in heavy winds.
    John had fought tooth and nail for that quilt at an auction just minutes before, so she held it tight, hoping it wouldn’t get taken away by the oncoming storm.

  • Column: DeVenny: Rec bond keeps us advancing our quality of life

    Picture this. You wake up on a Saturday morning and go for a walk on the Lindsay Pettus Greenway with your family.
    Starting at the Barr Street Development Center, where just the night before you saw a great new local play at the revamped Barr Street Auditorium, your walk takes you along Gills Creek, where you see and interact with nature within a unique riparian ecosystem. You wave hello to friends, neighbors and visitors, all enjoying one of Lancaster’s finest amenities.

  • Candidate's Column: Dabney: Re-elect me for my know-how, proven leadership

    Teachers deserve to be fairly compensated. They have an extremely important, demanding and impactful job, which is why we must continue to work with the state legislature to push for change.
    Since my opponents have spoken a lot about salaries, let me share with you how it works.