Today's News

  • Kershaw gets $1.8M grant for upgrading infrastructure

    KERSHAW – Kershaw will receive a $1.8 million federal grant for infrastructure improvements to protect against future flooding events, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced Wednesday.
    The Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration is awarding the funds, which the town will match with $470,020 in local investments.

  • Roadwork ties up IL traffic

    INDIAN LAND – Traffic went from bad to worse in the Panhandle this week as cars backed up bumper-to-bumper along a 3-mile stretch of U.S. 521 from the Van Wyck Road intersection to the CrossRidge development.
    A distance that would normally take less than 10 minutes to drive extended commuters’ journeys by more than 30 minutes as they travelled the major north-south highway.

  • CAC expansion breaks ground Sept. 5

    Fundraising has progressed quickly for the Cultural Arts Center’s $1.1 million expansion, and the Lancaster County Society for Historical Preservation plans to break ground on the project in a month.
    The groundbreaking event will begin at 3:15 p.m. Sept. 5 and includes bagpipe music, a presentation on the history of the building and its transformation into a cultural arts center, and the actual groundbreaking at 4 p.m. followed by an indoor reception.

  • Volleyball tourney mixes serves with community service

    Some college scholarships recognize good grades, but others, like those awarded by the nonprofit Lancaster County Good Samaritan Scholarship Foundation, reward students for good deeds, too.
    “It’s not always about test scores, but good quality young people who are making a difference in the lives of others. They’re busy volunteering in our communities,” said retired educator Debra Gardner, who also serves as foundation president.

  • Va. stars halt Darlings’ in Dixie World Series

    EUFALA, Ala. – The Lancaster County Dixie Softball Darlings (8U) all-stars competed, but fell short over the weekend in World Series play.
    The local Darlings, representing South Carolina as state champions, were eliminated Sunday night at Old Creektown Complex in a 12-9 loss to Appomattox, Va.
    “It really came down to which team got base hits at the right time. We had our opportunities, but just couldn’t capitalize,” said Darlings coach Dillon Hydrick.

  • County teams set to kick off football practice

    All four Lancaster County high school football teams will start practice Friday in preparation for their 2019 season openers on Aug. 23.
    S.C. High School League rules restrict player contact on the first two days of practice, with drills limited to helmets, cleats, shorts and shirts.
    Teams add shoulder pads to practice sessions beginning Aug. 5, with full contact drills set for Aug. 7. The first preseason scrimmages are Aug. 8.

  • Putting pivotal for team’s WEC win

    A productive short game proved to be pivotal for the winning team Friday afternoon in the13th annual Women’s Enrichment Center golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club.
    The winning foursome – Andy Caudill, Miller Deaton, Mac Moody and Mark Harris – converted key putts to card a 16-under 56 to top the 13-team field.
    “We made our share of long putts,” said Caudill, as he finished up lunch provided by 521 BBQ at the awards ceremony in the LGC clubhouse.

  • Artie Brownell ends win drought at LMS

    A name synonymous with Carolinas dirt racing returned to victory lane Saturday night at Lancaster Motor Speedway after a much-too-long absence.
    Artie Brownell, who dominated at the half-mile dirt track in the early 90s, nabbed the Super Stock division checkers for his first win of the 2019 season and first win in a number of years.
    A second-generation driver, Artie Brownell is the son of LMS legend Carol Brownell, a 2005 speedway hall of fame inductee.

  • MUSC Health – Lancaster receives awards for stroke treatment

    From release
    MUSC Health – Lancaster Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.
    The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

  • Gedney made L&C an economic engine

    After nearly 30 years of leading the Lancaster & Chester Railway, Steve Gedney formally retired from the railroad June 30.
    Gedney was running the Eastern Shore Railroad in Virginia when the Springs Co. offered him the position of president of the L&C Railway and L&C Development Corp.