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Six Lancaster County roads remain closed after Monday flooding

By Greg Summers

Six roads remained closed Tuesday, Sept. 18, after more than six inches of rain  fell in the Eastern part of Lancaster County on Monday.

Lancaster County Fire Marshal Stephen Blackwelder said the following roads are closed to through traffic:

– Carnes Wilson Road (Lancaster County maintained)

– Deer Track Circle (Lancaster County maintained)

– Gills Creek Drive (Lancaster County maintained)

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Portions of the county soaked by early Monday storm

By Greg Summers

The two Lancaster Fire Department rafts parked on a trailer at the Lancaster County Emergency Management Office on White Street on Monday, Sept. 17, were not there for a late afternoon fishing trip. They were there just in case.


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UPDATE – Man wanted in Waffle House shooting

By Chris Sardelli

Police are searching for a Lancaster man wanted in connection with the shooting of a man outside Waffle House early Sunday morning, Sept. 16. 


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Lancaster Chamber of Commerce

The Eye and Laser Center to host Business After Hours on Thursday

In recognition of three decades in business, The Eye and Laser Center, 1240 Colonial Commons, will host the upcoming of Business After Hours, a program of the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce.

The next Business After Hours is  5:30-7:00 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20.

Melissa Walker-Price, the chamber’s vice president for program development said chamber members are looking for forward to a great evening with The Eye and Laser Center staff.


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Public invited to Oct. 4 unveiling

Open house now set for USCL Native American Studies Center

By Jesef Williams

There’s an exhibit interestingly called “Language of Clay” that will be showcased prominently inside the Native American Studies Center.

Right now, it’s under wraps. But in just a few weeks, the public will be able to check it out, along with the other exhibits and displays tied to Catawba Indian history and culture.

University of South Carolina Lancaster has officially announced that an open house for its Native American Studies Center is Oct. 4.


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More than 20 groups will be on hand at event

Veterans Expo is Wednesday at recreation center

By Jesef Williams

Wednesday, Sept. 19, will be all about military servicemen and their families, as the county’s Veterans Affairs office hosts its first-ever Veterans Expo.

The event, to be held that day at Springdale Recreation Center, gives the county’s military veterans a place where they can learn about an array of local services available to them.  

More than 20 organizations and agencies will have representation there.

The expo will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


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SMH cafeteria to close for remodeling

By Spring Memorial Hospital

The Garden Café on the second floor of Springs Memorial Hospital, 800 W. Meeting St., will be closed for an upgrade and remodel beginning Monday, Sept. 17, through Oct. 29.  

During this downtime, a limited menu will be served for breakfast and lunch only in the Marion Sims Theater of the hospital, which is also located on the second floor near the back of the building.


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Charlotte man charged with three counts of stealing used car batteries from Walmart in Indian Land

Alleged battery thief in jail

By Jesef Williams

Authorities have arrested the man they say stole more than 200 car batteries from Walmart in Indian Land between May and August.


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Rich Hill, Indian Land and Tradesville celebrate fall

Festivals aplenty this month

By Jesef Williams

Local festivals are aplenty this month, as summer winds down and we transition into fall.
Here’s a rundown of some of the events on tap in the county for September. Coincidentally, all three listed below occur on the same day.

Rich Hill festival

The Rich Hill fall festival, which for the second year features a tractor show and pull, is set for Sept. 29 at the Rich Hill Community Center, 2891 Rocky River Road.

Gates open at 9 a.m. General admission is $8.


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A 'grand' way to share


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