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  • Soccer dad: Warriors' onion fundraiser stinks

     The father of an Indian Land High School soccer player said the team’s annual fundraiser unfairly pressures students into participating and gives the appearance of a “pay-to-play” program.

    But the team’s coach denies punishing students for not selling and says the allegation is a misrepresentation of the team’s fundraiser and the result of a poorly written fundraising letter.

  • State legislature continues work on texting-while-driving ban

    The S.C. General Assembly is continuing to work on legislation that creates a statewide ban on texting while driving. 

  • Murder suspect arrested, again

    Five years after he was released on bond for an outstanding murder charge, a Lancaster man found himself behind bars again earlier this month. 

  • Beauty that lasts

    The Lake Wateree shoreline along the Lancaster/Kershaw County line has long been regarded as an outdoorsman’s paradise.

  • USCL commencement set for Saturday, May 3

    University of South Carolina Lancaster will kick off the local graduation season Saturday, May 3, with the county’s first commencement exercises of the 2013-14 school year.

  • Subway provides lunch for volunteers

    Staff Reports

    As part of National Volunteer Appreciation Week, April 6-12, volunteers at Habitat affiliates across the Carolinas were treated to box lunches from one of their local Subway restaurants.

    The Subway on Airport Road served as hosts for Habitat for Humanity of Lancaster County’s volunteer work day at their home renovation on Caskey Lane.

  • More than 40 arrested for cock fighting

    Kim Harrington

    Landmark News Service

    MCBEE – The Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office arrested 42 people Saturday, April 19, for cock fighting in McBee.

    The sheriff’s office got a call in reference to a cock fight across from 2531 Swift Creek/Pritchard Farm Road.

    Several officers responded along with the local animal control unit and seized more than 140 roosters, cages and other materials to support gamecock fighting.

  • Subway provides lunch for volunteers

     Staff Reports

    As part of National Volunteer Appreciation Week, April 6-12, volunteers at Habitat affiliates across the Carolinas were treated to box lunches from one of their local Subway restaurants. 

    The Subway on Airport Road served as hosts for Habitat for Humanity of Lancaster County’s volunteer work day at their home renovation on Caskey Lane. 

  • County Council approves cluster rezoning for Indian Land subdivision

     Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com 

    A plan to rezone a multi-acre plot of land to allow for a cluster subdivision in Indian Land got its first nod during Lancaster County Council’s April 14 meeting. 

    During the meeting, council members considered plans for a proposed 273-lot housing development called Bent Creek. 

  • More than 300 at public hearing

    Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    KERSHAW – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control held a public hearing Thursday, April 24 at the Kershaw Recreation Center to hear discussion for and against open pit mining for Haile Gold Mine.