• Fancy Pokket faces another delay, won’t open on time

    Delay-plagued Fancy Pokket has hit another snag, stalling its production startup at least until the end of March.
    The gluten-free bakery, located in Lancaster’s Air and Rail Industrial Park near the county airport, announced in late October that it would start hiring in November and begin production by the new year. That announcement was made just after meeting the county’s Oct. 31 deadline to obtain a certificate of occupancy and avoid paying the county a $274,000 penalty following four years of delays.

  • Carter: Tough, street-smart, compassionate cop

    When he thinks about his friend Harlean Carter, Bobby Bailey remembers driving up on a murder scene a decade or so back.
    A sobbing woman stood in the yard, behind the police tape, grieving the loss of a loved one. Cops were rushing about, gathering evidence and keeping bystanders away.
    Carter stood with the woman, arms wrapped around her, absorbing her tears.

  • Chief Carter joins solicitor’s office

    Lancaster Police Chief Harlean Carter isn’t leaving law enforcement after all.
    Sixth Circuit Solicitor Randy Newman announced just before press time Friday that as Carter retires from the city Monday, she will begin work as an investigator with the solicitor’s office.
    “With over 35 years of law enforcement experience, Chief Carter has been an asset to this community, and she will certainly be an asset to this office,” Newman said. “We are very fortunate to have Chief Carter on board.”

  • Sheriff Faile joins state panel overseeing law officer training

    From release

    Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile is one of two sheriffs in the state appointed by Gov. Nikki Haley to the S.C. Law Enforcement Training Council, where he will help formulate training procedures and policies for the state.  

  • All aboard! Model trains roll into Sun City

    Joe Silien
    Special to The Lancaster News

  • Promise Neighborhood volunteers clean up Brooklyn, assess repairs

    A hundred community volunteers picked up trash and looked into repairing homes in the Clinton Elementary attendance zone during the first Lancaster Pride Promise Neighborhood workday on Saturday.
    Project organizers have split up the area into smaller zones, and the first one tackled was the Brooklyn area south of downtown.
    “We are elated by the participation,” said Sharon Novinger, executive director for Lancaster County Partners for Youth. “We are glad that people were able to give time to volunteer.”

  • IL sees eye-popping growth as huge employers move in

    The Indian Land economic magnet keeps pulling in big catches, accelerating the job-creation momentum that has made it one of the state’s fastest-growing areas over the past several years.
    CompuCom’s planned headquarters relocation and call center, which together will employ 1,500 within five to seven years, would make it the county’s third-largest employer, after Red Ventures and the Lancaster County School District.

  • VW man’s trail cam catches black bear

    The McQueen family of Van Wyck is used to seeing wildlife like squirrels, rabbits and deer on their property, but a trail camera set up in the woods out back caught an unexpected visitor last week – a black bear.
    Chris McQueen, who lives with his wife Tricia, son James, 10, and daughter Sadie, 1, on a wooded 4-acre property on Old Hickory Road, said the camera captured the bear’s image as it roamed near a spot where he’d dumped deer corn.  

  • Special election likely in February

    Lancaster County school officials will confer with the county election commission today about scheduling the special election to fill the school board seat vacated by James Brooks after his arrest.
    “We’ll meet with election officials this week to make sure we know the timelines required by state law,” said Superintendent Gene Moore. “We’ll share this information with the board during its regular meeting next Tuesday night so the board can make an appropriate decision on filling the vacancy.”

  • Busy yule season kicks off with big downtown crowd

    Nearly 2,500 people visited downtown Lancaster for Saturday’s Christmas in the City festivities, which included the Artisans Holiday Market, trolley rides, music and pictures with Santa.
    “Bringing people together and having a good time downtown gets you in the Christmas spirit,” said Joe Timmons, the city’s events and promotions manager. “That’s the most important thing – to get people in the Christmas spirit.”