• Volunteers stage huge free lunch

    Wednesday’s relentless downpour did not keep volunteers at the Feed the Community Lunch from firing up their huge grills and getting to work.
    The smell of over 1,200 freshly charred hamburgers and hotdogs wafted through the air under the barn-like shelter in the parking lot of the old Ace hardware store on South Market Street.
    “This is just something we do, that we are passionate about,” said Charlie Simpson, pastor at Hyde Park Baptist Church. “We’ve been doing this for five years, and all we do is the beans.”

  • Fred Mullis, famed auctioneer, dies at 94

    In 1929, 6-year-old Fred Mullis attended his first auction with his dad, Sampson Mullis.
    The derby hat, string bowtie and vest he saw an auctioneer wearing that day made such an impression that it would shape his life, family and vocation. He was sold on the spot, said younger brother Sherrill Mullis.
    A member of the National Auctioneer Hall of Fame, Fred Mullis – showman, salesman and master of the “cattle-rattle” auction chant – died Tuesday in Gaffney. He was 94.  
    “He just loved it,” Sherrill Mullis said.

  • Wall-to-wall WOW!

    Christmas displays were muted along Lancaster’s East Arch Street when Hayes and April Young moved there five years ago.
    Goodness, have they made up for that!
    Treat yourself and drive by their home, just west of the intersection with S.C. 9 bypass. The house and yard are covered with lights of every color and flashing sequence, plus Santas, snowmen, candy canes, trains, penguins, snowflakes and candlesticks.

  • 3 caught with military weapons

    Three Lancaster residents have been charged with federal weapons violations after being caught with machine guns, a grenade launcher and other weapons stolen from the Lancaster National Guard Armory.
    The federal criminal complaint said the armory was found unsecured the night of the arrests and that National Guard personnel did not know about the burglary. The stolen equipment was returned, though officials reported two days later that three machine guns remained unaccounted for.

  • Aiken County publisher buys Kershaw News-Era


  • Man hit, killed on Pageland Highway

    A Lancaster man died Thursday morning when he was struck by a vehicle on Pageland Highway in Buford.

    Gary Gene Roach Jr., 53, was doing yard work beside the road at 2888 Pageland Highway when he was hit shortly before 10 a.m. and died at the scene, according to the Lancaster County Coroner’s Office.

    Roach was the owner of a local body shop in Lancaster.

  • Aldi recalls apples sold at some Carolinas stores


  • IL man dies in Regent Parkway wreck

    A single-vehicle accident killed a 71-year-old Indian Land man Monday night.
    York County Coroner Sabrina Gast said Rocco Visalli, the passenger in the car, was pronounced dead on the scene of the accident on Regent Parkway. The parkway runs from Harrisburg Road in Indian Land to U.S. 21 in Fort Mill.
    The accident happened about 9:05 p.m. as the driver of the 2007 Toyota, 58-year-old Rosann Visalli, was driving north, according to Highway Patrol Trooper Joe Hovis.

  • Principal, pastor chase man who shot pellet gun at school

    Lancaster police were unable to catch a man who fled Tuesday after being suspected of shooting a pellet gun at North Elementary School.
    Nobody was hurt during the incident.
    Parents in the car-rider line saw the man shooting at the school about 1:30 p.m. and called police.
    The Rev. Wayne Murray, who was visiting the school, and North Principal Keishea Mickles chased the man but couldn’t catch him.
    The school was put on lockdown and Superintendent Jonathan Phipps and other district personnel went to the school to assist with dismissal.

  • A boost for Stevens Park playground drive

    KERSHAW – The Kershaw Community Park Council has raised $111,500 of the $375,000 needed to replace rotting playground equipment at Stevens Park, and the nonprofit no longer faces a Dec. 31 deadline to finish raising the money.