• Streetscape grows awry on North Hampton

    KERSHAW – A somewhat pesky European hornbeam tree in the front of a new business in the 100 block of North Hampton Street is about to get a new home at the town-owned golf course.
    Carolina Events Rental owner Angel Vail said isn’t opposed to attempts to keep the Hampton Street corridor, which is the town’s main street, green and attractive.

  • Lancaster man pleads guilty in adopted son’s death

    Lancaster resident Robert Jordan, 47, pleaded guilty Monday to infliction of great bodily injury upon a child in connection to the death of his disabled adopted son last fall.
    He was sentenced to 20 years, suspended upon the active service of 14 years in prison, followed by five years of probation, said 6th Circuit Deputy Solicitor Lisa Collins.
    Jordan was arrested Oct. 12 for the death of his 5-year-old adopted son, La'Marion Jordan. The boy died Sept. 4, 2015.
    Jordan was in jail from Oct. 12 until April 14, when he bonded out.

  • Local man murdered in Monroe

    Danny McGriff Jr., 39, of Lancaster was murdered Tuesday night just outside the Relax Inn in Monroe, N.C.
    Monroe police officers found his body on a walkway just outside the motel on West Roosevelt Boulevard just before 11:30 p.m. when they responded to reports of a shooting.
    McGriff had been shot in the chest.
    Three men and one woman were arrested Thursday afternoon by Monroe Police Department detectives and N.C. Bureau of Investigation special agents.
    Monroe Police Department detectives and N.C. Bureau of Investigation

  • Whitewater Center dumps water into river

    The U.S. National Whitewater Center received approval from North Carolina officials Wednesday to begin treating about 6 million gallons of water believed to contain a potentially deadly brain-eating amoeba and discharge it into the Catawba River.
    The river supplies drinking water to Lancaster County.

  • Duracell powers down in Lancaster

    Duracell will start phasing down operations at its Lancaster location next March to consolidate production of AA and AAA line of batteries at a single plant in LaGrange, Ga.
    Company officials told The Lancaster News of its future plans early Wednesday afternoon.
    The S.C. 9 Bypass West plant, which manufactures AA alkaline batteries, has about 430 employees and is the county’s seventh largest employer.

  • Duracell to power down Lancaster plant

    Chicago – Duracell announced today, July 27, that it is consolidating North American production of AA and AAA batteries from two U.S. plants to one facility in LaGrange, Ga.

  • Bike/walk study seeks community feedback

    The Rock Hill and Fort Mill Area Transportation Study (RFATS) is seeking community input on its effort to facilitate bicycle and pedestrian connectivity by creating local bikeways, walkways and trails.
    An online survey is available through July 31 asking what would make the community safer and more friendly for walking and biking. It also wants to know what destinations that are most likely safe to walk and bike to, as well as demographic information. It also asks survey takers to rank types of bike facilities.

  • Check out the new UDO, zoning map

    The Lancaster County Planning Department has completed the new Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) and Zoning Map after an 18-month-long effort that included several public input meetings.
    The new zoning map and UDO will be on display at the Lancaster County Voter Registration Office, with planning department staff available for comments and questions, for the next few weeks leading up to an Aug. 23 public hearing on it.  

  • Scientists track ‘crazy’ ant that might soon invade S.C.

    Jim Melvin
    Clemson University

    CLEMSON — A dangerously prolific invasive ant species, which first surfaced in the United States 15 years ago, has been spreading throughout the South and now appears on the verge of entering South Carolina for the first time.

  • Red Ventures branching out in IL

    Red Ventures plans to hire another 1,500 employees, increasing its workforce to 3,750 at its Indian Land campus after it completes an expansion that will double its size there next year.
    Red Ventures CFO Mark Brodsky drew a full house to the Indian Land Action Council meeting Thursday, July 21, where he spoke about the company’s unparalleled growth over the past seven years, and offered an update on current projects and what’s coming next.