• Oh, so close!

    GILBERT – The finality of a gut-wrenching sudden- death 4-3 loss in the Class AA state championship soccer match couldn’t tarnish a brilliant Indian Land High School soccer season Saturday afternoon, May 18.

    As the dejected Warriors left Leonard Price Field following Bishop England’s narrow win over Indian Land, there was plenty of praise for the two-time Class AA Upper State champions.

  • Sunrise Summer Camp starts June 3

    KERSHAW – Here’s something to get your children away from the TV, computer and video games.

    Organizers are getting the word out about Kershaw’s Sunrise Summer Camp, which offers a variety of activities for children ages 5 through 13.

    The camp, which has run about 10 years now, will be held at the Kershaw Recreation Center off Close Circle.

    It begins June 3 and ends Aug. 16.

  • IL’s Taylor Ashley driven to succeed

    – Editor’s note: In the next three issues, The Lancaster News will profile students who have overcome the odds to earn a high school diploma in 2013. 


    How many teenagers do you know, if stuck at home for long, wouldn’t have to be reminded, cajoled, urged, pressured or out-and-out threatened to keep up with their classwork?

    Let’s be honest. There aren’t many.

    There is at least one outstanding local exception, though, and her name is Taylor Ashley. 

  • Man tries to rob Hardee’s

    Police are searching for a man who demanded money from an employee at a Lancaster fast food restaurant, but left empty-handed late Sunday, May 19.

    Officers responded at 10:41 p.m. to the attempted armed robbery at Hardee’s, 297 S.C. 9 Bypass East, and spoke with three employees, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

  • Sequestration changes coming to unemployment benefits

    COLUMBIA – Starting this month, South Carolinians who receive federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) will see a reduction in benefits as a result of federal sequestration.

    Sequestration imposed automatic, across-the-board spending cuts to the federal budget from March 1 through September 30. This will not affect claimants who are on the first 20 weeks of state-funded unemployment insurance benefits.

  • Fleeing robbery suspect runs out of gas

    A man accused of snatching money from the cash register at a community store Monday, May 20, wasn’t on the lam long before a series of bumbling mistakes led to his capture by a swarm of sheriff’s deputies and a K-9.

    James Marvin McDonald, 35, of Concord, N.C., is charged with strong arm robbery of Camp Creek Grocery, 2366 Camp Creek Road.

    “We got ‘em,” said Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile minutes after McDonald was in custody.

  • Council discusses closing up historic jail

    A tight county budget and differing opinions on how best to use the county’s historic jail may keep the building unused a little longer than expected.
    County Administrator Steve Willis brought the issue up for discussion at Lancaster County Council’s Monday, May 13 meeting.
    Council has been mulling options for how best to use the building, located on West Gay Street, since discovering severe cracks in its ceiling in June 2010.
    Talks began again last month after stabilization work on the ceilings and walls was finally completed.

  • Store manager arrested for indecent exposure

    Concord, N.C. – The manager of Lancaster’s Belk department store was arrested Wednesday, May 15, in Concord after someone called 911 to report he was naked and touching himself outside a public shopping center.
    Chris Brien Clark, 46, of Indian Trail, N.C., was arrested at 10:16 a.m. on charges of indecent exposure and disorderly conduct/disturbing the peace, according to a Concord (N.C.) Police Department arrest report.
    Police officers responded to the 7700 block of Bruton Smith Boulevard in Concord about reports of a man exposing himself outside.

  • Fire burns home, outbuilding

    A group of firefighters tackled a blaze at a Culp Landsford Road home at about 1:27 p.m. Thursday, May 16, though the damage was extensive.
    Deputies responded to the 1300 block of Culp Landsford Road about a structure fire, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report. A 29-year-old man told deputies he started a fire to burn a stump in his back yard. He stated the fire then spread quickly to a small storage building a short distance from the stump and then burned a large portion of the back of his home, the report said.

  • Annual 4-H fundraiser at Tractor Supply ends today

    CHEVY CHASE, MD – Today, May 19, is the final day of the spring 4-H Paper Clover Campaign at Tractor Supply.
    Now in its third year, the national in-store fundraiser benefits state and local 4-H programs across the United States including Lancaster County.
    Tractor Supply Company shoppers in nearly 1,000 communities can buy paper clovers for a $1, $5, or more donation at checkout. All funds raised will be donated to 4-H, and support 4-H youth development program activities in their communities.