• ‘The killing has to stop’

    Reece Murphy


    Hannah L. Strong


    It has been an alarming week in Lancaster, with four men shot and two of them dying, all within a mile-wide stretch on the south end of the city.

  • What’s that on the trail ahead? EEEEEEEEK!!!

    Think of a cross between a haunted house and a cross-country obstacle course, and you’ve got the idea of the Monster Dash, a new event for the United Way of Lancaster County.

    The spook-tacular fundraiser is 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at Riverside Rodeo Arena, 1504 Caskey Lane. 

  • Kershaw Bowling Alley booming after shutdown of Lancaster competitor

    KERSHAW – Lancaster’s loss has become Kershaw’s gain.

    Play at the town-owned Kershaw Bowling Alley at Stevens Park has skyrocketed since the July closing of the Lancaster Bowling Center on Great Falls Highway.

  • Zerbini circus in town this weekend

    The circus is coming to Lancaster tonight and Saturday at the American Legion Post 31 grounds, 823 S. Main St.
    The 90-minute show will feature jugglers, high-flying acrobats, clowns, trampoline and trapeze artists and lots of family fun. Ponies, camels and the Zerbini family dogs will also display their talents under the big top. Camel and pony rides will be available for an additional fee an hour before show time.
    “We’re a family-owned circus offering clean, family fun,” said Paul Jones, Zerbini Family Circus spokesperson.

  • Candidate forums Oct. 20 and 24

    Candidates in the Nov. 8 general election will be attending two upcoming forums in Lancaster County to give voters the opportunity to ask questions and hear their responses.
    Carolina Gateway newspaper and the Indian Land Action Council are sponsoring the Before You Vote 2016 Candidates Forum, 7 p.m. Oct. 20 at CrossRidge, 3000 WorldReach Drive, Indian Land.

  • Mail delays could affect absentee votes, officials warn

    If you’re planning to use the mail to vote absentee in the Nov. 8 general election, do it as soon as possible, Lancaster County elections officials said Thursday.
    Hurricane Matthew and the U.S. Postal Service being closed Monday for Columbus Day have caused mail delays. As of Thursday, the county’s Voter Registration and Elections Office  had not received any completed absentee ballots by mail.

  • Dissecting politics in Buford class

    Buford High School seniors register to vote in their government classes, but not before teacher Wes James educates them on the issues.
    About a third of his 71 students will be eligible to vote in their first election Nov. 8. If the presidential race was decided by them alone, Donald Trump would win with more than 70 percent of the vote. The blue tally marks on the dry-erase board show Trump with 51 votes, Hillary Clinton with 9 and 11 for neither.

  • Hurricane Matthew’s aftermath: 90% of power restored

    Utility crews in the past 72 hours have restored power to 90 percent of the South Carolinians left in the dark by Hurricane Matthew, but there are several places in the Pee Dee region where flooding might prolong outages for weeks.
    S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley said Thursday afternoon there are about 72,300 customers across the state without power, down from more than 850,000 who lost service at the height of the storm.

  • The killing continues, 4 shootings this week

    A 32-year-old Lancaster man died Tuesday night after he was shot multiple times outside a home in the Southside community. It was the city’s second murder and fourth shooting this week.
    Lancaster County Deputy Glen Crawford identified the victim as Yusuf Abdus-Salaam of 2652 Downey Drive. Abdus-Salaam died from his wounds at Springs Memorial Hospital.
    As of 3 p.m. Thursday, the coroner’s office was still awaiting preliminary autopsy results.

  • Sign up to fill holiday wish list of an abused or neglected child

    The Lancaster County Outreach Project is launching its eighth-annual Holiday Giving Campaign, an effort to help local abused and neglected children and other families in need at the holidays.
    Last year, the LCOP, a year-round effort of the S.C. Department of Social Services, raised $7,551 in tax-deductible contributions for the Holiday Giving Campaign and helped 419 children and adults. This year, the goal is to help 550.