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  • VW ghost hunter seeks spooks

    When most people hear about hauntings, they either scoff or steer clear. Not Van Wyck resident Ben Webber.

    When Webber hears talk of ghosts, ghouls and demons, he wants to check it out. He’s got his flashlights, cameras, compass and voice recorder packed and ready to roll.

    Webber, 22, is a ghost hunter, or rather, a paranormal investigator, a hobby at which he’s still relatively new, but eager to explore more. 

  • Two banks close their Indian Land branches

    Ongoing growth and a presence in the most densely populated part of the county isn't enough to keep two Indian Land banks from closing shop, at least for now.

    South Carolina Bank and Trust in Suite 100 of the Shoppes at 521 at 9789 Charlotte Highway is closing Nov. 21. 

    First Citizens Bank of South Carolina will close its branch in SouthEnd Plaza at 7580 Charlotte Highway on Dec. 23.

    Officials with both banks said a lack of customer traffic at the branches played a role in their decisions to close.

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  • Fatal wreck reported Saturday

    Staff Reports

    The S.C. Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal collision that took place Saturday morning.

    The accident was reportedly at 10:12 a.m. on North Taxahaw Road near U.S. 601, which is in the Charlesboro community of Lancaster County.

     No further details were available at press time Saturday. 

    Check www.thelancasternews.com for updates.

     

       

  • GOP women to hold presidential info event

    Lancaster County Republican Women

    How does one become president of the United States?  

    Dr. Danny Faulkner presents the process and the importance of the voter’s role in the upcoming presidential elections at a meeting of Lancaster County Republican Women.

    Women age 18 and older are invited to attend the meeting at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 8 in the assembly room on the second floor of Springs Memorial Hospital, 800 W. Meeting St. 

  • History, culture and connections the focus of leadership Lancaster

    Sherry Archie

    For The Lancaster News

    The 18 members of the 2011 Leadership Lancaster class stood shoulder-to-shoulder, pressed tightly together and hugging the wall in complete silence as two armed men each held a hostage at gunpoint. 

    In an instant, the front door slammed open and members of the Lancaster SWAT Team stormed the home through every door and several windows to attempt to save the hostages and apprehend the perpetrators. 

  • Sheriff’s office offers safety tips

    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office

    Halloween can be exciting for children and adults. Halloween parties, trick-or-treating, fall festivals and haunted houses are all enjoyable.  However, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind you to not let your guard down when it comes to safety.  

  • Fatal wreck reported Saturday

    Staff Reports

    The S.C. Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal collision that took place Saturday morning.

    A 19-year-old Kershaw resident was killed in an accident at 10:12 a.m. on North Taxahaw Road near U.S. 601, which is in the Charlesboro community of Lancaster County.

    The teen, driving a 1998 Honda, swerved off of the road and struck a utility pole. He was wearing a seat belt.

    No further details were available at press time Saturday. 

  • City takes politics out of grant funding

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Major adjustments are coming to the city of Lancaster’s hospitality tax grant process – again.
    City Council voted Tuesday to adopt three key changes to the system that awards area groups money to fund services and events designed to foster tourism.
    Teresa Meeks, the city’s support services director, said a committee met earlier this month to discuss the process. Their three key suggestions were to:

  • School bands wrap up season

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    With their seasons winding down, two Lancaster County high school marching bands are heading to the state championship Saturday.
    While two others didn’t qualify for this year’s championship, their band directors say the season was still successful.
    Andrew Jackson
    High School

  • District exit exam results improve

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Lancaster County School District saw an increase in the number of students who passed the High School Assessment Program (HSAP) test last school year.
    The HSAP is a state-mandated exit exam that focuses on English language arts and math.
    Passing the test is a requirement for graduation. Data from it is used to determine South Carolina school districts’ and schools’ Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) under the federal No Child Left Behind Act.