• Woman attacked through window

    A Kershaw woman called 911 after a man she knew allegedly broke her bedroom window and grabbed her by the hair.
    Deputies responded to the vandalism and assault call about 2:30 a.m. June 9 in the 6100 block of Old Lancaster Highway in Kershaw, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.
    Deputies spoke with the woman at the scene who said the assault happened shortly after she returned home from watching a race in Lancaster and had put her child to bed.

  • Woman points gun at driver

    An altercation between two women reportedly led to one pointing a gun at the other while driving along Rock Street.
    A Lancaster woman who was visibly upset came to the Municipal Justice Center on East Arch Street about 6:45 p.m. June 5 to report somebody pointing a pistol at her, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.
    The woman said she was dropping somebody off at the corner of Rock Street and Chesterfield Avenue when a woman she knows pointed a black pistol at her car  from the passenger side of a white Kia four-door, the report said.

  • York Tech offers instant enrollment, scholarships

    Denyse Clark
    Landmark News Services
    It’s not too late for 2013 high school graduates to get into college this fall, even if applications haven’t already been filed.
    From 4:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, York Technical College, 452 S. Anderson Road in Rock Hill will host Connect YTC: Enrollment Day 2013, said Michael McAllister, the college’s marketing coordinator for college advancement.

  • VA seeks info on Korean War vets

    Lancaster County                   Veterans Affairs Office
    Calling all Korean War veterans: a local effort is underway to find any and all surviving veterans for special recognition in this, the 60th anniversary of the end of the three-year war in 1953.
    The Lancaster County Veterans Affairs Office is trying to collect and identify names and addresses of all Korean War veterans here to be recognized July 15 during a patriotic service at the Columbia Convention Center.

  • KCI workers arrested for sexual misconduct

    KERSHAW – After a months-long probe into possible sexual misconduct at Kershaw Correctional Institution (KCI), three female employees turned themselves into authorities and were arrested late last month. 

    Crystal C. Haynes, 56, of Lancaster, and Charthenia B. Smith, 55, of Heath Springs, were each charged with first-degree sexual misconduct with an inmate of a correctional facility. 

  • City Council adopts $23.39 million budget

    After weeks of talk about taxes, fees and funding for special projects, there was virtually no budget discussion at City Council’s most recent meeting Tuesday, June 11.

    That night, council voted unanimously on final reading to adopt the city’s budget for 2013-14, which is set at $23.39 million. The vote came in a smooth, expeditious fashion, as there wasn’t any debate among council members or city staff.

  • Developer seeks change in zoning for TreeTops property

    VAN WYCK – A new residential development is being proposed on Van Wyck Road at the former site of the TreeTops children’s camp, where Mattamy Homes wants to build up to 1,200 homes.

    The Canadian homebuilder has filed two applications with the Lancaster County Planning Commission, the first asking for the rezoning of the 622-acre property at 9070 Van Wyck Road and the second for the allowance of cluster subdivisions for the entire county. 

  • City Council approves Finally Friday alcohol sales

    Alcohol will again be sold during the city of Lancaster’s Finally Friday summer performance series.

    City Council voted unanimously at its meeting Tuesday, June 11, to allow the sale and consumption of beer and wine at the downtown musical series, set for June 28, July 26, Aug. 30 and Sept. 27.

    Following city policy, council has to vote each year to allow alcohol at the series.

    Council took the same action prior to last month’s Red Rose Festival.

  • Lennar rezoning in IL gets nod from County Council

    Plans for a new almost-400-home residential development in Indian Land are moving forward after a nod from Lancaster County Council on Monday, June 10. 

    The planned 172-acre neighborhood of single-family homes, currently dubbed “Lancaster Highway Property” by developer Lennar Corp., is awaiting final approval of a rezoning plan before construction starts. 

  • Indian Land woman charged with shoplifting $1.5 million in items from Hobby Lobby chain

    ROCK HILL – An Indian Land woman suspected of shoplifting more than $1.5 million in merchandise from Hobby Lobby stores in North Carolina in the past two years was arrested by Rock Hill police this week.

    The Wednesday, June 12, arrest of Maria Steele, 58, 18301 Greyfield Glen, followed a shoplifting incident at the Hobby Lobby on Meeting Boulevard in Rock Hill earlier that day.