• Van Wyck community kicks off Christmas

    Julie Graham
    For The Lancaster News
    VAN WYCK – Van Wyck is small in size, but big in Christmas spirit. The small community between Indian Land and Lancaster will spread holiday cheer with a Christmas parade at noon Saturday and The Lighting of the Way candle-lighting and worship event at 4:30 p.m. Sunday.
    The two events, held on the second weekend in December, have become holiday traditions for those who like the charm of small-town gatherings. Both are organized by the Van Wyck Community Development Club.
    Christmas Parade

  • Elderly woman reports an attempted burglary

    Christopher Sardelli
    There are still no leads in the case of two men who tried to burglarize an elderly woman’s home while she was still inside last month, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office report.
    A sheriff’s deputy was alerted to the situation after a 92-year-old Kershaw woman pressed her life alert button about 2 p.m. Nov. 25.
    The deputy responded to a home in the 9000 block of Taxahaw Road a few minutes later and spoke with the woman.

  • Missing North Carolina man found in Indian Land

    Christopher Sardelli
    A North Carolina man reported missing before Thanksgiving was found alive and well by authorities in Indian Land last week.
    The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department had been searching for the 29-year-old New London man ever since his girlfriend reported him missing Nov. 19. The woman called police after the man failed to show up at band practice or return home from Charlotte, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office report.

  • Remembering Pearl Harbor

    Flags will be at half-staff from sunup to sundown Wednesday in observance of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, in honor of those American patriots who died as a result of their service at Pearl Harbor.

  • Card playoff decides winner in annual PCC golf tourney

    Staff Reports

    A card playoff decided the winner in the sixth annual Pregnancy Care Center golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club earlier this fall.

    The team of Larry Wolfe, Tim Beckham, Ronnie Funderburk and Max Clyburn teamed for a 17-under 55 to tie two other teams to force a playoff.

    The winning foursome was decided on the card with a birdie on No. 12, a par four.

  • Troopers chase car through Lancaster

    A man led S.C. Highway Patrol troopers in a high-speed chase through Lancaster Thursday afternoon with a child in the car.

    As of press time, details were still sparse in the incident.

    Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Billy Elder said the chase began at 1:57 p.m. when a trooper tried to stop a car on U.S. 521 for speeding.

    According to law enforcement radio transmissions, the driver of a white new-model Volkswagen Jetta led troopers down Gay Street at speeds exceeding 100 mph before turning right on West Arch Street.

  • The restoration is under way

    It’s amazing the difference a month can make.

    That’s the general sentiment expressed by residents of Indian Land’s Edenmoor residential development concerning the changes they’ve seen since new owners Edenmoor Land Acquisition (ELA) took over the property Oct. 28.

  • Christmas Basket Fund kicks off 52nd year

    HOPE in Lancaster is ready to kick off this year's annual Ward Faulkenberry Memorial Christmas Basket Fund and it is asking for your help in meeting an ever-increasing need. 

    Now in its 52nd year, Christmas Basket's goal is the same now as it was back when the late commander of American Legion Post No. 31 and other members started it – to help feed local families in need during the holidays.

  • Scams still on the rise

    Ask questions, do your research and protect your personal information.

    Those are just some words of advice from Lancaster County Sheriff’s Deputy Sam Funderburk to protect Lancaster County residents from becoming victims of scams. A member of the sheriff’s office Crime Prevention Unit, Funderburk has seen a rise in all types of scams during the last few months, including through mail or e-mail or by phone.  

  • Dinner and a Pep Talk

    Reece Murphy


    Lancaster County Democrats got a pep talk and some campaign ideas for next year during the Indian Land Democratic Club dinner Nov. 17 at Sun City Carolina Lake’s Blue Heron restaurant.