• Lancaster High School student killed in early morning accident

    A Lancaster High School student died and a Hickory Grove man seriously injured Monday morning in an accident involving a compact car and a logging tractor.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Trooper Billy Elder said the accident occurred about 7:25 a.m. on S.C. 200 south of Lancaster about one mile east of the Chester/Lancaster county line.
    School officials identified the student as 16-year-old T.J. Looper of Great Falls.

  • Woman, 75, hides from two intruders

    A  75-year-old woman hid from intruders after two people forced their way into her Lancaster home Thursday.
    Police officers responded to the woman’s South Hughes Street home early last Thursday morning when a prowler was reported at the house. When they arrived, they spoke with the woman’s grandson who told them someone had been inside the house and he was worried because his grandmother was missing.
    The officers searched the house and found the woman locked inside her bathroom, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.  

  • State recognizes county for its recruiting efforts

    As new businesses continue to knock on Lancaster County’s doors, the S.C. Department of Commerce has recognized the county for its recruiting efforts.
    In a recent article published by South Carolina Commerce Magazine,  Lancaster County was acknowledged in two separate top business rankings. The magazine looks at the state’s business environment and is sponsored by the SCDOC.

  • Two shot in separate incidents

    A Lancaster teen was shot in the leg Wednesday night and another man was shot in the arm in a separate incident early Thursday morning.
    Lancaster police officers are investigating the two shooting incidents, which occurred during a 12-hour time span.
    The first shooting happened about 5 p.m. Wednesday.
    “In this case, the victim was walking in the area of Hampton Road and some cars came by and someone shot out of the car at him,” said Lancaster Police Chief Harlean Howard.

  • Fort Lawn senior center to close

    Travis Jenkins
    Landmark News Service

  • Charlestowne Hotels to manage Springmaid Beach property

    Leroy Springs & Co.
    FORT MILL – Leroy Springs & Co. announced Thursday the selection of Charlestowne Hotels to manage Springmaid Beach Resort in Myrtle Beach.
    Springmaid Beach was built by Springs Cotton Mills following World War II and became a favorite vacation destination in communities where Springs Mills were located, including Lancaster County.

  • About 400 attend annual MLK Jr. breakfast

    The 10th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Scholarship Breakfast packed the house at The Artisans Center in downtown Lancaster on Monday morning.
    Almost 400 attended and the atmosphere of celebration was not dampened by glitches in the electrical supply that delayed serving a hot breakfast for a while. The theme of the event was “Allowing Your Light to Shine.”

  • Carriers encounter difficulties delivering papers

    Debra Kirk was living through a nightmare on ice last week.
    Kirk, who delivers newspapers for The Lancaster News, found herself trapped for five hours while trying to complete her route early Jan. 12.
    Kirk delivers papers to homes near Springs Memorial Hospital, the University of South Carolina at Lancaster and other areas in the city. She has about 250 customers.
    Things were going OK until she got to Brook Drive, a narrow road that was heavily covered with ice.

  • Habitat receives $25,000

    Habitat for Humanity of Lancaster County has received contributions that will help it fulfill its goal of building a house this year.
    In November, a local man told the local Habitat chapter that he would donate $10,000 to the organization if the community could generate the same amount through December.
    Community donations totaled $8,420, with the anonymous donor providing an exact match – resulting in $16,840 total raised through the effort.

  • UW seeks volunteers for annual reviews

    The United Way of Lancaster County is seeking applicants to volunteer to serve on the Community Investment Panel.  
    All applications to volunteer will be reviewed by the UWLC Community Impact Committee for approval. Upon receiving training, panel members will tour and review United Way partner agency programs throughout the county.  
    Panel members will work as a team to develop investment recommendations for 2011-12. The total time commitment is about 10 to 15 hours from March through May.