• Woman reports items stolen while family slept

    Christopher Sardelli
    Police are still investigating a report from a woman who said someone broke into her home while she was sleeping last month.
    Lancaster police officers responded to the 2500 block of Pardue Street on June 26 only minutes after a 29-year-old Lancaster woman reported someone stole items from her home while she and her children slept, according to a police department incident report.
    Officers arrived at the home a little after 3 a.m. and spoke with the woman, who said she went to sleep about 11 p.m.

  • Two arrested in search for car

    Christopher Sardelli
    Two Lancaster men were arrested in a strange case relating to a stolen car that was never actually stolen.
    On June 23, a Ruth Street resident called Lancaster police officers to report someone had stolen her car the night before.
    The woman told officers she parked her brown and gold 1993 Mercury Grand Marquis on the road near her home about 9 p.m. June 22, but noticed it was gone the next morning.

  • Log truck collides with car on S.C. 5

    Christopher Sardelli
    A driver was flown to a Charlotte hospital minutes after being involved in a crash with a logging truck along S.C. 5 Tuesday afternoon.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Trooper Billy Elder said a 1993 Honda collided with an empty logging truck along the two-lane road at about 2:10 p.m. The crash happened on the Lancaster County side of the road, about two miles before the York County line.

  • Correction: Waxhaw Independence Day events Monday, July 4

    Waxhaw will hold its Independence Day parade, party and fireworks Monday, July 4. The parade starts at 10 a.m. in downtown Waxhaw. There will be a family-friendly music festival at 5 p.m. and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. at Jackson Station beside CVS. Visit www.waxhaw.com or call (704) 843-3195 for details.

  • Officials disappointed with budget

    Although disappointed, several local officials say they understand Lancaster County Council's decision Monday to approve a bare-bones budget for the next fiscal year.

    But those same officials are keeping hope alive that their various projects and agencies will receive the funding they need. 

  • United Way donations still rising

    The stagnant economy took its toll on charitable giving to United Way of Lancaster County again this year, though the organization still surpassed last year’s pledges by nearly $36,000.

    The report came during Monday night’s wrap-up event for the organization’s 2010-2011 Community Campaign held at the historic Lancaster County Courthouse.

    Campaign board chairman Dr. Gene Moore said with the county’s high unemployment rate and other economic factors, the organization knew every contribution would count regardless of size.

  • Gearing up for the 4th

    When it comes to patriotic celebrations, its hard to imagine anyone doing it much better than South Carolinians.

    From red, white and blue patriotic parades to do-it-yourself neighborhood fireworks shows, you won’t have to look far to find an Independence Day celebration in Lancaster County this July 4.


    First up with the municipal celebrations this Fourth of July is Charlesboro with its 33rd annual Independence Day parade starting at 10:30 a.m.

  • Edenmoor process raises questions

    Reece Murphy


    The Lancaster County Forfeited Land Commission met Wednesday, June 29, to seek legal advice from counsel on the Edenmoor development in Indian Land.

    The meeting, which lasted about an hour in closed session, came a little over a month after the commission signed a purchase contract May 27 with Charlotte-based developer Eden Ventures and produced just about as much information –little or nothing.

  • Man sentenced for selling crack

    A Lancaster man was sentenced this week for possession of crack cocaine, two years after Lancaster police officers arrested him following a sting operation.

    Drico Curry, 31, was sentenced this week in federal court in Columbia on two counts of possession with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of crack cocaine, according to a press release from U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles. 

  • Teen hurt in motorcycle accident

    What appeared to be a friendly race between a car and a motorcycle has left a Lancaster teen hospitalized with serious injuries. 

    Howard Penegar Jr., 18, was riding a motorcycle on S.C. 9 Bypass shortly before 9 p.m. Thursday when he lost control of the vehicle and wound up on the side of the road, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. 

    Penegar was with some friends at Chick-fil-A shortly before the accident. He left the restaurant on a motorcycle, while his three friends left in a gray Honda, the report said.