• Authorities indict 15 people in gang case

    Christopher Sardelli
    Local and state law enforcement officials announced Monday the arrests and indictments of 15 people suspected of being connected to a local gang with national ties.
    According to a press release from S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson, 15 suspected gang members were indicted on a total of 53 felony crimes and three misdemeanors.

  • Police investigate three weekend shootings

    Police are investigating three shootings that occurred over the weekend in the Lancaster city limits.
    A Lancaster man was reportedly shot outside the Old Barr Street school on East Meeting Street shortly after 11:50 p.m. Friday.
    Another man was shot in an apparent drive-by about 7:20 p.m. Saturday in the 600 block of Hampton Road, according to police reports. He was flown to a Charlotte hospital for his injuries.

  • A crack in the concrete

    Christopher Sardelli


    The mood changed from outrage and confusion to joy and delight as a small group of Indian Land residents watched Lancaster County Council vote to appeal a recent ruling by the county’s Board of Zoning Appeals on Monday night.

    Council voted 5-2 to appeal the BZA’s Oct. 11 vote, which had overturned the county’s decision on the nonconforming-use status of Thomas Concrete. Councilmen Cotton Cole and Jack Estridge dissented.

  • Vets monument gets final touch-ups

    HEATH SPRINGS – The sandblaster was Walter Gaulden’s best friend Tuesday afternoon as he put final touches on a special structure in Heath Springs. 

    He and others with Gaulden Monuments in Rock Hill have been engraving the more than 300 names featured on the Heath Springs Area Veterans Monument, which will be dedicated 2 p.m. Nov. 12. 

  • 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.


  • 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.