Local News

  • McCorkle, Brooks win school board

    Reece Murphy


    Incumbent Don McCorkle will serve another term on the Lancaster County school board, representing the new northern Panhandle District 7 seat, while political newcomer James Brooks of Van Wyck took an extremely close race for District 1.

    District 7

  • Mulvaney projected to win third term

    Reece Murphy


    U.S. House District 5 Rep. Mick Mulvaney appears poised to head back to Washington, D.C.

    As of The Lancaster News’ deadline Tuesday night, the Republican Mulvaney was projected to win a third term in Congress over challenger Tom Adams of Fort Mill with all but 16 South Carolina counties reporting.

    According to the S.C. Elections Commission’s unofficial results, Mulvaney held a clear lead at 10:30 p.m. with 73,858 votes, or 61.5 percent of total votes.

  • Haley in second term, including county win

    Robert Howey


    Republican S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley has won a second term, including a 60 percent victory in Lancaster County with 12,082 votes, with Vincent Sheheen coming in second at 38.1 percent with 7,668 votes.

    In the race for lieutenant governor, Republican Henry McMaster won at 64.76 percent with 12,899 votes. Democrat Bakari Sellers came in second at 35.17 percent with 7,005 votes.

  • Yow takes District 53 seat for Spring Hill

    Laura Caskey


    Cheraw native Richie Yow (R) took the open S.C. House District 53 seat on Tuesday, Nov. 4, for the Spring Hill precinct.

    Yow faced Chesterfield Town Council member Amy Brown (D) to fill the seat held for the last 10 years by Rep. Ted Vick (D).

    In Lancaster County, Yow received 432 votes to Brown's 162.

    The Spring Hill precinct, located in the Buford community, is the only S.C. House District 53 box in Lancaster County. The district mostly covers Chesterfield County.

  • Final results for Lancaster County

     Final results with all Lancaster County precincts reporting:

  • HOPE kicks off Christmas Basket

    The annual Ward Faulkenberry Christmas Basket Fund, sponsored by HOPE (Helping Other People Effectively) in Lancaster, will begin earlier than usual this year, said HOPE Executive Director Bekah Clawson. 

    Effective today, Nov. 2, contributions can be submitted to the annual holiday basket fund.

  • Residents discuss Lennar proposal

     Van Wyck residents met at the community center Oct. 13 to hear preliminary details of the newest proposal for the TreeTops property from Lennar Homes Charlotte Division President John Hardy.

    Lennar is proposing construction of an 55-and-older age-restricted neighborhood on the 622.5 acre property located on Van Wyck Road.


     Gregory A. Summers


    The time of campaign promises, repetitive around-the-clock political television ads and a sea of side-by-side roadside candidate signs at busy intersections is drawing near to an end.

  • DHEC order targets Indian Land recycler

    The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control earlier this year issued a cease and desist order against an Indian Land recycler it sanctioned in 2012 for regulatory violations.

  • United Way to renew BSES volunteer tutoring

    In an effort to help children develop better reading skills at an early age as they make the transition from “learning to read” to “reading to learn,” the United Way of Lancaster County will continue its pilot program to bring volunteer reading tutors to Brooklyn Springs Elementary School.