Local News

  • 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.

  • Man charged with forgery, conspiracy

     Agents with the S.C. Law Enforcement Division arrested a Lancaster man this week following an investigation into forged lien documents of a vehicle. 

    Ronald Lewis Truesdale, 43, was arrested Oct. 27 on charges of forgery, value of $10,000 or more, banking/federally chartered or insured financial institution crime, and conspiracy, according to a SLED press release. 

  • Voters to choose fate of local sales tax

     Christopher Sardelli


    Voters will have the chance to weigh in on three ballot questions when they head to the polls this year, with topics ranging from a local 1-percent sales tax to state issues such as the definition of raffles and the election process for the state’s adjutant general.

  • Haile Gold Mine issued EPA permit

     Denyse Clark


    KERSHAW – On Tuesday, Oct. 28, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Charleston announced the issue of its Record of Decision and final permit for Haile Gold Mine to reactivate the existing gold mine, expand the area for open pit mining and construct associated facilities.

    Kershaw Town Administrator Tony Starnes said this is great news for the town.

  • Kershaw man dies during fishing trip

     Denyse Clark


    A Lancaster County deputy coroner is calling the death of a man found in a local pond “a medical condition,” not a drowning. 

    The body of Gerald Deaton, 77, of 2558 Beckham Lane, was found Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 6201 Parker Drive in Kershaw in a 12-foot aluminum boat, said Lancaster County Deputy Coroner Tony Broome.

  • Man jumps from eighth-floor window

     Shock and confusion are the only emotions registering right now for Sonya Stevens, the mother of a man who was injured after jumping from an eighth-floor window at Springs Memorial Hospital on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 26.

    “I thought he was safe and then this happened,” Stevens said about her 22-year-old son who was admitted to the hospital more than a week ago and received multiple injuries after the fall. 

  • The Indian Land Exorcist

    Holy Cross Eastern Orthodox Church in Indian Land is unique in a region that prefers its steeples and stained glass.

    The church itself consists of little more than a tiny chapel in a converted garage attached to a nondescript cinderblock house, painted white, trimmed in light blue and crowned with an ornate brass cross.