Local News

  • IL voters return registration cards unopened

    As it stands right now, some voters in the Panhandle could show up at the wrong precinct during the 2016 election cycle.
    That’s because they are returning their new voter registration cards to the county voter registration without opening them. Voters need to open them to detach the card and to see where they are supposed to cast ballots.
    The count of returned mail grows by the day, said Lancaster County Director of Elections Mary Ann Hudson.
    Since Tuesday, Oct. 6, Hudson said more than 1,000 of the cards have been returned.

  • Man stabs brother in neck

    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Cassett man for attempted murder after he stabbed his brother while they were traveling on Shop Road south of Kershaw.
    According to the incident report, deputies responded about 5:09 p.m. Sept. 26 to a 911 call from a passerby at the intersection of Shop and Winterwood roads reporting a driver in a ditch who’d been stabbed in the neck by his passenger.

  • Reaching the end zone

    Leaning over a large color map spread across a table, Billy Harper pointed to several parcels he recognized near the area of S.C. 200 and Camp Creek Road during a community meeting Oct. 1.
    As a concerned property owner who lives in the Elgin community, Harper had a long list of questions about how the county’s year-long effort to rewrite its Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) will affect him, his neighbors, local businesses and the county as a whole.

  • Pumpkin Time

    The pumpkin patch, at 3052 Taxahaw Road, is open through Oct. 31. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and it is open Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays by appointment only. There are pumpkins, hayrides, train rides, inflatables, face painting, kid’s story telling and crafts, fall crafts and plenty of homemade goodies including jellies, jams and canned items. For details, call (803) 287-8943.

  • Fire safety expo offers plenty of family fun

    As always, there will be plenty of fun Saturday, Oct. 10, at the 21st annual fire safety expo.
    But there will be a little “grow-your-own” gardening, too.
    While up to 700 youngsters are expected to show up for the games, prizes and food, it may plant a seed among one who navigates the Junior Firemen Obstacle Course Challenge.
    There could easily be a future firefighter in the midst of those who excell in the skills the course has to offer.

  • Sheriff’s office asks for public’s help to solve purse theft

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying a man and woman identified in an Indian Land Walmart surveillance video as the suspects who stole a 75-year-old woman’s purse back in July.
    The incident, which The Lancaster News first reported on July 30 based on the sheriff’s office incident report, occurred shortly before 4:30 p.m. July 20 when a man approached the woman in the pharmacy section asking her help in finding “something for indigestion.”

  • Council considering Dave Lyle Blvd. extension project

    Though the idea to connect York and Lancaster counties via an extension of Dave Lyle Boulevard has long been tossed around, Lancaster County officials are hoping to breathe new life into the proposed project.   
    During Lancaster County Council’s Sept. 28 meeting, Council chairman Bob Bundy discussed the possibility of partnering with York County to investigate how to make the connection a reality.

  • Robbery suspect arrested

    The third suspect wanted by local law enforcement for two convenience store robberies early last week turned himself in to Lancaster Police last weekend, a release from the Lancaster Sheriff’s Office said.
    Ladarius Akeem Moore, 20, of the 2000 block of Cane Mill Road, is charged by both agencies with armed robbery for his participation in the robberies of JR Grocery on Brooklyn Avenue shortly before noon Sept. 28 and the Crenco Food Store on S.C. 9 Bypass West about 4:37 a.m. Sept. 29.

  • Locals helping with flood recovery/relief effort

    Lancaster County has a reputation across the state as a giving place where folks come to the aid of neighbors.
    As the cleanup begins from last weekend’s historic floods, community organizations, business and individuals are teaming up independently to raise much-needed supplies for the victims.

  • Lancaster man wanted in shooting

    Lancaster authorities are searching for a man wanted in the shooting of another man late Tuesday night, Oct. 6.
    In a press release sent Wednesday, Oct. 7, Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant said officers are on the hunt for Angelou Lopas Cunningham, 44, who is wanted on charges of attempted murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, and possession of a firearm by a person convicted of a violent crime.