Local News

  • York Tech teams up with Columbia College to offer bachelor’s degrees

    York Technical College students will soon be able to earn bachelor’s degrees in communications thanks to a new partnership with Columbia College.

  • City police chase ends in wreck, multiple charges

    A Lancaster man faces multiple charges after he wrecked a car during a police chase Saturday morning, Jan. 11.

  • Jones twins proof of God’s faithfulness

     Denyse Clark


    Pamela L. Jones, a Lancaster author, has penned her first book, “Overcoming Barrenness,” which chronicles her initial inability to conceive a child, then her painful endurance of three miscarriages, marital problems and a journey into God’s word that ultimately led to victory – the birth of twins.

  • McIlwain pleads guilty

    Almost two years after a former MLB player was found shot to death outside a Lancaster home, the shooter pleaded guilty in court and was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Friday, Jan. 10. 

    Derrick Lamont McIlwain, 38, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime in the Feb. 7, 2012, shooting death of Danny Clyburn Jr., said Sixth Circuit Solicitor Doug Barfield.

  • Duke Energy sets all-time winter record

     Staff reports

    Carolinians who get their electricity from Duke Energy and its various companies set an all-time record for winter power use during the cold snap on Monday, Jan. 6, and Tuesday Jan. 7.

    “Despite the challenges of the extremely cold weather, our system has responded well – especially sine we have broken usage marks that had stood for as long as five years,” said Nelson Peeler, Duke Energy’s vice president of system operations in a press release issued Wednesday, Jan. 8.

  • DHEC helps uninsured smokers quit with free nicotine replacement therapy

     From release

    COLUMBIA - The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is providing free nicotine replacement therapy through its tobacco quitline to smokers who do not have health insurance.

    “Many people without health insurance delay using effective aids like nicotine gum or patches to help them quit smoking because they worry about the costs," said Sharon Biggers, director of the agency’s tobacco prevention and control division. 

  • Haley reveals education reform plan

     Reece Murphy


    S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley announced her K-12 Education Reform Initiative on Wednesday, Jan. 8, which aims to increase funding for disadvantaged students as well as initiate a reading coach program and improve technology at the state’s schools.

    Haley announced her intentions to develop the bipartisan initiative last January during her annual State of the State address.

  • State faces a bumpy road

     Christopher Sardelli


    COLUMBIA – What do the state’s gas tax, toll roads and the S.C. Department of Transportation all have in common?

    According to a panel of state legislators who gathered in Columbia on Thursday, Jan. 9, all three are important factors in addressing the Palmetto State’s woes with its vast system of roads and bridges. 

  • Field trip of a lifetime

    When S.C. Rep. Mandy Powers Norrell (D-44) accepted the invitation to attend the American Council of Young Political Leaders’ (ACYPL) trip to India, little did she know the lasting impact this journey would have. The trip was Dec. 9-20. 

  • Red Cross is still on the job here 24/7

    The American Red Cross, has and will continue to provide 24-hour services in the Lancaster community, said Stephanie White, new executive director for the Upper Palmetto chapter that serves Lancaster, Chester and York Counties.