Local News

  • Tears, triumphs and tape delays

    Sometimes, the daily news headlines can get you down.

    Flipping through the newspaper or checking the day’s news online, often it seems as if there’s nothing but bad news to go around.

    Lately there’s been plenty, from the movie massacre in Colorado to depressing economic figures and even the passing of Andy Griffith, a man who embodied old-fashioned values from a bygone era.

  • Lancaster residents cotton to Olympics competition

    Craning his neck toward a flat-screen television high on the wall, Nick Mills checked in on the final minutes of an Olympic volleyball match between the U.S. and Tunisia on Monday afternoon.

    Though not an avid fan of either volleyball or the Olympics, Mills often finds himself caught up into the action. As the seconds counted down, the U.S. team won 3-0.

    It’s one of many matches and events at the Summer Olympics in London he’s watched in between helping customers at Perks Cafe and Creamery along S.C. 9 Bypass. 

  • Kershaw Lions promoting flag campaign

    KERSHAW – A display of patriotism can go a long way in helping Kershaw residents in need.

    The Kershaw Lions Club is still promoting a campaign in which it provides American flags for groups and individuals who donate to the service organization.

    A flag can be rented for $25 a year. There’s no stated limit on how many flags can be requested.

    The money goes toward eye exams, eyeglasses, hearing aids and other forms of assistance for Kershaw residents in need, particularly children and the elderly.

  • National poetry competition comes to Charlotte

    CHARLOTTE – Metaphors, rhythmic monologues and vivid descriptions fell from the mouths of poets quite frequently.

    When a performer took to the stage, there was no telling what you were bound to hear.

    One woman shared a poem that revealed her insecurities and self-esteem issues. A fellow poet detailed the joys and struggles of raising his son, while another performer used humor to talk about falling in love with a woman who happened to share sharply different political views.

  • Police investigate possible assault of 10-year-old boy

    Officers were called to a Lancaster apartment complex early Tuesday morning, July 31, about a possible assault of a 10-year-old boy. 

    At about 2:15 a.m., several officers responded to an assault call in the 2100 block of Pardue Street, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. 

    A 36-year-old Lancaster woman told officers at the scene that her son was assaulted by a 21-year-old Lancaster man they both know. 

  • Man arrested on kidnapping charges

    A Lancaster man was jailed Aug. 1, on multiple charges after witnesses reported seeing him assault a teenage girl along Arch Street. 

    Daniel Thomas Strain, 24, 206 McCardell St., was arrested and charged with kidnapping and second-degree assault and battery, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. 

  • Man shot during fight on J.B. Denton Road

    A fight between two men at a J.B. Denton Road home early Saturday, Aug. 4, ended in the street with gunfire.

    One of the men – William Lee Adams, 42, 2120 J.B. Denton Road – was arrested Sunday, Aug. 5, and charged with attempted murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.

    Adams remains jailed at the Lancaster County Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing.

  • ‘Eatin’ chikin fur a cauz’

    Wanda Ledbetter waited more than 30 minutes at Lancaster’s Chick-fil-A to receive the chicken nuggets she ordered for her granddaughter.

    On a typical day, she likely wouldn’t be willing to stay around that long for “fast food.” But on Wednesday, Aug. 1, her focus wasn’t on savoring the restaurant’s edible items.

  • IL school property a done deal

    The project to build a new elementary school in Indian Land is set to move forward in earnest with major developments announced during the Lancaster County school board meeting Tuesday, July 31.

    In an update to board members, Lancaster County schools superintendent Dr. Gene Moore said the district had finalized the $1.1 million purchase of a 26.5-acre property on Harrisburg Road earlier in the day.

    More big news came when Moore offered board members a first look at the prototype floor plan district officials want to build on the site.

  • Community reaches out to help victims

    A house fire in the Antioch community Sunday night is the second local blaze in less than a week to leave a family without a home. In both cases, the community is reaching out to help the families restart their lives.

    Fire officials said the Sunday, July 29, fire at 2606 Arant Drive began with a grease fire on the stove. 

    According to the incident report, homeowner Jennifer Newman’s 19-year-old son, Michael Newman, put a pot of grease on the stove to cook french fries and then left to make a quick trip to a nearby convenience store.