Local News

  • Springs Memorial earns national recognition

    For two consecutive years, Springs Memorial Hospital has received a coveted national recognition.

    The Lancaster hospital was named one of the United States’ top performers of key quality measures by The Joint Commission – the leading accreditor of health-care organizations in America.

    SMH is one of 620 hospitals nationwide to earn the distinction in performance benchmarks, according to a media release issued Wednesday, Sept. 19.

  • State treasurer’s forum teaches financial fraud prevention

    S.C. Treasurer Curtis Loftis visited Sun City Carolina Lakes on Monday, Sept. 17, as part of his financial literacy tour aimed at teaching residents ways to protect themselves from identity theft and financial fraud.

    The Carolina Lakes stop of the Safe, Smart and Secure tour was the first of four statewide stops for the event sponsored by Loftis, MasterCard and the AARP.

  • Pineville police assist deputies in traffic stop

    What began as a routine traffic stop in Pineville, N.C., earlier this month ended with a Charlotte man jailed here on drug charges.

    Colin David Graham, 29, of Charlotte, was charged Sept. 9 with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia and public drunk, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

    Graham was arrested shortly after a traffic stop by a Pineville police officer in the 1000 block of Harrisburg Road for failure to maintain his lane of travel. 

  • Man arrested for threatening woman with knife

    After a brief scuffle with officers, a Lancaster man was arrested on charges of threatening a woman with a steak knife.

    Michael Calvertis Chavis Sr., 50, of 110 S. Hughes St., was arrested Sept. 9 and charged with aggravated assault and resisting arrest, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. 

    Police responded to a home on South Hughes Street shortly before 11 p.m. about a report of a man threatening people with a knife, the report said. 

  • Six Lancaster County roads remain closed after Monday flooding

    Six roads remained closed Tuesday, Sept. 18, after more than six inches of rain  fell in the Eastern part of Lancaster County on Monday.

    Lancaster County Fire Marshal Stephen Blackwelder said the following roads are closed to through traffic:

    – Carnes Wilson Road (Lancaster County maintained)

    – Deer Track Circle (Lancaster County maintained)

    – Gills Creek Drive (Lancaster County maintained)

  • Portions of the county soaked by early Monday storm

    The two Lancaster Fire Department rafts parked on a trailer at the Lancaster County Emergency Management Office on White Street on Monday, Sept. 17, were not there for a late afternoon fishing trip. They were there just in case.

    While city firefighters used the center for a refresher course on aerial operations, LFD Chief Chuck Small was watching the weather radar.

  • UPDATE – Man wanted in Waffle House shooting

    Police are searching for a Lancaster man wanted in connection with the shooting of a man outside Waffle House early Sunday morning, Sept. 16. 

    Arrest warrants have been issued for Andrual Rashan Ross, 18, on charges of attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, according to a Lancaster Police Department press release.

    Officers had still not found Ross late Monday afternoon. 

    The charges were made in connection with the shooting of a 26-year-old Lancaster man at about 4 a.m. Sunday. 

  • The Eye and Laser Center to host Business After Hours on Thursday

    In recognition of three decades in business, The Eye and Laser Center, 1240 Colonial Commons, will host the upcoming of Business After Hours, a program of the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce.

    The next Business After Hours is  5:30-7:00 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20.

    Melissa Walker-Price, the chamber’s vice president for program development said chamber members are looking for forward to a great evening with The Eye and Laser Center staff.

  • Open house now set for USCL Native American Studies Center

    There’s an exhibit interestingly called “Language of Clay” that will be showcased prominently inside the Native American Studies Center.

    Right now, it’s under wraps. But in just a few weeks, the public will be able to check it out, along with the other exhibits and displays tied to Catawba Indian history and culture.

    University of South Carolina Lancaster has officially announced that an open house for its Native American Studies Center is Oct. 4.

  • Veterans Expo is Wednesday at recreation center

    Wednesday, Sept. 19, will be all about military servicemen and their families, as the county’s Veterans Affairs office hosts its first-ever Veterans Expo.

    The event, to be held that day at Springdale Recreation Center, gives the county’s military veterans a place where they can learn about an array of local services available to them.  

    More than 20 organizations and agencies will have representation there.

    The expo will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.