Local News

  • 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.

  • SMH cafeteria to close for remodeling

    The Garden Café on the second floor of Springs Memorial Hospital, 800 W. Meeting St., will be closed for an upgrade and remodel beginning Monday, Sept. 17, through Oct. 29.  

    During this downtime, a limited menu will be served for breakfast and lunch only in the Marion Sims Theater of the hospital, which is also located on the second floor near the back of the building.

  • Alleged battery thief in jail

    Authorities have arrested the man they say stole more than 200 car batteries from Walmart in Indian Land between May and August.

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office issued a media release about the arrest Friday, Sept. 14 – a day before the suspect’s birthday.

    Jeffrey Bernard McKnight, now 47, of Charlotte, has been charged with three counts of burglary. He was arrested in Charlotte nearly two weeks ago and transported to the Lancaster County Detention Center on Wednesday.
    McKnight is jailed on a $60,000 surety bond.