Local News

  • Men face heroin possession charges

    A Lancaster County deputy arrested two men for heroin possession early Sept. 14 in Indian Land.
    According to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office report, the deputy was traveling north on Charlotte Highway (U.S. 521) at 4:17 a.m. Sept. 14 when he saw a gold Chevrolet Colorado pickup driven by Bobby Lee Miller, 41, of Charlotte, stopped in the middle of Red Ventures Drive.
    The deputy said he turned around to check on the situation and when he got closer to the pickup, he noticed it had no license plate.

  • Deputies charge trio for string of Indian Land car break-ins

    Three York County men have been charged in connection with a string of auto break-ins in the Bridgehamption subdivision early Thursday, Sept. 24.
    Tony Eugene Mayard, 21, of Fort Mill, and Nora-Logan Duncan, 19, and Tyler Mitchell Fesperman, 20, both of Rock Hill, are charged with six counts of breaking into a motor vehicle. Fesperman and Duncan are also charged with use of a vehicle without permission and Fesperman faces an additional charge of financial transaction card fraud.

  • Bypass road rage leads to two arrests

    Two Lancaster men were arrested after another man reported an apparent road rage incident Friday, Sept. 25.  
    About 4:30 a.m. Friday, Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office deputies received a report from a 26-year-old man who said his vehicle had been shot while he was on S.C. 9.  
    According to a sheriff’s office release issued Friday afternoon, the victim was traveling west on S.C. 9 when a silver pickup truck with several men in it pulled onto the highway in a reckless manner, nearly hitting his vehicle.  

  • Chaos hits Lancaster stage

    Amanda Harris
    For The Lancaster News

    A woman afraid to leave her home, three gossips and a stripper come together to create chaos in “The Great American Trailer Park Musical.”
    The show promises comedic drama, adult-themed humor and a night of fun, said the show’s director Eric Grace.
    The Community Playhouse of Lancaster County show opens today, Sept. 25, and runs through Oct. 3 at the Barr Street Auditorium, 612 E. Meeting St.

  • Kershaw council hears park update

    KERSHAW – Kershaw Town Council may install a new gate to allow students from Kershaw Elementary School to access Stevens Park from Ingram Street during daylight hours.
    At its Monday, Sept. 21, meeting, council directed Kershaw Town Administrator Tony Starnes to explore the possibility of having a gate or gates installed.
    The consensus decision came after council heard an update on needs at the park from Kershaw Community Park Council board member Frances Moreland.

  • County plan for new economic development department moves forward

    Plans are moving forward for Lancaster County’s first in-house economic development office.
    Following Lancaster County Council’s decision in August to rescind funding for the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp., county officials laid the groundwork for a new internal county department with first nods for two ordinances during council’s Sept. 14 meeting.
    Up first, council approved first reading of an ordinance creating the Lancaster County Department of Economic Development by a vote of 6-1, with Councilman Jack Estridge dissenting.

  • Now is the time

    Lancaster County school board members approved a timeline Tuesday, Sept. 22, for a proposed bond referendum to pay for capital projects at county schools.
    Action on the bond referendum during Tuesday night’s work session comes as the school district wraps up a decade’s worth of improvements at the district’s 22 schools and faces a growing need for more schools in Indian Land.
    Tuesday night’s unanimous vote set in motion a process Lancaster County School District officials hope will result in a public vote on the matter as early as spring.

  • Garris to share Catawba heritage with KVLT

    Beckee Garris is more than the visitor’s coordinator of the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Native American Studies Center on Main Street.
    She’s one of the guardians of the Catawba Indian Nation’s heritage. And as such, she can share a wealth of experiences, history and knowledge in a personal way.
    That’s what she will be doing at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, as part of the 2015 Katawba Valley Land Trust Speaker Series.

  • Duke makes $5,000 donation to Stevens Park

    KERSHAW – Several years ago, Rick Jiran, Duke Energy’s director of government and community relations, called the 18.6-acre Stevens Park a significant asset to the town of Kershaw.
    And his opinion hasn’t been dampened one bit.
    “It’s a beautiful park and you’ve taken it to a whole new level,” Jiran said Friday morning, Sept. 18, while touring the park with Beverly Timmons.

  • IL Rotary event puts ‘fun’ in local fundraiser

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land was the place to be last weekend as the community gathered to celebrate a brilliantly sunny day of family fun and the coming of a new season at the Indian Land Rotary Fall Festival.
    Now in its 10th year, the festival drew about 11,000 people to CrossRidge, formerly the City of Light, for a festival that included live music, good food, vendors, children’s games, 5K and one-mile fun run/walks, a car show and the fifth annual chili cook-off.