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  • More than $7,000 donated to Christmas Basket Fund

    Donations have surged past $7,000 for the annual Ward Faulkenberry Memorial Christmas Basket Fund.

    The Christmas Basket Fund, which helps buy grocery store gift cards for needy families in Lancaster County, collected $4,467 in its third week, for a total of $7,087.

    Elaine Adkins, executive director of HOPE in Lancaster, which is organizing the fund for the second straight year, said donations more than doubled from the previous week.

  • Kershaw officials invite public to check out new Town Hall

    KERSHAW – Town of Kershaw staff have moved into the new Town Hall on South Hampton Street, and now they are inviting the community to come have a look.

    The town will hold an open house at the Town Hall, 113 S. Hampton St., from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Town Administrator Tony Starnes and other administrative staff moved into their new digs on Wednesday.

    As with any new building, there are bugs to be worked out.

  • Sanford speaks on impeachment, Jenny

    Just hours before a state House panel decided not to impeach him, Gov. Mark Sanford apologized once again to the people of Lancaster County.

  • Lighting of the Way is Sunday in Van Wyck

    VAN WYCK – Van Wyck will celebrate the Advent season with its annual Lighting of the Way candle-lighting and worship event at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13.

    The faith-based event will start at the Van Wyck post office at the corner of Old Hickory and Steele Hill roads and lead participants through four churches – Van Wyck Presbyterian, Van Wyck United Methodist, Trinity Presbyterian and White Oak AME Zion.

  • Forecast says it will likely rain on county's parades

    Will it rain on Lancaster County’s various Christmas parades on Saturday?

    The answer is most likely.

    Will it cancel the parades?

    No, as of late Thursday.

    According to the National Weather Service forecast for Saturday, there is a 50 percent chance of rain and sleet from 9 to 11 a.m., turning to all rain in the afternoon. Saturday night, there is an 80 percent chance of rain, with up to half an inch of rain possible.

    It will be cold, with a high on Saturday of 42 degrees, and a low of 35, according to the weather service.

  • Breaking News High winds result in some power outages

    The lights went out for some Lancaster County residents Wednesday morning as high winds swept through the area.

    Duke Energy spokesman Rick Jiran said heavy rains Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning saturated the ground, and trees and limbs fell more easily across power lines.

    “These were wind-related outages,” Jiran said.

    Power has been restored for Lancaster County residents, Jiran said.

    Jiran said power company officials continued to watch the weather Wednesday afternoon. Winds are expected to remain gusty until about 7 p.m. Wednesday.

  • Incinerator gets final OK from Chester County

    CHESTER – Chester County Council on Monday night voted to give final approval to a zoning change to allow Covanta Energy to build a waste-to-energy incinerator on S.C. 9 between Fort Lawn and Richburg.

    Council members says the vote turns the issue over to the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control, which has the expertise to make decisions on environmental matters. DHEC will decide whether to issue the plant a permit to operate or not.

  • The Nutcracker

    Local school children play little mice in Columbia City's Ballet's Nov. 23 performance of the “The Nutcracker” at Lancaster High School.

  • Do you love a parade?

    Lancaster County residents have three Christmas parades they may attend Saturday in different parts of the county.

    In northern Lancaster County, Van Wyck will spread holiday cheer by holding its first ever Christmas parade at noon.

    The parade will start at the Van Wyck Post Office on Old Hickory Road and end at the Van Wyck Community Center.

  • Deputies seize cocaine, money after police chase

    A Lancaster man could face federal drug charges after his latest drug arrest on Thursday.

    Drico Antwan Curry, 30, 1013 Darlene Blvd., has been charged by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office with trafficking cocaine and resisting arrest.

    According to an incident report, the sheriff’s office drug task force and federal Drug Enforcement Agency conducted surveillance on Curry’s home and had two warrants for his arrest on crack cocaine trafficking charges.

    The report said task force officers watched Curry’s home on Thursday morning.