Local News

  • Officer involved shooting in Lancaster

    The Lancaster Police Department has called in the State Law Enforcement Division to investigate an officer-involved shooting Friday morning on Magnolia Lane.

    Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant said the shooting at 107 Magnolia Lane occurred shortly after 8 a.m. Magnolia Lane runs from South Hughes to South Ferguson streets between East Dunlap and East Gay streets.

    The suspect was wounded and as of late Friday morning was being treated at Carolinas Medical Center Main in Charlotte. No officers were injured in the incident, Grant said.

  • Two Pageland men face charges in mobile home park shootings

    PAGELAND – Rashawn Montez Little and Marques Wanya Tyson face charges in connection with a shooting incident in a Pageland mobile home park that left two people dead and a third injured.
    Officers responded to the mobile home park on Evans Mill Road at about 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25.
    When they arrived, they heard gunshots and encountered two shooting victims.

  • Heath Springs man wakes to find intruder in home

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a home invasion in Heath Springs that occurred Thursday morning, Oct. 29.
    According to the incident report, the 41-year-old victim told deputies he was in bed about 4:30 a.m. when he heard someone walk inside the back door of his home in the 100 block of Ridge Street.
    Thinking the person was his cousin, the victim got up to greet him.
    Instead he found a man wearing a mask, jacket and gloves inside the house, with another dressed the same just outside, according to the report.

  • Nicholson denied bond in stolen gun case

    Kimberly Harrington
    Landmark News Services

    PAGELAND – The Pageland man charged with hoarding thousands of stolen guns has been denied bond.
    Fourth Circuit Solicitor Will Rogers said Brent Nicholson was denied bond by a magistrate in a Oct. 25 hearing held at the Chesterfield County Detention Center.  

  • Heath Springs Volunteer Fire Department fundraising effort for drone underway

    Kyle Camp
    For The Lancaster News

    Tim Deaton’s father had a heart attack last October while fishing from his boat in the 55-acre lake behind Tim’s home in Kershaw.
    The county’s special
    tactics and rescue team arrived on the scene within five minutes of being alerted, but it took almost two hours to find the missing man on his boat in the pitch-black night after getting boats and water rescuers together.

  • Veterans parade canceled

    The Lancaster County Veterans Affairs has cancelled the Saturday, Nov. 7, Veteran’s Day parade due to the threat of inclement weather.
    The decision to call off the parade and program, which was set for downtown Lancaster, was not an easy one to make, which is why officials made it about noon Thursday, Nov. 5, said Robin Helms, the county’s Veterans Affairs officer.

  • Dorman wins Kershaw mayor’s race

    KERSHAW – A former town council member is headed back to town hall as Kershaw mayor.
    Mark Dorman defeated Morris Russell, Sonya Poole and Johnny Carter on Tuesday, Nov. 3, to win the first-ever write-in campaign in Lancaster County history.
    After the vote was certified by the Lancaster County Election Commission on Thursday, Nov. 5, Dorman had 161 total votes to Russell’s 131 votes.
    Poole, an at-large member of town council, had 24 votes. Carter, another former town councilman, had 21 total votes.

  • Red Ventures breaks ground on $90M IL campus expansion

    With the governor in a hard hat and a backhoe as the backdrop, Red Ventures broke ground Wednesday, Nov. 4, on a $90 million expansion that includes three interconnected buildings and two parking decks.
    The addition of the new facility, dubbed RV4, doubles the size of the Indian Land campus and creates 1,500 new jobs, officials said. RV4 includes a sales center, six-story office tower, a learning and development center, and two parking decks.

  • Shooter damages utility substation

    KERSHAW – The Lynches River Electric Cooperative is offering a reward of $1,000 for information on the person or persons who has repeatedly damaged its Kershaw substation.
    According to a news release issued by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 3, electrical equipment inside the substation, at 6999 Flat Rock Road, has been damaged by gunfire three times since Friday, Oct. 30.

  • Bridges put her heart into teaching kids how to read

    INDIAN LAND – Family and friends remember Patty Bridges as a loving matriarch, thoughtful friend, engaged church member and longtime Indian Land Elementary School teacher who put her heart into teaching children how to read.
    Bridges retired in May after 20 years of classroom teaching, celebrated her 40th wedding anniversary with her husband, Ross, on Sept. 6, and was making plans to move to the North Carolina coast near family. As a “Gram,” she took great joy in her grandchildren, Boyd, 8, and Emeson, 6.