Local News

  • Still no charges in two homicides

    It’s been more than a month since Lancaster County authorities responded to two homicides within days of each other, though few developments have been released about either case. 

  • Future road map

    Perusing the large Lancaster County map in front of him, Gregory Powell quickly found his Indian Land neighborhood, peeled off a small smiley face sticker and placed it over his home. 

  • Fersner steps down March 31 as pastor of Kershaw First Baptist Church

    KERSHAW – The Rev. Bryant Fersner has faithfully served as senior pastor of Kershaw First Baptist Church since November 1987, but Monday, March 31, that will change.

  • Council approves attorney, planner positions

    County officials have begun searching for people to fill two new roles, an in-house attorney and a county planner, days after the positions were approved by Lancaster County Council. 

  • No charges yet in shooting death

    Kayla Cook has many good memories about her friend, David N. Hammer.

  • Everything is gone

    Having seen the rubble left behind by a house explosion along Cane Mill Road last weekend, including charred timbers and piles of bricks, Stephen Blackwelder is still in shock no one was injured by the blast.

  • Need help navigating Obamacare sign-up?

    If you’re uninsured, there’s still time to sign up for health insurance on the Health Insurance Marketplace and avoid the penalty.

  • NAACP officials tout education

    Kayland Hagwood

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – The more than 100 people at the annual Freedom Fund Banquet in Kershaw on Saturday, March 15, shared one goal – to make the world a better place.

    “We’ve had several speakers at our guest table, and they’re all saying the same thing,” said Kershaw NAACP President Dennis Miller. “And that’s that we can get along as a people of all people, and we can involve our young people, get them on board.”

  • Historic trees presentation at center

    Michele Roberts

    For The Lancaster News

    The Lancaster Garden Club held a special event Feb. 20 at the Cultural Arts Center at the Olde Presbyterian Church on Gay Street.

    Guest speaker was Joanna Angle of “Palmetto Places” on South Carolina ETV, who presented a slide show entitled “Historic Trees for Historic Places” about historic trees in the local area, as well as those found throughout the state.

  • Are you there, S.C.? It’s me, spring!

    By Sarah Ellis

    USC School of Journalism

    The South has seen more of winter this year than it’s used to or, frankly, cares for, and South Carolinians are eager for clear days and warmer temperatures. Their hopes are finally in sight.

    It’s spring.

    “A lot of people this year are just panting for spring,” said nature expert Rudy Mancke, the University of South Carolina’s naturalist in residence.