Local News

  • DASH for CA$H

    Students at Harrisburg Elementary School in Indian Land are on track to raise $50,000 during a Boosterthon event, which the PTO plans to use to buy library books and Chromebook computers for the school’s fourth and fifth-grade classes.During the Boosterthon, students run laps and earn a dollar amount per lap pledged by their family and friends.

  • Local Patriot Day events

    The following Patriot Day events will be held in Lancaster County:
    ◆ Buford Middle School will hold a 9/11 ceremony at 8:30 a.m. in the school gym to honor local heroes and service men and women. The school band, chorus and JROTC will perform. Guest speaker is Manning Kimmel. A parade will follow the ceremony. The community is invited to attend and dress in patriotic colors.

  • Bridgehampton sidewalk issue erupts again

    INDIAN LAND – A dispute between neighbors over a sidewalk in the Bridgehampton neighborhood in Indian Land flared up again with the start of the new school year, this time resulting in allegations of trespassing and harassment between the landowners and parents walking their children to school.
    The issue first made headlines in December 2014 when Norwalk Lane residents complained to Carolina Gateway about one couple’s efforts to keep children and their families from using the sidewalk to walk to nearby Harrisburg Elementary.

  • City revises employee policy

    You don’t have to tell Lancaster Fire Department Chief Chuck Small, the bigger the truck, the bigger the repair bill.
    He recently encountered it when a damaged mirror had to be replaced on a fire engine.
    “The mirror was $1,200,” Small said. “You’re talking about opening a door and scratching a mirror.”

  • Celebrate Van Wyck festival this Saturday

    Julie Graham
    For The Lancaster News

    VAN WYCK – With a top band, car show, delicious barbecue, shopping and plenty for the kids to do, the Celebrate Van Wyck festival is the place to be Saturday, Sept. 12.
    Cleo White and the Identity Band, blending gospel, bluegrass and rock with a whole lot of energy, will play throughout the day as the festival brings together the community and surrounding towns.

  • KARE fair offers info on local agencies

    KERSHAW – Whether it’s help searching for a job or taking care of a disabled loved one, a Kershaw crisis assistance group hopes a new informational fair will get the word out about a variety of support agencies available in the tri-county area, with some fun thrown in for good measure.

  • Starnes to step down

    KERSHAW – Kershaw will be getting more than a new mayor in January 2016.
    After Wayne Rhodes recently announced he was dropping out of the November 2015 mayor’s race, the town’s administrator is following suit.
    Tony Starnes has told town leaders Dec. 31, 2015, will be his last day on the job.
    Starnes said he told council at a special meeting held Aug. 27.
    “I think some of them knew and some of them didn’t,” he said. “I just wanted to make sure we were all on the same page.”

  • Out of Service

    HEATH SPRINGS – If everything goes according to plan, the water tower in Lancaster County’s smallest town will be back online by Halloween.
    “That’s what we’re shooting for,” said Heath Springs Town Administrator Tony Starnes.
    In Heath Springs, water flows through the town’s coffers. The town doesn’t have a property tax, so its revenue is generated through water customers.

  • Beaufort authorities charge assistant track coach

    A Lancaster-area assistant track coach was arrested last month after turning himself in to Beaufort County authorities for a charge of having a sexual relationship with a minor.  
    Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Bob Bromage confirmed Wednesday, Sept. 2, that Tyger Bilondus Ingram, 30, 1524 Charlotte Highway, was arrested Aug. 7 by his agency on a charge of second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor under 16 years of age.

  • LCEDC terminates Tunnell

    The saga surrounding the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. took another turn this week when former President Keith Tunnell announced his termination by its board of directors.
    Up until this week, all that was known publicly about Tunnell’s fate, following Lancaster County Council’s decision to rescind its funding and support of the LCEDC on Aug. 10, was the LCEDC board of directors’ decision to ‘honor his contract,’ which was drawn up in February.