Local News

  • Learning how to feed homeless

    Denyse Clark


    The Homeless Food Order Simulator held Thursday, Dec. 18, at HOPE in Lancaster, 2008 Pageland Highway, showed volunteers what foods to give homeless individuals who have no ability to wash, cook or even heat their food.

    The experience for the volunteers, many of them members of the Lancaster Area Coalition for the Homeless (LACH), was eye-opening, they said.

  • Council closes county road system

    Christopher Sardelli


    It’s official, Lancaster County will no longer be adding any new roads into its vast system, save for a few exceptions.

    After a long and bumpy road filled with years of debates, Lancaster County Council voted unanimously Dec. 8 to approve final reading of an amended ordinance closing the county’s road system for good.

  • Two women sentenced in tax fraud

    Christopher Sardelli


    Two Lancaster women were sentenced this week in federal court for their roles in an extensive tax fraud case.

    Aisha J. Craig, 35, and Ebony N. Eddie, 34, pleaded guilty to charges of presenting false claims to the United States in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 286, and aggravated identity theft, a violation of Title 18 United States Code, Section 1028A, according to a press release from U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles.

  • AJ coach resigns

    Robert Howey


    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School officials are searching for a new head football coach at the Lancaster County Class AA high school.

    David Moore, 55, has resigned as the Volunteers’ head football coach after five seasons leading the AJ team, including one season as an interim head coach.

  • New historic marker for Craig House

    Nita Brown

    For the Lancaster News

    It wouldn’t be unusual to see a historic marker on the side of the road nearly anywhere in the county, but it’s rare for two markers to be within a couple hundred feet of one another.

    On Sunday, Dec. 14, a new roadside marker was unveiled on Craig Farm Road, a stone’s throw from the marker already in place at Kilburnie, the Inn at Craig Farm.

  • LAPS vigil set for Thursday night

    Denyse Clark


    As a way of showing love during this holiday season, local residents are encouraged to attend an important prayer vigil from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, at Lancaster City Hall, 216 S. Catawba St.

    Lancaster Alternative Policing Strategy (LAPS) is holding its annual remembrance ceremony for those who’ve lost their lives due to unnecessary violence and to help foster unity among community residents.

  • DSS honors Broome

    Denyse Clark


    Betty F. Broome has ended her service with the Lancaster County Department of Social Services, but her personal interests in the protective and social well being of local residents will forever remain, she said.

    On Wednesday, Dec. 10, during its annual Christmas luncheon, the staff of DSS honored Broome who has served on the Lancaster County Department of Social Services Advisory Board for 30 years.

  • Holiday cheer spreads in VW

    Reece Murphy


    INDIAN LAND – When it comes to local Christmas charity drives, few do it as well as the two annual Panhandle efforts organized by Van Wyck postmaster Betty George and the Van Wyck/Charlotte Road, Pleasant Valley and Indian Land fire departments.

    With the big day a little more than a week away, organizers have been busy as elves making sure Santa has plenty of goodies to drop off for Christmas at the homes of the communities’ less fortunate.

    VW angel tree

  • Christmas Basket reaches $6k in fifth week

     Denyse Clark


    More than $6,000 has been collected in the Ward Faulkenberry Sr. Memorial Christmas Basket Fund in the fifth week of donations.

    The annual basket fund is sponsored by HOPE (Helping Other People Effectively) in Lancaster, a non-profit, faith-based organization, that provides short-term emergency assistance to families in crisis. 

  • Nine-year-old gardener presents $1,150 check to Relay for Life

     Denyse Clark


    The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Lancaster will be held Friday, May 1 at the Lancaster County Memorial Stadium but recently, the kickoff for this event was held at First A.R.P. Church, 701 N. Main St. 

    During the exciting celebration on Thursday, Dec. 11, the gospel group, Soul Purpose of Kershaw, performed inspiring songs and gave encouragement to Relay For Life attendees.