Today's News

  • Kissable lips winner named

     A few dozen stationery note tabs with lip impressions decorated a poster at Merle Norman cosmetics.

    Each set of lips represented a customer who had tried her luck at the Most Kissable Lips contest, a promotional event the store held  to generate more interest and sales.

    The lips varied in size, width and shape as well as the shade of lipstick used.

    The three winners are April Faulkenberry, Lacey Lowery and Alison Plyler. Honorable mention went to Ann Lowery and Shelia Starnes.

  • Man turns over pot to cops

    A Lancaster County man has been charged after drug agents found 9 pounds of marijuana in his possession Thursday.

    John William Catoe, 41, of 393 S. Potter Road, has been charged by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office with distribution of marijuana and trafficking marijuana.

    Agents saw a car leave Catoe’s home and stopped it after it crossed the center line on Flat Rock Road, according to a sheriff’s office incident report. Officers smelled marijuana inside the car and searched it, but did not find any drugs, the report said.

  • BREAKING NEWS:Two children found safe in Lancaster after AMBER Alert; mother in hospital after being stabbed

    The children included in an AMBER Alert issued Thursday have been found in Lancaster.

    But authorities are continuing to look for the children’s father, who is accused of abducting them and stabbing the children’s mother.

    The AMBER Alert was issued for about 6:15 p.m. Thursday for the two missing children: Destiny Reyes, 13 months, and Melanie Reyes, 3. They were found about 3 p.m. Friday at Westway Apartments on Memorial Park Road.

  • Carolina Commons announces tenants
  • Money collected to help LHS band buy new uniforms stolen

    Someone apparently came to Cafe 901 for a meal Wednesday and left with a pocket full of money.

    And what makes co-owner Leisa Barnes really mad is that the money was intended to benefit Lancaster High students.

    Barnes said someone stole more than $40 from a jar full of donations to help the LHS marching band buy new uniforms. It was stolen between 4 and 8 p.m. Wednesday.

  • Christmas comes early for Makayla Henry

    Makayla Henry will now be able to go outside and play with her two sisters and friends.

    Being confined to a wheelchair has made it tough for the Lancaster 12-year-old, who was born with cerebral palsy, a brain disorder that affects speech and mobility. She’s always had to watch from her window while everyone else played.

    But a lot of that will change for Makayla, the latest recipient of a special-made, hand-propelled tricycle from the Lancaster Leathernecks, the Lancaster County detachment of the U.S. Marine Corps League.

  • Local libraries see rise in usage, drop in funding

    As the unemployment rate rises and disposable income becomes a thing of the past, many residents are searching for fun at an affordable price. That’s where local libraries are filling the need.

    Hundreds of Lancaster County residents have been flocking to local libraries, hoping to take advantage of a wide selection of books and movies they can check out for free.

    Nancy Deane, circulation assistant at the Del Webb Library in Indian Land, says many people have been checking out movies so they don’t have to pay to rent them at a video store.

  • Vandalism shows need for more officers

    INDIAN LAND – Kevin Sexton has lost about $65,000 to vandals at his business over the past year.

    Sexton, owner of Architectural Stone Concepts in 521 Perimeter Business Park, said teenagers are coming from the nearby Brookchase neighborhood to vandalize his business, which manufactures columns, railings, decking materials and other items for high-end residential and commercial developments.

    The most costly incident happened last year, when the cab of his brother’s tractor-trailer was set on fire.

  • See Lancaster to welcome pilots to county Sunday

    See Lancaster, the nonprofit group responsible for marketing and promoting Lancaster County, will be providing literature to the participants of the Breakfast Club during a visit to the Lancaster County Airport on Sunday.

    The Breakfast Club is a group of pilots who fly to a different airport in South Carolina every two weeks to enjoy breakfast and camaraderie.

  • IL man found inauguration moving

    As he watched Barack Obama’s inauguration from the National Mall last month, William Hughes Jr. was overwhelmed at the significance.

    Hughes, who lives in the Indian Land area, traveled with his girlfriend to watch Obama be sworn in as the 44th president of the United States and the nation’s first black president.

    He said the historical and emotional significance struck him as soon as Obama took the oath of office.