Today's News

  • Nickolas Miller pleads guilty to 2011 rape, murder of Hope Melton

    COLUMBIA – Emotions were raw as the Rev. Frankie Melton sat in a Richland County courtroom and watched as the man who killed his sister-in-law, Hope Melton, pleaded guilty to the brutal 2011 slaying on Wednesday afternoon, March 4.

  • Deputies catch fugitive

    A 911 call about a disturbance outside a Lancaster home led deputies to a man wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service late last month. 

  • Newberry College has been Peggy Barnes-Winder's home for 25 years

    NEWBERRY — Ever since Peggy Barnes-Winder was a child, her parents instilled in her the importance of having good work ethics, getting a good education and being kind to people, regardless of how they treated her. 

  • Roberts faces additional sexual conduct charges

    A former city police officer arrested for sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl last year in Kershaw and Lancaster counties is facing new charges in the case following his second arrest here last week.      

  • KVLT receives two conservation easements in 2014

    The Katawba Valley Land Trust, located in Lancaster, received two conservation easements at the close of 2014 which protects a total of 380 acres. 

  • Curtsinger column: Let’s explore splitting up school district

    There have been rumors that Indian Land students may be bused to other under-capacity schools as an option to address the over-capacity issues at Indian Land Middle and Indian Land High schools.
    The Lancaster County school board discussed this issue at a recent retreat and has given me the following statement:
    “In a rare situation, if it becomes necessary to bus students to another school, the school district will do its utmost to insure those children presently in the attendance area will continue to attend school within their attendance area.”

  • Noble column: Haley’s $29,000 football tickets and higher ed reform

    I love this state, I really do – and that’s why I get so frustrated when we can’t do the obvious right thing for stupid reasons. (Like, say, $29,000 worth of free football tickets, but more on that in a moment.)
    It seems to happen a lot and the current prime example of this is how higher education in this state is run, or probably more accurately, not run.

  • Hildreth-Pardue Engagement

    Mr. and Mrs. Mark Hildreth announce the engagement of their daughter Amber Lee Hildreth, all of Lancaster, to Daniel Earl Pardue of Heath Springs.
    The wedding is planned for 2 p.m. May 30, 2015.
    Miss Hildreth is the granddaughter of Lester and Mildred Hildreth. She is a 2011 graduate of Buford High School and is a student at the University of South Carolina School of Nursing.

  • Brasington-Gravitt Engagement

    Tony and Ruthann Brasington announce the engagement of their daughter, Kathryn Blanche Brasington, all of Heath Springs, to Thomas Justin Gravitt of Kershaw.
    The wedding is planned for April 11, 2015.

  • Whitesells celebrate 64 years

    William Eli Whitesell III and Lynn R. Whitesell celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary on Jan. 14, 2015, with a dinner given by their children. The couple married in Lancaster on Jan. 14, 1951.
    The couple has three children, William Eli Whitesell IV, Lark Whitesell Long and Lynn Whitesell. They have five grandchildren.
    William retired from an airline cockpit crew after 38 years.
    Lynn retired from being a registered nurse after 61 years.