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Today's News

  • Bears out there

    Jimmy Deese was hoping to capture the image of a rambling buck on a trail camera he placed in the woods near his Tradesville home.
    Instead, he got a black bear.
    “It was pretty unexpected,” Deese said of the bear. “I’m not scared of much, but when I go back there now, I got my 45 by my side.”
    The trail camera, which is positioned about 3 feet off the ground, recorded the image of the young black bear about 9:30 p.m. Friday.
    “I went down there to check it and I heard something going through the woods,” he said.

  • N.C. woman charged in fatal hit and run

    A North Carolina woman who allegedly struck a bicyclist late Friday night in the Buford community and then drove away is now in jail.
    Diane Elizabeth Kelley, 46, of Lilesville, N.C., turned herself in at the Lancaster County Detention Center on Tuesday afternoon.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Cpl. Bill Rhyne said Kelley is charged with leaving the scene of an accident regarding death in connection to the fatal hit and run, which killed Robert B. “Robbie” Sims, 42, of Hopkins Lane.

  • Council ousts Holt

    A bloc of Lancaster County Council members representing the county’s central districts voted Monday night to oust outspoken District 7 Indian Land planning commissioner Jerry Holt by preventing his appointment to a third term.
    The move was the second attempt to eject Holt from the commission. It came just two weeks after the same council members blocked the appointment of Waylon Wilson, another outspoken Indian Land nominee to the Board of Zoning Appeals.

  • 150-worker company moves to Indian Land

    Simpson Electric, a family-owned electrical wiring company, will be relocating from Charlotte to Indian Land, with hopes to expand its workforce.
    The company will start construction in the next two months on a new corporate office and operation center in Perimeter 521 Commerce Park on Northfield Drive. Simpson Electric now rents a building on Crump Road in Charlotte.
    Danny Simpson, president of Simpson Electric, said the company is ready to have its own facility after renting for about three years.

  • School board approves $102M budget

    Lancaster County school board unanimously approved a $102 million budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year after a public hearing Tuesday night.
    Expenditures for the upcoming fiscal year are $102,649,796 and revenues are $99,930,644.

  • Spots available at education-focused camp

     Looking for an affordable summer camp with an educational focus? Check out USC Lancaster’s Arts and Sciences Adventure Camp.
    The first session of the eight-day camp, sponsored by Nutramax Laboratories, Springs Memorial Hospital and USCL, was June 5-15. You can still sign up for the second summer session, which runs July 10-13 and 17-20.
    “All parents have to do is apply and put… that they have a need,” said camp director Dwayne Brown.

  • July 4 lights up fireworks sales

    Fireworks retailers are prepping for their busiest season with new arrivals they hope you’ll love.
    From alien invasions to shark-inspired showers, frequent favorites like sparklers and plenty of safety gear to handle it all – they’re stocking up, expecting hundreds to buy to celebrate Independence Day.
    In Indian Land, Phantom Fireworks’ best sellers are the Pyrotechnic Motherlode and the New Yorker Salute Finale – both are ground-based and shoot a series of shots.

  • Red, white & blue fun

    Independence Day festivities begin this week, with tons of red, white and blue and fireworks lighting up the night skies. Here are some events offered in our area:
    ◆ Rock Hill will hold its 14th annual Red, White & Boom Independence Day Festival at 5:30 p.m. July 3, at the Old Town Amphitheater, 144 E. Black St., Rock Hill. The festival includes live music, inflatables, rides, food trucks, beer and wine and an ice cream eating contest. The fireworks display begins at 10 p.m. For details, visit www.onlyinoldtown.com/boom.

  • 'Relief, man, finally!'

    More than 300 supporters raised the roof off the Lancaster Moose Lodge Thursday night as Sindarius Thornwell, the best basketball player our city has ever produced, learned he’ll be playing for the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers.
    After three hours of waiting through 47 draft picks, Thornwell stared at the TV and everyone fell silent as the 48th selection was announced. “Sindari…,” and the Moose Lodge erupted in cheers and applause. In the jostling ecstacy, someone whacked Thornwell on the back of the head.

  • Van Vyck town vote in August

    Van Wyck residents will go to the polls Aug. 15 to decide if their community will incorporate, a defensive move against being gobbled up by the proposed Indian Land municipality.
    News of the special election date came Friday, nearly a year and a half after Van Wyck began its effort in an attempt to preserve its rural way of life. The community has about 2,500 residents.