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Today's News

  • INSP sues developer, county over 521 tract

    INDIAN LAND – The Inspiration Network (INSP) is suing Lancaster County and N.C.-based UHF Development Group for the right to develop an 88-acre portion of its property along U.S. 521 south of CrossRidge.  

    The lawsuit was filed Tuesday with the Lancaster County Clerk of Court’s office. It says INSP has already spent $6 million grading 61 acres in preparation for development, and that it is negotiating a “time-sensitive” project that might fall through if its dispute with UHF and the county isn’t resolved soon.

  • Clarification on incorporation news article
  • IT chiefs on alert against hackers

    Lancaster County and the city of Lancaster are battening down the hatches when it comes to their computer systems, after a hacker immobilized Mecklenburg County’s system, forcing the county to revert to paper for all business. 

    Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis says that every system has a weakness, and it’s a constant battle to keep up to date.

    “No system is bulletproof,” Willis said. “The bad guys are coming up with newer stuff every day. The weak link is the end user. 

  • Fake news alert: No IL town vote yet

    A fake newspaper clipping posted on an Indian Land community Facebook page saying residents had “overwhelmingly voted to incorporate” angered incorporation foes, some of whom said it was a conscious attempt by supporters to keep opposing voters from the polls.

    The Nov. 30 post on the “Concerned Citizens of Indian Land” Facebook page by a user named Barry B. Baker shows what appears to be a photograph of a newspaper called “The Gate.” 

  • Will today’s News-Era be the last?

    KERSHAW – Newspaper readers may get their final edition of The Kershaw News-Era today.

    The Dec. 7 death of Jim McKeown Jr., the paper’s hands-on owner, editor and publisher, has his only heir, Sara Helen McKeown White, trying to determine if it is feasible to keep printing the newspaper after this week. 

    A licensed clinical counselor, White now lives in Idaho.

  • Bud Light recliner just too tempting for thieves

    Two men and a woman stole a promotional Bud Light recliner from an Indian Land convenience store on Dec. 2, and the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying the thieves.

    According to the incident report, the theft happened about 1:41 a.m. at the 7-Eleven near the Indian Land Walmart when a man and a woman entered the store while another man waited at their vehicle by the gas pumps.

  • Woman charged in convenience store robbery

    A Liberty Hill woman was charged with the armed robbery of the Twin Pines Convenience Store and Grill in Lancaster Monday night.

    Jessica Luann Medlin, 25, was arrested Tuesday morning after a post on the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page resulted in a tip identifying her, said sheriff’s spokesman Doug Barfield.

    Deputies arrested Medlin at a coin laundry on Arch Street after a deputy and investigator spotted her car.

  • Devastating fallout for towns

    If you live in Lancaster, Heath Springs or Kershaw and think you don’t have a dog in the Panhandle incorporation fight, you are mistaken.
    Incorporation by Indian Land would directly affect taxpayers in the county’s other towns because the new municipality would be far more populous and would suck up a large majority of Local Option Sales Tax revenue.
    Raised through a local 1-cent sales tax, LOST money is used to provide tax relief for local homeowners through property-tax credits.

  • CBS series ‘Lucky Dog’ brings rescued terrier to Lancaster home

    Scout, a frisky 4-month-old poodle terrier, scooted between the legs of Lancaster executives and one TV star at Nutramax Laboratories’ warehouse on Flat Creek Road.
    Brandon McMillan, the host of CBS’ Emmy-winning Saturday morning show “Lucky Dog,” was sitting at a conference table with Nutramax CEO Dr. Todd Henderson and veterinarian Dr. Robert Devlin.
    The executives in business suits broke out in smiles as they twisted and turned in their chairs to give the black-and-white terrier a pat on his head.

  • Deputies nab naked, noisy guy in yellow Hummer

    An N.C. man was charged with drunk driving after Lancaster County deputies found him naked behind the wheel of a yellow Hummer that Elgin residents reported driving slowly around the community blowing its horn.
    The incident happened about 9 a.m. on Nov. 24. Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office deputies located the Hummer in the parking lot of the Elgin fire station at 114 Tram Road, according to the incident report.