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Today's News

  • Mulvaney gets lift from Scott

    U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney campaigned with U.S. Sen. Tim Scott over the weekend, telling about 100 supporters at an Indian Land fundraiser that his opponent, Fran Person, is an unknown quantity to most Fifth District voters.
    “The guy has raised almost a million dollars. Nobody knows who he is, not even any Democrats around here know who he is, but he’s sitting on a giant stash of money,” said Mulvaney, a three-term Republican. “We expect to see all of that money dumped into negative ad campaigns in the last 30 days.”

  • Cardboard Box City combats homelessness

    Autumn begins Thursday, and cold weather will not be far behind, raising concerns about people who have no place to call home.
    Last year on a single night in January, more than a half million people were experiencing homelessness across America, according to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, a leader in service and research on the issue.
    The Lancaster Area Coalition for the Homeless (LACH) hopes its second-annual Cardboard Box City event can help change that reality here.

  • Teen charged with pointing gun at heads of 10-year-olds

    A Kershaw teen and alleged gang member has been arrested for pulling a gun on two 10-year-old girls just two days after his release on bond for a drug arrest, and now sheriff’s deputies are also looking for another teen for intimidating witnesses to the crime.
    Nijel Traleik Wilson, 17, of 6429 Matson St., is charged with two counts of pointing and presenting a firearm, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office report.

  • Man loses up to $100K in scam

    An 89-year-old Kershaw man over the past nine months withdrew as much as $100,000 from his credit union and sent it to scammers who promised him millions in sweepstakes winnings, according to a sheriff’s report.
    The man’s daughter in New Jersey reported the crimes Sept. 7 after discovering during a visit that her father had been sending cash and numerous money orders to recipients overseas and in the United States.

  • $6 million in pledges for school initiative

    A coalition of Lancaster County partners has raised $6 million in local pledges and have applied for an equal amount in federal Promise Neighborhood grants to help kids growing up in the Clinton Elementary attendance zone.
    The application deadline, extended from the original Sept. 6 because of severe weather around the country, was Friday.
    Sharon Novinger, executive director for Lancaster County Partners for Youth, said she is excited after having completed the application. It took about two weeks to write the 80-page narrative.

  • Inspiration for our 650 first responders

    Lancaster County's United Methodist Churches have joined together to place the daily devotional book "Strength for Service" in the hands of every first responder in the county.
    This edition of the book, a collection of inspirational passages that Methodists first started sending out during World War II, includes the story of a Lancaster sheriff's deputy wounded in 2011.

  • McCorkle to sign book on Milt Chaney

    The Lancaster County Historical Commission is hosting local author and retired educator Don McCorkle for a presentation on his latest book, “Milt Chaney’s Tavern,” from 3 to 5 p.m. today in the Historic Lancaster Courthouse (circa 1825) at 100 N. Main St.
    McCorkle’s book is fiction based on local history. It tells the story of Chaney, a notorious innkeeper and a number of travelers who stayed at his tavern, never to be seen again.

  • Aspiring designer showing at Charlotte Fashion Week

    As a little girl, Teresa Jennette Faulk stripped her dolls down to their bare plastic skin and sat on the floor with her mom, armed with a sharp pair of scissors, a vivid imagination and pile of old clothes.
    Teresa could see the new clothes in her mind. Together, she and her mom cut scraps from their discarded wardrobe to make new, fashionable outfits for the dolls.  
    “I cared more about the clothes than the dolls,” Faulk recalls.

  • National Hunting and Fishing Day celebration Sept. 24

    Duke Energy’s World of Energy education center at Oconee Nuclear Station near Seneca will host a family event celebrating National Hunting and Fishing Day  on Saturday, Sept. 24.

  • Poet brings creativity to middle schoolers

    A crowd of seventh graders sits enthralled as Glenis Redmond floods the room with passion and history, her animated voice and hands telling stories that spark their creativity.
    She scans their faces through red cat-eye glasses. She describes her 109-year-old grandmother, who smoked cigarettes and caught the long ashes in her hand when they fell.
    Poet Glenis Redmond visited South Middle School and the University of South Carolina Lancaster this week to give lessons and share her poetry with seventh grade students from Lancaster County schools.