Today's News

  • Friends, Carolinas brews help couple launch Main St. dream

    Lancaster’s Main Street got a new place to hang out this week as The Craft Stand opened for business in a renovated century-old building in the heart of downtown.
    Owners Don and Brandy Geraghty had their official opening at noon Thursday, with 24 Carolinas craft beers on tap, retail craft beer in bottles and a few original Craft Stand items such as pint glasses, koozies and T-shirts in signature black.
    The business is located at 134 South Main in the old Emanuel’s Jewelers building, just across Gay Street from the old Bank of Lancaster.

  • City council rejects police raises

    A two-month-long effort by the Lancaster Police Department to get pay raises for nine mid-level and senior officers has been rejected by Lancaster City Council.
    City employees from other departments turned out in force at Tuesday night’s council meeting, arguing that if the officers got raises, all other city workers should get raises too. After a long executive session to discuss the matter, council voted 5-2 against the police pay hikes.

  • Elgin residents’ concerns stall UDO rewrite by several weeks

    Public concerns over the county’s new Unified Development Ordinance and Official Zoning Map has resulted in at least another month being added to the already 19-month-long rewriting process for the UDO.
    More than 75 people, most from the Elgin community, attended the UDO public hearing Tuesday night to voice their concerns about the ordinance’s Environmental Hazardous Overlay District, which they fear will restrict their land use. Many addressed the Planning Commission during the citizens’ comments portion in the four-hour meeting.

  • Pistol, pills and pot put Lancaster man in jail

    A Lancaster man was arrested on multiple drug and weapons charges Saturday morning after a Taylor Street resident saw him sitting on a neighbor’s front porch.
    Roshune Lamarr Carelock, 31, 268-B Knollwood Drive, was charged with two counts of possession of Schedule I controlled substance with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a stolen pistol, unlawful carrying of a pistol and possession of a pistol by a convicted felon.

  • Charlotte shooting victim has local ties

    A man who was fatally shot in a Charlotte Walmart parking lot Saturday night has connections to Lancaster County and will be buried in Kershaw as two men face murder charges in his death.
    According to reports by several news outlets, Rechard Delane Mickle, 35, was pronounced dead late Saturday after being dropped off with gunshot wounds at CaroMont Regional Medical Center in Mount Holly.

  • Rep. Sanford stops by Nutramax

    Congressman Mark Sanford stopped by Lancaster on his way to Columbia Wednesday for a brief tour of Nutramax, where he spoke about his impressions of GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.
    Sanford, who was on his way to an S.C. Chamber of Commerce event, said he wanted to take a moment to visit Dr. Bob Henderson, co-owner and founder of the veterinary supplement manufacturer.
    “There’s a lot of history, and it’s incredible to see what a vibrant and important part of this county they’ve become,” Sanford said.

  • Several big-ticket thefts reported across county

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office received seven calls Monday reporting large-item thefts over the weekend totaling more than $16,700.
    Among the things stolen were three utility trailers, which in a least one case appears to have been used to carry away an item from a nearby home.
    According to the incident report, an employee of Sunshine Rental reported about 9:50 a.m. Monday that someone had stolen an Amana central heating and air-conditioning unit from a home the company owns at 1259 Shiloh Ranch Road in the Antioch Acres community.

  • Norrell plans 2nd ‘walk and talk’ downtown

    A second “walk and talk” event is planned for this Sunday, with hopes that participants from across the community will simply get to know one another better, said event organizer Teddy Norrell.
    The event is designed to give individuals a chance to talk with each other, no matter their race, career or background, as they walk the streets of downtown Lancaster.
    The “walk and talk” will begin in the First Baptist Church parking lot, 300 S. Market St., at 7 p.m. Sunday, and groups will walk around downtown Lancaster for an hour.

  • LHS Junior Civitans elected international officers

    Two Lancaster High School Junior Civitans were elected to serve as international officers for the 2016-17 academic year during this summer’s Junior Civitan International Convention in Atlanta.
    Tanner Knight was elected Junior Civitan international vice president and Cody Catoe was elected as an international director.
    “Being elected international vice president is a great honor,” Knight said. Knight serves as co-vice president of the LHS Junior Civitans and governor of the South Carolina Junior Civitan District.

  • Historic cemetery desecrated

    Vandals damaged 13 gravestones in the Olde Presbyterian Church cemetery on West Arch Street last week, wrenching them from bases and smashing some of the historic markers beyond repair.
    The devastation had local historian Lindsay Pettus almost in tears Monday morning as he walked through the cemetery surveying the damage. Some of the markers date back to 1836.
    Pettus, president of the Lancaster County Society for Historical Preservation, said the vandals struck the cemetery sometime between Aug. 15 and noon Saturday.