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Today's News

  • Fire station celebrates grand opening

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    INDIAN LAND – Public officials and community members turned out Saturday to join Pleasant Valley Volunteer Fire Department for the official opening of the department’s new and long-awaited fire station.
    Nearly 300 people attended the open house for a celebration of the department and a firsthand look at the new 14,800-square-foot, $2.1 million Fire Station 14.
    Pleasant Valley Fire Chief Greg Nicholson welcomed the crowd and said the department has come a long way since it was founded in 1956.

  • Think pink

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
     CHARLOTTE – Todd Dawkins hadn’t had much time to consider the fact that every day, thousands of Carowinds visitors will have a chance to see his work.
    Dawkins, who lives in Heath Springs’ Cedar Creek community, won a bid for the second straight year to paint the horses that appear on the Character Carousel at the popular amusement park that sits on the border of the Carolinas.
    And this time around, there’s one horse that received special attention.  

  • LHS wins county meet

     

       

    Lancaster High School swept to a pair of wins in the annual Run for Ryan Lancaster County track meet on Saturday at the LHS track.

  • LHS girls battle Clover to draw

     
     
     

        

     

  • Junior Warriors go unbeaten in taking tournament crown

    Indian Land completed an unbeaten run to capture the title in the Bruin Invitational junior varsity soccer tournament at Lancaster Memorial Stadium on Saturday.

    The Junior Warriors, who went 3-0 in the tournament and outscored their foes 12-2, downed Buford, 5-1 to take the title.

  • Speedway has exciting night in 57th opener

    The Lancaster Motor Speedway’s 57th opener featured over 90 cars and exciting racing for a packed house Saturday night.

    The NDRA Crate Late Models drew plenty of attention as the track feature.

  • Tree falls on home, traps resident

    A tree fell on a home on Tin Lane early Monday morning, trapping a resident inside. Check back later for more details.

  • Team effort pays off for sheriff’s office

    There’s plenty of reason for an upbeat attitude at the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office these days. The sheriff’s office recently received its accreditation.
    The achievement earned Lancaster County the distinction of being the 44th state law enforcement agency of 290 statewide to earn its accreditation and the only the 11th state sheriff’s office to reach the elite status.
    The accreditation means the sheriff’s office is a more professional agency, increasing officer morale and providing better service for county residents.

  • I'm going back to story time

    I’ve just about had my fill of these cold, rainy days.

    They are dreary, but every once in a while, there is an upside to ’em.

    I couldn’t go outside and ramble with Tiger, but I could ramble in Uncle Harry’s well-stocked library. That was one of the advantages of growing up as the only child in a house of adults. 

    Uncle Harry was a well-read man. He not only gave me permission to plunder through the volumes on every shelf, he always encouraged me to enjoy the printed word.

  • Construction under way at intersection

     

    INDIAN LAND – Road work at a busy Panhandle intersection is expected to last most of the year as contractors work to make the intersection safer.

    Meanwhile, road resurfacing on a major Indian Land thoroughfare is scheduled to begin today.

    S.C. Department of Transportation District 4 engineer Wes Spencer said work at the intersection of Harrisburg and Barberville roads began Feb. 28, and is scheduled to last until Sept. 30.