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Today's News

  • Firefighter dies after training exercise

    Chief Craig Roof of the Charlotte Road/Van Wyck Volunteer Fire Department remembers Dillon Denton as a man who was always willing to help.
    Denton, a volunteer fire lieutenant with the department, died Tuesday morning after suffering a brain aneurysm. He was 64.
    Roof knew Denton for more than three years, and served as his chief for the last year. He said Denton was someone he could count on when he needed a hand.

  • Report: Woman assaulted with a brick

    A Lancaster woman was hit in the head with a brick during an altercation with another woman late last week.
    The victim, a 32-year-old Pageland Highway resident, told police that she got into an argument with a woman Friday morning at a Pleasant Hill Street home.
    The accused attacked, Rachel Stewart, 47, told police that she punched the woman in the back of the head after the two argued, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.
    Stewart, of 1900 Springdale Road, Lancaster, was charged Friday with aggravated assault and battery.

  • Christmas drives face great needs in 2010

    American essayist Hamilton Wright Mabie once said of Christmas, “Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.”
    With the Christmas season upon us, there are several such conspiracies afoot in Lancaster County, all of them aimed at bringing joy to struggling families.
    And this year, there’s a lot of people struggling, organizers say – more than any time in their recent memory.

  • Fire destroys body shop, cabinet shop

    Eric Montgomery spent most of Tuesday cleaning up the remnants of a building he owned on Great Falls Highway.
    Sifting through the rubble, Montgomery stopped to pick out shards of window glass and pieces of steel from the frame. He said the auto body shop building at 1981 Great Falls Highway was a complete loss after a fire burned it down on Monday. He had rented it to two tenants.
    “Shoot, it’s flat on the ground,” Montgomery said. “We’re just out here today (Tuesday) cleaning it all up.”

  • Five men sought in two robberies

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is looking for five men in two armed robberies that occurred during the last week.
    The first robbery occurred Dec. 1 at the Stop-N-Shop at 2147 McIlwain Road.
    At about 9:40 p.m. that day, three men armed with handguns entered the store and demanded cash from employees, according to a sheriff’s office press release.

  • IL fire district public hearing draws crowd

    Dan Jackson doesn’t understand the need for an Indian Land Fire Protection District.
    Jackson, a Charlotte Highway resident whose family has lived in the same area for more than 150 years, told Lancaster County Council last week he was worried about the idea of creating a unified district.
    “I haven’t been one way or another about big companies coming in here,” Jackson said. “But if we pack more people in here, there’s more of a chance of fires.”

  • Woman’s condition critical

    One woman involved in the two-vehicle accident on North Park Drive last week is back home while the other woman remains hospitalized.
    Lancaster residents Amber McManus and Jesse Reynolds were riding in a Nissan SUV that was struck by a tractor-trailer truck Dec. 1 at the Lancaster city limits, just off Monroe Highway (S.C. 200).
    The women, both 18, were flown to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte for their injuries.
    A hospital spokeswoman said Tuesday afternoon that McManus remains in critical condition. Reynolds was released Friday.

  • Tree-growing tradition

    KERSHAW – The folks at PaPa John’s Christmas Tree Farm think there’s no substitute for a live Christmas tree. And they believe getting it locally is the only way to get a truly fresh tree. But owner, John Mangum, said it goes far beyond a fresh tree.
    For 22 years, he and his family have helped folks establish or carry on the old Christmas tradition of selecting and cutting their own tree right where it grows.
    Open from Thanksgiving Day until Christmas, the farm attracts individuals and families from Charlotte to Camden, and all points between.

  • Buford Jackets have plenty to cheer about

    The 2010 high school cheer competition season ended where the Buford High School squad wanted to be, but not the way the BHS girls wanted to finish.
    The Yellow Jackets team placed 13th out of 14 teams in the state championship cheer competition held at the Bi-Lo Center in Greenville last month.
    Buford High, the Conference IV-AA cheer champion, entered the state finals as the Lower State champion, its second in four years.

  • Education voters have spoken, who will listen?

    The numbers are shocking – 110,000 students trapped in persistently failing schools, 30,000 students per high school class fail to graduate on time, 87 public high schools identified as “dropout factories,” $12,200 per student in spending and a mere 44 cents per educational dollar directed to the classroom.
    The numbers, and the students that comprise them, are becoming well known. It makes sense that education voters across the state made their frustration clear in November.