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Today's News

  • Election is Tuesday for school board seat

     Voters will return to the polls Tuesday to decide who will be the new District 4 representative on the Lancaster County school board.
    Ronald Burke and Bill Sumner are vying for the post, which was held by Dr. Peter Barry, who died in September.
    District 4 covers neighborhoods near the University of South Carolina at Lancaster and areas north of the city of Lancaster, including the Charlotte Highway corridor.
    Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the participating precincts.

  • ‘Water war’ between states about to end?

    The “water war” between North Carolina and South Carolina is apparently drawing to a close.
    The North Carolina municipalities Concord and Kannapolis asked the state of North Carolina to allow them to withdraw 46 million gallons of water a day from the Catawba River, which flows through Lancaster and Chester counties. The Catawba is the source of drinking water for both the Lancaster County Water and Sewer District and the Chester Metropolitan (water) District.  

  • Man steals TV, hits car at IL Walmart

    INDIAN LAND – Deputies are searching for a man who stole a television from the Indian Land Walmart and then struck a car in the store parking lot.
    Employees at the Walmart, located near the North Carolina line on U.S. 521, called the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office on Nov. 16 about a man they observed stealing several items, according to an incident report.

  • County Council to hold nine hearings at meeting

    County Council will hold nine public hearings during its Tuesday night meeting.
    Following are the topics of the hearings:
    • Establishing the Indian Land Fire Protection District
    • Leasing part of the Lynwood Drive landfill for the county Flyers Club
    • Creating a sewerline easement for the new county courthouse
    • Approving a fee-in-lieu agreement between Haile Gold Mine and the county
    • Creating the Brookchase special tax district

  • Tuesday is deadline to complete survey

    County officials are asking the public to weigh in as it begins to gather information for a strategic plan.
    Deputy County Administrator Jeffery Naftal said county officials have developed a survey as part of the county’s strategic planning process. He said it’s important council members hear directly from residents about the needs of the county.
    The survey, which features about 20 questions, asks about county services and departments, sales and property taxes and county funding. The idea is to learn which priorities the public deems the most important.

  • Tuesday is deadline to complete survey

    County officials are asking the public to weigh in as it begins to gather information for a strategic plan.
    Deputy County Administrator Jeffery Naftal said county officials have developed a survey as part of the county’s strategic planning process. He said it’s important council members hear directly from residents about the needs of the county.
    The survey, which features about 20 questions, asks about county services and departments, sales and property taxes and county funding. The idea is to learn which priorities the public deems the most important.

  • Police reports – November 28, 2010

    According to Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office reports:

  • Recognizing scholars and thanking donors

    Waxhaw native Tom Ramsey is thankful for the tuition assistance he’s received during his first year at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.
    Ramsey attended Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte for two years before deciding to take his studies across the state line. He said scholarship assistance has helped as he transitions into a new academic setting.
    USCL freshman Audrey Kemp is just as thankful.

  • 'Aunt Jo' was a true Lancaster treasure

    Tis the season to be thankful and count our blessings. One blessing Lancaster folks can number was Joan Hall Williams, better known as Jo Williams, or simply “Aunt Jo.”
    She was a Lancaster treasure, something extra special about the Red Rose City.
    Williams, who died at age 79 earlier this month, loved her home and showed so in many ways.
    A history enthusiast, Williams was glad to share her knowledge about Lancaster. Often, she would provide history lessons about Lancaster and Lancaster County.

  • Keeping the Memories Alive

     

    Each month, the Lancaster Council of Garden Clubs designates a yard in Lancaster County as the Yard of the Month. Irony plays a huge role in the selection this month.