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Today's News

  • Man attacks and robs victim

    Police are hoping several surveillance photos from inside a convenience store will lead them to a man who attacked and robbed a victim earlier this week.

    The attack happened at about 9 p.m. Jan. 23 as a person was getting into their car in a parking lot within the 300 block of North Main Street, according to a Lancaster Police Department press release. 

    The man approached the victim and asked if he could use a cell phone. He then pulled out a large handgun and ordered the victim into the passenger seat of the vehicle, the release said.

  • Deputies look for suspect in attempted TD Bank robbery

    Deputies are looking for a man who tried to rob TD Bank in Indian Land on Friday afternoon.
    The man entered the Charlotte Highway bank about 4 p.m. wearing a suit, baseball hat and sunglasses, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff's Office press release.
    The man, believed to be about 40, showed a teller a note that demanded money, the release said.

  • Open letter to Lancaster County Chamber leader

    Beve Lynch
    Dear Mr. Dean Faile,
    I don’t understand why the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce is so upset. The CNN reporter simply wrote what she was told in interviews with citizens of Lancaster County. That is what reporters do.
    If the chamber is upset with anyone, perhaps you should speak to those who gave offensive interviews or put Lancaster County in a bad light, as you see it.

  • CNN: So glad for your visit, bless your heart

    Dear CNN,
    Unlike some folks in Lancaster County, I want to say thank you for coming here recently to put us in the national spotlight and point out all our problems. It’s about time somebody shed a little light on things around here. I owe you a great debt.

  • What I like about Lancaster County

    Collaboration. I like the sense of collaboration with the governmental and nonprofit organizations, including the school district.
    Together, we address the challenges that our county has and work hard to find solutions.
    We work as a team. In many communities agencies operate in silos, not realizing what others are doing.

    Sharon Novinger
    Executive director
    Lancaster County Partners for Youth

  • PVFD to get new firetruck

    Lancaster County Council helped the Pleasant Valley Fire Department achieve another of its long-term goals this week – the purchase of a new truck.
    Pleasant Valley Fire Protection District Board Chairman Brian Carnes spoke to council Monday night with an update on progress at the department, as well as a plea for help obtaining a replacement service truck.

  • City waives fees for USCL

    The city of Lancaster has lent a helping hand in the effort to bring a new classroom building to the University of South Carolina Lancaster.
    City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to waive the fees for a building permit and for water and sewer taps for Founders Hall. Officials expect to break ground on the project within two months.
    USCL’s Educational Foundation has been raising money over the past few years for the 40,400 square-foot Hubbard Drive building, which will feature 25 classrooms and 25 faculty offices.

  • Man injured in motorcycle accident Wednesday

    A Lancaster man was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident Wednesday afternoon on Great Falls Highway (S.C. 200), but alive thanks to the quick actions of witnesses.
    Emergency crews flew Robert Junior White, 53, of Green Peach Road, to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte following the 3:12 p.m. accident in front of Griswold’s Family Produce.

  • Don’t become a victim

    Nita Brown
    For The Lancaster News
    A near-capacity crowd at the personal safety awareness class at the Carole Ray Dowling Center on Wednesday night was ample evidence that interest in personal safety has taken center stage in Lancaster.
    The class was the first of four slated at different locations across the county. Spurred by a string of recent violent crimes, people want to know what they can do to protect themselves.

  • Girl, 10, struck by car

    A 10-year-old girl suffered minor injuries after she was struck by a car as she walked home last week.
    Lancaster police officers are still searching for who hit the Lancaster girl sometime between 8 and 8:30 p.m. Jan. 17, according to a police department incident report.