Today's News

  • Flooring firm to invest $4.75M here

    A hardwood flooring company is set to bring 35 new jobs and invest $4.75 million in Lancaster County.

    Greyne Custom Wood Co., a Charlotte-based high-end hardwood flooring manufacturer, has been in talks with county officials for several weeks and plans to relocate to the county in January.

    The company, which creates custom-designed, hand-scraped floors, has agreed to create 35 new jobs for the county within the next three years.

  • Sanford visits Indian Land for Red Ventures ceremony

    INDIAN LAND – Looking out at the large crowd gathered around Red Ventures’ new Indian Land facility on Wednesday, Ric Elias couldn’t believe how far his company had come in just nine years.

    Elias, chief executive officer of the company, said he’s amazed how Red Ventures has grown steadily, from a small business in his basement in 2000 to a company with more than 700 employees in several countries. Red Ventures is an Internet marketing firm that works with companies such as ADT and DirecTV.

  • ILES students recognized for their eco-friendly efforts

    INDIAN LAND – The recycling program at Indian Land Elementary School is going strong and students are cultivating gardens on the campus.

    ECOWARRIORS is spearheading these eco-friendly efforts and more at the school and in the community. ECOWARRIORS is a student group devoted to promoting environmental awareness in their school and the Indian Land community.

  • City votes 5-2 to hire two more police officers

    Lancaster Police Chief Hugh White got his wish for more officers to help fight gang and drug activity in the city.

    White spoke Tuesday to City Council, seeking permission to hire two officers to specifically work narcotics and criminal-gang activity. That addition will cost the city $90,000 a year, which includes training and benefits.

    Council voted 5-2 to in favor of the request. Mayor Joe Shaw and Councilman John Howard voted against it.

    The money will come from the city’s general fund.

  • Store gives old books a second chance

    Books fill the shelves at the Second Glance, Second Chance bookshop on Dunlap Street in Lancaster.

    There’s a wide range of genres that readers of all ages can come explore, including fiction, history, art or health.

    When you visit, you’ll see that book browsing isn’t the only thing you can take advantage of.

  • Council recognizes woman for helping save landmark

    It was still dark outside when Robin Hargett arrived at Leigh Anne’s restaurant on Aug. 4, 2008.

    Hargett, who works at the restaurant on Catawba Street, started her shift about 5 a.m., setting up for the day’s customers.

    But as she walked in the door that morning, she noticed something didn’t look right at the nearby county courthouse.

  • Two to vie for District 2 seat

    There will be a two-man race to determine who’ll become the newest member of the Lancaster County school board.

    Lancaster resident Terrence Jenkins is the second and last person to file for the District 2 seat vacated last month by Charlene McGriff, who stepped down after winning a seat on County Council.

    Jenkins filed Monday, within an hour before the noon deadline, according to Election Commission officials. He will face Tyrom Faulkner, who put his name in the race Dec. 11, the first day filing opened for the seat.

  • Guardsmen will be home for Christmas

    Christmas has come early for local soldiers in a National Guard unit bound for Afghanistan at the start of 2010.

    News broke earlier this week that members of the 1222nd Combat Engineers, which includes soldiers from Lancaster and York counties, would not be able to make it home for the holidays from training in Fort McCoy, Wisc.

    The unit needed about $35,000 to make a bus trip home. The military would not fund it, and the money needed to be raised by families of the soldiers.

  • County to give HOPE $3,000

    With HOPE in Lancaster’s food banks deluged with needy families this holiday season, Lancaster County Council decided to offer some assistance.

    Council voted 4 to 2 at a special meeting Monday to fund an emergency allocation of $3,000 for the charitable organization. Councilmen Larry McCullough and Jack Estridge dissented.

    Councilwoman Kathy Sistare, who also sits on HOPE’s board of directors, recused herself from the discussion and vote.

  • ILMS teacher pleads guilty in sex case

    A former Indian Land Middle School teacher and coach will go to jail and be required to register as a sex offender after carrying on an inappropriate relationship with a 12-year-old student earlier this year.