Today's News

  • Sunday afternoon delight

    In 1942, Winston Churchill said that tea was more important than ammunition in strengthening the moral of British troops.

    Tea didn’t hurt Uncle Sam’s war efforts, either, said Betty Broome.

    Broome, who was a youngster during World War II, still recalls how women in Van Wyck would hold afternoon teas to raise money.

  • Deputies seize cocaine, money after police chase

    A Lancaster man could face federal drug charges after his latest drug arrest on Thursday.

    Drico Antwan Curry, 30, 1013 Darlene Blvd., has been charged by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office with trafficking cocaine and resisting arrest.

    According to an incident report, the sheriff’s office drug task force and federal Drug Enforcement Agency conducted surveillance on Curry’s home and had two warrants for his arrest on crack cocaine trafficking charges.

    The report said task force officers watched Curry’s home on Thursday morning.

  • City Council holds on appointing landmark commission members

    Lancaster City Council has put off appointing new members to the City Landmark Commission until more names are recommended for the panel.

    Rick Bowers, the city’s building official, had submitted three names – Thomasina Tyler, Odessa Funderburk and Brenda McGriff – to fill the three vacant seats on the five-member commission, which advises council on the designation of landmarks and conservation areas.

  • McGriff sworn in as council member

    Reciting a few quick words with her family by her side, Charlene McGriff became Lancaster County Council’s newest member Monday night.

    Standing with her daughter, Michelle, and her 6-year-old granddaughter, Caiyla, in council chambers, McGriff took the oath of office before council’s regular meeting Monday night.  Clerk of Court Jeff Hammond administered the oath.

  • Man robs women in home

    A 90-year-old woman and her daughter prepared for an early Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 25.

    They likely weren’t prepared for an unwanted guest wielding a gun.

    According to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, the woman and her 61-year-old daughter told deputies that a man kicked in the front door of the older woman’s Coldstream Road home about 9:30 a.m. Nov. 25. The man pointed a black handgun at the women. The women gave the man $240, the report said.

  • 911 system needs upgrade

    Aging technology and a quickly growing county population have Lancaster County Council considering an upgrade to the county’s 911 system.

  • Ribbon-cutting at Red Ventures set for Wednesday

    Gov. Mark Sanford will be at the Red Ventures ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday, Dec. 9, at the corporate office’s new location in Indian Land.

    Lancaster County Council Chairman Rudy Carter will also be speaking at the ceremony.

    The online marketing and sales company plans to bring 1,000 new jobs and invest $20 million in the corporate headquarters.

    Red Ventures will also work with the readySC program to develop and train members of the state’s workforce.

  • Big crowd expected at annual breakfast

    A large crowd is expected for the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce’s legislative breakfast, presented by Duke Energy, on Tuesday.

    More than 110 reservations have been received for this event.

    The three-part program will be held in the Bradley Arts and Sciences Building at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster from 8 to 9:45 a.m.

    S.C. Chamber of Commerce President Otis Rawl will outline the state chamber’s 2010 competitiveness agenda and discuss the top priority issues of businesses throughout the state.

  • On the road again...

    CHARLOTTE – More South Carolinians are expected to travel this Thanksgiving weekend, despite a 63 cents a gallon average increase in gas prices compared to a year ago.

    AAA Carolinas is predicting 569,000 people will travel more than 50 miles from home, an increase of 17,000 (2.3 percent) compared to last year. While automobile travel will increase by 15,500 (3.3 percent) motorists and air travel will decline by 2,500 (6.6 percent) fliers.

  • Big crowds turn out for Black Friday shopping

    Eating turkey may cause drowsiness, but that didn’t stop shoppers from heading to stores early on the day after Thanksgiving.

    Local stores were packed during the early hours of Black Friday, a day known for its surge in holiday sales that puts many businesses “in the black.”

    With some stores opening as early as 4 a.m., many shoppers showed up to take advantage of early-bird specials and one-day-only coupons.

    Lancaster resident Robbie King woke up early to look through sale ads and track down toys for her three children.