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Today's News

  • Plentiful rains produce eye-popping vegetables

    Kelly Morrissette
    For The Lancaster News

    For local farmers gathered Thursday at two Lancaster County Farmers Markets, it’s been a fantastic growing season, thanks to plentiful rainfall at regular intervals.
    Their tables looked like food-magazine covers, packed with gorgeous green beans, yellow squash, red and green peppers, green onions, pink peaches, plump watermelons and purple eggplant.

  • Everything about Haile mine is just ginormous

    Sherrill C. Mullis
    Special to The Lancaster News

    On the road again, just 20 miles from home this time, to Haile Gold Mine.
    The OceanaGold Corp. project is a sight to see, and it’s right here in Lancaster County, just east of Kershaw.
    My grandson Thomas Bailey has been working there for going on two years now. Thomas knew that I’ve been wanting to take a tour of the place. I heard some politicians had been going there from time to time, but I’m surely not one of those!

  • Gunfire in the street, caught on video

    A woman suffered nonfatal injuries during a dramatic shooting in Lancaster Wednesday evening that was caught on video and posted to Facebook.
    The shooting happened about 7 p.m. at 139 Melton Park Circle, just off West Meeting Street across the road from the old Joslyn Clark Controls building, according to Lancaster County sheriff’s spokesman Doug Barfield.
    The woman, who was shot twice, was the only victim in an incident that began as a fight and ended with at least 30 shots fired at a fleeing vehicle.

  • Damage closes bridge

    A structural support beneath a bridge that carries 5,800 cars a day has shattered, closing Woodland Drive adjacent to Lancaster High School until the entire bridge can be replaced.

    The indefinite shutdown will limit access to LHS and eliminate a major cut-through route across the northwest quadrant of the city. Woodland Drive connects West Meeting Street with North Main and S.C. 9 Bypass East.

  • Construction accelerating at RedStone, open in Feb.

    Indian Land’s much-delayed RedStone commercial project has a new expected opening date – February 2018.
    Michael Bilodeau, development manager for MPV Properties, talked about the project Thursday. He said the anchor tenant, the 14-screen cineplex RedStone 14, has topped out at the site, and work on 11 of the 13 other announced businesses is under way.
    Bilodeau said he feels very confident of the new opening date now that construction has started.

  • IL 4th grader wins top title in Little Miss S.C. Pageant

    David Kellen
    For The Lancaster News

    Lily Grace Patterson, a 9-year-old rising 4th-grader at Harrisburg Elementary in Indian Land, won the Little Miss South Carolina Overall Queen title last Saturday at the annual pageant in Hartsville.
     “I was in shock,” Lily said after the contest. “I did not know that was going to happen. They then called me back to the stage, and they said it was me. Oh, my goodness! It felt so amazing.”

  • College Advising Corps comes to 7 high schools

    From release

    The J. Marion Sims Foundation on Tuesday introduced to the community seven new College Advising Corps advisers, who begin their work this fall with students in Lancaster and Chester counties.
    The national college advising program, to be piloted in Chester and Lancaster high schools, serves students and schools in 15 other states through partnerships in 600 high schools. South Carolina’s program will be the 16th in the nation, and will add seven high schools to the national CAC network.

  • Dance U competition team sets sail

    During a four-day Carnival Cruise to the Bahamas, 24 members of an Indian Land dance team got to the chance to dance on the high seas.
    “The Bahamas were gorgeous, and I had a ton of fun hanging out with my dance friends,” said team member Brynn Duernberger.
    Brynn, 14, danced with other members of the Dance U competition team on the June 14-19 cruise.
    Dana Generette, the artistic director for the competition team, arranged the trip for the team.

  • Sewage spill fouls Catawba River

    Environmental officials are warning the public to avoid recreational use of parts of the Catawba River after a broken pipe in south Charlotte dumped 200,000 gallons of raw sewage into a Sugar Creek tributary on Friday.
    Adrianna Bradley, spokeswoman for the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control, said modeling conducted by the department indicated the spill passed downstream of Landsford Canal State Park Monday night.

  • Changes for big IL festival

    Indian Land’s Fall Festival will face many changes this year, including new leadership, a later date and some higher vendor booth fees.
    The Indian Land Rotary Club decided not to lead the Indian Land Fall Festival this year as it has done for the past 10 years.
    Started as a way to help build the Del Webb Library at Indian Land, the annual festival is now its own official nonprofit, co-chaired by Michael Neese and Richard Warrin, with Robin Hensel as festival director.