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Today's News

  • School board selects Phipps

    The Lancaster County school board voted Tuesday night to hire Dr. Jonathan Phipps as the district’s next superintendent.
    The vote was 6-1, with only board member Tyrom Faulkner voting against Phipps.
    Phipps, 44, is superintendent of the Abbeville County School District, where he’s served since leaving Lancaster County’s schools in 2014. He began his career in Lancaster and worked here for 19 years.

  • Panhandle to get 335 more jobs

    Fort Mill-based Unique Loom is expanding its operations to Indian Land, creating 245 new jobs there over the next four years, and moving an additional 90 positions from Fort Mill.
    The company, an online distributor of home furnishings products, has leased the vacant Defense Ventures building at 793 Fort Mill Highway, according to Jamie Gilbert, Lancaster County’s economic development director.

  • Nutramax wins big S.C. industry honor

    Nutramax Laboratories’ financial and philanthropic contributions to the community have earned it a top award from the S.C. Commerce Department.
    Nutramax was named the 2017 South Carolina Large Industry Impact Winner among the state’s 13 Tier Three counties. The Commerce Department honored the company May 11 in Columbia as part of the agency’s 26th-annual Industry Appreciation Event.
    Nutramax was selected because of its capital investment, job creation, community engagement, and commitment to the environment.  

  • Wrecked scrap-metal hauler blocks bypass lanes 6 hours

    The two eastbound lanes of S.C. 9 Bypass at the North Main Street overpass were shut down for more than six hours Monday after a trailer loaded with scrap metal overturned.
    Sgt. Tim Witherspoon of the Lancaster Police Department identified the driver as Brian Dean Stamey of Dallas, N.C.
    The truck cab did not flip over, and Stamey was not hurt. He was walking around talking with police after the accident.
    Witherspoon said the wreck happened about 9:37 a.m. Monday. Stamey works for Kern’s Trucking of Kings Mountain, N.C.

  • HOPE offers 2 new ways to get help

    HOPE in Lancaster has added two new programs – the Senior Food Program, designed to immediately help the elderly poor, and the Bounce Back Program, for anyone going through a financial struggle.

  • Time for summer camps

    Our 2017 Arts and Sciences Camps are organized and ready to go for this summer.
    Thanks in large part to grants from the J. Marion Sims Foundation, the Duke Energy Foundation, the John T. Stevens Foundation and Wells Fargo, our camps focus on keeping children engaged in creative learning through courses they choose in the arts and sciences as well as providing a popular, fun summer arts experience.   
    Our goals are to:
    ◆ Offer an exceptional experience for each camper.

  • News Briefs

    Republican Party to meet May 25

    The Lancaster County Republican Party will meet at 7 p.m. May 25 at Mike Williams Builders, 1351 Charlotte Highway, Lancaster. Discussion includes the upcoming election for the 5th Congressional District. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome. For details, call (954) 821-4203.

    City, county offices closed Memorial Day

  • Coming Events

    Week Ahead

    Chinese auction set for May 25

    The Barr Street High Class of 1963 will hold a Chinese auction at 7 p.m. May 25 at the American Legion, 823 Kershaw Camden Highway, Lancaster. Doors open at 5 p.m. and refreshments will be sold. All proceeds benefit the class.

    Classic JOURNEY Live concert

  • Church News

    Week Ahead

    Mobile food truck May 26

    The Christian Services mobile food truck will give away free food from 8:30-10:30 a.m. May 26 at Antioch Baptist Church, 3052 Taxahaw Road, Lancaster. 

  • Shiver me putter!

    Family-friendly fun is about to get a huge boost in Indian Land with a new miniature golf course scheduled to open by the end of June.

    High Seas Miniature Golf is an 18-hole pirate-themed course now under construction at 10001 Charlotte Highway near Southern Spirits and Phantom Fireworks.