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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Farewell party surprises Dr. Moore

    A crowd of nearly 30 people surprised Dr. Gene Moore, soon-to-be retired Lancaster County School District superintendent, with a party Tuesday evening.
    District staff and community leaders met in USC Lancaster’s Arnold Special Events Room to tell Moore goodbye after nearly 12 years as LCSD superintendent.
    Moore, who announced his retirement in January, said he was told the party was for the new superintendent, Dr. Jonathan Phipps.

  • 2 suspects sought in break-ins

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office has received reports of a number of vehicle break-ins in the areas off Regency Park and Harrisburg roads over the weekend.
    There were at least two suspects and the possible suspect’s vehicle is a tan-colored Lincoln.
    The sheriff’s office is seeking the public’s help identifying the suspects, including the man in this photo.

  • Clemson, Auburn lead effort to save wild tiger populations

    Michael Staton
    Clemson University

    CLEMSON – Clemson University and Auburn University have joined forces to throw the weight of multiple academic disciplines behind efforts to save wild tiger populations worldwide.
    The two universities, along with Louisiana State University and the University of Missouri, are leading the efforts of the newly formed U.S. Tiger University Consortium, so named for the sports mascots the institutions share.

  • News Briefs

    County planning commission meets

    The Lancaster County Planning Commission meeting is 5 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St.