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Today's News

  • Celebrate love stories of Carolina presidents

    N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources

    The relationships of presidents and their wives have been the subject of public fascination for generations. The staffs of President James Polk State Historic Site in Pineville and Andrew Jackson State Park in Lancaster will team up this weekend to look at the relationships of Andrew and Rachel Jackson and James and Sarah Polk.
    The free program will be presented at Andrew Jackson State Park at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18.

  • Grant would target crime in county

    Nearly 30 Lancaster County partners have applied for the federal Building Neighborhood Assets grant, which would be used to reduce crime and improve community safety.
    The $844,168 three-year grant would target areas of high crime within the county.
    “It helps you to create interventions to address crime,” said Dr. Paul McKenzie, Lancaster County School District director of research and development. “It focuses not on criminals but on where crime takes place.”

  • Multiple drug, weapons charges

    Three men face multiple charges after a Feb. 9 drug-related arrest.
    Tyquantay Kentez Myers, 18, 3032-G Northwest Apartments, was arrested for unlawfully carrying a pistol, possession of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute a Schedule II controlled substance (oxycodone and hydrocodone) and distribution of drugs in proximity of a park or school and possession of drug paraphernalia.
    Lakendrick Tayon Wade, 21, 1367 McIlwain Road, was charged with unlawful carrying of a pistol, possession of a stolen firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

  • Catawba potter’s exhibit opens at NASC

    Catawba artist Keith Brown will open an exhibit of his pottery at the Native American Studies Center with a reception and gallery talk from 1-3 p.m. Friday.
    The exhibition, “Clay Pit to Fire Pit: From the Beginning to the End,” includes work from the four-month artist-in-residence program Brown completed in December. It will be showcased in the center’s Rose Gallery until Feb. 1, 2018.

  • Coming Events

     Week Ahead

    Greenway camp registration open

    Anne Springs Close Greenway has opened summer camp registration online at www.ASCGreenway.org. More than 50 summer camps are available for children ages 3-18. Families can choose half-day or full-day camps at the Greenway. Overnight equestrian camp and boys’ wilderness camp are offered at Springmaid Mountain in Spruce Pine, N.C. There are also indoor camps at the recreation complex.

  • Church News

    Week Ahead

    AME Zion church seminar

    The Lancaster District Departments of Missionaries, Lay Council and Christian Education, will host its Annual Leadership Training Seminar 9 a.m. Feb. 25 at Mount Calvary AME Zion Church, 185 West Doc Garris Road. 

  • News Briefs

    VFW Post 12136 to meet Feb. 25

    The Capt. John P. Monahan VFW Post 12136 will meet 9:30 a.m. Feb. 25, at Brew’s Tavern, 8083 Charlotte Highway in Indian Land. 

    All current members are encouraged to attend, guests are welcome and veterans should bring a copy of their DD214. For details, contact James Taylor at (803) 493-4361 or jstaylor43@yahoo.com.

    Free expungement clinic Feb. 27

  • Column: Come join ‘mission trip without a plane ticket’

    Editor’s note: This message is from the chairs of the Lancaster Promise Neighborhood Advisory Team – Bruce Brumfield, chief executive of Founders Federal Credit Union, Lancaster County Council member Charlene McGriff, and Dr. Paul McKenzie, research director for the Lancaster County School District.

    Every day the news carries another story of community strife, violence or discordant protest.  Likewise, we turn on the television and hold our collective breaths, waiting for another turn of bad events. 

  • Haggins - Jackson Wedding

    Sheneek Lloyette Haggins amd Willie Bryan Jackson, both of Lancaster, were married Aug. 13, 2016.

    The bride is the daughter of Willie Lloyd Haggins and Gussenia D. Haggins, both of Lancaster.  She is the granddaughter of William and Rena Mae Thompson of Washington, D.C., the late Gussie and Geneva McIlwain and the late Jim Howard “Shorty” Gaither. 

  • Nichols - Gennie Engagement

    Dennis and Susan Nichols of Lancaster announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Leslie Nichols, to Rickele Reshard Gennie, both of Columbia.

    The wedding is planned for April 29, 2017, at the Lace House in Columbia.