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Today's News

  • Sheriff seeks suspect in Indian Land theft

    Five spools of electrical wire were stolen from the RedStone construction site in Indian Land, and the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying a videotaped suspect.
    Video surveillance showed a man inside the RedStone 14 cineplex building at 9650 Charlotte Highway between 11:13 p.m. and 11:32 p. m. Tuesday. He appears to be white, between 6 foot 1 and 6 for 3, and weighs 185 to 195 pounds, according to the sheriff’s office.

  • Tropical Storm Nate might bring S.C. needed rainfall

    A tropical storm heading into the Gulf of Mexico may make its way to Lancaster County next week, bringing some needed rain.
    The National Hurricane Center said Tropical Storm Nate is projected to hit Louisiana at 8 a.m. Sunday, possibly as a category 1 hurricane.
    On Thursday, Nate was upgraded to a tropical storm and was about 1,400 miles south of Columbia, along the coast of Nicaragua. It was moving northwest at five to 10 mph.

  • 21-year-old gymnastics teacher dies in 1-car crash

    A 21-year-old woman died Wednesday night when her car ran off S.C. 9 east of Lancaster, hit a culvert and overturned, trapping her inside.
    Vertrice Janet Belk, who lived in the Buford community, was traveling east near Roach Drive about 9:30 when her 2003 Honda Accord crashed, according to Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Gary Miller. Belk was not wearing her seatbelt.
    Belk died at the scene from multiple injuries in the single-car crash, according to a statement from the Lancaster County Coroner’s Office.

  • Dignitaries christen Giti Tire plant

    Brian Garner
    Landmark News Service

    RICHBURG – Dignitaries marveled at Chester County’s new economic jewel Wednesday – the $560 million, 1.7 million-square-foot Giti Tire plant, likening it to the BMW and Boeing investments that have transformed other parts of the state.

  • 3 Lancaster men commit to helping Texas recover

    A Lancaster carpenter and two of his friends are deep into their second weeklong trip to Port Arthur, Texas, where they’ve been ripping out drywall and doing anything else they can to help victims recover from Hurricane Harvey.
    Jammy Roberts, 39, owner of James Roberts Carpentry, hit the road with Lancaster friends Josh Taylor and Gary Williams soon after the storm dumped 50-plus inches of rain on Texas starting Aug. 25. Port Arthur got 2 feet of rain in one 24-hour period.

  • Column: Roads, pensions, coyotes, mopeds, women’s toilets

    Is it better to accomplish lots of little things or a couple of major things? Legislators took the latter approach this year, concentrating on twin titanic issues – overhauling the state’s pension system and passing a plan to better fund and govern the state’s road system.
    What follows is a synopsis of  those two home runs along with a few singles and strike outs that occurred.

    Long and winding road

  • Column: How to help Lancaster’s homeless

    People in our community continue to ask me how they can help with the homeless here. There’s so much you can do – from donations to volunteering to just offering respect – to make a homeless person’s life a little bit better.
    If you are one of the lucky ones, the world of a homeless person is completely foreign from your own. But without the support of friends and family, how many of us could survive something such as the loss of a spouse, a debilitating physical illness or the loss of employment?

  • Reserve tickets for concert, party marking WDAV’s 40th year

    To celebrate WDAV’s 40th anniversary, the Vivian Major Robinson Classical Music Concert Series and the Lancaster County Council of the Arts are teaming up for a free classical music concert and a fundraising reception afterward to benefit the public radio station.
    Ticket reservations are required for both the free concert and the $50 reception and must be obtained by going to https://wdav.org/.

  • Musical mystery stars people-snarfing plant

    Chloe Mungo
    For The Lancaster News

    The Community Playhouse of Lancaster County’s performances of the musical horror comedy “Little Shop of Horrors” begin this weekend, and director Joe Timmons promises a “bloody good show.”
    It’s a devious tale of love, murder and mystery, according to Timmons, who said the playhouse picked him to direct it because “my sense of humor and weirdness would help to bring this show to life.”

  • Hog Jam kicks off autumn in Kershaw

    KERSHAW – If you’re hankering for some mouthwatering barbecue and great small-town fun, Hog Jam is the place to be this weekend.
    Now in its 12th year, the two-day fall festival is sponsored by the Kershaw Chamber of Commerce and held in downtown Kershaw.
    Of course, the barbecue takes center stage, but there is something for everyone, ranging from street vendors and entertainers to inflatables and pony rides.