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  • Upscale sports bar The Office joins ever-growing RedStone

    INDIAN LAND – Don’t be fooled by the name of new Indian Land eatery The Office, which recently opened in the RedStone development on U.S. 521.
    A sign on the wall reads, “It’s always 5 o’clock at The Office,” and the employee handbook on your table is a menu, not a guide to your new job.
    The restaurant, which had its grand opening last Friday, may have a workplace theme, but it encourages customers to kick back, relax and enjoy the chilled-out atmosphere and some good food.

  • VW showcases dining decor at Tablescapes

    For those who love to plan, decorate and entertain or just admire a creatively styled dining table, the Van Wyck Woman’s Club is hosting Tablescapes from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, in the fellowship hall of Van Wyck Presbyterian Church.
    There will be two dozen dining tables set with fine china and styled in themes ranging from bridal and floral to football and holiday. A few will scale things down for children’s tables.

  • Buy a ticket, lend a hand

    Benford Brewing Co. will host two benefit concerts over the next two weeks, starting with a fundraiser this Friday for a boy who dreams of becoming a rock star.
    Local blues artist Pam Taylor, along with musicians Joyann Parker of Minnesota and Ruth Wyand of North Carolina, will perform this weekend at the Backyard Blues and Brews event at Benford, located at 2271 Boxcar Road, Lancaster.
    Taylor said that although she has been through an emotional upheaval with the loss of her nephew last week, she plans to give the performance all she’s got.

  • Kershaw: No more thru trucks on Hampton Street downtown

    KERSHAW – Truck drivers will no longer be allowed to pass through the heart of Kershaw to get from one end of town to the other.
    Town council voted unanimously Monday night to establish an enforceable truck-route ordinance that prohibits thru trucks from navigating downtown Hampton Street between Hilton and Pine streets.
    It’s roughly the entire section of Hampton Street between Chris Cromer Cafeteria and Catering north toward Lancaster and Roberts Shell Station south toward Camden, said Town Administrator Mitch Lucas.

  • Council rethinking some cuts in budget

    City council is having second thoughts – or perhaps first thoughts, judging from its last meeting – about some budget cuts it approved in June, including money for the NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet and the Veterans Day parade.
    Council member Tamara Green Garris raised the issue at last Tuesday’s council meeting after receiving a memo from the town clerk reminding council that the city’s sponsored table for the Freedom Fund Banquet, which in the past had included eight tickets for council to attend, had been removed from the budget.

  • UDO, shmUDO! Belair wins tiff over digital sign

    INDIAN LAND – Catchy church signs are as Southern as “Bless Your Heart,” barbecue, porch swings, muscadine jelly and mosquitoes.
    They are a roadside institution. “Tweet Others as You want to be Tweeted.” “Bring Your Sin to the Alter and Drop it like it’s Hot.” “Does Life Stink? We have a Pew for You!”
    But Belair United Methodist Church in Indian Land recently learned that it was not free to communicate as it wished on a digital sign, thanks to the county’s Unified Development Ordinance.

  • Rock Hill man sought in Lancaster murder

    Lancaster County authorities are searching for a York County man in a Sunday afternoon shooting death at a home west of Lancaster.
    Arrest warrants have charged Jarod Keshun McNeil, 17, of Rock Hill, with murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, according to a statement from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.
    McNeil has not been arrested and should be considered armed and dangerous, said the statement.

  • We do! Again!

    Don and Brandy Geraghty celebrated their 16th wedding anniversary in an extra-special way this week.
    On a sunny Wednesday evening at Benford Brewing Co., the couple stood up in front of friends and family, with their three children beside them, and renewed the vows they made to each other 16 years ago.
    The laid-back, happy event not only paid tribute to the Geraghtys’ love story, but also their passion for community, and of course, craft beer.

  • Library cost-cutting gets project near $8M budget

    Needing to find $618,000 in cost cuts to stay within the county’s $8 million budget for library renovations, the county staff has found $450,000 in recommended savings so far and expects to find the rest soon.
    “We’re getting close,” said Lancaster County Council Chairman Steve Harper, discussing the renovations at Monday night’s council meeting.  

  • Kershaw new water/sewer bills overflowing with information

    KERSHAW – The monthly bills for the town’s 1,281 water and sewer customers have a new look.  
    No longer postcards, the new bills are letter-sized invoices folded into a regular business-size envelope with a return address.
    Customers got the new bills Sept. 3.
    “They’re already generating some positive feedback because we’re able to put more detail on them,” said town clerk Linda Watson.