• Catawba Falls Event Center opens overlooking the river

    David and Sherry Walden grew up in Lancaster, and this weekend the couple will open a business that celebrates their hometown’s talent and natural beauty.
    On the edge of Lancaster County just this side of the Catawba River, the Catawba Falls Event Center nestles among the trees.
    The event venue, which will welcome visitors for its grand opening Saturday, is a hidden gem. The long, winding road up to the property leads to a spectacular view of the flowing river below.

  • Clarence, Kia Lyons open FirstLight Home Care
  • Lancaster’s Gifted Soul signs record deal

    Thirty-year-old Eddie Crockett used to spend his days working at McDonald’s, but now that he has signed with a national record label, he is in and out of the recording studio and spending a large chunk of his time center stage.
    Crockett, known to many by the stage name Gifted Soul, was born and raised in Lancaster. The R&B singer said he was always back and forth between Lancaster and Fort Lawn, where his father lives.

  • Fishing Creek boat landing might get big amenity boost

    Duke Energy, which is building a fishing pier at the Springs Park Access Area on Fishing Creek, wants county officials to chip in $402,000 for other amenities that would make the site a bigger recreation draw.
    Duke officials won’t give a specific dollar amount they are spending at the Springs Park access. The utility is adding a fishing pier and a fishing trail along the bank, with an additional parking area.

  • Greenway taking shape

    Sun rays break through the canopy of leaves overhead, and birds sing to each other in the trees.
    Walking a newly cleared path through the dense woodland, you would hardly think you were within Lancaster’s city limits.
    “It’s just beautiful. You really feel like you’re in the wilderness,” says Sherri Gregory, president of the Lindsay Pettus Greenway, as she leads the way through the undergrowth.

  • Dorian creeps closer

    If Hurricane Dorian stays on its current path, the Lancaster County area should experience nothing more than wind gusts around 30 mph in the next three days, though sudden, pop-up thunderstorms are possible.
    “Right now, it appears that it’s going to stay offshore, but it is expected to pick up speed and expand as it gets closer to the Carolinas,” said Darren Player, director of Lancaster County Fire Rescue/Emergency Management.

  • Miss USA National Preteen

    Denise Johnston
    For The Lancaster News

    A bright smile and a little kindness can take you a long way. Just ask Lily Grace Patterson.
    The 11-year-old Indian Land girl recently won the coveted title of USA National Miss Preteen 2019.
    Lily Grace bested delegates from throughout the United States to claim the national crown, scholarship money and an extensive prize package during the national pageant in July at Walt Disney World’s Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Fla.

  • Sheriff’s office lists unclaimed property

    Deputies with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office often come across unclaimed, lost or abandoned property during the course of their duties.
    And per departmental policy, when a deputy takes possession of the property, it is placed into evidence for safekeeping.  
    The office, however, does work to identify owners and reunite them with their property. 
    After a 90-day period and exhausting all reasonable efforts to find legal property owners, the sheriff’s office is allowed by state law to dispose of the items.

  • County wants 18-wheelers off Waxhaw Village Road

    Lancaster County will place signs along Waxhaw Village Road in the coming days to prohibit through-truck traffic.
    Just south of North Corner Road, the 2.1-mile-long county- maintained dirt road runs between U.S. 521 and Old Hickory Road.
    “Tractor-trailers are using it as a cut-through, and it’s not suitable for anything much larger than a pickup truck. It’s a single-lane dirt road,” said Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis.   

  • County OKs library bids, to trim some excess costs

    The overall cost of the planned library renovation project is coming in about $230,000 over budget, but Lancaster County awarded bids Tuesday with the stipulation that the extra costs will be trimmed before construction begins.
    “It’s a catch-22 situation,” County Administrator Steve Willis said. “We can’t legally talk to a contractor about value engineering – or what can be cut – until we award the bid. So we have awarded the bid with the understanding we’ve got some cutting to do or we do not move forward.”