• Liberian pastor gives thanks for Reformation Lutheran Church

    Heath Spring’s native Maria Ardrey now has a Liberian school named in her honor.

  • Lancaster man scratches $100K lottery ticket

    A Lancaster man’s routine had him in the right spot at the right time recently to buy a very valuable lottery ticket.

  • A Capital Easter Celebration

    An Indian Land family has been invited to be among the more than 35,000 people from all 50 states and the District of Columbia to attend the White House Easter Egg Roll the Monday after Easter.
    Dr. Kristin Black of New Day Family Practice recently shared the good news about her family’s lottery win of free tickets for the traditional Easter event held on the White House South Lawn for more than 130 years.

  • County tops S.C. growth charts

    Driven by growth in Indian Land, Lancaster County surpassed York County and two others as the fastest-growing county in South Carolina between 2013-14, earning it a spot as one of the fastest growing counties in the country.
    According to U.S. Census Bureau data, Lancaster County grew by 2,640 new residents between July 1, 2013, and July 1, 2014, from 80,520 to 83,160, an increase of 3.3 percent.
    By comparison, York County grew 2.5 percent during the year, from 239,415 to 245,346 residents, the fourth highest growth rate in the state.

  • Prepping for the Hunt

    Clients of the Lancaster/Chester Disabilities and Special Needs Center, 1158 Camp Creek Road, are joyous about hiding candy in plastic eggs at Easter, said Nikki Bramlett, director of day services at the center.
    These “consumers,” as Bramlett calls them, are experiencing their third year packing the eggs provided by the city of Lancaster for Rosie’s Easter Egg Hunt from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 4, at the Lancaster County Fairgrounds.

  • New DSS director visits county

    by David Kellin/for The Lancaster News
    Susan Alford, the new director of the S.C. Department of Social Services, visited Lancaster County on Tuesday, March 31.
    She is touring county DSS offices across the state to review what is working and what needs improvements.
    In the afternoon, she met with a variety of community agencies that partner with Lancaster County DSS, to gather their feedback.
    The stop in Lancaster is the second in a statewide tour. She believes that the changes that DSS has to make will be made at the local levels.  

  • Couple hopes for another Easter miracle

    The last time The Lancaster News wrote about Neil and Lois Zarrelli, it was to tell the story of their reunion with five stolen pet goats shortly before Easter 2012, thanks to the help of a vigilant reader.
    In the last five months, the couple has been the victim of two more “kidnappings” – and now they’re once again asking for the public’s help in the hopes of another Easter miracle.

  • Stacks fall at Del Webb library

    If there was ever a job you wouldn’t normally associate with the term “occupational hazard” it would have to be “librarian,” but an experience Del Webb Library Branch Manager Nancy Berry had last week proves the two aren’t necessarily mutually exclusive.
    The accident occurred March 25 during a maintenance shutdown to add more shelf space.
    “We were trying to take out some supports (on a bookshelf), so we could put in some more shelves, and before we could get them in, it toppled,” Berry said.

  • Hinson is Kershaw’s Citizen of Year

    KERSHAW – Business owners and dedicated leaders of the community were honored March 24 during the Kershaw Chamber of Commerce banquet at the Kershaw Country Club.
    As she greeted the crowd, Sheila Hinson, president of the Kershaw Chamber of Commerce, said the goal of the chamber during the previous year had been to buy tables for the country club and that project was complete.
    “We hope you enjoy eating on them tonight,” she said, with a laugh.

  • New Life for an Old Church

    African Christian Fellowship International is launching the new International Christian Center at Abundant Grace Church this week with prayer services at 7 p.m. each day through Saturday, April 4.
    The weeklong celebration will culminate with a special service 2 p.m. Sunday, April 5, with guest speaker Dr. Wayne Shenk, pastor of Northside Church in Vanderhoof, British Columbia, Canada.