• Leaving a mark at USCL

    University of South Carolina Lancaster officials invited community members to leave their mark on Founders Hall, Friday, July 12, during a beam signing ceremony to celebrate another milestone in the long-awaited building’s construction.

    In all, nearly 100 people, including construction workers, county residents, students, business leaders and local and state politicians, joined with university officials to sign the last I-beam to be set in the 40,000-square-foot building’s steel frame.

  • There’s more to Sadie Phifer story, photo

    There is a lot more to the story and photo of Sarah “Sadie” Phifer than was told in the Sunday, July 13, edition of The Lancaster News and it needs to be clarified.

  • Lancaster Police release name of third robbery suspect

    The Lancaster Police Department has released the name of the third man sought in the armed robbery last week in the Walmart parking lot.

  • City to restart bidding for MJC repaving

    City officials are restarting the bidding process for repaving at the Municipal Justice Center.

  • Police issue warrants in armed robbery

    Authorities have identified a man they believe was involved in the armed assault of a motorist outside a Lancaster gas station early Saturday, July 13.

    Police have issued arrest warrants on Donald Joseph Wheeler III, 27, for the charges of attempted carjacking and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, according to a Lancaster Police Department press release. 

    Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant revealed the charges on Tuesday afternoon, about four days after the assault, and said Wheeler had not yet been found. 

  • TLN staff photographer Aaron Morrison injured in 3-car collision


  • Council approves L&C Railroad ordinances

    An ordinance providing tax relief to the Lancaster & Chester Railroad was unanimously approved by Lancaster County Council on Monday, July 8, months after a similar effort failed to gain traction with county officials.
    The agreement was one of two related pieces council considered Monday, though compared to previous meetings, neither item generated any conversation among council.
    First up, council unanimously approved final reading of an amendment to an ordinance that placed the company into a joint industrial and business park status last December.

  • Police Arrrest two at checkpoint

    A tense moment during a traffic checkpoint which included a passenger pulling a revolver from a glove box, ended with the arrest of two people July 3.
    Braydan Shyanne Holloway, 18, of Monroe, and Breante Deon Stevens, 24, 1570 Beacon Road were arrested on a host of drug and firearm charges, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.
    Holloway was charged with possession of a controlled substance and no driver’s license.

  • Authorities investigating vandalism of mailboxes

    What began as one 911 call about a vandalized mailbox eventually involved a string of at least 30 damaged boxes throughout the county between June 25 and 26.
    Both the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office and the Lancaster Police Department are investigating multiple reports of vandals knocking over or destroying mailboxes in the late night or early morning hours of both days.

  • ‘Food Court Wars’ features Van Wyck’s Jason Vaughan

    A Van Wyck native is making an appearance tonight, July 14, on the Food Network.
    Jason “JV” Vaughan is the owner of the Taco Spot, a Charleston based restaurant with two locations – downtown Charleston and West Ashley.
    Vaughn, a 1996 graduate of Johnson and Wales in Charleston, opened the West Ashley location in 2008.
    “Fresh and local, made to order,” said Vaughn’s cousin, Lori Williams, also a Lancaster native who lives in Pawleys Island.