• Local actors work ‘9 to 5’

    Bailey Milhorn
    For The Lancaster News

    Community Playhouse of Lancaster County will present “9 to 5: The Musical” this week at USC Lancaster’s Bundy Auditorium. Performances begin Thursday and continue through Sunday. For details or tickets, visit www.lancasterplayhouse.com or call (803) 285-7451. 

  • Community chronicler David Kellin dies at 57

    If something important was happening in Lancaster County, chances are David Kellin and his camera were there, capturing kids at festivals, football players on Friday nights, first responders saving lives.
    He saved lives on his own in his quieter professional life, counseling local children and adults through some of the worst traumas imaginable.
    Kellin, 57, did not show up to teach a children’s photo class Monday morning. First responders found him deceased at his Kershaw home.

  • KARE gets $240K from Sims Foundation

    Kershaw Area Resource Exchange (KARE) received its biggest-ever grant last week – nearly a quarter million dollars – to fund general operating costs over the next two years.
    The J. Marion Sims Foundation awarded the $240,000 Healthy Community Grant to KARE, backing its mission to serve local families experiencing financial hardship.

  • Urban farmers put land first

    INDIAN LAND – Carey and Natalie Howell’s farm is anything but pastoral.
    All around them, hammers bang, saws whine and earth-movers drone. It comes with the territory when you locate in Lancaster County’s booming Panhandle.
    But the couple, who started SC Truffieres & Howell Specialty Farmz nine years ago, don’t mind the construction noise on nearby Collins Road. It means more residents on the way, more potential customers for their organic farm.

  • Playhouse to work ‘9 to 5’ this week

    Bailey Milhorn
    For The Lancaster News

    The Community Playhouse of Lancaster County will go to work with “9 to 5: The Musical” for the first time Thursday, Aug. 1, through Sunday, Aug. 4, in the Bundy Auditorium at USC Lancaster.
    “9 to 5: The Musical” is based on the 1980 hit movie with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton, starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Parton. The story was written by Patricia Resnick.

  • Happy Birthday, George!

    George Waldrop Sr. turned 97 on Friday.
    “Been through three strokes and a heart attack. If I’m not lucky, there’s not a dog in Georgia,” he said.
    Waldrop got an early birthday treat Thursday morning when the 30-plus local veterans who gather for breakfast each week at 521 BBQ on Lancaster’s Main Street surprised him with a cake. Waldrop, one of the county’s oldest military veterans, is the elder statesmen of the Veterans Coffee Club.

  • PPPS conducts statewide sweep

    The S.C. Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services (SCDPPPS) is searching for more than 40 people wanted on various charges in Lancaster County, including weapon and drug charges and other violent crimes.
    It has apprehended 10 other people already.
    The roundup of suspected criminals is being done as part of “Pretrial, Probation, Parole Supervision Week” in the state, according to Agent Jessica Macon with SCDPPPS. The dedicated week, July 21-27, also celebrates the 20th anniversary of the American Probation and Parole Association.

  • Manhunt Thursday for murder suspect

    Most of Lancaster County’s attention was on the Jacksonham community Thursday morning as the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office and SWAT assisted North Carolina officers in the search for a murder suspect, captured Friday by the U.S. Marshals Service.

  • 3 county towns have elections this year

    It may be an off-election year in some places, but it’s not in three Lancaster County towns.
    Town council elections in Heath Springs, Kershaw and Van Wyck are set for Nov. 5. Candidate filing for those council seats begins at noon Aug. 1 and ends at noon Aug. 14.
    All three elections are non-partisan, which means candidates aren’t affiliated with political parties.

    Heath Springs
    Two of the five seats on Heath Springs Town Council are up for re-election this year.

  • New EMS station to cost $1.8M

    Lancaster County Council awarded a bid of $1.8 million to TEAM Construction, based in Jacksonville, N.C., for the new Indian Land EMS station at last week’s council meeting, bringing the total project cost up to $2.2 million.
    “All the base quotes came back higher than we had originally budgeted,” County Administrator Steve Willis said at the July 15 meeting.
    When sealed bids on the EMS station were opened June 19, all of them were about $500,000 higher than the anticipated $1.2 million cost, Willis said.