• No charges yet in shooting death

    Kayla Cook has many good memories about her friend, David N. Hammer.

  • Everything is gone

    Having seen the rubble left behind by a house explosion along Cane Mill Road last weekend, including charred timbers and piles of bricks, Stephen Blackwelder is still in shock no one was injured by the blast.

  • Need help navigating Obamacare sign-up?

    If you’re uninsured, there’s still time to sign up for health insurance on the Health Insurance Marketplace and avoid the penalty.

  • NAACP officials tout education

    Kayland Hagwood

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – The more than 100 people at the annual Freedom Fund Banquet in Kershaw on Saturday, March 15, shared one goal – to make the world a better place.

    “We’ve had several speakers at our guest table, and they’re all saying the same thing,” said Kershaw NAACP President Dennis Miller. “And that’s that we can get along as a people of all people, and we can involve our young people, get them on board.”

  • Historic trees presentation at center

    Michele Roberts

    For The Lancaster News

    The Lancaster Garden Club held a special event Feb. 20 at the Cultural Arts Center at the Olde Presbyterian Church on Gay Street.

    Guest speaker was Joanna Angle of “Palmetto Places” on South Carolina ETV, who presented a slide show entitled “Historic Trees for Historic Places” about historic trees in the local area, as well as those found throughout the state.

  • Are you there, S.C.? It’s me, spring!

    By Sarah Ellis

    USC School of Journalism

    The South has seen more of winter this year than it’s used to or, frankly, cares for, and South Carolinians are eager for clear days and warmer temperatures. Their hopes are finally in sight.

    It’s spring.

    “A lot of people this year are just panting for spring,” said nature expert Rudy Mancke, the University of South Carolina’s naturalist in residence.

  • Rabies vaccination clinics set

     The arrival of warm weather signals more than spring.  

    It’s also time to make sure state residents protect themselves and their pets against rabies. 

    “Rabies is a threat to pets and humans, so all pet owners should have dogs, cats and ferrets vaccinated,” said Sandra Craig of the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control’s (DHEC) Bureau of Environmental Health Services. 

    Craig said wild animals carry the disease most often, but domestic pets can contract rabies as well.

  • Number of motorcycles on state roads climb with temperature

    Riding a motorcycle can be dangerous in many ways for the cyclist and passenger alike, said S.C. Highway Patrol Cpl. Jeff Gaskin. 

  • Thieves steal vintage Coca-Cola signs from Van Wyck business

    The owner of a historic Van Wyck building is asking for the public’s help in recovering two iconic Coca-Cola signs stolen from the building’s facade early last week.

  • Town used to mean Main Street

    Linda Ellis worked her usual magic and I no longer resembled a shaggy dog.