• National poetry competition comes to Charlotte

    CHARLOTTE – Metaphors, rhythmic monologues and vivid descriptions fell from the mouths of poets quite frequently.

    When a performer took to the stage, there was no telling what you were bound to hear.

    One woman shared a poem that revealed her insecurities and self-esteem issues. A fellow poet detailed the joys and struggles of raising his son, while another performer used humor to talk about falling in love with a woman who happened to share sharply different political views.

  • Police investigate possible assault of 10-year-old boy

    Officers were called to a Lancaster apartment complex early Tuesday morning, July 31, about a possible assault of a 10-year-old boy. 

    At about 2:15 a.m., several officers responded to an assault call in the 2100 block of Pardue Street, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. 

    A 36-year-old Lancaster woman told officers at the scene that her son was assaulted by a 21-year-old Lancaster man they both know. 

  • Man arrested on kidnapping charges

    A Lancaster man was jailed Aug. 1, on multiple charges after witnesses reported seeing him assault a teenage girl along Arch Street. 

    Daniel Thomas Strain, 24, 206 McCardell St., was arrested and charged with kidnapping and second-degree assault and battery, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. 

  • Man shot during fight on J.B. Denton Road

    A fight between two men at a J.B. Denton Road home early Saturday, Aug. 4, ended in the street with gunfire.

    One of the men – William Lee Adams, 42, 2120 J.B. Denton Road – was arrested Sunday, Aug. 5, and charged with attempted murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.

    Adams remains jailed at the Lancaster County Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing.

  • Car accident injures three

    Christopher Sardelli
    Three people were injured early Tuesday morning, July 31, when the car they were traveling in crashed head-on into a tree just south of Van Wyck.
    The driver, Lakissha C. Hamilton, 27, 3635 Wheels of Peace Drive, was later cited by troopers with the S.C. Highway Patrol for driving too fast for conditions, said SCHP Lance Cpl. Billy Elder.

  • ‘Business as usual’ at Chick-fil-A on Friday

    Jesef Williams
    Lancaster resident Karli Threatt said she fully supported the effort urging people to partake in “Same-Sex Kiss Day” at Chick-fil-A restaurants nationwide Friday, Aug. 3.
    Threatt said she isn’t gay but has close friends who are. That, coupled with her personal beliefs, causes her to advocate for gay rights, she said.

  • Meat Center makes the cut with customers

    Gregory A. Summers
    Right now, most local business owners admit they are just treading water amid the stagnant waves of a struggling economy.
    There are, however, a few exceptions to that.
    The Meat Center on S.C. 9 Bypass is not only thriving, it is expanding.

  • Candidates file for City Council, school board

    Jesef Williams
    The list of candidates looking to run for City Council and local school board seats is taking shape.
    As of noon Friday, Aug. 3, three people have filed to run for Lancaster City Council and three have filed for Lancaster County school board, according to Voter Registration Director Mary Ann Hudson.  
    For City Council, incumbent Sara Eddins has filed again for District 6. Two people have filed for District 4 – incumbent Tamara Green Garris and Jean Sabrina Cureton.

  • No timetable for Kershaw skatepark

    Jesef Williams
    KERSHAW – Skateboarders will have to wait a while before they can descend on a planned skatepark in the town of Kershaw.
    On Thursday, Aug. 2, Beverly Timmons of the Kershaw Community Park Council said that group has taken possession of ramps and other skatepark equipment that had been sitting at Indian Land’s Walnut Creek residential development, formerly known as Edenmoor.

  • School district passes the test

    Reece Murphy
    Lancaster County School District scored 86.9 for an overall grade B under the state’s new method of reporting progress toward federal education accountability standards.
    The new letter-grade system is a key component of the state’s recent flexibility request from provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, better known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB).