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  • Nutramax upping local jobs by 60%

    Eight years after arriving in Lancaster, Nutramax Laboratories is expanding for the third time, announcing Wednesday that it will invest another $20 million in facilities and hire 225 employees – a 60 percent increase in its local workforce.
    From the governor’s office to Lancaster County, officials hailed the move.

  • 3 entertainment venues will keep toes a-tappin’

    Expanding with a third stage and a second day of shows, the bigger/better Indian Land Fall Festival offers lots of opportunities for good music and entertaining performances Nov. 3 and 4.
    On Saturday, Nashville recording artist Kasey Tyndall will take the Comporium Main Stage in the afternoon, singing her hits such as “Bar That’s Open” and “Everything is Texas.” Tyndall got her start several years ago after winning a radio contest to sing a song with Keith Urban.

  • Get set for fun at the Indian Land Fall Festival

    We are excited as the Indian Land Fall Festival continues to grow each year. This year we are seeing many changes, most notably the addition of a second day as we transition into a multi-day event.
    The Fall Festival showcases Indian Land and Lancaster County – its people, businesses, schools, churches and civic organizations. It takes all of us working together to put on an event of this size, and it is exciting to see the new faces standing side by side with folks who have been here from the start over 13 years ago.

  • Baroque concert Sunday features harpsichordist Charles Sherman

    Do you know what “Baroque music” is? To find out, come to the concert this Sunday at the Lancaster Cultural Arts Center at 2:30 p.m.
    The North Carolina Baroque Orchestra Chamber Players will be performing “The Virtuoso Baroque,” featuring music by composers from the zenith of the Baroque musical period, around 1685. The program includes familiar names such as Bach, Vivaldi and Handel, as well as not-so-familiar composers Scarlatti and Stradella.
    Nationally-known harpsichordist Charles Sherman organized the concert.

  • Hundreds of smoke detectors up in Lancaster County homes

    Since April 2016, five people have died as a result of Lancaster County house fires. In the five years before that, there were only two fatalities.
    That’s why Lancaster County Fire Rescue and the Lancaster Fire Department have been working to get smoke detectors into as many homes as possible.
    Now, Lancaster Promise Neighborhood community volunteers have joined the grassroots collaboration with two one-day blitzes that resulted in 110 smoke detectors getting installed at homes in the Clinton Elementary School attendance zone.

  • Lancaster City Council District 5: Don Geraghty

    ◆ Age: 45.
    ◆ Family: Wife, Brandy; four children ages 19, 15, 13 and 10.
    ◆ Occupation: Owner of The Craft Stand on Main Street, which sells craft beer. Spent 20 years at a Harris Teeter supermarket in the Charlotte area, 12 years as its manager.
    ◆ Education: High school diploma.
    ◆ Political experience: Accommodations Tax Advisory Board; Lancaster County Historical Preservation Society board member, chairman of the Downtown Revitalization Committee. Finished fourth in July’s special election for Lancaster mayor.
    ◆ Top issues:

  • Lancaster City Council District 2: Jimmy Sweatt

    ◆ Age: 66.
    ◆ Family: Single, divorced.
    ◆ Education: Some college.
    ◆ Occupation: Bus driver, Lancaster County Parks and Recreation.
    ◆ Political experience: None.
    ◆ Top issues:
    Drugs, jobs, more police officers and keeping our kids in school.
    ◆ How do you intend to deal with those issues?
    Let’s see what’s out there for the betterment of Lancaster.

  • Local officer wins state training award

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office can add another award to its shelf now that one of its training captains has been named Training Officer of the Year.
    Cpl. Craig Lilly, a nine-year veteran of the sheriff’s office, was recognized by the S.C. Training Officers Association during a conference in Myrtle Beach earlier this month.
    He became an assistant training officer in 2012 and holds certifications in several of the subjects taught at the S.C. Criminal Justice Academy.

  • Foundation grants up tenfold in last 2 years

    The Lancaster County Community Foundation has awarded grants totaling $54,500 to 19 nonprofit organizations after a significant increase in funds over the past two years.
    LCCF’s grants have increased tenfold since 2016 when the foundation awarded just $4,500 in grants to local organizations.
    This exponential growth is a result of increased community giving, a $50,000 donation from the J. Marion Sims Foundation and the partnership match between the Lancaster County board and Foundation for the Carolinas.

  • No point in running if you can’t take office

    The Democratic candidate for state superintendent of education has withdrawn from the race.
    S.C. Election Commission spokesman Chris Whitmire said Monday that Israel Romero of Spartanburg officially notified the S.C. Democratic Party and state elections officials on Oct. 17 that he was dropping out of the race.
    Romero gave no reason, but state Election Commission Chair Molly Simon confirmed that Romero was ineligible to run due to a past felony conviction.