• 5 community groups get $74K in hotel-tax money

    Five local causes are getting extra money from the local accommodations tax for marketing to boost tourism.
    Lancaster County Council passed a resolution Monday night that awards a little more than $73,000 to the Indian Land Fall Festival, Lancaster County Council of the Arts, Community Playhouse of Lancaster County, Lancaster County Council on Aging and The Children’s Council.
    An advisory committee chaired by Dean Faile, president of the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce, recommended the grant awards.

  • Radio exec dies in IL motorcycle collision

    An N.C. man died Saturday after his motorcycle crashed into an SUV on S.C. 160 near Calvin Hall Road in Indian Land.
    The victim was Nathan Richie, 53, of Matthews, according to Lancaster County Coroner Karla Deese. Richie was director of digital programming at Entercom Charlotte and an adjunct professor at Carolina School of Broadcasting.

  • Fierce heat settles in

    For construction workers at Lancaster High School, this week’s scorching heat means longer workdays, protracted breaks, mountains of empty plastic water bottles and impromptu gatherings in the shade.
    “You drink plenty of water and try to stay out of it as much as you possibly can,” said brick mason Londell Alston, as he spread a layer of mortar for a row of bricks on the façade of the new LHS multipurpose building.

  • Money issues dominate mayor forum

    Four of the five Lancaster mayoral candidates faced off Monday night at a public forum focused mostly on financial issues – economic development, downtown revitalization and city-staff retention.
    Alston DeVenny, Sara Eddins, Tamara Green Garris and Don Geraghty spoke for an hour before a crowd of about 100 at the Lancaster Mayoral 2018 Candidate Forum at USC Lancaster’s Bundy Auditorium.

  • County holds ribbon-cutting on IL center

    INDIAN LAND – This delay can be blamed on the computers, or at least the lack of two at the county’s new Indian Land Service Center.
    The Lancaster County government satellite office will open on Monday June 18.
    But for the next month, only the engineering and stormwater departments will be operating in the new building, along with the auditor’s office on Tuesdays.

  • 3 TLN staffers win national writing awards

    The Lancaster News has won three awards in the 2018 National Newspaper Association editorial contest.
    Athena Redmond, the paper’s lead page designer, won the first-place award for serious-column writing in the 6,000-11,999 circulation category.

  • 4 candidates squaring off at Monday’s mayor forum

    Lancaster’s mayoral election is three weeks away, and so far the five candidates have been making little noise.
    That will change Monday evening, when at least four of the five will converge on USC Lancaster’s Bundy Auditorium for the Lancaster Mayoral 2018 Candidate Forum.
    The forum will be the community’s chance to meet, speak to and hear from the candidates running in the July 10 special election to fill the remaining term of the late Mayor John Howard.

  • Triple Eagles

    Denise Johnston
    For The Lancaster News

    Walker, Jackson and Grey Reeves started their Scouting careers at age 6, signing up as Tiger Cubs in Troop 502 at Harrison United Methodist Church in Pineville.
    Now the 16-year-old triplets, rising juniors at Indian Land High School, have reached Scouting’s pinnacle. They all became Eagle Scouts and won Good Citizenship Awards last month in ceremonies at the Anne Springs Close Greenway.

  • Borrowing life jackets on Duke Energy’s lakes

    Page Leggett
    Duke Energy Illumination

    Like a seatbelt, a life jacket has to be worn to be useful. Every summer, Scott Jolley goes on a mission to ensure that boaters and swimmers understand the importance of wearing a life jacket.
    Jolley runs Duke Energy’s free life jacket loan program in North Carolina and South Carolina. Life jacket loaner stations are at more than 20 locations at lakes, rivers and creeks, and Jolley’s team plans to add more each year.

  • Kershaw Town Hall getting new computers

    KERSHAW – A new computer system is coming to town hall, and property owners won’t face a tax increase to pay for it.
    Kershaw Town Council unanimously voted to take the money – $70,000 – from town reserves.
    “Sometimes, you have to get a bite of the apple as you go, and this is one of those times,” said Kershaw Mayor Mark Dorman. “Overall, the town is in good shape, and we did not want to raise taxes when we had the money in reserve.”