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Today's News

  • Catawba Falls Event Center opens overlooking the river

    David and Sherry Walden grew up in Lancaster, and this weekend the couple will open a business that celebrates their hometown’s talent and natural beauty.
    On the edge of Lancaster County just this side of the Catawba River, the Catawba Falls Event Center nestles among the trees.
    The event venue, which will welcome visitors for its grand opening Saturday, is a hidden gem. The long, winding road up to the property leads to a spectacular view of the flowing river below.

  • Clarence, Kia Lyons open FirstLight Home Care
  • Lancaster’s Gifted Soul signs record deal

    Thirty-year-old Eddie Crockett used to spend his days working at McDonald’s, but now that he has signed with a national record label, he is in and out of the recording studio and spending a large chunk of his time center stage.
    Crockett, known to many by the stage name Gifted Soul, was born and raised in Lancaster. The R&B singer said he was always back and forth between Lancaster and Fort Lawn, where his father lives.

  • Guest Column: As a child, I watched Dr. Rucker, and I wanted to be just like him

    Icon. Legend. Luminary. Giant. When I think of Dr. Douglas Rucker, those are the words that come to my mind.
    I grew up at Mt. Zion AME Zion Church, and one thing was constant – Dr. Rucker sitting on the third pew from the back every Sunday.
    Never one to cause a scene. Always humble and courteous, no matter the status that he attained in life. He had the vision and ability to make things happen, often for the benefit of the church and the public, his family and his business, Rucker Denistry.

  • Motorcyclist dies in S.C. 200 crash

    A Rock Hill man died in a collision Sunday afternoon involving two motorcycles and an SUV at the intersection of S.C. 200 and 97.
    According to Lancaster County Coroner Karla Deese, the driver of one of the motorcycles, Curtis Reid Adkins, 38, of Rock Hill was pronounced dead at the scene.
    Sgt. Bill Rhyne of the S.C. Highway Patrol said the incident occurred about 3 p.m. Sunday.
    The driver of the SUV, Tiffany Ballard, 34, of Rock Hill was stopped at a stop sign on S.C. 97, while the two motorcycles were headed east on S.C. 200, Rhyne said.

  • Fishing Creek boat landing might get big amenity boost

    Duke Energy, which is building a fishing pier at the Springs Park Access Area on Fishing Creek, wants county officials to chip in $402,000 for other amenities that would make the site a bigger recreation draw.
    Duke officials won’t give a specific dollar amount they are spending at the Springs Park access. The utility is adding a fishing pier and a fishing trail along the bank, with an additional parking area.

  • 2 teens die in wreck on 521

    Two York County teenagers died and two others were seriously injured in a single-vehicle wreck on U.S. 521 Sunday morning.
    Trooper Joe Hovis of the S.C. Highway Patrol said the teens were travelling south about 7 a.m. when the 2005 Honda went off the road and struck a tree. The crash occurred near Rebound Road, approximately 9 miles north of Lancaster.
    The driver was wearing a seatbelt and was trapped inside the vehicle. The driver died at the scene, as did one passenger who was not wearing a seatbelt.

  • Greenway taking shape

    Sun rays break through the canopy of leaves overhead, and birds sing to each other in the trees.
    Walking a newly cleared path through the dense woodland, you would hardly think you were within Lancaster’s city limits.
    “It’s just beautiful. You really feel like you’re in the wilderness,” says Sherri Gregory, president of the Lindsay Pettus Greenway, as she leads the way through the undergrowth.

  • Dorian creeps closer

    If Hurricane Dorian stays on its current path, the Lancaster County area should experience nothing more than wind gusts around 30 mph in the next three days, though sudden, pop-up thunderstorms are possible.
    “Right now, it appears that it’s going to stay offshore, but it is expected to pick up speed and expand as it gets closer to the Carolinas,” said Darren Player, director of Lancaster County Fire Rescue/Emergency Management.

  • $80K county tractor stolen, damaged

    A stolen $80,000 piece of county equipment was found sitting in the middle of a Tradesville roadway Aug. 9, with windows and windshield shattered.
    According to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office report, a yellow Challenger tractor was discovered in the 2400 block of Old Camden Monroe Highway near Spring Hill Baptist Church at about 10:30 p.m. Aug. 9.