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Today's News

  • Murder suspect arrested in Alabama

    After being sought by Lancaster authorities, a Rock Hill teen was arrested in Alabama on Tuesday in connection with a fatal Lancaster shooting.

  • Council rethinking some cuts in budget

    City council is having second thoughts – or perhaps first thoughts, judging from its last meeting – about some budget cuts it approved in June, including money for the NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet and the Veterans Day parade.
    Council member Tamara Green Garris raised the issue at last Tuesday’s council meeting after receiving a memo from the town clerk reminding council that the city’s sponsored table for the Freedom Fund Banquet, which in the past had included eight tickets for council to attend, had been removed from the budget.

  • UDO, shmUDO! Belair wins tiff over digital sign

    INDIAN LAND – Catchy church signs are as Southern as “Bless Your Heart,” barbecue, porch swings, muscadine jelly and mosquitoes.
    They are a roadside institution. “Tweet Others as You want to be Tweeted.” “Bring Your Sin to the Alter and Drop it like it’s Hot.” “Does Life Stink? We have a Pew for You!”
    But Belair United Methodist Church in Indian Land recently learned that it was not free to communicate as it wished on a digital sign, thanks to the county’s Unified Development Ordinance.

  • Kershaw: No more thru trucks on Hampton Street downtown

    KERSHAW – Truck drivers will no longer be allowed to pass through the heart of Kershaw to get from one end of town to the other.
    Town council voted unanimously Monday night to establish an enforceable truck-route ordinance that prohibits thru trucks from navigating downtown Hampton Street between Hilton and Pine streets.
    It’s roughly the entire section of Hampton Street between Chris Cromer Cafeteria and Catering north toward Lancaster and Roberts Shell Station south toward Camden, said Town Administrator Mitch Lucas.

  • Buy a ticket, lend a hand

    Benford Brewing Co. will host two benefit concerts over the next two weeks, starting with a fundraiser this Friday for a boy who dreams of becoming a rock star.
    Local blues artist Pam Taylor, along with musicians Joyann Parker of Minnesota and Ruth Wyand of North Carolina, will perform this weekend at the Backyard Blues and Brews event at Benford, located at 2271 Boxcar Road, Lancaster.
    Taylor said that although she has been through an emotional upheaval with the loss of her nephew last week, she plans to give the performance all she’s got.

  • VW showcases dining decor at Tablescapes

    For those who love to plan, decorate and entertain or just admire a creatively styled dining table, the Van Wyck Woman’s Club is hosting Tablescapes from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, in the fellowship hall of Van Wyck Presbyterian Church.
    There will be two dozen dining tables set with fine china and styled in themes ranging from bridal and floral to football and holiday. A few will scale things down for children’s tables.

  • Rock Hill man sought in Lancaster murder

    Lancaster County authorities are searching for a York County man in a Sunday afternoon shooting death at a home west of Lancaster.
    Arrest warrants have charged Jarod Keshun McNeil, 17, of Rock Hill, with murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, according to a statement from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.
    McNeil has not been arrested and should be considered armed and dangerous, said the statement.

  • Hot day, huge fire

    Billowing 25-foot flames leapt from the roof of a Plantation Road house Wednesday afternoon, as fire crews fought to contain the huge blaze in punishing late-summer heat.
    A column of smoke could be seen from miles away, rising from 722 Plantation Road on the west side of Lancaster.

  • County tells IL developer it must pay for upgrades

    County council has rejected a request from the developer of a proposed 750-home Indian Land subdivision that the county issue $7.7 million in bonds to help build the water, sewer and road improvements that the project requires.
    The council, voting 4-3 Monday night, told the company to fund the infrastructure upgrades itself, as it agreed to when the county approved the project in March.
    Suncrest Real & Land plans to build the Sugar Creek subdivision on 355 acres along Harrisburg Road near the N.C. state line.

  • Missing man’s body found in his SUV

    A missing Lancaster man was found dead in his SUV Tuesday evening in a South Wylie Street parking lot.
    Timothy Taylor Wash, 26, was reported missing by his family Sunday. His body was found about 7 p.m. near the intersection of Wylie and York streets in Lancaster, according to a release from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.
    Wash was last seen leaving his Tully Court home on Saturday for work.