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Today's News

  • Van Wyck Road site targeted for apartments, assisted living

    The story of development in Indian Land continues, with another potential project slated for a 49-acre site wedged between U.S. 521 and Van Wyck Road.
    Charlotte-based Van Wyck Partners owns 24 acres along Van Wyck Road, and is in talks to purchase an adjacent 24 acres, currently owned by the Agnes W. Yarborough Living Trust.

  • IL church gives $50K to women’s center

    Transformation Church showed its support for the Women’s Enrichment Center in Lancaster this week with a sizable donation, which will have a considerable impact on the nonprofit’s local operations.
    The Indian Land church donated $50,000 to the pregnancy center, about half of what the nonprofit usually collects in annual donations.

  • Night to Shine

    The limos, red-carpet entrance, balloons and fairy lights made Friday’s Night to Shine rival any high school prom celebration.
    About 200 volunteers helped stage the magical evening for 56 guests of all ages from all over the state.
    “The dancing and the crowns, and everything. I mean, it is so special!” said an enthused Jackie Welsh, one of the guests of honor. “Even a limousine ride!”
    But the glamorous event was no regular prom night. It was dedicated to those with special needs.

  • Reality TV show nixes #MyPageland

    Pageland’s fast-and-furious effort to win a $500,000 downtown makeover and star in a reality television show came up short Tuesday.
    “Small Business Revolution Main Street” picked a Top Six instead of a Top Five. Selections had Western orientation, as five of the six towns were west of the Mississippi River.
    About 50 #MyPageland supporters gathered Tuesday morning at the Ball Theatre for the announcement.

  • Piano concert kicks off CAC double-header

    Piano music is one of the most popular forms of musical performance in nearly any style, from classical to sacred to jazz.
    Kicking off a cultural double-header at the Lancaster Cultural Arts Center on Feb. 17 is classical pianist Gregory Knight. He will be followed Feb. 19 by the Wingate University Singers, performing on their spring tour.
    Knight has a remarkable international reputation. He’s from right here in the Carolinas, and was something of a child prodigy.

  • After 3 years, Jaxon beats leukemia

    Jaxon Ingram was glowing Friday as his dad, Jason, lifted him up to clang the victory bell.
    About 20 friends and relatives lined a hallway at Charlotte’s Levine Children’s Hospital – cheering, clapping, some of them crying. He had endured dozens of cancer treatments there for three years.
    The 9-year-old’s T-shirt said it all: “The battle is over #winner.”
    “After monthly treatments at the hospital and taking pills every night, this is such a relief,” said his mom, Amy Ingram.

  • Main library’s new look: Sleek, modern

    Nearly five years after voters approved updating Lancaster County’s three libraries, architects are showing us how two of the projects will look.
    McMillan Pazdan Smith this week unveiled its sleek, modern design for the expansion and refurbishment of the main Lancaster County Library, and an addition to Del Webb Library in Indian Land that blends into the existing structure.

  • Gunshot just misses cops in drug raid

    A Lancaster man and woman were arrested Friday after a shot was fired at SWAT team members entering their home during a drug raid, according to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Honeycutt: Is Thread Trail best use of scarce funds?

    The county’s Unified Development Ordinance, passed in 2016, requires subdivision builders along the path of the massive Carolina Thread Trail to construct sections of the trail.
    Larry Honeycutt wants to tap the brakes on that idea.
    It’s not that he opposes the trail, the four-term county council member says. He just thinks the county needs to weigh all the other growth-propelled needs it could satisfy with that money from developers – things like fire stations, EMS equipment and library space.

  • Much later start time likely at new ILHS

    In addition to its gleaming new buildings and vast athletic facilities, the new Indian Land High School probably will have something else radically different from the status quo – a much later start time.
    The proposed schedule change was to be discussed at Saturday’s school board planning meeting. It would push back the start time at the new high school by 35 minutes to 9:05 a.m., a result of bus-transportation issues caused by separating the high school from the middle school.