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Today's News

  • Column: Thanks to all who worked to carry out the election

    On behalf of the Lancaster County Election Commission, thank you to the people who worked the polls on Election Day, Nov. 6.
    We had 259 people who went through training and were there from at least 6 in the morning to 8 that night. We have such a great group of dedicated workers who sometimes catch heat for long lines and slow machines that they have absolutely no control over, but I had no complaints all day about anyone who was not treated with the utmost care, and for that we again say thanks.

  • Indian Land projects win Heavy Hitter Awards

    MPV Properties
    Indian Land was a big winner at the Charlotte Business Journal’s fifth-annual Heavy Hitters Commercial Real Estate Awards dinner at the Westin Hotel on Nov. 1.
    On a night when the real-estate industry recognized the 25 best developments in commercial real estate from 2017-18 in the Greater Charlotte region, two Indian Land projects – RedStone and CompuCom – walked away with two of the top awards.
    Top retail development

  • Lennar gives children’s home $10K

    VAN WYCK – Homebuilder Lennar Carolinas has donated $10,000 to the nonprofit Lancaster Children’s Home.
    “Our whole purpose is to get some additional notoriety for the children’s home. Hopefully, this will get some more local companies to pay attention to them,” said Jon Hardy, president of Lennar Charlotte.

  • Police probing alleged threat by LHS student

    A Lancaster High School student was removed from school Friday following a threat allegedly made that afternoon, and LHS parents were notified via ConnectEd over the weekend.
    “We had a student in the class Friday make reference to a threat. [The student] implied that there would be some type of violence on Monday,” school district Safety Director Bryan Vaughn said Monday. “At this point, the student has been removed from school and is going through the expulsion process, and law enforcement is investigating the criminal side of it.”

  • Founders Federal Credit Union opens Rock Hill Center

    Founders Federal Credit Union recently opened its Rock Hill Center. Purchased in 2016 from the Rock Hill School District, the location is 42,000 square feet and houses 80 back-office employees, with a future capacity of 200. Operations include eBranch, contact center, loss control, recovery services and consumer lending. Lancaster-based Founders Federal, founded in 1950 in Fort Mill, serves more than 219,000 members at more than 30 locations and has more than $2.3 billion in assets.

  • Hwy 55 owner, employees reach out to victims of Indian Land fire

    Local restaurateur Jason Hall is giving back to his community one family at a time – most recently, the victims of a devastating fire in Indian Land.
    Hall owns two Hwy 55 Burgers Shakes & Fries restaurants, one in Indian Land and one in Lancaster. Both locations often feature “percentage nights,” where for one night, a percentage of all revenues go to a charity, a church or a family in need.

  • We’re Top 10 in the country at attracting business talent

    A new national study ranks Lancaster County one of the Top 10 small counties in the nation for luring the best and brightest workers.
    Lancaster placed ninth nationwide for drawing new residents, new jobs, skilled workers and developing a more skilled and better-educated workforce, according to the third-annual Talent Attraction Scorecard published by labor-market researcher Economic Modeling LLC, also known as Emsi. The county was in the 5,000-99,000 population category.

  • 3rd arrest in Kings Circle shooting

    A third arrest has been made and one suspect is still being sought in the Nov. 1 Kings Circle shooting that wounded a homeowner.
    Malcolm Eugene Belk, 28, was taken into custody by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Street Crimes Unit on Nov. 15 after they found him at a home on Elm Street in Lancaster. He was charged with first-degree burglary, attempted murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

  • Another 1,000-job prospect on radar

    Another company is eyeing Lancaster County for a corporate headquarters/customer service center that could create almost 1,000 high-paying jobs by 2024.
    Dubbed “Project Mustang” by Lancaster County Economic Development, the company is looking at multiple locations in the Charlotte area, including one here.
    “Mustang is Indian Land focused. That’s all I can say about the specifics at this time,” said Economic Development Director Jamie Gilbert.

  • Straight ‘saved so many from tragedy’

    Hundreds of firefighters and other emergency personnel filed into Second Baptist Church on Saturday, along with friends and family of Dennis Straight, to honor the assistant fire chief.
    Straight, 59, was struck and killed while directing traffic after a wreck at the intersection of U.S. 521 and S.C. 5 on Nov. 7. He was the assistant chief at Charlotte Road-Van Wyck Volunteer Fire Department and had worked there for 20 years. He was also an active community volunteer in Van Wyck, where he lived, and at Andrew Jackson State Park.