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Today's News

  • Some stories worth repeating

    As a journalist, some things, you never forget. These are the heartfelt stories we have the privilege of sharing with our readers.

    I guess you would have to be there to fully understand what I’m talking about.

    These are the days when you’re staring at a keyboard silently praying, “God, you’ve given me a good un’ to tell. Please help me to not screw it up.”

  • Winthrop study explores impact of road extension

    ROCK HILL – More than 58,000 new residents and $427 million in additional revenue.
    The numbers jump off the page as economists discuss the projected impact of extending Dave Lyle Boulevard from Rock Hill into Lancaster County.
    A special presentation on the matter was held Thursday evening, Jan. 10, at Winthrop University. Economists at the university’s College of Business Administration unveiled statistics from their study that analyzed how the eastward extension of Dave Lyle would greatly affect retail in the region.

  • Council to discuss transportation, continuity plan

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Transportation studies and local government plans are tops on Lancaster County Council’s agenda for its first meeting of the new year, Monday, Jan. 14.  
    Monday will be first official meeting for recently elected council members Brian Carnes (District 7), Bob Bundy (District 3) and Steve Harper (District 5).
    Council will first hear a briefing on the possibility of Lancaster County joining the Rock Hill, Fort Mill Area Transportation Study, also known as RFATS.

  • Threats, pointing shotgun ends with felony charge

    A Lancaster man was arrested after deputies say he threatened another man with a shotgun Jan. 5.
    John Edwin Wright, 45, 3850 Happy Trails, was charged with pointing and presenting a firearm.
    According to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, a deputy responded about 5:16 p.m. that day to the report of a man with a gun inside 522 Collision, 3060 N. Rocky River Road.

  • PalmettoPride awards $2,533 to county

    A new grant will help deputies keep a closer eye on problem areas within Lancaster County.
    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office announced last week it was awarded a $2,533 PalmettoPride grant on Dec. 30, according to a sheriff’s office press release.
    The grant will be used to buy surveillance cameras to monitor troublesome areas throughout the county.  
    PalmettoPride is a legislative initiative created to fight litter and help beautify South Carolina.

  • Warriors win to stay unbeaten

     

       

    CHESTERFIELD – Seventh-ranked Indian Land improved to 2-0 in Region IV-AA play with a 67-56 road win over Chesterfield on Friday, Jan. 11.

  • Brown signs with Columbia College

     

       

    The Lancaster High School softball connection to Columbia College added another solid link on Friday, Jan. 11.

  • LHS evens region record

     

       

    ROCK HILL – The Lancaster Lady Bruins, since returning from the holiday break, have been earning their hoops props with comeback wins.

  • Retreat provides powerful experience

    A peaceful, serene Atlantic Ocean is something I had never seen before while visiting Myrtle Beach.

    I’m accustomed to droves of people partying along Ocean Boulevard, hanging out by the pool and dipping in the ocean amid a hot summer day.

    But this time, cold temperatures, along with a wind chill factor, rendered the beach somewhat desolate. Vacationers – mostly snowbirds from Canada and the northern U.S. – who walk along the beach were few and far between.

  • Gunshots fired into homes

    No arrests have been made in separate incidents in which gunshots were apparently fired into homes in Lancaster County.
    Shortly before 8:30 p.m. Jan 2, Lancaster police officers responded to the 1800 block of Pardue Street after receiving an anonymous call about shots fired in the area.
    Neighbors pointed police to two apartments that had been struck by bullets. Both are in the 1500 block, the report said.