Today's News

  • Clark-Harmon Wedding

    Sharlene Clark and Eric Demetrius Harmon were married at 6 p.m. May 26, 2013, by Minister Chris Jackson at Brakefield at Riverwalk in Rock Hill.

  • Theologus-Sims Engagement

    Bill Theologus of Maryland and Cindy Clements of Greensboro, N.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Stacey Theologus, to Christopher David “Kritter” Sims, both of Pineville.
    The wedding is planned for 4 p.m. July 13, 2013 at Red Diamond Event Center in Pineville.
    Miss Theologus is a student at Central Piedmont Community College.
    Mr. Sims is the son of Karen Sims of Kershaw and Fred “Pete” Sims of Matthews, N.C. He is a diesel technician at Kenan Transport.

  • Garris-Conrad Engagement

    Larry and Annette Garris announce the engagement of their daughter, Tiffany Garris, all of Lancaster, to Harold Dale Conrad Jr. of Rock Hill.
    The wedding is planned for July 12, 2014 at River Hills Country Club.
    Miss Garris is the granddaughter of Mary and Jerry Garris of Lancaster, Margie Faile of Heath Springs and the late Rex Faile. She is a 2012 graduate of Lancaster High School and is studying business management at Clemson University. She works in sales at Garris Jewelers.

  • Holdens celebrate 40 years

    Billy and Kathy Faile Holden celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on June 23, 2013.
    Their children threw a party in their honor at their home on June 22, 2013.
    They were married June 23, 1973 in Lancaster and are the parents of three children, Jeff and Staci Holden, Jamie and Matt Sistare and B.J. and Lisa Holden. They also have six grandchildren.
    The Holdens are the owners of Westgate Tire.

  • Kershaw hires Walters as administrator

    KERSHAW – The town of Kershaw has a new administrator.
    Rick Walters was hired June 20 as the successor to Bryan Pettit, who announced he’s stepping down to take a job elsewhere in the county.

    Kershaw Mayor Wayne Rhodes said Walters’ first official day is Monday, July 1, though he’s already been at Town Hall getting acclimated.

    “We wanted to hurry up and get somebody before Bryan left,” Rhodes said. “(Walters is) not going to be starting off in the dark.”

  • Deputies find gaming machines in store

    The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office, along with State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) Gaming Task Force agents, seized 22 illegal gaming devices, as well as computer servers, monitors, computer equipment and components from an internet cafe (sweepstakes) operation that were being stored in an closed-down convenience store on Friday, June 28.

     See the Sunday, June 30, edition of The Lancaster News for more details.  

  • Maintaining our roads essential to economy

    In his most recent column, Mr. J.R. Wilt objects to the county road maintenance fee being increased by $5, from $25 to $30. I strongly disagree. Lancaster County residents have complained about the poor condition of our roads for years. While this increase will not improve the condition of our state-maintained roads, it will improve the condition of our county-maintained roads.
    I support the proposed road maintenance fee increase, and I encourage all residents of Lancaster County to do the same. For the record, my home is located on a state-maintained road.

  • McDonald: Thanks for support

    As I complete my final days as principal of Indian Land Middle School and we close another school year, I wanted to take the opportunity thank you for the many years of support provided to Indian Land Middle School – specifically the students and staff – and to me. For the last six years, I have had the honor to serve as the first principal of ILMS and while there were challenges, there have been so many more amazing moments of celebration.

  • Magnolia trees are icons of the American South

    Psychologists have long delved into people’s memories trying to identify early events that influenced later behavior or choices.

    I clearly remember attending a birthday party when I was four years old.

    Several games were played and when I won one, the prize was a very small pocket-sized book about trees. All of the pictures were in full color and I spent hours turning the pages, amazed to see flowering trees.

    My favorite was one with big white flowers that I now realize was a Southern Magnolia.

  • Catawba woman celebrates 100th birthday

    Bertha Harris of Catawba will turn 100 years old on Saturday, June 29. On her birthday, devoted family members and loving friends and neighbors from her church community will gather for a day of celebration in her honor from 10 a.m. to noon at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1989 Reservation Road, Rock Hill. The public is invited to attend the gathering.