Today's News

  • Resolute laying off salaried employees

    Reece Murphy
    Resolute Forest Products announced it is laying off 33 employees as a cost-cutting move at its Catawba mill.
    Spokeswoman Debbie Johnston said the company, formerly Abititi Bowater, began notifying the employees Thursday, July 19  and Friday, July 20.
    “Thirty-three salaried employees were notified that their positions would be eliminated,” Johnston said. “Some were affected immediately and others will be over the period of the next several months.”

  • Boy, 17, hit with vehicle

    Christopher Sardelli
    A Lancaster man was jailed earlier this month after a teenager reported the man struck him with a pickup truck.
    Richard Allen Sims, 57, 1196 Old Thompson Ave., was arrested July 14 and charged with aggravated assault and battery and attempted third-degree assault and battery, said Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant.
    The charges were filed after police responded about 10:30 p.m. to a hit and run in the 1200 block of S.C. 9 Bypass, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

  • Local residents react to Colorado mass shooting

    Jesef Williams
    Elizabeth Stilwell doesn’t know what she would have done if she had been in that Colorado movie theater last week when a gunman opened fire, killing 12 people and injuring 58 others.
    The Lancaster County resident said it’s hard to believe a person would take so many lives in such a violent fashion – an assault authorities say may have been in the plans for months.
    Stilwell calls the ordeal sickening.

  • Mailboxes bombed in Legacy Park

    Reece Murphy
    INDIAN LAND – Residents in Indian Land’s Legacy Park are on the hunt for whoever is responsible for blowing up  their mailboxes.
    Carol La Conte of Wiregrass Drive said someone blew up her and her husband Joe’s mailbox  Saturday morning, July 21 – for the second time since July 14.

  • Fire department cooker has been stolen

    Reece Murphy
    The Charlotte Road/Van Wyck Volunteer Fire Department is asking for the public’s help in recovering the cooker it uses for fundraising and other activities.
    Department officials described the missing custom-built cooker as black metal and about 6 feet long, 4 feet wide and 5 feet tall, with a beveled, casket-like flat top and two smokestacks in the middle. The cooker is mounted on a black 6-foot-by-12-foot trailer.

  • Man arrested for check forgery

    Christopher Sardelli
    A fake check led to the arrest of a Columbia man in Kershaw last week.
    James Robert Kriner, 20, was arrested Friday, July 20, and charged with forgery after sheriff’s deputies responded at about 5:40 p.m. to a Kershaw supermarket about a suspicious payroll check, according to a sheriff’s office press release.

  • Attorney general to speak at meeting

    Staff Reports
    The Lancaster County Republican Women will host Attorney General Alan Wilson on Tuesday, Aug. 14, at Carole Rae Dowling Center at 509 Hubbard Drive.
    The program starts with a reception at 6:30 p.m. and the program begins at 7 p.m.
    Wilson’s topic title is “How can Lancaster County voters impact the 2012 General Election in SC?”

  • Theater shooting causes shift in focus

    This was supposed to be the moment I provided details about my recent trip to Northeast Ohio.
    I was going to tell you all about my two-day stay in Cleveland that was highlighted by a visit to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, a beautiful six-story structure that sits on the shore of Lake Erie.
    The displays and exhibits inside were literally jaw-dropping. As a culture and music enthusiast, it’s all I could ask for – a facility solely devoted to the preservation and promotion of popular American music.

  • Children left alone in home

    Christopher Sardelli
    Police arrested a Lancaster woman Saturday, July 21, only hours after her two young children were found home alone.
    Myeshia Shree McCain, 27, 1504 Caroline Court, was charged with two counts of unlawful conduct toward a child after officers found her 3-year-old daughter and 1-year-old son alone in an apartment, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

  • Bradley column: Affordable health-care act does have some good points

    Many thanks to Dr. Lee Thomas for his thoughtful guest column, “Medical care in America has reached crossroads,” in the July 11 edition of The Lancaster News, on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and the crossroads in medical care that has been looming for many years prior to its passage.
    He and the hospital system he works for are to be commended for their devotion to patient-centered care, including indigent care.