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Today's News

  • B-3 zoning is on the table again

    Well, it’s about time Lancaster County Council finally took up the controversial issue of B-3 commercial zoning again.
    Since council lifted the Panhandle’s moratorium on B-3 zoning last June (five days before it was set to expire anyway), the issue had been dead in the water, despite several Panhandle residents’ strident calls to bring it back to council’s attention.

  • Living with autism

    Editor’s note: April is Autism Awareness Month. Autism is a brain disorder that often impacts a person’s ability to form relationships with others, communicate and respond appropriately to the external world. Lancaster resident Wanda Sirk shares her experience of what it is like to live with her 24-year-old son, Corey Pope, who is autistic.
    Chances are you know at least one family member who is affected by autism. One in 88 children are diagnosed with autism each year in America and one in 54 of those children are boys.

  • Council approves five new positions at sheriff’s office

    With a push for 24-hour public service at the county’s new sheriff’s office, Lancaster County Council approved five new positions for the facility during its April 22 meeting. 

    County Administrator Steve Willis presented a request from Sheriff Barry Faile to hire four new records clerical positions to assist with 24-hour, 7-day-a-week service at the new sheriff’s office, as well as a new custodial position. 

  • KVLT lecture highlights threatened Catawba village sites

    University of North Carolina archeologist Dr. Stephen Davis pointed to a screen showing a satellite image of a housing development under construction in the Nation Ford area of Fort Mill.

    At the center, superimposed on a grid of curving gray roads and the empty dirt lots of a budding golf community, is a red circle marking the location of a nearly 300-year-old Catawba Indian settlement.

  • Rigsbee to serve 5 years for fatal wreck

    The Indian Land man charged in a fatal wreck last year on Harrisburg Road will spend five years in prison.  

    William Justin Rigsbee, 28, received the five-year sentence during a General Sessions court hearing April 15 at the Lancaster County Courthouse. Circuit Court Judge J. Ernest Kinard Jr. presided. 

    On Jan. 8, 2012, Rigsbee was driving a Chevrolet truck east on Harrisburg Road when he lost control and ran off the right side of the road, according to a media release from the 6th Circuit Solicitor’s Office. 

  • HOPE in Lancaster celebrates 30 years of providing hope

    The Rev. James “Jim” White stared at the list of typed names he was holding in his hands inside the historic Lancaster County Courthouse on Sunday, April 21.

    The 30th anniversary program for HOPE (Helping Other People Effectively) in Lancaster was six pages long. One of those pages was filled with names such as HOPE organizers James Bradley, T. Thomas, Brown Wylie and Lester Robinson. 

  • Kershaw law enforcement cost climbs

    KERSHAW – Law enforcement coverage for the town of Kershaw will soon cost more.

    During the Thursday, April 18, Town Council meeting, Town Administrator Bryan Pettit gave an update on forthcoming changes to the contract with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.

    Because of cost-of-living and insurance rate increases, the town will pay the sheriff’s office $18,597 more per year beginning with the 2013-14 budget year. 

    That raises the annual  cost from $451,000 to nearly $470,000.

  • Man attacked in Shelton Street home

    A Lancaster man was bruised, swollen and bloody after he was attacked by two men inside his home on April 14.

    Deputies responded at 12:47 a.m. to the 1800 block of Shelton Street after receiving a 911 call about an assault, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

    At the scene, deputies spoke with a woman who said her nephew had just been assaulted by two black men who came into their home, but left before deputies arrived.

  • Tarlton captures first Crates win

     

       

     

     

  • Buford, AJ notch soccer victories

    The Buford soccer team moved its record to 10-3, 2-2 in Region IV-AA play, with a 4-0 win over Class AAA foe Crestwood of Sumter on Monday, April 22.

    The Jackets defeated Crestwood, 6-3 earlier in the season at CHS.