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Today's News

  • Rock the House!

    The 2019-20 Vivian Major Robinson Classical Music Concert Series opens this week with a different kind of classical performance.
    Flip Side, a local rock band, will perform “Distinctive Harmony: Soft Rock of the ’70s to ’90s,” at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Cultural Arts Center on West Gay Street.

  • Darlings stars win district title

    The Lancaster County Dixie Softball Darlings are headed to the state tournament after capturing the District 2 tournament in Lancaster.
    The Darlings stars, who went 3-1 in the double-elimination district field, wrapped up the crown with a 10-5 win over Jefferson on Monday night at Springdale Park.
    Lancaster opened play with a 13-3 win over Blythewood on Saturday at Springdale Park.
    The LC Darlings followed with a 5-4 win over Jefferson.

  • Paws on Parade

    Two more colorful Paws on Parade pups were installed last week, bringing the total to nine of the lively sculptures scattered throughout the county.
    The public art exhibit, sponsored by Lancaster County Council of the Arts, features 10 fiberglass dog sculptures by local artists, with the last dogs to be installed soon.

  • Campers repair 7 area homes

    John Dixon’s Van Wyck home has been in his family for years, but the home he grew up in had fallen into disrepair.
    Without help, Dixon wouldn’t have been able to fix the place up, he said, but thanks to the Catawba Salkehatchie Camp, his home was transformed last week.
    A group of 10 volunteers showed up at Dixon’s house June 17 to start the repairs, which included painting, installing insulation and replacing all the windows of the house.

  • Man facing strong-arm robbery charge

    A Lancaster man has spent nearly a month in jail after turning himself in hours after stealing beer and cigarettes from a nearby convenience store and days after calling to report himself for trespassing.

  • Wreck cuts power to 500

    A vehicle crashed into a power pole on Van Wyck Road late Monday afternoon, leaving about 500 households without power.
    Lancaster County Fire Marshal Russell Rogers said the wreck occurred shortly after 5 p.m. Monday, and the driver was flown to a nearby hospital for injuries. The driver was not trapped in the vehicle and did not require extrication by Charlotte Road-Van Wyck firefighters, who were on-scene, Rogers said.

  • Meet the Kershaw Mayor July 3

    KERSHAW – The town of Kershaw is hosting Meet the Mayor at 9 a.m. July 3 at the mayor’s office in Kershaw Town Hall. The public session offers residents the opportunity to ask questions, present ideas and voice their concerns in a casual setting.
    “I am looking forward to speaking with the residents and hearing some great ideas that we can hopefully utilize in the town of Kershaw,” Mayor Mark Dorman said.

  • Pageland Murder suspect turns himself in

    A suspect in the fatal shooting of a Pageland woman turned himself in Friday morning at Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office, accompanied by his attorney.

  • Repeat offender charged in string of burglaries

    A Lancaster County man was arrested June 14 for burglary. He was also served with additional warrants charging him with seven other commercial burglaries.
    Dennis Michael Robertson, 51, has been charged with an April 2 burglary at Elgin Feed and Garden Center, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office report. Employees reported a broken office window and missing cash from the store on Kershaw Camden Highway.

  • Kershaw to raise water deposit

    KERSHAW – The town of Kershaw is raising the deposit needed for water and sewer service from $100 to $150 effective July 1.
    In an increasing trend, some renters are skipping out and sticking the town with outstanding water bills higher than the initial $100 deposit.
    “What happens is, nobody is paying. I don’t think that’s fair on people who do pay the right amount,” said Kershaw Mayor Mark Dorman, before town council unanimously passed the increase at its June 17 meeting.