Today's News

  • Correction: Waxhaw Independence Day events Monday, July 4

    Waxhaw will hold its Independence Day parade, party and fireworks Monday, July 4. The parade starts at 10 a.m. in downtown Waxhaw. There will be a family-friendly music festival at 5 p.m. and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. at Jackson Station beside CVS. Visit www.waxhaw.com or call (704) 843-3195 for details.

  • Be safe, have fun on Fourth of July

    The United States of America will celebrate its 235th birthday on the Fourth of July. And since Independence Day falls on a Monday this year, most of us will have a long weekend to enjoy the federal holiday.
    The midsummer holiday commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring America’s independence from Great Britain.
    It is a day of celebration, from the backyard to the pool, river or beach. Popular forms of celebration and observance include picnics, parades, cookouts, concerts, baseball games and family reunions.

  • Are we losing our place in the world?

    Do you feel the massive earthquake that is shaking up the Middle East? According to the Washington Post, the U.S. relationship with Saudi Arabia is at an all-time low.
    There is an increasing friction with the Obama administration and the Saudi government feels that America has proven to be an incompetent ally, incapable of conducting a coherent foreign policy.
    Did Obama make a mistake in driving Mubarak out of Egypt? Now Egypt is headed down a path to an Islamic fundamentalist takeover.

  • Officials disappointed with budget

    Although disappointed, several local officials say they understand Lancaster County Council's decision Monday to approve a bare-bones budget for the next fiscal year.

    But those same officials are keeping hope alive that their various projects and agencies will receive the funding they need. 

  • United Way donations still rising

    The stagnant economy took its toll on charitable giving to United Way of Lancaster County again this year, though the organization still surpassed last year’s pledges by nearly $36,000.

    The report came during Monday night’s wrap-up event for the organization’s 2010-2011 Community Campaign held at the historic Lancaster County Courthouse.

    Campaign board chairman Dr. Gene Moore said with the county’s high unemployment rate and other economic factors, the organization knew every contribution would count regardless of size.

  • Gearing up for the 4th

    When it comes to patriotic celebrations, its hard to imagine anyone doing it much better than South Carolinians.

    From red, white and blue patriotic parades to do-it-yourself neighborhood fireworks shows, you won’t have to look far to find an Independence Day celebration in Lancaster County this July 4.


    First up with the municipal celebrations this Fourth of July is Charlesboro with its 33rd annual Independence Day parade starting at 10:30 a.m.

  • Edenmoor process raises questions

    Reece Murphy


    The Lancaster County Forfeited Land Commission met Wednesday, June 29, to seek legal advice from counsel on the Edenmoor development in Indian Land.

    The meeting, which lasted about an hour in closed session, came a little over a month after the commission signed a purchase contract May 27 with Charlotte-based developer Eden Ventures and produced just about as much information –little or nothing.

  • Just ring the bell and run

    – Editor’s note: W.B. Evans is on the mend after a recent at-home mishap. “I climbed a ladder and fell off, simple as that,” he said. “I ain’t as young as I sometimes think I am.” We are reprinting this Remember When column on Vacation Bible School that was originally published in the June 29, 2008, edition of The Lancaster News.

    No sooner had the final school bell rung for our last day at Chesterfield Avenue Grammar School, the bell at First Baptist Church peeled, summoning all of us to Vacation Bible School.

  • Meet Your Neighbor – Josh McNeal IV

    Name: Josh McNeal IV
    Age: 25
    Address: Sunshine Road
    Family: Dad, the Rev. Willie McNeal; mom, Robin Stevenson, and three brothers, Adrian McGriff, Quacy McNeal and Willie McNeal Jr.   
    Job: Graduate assistant for the Southern Political Science Association
    Hobbies: Working out, Gamecocks football and baseball, videography, golf and watching the TV news
    Favorite book: “Strivers Row” by Kevin Baker

  • Tigers stay unbeaten after win over Kershaw Stingrays

    The Lancaster Tigers capped a 5-0 regular-season recreation swim league mark, taking a 347-186 win over host Kershaw on Thursday.

    Each team featured outstanding pool performances in the meet.