Today's News

  • Column: Legislative corruption and the state grand jury

    About five years ago. Ashley Landess of the S.C. Policy Council urged an investigation of then-House Speaker Bobby Harrell for misconduct in office. The investigation led to Harrell’s resignation and a guilty plea.

  • Middle schoolers hear vets’ stories

    Veterans Day is often filled with parades, salutes and assemblies aimed at recognizing and honoring those who served in the military, but Indian Land Middle School did something different.
    ILMS brought in over 50 veterans, and asked them to share their service and life experiences with sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders. There was a veteran for every classroom, and some even had two.

    Navy provided his career

  • Gift Guide in Wednesday's edition

    Sunday's edition of The Lancaster News incorrectly advertises our Christmas Gift Guide. The gift guide will be included with the Wednesday, Nov. 21 edition.
    We apologize for the error.

  • Column: Unspent S.C. gas taxes top $338 million

    In the first 15 months of the gas-tax-hike law, the S.C. Department of Transportation spent less than 7 percent of the nearly $400 million in collected revenues that lawmakers promised would go toward fixing deteriorating roads and bridges statewide, according to recently released records.

  • WWI scholar to lecture on 30th Infantry, ‘Old Hickory’

    Melody Craig
    For The Lancaster News

    Deep in the forest of Compiegne, aboard a private railway carriage in the region of Picardy, France, the Armistice of Nov. 11, 1918, was agreed upon at 5 a.m.
    Taking effect at 11 a.m. Paris time, it would silence the guns of World War I between the Allies and Germany. It is often referred to as the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.”

  • 'Nutcracker' launches the Christmas season

    “Nutcracker” returns to Lancaster this year with the Columbia City Ballet performing the Christmas classic about Clara and her adventures through the Land of Sweets with her Nutcracker prince and the Sugar Plum Fairy.
    The magical ballet is based on E.T.A. Hoffmann’s “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King,” a story that has enchanted children and adults alike since it was written in 1816.
    William Starrett, executive and artistic director of the Columbia City Ballet, said this year’s performance will be bigger and better than ever.

  • 3 days of rain cause flooding

    INDIAN LAND – The sump pump at Nita Brown’s home sure picked a bad time to go out.
    Thursday afternoon, Brown had about a half inch of water in her basement on Ander Vincent Road, off Waxhaw Highway. 
    “I’m so sick of this mop, but the ground is just so saturated that there’s no place for the water to go. I’m ready for it to stop,” said Brown, who lives adjacent to a small tributary that flows into nearby Twelve Mile Creek.

  • Sigh of relief! Roof fix done before week’s drenching rain

    County officials bypassed the normal budget process last month to make $68,000 in emergency roof repairs to the donated Barnett Building on West Meeting Street, after Hurricane Florence damaged the structure.
    It’s a good thing they did. Without those repairs, this week’s four days of flood-inducing rains would have compounded the repair costs.
    The roof of the two-story building was damaged during Hurricane Florence in September.

  • 2nd arrest in Kings Circle shooting

    A second arrest has been made in the Nov. 1 Kings Circle shooting, with a search still under way for two other suspects.
    Travis Phillip Miller, 35, was arrested Nov. 6 after deputies and investigators found him hiding in the basement of a North Catawba Street home. He was charged with first-degree burglary, attempted murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime. He was found carrying a stolen 9mm and was also charged with possession of a stolen pistol.

  • No room at animal shelter

    The Lancaster County Animal Shelter has seen a major influx of dogs over the past month, taking in an overwhelming 100 of them in just two weeks.
    The shelter is set up with only 31 runs to hold dogs, and shelter Director Alan Williams said he tries not to double up the runs to keep the animals from passing along diseases. A distemper outbreak shut down the shelter in May 2017.