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Today's News

  • Great Falls man dies in S.C. 9 wreck

    A Great Falls man died Monday morning in a one-vehicle wreck on S.C. 9 near Grace Avenue west of Lancaster.
    The victim was David Wayne Roberts, 63, according to the Lancaster County Coroner’s Office. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
    According to Lance Cpl. Gary Miller of the S.C. Highway Patrol, Roberts was alone driving west on S.C. 9 shortly before 7:15 a.m. His 2003 Chevy Trailblazer left the right side of the road and hit a guardrail before swerving to the left down an embankment in the median and smashing into a tree.

  • Norrell: Schools bill ‘wonderful, revolutionary’

    Rep. Mandy Powers Norrell says the proposed legislation to overhaul the state’s public education system addresses teacher recruitment and retention “in a huge way.”
    “It has massive incentives,” Norrell told members of the local Democratic Party last Thursday night during its monthly meeting at the Lancaster County Library.
    “It increases salaries far beyond the Southeastern average,” she said, noting that it hikes teacher pay by a total of about 10 percent over the next two years ($270 million).

  • Van Wyck Road site targeted for apartments, assisted living

    The story of development in Indian Land continues, with another potential project slated for a 49-acre site wedged between U.S. 521 and Van Wyck Road.
    Charlotte-based Van Wyck Partners owns 24 acres along Van Wyck Road, and is in talks to purchase an adjacent 24 acres, currently owned by the Agnes W. Yarborough Living Trust.

  • IL church gives $50K to women’s center

    Transformation Church showed its support for the Women’s Enrichment Center in Lancaster this week with a sizable donation, which will have a considerable impact on the nonprofit’s local operations.
    The Indian Land church donated $50,000 to the pregnancy center, about half of what the nonprofit usually collects in annual donations.

  • Night to Shine

    The limos, red-carpet entrance, balloons and fairy lights made Friday’s Night to Shine rival any high school prom celebration.
    About 200 volunteers helped stage the magical evening for 56 guests of all ages from all over the state.
    “The dancing and the crowns, and everything. I mean, it is so special!” said an enthused Jackie Welsh, one of the guests of honor. “Even a limousine ride!”
    But the glamorous event was no regular prom night. It was dedicated to those with special needs.

  • Reality TV show nixes #MyPageland

    Pageland’s fast-and-furious effort to win a $500,000 downtown makeover and star in a reality television show came up short Tuesday.
    “Small Business Revolution Main Street” picked a Top Six instead of a Top Five. Selections had Western orientation, as five of the six towns were west of the Mississippi River.
    About 50 #MyPageland supporters gathered Tuesday morning at the Ball Theatre for the announcement.

  • Piano concert kicks off CAC double-header

    Piano music is one of the most popular forms of musical performance in nearly any style, from classical to sacred to jazz.
    Kicking off a cultural double-header at the Lancaster Cultural Arts Center on Feb. 17 is classical pianist Gregory Knight. He will be followed Feb. 19 by the Wingate University Singers, performing on their spring tour.
    Knight has a remarkable international reputation. He’s from right here in the Carolinas, and was something of a child prodigy.

  • Church News

    Week Ahead

    Mad Matters ministry meets

    The Mad Matters ministry of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 238 Fort Mill Highway, Indian Land, meets the first and third Thursdays of each month.  

    The group meets from 1-3 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall to make waterproof mats for the homeless. The next meeting is Feb. 21. 

    Alzheimer’s caregiver’s support meets

  • Coming Events

    Week Ahead

    Lions Club meets

    The Lancaster Lions Club meets at noon the first and third Thursday of each month at Seagull’s Grill, 1305 S.C. 9 Bypass West, Lancaster. The next meeting is Feb. 21.

    Area blood drives

    American Red Cross

    - Feb. 21, 2-6:30 p.m., Kershaw Elementary School, 108 N. Rollins Drive, Kershaw. 

    - Feb. 23, 1-5:30 p.m., Bojangles Indian Land, 8327 Collins Road.

  • News Briefs

    Housing Authority meets

    The Housing Authority of Lancaster Board of Commissioners will meet at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 20 in the Dr. James A. Boykin Boardroom, 3502 Caroline Courts, Lancaster. For details, call (803) 285-7214. 

    IL fire district meets Feb. 20

    The Indian Land Fire Protection District Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 20 at Indian Land Fire Station, 285 Six Mile Creek Road, Indian Land. 

    Community relations commission meets