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Today's News

  • MUSC considers expansion to IL

    INDIAN LAND – MUSC Health, which bought Springs Memorial Hospital last month, is eyeing Indian Land as a location for a future facility.
    Mack Wallace, MUSC Health Lancaster Medical Center professional outreach director, spoke to a curious audience during a recent Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce event at Cross Ridge Café in Indian Land.
    “Indian Land is a focus for MUSC Health,” Wallace said. “So they’ve already deployed some resources to look at land and look at the needs of the community.”

  • Artsy eggs

    Easter eggs are a Redmond family tradition.
    When I was a child, my sisters and I would dye at least three dozen hard-boiled eggs for our Easter Sunday egg hunt. I don’t know where my brothers were, but I have wonderful memories of just us girls in the kitchen with eggs everywhere.

  • Greenway dirt finally moving

    The Lindsay Pettus Greenway broke ground behind the Barr Street Learning Center on Thursday, with dozens of people wielding shovels and garden spades amid a flurry of celebratory bubbles.
    The trail will cut through the city of Lancaster, connecting people to places of interest including schools, sports facilities, the downtown business district and other shopping areas, and the hospital. As planned, it eventually will be about 5 miles long and run along Gills Creek.

  • Red Ventures shifts 260 jobs to IL

    INDIAN LAND – Red Ventures is bringing an additional 260 jobs are coming to Lancaster County.
    The internet-marketing company announced Wednesday that it was closing its north Charlotte call center and merging it with its Indian Land headquarters.
    The Charlotte location is at University City, near the UNC Charlotte campus.
    Red Ventures CEO Ric Elias said all the employees at the Charlotte operation will be offered sales jobs in Indian Land. 

  • School district investigates accusation of verbal abuse

    School officials are investigating after a parent accused two North Elementary School staffers of verbally abusing her special-needs son.
    Bryan Vaughn, the Lancaster County School District safety and transportation director, confirmed the investigation but released few details.
    “There was an allegation made by a parent at North Elementary,” Vaughn said. “Based on that allegation, we have a police report and the school district and personnel department are conducting an investigation involving two employees.”

  • HS limits business-fee hike for 1 year

    HEATH SPRINGS – For now, those bracing to pay the new higher Heath Springs business license fees won’t have to shell out as much the first time.
    Heath Springs Town Council unanimously voted Tuesday night to consider the 2019-20 business-licensing year as a transition period and only charge 50 percent of the new, higher fees.
    Last year, council voted to raise the town’s business-license fees to replace a renewable $20 annual fee that had been in place since the 1980s.

  • EMS crew takes Hazel Taylor to hospital from council meeting

    Lancaster City Council member Hazel Taylor was wheeled out of Tuesday evening’s council meeting on a gurney after suffering respiratory problems.
    It happened at the start of the meeting as everyone bowed their heads for a prayer by Lancaster police Chaplain Kenneth Cauthen.
    When they opened their eyes, Taylor was leaning forward with her hand pressed against her chest. She stayed seated during the Pledge of Allegiance, then said, “I can’t breathe. I’m OK. I’m OK.”

  • Lancaster investing $422,000 in water lines

    Due to a high number of unoccupied houses in the East Arch Street Area, the city of Lancaster will have to spend $422,000 on a local match for a water-line replacement grant.
    The project, which involves replacing water lines along portions of South Ferguson, South Hughes, McCardell and Moore streets, will cost $903,650.
    During Tuesday’s city council meeting, City Administrator Flip Hutfles said there’s $750,000 available from the Community Development Block Grant program, but the local match is based on occupancy.

  • IL man charged in child-porn case

    An Indian Land man has been arrested on child-pornography charges involving kids as young as 8.
    Travis Kenton John, 40, is charged with one count of second-degree exploitation of a minor and eight counts of third-degree exploitation of a minor. He faces up to 10 years on each count if convicted.

  • Vast reservoir almost ready

    VAN WYCK – A joint venture between Lancaster County and Union County, N.C., has nearly completed a colossal new reservoir that increases the counties’ water-storage capacity tenfold – to 1 billion gallons.
    More than a decade in the making, the $50 million project will gird the counties for explosive growth, protect them against drought and contamination, and meet stricter regulations for water plants along the Catawba River.