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Today's News

  • After 3 years, Jaxon beats leukemia

    Jaxon Ingram was glowing Friday as his dad, Jason, lifted him up to clang the victory bell.
    About 20 friends and relatives lined a hallway at Charlotte’s Levine Children’s Hospital – cheering, clapping, some of them crying. He had endured dozens of cancer treatments there for three years.
    The 9-year-old’s T-shirt said it all: “The battle is over #winner.”
    “After monthly treatments at the hospital and taking pills every night, this is such a relief,” said his mom, Amy Ingram.

  • Main library’s new look: Sleek, modern

    Nearly five years after voters approved updating Lancaster County’s three libraries, architects are showing us how two of the projects will look.
    McMillan Pazdan Smith this week unveiled its sleek, modern design for the expansion and refurbishment of the main Lancaster County Library, and an addition to Del Webb Library in Indian Land that blends into the existing structure.

  • Gunshot just misses cops in drug raid

    A Lancaster man and woman were arrested Friday after a shot was fired at SWAT team members entering their home during a drug raid, according to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Honeycutt: Is Thread Trail best use of scarce funds?

    The county’s Unified Development Ordinance, passed in 2016, requires subdivision builders along the path of the massive Carolina Thread Trail to construct sections of the trail.
    Larry Honeycutt wants to tap the brakes on that idea.
    It’s not that he opposes the trail, the four-term county council member says. He just thinks the county needs to weigh all the other growth-propelled needs it could satisfy with that money from developers – things like fire stations, EMS equipment and library space.

  • Much later start time likely at new ILHS

    In addition to its gleaming new buildings and vast athletic facilities, the new Indian Land High School probably will have something else radically different from the status quo – a much later start time.
    The proposed schedule change was to be discussed at Saturday’s school board planning meeting. It would push back the start time at the new high school by 35 minutes to 9:05 a.m., a result of bus-transportation issues caused by separating the high school from the middle school.

  • Evolution of an artist

    Ashley Lowrimore
    For The Lancaster News

    Kicking off a year-long gallery exhibition tracing the evolution of her work, traditional artist Beckee Garris will be honored at a reception from 1-3 p.m. Friday at USC Lancaster’s Native American Studies Center.
    A citizen of the Catawba Indian Nation, Garris appeared as artist-in-residence at the NASC last fall, demonstrating pottery- and basket-making techniques and sharing Catawba oral histories and traditions.

  • Church News

    Week Ahead

    Valentine Pageant set for Feb. 16

    St. Paul AME Church, 133 Pleasant Hill St., Lancaster, will host a Valentine Pageant at 4 p.m. Feb. 16. 

    Black History Day Program

    God’s Holy Temple Church, 120 E. Gay St., Lancaster, will host a Black History Day Program at 8 a.m. Feb. 17. Minister Elmore Frazier will speak. For details, call (803) 320-3810. 

    Women’s Day Service at Sand Hill Baptist

  • Coming Events

    Week Ahead

    Grace Bleachery reunion meetings

    Grace Bleachery reunion meetings are held from 3-6 p.m. on the third Sunday of each month at Lancaster County Library, 313 S. White St., Lancaster. All are welcome. The next meeting is Feb. 17. For details, call (803) 285-2564 or (803) 286-6291.

    Gregory Knight to perform Feb. 17

  • News Briefs

    Temporary limited visitation at SMH

    Springs Memorial Hospital has implemented a temporary limited visitation policy due to the high number of confirmed flu cases in the area. 

    Visitation is limited as follows:

    - Children under 12 years of age are asked not to visit patient rooms or visit patients within the emergency department. Also, please do not bring children to the waiting room of the Emergency Department unless they are being seen as a patient.

  • Column: Consultant fees soar in nuclear facility fiasco

    Since the 2017 collapse of the V.C. Summer nuclear project – which the legislature made possible through a quietly passed law 10 years earlier – lawmakers and state utility regulators collectively have spent at least $729,000 on consultants hired to give them advice or issue reports.