Today's News

  • 25 charged in drug roundup, 18 sought

    Dozens of suspects were picked up on drug charges this week during a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office drug task force roundup, with 18 still sought.
    Task force agents set out with arrest warrants for 43 people Wednesday and were able to check off 25 of those names.
    According to a sheriff’s office press release, most of the arrests resulted from drug transactions monitored over the past year.

  • 'Not for the faint of heart'

    VAN WYCK – After a long, wet winter, spring’s sweet strawberries are ripe for picking.
    The berries are fruiting a bit early for The Ivy Place owner Terry Graham, who opened his Van Wyck fruit stand and you-pick operation this week.
    He said in the six years he’s grown strawberries, no two seasons have been the same.

  • He filled Charlotte’s biggest pulpit, now leads tiny IL church

    For more than two decades, Dr. Joe Brown addressed crowds of thousands on Sunday mornings, sometimes in five back-to-back services, which were broadcast on local television.
    Now, the retired Charlotte mega-church pastor is preaching to fewer than 100, leading a small Indian Land congregation and mapping its future.
    Restoration Church of the Carolinas, formerly Higher Ground Church, is Brown’s new base on Possum Hollow Road.

  • Winthrop Poll: Trump, Graham riding high

    Winthrop University

    ROCK HILL – S.C. residents remain among the strongest supporters of President Trump, as his approval rating in the Palmetto State stands at 42 percent, according to the latest Winthrop Poll.
    The president’s approval numbers here continue to be a few points higher than the national average of 39 percent as measured March 10 by Gallup. The 45th president has a disapproval rating of 49 percent among Palmetto State citizens.

  • A connection that is making all their lives more complete

    An unexpected gift recently surprised Keith Freeman on his 32nd birthday.
    “I got home and there was a big present on the table and an envelope,” he said.
    Freeman is highly functioning on the autism spectrum and shares a special bond with his cousin Griggs Griffin and Griffin’s fiancée Brooke Self. Self had set up a Mickey Mouse scavenger hunt for Freeman.
    She hid 10 clues around the house. Freeman said it took him a while to find all the clues.

  • Church News
    Week Ahead
    Good Shepherd community dinner
    The Church of the Good Shepherd, 1005 University Drive, Lancaster, will host a free community dinner at 6 p.m. April 17. Donations will be accepted. No reservations are required. For details, call (803) 285-4577.
    Zion UMC free community meal 
    Zion United Methodist Church, 1665 Zion Road, Lancaster, has a free community meal at 6 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month. The next meal is April 17.
  • Coming Events
    Week Ahead
    STEM and Stories
    Lancaster County Library, 313 S. White St., Lancaster, will hold Stem and Stories 2:45-3:15 p.m. Wednesdays through May 15. The free event is for students up to fifth grade and features a different story and STEM activity each week. The next event is April 17.
    Lions Club meets
  • News Briefs

    Housing authority board meets

    The Housing Authority of Lancaster Board of Commissioners will meet at 5:30 p.m. April 17 in the Dr. James A. Boykin Boardroom, 3502 Caroline Courts, Lancaster. For details, call (803) 285-7214.

    IL fire district meets April 17

    The Indian Land Fire Protection District Commission will meet at 7 p.m. April 17 at Indian Land Fire Station, 285 Six Mile Creek Road, Indian Land.

    Community relations commission meets

  • Guest Column: The unique tax advantages of health savings accounts

    There’s a lot of talk today about health savings accounts and their benefits.
    An HSA operates a lot like a savings account that is used for the tax-free payment or reimbursement of qualified medical expenses.
    You have to be enrolled in a high-deductible health plan (HDHP) in order to qualify for an HSA. These plans pay benefits only after a high annual deductible has been met. You can use funds from your HSA to pay for health expenses not covered by your HDHP.    

  • Cauthens open another Subbies in Heath Springs

    HEATH SPRINGS – Having grown up in Heath Springs, Brooke Cauthen can recall a time when every parking spot was taken in the downtown business district.
    And she longs to see that again.
    “A lot of people had their livelihood here and I just think Heath Springs needs more of that,” she said.