• IL man pens self-help book

    From release
    Local author Chris R. Korte has taken his experience and life-long passion for personal improvement and condensed everything he has learned in a new book titled, “I Wish I Knew Then…”
    In the book, Korte draws on his work experience, 30 years of marriage, three adult children and the hundreds of self-help books he has read.

  • DAR plans events for year

    by Jane Massey for the Elizabeth Hutchinson Jackson DAR
    Members of the Elizabeth Hutchinson Jackson Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter in Lancaster County recently met to plan up coming events for the 2017-18 year. This year there will be projects for local veterans and literacy and programs on conservation, local history and the Constitution.

  • Car show zooms into IL Fall Festival

    When he’s not promoting Keller Williams as a vendor, real estate agent Chris Jordan will be among car enthusiasts at the Honor Our Heroes car show at the Indian Land Fall Festival on Oct. 28.
    “It’s the nostalgia,” said Jordan, 44, of Indian Land, who hasn’t forgotten a 1967 black Pontiac GTO and 1950 Chevy pickup truck at last year’s car show. He likes the simplicity of the older model cars and talking to their owners, many times at length, about their mutual love of cars.

  • Library Friends host authors talk

    Friends of the Del Webb Library will host a September Local Carolina Authors Talk featuring authors Marybeth Whalen and Joy Callaway from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Del Webb Library, 7641 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land.
    Marybeth Whalen of Matthews, N.C., will discuss her latest book, “When We Were Worthy.” This book is about a small town devastated by a car crash causing the death of three cheerleaders. The story walks through the lives of those who are most affected by the tragedy as the story unveils the truth be-hind the accident.

  • Get smart at LCCA Summer Smarts arts camps

    Students in Indian Land can Be a Superhero with a comic-strip-creating course or explore science with the Our Wacky Body Systems course at the annual Summer Smarts: Arts & Sciences Camps this July.
    The Lancaster County Council of the Arts’ annual summer arts and science camps for kindergartners through sixth-graders begin July 10. Four week-long camps in different areas of the county are held back-to-back throughout the month. The Indian Land camp is July 31-Aug. 4 at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 238 Fort Mill Highway.
    The other camp dates are:

  • Leland column: Last chance to see spider lilies this year

    A breeze blows across the Catawba River and the rocky shoals spider lilies begin to dance, their paper-thin blossoms dipping and swaying atop sturdy green stalks.
    Acre upon acre of white blooms stretch improbably across the rushing water, the largest known stand of the rare lilies in the world.
    A magical garden
    For a few weeks from mid-May to mid-June, the spidery blossoms draw visitors to Landsford Canal State Park, across the river from Lancaster County north of Fort Lawn.

  • Summer fun in LA

    from See Lancaster
    There’s a summer full of budget-friendly entertainment scheduled in Lancaster, including theater performances for kids and downtown concerts for everyone.
    Free concerts
    See Lancaster brings back its free Finally Friday concert series, with a “Decades of Summer” theme.

  • Author signs 1st book

    Indian Land resident and first-time author Liz Gilmore Williams held a book-signing event at the Del Webb Library on Saturday, May 6.  
    Her self-published book, “No Ordinary Soldier: My Father’s Two Wars,” blends creative nonfiction, history and memoir, Williams said.
    And it is no accident that she published her book on Dec. 7, 2016. That was the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.  

  • Classical artists Hoffman, Parrini perform Sunday

    Miles Hoffman, a prominent classical violist and a popular host on S.C. Public Radio, WDAV and other public stations around the country, will perform Sunday, April 23, in Lancaster.
    He will appear at 2:30 p.m. at the Cultural Arts Center along with Italian-born pianist Fabio Parrini at the Vivian Major Robinson Spring Concert. Concert-goers will hear the music of familiar composers Robert Schumann, Franz Schubert and Johannes Brahms, as well as a more modern composition published in 1951 by Ernest Bloch.

  • AJ State Park hosts Spring Fun Night on April 21

    Come out and play at Andrew Jackson State Park’s Spring Fun Night at 7 p.m. Friday, April 21.
    Experience the park after dark – eat s’mores, play games and make an Earth Day craft. Enjoy the Cookies & Books program with storytellers, cookies and lemonade and score a free book to take home.
    Bring a flashlight and join park staff and volunteers at Shelter 1 for a great time.
    There will be drinks, glow-in-the-dark items and other park items for sale.