• Marines celebrate 242 years with ball

    How old is the U.S. Marine Corps?
    It’s even older than the country it serves – 242 years, an event celebrated Nov. 10 at the Marine Birthday Ball, sponsored by the Sun City Carolina Lakes Marine Interest Group. 
    “The Marine Corps was created Nov. 10, 1775, when the Continental Congress resolved that ‘two Battalions of Marines be raised’ to serve as landing forces and shipboard security for the recently organized navy fleet,” according to www.history.com.

  • Park to host First Day Hike

    from S.C. Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism
    COLUMBIA – Most state parks in South Carolina will offer ranger-guided hikes, walks and special events Monday, Jan. 1, to get the new year started on the right foot.
    The First Day Hikes are mostly 1- to 3-mile easy walks along beaches, marshes and lakes, in forests or on historic trails, to help visitors learn more about the cultural and natural heritage of South Carolina and to get in some holiday exercise.

  • ‘Reindeer Monologues’ offers racy holiday show

    This is not your average Christmas play.
    Eight of Santa’s trusted reindeer will tell their side of a risqué story and spill all of his and the elves’ secrets in “The Eight: Reindeer Monologues,” a comedy performance by the Community Playhouse of Lancaster County.
    This weekend’s performances are the local theater troupe’s first staging of Jeff Goode’s play.

  • Sun City holiday train display gets big upgrade

    by Joe Silien/Special to Carolina Gateway
    The annual holiday railroad display at Sun City Carolina Lakes is getting a huge makeover this year – a new layout more than twice as big as the one visitors have enjoyed for the past eight years.
    The track gangs have been busy setting up the new railroad in the lobby of The Lake House. Gone is the 8- by 10-foot train board and the tightly packed O-27 gauge track layout. In its place is phase one of a much larger display.

  • See ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ this weekend

    The Peanuts gang is getting together for Christmas!
    Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Peppermint Patty and all their friends will take the stage for The Community Playhouse of Lancaster County’s performance of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” this weekend.
    The story has been adapted for the stage by Eric Schaeffer, but is based on the beloved “Peanuts” cartoons by Charles M. Schulz. In the story, Charlie Brown and the whole gang learn the true meaning of Christmas.
    Diana Kiger,13, is performing for her second year in this production.

  • 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: