• 401 Special Olympians ready to compete

    Mary Beth Mize is focused on Friday, April 20, with a Christmas-like excitement.
    Her anticipation is centered on the first-ever Lancaster County Special Olympics, scheduled for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday at Springdale Park in Lancaster.
    “I’m excited,” said Mize, a special education teacher at Buford Middle School, who is helping coordinate the event for special-needs students ages 4 to 21 from across the county. “The response to our event has been amazing.”

  • ILAC sponsors cleanup

    from Indian Land Action Council

  • See letter: ILAC sponsors Pick Up the Panhandle

    Indian Land Action Council is sponsoring a litter cleanup, Pick Up the Panhandle, for the weekends of April 14 and April 21. ILAC is coordinating with all area groups who have Adopt-a-Highway programs through Palmetto Pride, as well as creating new teams to do a cleanup of highways and collector roadways in the Indian Land and Van Wyck areas and throughout the Panhandle.

  • Happy Birthday, Andrew Jackson!

    by Denise Johnston for Carolina Gateway

  • IL looks to move on, unify after vote
  • Looks like we’re in for nasty weather

    Power outages are possible Sunday, April 15, as severe weather moves across the Carolinas.
    According to the National Weather Service, a cold front is expected to bring severe thunderstorms into the Western Carolinas and across the Eastern Carolinas during the day.
    Strong winds are expected, with gusts up to 35-40 mph and sustained winds of 15-20 mph. Rainfall totals could reach between 1 and 2 inches, with locally higher amounts possible.

  • The tax man cometh

    If you haven’t filed your taxes yet, now is the time to do so.
    They must be filed by midnight April 17. This is the absolute, drop-dead deadline when the IRS will quit accepting filings electronically. If you file by mail, as long as your return is postmarked before the deadline, it will be accepted.
    The date is traditionally April 15, but when it falls on a weekend it is pushed to the following Monday. This year it was pushed to Tuesday, April 17, because Washington, D.C., is celebrating its emancipation holiday on Monday.

  • IL rocks its first Relay

    The threat of rain and a last-minute location change didn’t dampen the spirits at Indian Land’s Relay For Life on March 24. The parking lot of Harrisburg Elementary School overflowed as the community came together to celebrate survivors and honor the memories of those they’d lost by raising over $33,000 for the American Cancer Society.
    Lauren Thomas, volunteer event leader and school psychologist at Harrisburg Elementary, was pleased with the turnout.

  • Moe’s to open in RedStone on Thursday

    from Moe’s Southwest Grill
    “Welcome to Moe’s!” will soon be heard here when Moe’s Southwest Grill opens at 9623 Redstone Drive, Suite 100, on April 12.
    To celebrate the grand opening, the Indian Land Moe’s is giving away free burritos for a year for the first 100 fans in line opening day. The prize entitles each winner to one burrito per week for a year at this Moe’s location. Opening day will also feature $3 burritos.

  • 788 unused names for IL town

    It’s a moot point, since the Panhandle incorporation flat-lined in the March 27 referendum, but more than half the voters would’ve named the new town Indian Land.
    Other conventional write-in names on the ballots included Belair, Carolina Lakes, Fort Mill Proper, Harrisburg, Pleasant Valley and Possum Hollow.
    Then there were the smart alecks.
    “Fort Thrill,” wrote one voter. “Anything but Indian Land,” said another. A query: “What were we thinking.”