• ‘Dig into Reading’ this summer

    The Del Webb Library at Indian Land’s “Dig Into Reading” summer programs for children, teens and adults will kick off Monday, June 3, including a new program for children under age 3.
    Registration begins at the library circulation desk that day for all four programs. You can also register online at http://sc.evanced.info/lancastercounty/sr/homepage.asp.

  • IL Action Council Report: ILAC hears from sheriff, planning commissioners

    The Indian Land Action Council met May 20 at the Del Webb Library at Indian Land. The group heard from Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile and the caounty planning commissioners from districts 1 and 7 in the Indian Land area.

  • Take a walk back in time

    by Sherry Archie/For Carolina Gateway
    Genie and Terry Graham’s home and property at 8603 Van Wyck Road date back to more than 135 years ago.
    Though it has experienced changes over the decades, The Ivy Place’s yard is still filled with many of the original plants. By blending a little of yesterday and today, they have created a beautiful homeplace filled with blooms throughout the year. This year, they added a huge bulb garden filled with thousands of tulips, daffodils and hyacinths, as well as their first crop of strawberries.

  • County library director to retire

    The Lancaster County Library System is approaching the end of an era with the departure of longtime library director Richard Band and preparing to start another under the guidance of a new director.
    Band, 64, is set to retire May 31 after nearly 35 years as library director. He will be replaced by 25-year library veteran and current York Public Library Manager Rita Vogel.

  • Graduate Who Inspires 2013: Ashley drives herself to succeed

    How many teenagers do you know whom, if stuck at home for long, wouldn’t have to be reminded, cajoled, urged, pressured or out-and-out threatened to keep up with their classwork?
    Let’s be honest. There aren’t many.
    There is at least one outstanding local exception, though, and her name is Taylor Ashley.

  • Gateway Gab 5-22-13

    IL baccalaureate service Sunday   
    Baccalaureate services are among the oldest educational traditions, dating back nearly 580 years to the United Kingdom’s University of Oxford, a service to celebrate young lives dedicated to learning and wisdom.
    While the modern tradition does away with the medieval practice of calling on graduating “bachelors” to deliver sermons in Latin, the tradition is still significant as a solemn farewell to students’ school years and an encouraging send-off into their lives beyond.

  • A Time to Remember

    Whenever law enforcement officers of different agencies get together, there will be uniforms of every color and style, along with coats and ties, along with open and knit shirts.
    That dress code is determined by what their job requires, be it an investigator, state trooper, deputy, police officer, wildlife officer or other work-related task.
    Despite those subtle differences, there is one thing that never changes: law officers never forget their fallen brothers in arms.

  • Crime Watch 5-22-13

    From Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office reports:
    • About 5:27 p.m. May 12, deputies responded to Food Lion, 8175 Charlotte Highway, about someone shooting a window, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.  
    Deputies arrived at the scene and spoke with a man who said an unknown person shot one of the store’s windows. The deputies noticed a large window, which was cracked and had an apparent bullet hole in it, the report said.

  • Young author wins book award

    Ever have a good idea for a book?
    Six-year-old Melinda Bain of Indian Land had a good idea for a book last summer.
    Unlike most of us, though, Melinda went to work on her book, putting crayon to paper to both write and illustrate it and, like any author worth their ink, sent off a manuscript.
    Turns out Melinda’s masterpiece, “Harriet and Hedgehog,” is pretty good, too – good enough to earn her first place in the kindergarten category of this year’s WTVI-Charlotte’s PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest.

  • Gateway Gab 5-15-13

    The DAR wants you to come to lunch
    Think you have an ancestor who fought in or aided the cause of the American Revolutionary War? If so, you might be eligible to join the DAR.
    The Elizabeth Hutchinson Jackson Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution invites prospective members to a luncheon at noon Thursday, May 23, at Midtown Sundries Grill and Bar, 9789 Charlotte Highway, in the Shoppes at 521.
    RSVP to patriciakd77@carolina.rr.com by Saturday, May 18.
    For details, email ehjdarchapter@gmail.com.