Today's News

  • How would incorporation affect law enforcement?

    As Indian Land residents move toward an incorporation vote March 27, many say they’re feeling overwhelmed by the often-contentious arguments made by both sides.
    “I’m leaning toward ‘yes’ because I really believe you need to be responsible for your community,” said Indian Land resident Marilyn Marcussen. “But I want to know how much taxes are really going to go up and those kind of things. There’s so much. I just want to know.

  • Van Wyck is expanding quickly

    The town of Van Wyck has more than doubled in size since its creation in August through voluntary annexation of its neighbors.
    On Feb. 11, Van Wyck Town Council members gave final approval to a bundle of annexations totaling 882 acres.
    The council also made substantial moves to preserve the traditional activities of hunting and farming in the community.

  • Absentee voting on IL town issue begins Feb. 21

    The Indian Land incorporation vote will be March 27.

  • It's Official 2-21-18

    S.C. Silver Haired Legislature to meet 

    The Catawba Council of the S.C. Silver Haired Legislature meets at 11 a.m. Feb. 21 at Highland Park Senior Center, 917 Standard St., Rock Hill. All members of the community are welcome. Anyone interested in joining this group should contact Barbara Bugg at (803) 684-9288.

  • Religious News 2-21-18

    St. John’s UMC chili cookoff Feb.25 

    St. John’s United Methodist Church, 130 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill, will hold its annual Chili Cook Off 5-7  p.m. Feb. 25 in the fellowship hall. There is no fee and no ticket needed.  Donations will be accepted by each participant as votes for the grand chili champion. All of the money collected that evening will go toward the Beds=Dreams mission project. For details, email Bryan Meador at meadorbunch @comporium.net.

    GriefShare at Crossroads

  • Coming Up 2-21-18

    Alzheimer’s lecture Feb. 21

    Tribute Homes will sponsor “Successful Aging Experience” by Lancaster County Council on Aging Executive Director Sally Sherrin at 1 p.m. Feb. 21 in the meeting room of Edgewater Golf Club, 2380 Catawba Ridge Blvd., Lancaster. For details, call (803) 627-8783 or email bahelgeson@TrueHomesUSA.com.

    Area blood drives posted

    American Red Cross

    - Feb. 21, 3-7:30 p.m., Weddington United Methodist, 13901 Providence Road, Weddington, N.C.

  • Council OKs 300-unit apartment complex

    A new multi-story apartment complex is coming to Indian Land.
    Lancaster County Council passed a resolution Monday night that moves forward the master plan to build the 300-unit Six Mile Creek Apartments, as well as an adjacent commercial component on 20 acres along the east side of U.S. 521. The property is directly across from the entrance to the BridgeMill subdivision and BridgeMill Drive, which is just north of Transformation Church.

  • 1st S.C. pediatric death from flu

    South Carolina has seen its first pediatric death of the flu season, according to the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control.
    The reported death occurred in the Midlands region, which consists of 12 counties including Lancaster. DHEC would not specify the county where the child died.
    “The most information we can release is the region that the death occurred in,” said a DHEC spokesman.

  • County schools restrict entries

    All Lancaster County school lobbies have been reconfigured to prevent unauthorized entry, school officials said Thursday, Feb. 15, and one-button lockdowns are in place at all Indian Land and Buford campuses.
    Lancaster and Kershaw schools are still receiving the security upgrades that are part of the $199 million bond issue approved by voters in 2016. The improvements include new classroom doors that can be secured from the inside.

  • Be on lookout for ‘card skimmers’

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is asking residents to be on guard for possible card skimmers on local gas pumps.
    Skimmers are electronic devices that “skim” information from credit and debit card magnetic strips when the cards are swiped.
    The sheriff’s office issued the “skimmer alert” on its Facebook page Tuesday afternoon.