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Today's News

  • What’s holding up IL town vote?

    Two months after approval of their plan by a key legislative committee in Columbia, the leaders of Indian Land’s incorporation effort have yet to take the next step toward a public vote on the issue.
    County election officials say Panhandle residents are expressing concern about when, how and where the voting will take place, and who will be responsible for assuring its accuracy.

  • 2nd horse shot dead at ranch

    For the second time in six years, Robbie and Julie Dunn have found one of their horses shot dead at their Panhandle ranch.
    The Dunns said someone shot their 28-year-old gelding Boss in the side of the head with a small-caliber weapon the morning of Nov. 18. The bullet did not kill the horse for hours, and its suffering and collapse were captured on surveillance video.
    Julie Dunn said she found Boss lying on his side dead near the barn at their ranch on Old Church Road when she went to feed the horses that afternoon.

  • Van Wyck kicks off Christmas

    In its first year as a town, Van Wyck will be ringing in the holiday spirit this weekend with a Christmas parade at noon Saturday and candle-lighting worship event beginning at 4:30 p.m. Sunday.
    The parade will celebrate South Carolina’s youngest town with Mayor Sean Corcoran and town council members Bob Doster, Xavier Kee, Richard Vaughan and Cassandra Watkins as grand marshals.

  • IL 14-year-old dies after bike hits tree

    A 14-year-old Indian Land resident has died after he was seriously injured when his bicycle hit a tree near the Carolina Thread Trail on Nov. 19.
    Lancaster County Coroner Karla Deese identified the victim as Garrett Howison.
    According to Garrett’s obituary, he and his family had moved to Walnut Creek from Xenia, Ohio, in August. His parents are Jason and Angie Howison.

  • 9 HOAs may have to fix their own roads

    Lancaster County officials have given the developers of nine Indian Land subdivisions a Dec. 31 deadline to file required letters of credit that would allow the county to take their streets into the county system.
    If they don’t, the subdivisions’ homeowners associations will take on permanent responsibility for all road maintenance.

  • Clemson claws to top in food drives food drives

    Bekah Clawson and Jan Blainey might have been the only two people in Lancaster without a favorite team when Clemson and the University of South Carolina squared off for annual bragging rights in the Palmetto Bowl, which Clemson won, 34-10.
    Both of them were already on the winning side, thanks to football-themed food drives that benefited HOPE in Lancaster, as well as the food bank at Indian Land’s Belair United Methodist Church.

  • It's Official 12-6-17

    Planning meetings canceled this month

    The Lancaster County Planning Commission will not meet during December.

    County fire commission meets

  • School Notes 12-6-17

    Students attend ‘Imaginators’

    Lancaster County School District students will travel to Lancaster High School this week to see the Charlotte Children’s Theatre production of “Imaginators.” Fourth-graders saw it Dec. 5; fifth-graders will see it Dec. 6 and sixth-graders Dec. 7.

    HES holds school spelling bee Dec. 8

  • Religious News 12-6-17

    St. John’s announces events 

    St. John’s United Methodist Church, 130 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill, will hold these events: 

    - The Chrismon (symbols of Christmas) service will be Dec. 10 at both services.

  • Coming Up 12-6-17

    Area blood drives posted

    Community Blood Center of the Carolinas

    - Dec. 6, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Carolinas HealthCare System Union, 600 Hospital Drive, Monroe, N.C.

    To make an appointment, call (888) 59BLOOD or visit www.cbcc.us/mobiledrives.

     Join CBCC in bringing joy to children through its Puppies for Patients. Donors in November and December sign gift tags to be attached to a stuffed toy puppy. CBCC delivers them to children in area hospitals and care facilities during the holidays.