http://www.carolinagatewayonline.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en What’s holding up IL town vote? http://www.carolinagatewayonline.com/content/what%E2%80%99s-holding-il-town-vote <p> Two months after approval of their plan by a key legislative committee in Columbia, the leaders of Indian Land&rsquo;s incorporation effort have yet to take the next step toward a public vote on the issue.<br /> 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.<br /> 2nd horse shot dead at ranch http://www.carolinagatewayonline.com/content/2nd-horse-shot-dead-ranch <img src="http://www.carolinagatewayonline.com/sites/www.carolinagatewayonline.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dsc_4544.jpg" alt="Julie Dunn loves on Honey, one of her five remaining horses after the death of Boss last month. She found Boss, a 28-year-old gelding, dead near their barn Nov. 18. She said he’d been shot in the side of the head with a small-caliber weapon. " title="Julie Dunn loves on Honey, one of her five remaining horses after the death of Boss last month. She found Boss, a 28-year-old gelding, dead near their barn Nov. 18. She said he’d been shot in the side of the head with a small-caliber weapon. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> For the second time in six years, Robbie and Julie Dunn have found one of their horses shot dead at their Panhandle ranch.<br /> 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.<br /> 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.<br /> Van Wyck kicks off Christmas http://www.carolinagatewayonline.com/content/van-wyck-kicks-christmas-0 <p> 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.<br /> The parade will celebrate South Carolina&rsquo;s youngest town with Mayor Sean Corcoran and town council members Bob Doster, Xavier Kee, Richard Vaughan and Cassandra Watkins as grand marshals.<br /> IL 14-year-old dies after bike hits tree http://www.carolinagatewayonline.com/content/il-14-year-old-dies-after-bike-hits-tree <img src="http://www.carolinagatewayonline.com/sites/www.carolinagatewayonline.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/garrett_howison_mug_color.jpg" alt="Garrett Howison, 14, died Nov. 21 after he was seriously injured when his bicycle hit a tree near the Carolina Thread Trail on Nov. 19. " title="Garrett Howison, 14, died Nov. 21 after he was seriously injured when his bicycle hit a tree near the Carolina Thread Trail on Nov. 19. " align="left" hspace="6" width="55" height="85" /><p> 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.<br /> Lancaster County Coroner Karla Deese identified the victim as Garrett Howison.<br /> According to Garrett&rsquo;s obituary, he and his family had moved to Walnut Creek from Xenia, Ohio, in August. His parents are Jason and Angie Howison.<br /> 9 HOAs may have to fix their own roads http://www.carolinagatewayonline.com/content/9-hoas-may-have-fix-their-own-roads <p> 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.<br /> If they don&rsquo;t, the subdivisions&rsquo; homeowners associations will take on permanent responsibility for all road maintenance.<br /> Clemson claws to top in food drives food drives http://www.carolinagatewayonline.com/content/clemson-claws-top-food-drives-food-drives <img src="http://www.carolinagatewayonline.com/sites/www.carolinagatewayonline.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/food_drive_iles_supp_2479_color.jpg" alt="Gamecocks fan Alexandra Lehmann and Tigers fan Conor Clendenin work together to load food collected at Indian Land Elementary." title="Gamecocks fan Alexandra Lehmann and Tigers fan Conor Clendenin work together to load food collected at Indian Land Elementary." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> 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.<br /> 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&rsquo;s Belair United Methodist Church.<br /> It's Official 12-6-17 http://www.carolinagatewayonline.com/content/its-official-12-6-17 <p class="p1"> <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;"><strong>Planning meetings canceled this month</strong></span></span></p> <p class="p1"> <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">The Lancaster County Planning Commission will not meet during December.</span></span></p> <p class="p1"> <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;"><strong>County fire commission meets</strong></span></span></p> School Notes 12-6-17 http://www.carolinagatewayonline.com/content/school-notes-12-6-17 <p> <strong>Students attend &lsquo;Imaginators&rsquo;</strong></p> <p> Lancaster County School District students will travel to Lancaster High School this week to see the Charlotte Children&rsquo;s Theatre production of &ldquo;Imaginators.&rdquo; Fourth-graders saw it Dec. 5; fifth-graders will see it Dec. 6 and sixth-graders Dec. 7.</p> <p> <strong>HES holds school spelling bee Dec. 8</strong></p>