• Get involved in the Best Week of Fall

    The Best Week of Fall event – Sept. 28-Oct. 6 – is looking for local residents, businesses and nonprofits to get involved.
    The event begins Sept. 28 with the Carolinas Chili Championship and ends with the Indian Land Fall Festival Oct. 5-6.
    Throughout the week, additional events are planned, including a golf tournament, car show, day at the park and more.

  • 14th Indian Land Fall Festival promises fun

    The 14th annual Indian Land Fall Festival once again promises a stellar day of entertainment, kids’ activities and community fun.
    The free event Oct. 5-6 will be held at the Indian Land schools complex from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
    Two stages will host more than a dozen performers throughout the weekend, including Southern rock bands Whit’s End and Red Dirt Revival. Current and classic hits will be performed by Flipside.

  • VW showcases dining decor at Tablescapes

    For those who love to plan, decorate and entertain or just admire a creatively styled dining table, the Van Wyck Woman’s Club is hosting Tablescapes from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, in the fellowship hall of Van Wyck Presbyterian Church.
    There will be two dozen dining tables set with fine china and styled in themes ranging from bridal and floral to football and holiday. A few will scale things down for children’s tables.

  • New chili cookoff kicks off Best Week of Fall

    Calling all chili lovers! The first Carolinas Chili Championship will be held Sept. 28-29 as part of the Best Week of Fall.  
    This event is sanctioned by the International Chili Society (ICS), so winners are eligible to compete in the World Championship Chili Cookoff.
    Besides the chili cookoff, additional events at McClancy Corp. headquarters, 8746 Charlotte Highway, that day include a cornhole tournament, VFW car show, pancake breakfast, charity walk and poker run motorcycle ride.

  • Coming Up 8-21-19

    Area blood drives posted
    American Red Cross
    • Aug. 24, noon-4:30 p.m., Inspire Dentistry of the Carolinas, 8810 Blakeney Professional Drive, Suite 120, Charlotte
    • Aug. 28, 2:30-7 p.m., Pleasant Hill United Methodist, 238 Fort Mill Highway, Indian Land
    • Aug. 31, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Southern Spirits, 9989 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land
    For details, visit redcrossblood.org or call (800) 733-2767.

  • Playhouse working ‘9 to 5’ this week

    by Bailey Milhorn/For Carolina Gateway
    The Community Playhouse of Lancaster County will go to work with “9 to 5: The Musical” for the first time Thursday, Aug. 1, through Sunday, Aug. 4, in the Bundy Auditorium at USC Lancaster.
    “9 to 5: The Musical” is based on the 1980 hit movie with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton, starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Parton. The story was written by Patricia Resnick.

  • Book details wartime miracle

    by Melanie Aves/for Carolina Gateway
    In 1966, a recruitment tactic called The Buddy Plan promised young men they could go through basic training in the U.S. Army with up to five friends. Two Indian Land High School friends  – Don McCorkle and Jacky Bayne – decided to volunteer for the program together. Their experiences prompted McCorkle to write and publish a book called “The Buddy Plan,” that was released last year.

  • Independence Day events

    Lancaster County
    Celebrate Freedom event June 29
    Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1841 N. Rocky River Road, Lancaster, will host a Celebrate Freedom event at 6 p.m. June 29 with free food, a 7 p.m. showing of the movie “I Can Only Imagine,” games, bounce houses and a fireworks show beginning about 9:30 p.m. The event is free and all are welcome. For details, e-mail bethlehem@comporium.net. 
    Covenant Freedom Celebration

  • Visit county farms during Ag+Art Tour

    by Cherry Doster/See Lancaster, SC
    The annual Lancaster County Ag+Art Tour will kick off Friday, June 21, at the picturesque farm that is home to Benford Brewing Co., with music, cooking demos, 5-K, food trucks, craft brews, artisans, vendors and outdoor family games from 6 to 10 p.m. 
    Flatland Express Bluegrass will provide the perfect soundtrack for fun on the farm from 6 to 8 p.m., followed by Fiftywatt Freight Train, which will rock the evening to its end. Guests will enjoy free admission and parking.

  • 4-H summer camps offer hands-on fun

    by Haley Vincent/Lancaster County 4H intern
    School is out, and summer is here. When planning your summer, check out all of the opportunities that Lancaster County 4-H has to offer.
    Once again, Lancaster County and Chester County 4-H are partnering to create fun-filled camps. In total, we have 14 camps for youth ages 5 to 17 to choose from, with a few highlighted below. For specific age limits for each camp, see the event webpage below.