• County ranks low on appearance

    Seventy-three percent of the local residents who took part in a 2018 National Research Center survey said Lancaster County needs to clean up its image.
    County leaders were stunned by the revelation when they looked at the survey results in depth during a four-hour workshop March 7 at the county building.
    “It’s kind of surprising. If our overall image is that low, then how come people keep moving here? It’s really surprising,” said Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis.

  • It's Official 3-20-19

    IL fire district board to meet March 20
    The Indian Land Fire Protection District Board meets at 7 p.m. March 20 at the Indian Land Fire Station, 185 Six Mile Creek Road, Indian Land.
    Community Relations Commission meets
    The Lancaster County Community Relations Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. March 21 in council chambers at the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St., Lancaster.
    IL Action Council to meet March 21

  • 6-lane U.S. 521 ahead

    It’s rush hour in Indian Land, and as dusk falls, headlights flick on, stretching hundreds of yards at major intersections.
    With more subdivisions announced every month, the gridlock will get progressively worse, says Lancaster County Councilman Brian Carnes, and it’s time we talked about the inevitable consequence.
    U.S. 521 must become six lanes.

  • Tracts scarce for mega-sports complex

    Plans for the “mega-sports complex” north of the Lancaster city limits have hit a hurdle that might be hard to leap – the escalating cost of land as the Panhandle building boom creeps southward.
    So far, county leaders have not been able to find a suitable 100-plus-acre tract near the U.S. 521 corridor between Lancaster and Indian Land. That’s what they proposed for the centralized multi-purpose recreation facility, which would be funded by county hospitality taxes.

  • It's Official 3-13-19

    IL GOP Women to meet March 14
    The Indian Land Republican Women will meet at 7 p.m. March 14 at Jim ’N Nick’s Bar-B-Q, 2453 Lengers Way, Indian Land. The Republican precinct reorganization is under way. Learn how you can make your voice heard. Follow Indian Land Republican Women on Facebook to see the meeting live.
    NAACP Black History Month program

  • County OKs 235-townhome project on busy IL road

    A 235-townhome project along one of the Panhandle’s busiest roads won approval in a narrow Lancaster County Council vote Feb. 25, despite opposition from Indian Land’s two council representatives.
    The Harrisburg Road plan passed 4-3 after the developer, Arizona-based Suncrest Real Estate, agreed to pay the county $2,000 for each unit, a total of $470,000.
    Indian Land’s Brian Carnes and Terry Graham voted against the resolution, as did Allen Blackmon of Kershaw.

  • It's Official 3-6-19

    County Council workshop March 7
    Lancaster County Council will hold a Strategic Planning Workshop at 9 a.m. March 7 in council chambers at the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St., Lancaster. The agenda is on the county website, www.mylancastersc.org.
    Planning Commission holds work session
    The Lancaster County Planning Commission will hold a work session at 5 p.m. March 7 at the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St., Lancaster.
    Fire Commission meets March 7

  • Planning board votes against changing UDO on Thread Trail

    When the doors closed for the Feb. 19 Lancaster County Planning Commission meeting, only standing room remained.
    Commission Chairman Charles Deese said it was the largest crowd he has ever seen at a planning commission meeting.
    The hot topic on the agenda was a proposed amendment to the county’s Unified Development Ordinance affecting the Carolina Thread Trail Overlay District. The proposal would kill the requirement that subdivision developers in the district build segments of the trail.

  • Van Wyck targets litter control

    Van Wyck Town Council is setting its sights on litter control and prevention.
    At its Feb. 4 meeting, the council voted to pass the first reading of an adoption to its litter prohibition ordinance. Van Wyck Mayor Sean Corcoran said the anti-litter ordinance, passed a few months ago, is a means to address the never-ending accumulation of roadside trash in the town.

  • It's Official 2-27-19

    Republican Party meets Feb. 28
    The Lancaster County Republican Party will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at 1351 Charlotte Highway, Lancaster. Republican National Committeeman Glenn McCall and Sen. Lindsey Graham’s Piedmont Director Teresa Thomas will attend. For details, call (954) 821-4203.
    VW Town Council meets March 4
    Van Wyck Town Council meets at 7 p.m. March 4 at the Van Wyck Community Center, 5036 Old Hickory Road, Van Wyck.
    Conservation board meets March 4