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Government

  • Animal shelter bids higher than expected

    Lancaster County officials hoped to break ground on a new 8,600-square-foot animal shelter next spring, but the project now faces a major snag after the lowest bid came in $500,000 over budget. 
    Now, they’re trying to figure how to trim the costs back and keep the project on track as much as possible.

  • It's Official 12-19-18

    IL fire district board meets Dec. 19
    The Indian Land Fire Protection District Commission meets at 7 p.m. Dec. 19 at the Indian Land Volunteer Fire Department, 185 Six Mile Creek Road, Indian Land.
    IL Action Council hosts holiday event
    Indian Land Action Council will hold a holiday fellowship at 7 p.m. Dec. 20 at Midtown Sundries, 9789 Charlotte Highway, instead of its regular meeting. All are welcome. Follow the group on Facebook for details.
    Community Relations Commission meets

  • VW designates clean-up days

    by Stephanie Jadrnicek/for Carolina Gateway
    VAN WYCK –  Mounting litter concerns prompted Van Wyck Town Council to become proactive.
    During its Dec. 3 meeting, council passed a resolution declaring the first Saturday in November and the last Saturday in April as semiannual community clean-up days.
    Van Wyck Mayor Sean Corcoran said community members have historically organized one or two impromptu clean-up days every year, but the frequency and participation have varied.

  • It's Official 12-12-18

    Health Commission meets Dec. 12
    The Lancaster County Health and Wellness Commission meets at 11:45 a.m. Dec. 12 at the Lancaster Bowling Center, 1352 Reece Road, Lancaster.

  • Progress on $3,500 Bretagne rooftop fee

    Lancaster County is nearing an agreement with developers for a $3,500-per-home rooftop fee on 108 homes to be built in the final section of The Regions of Bretagne neighborhood.
    Lancaster County Council has passed two of three required readings on the deal, with the final one coming this month.
    “It’s had a terrible time… bankruptcies, all kind of things happening to them. Right now, we have an opportunity with this approval for good things to happen at Bretagne,” said County Councilman Larry Honeycutt.

  • County hires new deputy administrator

    Lancaster County has hired a deputy administrator, a new No. 2 leadership position created in this year’s budget.
    Alison Alexander, town manager and zoning administrator of Laurel Park, N.C., has accepted the job.
    Alexander, 37, has worked for the Henderson County town since 2013. Laurel Park is just west of Hendersonville.

  • It's Official 12-5-18

    Planning work session Dec. 6
    The Lancaster County Planning Commission’s next work session is 5 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St., Lancaster.


    Democratic Party meets Dec. 6

    The Lancaster County Democratic Party will meet from 7-8:30 p.m. Dec. 6 in the conference room of Lancaster County Library, 313 S. White St., Lancaster. John Brisini, legislative liaison for the South Carolina AFL-CIO, will speak. The meeting is open to the public.

  • Van Wyck ‘piggybacks’ county’s plan comprehensive plan

    by Stephanie Jadrnicek/For Carolina Gateway
    VAN WYCK — As Van Wyck Town Council members steer the town’s development and direction, they look to Lancaster County as a leading example.
    At its November meeting, council approved the first reading to adopt the county’s comprehensive plan.
    Van Wyck Mayor Sean Corcoran said the main motivation behind adopting the county plan simply has to do with the work involved in crafting the plan.

  • It's Official 11-28-18

    County probate court closed Nov. 29-30
    The Lancaster County Probate Court, 104 N. Main St., Lancaster, will be closed Nov. 29-30 for authorized training.

    Van Wyck Town Council meets Dec. 3
    Van Wyck Town Council meets at 7 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Van Wyck Community Center, 5036 Old Hickory Road, Van Wyck.

  • Council votes to rezone 45-acre tract

    Lancaster County Council voted to rezone 45 acres in the Panhandle for a retail-office-residential project last week, despite strong pushback from Councilman Terry Graham, who argued that the county should first enact impact fees on new construction.
    At the Nov. 12 council meeting, Graham was the lone council member opposing the rezoning request from Widewaters Land Co. on U.S. 521 property just south of Shelley Mullis Road.