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Government

  • County hires new planning director

    Lancaster County’s new planning director reported to his first day of work April 15.
    Rox Burhans comes from Indian Trail, N.C., where he has served as planning director since November 2011.
    Burhans said with the help of a strong and talented team there, he managed major rewrites of the town’s comprehensive plan and unified development ordinance, which developed better tools to respond to the high level of growth in the area.

  • It's Official 4-24-19

    Republican Party convention April 25
    The Lancaster County Republican Party will host its convention at 7 p.m. April 25 at Mike Williams Builders, 1351 Charlotte Highway, Lancaster.
    All precinct reorganization members must attend to elect leadership and delegates to the state party.
    The meeting is open to the public. Congressman Ralph Norman will speak.
    For details, call (954) 821-4203.
    County Tax Advisory Committee meets

  • It's Official: April 17, 2019

    IL fire district board to meet April 17
    The Indian Land Fire Protection District Board meets at 7 p.m. April 17 at the Indian Land Fire Station, 185 Six Mile Creek Road, Indian Land. Topics include year-to-date labor costs and revised budget for 2019-20.

    Community Relations Commission meets
    The Lancaster County Community Relations Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. April 18 in council chambers at the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St., Lancaster.

  • It's Official: April 10, 2019

    Lancaster County wins budget award
    Lancaster County received the Government Finance Officers Association’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget. The award reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting.

  • Thread Trail mandate in UDO safe for now

    Lancaster County Council has rejected removing the Carolina Thread Trail mandate from the county’s master zoning and development plan, and will study the possibility of even stronger requirements.
    The council voted unanimously March 25 to take no action on the issue over the next 12 months, leaving in place a provision in the Unified Development Ordinance that requires subdivision developers to build Thread Trail sections into their projects.

  • It's Official 4-3-19

    Economic board meets April 3
    The Lancaster County Economic Development Advisory Board meets at 12:30 p.m. April 3 at North Corner Haven, 3420 Charlotte Highway, Lancaster.
    County planners hold work session
    The Lancaster County Planning Commission will hold a work session at 5 p.m. April 4 at the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St., Lancaster.
    Fire Commission meets April 4

  • It's Official 3-27-19

    Republican Party meets March 28
    The Lancaster County Republican Party will hold its biennial reorganization at 7 p.m. March 28.
    Those who vote at precincts north of S.C. 5 meet at the Indian Land Recreation Center, 8286 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land.
    Those who vote at precincts south of  S.C. 5 meet at Mike Williams Builders, 1351 Charlotte Highway, Lancaster.
    For details, call (954) 821-4203.
    Conservation board meets April 1

  • 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.