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  • Doster's memorial to mass-shooting victims wins ASU art competition

    Award-winning Van Wyck artist Bob Doster brought home the top prize from this year’s Rosen Sculpture Competition and Exhibition in Boone, N.C., with a piece dedicated to the victims of mass shootings nationwide.
    Doster’s sculpture “A Memorial” will be set up at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts on Appalachian State University’s campus for a year. The piece features five separate 10- to 12-foot-tall posts, created out of more than 1,600 human-shaped figures. Each figure represents a person killed in a mass shooting since 2014.

  • 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.

  • Missing man’s body found in his SUV

    A missing Lancaster man was found dead in his SUV Tuesday evening, Sept. 10, in a South Wylie Street parking lot.
    Timothy Taylor Wash, 26, was reported missing by his family Sunday. His body was found about 7 p.m. near the intersection of Wylie and York streets in Lancaster, according to a release from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.
    Wash was last seen leaving his Tully Court home on Saturday for work.

  • Have you seen this man?

    Authorities are seeking the public’s help in finding a missing Lancaster man.
    According to a release from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, Timothy Taylor Wash, 26, was last seen leaving his Tully Court home in Lancaster in a 2008 Ford Escape SUV on Saturday, Sept. 7. The vehicle's tag number is MQF 875.

  • Culvert rusts out, IL road crumbles

    Old Bailes Road, which connects S.C. 160 to Possum Hollow Road in Indian Land and cuts through the massive Bailes Ridge Corporate Park, is literally falling apart due to erosion.
    The county has closed part of the road to through traffic until repairs can be made.
    The root of the problem is an undersized and rusted culvert that runs under the road, said Scott Edgar, Lancaster County’s engineer.

  • 2 teens die in wreck on 521

    Two York County teenagers died and two others were seriously injured in a single-vehicle wreck on U.S. 521 Sept. 1.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Trooper Joe Hovis said the teens were traveling south about 7 a.m. when the 2005 Honda went off the road and struck a tree.
    The crash occurred near Rebound Road, approximately 9 miles north of Lancaster.
    The driver was wearing a seatbelt and was trapped inside the vehicle.
    The driver died at the scene, as did one passenger who was not wearing a seatbelt.

  • Judge creates furry ‘Judge’

    The last of the Lancaster County Council of the Arts’ Paws on Parade figures has been installed at the County Administration Building, just across the street from where its creator, Probate Judge Dee Studebaker, works.
    The painted pup, named “Judge” by arts council members, guards the back entrance of the administration building, which faces White Street.
    LCCA Executive Director Debbie Jaillette said the spot is perfect for Judge.

  • What’s all the hoopla about hoopla?

    The Lancaster County Public Library is launching hoopla, a digital media service that allows library members to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows.
    With hoopla, library patrons will have free access to more than 750,000 titles.
    Lancaster Library Director Rita Vogel said the launch is timely because the Lancaster branch recently moved into a temporary location at the Barnett Building while the permanent building undergoes renovations.

  • Something for all in Best Week of Fall

    The Best Week of Fall will soon arrive, but now is the time to register for special events planned for the week of Sept. 28-Oct. 6.
    “We are excited to celebrate so many wonderful aspects of our community during this week,” said Mike Neese, events director. “Indian Land and Lancaster County have so much to offer.”
    Carolinas Chili Championship