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  • As developers close in, IL couple gives up horse farm

    In 1996, Charlotte Cannon bought Fox Point Farm in Indian Land and built it into a successful horse-riding business.
    She and her husband, Tommy Robinson, taught riding lessons five days a week and hosted summer camps at the 20-acre farm off Henry Harris Road.
    “It’s a very family-orientated business,” Cannon said. “I’ve taught the parents and the children. I just adore doing this job.”

  • Festival promises family fun

    Soaring swings, towering slides, furry farm animals and a Ferris wheel are all planned to entertain children of all ages at the Indian Land Fall Festival on Nov. 3 and 4.
    The 13th annual event promises to surpass past events with the new two-day festival held at the Indian Land schools complex off River Road.

  • Wider S.C. 160 on the horizon

    Motorists stuck during rush hour on the Panhandle’s most congested east-west corridor are seeing a lot of work alongside S.C. 160, but state officials say the widening project is still about two years from completion.
    Melanie Mobley with the S.C. Department of Transportation said the target for finishing the new thoroughfare is June 30, 2020, but that date is subject to change.

  • No 2018 Christmas parade in Van Wyck

    Tension between Van Wyck and Indian Land has flared again, with Van Wyck canceling its Christmas parade after Indian Land scheduled its inaugural parade on the same afternoon.
    “There will be no Christmas Parade in Van Wyck this year,” said Pat Oglesby, the Van Wyck Christmas Parade chairman, in a post on the town’s Facebook page.

  • IL, Lancaster library plans move ahead

    Nearly four years after voters approved a bond referendum to pay for library renovations and expansions, the Lancaster County Library Board has decided where the $8 million will be spent.
    The board last week approved a 5,000-square-foot addition to the Lancaster County Library and a 1,000-square-foot addition to the Del Webb Library in Indian Land.
    Still evolving are the plans for Kershaw, which is trying to acquire the soon-to-be-vacant Wells Fargo building downtown and move its library branch there. That issue is unlikely to be settled for at least a month.

  • VFW car show rolling into IL Fall Fest

    Rev up your engines and wipe down the dash because the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ annual Honor Our Heroes car show is coming to the Indian Land Fall Festival on Nov. 3.
    Indian Land VFW Post 12136 hosts the annual event as part of its community involvement mission.
    “It’s a win-win,” said IL VFW Commander Jim Taylor, who’s organizing the show. The VFW gets to help the community, as well as build awareness of its programs.

  • Muddied Waters: Landowner says runoff from ILHS construction spoiling pond

    Growth can be good, but sometimes it’s messy.
    That has certainly been the case for Milton Hood, 61, a retiree who owns a roughly 30-acre homestead he has dubbed Falling Springs, located just off U.S 521 at the extreme southern edge of Indian Land.
    The outstanding feature of Hood’s property is a 2-acre pond, fed mainly by a nearby stream, an idyllic spot for fishing, family activities, or just quiet reflection and relaxation.

  • IL mom’s long fight is over

    Julie Stone had an infectious smile and a fighting spirit, which she used for many years to inspire others who carry the burdens of breast cancer.
    The Indian Land mother of three died Sept. 16 after the cancer she had been fighting for so long finally overpowered her. She was just 40 years old.

  • Still room for vendors at IL Fall Festival

    When the Indian Land Fall Festival returns Nov. 3-4, visitors will have no shortage of vendors to explore.
    Want steampunk-inspired jewelry, handmade soap or new gutters for your house? You can find it as you browse the nearly 200 art, craft, business and nonprofit vendors that have signed on for the two-day festival at the Indian Land schools complex.
    “We are going to have a wide variety of things at the festival, so it should be informative and fun,” said Robin Hensel, volunteer festival coordinator.

  • 452 finish library summer reading program

    Over 1,000 readers in the Panhandle signed up for the music-themed “Libraries Rock!” summer reading program at the Del Webb Library.
    Held June 1-July 31, the annual program included patrons of all ages who attended special events and registered to read books and win prizes.
    At the Indian Land branch library, 1,075 readers from the young to the young-at-heart signed up to complete reading logs for prizes. A total of 452 readers completed the reading program there, about the same percentage as last year.