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  • Council, school district discuss growth

    Between the proposed TreeTops development in Van Wyck and soon-to-begin or current construction at Queensbridge, Retreat at Rayfield, Carolina Reserve and Walnut Creek in Indian Land, the Panhandle is experiencing a residential boom that will eventually create thousands of new homes.

  • Wind to blow cold front into area late Tuesday

    The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement for Lancaster County for the afternoon and evening of Tuesday, Jan. 21

    Windy conditions will occur as a strong cold front sweeps through central South Carolina and the central Savannah River area of Georgia this afternoon.

    Areas impacted include Fort Mill, Heath Springs, Indian Land, Kershaw, Lancaster, Pleasant Hill and Van Wyck. 

  • Medals for McAteer

    Coffee wasn’t the only thing flowing at Lancaster’s Bojangles’ restaurant the morning of Jan. 3.
    Amidst the steaming cups of joe and warm breakfast sandwiches, a slew of stories flowed from the mouths of a small group of veterans seated at one of the restaurant’s many tables.
    Tales of being drafted, of campaigns fought overseas and of loved ones waiting at home were all bandied about between bites of breakfast.

  • S.C. motorists paid least for gas last year

    CHARLOTTE – Here’s why we see so many North Carolina plates at local gas stations.
    In 2013, South Carolina motorists filled up for the lowest average gasoline price per gallon in the country for the second consecutive year.
    The average of $3.24 per gallon for 2013 is the lowest in three years. It is down 11 cents from the 2012 average ($3.35) and down seven cents from 2011 ($3.31 per gallon). In 2010, gas prices in South Carolina averaged $2.60.

  • Local artist featured on SCETV

    by Denyse Clark/dclark@thelancasternews.com
    Over the course of his 30-something-year career, Bob Doster of Van Wyck has mentored and trained more than 100,000 public school students in the arts throughout the state of South Carolina.
    This is the premise of an interview with Doster that airs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, on “Palmetto Scene,” a production of S.C. Educational Television. Locally, the program airs on Comporium cable Channel 116.
    SCETV Producer John Bullington explained what the ETV project is about.

  • Vindictive vandal vexes Sun City victims

    Several residents of Sun City Carolina Lakes believe one of their neighbors has it out for them and their car tires.
    According to a Jan. 2 incident report, the property manager for the active adult community called a Lancaster County sheriff’s deputy to the office, where he presented him with several bags of broken glass and roofing nails.
    The manager said the detritus had been swept up by multiple residents who, in separate incidents over the course of several days, found it scattered over their driveways and the road in front of their homes.

  • Keer chairman sold on county

    When Zhu Shanqing thinks about his company’s impending move to Lancaster County, he envisions a textile revival for the entire area.
    As chairman of Keer Group, a Chinese industrial cotton yarn manufacturer that recently announced its plans to build a manufacturing facility in Indian Land, Zhu recently spoke about his company’s first expansion outside of China.

  • There she is, Miss America

    Jacquelyn Jeanne “Jackie” Mayer, Miss America 1963, was warmly welcomed by the Sun City Carolina Lakes community Nov. 26, where she spoke to an attentive audience regarding the preciousness of life.  
    At age 28, Mayer suffered a massive, near-fatal stroke just seven years after she had been crowned Miss America USA. It took unusual strength and resolve for her to relearn how to walk, talk and do simple, everyday functions that we all take for granted.

  • Sun City woman dies after car wreck

    An Indian Land woman, known by many in the Sun City Carolina Lakes community for her sociable and caring nature, died Dec. 29 of injuries sustained in an automobile accident the day after Christmas on Charlotte Highway.
    Jan Libke, 67, and her husband, Bruce Libke, 68, were both airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte after emergency crews cut them from the wreckage of their 2012 Honda SUV.

  • Lancaster first smoke-free county in state

    by Denyse Clark/dclark@thelancasternews.com
    The wording says it all.
    “This is a tobacco-free & smoke-free facility. We appreciate your cooperation.”
    You’ll now see this sign when you visit The Lancaster News office, but this isn’t the only place you’ll see it.
    On Jan.1, this mandate became effective throughout Lancaster County, making it the first county in South Carolina to become entirely smoke-free.