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Today's News

  • VFD leader Dennis Straight killed directing traffic at wreck

    A Lancaster County firefighter was struck and killed while directing traffic after a wreck at the intersection of U.S. 521 and S.C. 5 on Nov. 7.
    Dennis Straight, 59, of Van Wyck died after being transported to Springs Memorial Hospital, according to the Lancaster County Coroner’s Office. He was the assistant chief of the Charlotte Road-Van Wyck Volunteer Fire Department, where he had worked since moving to Lancaster County 20 years ago.

  • Veterans share military experiences

    Veterans Day is often filled with parades, salutes and assemblies aimed at recognizing and honoring those who served in the military, but Indian Land Middle School did something different.
    ILMS brought in over 50 veterans, and asked them to share their service and life experiences with sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders. There was a veteran for every classroom, and some even had two.
    Navy provided his career

  • Fans whip up controversy at Sun City

    The golf fans at Carolina Lakes Golf Club are irritating some residents of Sun City Carolina Lakes whose homes abut the manicured 18-hole course.
    These aren’t the kinds of fans that follow golfers around and applaud their birdies. These are 4-foot-diameter, high-velocity wind machines that the course uses 24/7 to cool nine of the 18 greens during the hot-weather months.
    The fans’ constant drone in the summer has prompted complaints from some residents that the course must be violating the county’s noise ordinance.

  • It's Official 11-14-18

    IL fire district board meets Nov. 14
    The Indian Land Fire Protection District Commission meets at 7 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Indian Land Volunteer Fire Department, 185 Six Mile Creek Road, Indian Land.

    Community Relations Commission meets
    The Lancaster County Community Relations Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Marine Corps League Lodge, 347 Brooklyn Ave., Lancaster.

  • Business Briefcase 11-14-18

    Farmers market still open Saturday
    The Lancaster County Farmers Market, 1920 Pageland Highway, Lancaster, is open 7 a.m-1 p.m. Saturdays in November and December, while supplies last. The market offers local and S.C.-grown produce. Call (803) 285-5545 for details.

  • School Notes 11-14-18

    Beach cast in CCU’s ‘Our Town’
    Collin Beach, a theater arts major from Indian Land, has been cast in the lead role of George Gibbs in Coastal Carolina University’s production of “Our Town.”
    Twenty-two Coastal Carolina University students bring to life Thornton Wilder’s timeless, Pulitzer Prize-winning play Nov. 7-15 in the Edwards Theatre at CCU.

    ILMS Beta Club induction Nov. 14
    Indian Land Middle School will hold its Beta Club induction ceremony at 6 p.m. Nov. 14.

  • Religious News 11-14-18

    Faith hosts mobile pantry Nov. 14
    Faith Presbyterian Church, 7520 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land, will sponsor a Second Harvest Mobile Food Pantry on Nov. 14.
    The truck will be in the parking lot of the new Faith Presbyterian Church building at the intersection of U.S. 521 and Van Wyck Road.
    Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and the distribution of food about 9 a.m.

  • Coming Up 11-14-18

    Upcoming area blood drives
    American Red Cross

    • Nov. 14, noon-5 p.m., Coats and Clark, 301, 3430 Torringdon Way, Charlotte
    • Nov. 14, 2:30-7 p.m. Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 238 Fort Mill Highway, Indian Land
    For details, visit redcrossblood.org or call (800) 733-2767.
    Community Blood Center
    • Nov. 16, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Nation Ford High School, 1400 A.O. Jones Blvd., Fort Mill

  • Local election results certified

    At a 3.5-hour meeting Friday, Nov. 9, the Lancaster County Election Commission certified the Nov. 6 elections, adding 150 votes to the final countywide results, but changing no outcomes.
    Of the 200-plus votes that were challenged, 61 could not be counted. The county received clean audits back from the state.
    Votes can be challenged for a variety of reasons, such as not bringing a photo ID, having active registration in another county, or not having matching signatures on the absentee-ballot application and the actual absentee ballot.

  • Election night ballot glitch explained

    Lancaster County Election officials blamed a database linked to two optical scanners for delays and confusion in the vote-counting process for paper absentee ballots Nov. 6.
    Vote totals appeared to be complete just before 10 p.m., but then officials realized that the scanners had not properly recorded all of the paper-ballot votes. A recount of the 1,312 paper ballots, which ended about 2:15 a.m. Wednesday, recorded all the votes, adjusting the totals in some races but changing no outcomes.