Today's News

  • Strawberries 'not for the faint of heart'

    VAN WYCK – After a long, wet winter, spring’s sweet strawberries are ripe for picking.
    The berries are fruiting a bit early for The Ivy Place owner Terry Graham, who opened his Van Wyck fruit stand and you-pick operation earlier this month.
    He said in the six years he’s grown strawberries, no two seasons have been the same.

  • Planning Commission nixes IL subdivision

    The preliminary subdivision plat for the proposed Patterson Preserve along Harrisburg and Barberville roads in Indian Land did not receive approval last week from the Lancaster County Planning Commission.
    The proposed development would turn more than 100 acres of open and wooded land, with several streams and wetlands, into 181 lots for single-family homes.
    Several commission members were concerned that the subdivision does not comply with the Cluster Subdivision Overlay District.

  • 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.

  • Driver dies in S.C. 5 wreck during storm Friday

    VAN WYCK – A Fort Lawn man was fatally injured in a wreck during Friday’s storm when another vehicle hit his truck on S.C. 5, causing it to flip over.
    Mark Sikes, 52, was pronounced dead at the scene April 19 by the Lancaster County’s Coroner Office.
    According to Lance Cpl. Gary Miller of the S.C. Highway Patrol, Sikes was driving south on S.C. 5 at Steele Hill Road in his 1994 Ford pickup shortly before 3:30 p.m. He slowed to turn and was hit by a 2002 Kia driven by Darrick Lamont McClintock, 42, of Rock Hill, Miller said.

  • HomeGoods to open April 28 in IL

    The Promenade at Carolina Reserve is filling up, with another big retailer set to open this month at the 300,000-square-foot shopping complex in Indian Land.
    HomeGoods will open its doors to customers for the first time at 8 a.m. Sunday, April 28. It will be the company’s seventh store location in the Charlotte regional market.
    HomeGoods merchandise includes furniture, rugs, lighting, décor and more.
    “We are happy to provide Indian Land with a local HomeGoods,” said John Ricciuti, president of HomeGoods.

  • Del Webb Library celebrates spring

    from Del Webb Library at Indian Land
    From egg hunts to story times, the Del Webb Library at Indian Land was hopping the week leading up to Easter.
    Youth Services Librarian “Miss Maggie” Keeble kept the kids entertained while many were out on spring break by offering a dozen programs over the course of a week, each one with its own egg hunt and goodies for participants.

  • Therapy Institute offers rehab help

    from the Therapy Institute of the Carolinas
    The Therapy Institute of the Carolinas, which opened in January in Indian Land, is helping children and adults from both Carolinas reach their fullest potential.
    Dr. Brian Lengers is the founder and national board-certified director of therapy operations for evidenced-based specialized therapy at the institute in the Carolina Commons Medical Center.

  • 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

  • Business Briefcase 4-24-19

    Social Media Boot Camp for farmers
    The Catawba Farm and Food Coalition will hold a Social Media Boot Camp for farmers 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 27 at the Fort Lawn Community Center, 5554 Main St., Fort Lawn.    
    A beginner session is 10 a.m.-noon, farmer panel lunch is noon-1 p.m. and an advanced session is 1-3 p.m.
    Sessions are $15 each or $25 for both or free to S.C. New and Beginning Farmer Program members. Register by April 25. For details or to register, visit catawbafarm-andfood.org/workshops.

  • School Notes 4-24-19

    Prom promise today, ILHS prom April 26
    Indian Land High School will hold Prom Promise 1:30-2 p.m. April 24.
    The ILHS prom is 8-11:30 p.m. April 26 in the Magnolia Room, 4017 Laurel Creek Drive, Rock Hill.
    Apply now for Arts Council scholarship
    The Lancaster County Council of the Arts is accepting applications for the $750 LCCA Academic Scholarship, which will be awarded to a high school senior living in Lancaster County who will graduate in 2019.