Today's News

  • School bells ring!

    More than 14,000 students filled the halls of Lancaster County schools on Monday, Aug. 19, ready to begin another year.

    Superintendent Jonathan Phipps said the first day went off without any major hitches.

  • Cook gets life in toddler’s beating death


    Former Indian Land resident Kayla Marie Cook was sentenced to life in prison Monday, Aug. 19, after jurors convicted her of homicide by child abuse in the 2017 death of 3-year-old Lilly Schroeder.

    Jurors deliberated for three hours after the weeklong trial.

    A collective gasp filled the courtroom as the guilty verdict was read aloud. 

  • Van Wyck voters will try out new voting machines

    Voters in Van Wyck, Heath Springs and Kershaw will get to use the state’s new paper-based ballot machines this fall for their municipal elections.

    “They should be picking up the old equipment, with us getting the new around Aug. 28,” said Lancaster County Elections Director Mary Ann Hudson.

  • No new names on Van Wyck ballots

    Filing ended Aug. 14 for the upcoming municipal elections for the town of Van Wyck.
    But don’t look for any new names on the ballots Nov. 5. The only candidates who filed in the Van Wyck council race are incumbents.
    All five seats on Van Wyck Town Council are up for re-election.
    The four council seats are at-large, and the only candidates running are incumbents Bob Doster, Xavier Kee, Richard Vaughan and Cassandra Watkins. Sean Corcoran, who ran unopposed as Van Wyck’s first-ever mayor, is also seeking a new term.

  • CrossRidge picks designer, contractor for office project

    Design and development firms have signed on to create the high-end office building that CrossRidge Center is planning near the new YMCA site in Indian Land.

    When government officials gathered May 31 to break ground on the Upper Palmetto YMCA, CrossRidge Center chief operating officer Ben Cerullo announced plans to develop a 75,000-square-foot Class A office building as part of the CrossRidge Center complex.

  • District celebrates great teaching

    Aug. 13 was truly a day for teachers. 

    The Lancaster High School Multipurpose Building bubbled over with an atmosphere of fun, excitement and camaraderie as hundreds of the school district’s educators joined together to celebrate the start of the new school year. 

  • New chili cookoff kicks off Best Week of Fall

    Calling all chili lovers! The first Carolinas Chili Championship will be held Sept. 28-29 as part of the Best Week of Fall.  
    This event is sanctioned by the International Chili Society (ICS), so winners are eligible to compete in the World Championship Chili Cookoff.
    Besides the chili cookoff, additional events at McClancy Corp. headquarters, 8746 Charlotte Highway, that day include a cornhole tournament, VFW car show, pancake breakfast, charity walk and poker run motorcycle ride.

  • SCCL school supply drive a success

    by Rebecca Asher/Sun City Carolina Lakes Volunteers and Helping Hands
    The Sun City Carolina Lakes Volunteers and Helping Hands recently completed their annual school supply drive with great success.
    Over a two-week period, residents donated school supplies, more than $2,000 in monetary donations  and gift cards to benefit area students as they head back to school.  
    The generosity of the people who live in Sun City Carolina Lakes is awesome!  

  • It's Official 8-21-19

     IL fire district board meets Aug. 21

    The Indian Land Fire Protection District Board meets at 7 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Indian Land Fire Station, 185 Six Mile Creek Road, Indian Land.

    County Council meets Aug. 26

  • Business Briefcase 8-21-19

    Sweetwaters to cut ribbon Aug. 21

    Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea, 9623 RedStone Drive, Suite 500, Indian Land, will hold a ribbon-cutting at 4 p.m. Aug. 21, with the help of the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce and local government officials. The public is invited.

    The coffee shop will offer special giveaways and deals (while supplies last) through Aug. 23.