Today's News

  • Rashall column: Foot-dragging by council has hiked cost of animal shelter


    For more than two years, the Lancaster County Council has been promising to build a new animal shelter to replace the current one dating from the 1970s. They insisted that the new shelter was Priority One.

  • Helms column: Taxes on residential property due Jan. 15


  • Williams leads ILHS football awards

    Indian Land High School football star Dorian Williams followed up his big day Dec. 19 with a notable night Dec. 20.
    Williams, the Warriors star defensive back who signed with Tulane University on Wednesday afternoon in the ILHS media center, highlighted the ILHS football awards at Crossridge in Indian Land on Dec. 20.
    Williams, a 6-2, 200-pounder, was named the Warriors Football MVP to highlight the team’s 6-6 season and a second-round finish in the Class AAA football playoffs.

  • ILHS girls end hoops skid

    The Indian Land High School girls basketball skid has ended.
    The Lady Warriors, launching the 2019 portion of their 2018-19 hoops schedule, did so in a big way, rolling to a 61-34 win over Region IV-AAA foe Chester at the CHS gym on Friday, Jan. 4.
    The resounding 27-point win snapped a 34-game skein going back to the end of the 2016-17 season, when ILHS dropped a 53-31 playoff loss to Emerald High School of Greenwood on Feb. 16, 2017.

  • Warriors perfect in Pirate Duals

    The Indian Land High School wrestling team scored all the mat booty at the Pirate Duals at Porter Ridge High School in Union County, N.C., on Saturday, Jan. 5.
    The ILHS matmen, 15-2, went 5-0 in the dual tournament.
    The Warriors prevailed over Forest View of Gaston County, N.C., 74-3, 38-20 over host Porter Ridge, 62-15 over Anson County, N.C., 55-21 over Butler High School of Mecklenburg County, N.C., and 49-24 over East Meck High of Charlotte.
    Indian Land was led by Austin Ross, Solomon Cortez, Weston Nyguyen and Xavier Dreese, who each went 5-0.

  • Newton column: New House duties as ’19 session begins

     Iwould like to start off by saying thank you for your support in this year’s election. It means a lot that so many of you voted to send me back to Columbia for another term in the State House.
    It also meant a lot to hear from so many of you during the campaign. Election campaigns are always challenging, and your words of support and encouragement meant a lot to me.
    Off-season efforts

  • It's Official 1-9-19

    IL Republican Women meet Jan. 10
    The Indian Land Republican Women meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 10 at Midtown Sundries, 9789 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land. For details, follow the group on Facebook.
    County Council meets Jan. 14
    Lancaster County Council meets at 6 p.m. Jan. 14 in council chambers at the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St., Lancaster.
    NAACP to meet Jan. 14 in Lancaster

  • Business Briefcase 1-9-19

    Zamek chair of S.C. Alzheimer’s group
    Seth Zamek, owner and executive director of Senior Helpers, has been appointed chairman of the S.C. Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. His term began July 1, and lasts two years.
    As chairman, Zamek leads a board of 21 members from around the state.
    The Alzheimer’s Association is the premier voluntary health organization battling Alzheimer’s disease. The association serves to provide support, educate and conduct and fund research on the disease.

  • School Notes 1-9-19

    Apply now for Sims Foundation internship
    The J. Marion Sims Foundation in Lancaster has opened its competitive internship application for summer 2019.
    “Interning with the foundation allowed me to work closely with experienced professionals to make a difference in my hometown and opened my eyes to philanthropy,” said Abigayle Morrison, business development and marketing specialist at E4E Relief in Charlotte, which provides employee relief and emergency assistance funds.

  • Sports Shorts 1-9-19

    Register now for Dixie Baseball
    Lancaster Dixie Baseball registration will be held Fridays and Saturdays in January.
    Lancaster Dixie Baseball offers teams for ages 4-14.
    Remaining dates are Jan. 11-12, Jan. 18-19 and Jan. 25-26. Registration is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays at United Fork Lift office, 2175 McIlwain Road, Lancaster.
    Cost is $60 for ages 4-6. $100 for ages 7-12 and $110 for ages 13-14.
    For details, call Dale Laney at (704) 695-5730.