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Today's News

  • Sports Shorts 3-6-19

    Universal Martial Arts tourney March 9
    Hanshi James White and Universal Karate Studios will host the 45th annual Universal Martial Arts championship March 9 at the Springdale Recreation Complex, 260 S. Plantation Road, Lancaster.
    The championship, featuring men, women and children from age 3 to adults, offers 250 divisions of competition for beginners to black belt masters in fighting, forms, weapons, self-defense, grappling and breaking.
    Grappling, an action-packed field, is the newest division for the competition.

  • Religious News 3-6-19

    Faith Presbyterian posts events
    Faith Presbyterian Church, 7520 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land, will hold these events in March:
    • A Lenten Bible study by Adam Hamilton on the Gospel of John is at 7 p.m. Tuesdays March 5-April 9 in the sanctuary.
    • Youth in grades six through 12 meet 5-7 p.m. March 10 (second and fourth Sundays of the month) for fun activities, study programs and service projects.

  • Coming Up 3-6-19

    Upcoming area blood drives
    American Red Cross

    • March 7, 2:30-5:30 p.m., Springfield Middle School, 1711 Springfield Parkway, Fort Mill
    • March 10, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., St. Matthew Catholic Church, 8015 Ballantyne Commons Parkway, Charlotte
    • March 15, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Nation Ford High School, 1400 A.O. Jones Blvd., Fort Mill
    • March 15, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Weddington High School, 4901 Monroe Weddington Road, Matthews

  • 3-car IL crash sends 2 to hospital

    Traffic clogged the intersection of U.S. 521 and Jim Wilson Road shortly after 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, when three cars collided at the stoplight.
    Darren Player, director of Lancaster County Fire Rescue (LCFR), said there was a small fire after the wreck when fuel leaked onto the grass near one of the battered vehicles. A landscaper, working nearby, quickly put out the blaze with a fire extinguisher, Player said.
    A door had to be removed from one of the vehicles to get the driver out.

  • New $1.2M EMS station will have 4 bays

    Indian Land’s new EMS station is designed and ready to be built, and the county has accumulated enough money in fees paid by developers to seek construction bids on the $1.2 million project.
    “It’s awesome to see, because our call volume dictates that we need four ambulances in the Indian Land area. The need is definitely there,” said Lancaster County EMS Director Clay Catoe.

  • Planning board votes against changing UDO on Thread Trail

    When the doors closed for the Feb. 19 Lancaster County Planning Commission meeting, only standing room remained.
    Commission Chairman Charles Deese said it was the largest crowd he has ever seen at a planning commission meeting.
    The hot topic on the agenda was a proposed amendment to the county’s Unified Development Ordinance affecting the Carolina Thread Trail Overlay District. The proposal would kill the requirement that subdivision developers in the district build segments of the trail.

  • County losing planning director

    Lancaster County Planning Director Penelope G. Karagounis has resigned to take the same position with the town of Fort Mill.
    A county employee since 2004, Karagounis was named planning director in 2012. Her last day here was Feb. 19.
    “It’s the same title. I’m moving from planning director to planning director,” she said of her new role in Fort Mill, where she will supervise a staff of four, compared to five in Lancaster.

  • IL rescuers haul worker out of 35-foot-deep pit

    Rescuers hauled an injured man from a 35-foot-deep hole at a construction site in Indian Land on Feb. 19.
    The man was part of a crew installiing a sewer lift station behind the Covington neighborhood, near Harrisburg and Barberville roads, said Lancaster County Fire Marshal Russell Rogers.
    Rogers said something fell on top of the man’s leg while he was inside the hole, resulting in a possible fracture and other medical issues.
    He was unable to climb out on his own and had to be packaged for transport and safely lifted out of the hole, Rogers said.

  • IL Rotarians want to form second club

    In the 12 years since the Indian Land Rotary Club was established, a lot has changed in the northernmost point of the county.
    With far more businesses, residents and issues to face, Indian Land might be primed for a second Rotary club, which would meet at lunch to complement the breakfast club.
    “The reason for the lunch club is because of the expansion of Indian Land,” said past club President Tracy Little, who started the first IL Rotary. “If we’ve had that much success with the breakfast club, we can have success with the lunch club.”

  • Men charged in summer robberies

    Two Charlotte men have been charged in three Lancaster County armed robberies that happened last summer.
    Jonathan Dujan Gardin, 24, is charged with armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime in all three cases. Sergio Jermaine Patterson, 33, is charged with armed robbery in two of the incidents.
    The robberies occurred on June 5 at the Market Express Exxon on Charlotte Highway in Indian Land, June 20 at Family Dollar on Kershaw Camden Highway in Elgin and July 22 at the Quick Trip on Charlotte Highway in Indian Land.