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Today's News

  • Van Wyck targets litter control

    Van Wyck Town Council is setting its sights on litter control and prevention.
    At its Feb. 4 meeting, the council voted to pass the first reading of an adoption to its litter prohibition ordinance. Van Wyck Mayor Sean Corcoran said the anti-litter ordinance, passed a few months ago, is a means to address the never-ending accumulation of roadside trash in the town.

  • STATE CHAMP: Drakeford wins state mat title

    ANDERSON – Indian Land High School junior 160-pounder Markeith Drakeford followed the mat plan all the way to the state championship podium.
    Drakeford, in his first trip to the Class AAA individual state championship tournament, captured the gold with a 6-4 decision over Chester High School’s Ly’ Terrence Mills on Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Anderson Civic Center.

  • 2 Warriors sign to play college football

    Indian Land High School head football coach Horatio Blades said the Warriors’ senior duo of JaQuan Snellings and Jiquese Tinsley each have their best football ahead of them.
    Snellings and Tinsley will have more football ahead of them after signing to play in college on Feb. 6 in the ILHS media center.
    Snellings will be playing at Erskine College in Due West, where the Flying Fleet is returning to football after discontinuing  the program in 1951.

  • Black History Month at ILHS

    Indian Land High School students took time while celebrating Black History Month to create busts of several black people who contributed greatly to the society we live in today.
    The busts were made by different school groups who chose a person they thought represented black history well.
    Zach Summers said his group, Teen Lab, chose to create Carla Hayden because she was the first black librarian for Congress and Teen Lab members are supporters of the library.

  • Manhunt last week led to lockdown at nearby school

    Van Wyck Elementary School was placed on lockdown Thursday morning, Feb. 21, after a man ran from authorities taking him to Rebound Behavioral Health, less than a mile away.
    According to a sheriff’s office press release, the 18-year-old man ran away from Darlington County deputies across the west side of U.S. 521 shortly after 10:30 a.m.
    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office quickly got involved, bringing in several officers and a K9 unit to search for the man.

  • Salkehatchie seeks homes to repair

    The Catawba Salkehatchie Camp is looking for residents in Indian Land, Van Wyck and Fort Mill who need help with substantial home repairs. The camp runs June 15-22 and repairs will be made during that week.
    Since 1998, Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church has hosted 70 plus campers each summer for a work week that has helped more than 120 homeowners in the Indian Land, Van Wyck and Fort Mill communities.

  • Howey column: Coach Kersey would have been proud of Warriors

    As the jubilant Indian Land High School wrestling team celebrated the school’s first-ever boys’ sports team state championship on Feb. 9, I turned to watch the ILHS fans’ reaction.
    The ardent ILHS fans were thrilled with the coveted gold medals sported by their Warriors heroes as they hoisted the long-sought state title trophy.
    Among those elated fans was a beaming Wayne Kersey.
    “They were a well-oiled machine today,” said Kersey as a wide grin broke across his face. “They were impressive.”

  • It's Official 2-27-19

    Republican Party meets Feb. 28
    The Lancaster County Republican Party will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at 1351 Charlotte Highway, Lancaster. Republican National Committeeman Glenn McCall and Sen. Lindsey Graham’s Piedmont Director Teresa Thomas will attend. For details, call (954) 821-4203.
    VW Town Council meets March 4
    Van Wyck Town Council meets at 7 p.m. March 4 at the Van Wyck Community Center, 5036 Old Hickory Road, Van Wyck.
    Conservation board meets March 4

  • Business Briefcase 2-27-18

    HOPE offers free tax preparation help
    HOPE in Lancaster, 2008 Pageland Highway, Lancaster, will be offering free tax help through SC Thrive noon-3 p.m. Feb. 28. To qualify for this free service, applicants should have an adjusted gross income of $65,000 or less per year for individual filers and $95,000 or less for married coupes filing jointly. For details or to request an appointment, call (803) 577-3456 and leave a message and number.

  • School Notes 2-27-19

    Career/Information Fair at USCL March 6
    USC Lancaster, 476 Hubbard Drive, Lancaster, will host a Career and Information Fair 10 a.m.-1 p.m. March 6 in the Bradley Building. The free event is an opportunity for businesses to meet students looking for potential full-time, part-time or internship positions.
    VWES students win school science fair
    Three Van Wyck Elementary School students won first place in the school’s first science fair. The winners are: