Today's News

  • Sports Shorts 2-27-19

    Register now for youth ball sports
    Registration for Lancaster County Parks and Recreation youth spring sports has opened.
    • T-ball for boys ages 4-5, as of May 1, 2019, costs $50. This group hits strictly off the tee.
    • Swing league for boys ages 5-6, as of May 1, 2019, costs $50. This is coach pitch for the first three balls, then two off the tee if the batter fails to hit pitched balls.

  • Religious News 2-27-19

    St. John’s UMC posts events
    St. John’s United Methodist Church, 160 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill, will hold the following events:
    • The church is collecting personal items for the Bethel Men’s Shelter. Donate new, clean items by the end of the month. Call Jennifer Mayes at (803) 604-5008 for details.

  • Coming Up 2-27-19

    Upcoming area blood drives
    American Red Cross

    • Feb. 28, 1:30-5:30 p.m., Kensington Elementary School, 8701 Kensington Drive, Waxhaw
    • March 1, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., York County Library System, 138 E. Black St., Rock Hill
    • March 2, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Order of the Eastern Star, 105 McCardell St., Lancaster
    • March 3, 1-5 p.m., Waxhaw Baptist Church, 8213 Waxhaw Monroe Road, Waxhaw
    • March 3, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 5007 Providence Road, Charlotte

  • Venditti goes pro

    Chris Venditti, 19, has raced multiple times at a Union course over his career as an off-road racer, but Sunday, Feb. 24, will be different.
    Venditti, an Indian Land native, is entering his first season with Lunova Racing, a top professional and amateur off-road racing team based on the East Coast.
    “I’ve raced there (in Union) multiple times, but it’s my first race with Lunova, so I’m pretty excited about this race,” Venditti said.

  • School construction glitches rile board

    Lancaster County school board Chairman Bobby Parker, competing in the annual Dancing With the Stars fundraiser early this month, was one of the first people to perform onstage in the new $21 million Lancaster High School multipurpose building.
    At first, there was no sound from the audio system. Then there was way too much.

  • Housing planned for Van Wyck Road

    The story of development in Indian Land continues, with another potential project slated for a 49-acre site wedged between U.S. 521 and Van Wyck Road.
    Charlotte-based Van Wyck Partners owns 24 acres along Van Wyck Road, and is in talks to buy an adjacent 24 acres, owned by the Agnes W. Yarborough Living Trust.
    The project, Carolina Crossings, is in the early stages, with Van Wyck Partners seeking approval to rezone the property from its general business and low-density residential status to regional business zoning, which is more of a mixed-use category.

  • DW Library expansion design revealed

    Nearly five years after voters approved updating Lancaster County’s three libraries, architects are showing us how two of the projects will look.
    McMillan Pazdan Smith recently unveiled its sleek, modern design for the expansion and refurbishment of the main Lancaster County Library, and an addition to Del Webb Library in Indian Land that blends into the existing structure.

  • Embezzlement charge against ex-ILVFD chief

    Former Indian Land Fire Chief Thomas Wayne Pickard has been charged with embezzlement of public funds, just two months after his arrest on prostitution charges.
    Pickard, 52, turned himself in Feb. 13 at the Lancaster County Detention Center. He is charged with embezzling $1,680 from the Indian Land Volunteer Fire Department last year while acting as chief, an arrest warrant said.

  • Kindergarten sign-ups kick off Tuesday

    For 5-year-old Mallory McCallum, kindergarten registration is an exciting next step in joining her big sister and her teacher-mom in August at Van Wyck Elementary School.
    Lancaster County School District opens registration Feb. 26 for next year’s 4-year-olds, kindergartners and new first-graders. It is highly recommended that students are first registered online at www.lancastercsd.com, then required documents are brought to the school.
    “She’s excited to come to school next year,” said Amanda McCallum, a kindergarten teacher.

  • Drakeford wins Upstate mat title

    Class AAA state team champion Indian Land High School has six wrestlers qualified for the state tournament next weekend at the Anderson Civic Center.
    Markeith Drakeford (40-6, 160) led the Warriors with a first-place finish after going 4-0 on the day at the Upstate tourney at Powdersville High School.
    Drakeford, in the Warriors’ 44-12 state title match to cap the 32-point win over Gilbert High School the week before, posted a 10-0 major decision.
    Weston Nguyen, 41-5, was the runner-up at 126 with a 3-1 showing for the two-day event.