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Today's News

  • Faith hosts mobile pantry June 21

    by Jim Northrup/Faith Presbyterian Church
    Faith Presbyterian Church of Indian Land is sponsoring a Second Harvest Mobile Food Pantry on Friday, June 21. The pantry truck will be located in the parking lot of Faith Presbyterian Church, 7520 Charlotte Highway (U.S. 521) at the intersection of Van Wyck Road.
    Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., and the distribution of food should begin at about 9 a.m.

  • Wallace column: More research needed on safety of e-cigarettes

    A question that has come up recently regarding American health care is whether e-cigarettes should be available for teenagers.
    A majority of middle school and high school students have access to these devices, and there has been an increase in the use of them over recent years. With a wide range of different types of e-cigarettes, scientists know little about these devices, which have only existed for about 15 years.

  • Van Wyck Elementary School Honor Roll

    The following Van Wyck Elementary School students made the honor roll during the 2018-19 school year:
    All A’s
    Second grade

  • It's Official 6-19-19

    IL GOP Women won’t meet in summer
    The Indian Land Republican Women will not meet through the summer.
    IL fire district board to meet June 19
    The Indian Land Fire Protection District Board meets at 7 p.m. June 19 at the Indian Land Fire Station, 185 Six Mile Creek Road, Indian Land. The agenda includes land for a southern substation, labor costs and the revised 2019-20 budget.

    Administration Committee special meeting June 20

  • Business Briefcase 6-19-19

    Chamber’s Italy trip orientation June 19       
    The Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce will hold orientation sessions June 19 for anyone interested in participating in its nine-day trip to the Tuscany region of Italy in March 2020. The orientation sessions are 10:30-11:30 a.m. at The Lodge, 2955 Sun City Blvd., or 5:30-6:30 p.m. at The Lake House, 1355 Del Webb Blvd., both in Sun City Carolina Lakes, Indian Land.
    The trip price is $3,299, if booked by July 1.

  • School Notes 6-19-19

    Citadel commissions new Army officers
    Lucas Jendrasiak of Indian Land and Tanner Osborne of Lancaster were among about 100 members of The Citadel class of 2019 who accepted Army commissions during a May 3 ceremony  in McAlister Field House in Charleston.
    About 35 percent of the S.C. Corps of Cadets class of 2019 are now officers in the U.S. armed forces. ROTC programs produce almost 70 percent of the officers that enter the Army each year.
    Anderson graduates from Wofford College

  • Sports Shorts 6-19-19

    Springdale Complex closes for tourney
    Lancaster County Parks and Recreation will host the Dixie Softball District 2 all-star tournament June 22-26 at the Springdale Recreation Complex, 260 S. Plantation Road, Lancaster.
    Admission will be charged as you enter the parking lot. 
    Due to the high volume and limited parking, LCPRC officials will close the Springdale Recreation Complex, including the walking track, playground, open fields, etc., to the public for the duration of the tournament.

  • Religious News 6-19-19

    Hospice caregivers to meet
    Hospice Care of S.C. will hold a caregiver support group 10-11 a.m. June 19 (third Wednesday of each month) in the Belair United Methodist Church Family Life Center, 8095 Shelley Mullis Road, Indian Land. For de-tails, call Cory Turner at (803) 577-4912.
    Mad Matters meet June 20

  • Coming Up 6-19-19

    Library hosts summer events
    Del Webb Library’s “Universe of Stories” summer reading program offers free children’s events at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesdays at the Indian Land branch, 7641 Charlotte Highway. Tickets are given out at 9 a.m. and noon the day of each show due to limited space. The remaining events are:

    • June 19: Space Stories & Crafts

  • County opioid deaths spike again

    After dropping significantly in 2018, opioid-related deaths in Lancaster County shot back up in the first half of this year, exceeding the record pace of 2017.
    As of June 1, a dozen people have died in the county, compared with 15 in 2018 and 25 in 2017, according to Lancaster County Coroner Karla Deese.
    “Opioid abuse knows absolutely no age range or socio-economic background,” Deese said. “Our oldest death is 63 and our youngest is 16, not including a baby who died in utero last year.”