https://www.carolinagatewayonline.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en S.C. primary results by the numbers https://www.carolinagatewayonline.com/content/sc-primary-results-numbers <p> <strong>Governor (Democrat)</strong><br /> James Smith: County &ndash; 61.35%, State &ndash; 62.48%<br /> Phil Noble: County &ndash; 4.94%, State &ndash; 10.72%<br /> Marguerite Willis: County &ndash; 21.55%, State &ndash; 26.81%</p> <p> <strong>Governor <strong>(Republican)</strong></strong></p> Smith/Norrell on Nov. ballot https://www.carolinagatewayonline.com/content/smithnorrell-nov-ballot <img src="https://www.carolinagatewayonline.com/sites/www.carolinagatewayonline.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/group_photo.jpg" alt="Democratic gubernatorial winner James Smith, center, celebrates his landslide victory Tuesday night with running mate Mandy Powers Norrell of Lancaster, to his right. Also on the front row at the podium are, from left, Norrell’s husband, Mitch, and Smith’s wife, Kendall, and daughter, Shannon." title="Democratic gubernatorial winner James Smith, center, celebrates his landslide victory Tuesday night with running mate Mandy Powers Norrell of Lancaster, to his right. Also on the front row at the podium are, from left, Norrell’s husband, Mitch, and Smith’s wife, Kendall, and daughter, Shannon." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Mandy Powers Norrell&rsquo;s quest to become South Carolina&rsquo;s lieutenant governor took a big step forward Tuesday, June 12, even though her name wasn&rsquo;t on the Democratic primary ballot.<br /> As final returns came in Tuesday night, gubernatorial candidate James Smith of Columbia, who announced Lancaster&rsquo;s Norrell as his running mate last month, overwhelmed his two primary opponents, avoiding a runoff and moving the pair on to a November showdown with Republicans.<br /> Parnell wallops no-name opponents https://www.carolinagatewayonline.com/content/parnell-wallops-no-name-opponents-0 <img src="https://www.carolinagatewayonline.com/sites/www.carolinagatewayonline.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/archie_parnell_mug_color_0.jpg" alt="Archie Parnell won big in the Democratic primary for the 5th District Congressional seat. With 10 of 11 counties reporting, he won 60 percent of the vote. Lancaster County also went for Parnell, giving him 59 percent of the local votes." title="Archie Parnell won big in the Democratic primary for the 5th District Congressional seat. With 10 of 11 counties reporting, he won 60 percent of the vote. Lancaster County also went for Parnell, giving him 59 percent of the local votes." align="left" hspace="6" width="55" height="85" /><p> Democratic state and national leaders may have abandoned congressional hopeful Archie Parnell, but 5th District primary voters were still behind the Sumter native Tuesday, June 12.<br /> Despite revelations that he physically abused his ex-wife decades ago, Parnell won an overwhelming victory to set up a rematch with incumbent Rep. Ralph Norman (R-Rock Hill) in November&rsquo;s midterm election.<br /> As of 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Parnell was the top vote-getter in 10 of 11 counties, including Lancaster, in the 5th District.<br /> Non-binding primary referendums results https://www.carolinagatewayonline.com/content/non-binding-primary-referendums-results <p> <strong>Democratic Question 1</strong><br /> &ldquo;Do you support passing a state law allowing doctors to prescribe medical marijuana to patients?&rdquo;<br /> <small><strong>Lancaster County</strong></small><br /> YES &ndash; 83.16% &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p> NO &ndash; 16.84%<br /> <small><strong>South Carolina*</strong></small><br /> YES &ndash; 81.33% &nbsp;</p> <p> NO &ndash; 18.67%</p> Triple Eagle Scouts https://www.carolinagatewayonline.com/content/triple-eagle-scouts <img src="https://www.carolinagatewayonline.com/sites/www.carolinagatewayonline.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/triplet_eagle_scouts_color.jpg" alt="New Eagle Scouts, from left, Grey, Walker and Jackson Reeves, all 16, received flags flown over the U.S. Capitol during their Court of Honor on May 12 in the field trial barn at Anne Springs Close Greenway. BELOW: The triplets at work on their Eagle projects at the ASC Greenway." title="New Eagle Scouts, from left, Grey, Walker and Jackson Reeves, all 16, received flags flown over the U.S. Capitol during their Court of Honor on May 12 in the field trial barn at Anne Springs Close Greenway. BELOW: The triplets at work on their Eagle projects at the ASC Greenway." align="left" hspace="6" width="112" height="85" /><p> <em>by Denise Johnston/for Carolina Gateway</em><br /> Three young men have given back to their community and received the rank of Eagle Scout and Good Citizenship Awards for their efforts May 12 at a Court of Honor in the field trial barn at Anne Springs Close Greenway.<br /> Walker, Jackson and Grey Reeves, rising juniors at Indian Land High School, all worked on projects that benefitted the ASC greenway, a 2,100-acre nature preserve in Fort Mill. Each developed and designed his own project under the guidance of Bill Steele, greenway employee.<br /> County annex opens next week https://www.carolinagatewayonline.com/content/county-annex-opens-next-week <img src="https://www.carolinagatewayonline.com/sites/www.carolinagatewayonline.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/20180530_123950_0.jpg" alt="Lancaster County’s new satellite service center in Indian Land, located in The Commons at Doby’s Bridge shopping center, is set to open Tuesday, June 19." title="Lancaster County’s new satellite service center in Indian Land, located in The Commons at Doby’s Bridge shopping center, is set to open Tuesday, June 19." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> Conducting business with Lancaster County is set to get a bit easier for Indian Land residents.<br /> The long-awaited Indian Land Service Center &ndash; a satellite office for numerous Lancaster County government functions &ndash; is set to open for business Tuesday, June 19, said County Administrator Steve Willis. A ribbon-cutting is slated for Friday, June 15.<br /> 1 arrest in hit-and-run that injured IL man, son https://www.carolinagatewayonline.com/content/1-arrest-hit-and-run-injured-il-man-son <img src="https://www.carolinagatewayonline.com/sites/www.carolinagatewayonline.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/noah_oliver_llambias_mug.jpg" alt="Noah Oliver Llambias, 21, of Charlotte has been charged with two counts of felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, misdemeanor aiding and abetting larceny, and felony assault with serious bodily injury. " title="Noah Oliver Llambias, 21, of Charlotte has been charged with two counts of felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, misdemeanor aiding and abetting larceny, and felony assault with serious bodily injury. " align="left" hspace="6" width="71" height="85" /><p> One of three suspects in the April hit-and-run of an Indian Land father and son at a south Charlotte shopping center has been arrested on several felony charges, according to authorities.<br /> The two other suspects in the crime that left Wilkie Green, 4, battered and traumatized and his father Nate, 41, seriously injured have been identified, but remained at-large Friday.<br /> VW takes aim against litter https://www.carolinagatewayonline.com/content/vw-takes-aim-against-litter <p> Keep it clean, Van Wyck.<br /> The small &ndash; but growing &ndash; new town in Lancaster County&rsquo;s Panhandle is aiming to keep its bucolic nature intact.<br /> At its June 4 town council meeting, members gave unanimous first-reading consent for new rules governing the appearance and upkeep of property and prohibitions against litter.<br /> The new rules, which will require at least one more council approval before taking effect, will basically mirror those ordinances already on the books for the county.<br />