Kershaw, SC


Threat against Kershaw County school traced to Hawaii

KERSHAW COUNTY, SC (WACH) — New information on a fake threat against Lugoff-Elgin High School in Kershaw County. The threat on social media came from an account under the name of a student who is in special education classes at the high school. But he was the one who reached out to deputies, calling to tell them he didn’t make the threat.

Teen in Hawaii uses SC student's name to make false school threats

KERSHAW COUNTY (WACH) — A 15-year-old in Hawaii used a Midlands student's name to make false school threats, according to Kershaw County Sheriff Lee Boan. The student told authorities the recent threats to Lugoff-Elgin High School were made by someone in Hawaii that he'd been communicating with on the phone.

E. & J. Gallo Winery on track to ramp up SC operations this fall

CHESTER COUNTY, S.C. — The nation’s largest winemaker is quickly approaching its target for beginning operations at its massive East Coast hub in Chester County. E. & J. Gallo Winery remains on track to start operations in October at its regional distribution center, which is part of the company’s $423 million first phase of its Fort Lawn project. Erich Kaepp, who leads Gallo’s East Coast operations, said the project’s first manufacturing elements are also on track for an anticipated February 2023 production start.

This SC Farm Has Some of the Best Peaches in America

This SC town is best known for their peaches - some of the best in If you have ever traveled through South Carolina extensively, odds are you have passed through McBee, SC at some point. As of 2020, McBee has a population of 977 people, making it a very small town. However, not only is the town known for being one of the leaders in building railroads back in the day - a farm in the town is known for its amazing peaches.

Teen Killed In Chesterfield County Head-On Collision

CHESTERFIELD CO., S.C. — Troopers are investigating after a 16-year-old was killed and two passengers injured following a deadly head-on collision in Chesterfield County Tuesday night. Troopers say around 11 p.m. a crash occurred on Kirkley Road near McMillan Road, four miles east of Jefferson, S.C. A 2008 Ford...

Earthquake reported in Archdale, North Carolina

ARCHDALE, N.C. — Another earthquake was reported in the Carolinas, but it wasn't in Elgin this time. The United States Geological Survey reported a 2.0 magnitude earthquake in Archdale, North Carolina, around 8:30 p.m. Sunday. (Video above: Scientists offer new theory for why SC has experienced dozens of earthquakes...

7th Annual Waxhaw Back To School Bash Happens August 13

WAXHAW, NC – On August 13 from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm, the seventh annual Waxhaw Back to School Bash will be happening at Waxhaw Elementary School. This drive will serve students from Waxhaw, Western Union, and Kensington Elementary Schools, as well as South Providence, Parkwood Middle and High Schools. This drive-thru event will offer shoes, school supplies, food, and music! Students must be present to participate. Denise Truesdale, the event organizer, shared, we will be giving away “bookbags packed with school supplies, shoes, non-perishable foods, household supplies, and a hot meal.”

Local Teen Illustrates Children’s Book

WAXHAW, NC – The teen behind the illustrations of “Boomer the Rabbit” is local to our community. Iliana Ballew recently worked with author Philip R. Morehouse and Simply Snowden Publishing to complete her first illustrating project. “Boomer the Rabbit” is a children’s book that tells of a young rabbit that is experiencing being made fun of because of his big feet, but the lesson learned through this skillfully-written and beautifully-illustrated book is one that anyone from young to old can learn from: “Just because in some way you may be different from others, doesn’t mean that your ‘difference’ can’t be a strength that no one else has.” Through the pictures and words, this book is sure to make a difference in so many different people’s lives.