VIDEO: Thieves steal church’s sound equipment, supplies

Sunday worship services at 12 Springs Community Church typically sound like other Lexington County houses of worship. But where there were once amps, drums, sound boards, basses, tables and chairs…this week, there was almost nothing left. “I really don’t know how to say it better than this, but all of our equipment was stolen,” said […]

Lexington County teacher accused of sexual conduct with minor

A Sandhills Middle School teacher is accused of having a relationship with and kissing a former student at the school last year. Samantha Lynne Knopsnyder, 26, is charged with third degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor, according to an arrest warrant. Knopsnyder, who lives in Lexington, was arrested Friday afternoon after turning herself in. […]

Gaston man accused of mistreating animals

Deputies found more than a dozen malnourished animals after acting last week on a community tip to check on two horses in the 200 block of Happy Town Road in Gaston. Carl Kelly, 55, is charged with three counts of ill treatment of animals and a drug possession charge, according to deputies. “Deputies followed up […]

Take a break to drive awake

It has probably happened to you. You are driving on a long trip, traveling alone or at night, or perhaps just off from a long shift at work—and you start to yawn. Your eyes are heavy, the road seems to go on forever, and your vehicle veers. You have just entered a danger zone. Drowsy […]