Today's News

  • Gaston resigns as city attorney

    The City of Chester now has a fifth major opening to fill.

    On Monday night, City Attorney Megan Gaston abruptly resigned the position she had held since October of 2014. Gaston was not present for that night's regular meeting of council. There was a contractual matter listed on the agenda for executive session discussion related to Gaston, but multiple members of council confirmed afterwards that it did not relate in any way to employment status.

  • ‘Sawdust, a handshake and the drive to win’


    The day they announced Roseburg Forest Products would build a $200 million plant in Chester County, company officials sat down with The N&R for an exclusive interview to talk about the company, its philosophy and why they chose Chester County for their facility, which is expected to bring 145 jobs.

  • Happy birthday, Mac – baby girl things and dreams

    When I was a tiny baby girl, my mama bought me a baby girl pearl necklace. Each year as both Cindy and I would celebrate our birthdays, mama would take our baby girl pearl necklace to the jeweler and have another baby pearl added. It was a beautiful thing, and both Cindy and I had one. We wore them ever so proud, because it was something ever so precious. 

  • Worthy picked for elite all-star team

    Deston Worthy will likely be a starter on Chester High's varsity baseball team this coming season. He's already earned a spot on a different team.

    The 2017 14U National Team Development Program roster was unveiled by USA Baseball on Monday. The final 40-man roster has been named following the conclusion of the 2017 14U National Team Championships in Arizona and Florida. The 14U NTDP will take place at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, N.C., July 24-29. Worthy is on the super-select roster.

  • Getting smaller?

    There is an old saying that too many cooks in the kitchen spoils the soup. The implication, obviously, is that more isn't always better. Sometimes, having more people offer more input does not improve the end result. Each cook can be expertly trained and very successful on their own, but when paired with eight other cooks, there can be arguments about ingredients and cook time...maybe egos and personalities start to clash and end up getting in the way.

  • Beer grits are gross, part II
  • Dam and power plant tours planned

    Tours of Great Falls Dam and Power Plant will be held on Saturday, July 29, as a part of “The Way We Worked” programs. Sponsored by the Great Falls Home Town Association and Duke Energy, the tours will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The power plant parking area is located off Brooklyn Road.

    This is a free event and is held as part of the Way We Worked Smithsonian programs that are being held throughout Chester County from June 24 through Aug. 6.

  • Town surprised by trash truck invoice

    The Town of Great Falls got a surprise last week after receiving the buyer’s invoice for the trash truck town council committed to buy.

    Town Clerk Julie Blackwell said when she got the invoice, she was happy to see the price had been reduced from $54, 950 to $48,095, a $6,855 reduction.

    Great Falls Town Council held a special called council meeting on Monday, July 3, to discuss purchasing a garbage truck.

  • Apartment complex gets $1.3 million rehab

    Carolina Housing and Community Development Corporation (CHCDC) has completed the substantial rehabilitation of 25 units of affordable housing in Great Falls.

    The property consists of four one-bedroom units, nine two-bedroom units, eight three-bedroom units and four four-bedroom units.

  • Duke Energy lowers reservoir to conduct dam survey

    Great Falls/Dearborn Reservoir requires a drawdown of the lake to conduct a survey of the dam and headworks structures, according to Duke Energy Catawba-Wateree Relicensing Project Manager Mark Oakley.

    The survey is part of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission requirements to enhance the bypass reaches below Fishing Creek. The survey will support design activities for planned modifications to the Great Falls Long Bypass Reach diversion dam and Short Bypass Reach headworks to release continuous flows and recreation flows.