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Senior Lifestyles: LCCA Blazing a Trail in 2016

May is Older Americans Month, the month that we set aside to honor our seniors and the contributions that they have made to our country.  
The Administration for Community Living has selected “Blaze a Trail” as  the 2016 theme for the month.  
This theme challenges us to emphasize the ways older adults are reinventing themselves through new work and new passions, engaging their communities and blazing a trail of positive impact on the lives of people of all ages.
So, how do we accomplish these tasks in Lancaster County?  


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At age 90, W.C. Wallace still answers God’s call

Senior Lifestyles: A ministry endures

By Greg Summers

The Rev. W.C. Wallace enjoys sitting in a back porch chair in his bedroom slippers.
But on any given Sunday, he’ll swap them for dress shoes and step behind a pulpit to talk about Jesus.
For more than four decades, he has served congregations in the Lancaster area, as a full-time, interim or substitute preacher, a calling that he will continue to answer.
“I guess I’ve been to three-quarters of the churches in the Moriah Baptist Association,” he said, laughing.


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Relay for Life’s community of caring

By Mandy Catoe

More than 200 cancer survivors were honored April 16 at the annual Relay for Life Survivor’s Luncheon at Covenant Baptist Church.  


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Evidence of forgery found floating in creek

By Reece Murphy

A Charlotte man is facing 28 felony counts of forgery in Lancaster County after local investigators found evidence of his crimes in a bottle floating in a creek.

Lancaster County investigators have also prepared warrants against a Lancaster resident who they say helped the Charlotte man cash other forged checks.

Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office investigators arrested William Randolph Umstead, 50, of Charlotte on April 13 at the Anson County, N.C., jail on 28 warrants for forgery.


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Earth Day on the Greenway

By Mandy Catoe

April showers didn’t dampen the spirits of those gathered Friday to celebrate Earth Day on the greenway at Constitution Park. 


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Lancaster’s Doster teams up with students to create art

Art with class

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New charges for suspect in IL murder

By Reece Murphy

A suspect arrested for the April 5 murder of 20-year-old Randy Tran in Indian Land has been served with additional warrants for firearm and drug violations.
Na’Chon Jakeh Hayden, 22, formerly of Van Wyck, was charged April 15 with possession of a stolen pistol, possession/distribution of prescription drugs and possession of other Schedule I to Schedule V drugs.
Hayden was the last of four suspects arrested in the shooting death of Tran and was previously charged with murder and failure to report a crime.


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Swindler found victim through Facebook

Scammer fleeces IL woman for $98K

By Reece Murphy

A swindler working social media conned a 70-year-old Indian Land woman out of nearly $100,000 with talk of an overseas business opportunity, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.
The April 12 incident report said the Sun City Carolinas resident told the investigating deputy she met a 56-year-old man named “George Millard” on Facebook at the beginning of February.


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McCoy issues new strategic plan

By Greg Summers

Sheriff’s candidate Billy McCoy has released a slimmed-down strategic plan for the county, but is not answering questions about the new plan or the old one, which he retracted Tuesday after The Lancaster News revealed that it almost entirely duplicated an N.C. police department document.
McCoy said Tuesday evening in a statement labeled “Retraction” that he had reworked his plan because “of the backlash and obvious desire by you, the citizens and constituents to have something different.”


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Boger: I’m not involved with McCoy’s campaign

By Brian Melton

An angry Mike Boger says he has been unfairly dragged into the controversy over Billy McCoy’s initial strategic plan, and he wants nothing more to do with the mess.
“I’ve never spoken to Mr. McCoy,” said Boger, former police chief of Oakboro, N.C. “I wouldn’t know him if he ran out in front of me…. I don’t even know who your sheriff is, and I don’t like being dragged into this.”


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