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Man said he was looking for the party

Stranger wanders into two homes

Christopher Sardelli
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Christian Anderson hopes she never again wakes up to see a stranger inside her home.
That’s what happened early Sunday morning about midnight when the 22-year-old Lancaster resident was jolted awake by the sound of her dog barking. At the time, she didn’t know her dog had been startled by a strange man wandering through the front door of her Elm Street home.


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Fire station celebrates grand opening

Reece Murphy
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INDIAN LAND – Public officials and community members turned out Saturday to join Pleasant Valley Volunteer Fire Department for the official opening of the department’s new and long-awaited fire station.
Nearly 300 people attended the open house for a celebration of the department and a firsthand look at the new 14,800-square-foot, $2.1 million Fire Station 14.


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Heath Springs resident paints horses on Carowinds carousel

Think pink

Jesef Williams
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 CHARLOTTE – Todd Dawkins hadn’t had much time to consider the fact that every day, thousands of Carowinds visitors will have a chance to see his work.
Dawkins, who lives in Heath Springs’ Cedar Creek community, won a bid for the second straight year to paint the horses that appear on the Character Carousel at the popular amusement park that sits on the border of the Carolinas.


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Tree falls on home, traps resident

A tree fell on a home on Tin Lane early Monday morning, trapping a resident inside. Check back later for more details.


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Council to hear updates on courthouse during meeting

As the county’s courthouse projects near completion, Lancaster County Council will hear updates on both buildings at its Tuesday meeting. 

According to estimates by Chad Catledge and Danny Mullis, construction on the new courthouse is almost 92 percent complete, while the project as a whole is about 81 percent complete. Council will review both a financial summary of the new courthouse project, as well as a timeline for finishing the project. 


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Agency hopes to raise $400k by June 30

Lancaster United Way nears goal

By Jesef Williams

The United Way of Lancaster County is getting very close to reaching its goal of raising $400,000 for 2010-11. 

Melanie Outlaw, resource development coordinator for the local United Way, said the agency has received nearly $349,000 in donations, which is 87 percent of the targeted amount. 

Sixteen nonprofit groups will benefit from the money raised during this year’s fundraising campaign, which runs through June 30. 

Outlaw encourages organizations and individuals to give whatever they can. 


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Deputies crack down on scrap metal thefts

By Chris Sardelli

As unemployment remains high in Lancaster County, local authorities have seen a rise in thefts of scrap metal throughout the area. 

With so many cases this year already, Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile decided that enough is enough. Faile announced Thursday his office would begin cracking down on thefts by checking people carrying or transporting scrap metal.  


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Barberville/Harrisburg roads to be straightened; S.C. 160 project delayed

Construction under way at intersection

By Reece Murphy

 


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Environmental Protection Agency opposes Haile Gold Mine plans

EPA Vs. Gold Mine

By Reece Murphy

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and  the S.C. Department of Natural Resources have come out in opposition to current plans for Haile Gold Mine.


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United Way of Lancaster closing in on its goal

By Jesef Williams

The United Way of Lancaster County is getting very close to reaching its goal of raising $400,000 for 2010-11. 

Melanie Outlaw, resource development coordinator for the local United Way, said the agency has received nearly $349,000 in donations, which is 87 percent of the targeted amount. 

Sixteen nonprofit groups will benefit from the money raised during this year’s fundraising campaign, which runs through June 30. 

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