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Authorities indict 15 people in gang case

Christopher Sardelli
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Local and state law enforcement officials announced Monday the arrests and indictments of 15 people suspected of being connected to a local gang with national ties.
According to a press release from S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson, 15 suspected gang members were indicted on a total of 53 felony crimes and three misdemeanors.


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Police investigate three weekend shootings

By Jesef Williams

Police are investigating three shootings that occurred over the weekend in the Lancaster city limits.
A Lancaster man was reportedly shot outside the Old Barr Street school on East Meeting Street shortly after 11:50 p.m. Friday.
Another man was shot in an apparent drive-by about 7:20 p.m. Saturday in the 600 block of Hampton Road, according to police reports. He was flown to a Charlotte hospital for his injuries.


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VW ghost hunter seeks spooks

By Reece Murphy

When most people hear about hauntings, they either scoff or steer clear. Not Van Wyck resident Ben Webber.

When Webber hears talk of ghosts, ghouls and demons, he wants to check it out. He’s got his flashlights, cameras, compass and voice recorder packed and ready to roll.

Webber, 22, is a ghost hunter, or rather, a paranormal investigator, a hobby at which he’s still relatively new, but eager to explore more. 


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Two banks close their Indian Land branches

Ongoing growth and a presence in the most densely populated part of the county isn't enough to keep two Indian Land banks from closing shop, at least for now.

South Carolina Bank and Trust in Suite 100 of the Shoppes at 521 at 9789 Charlotte Highway is closing Nov. 21. 

First Citizens Bank of South Carolina will close its branch in SouthEnd Plaza at 7580 Charlotte Highway on Dec. 23.

Officials with both banks said a lack of customer traffic at the branches played a role in their decisions to close.

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Fatal wreck reported Saturday

Staff Reports

The S.C. Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal collision that took place Saturday morning.

The accident was reportedly at 10:12 a.m. on North Taxahaw Road near U.S. 601, which is in the Charlesboro community of Lancaster County.

 No further details were available at press time Saturday. 

Check www.thelancasternews.com for updates.

 

   


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GOP women to hold presidential info event

Lancaster County Republican Women

How does one become president of the United States?  

Dr. Danny Faulkner presents the process and the importance of the voter’s role in the upcoming presidential elections at a meeting of Lancaster County Republican Women.

Women age 18 and older are invited to attend the meeting at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 8 in the assembly room on the second floor of Springs Memorial Hospital, 800 W. Meeting St. 


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History, culture and connections the focus of leadership Lancaster

Sherry Archie


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Council appeals BZA ruling

A crack in the concrete

By Chris Sardelli

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Dedication on schedule for Nov. 12

Vets monument gets final touch-ups

By Jesef Williams

HEATH SPRINGS – The sandblaster was Walter Gaulden’s best friend Tuesday afternoon as he put final touches on a special structure in Heath Springs. 


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Sheriff’s office offers safety tips

Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office

Halloween can be exciting for children and adults. Halloween parties, trick-or-treating, fall festivals and haunted houses are all enjoyable.  However, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind you to not let your guard down when it comes to safety.  


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