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Casting a spell:A.R. Rucker’s Caroline Sizemore wins district bee

Letter perfect

By Reece Murphy

Anyone who’s ever watched, much less participated in, a spelling bee knows the tension can be as nerve-wracking as any other competitive event, academic or otherwise.


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Man dies from shooting injuries

By Chris Sardelli

A Kershaw man died late Monday night, Jan. 28 after he was shot in a Lancaster neighborhood on Saturday, in what police are calling the first murder of the year.

Kevisis Anthony, 32, died from his injuries Monday at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, said Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant on Tuesday morning. 

“This has turned into a murder investigation,” Grant said. 


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Schools dismiss early today

Lancaster County schools will dismiss early today due to expected inclement weather this afternoon. Elementary schools will dismiss at 10:30 a.m. Middle and high schools will dismiss at 11:30 a.m.


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Interim dean Stan Emanuel:‘USCL is here to stay’

By Jesef Williams

The University of South Carolina Lancaster celebrated a milestone Wednesday, Jan. 23, with a groundbreaking ceremony for its newest building, Founders Hall.


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Boys alert adults after seeing smoke

Fire burns home in Elgin community

By Reece Murphy

Fire destroyed the home of an Elgin family Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 22, but the family is safe thanks to the quick action of its two youngest members.


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National Weather Service issues Winter Weather Advisory for county

Expect winter weather, freezing rain Friday

By Greg Summers

Much of Lancaster County saw its coldest morning in almost a year Wednesday with a reported temperature of 18 to 19 degrees.

But the cold Arctic air hasn’t quite worked its way out of the Carolinas.

This week, forecasters have been tracking a potential winter storm that could affect this portion of the Piedmont between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25.

The weather system should be small and quick-moving, said WCNC forecaster Larry Sprinkle.

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All-county band festival canceled

By The Staff

The Lancaster County School District announced Thursday, Jan. 24, it had postponed its all-county band festival due to possible bad weather on Friday afternoon. The two-day clinic for middle and high school band members, which was set for Friday and Saturday and would have included a concert Saturday afternoon at Lancaster High School auditorium, will be rescheduled at a later time. No date has been set. 

   


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USCL breaks ground on Founders Hall

By Reece Murphy

University of South Carolina Lancaster officials and community members celebrated a milestone in the campus’ development Wednesday, Jan. 23, with a groundbreaking ceremony for the long-awaited Founders Hall.

The $7.5 million, 40,000 square-foot classroom and faculty office building, which will be built between the Bradley Arts and Sciences Building and Medford Library, is slated for to open in 2014.


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Armed man enters home, fires gun

Christopher Sardelli
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  A Lancaster woman was traumatized, but uninjured, after a man allegedly forced his way into her home armed with a gun Tuesday, Jan. 22.
Officers responded at 6:45 a.m. to an armed robbery at a home in the 400 block of Heath Circle, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.
As they neared the home, officers saw a 29-year-old woman run from the house who was “visibly upset and shaken,” the report said.


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One dead, two injured at paper mill

By Reece Murphy

CATAWBA – A contractor was killed and two others injured Tuesday morning in an accident at Resolute Forest Products, the paper mill formerly known as AbitibiBowater.

According to York County Emergency Management Director Cotton Howell and a Resolute spokeswoman, the accident occurred around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday as three contractors were doing maintenance work inside a tank-like “scrubber” located behind the main production area.


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