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Men charged in shooting death of 3-year-old girl

Murder trial to begin Monday

By Chris Sardelli

A trial for a man charged in the death of a 3-year-old girl last year begins Monday morning. 


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Duke rate hike hearing Tuesday

By Reece Murphy

Duke Energy is requesting a rate increase and the public will get a chance to express their thoughts on the matter during a public hearing Tuesday night.

With requested rate increases averaging between 11 percent for commercial customers and 17 percent for residential customers, the company is asking for an overall 15 percent increase in its monthly rates.

If approved, the rates would go into effect in February 2012.


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Gang case solves string of local crimes

Closing the book

By Chris Sardelli

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Looking back on two years’ worth of investigations into suspected gang activity, Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile said there’s no feeling quite like closing an open case. 


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School district to earn system-wide accreditation

Hard work pays off

By Reece Murphy

A team of educational experts representing the international accrediting body AdvancED will recommended accreditation for the Lancaster County School District.


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Nunnery: Looking back/forward

By Jesef Williams

Chris Nunnery has found himself in an awkward position several times in the past week. 

For years, he’s been accustomed to responding to emergencies when he hears them paged out on the radio scanner. But now, he’s only able to listen, as the dispatcher’s voice takes him back down memory lane. 

Nunnery, who was chief at the Lancaster Fire Department for the past nine years, announced his retirement last month as he prepares to take on a new position as the county’s 911 director. 


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Humble coach, teacher never took credit for his career successes

Stewart had ‘gruff style, but a heart of gold’

Travis Jenkins
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Harvey Stewart never claimed any of the rightful credit due him for being a good coach. He would, however, take credit for hiring a good coach.
“Hiring John Smith, I guess I did do that one good thing for Great Falls High,” Stewart joked.
Smith is now the all-time winningest basketball coach in the history of the state, so the hire certainly was a good one. Smith said Stewart did far more for the school than hire a good basketball coach, though.


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Von Campe to speak at events

Carolina
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Hilmar von Campe will speak at several events this weekend. Born April 11, 1925, von Campe was in the Hitler Youth, and in 1945 he staged an escape from a prisoner of war camp in communist Yugoslavia, crossing seven borders.
After the war when he learned about the Holocaust and the Nazi atrocities, he questioned how it was possible for this to happen. He began a study of Marxism, national socialism, communism, Islam and western society.


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Pay tribute to veterans at Saturday’s parade

Earned Honor

Jesef Williams
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Pat Cassetta clearly recalls images from his time as a machine gunner during World War II.
The former U.S. Marine was first deployed to the island of Saipan and later sent to battle at islands along Japan, as the United States fought back after that nation attacked Pearl Harbor.
Cassetta served four years in the Marines before being discharged in 1947.


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Local artist described as compassionate professional

Doster wins state award

Jesef Williams
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Cherry Doster was recently recognized for her support of the arts in Lancaster and beyond.
Doster, who’s known by many in local arts and service circles, is the winner of the Distinguished Art Advocate Award for 2011 by the S.C. Art Education Association.
She received the award at the SCAEA’s annual Professional Development Conference, which was held last weekend in Greenville.


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Council debates ending commercial rezoning ban in IL

To B-3 or not to B-3?

Christopher Sardelli
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Listening along with his fellow Lancaster County Council members, Larry McCullough shook his head in frustration at the idea of ending a ban on commercial rezonings in the Panhandle.
As council’s Indian Land representative, McCullough championed the creation of the moratorium earlier this year. The idea was to halt rezonings in the Indian Land area until B-3 rezoning classifications were better defined.


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