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North Elementary family raises $12,000 for classroom technology

Runnin' for a reason

By Reece Murphy

Often, when schools raise money, students are sent home bearing boxes of candy bars, glossy brochures of flavored popcorn or other items to hawk door to door, most of which eventually gets sold by parents.


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Barr Street alumni organize scholarship fund

By Jesef Williams

The legacy of one of Lancaster’s former schools is being further propelled with the creation of an academic scholarship.

The Barr Street High School Foundation, which was formed last year, is organizing the scholarship, which will be given annually to a college-bound high school student in Lancaster County.

Other specifics, such as the award amount, haven’t been finalized yet.


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Armed robber holds up Dollar General at Buford Crossroads

By Chris Sardelli

Authorities are on the hunt for a man who robbed a store clerk at gunpoint late Wednesday night, Jan. 16.

The armed robbery happened shortly before 10 p.m. at the Dollar General, at 4472 Pageland Highway, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release. The store is located at Buford Crossroads.

Deputies responded a few minutes later and spoke with a female clerk. 

The clerk reported that an unknown black man entered the store with a handgun while she was closing the store.  


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Federal grant could lower homeowner’s insurance rates, boost daytime fire protection

Council votes to accept $1M for firefighters

By Chris Sardelli

A packed house of firefighters waited anxiously Monday night, Jan. 14, moments before Lancaster County Council accepted a federal grant to boost manpower in the county’s fire service.


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Indian Land resident spots juvenile black bear near home

Growth removes wildlife buffer

By Reece Murphy

INDIAN LAND – Blessed with an abundance of streams and rivers crisscrossing miles of rolling forests and rich farmland, Indian Land was once prized by the Catawba Indians and early settlers for its natural resources, including its wildlife.


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Faulkenberry basket fund nets more than $8K

By Jesef Williams

The recently concluded Ward Faulkenberry Memorial Christmas Basket fund provided assistance for many local families who have fallen on tough times.

In its last report, HOPE in Lancaster had received $8,700 in donations, which goes toward food for Lancaster County families in need.

The nonprofit organization manages the drive, which has just wrapped up its 53rd year.

HOPE staff decided to extend the donation period this time until mid-January. In years past, it concluded at the end of December.


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Woman reports attack at party

By Chris Sardelli

Details surrounding the alledged attack of a woman at a house party earlier this month remain unclear, as investigators continue to interview witnesses.

Officers responded at 3:53 a.m. Jan. 2 to a home in the 300 block of Elm Street about a loud noise complaint, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. 

When they arrived, officers saw several vehicles leaving the area, though there were still several people inside the home.  


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New laws delay start of tax season

By Jesef Williams

There’s been a delay to the start of the 2013 tax season. 

Because of new federal legislation enacted Jan. 2 in response to the “fiscal cliff,” the Internal Revenue Service won’t begin processing individual income tax returns until Jan. 30. 

In typical years, the process starts around the middle of the month. 


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Leon Caskey charged with a felony crime

Sheriff Faile: Newspaper carrier filed false report

By Chris Sardelli

A contract newspaper carrier for The Lancaster News was arrested this week after investigators concluded he lied to them about an armed robbery.


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Just Passing Through

Some stories worth repeating

By Greg Summers

As a journalist, some things, you never forget. These are the heartfelt stories we have the privilege of sharing with our readers.

I guess you would have to be there to fully understand what I’m talking about.

These are the days when you’re staring at a keyboard silently praying, “God, you’ve given me a good un’ to tell. Please help me to not screw it up.”


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