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Report says clerk pistol-whipped by teenager

Woman assaulted during robbery

By Jenny Arnold

A clerk at a cell phone store told police she was pistol-whipped by two teenagers who robbed the store Tuesday night.

The woman told Lancaster police that two teenagers, who appeared 16 or 17 years old, came into the Cricket store at 1129-A S.C. 9 Bypass West about 6:40 p.m. The woman said she was talking on her Apple iPhone to her boyfriend when the teens came in and she laid the phone on the counter, a Lancaster Police Department incident report said.


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Leaphart taking tents, rice to quake victims

Helping out in Haiti

By Chris Sardelli

Eddie Leaphart hopes a local yard sale will help provide food and shelter for victims of the Haiti earthquake.


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Benefit bike ride slated for Saturday

Local man needs kidney, pancreas transplant

By Jesef Williams

A charity motorcycle ride will be held Saturday to help a Lancaster man raise money for a dual transplant.

David Geiger, 61, was diagnosed with diabetes and heart failure in 1984. And four years ago, he learned that he was suffering from renal cancer, too.

Doctors say he needs a kidney and pancreas transplant.

Friends and family are holding a charity ride Saturday to help pay for a transplant, which will cost about $425,000.

The motorcycle ride will begin noon at Buford Sports Cafe, 1423 N. Rocky River Road.


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Victim receives head injuries; treated, released from hospital

Man, 46, run over by trailer

By Jenny Arnold

A Lancaster man was treated and released from a Charlotte hospital after he was run over by a trailer on Barr Street on Wednesday.

Robert Lorenzo Clark, 46, of 213 N. Clyburn St., was airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte after the 1 p.m. incident.

A Lancaster Police Department report said Jimmy Ray Truesdale, 49, of 124 Truesdale Drive, told officers that Clark flagged him down as he drove on North Market Street.


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Officials call it suspicious

SLED looking at house fire

By Jenny Arnold

The State Law Enforcement Division is assisting the Lancaster Police Department with a Saturday night house fire investigation officers say is suspicious.

According to a police department incident report, the Lancaster Fire Department and officers were called to 965 High Lane, off University Drive. The house is home to Ronald and Christi Gardner, who have three children.


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Deputies seek three men in incident

Mother, daughter kidnapped after home invasion

By Jenny Arnold

KERSHAW – A knock at the door from someone claiming to be with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office turned into a nightmare for three women early Thursday.

According to the sheriff’s office, the knock came at 2 a.m. at 296 Railroad Avenue and a 55-year-old woman answered the door.


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Proposal was prompted by developer at IL Walmart shopping center

Council votes down request to modify building code

By Chris Sardelli

Will strict construction codes keep national chains from setting up shop in the county?

That was the question County Council considered last week after reviewing a proposed amendment from the county planning department.

A developer at Indian Land’s new Walmart shopping center who wanted to use exterior building materials now prohibited by building codes prompted the requested ordinance amendment.


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Thanks to the Internet, long-lost sisters connect

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INDIAN LAND – Two very excited sisters were reunited over the weekend after 60 years.  


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County awarded $60,000 to plan local greenway

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CHARLOTTE – The Carolina Thread Trail Governing Board has awarded $60,000 to Lancaster County, pushing community grant awards for trail development over $1 million.

Planning and implementation grants awarded by the Carolina Thread Trail (The Thread) provide catalytic funding to support communities in the 15-county region as they develop trails for their citizens to use and enjoy.


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Hood, Howard file for re-election

Hood, Howard file for re-election

By Jesef Williams

John Howard will run for another term on Lancaster City Council.

Howard, who represents District 5 on City Council, filed to run for re-election Tuesday afternoon.

He has been on council since 1982 and said he wants to still serve during what he calls the city’s most challenging time. Decisions made now will shape the city for many years to come, he said.

“If it is the will of the people, I would like to continue to be a part of the process,” he said.


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