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  • DSS honors Broome

    Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    Betty F. Broome has ended her service with the Lancaster County Department of Social Services, but her personal interests in the protective and social well being of local residents will forever remain, she said.

    On Wednesday, Dec. 10, during its annual Christmas luncheon, the staff of DSS honored Broome who has served on the Lancaster County Department of Social Services Advisory Board for 30 years.

  • Holiday cheer spreads in VW

    Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    INDIAN LAND – When it comes to local Christmas charity drives, few do it as well as the two annual Panhandle efforts organized by Van Wyck postmaster Betty George and the Van Wyck/Charlotte Road, Pleasant Valley and Indian Land fire departments.

    With the big day a little more than a week away, organizers have been busy as elves making sure Santa has plenty of goodies to drop off for Christmas at the homes of the communities’ less fortunate.

    VW angel tree

  • Despite pleas, Council OKs ordinance

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    For the better part of an hour Monday night, Dec. 8, an anxious, impassioned group of Van Wyck residents and TreeTops camp supporters made their feelings known to county officials about a proposed plan to develop the former camp property along Van Wyck Road.

  • ‘Good cause’ a success

    Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    HEATH SPRINGS – Davis Neon employees’ second annual No Shave November contest officially ended Dec. 1 and the five men participating raised more than $5,800 for Toys for Tots of Lancaster County.

    Originally, a goal of $1,000 had been set for the Oct. 31 through Nov. 30 no shave challenge, but the men far exceeded that goal, said Scott Helms, assistant plant manager for Davis Neon and organizer of this friendly competition.

  • Local angel trees in need of sponsors

    Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    The local Angel Tree program needs immediate help to get children sponsored for a gift on Christmas Day, said Lancaster County Angel Tree Coordinator Ashlee Addison.

    This program works by families in need signing up for an angel on an angel tree. On the angel is listed both gifts the children want for Christmas and items they need such as clothing, shoes and more.

  • Two homes shot with bullets

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    Two county homeowners were rattled but unscathed after someone fired bullets into their homes during separate incidents earlier this month.

    The first shooting happened at about 5:45 p.m. Nov. 30 inside a home in the 400 block of Three C’s Road in Kershaw, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

    The 53-year-old homeowner reported the shooting about 9:30 a.m. the next day after meeting with a deputy at Kershaw Town Hall.

  • Man charged in three armed robberies

    A Lancaster man is now in jail facing three counts of armed robbery in connection with three incidents in the past week.
    Alexis Rodriguez, 30, of Country Club Road, is charged with three counts of armed robbery and other charges after deputies recovered evidence tying him to the crimes, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.
    The first incident was about 10 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, at North Corner Discount Beverage, 3647 Charlotte Highway.
    Store employees told deputies what happened.

  • DHEC sides with gold mine

    KERSHAW – Interim Kershaw Town Administrator Tony Starnes is ecstatic that the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control Board on Monday, Dec. 8, rejected a mining permit appeal made by the Sierra Club that temporarily halted job hiring for mining operations at the Haile Gold Mine.

  • Council gives nod to budget analyst position

    The county’s finance department, which has been spread thin in recent years due to lengthy budget and audit processes, will soon receive a little help.

  • Tweaked library policy allows after-hours meetings

    With the new year less than a month away, the Lancaster County library system and Indian Land community groups are getting ready for a return to after-hours meetings in January.