.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Local

  • Police pull children from burning house

    Four city police officers are being credited with pulling two sleeping children from a burning house late Friday.
    Lancaster Police Chief Harlean Carter identified the officers as Sgts. Dustynn Burlingame, Dale Johnson and Kenneth Warlick and Lt. Dean Short.
    “What they did makes me proud, but moreover, I hope our citizens appreciate the hearts of our officers and their willingness to answer a call to action whenever it’s needed,” Carter said.
    The fire happened about 10:15 p.m. Friday at 527 Central Ave.

  • McCoy campaign ‘terrible nightmare’

    Calling Billy McCoy’s run for sheriff a “terrible nightmare,” a volunteer is breaking away from McCoy and campaign manager Malcolm Little, recounting a strange three weeks of being pulled into a plagiarism scandal.
    “It was the craziest thing I’ve ever been through in my life,” says Lee Burkett, a veteran Democratic volunteer from Rock Hill. Reached at press time Tuesday evening, McCoy would not comment directly on Burkett’s account.

  • Relay for Life’s community of caring

    More than 200 cancer survivors were honored April 16 at the annual Relay for Life Survivor’s Luncheon at Covenant Baptist Church.  

    Debra Steen shared with an audience of cancer fighters and their supporters her story of struggle and survival in her husband’s fight against cancer. 

  • Evidence of forgery found floating in creek

    A Charlotte man is facing 28 felony counts of forgery in Lancaster County after local investigators found evidence of his crimes in a bottle floating in a creek.

    Lancaster County investigators have also prepared warrants against a Lancaster resident who they say helped the Charlotte man cash other forged checks.

    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office investigators arrested William Randolph Umstead, 50, of Charlotte on April 13 at the Anson County, N.C., jail on 28 warrants for forgery.

  • Earth Day on the Greenway

    April showers didn’t dampen the spirits of those gathered Friday to celebrate Earth Day on the greenway at Constitution Park. 

    More than 50 people stood in the rain under colorful umbrellas and listened as speakers shared a common message to be better stewards of the Earth. Children ran and played in the green open space, and lunch was served on flying discs.

    Everyday people, politicians and children mingled and played in the green open space.

  • Art with class

    From Release

    Lancaster-based sculptor Bob Doster recently installed a student-made metal sculpture at Duncan Elementary School in Spartanburg. The circular design utilized student self-portraits standing beside each other. 

    Doster was the artist in residence at the school as part of Chapman Cultural Center’s Arts Advantage program.

  • New charges for suspect in IL murder

    A suspect arrested for the April 5 murder of 20-year-old Randy Tran in Indian Land has been served with additional warrants for firearm and drug violations.
    Na’Chon Jakeh Hayden, 22, formerly of Van Wyck, was charged April 15 with possession of a stolen pistol, possession/distribution of prescription drugs and possession of other Schedule I to Schedule V drugs.
    Hayden was the last of four suspects arrested in the shooting death of Tran and was previously charged with murder and failure to report a crime.

  • Scammer fleeces IL woman for $98K

    A swindler working social media conned a 70-year-old Indian Land woman out of nearly $100,000 with talk of an overseas business opportunity, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.
    The April 12 incident report said the Sun City Carolinas resident told the investigating deputy she met a 56-year-old man named “George Millard” on Facebook at the beginning of February.

  • McCoy issues new strategic plan

    Sheriff’s candidate Billy McCoy has released a slimmed-down strategic plan for the county, but is not answering questions about the new plan or the old one, which he retracted Tuesday after The Lancaster News revealed that it almost entirely duplicated an N.C. police department document.
    McCoy said Tuesday evening in a statement labeled “Retraction” that he had reworked his plan because “of the backlash and obvious desire by you, the citizens and constituents to have something different.”

  • Boger: I’m not involved with McCoy’s campaign

    An angry Mike Boger says he has been unfairly dragged into the controversy over Billy McCoy’s initial strategic plan, and he wants nothing more to do with the mess.
    “I’ve never spoken to Mr. McCoy,” said Boger, former police chief of Oakboro, N.C. “I wouldn’t know him if he ran out in front of me…. I don’t even know who your sheriff is, and I don’t like being dragged into this.”