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  • Don’t feed the bears

     S.C. Department of Natural Resources

    COLUMBIA – State biologists are reporting increased bear activity throughout the state, and they urge people to use common sense when encountering these fascinating animals.

    The warm weather has black bears moving this spring.

    While people may be excited about seeing a bear, biologists urge them to remember that bears are wild animals and should be respected. Black bears are usually shy, evasive and non-aggressive toward people. 

  • Suspect sought in ‘peeping tom’ incident

     Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com 

    A 13-year-old girl was startled to find a man possibly recording her in a Lancaster department store dressing room on Sunday, April 6, though police have yet to find the suspect. 

  • Watford’s speciality is nusiance removal

     Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    Tony Watford traps large coyotes, small bats and any other animals considered “a nuisance” to humans, he said.

    Watford, owner of Watford’s Nuisance Wildlife Trapping of Camden, said after reading the “Coyote Ugly” article in March 9, 2013, edition of The Lancaster News, he decided to let homeowners like Doris Starnes know he can help them get rid of annoying pests.

  • City council members promote clean-up day

     Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    Saturday, April 12, was designated as a community clean-up day to spruce up the city limits.

    From 9 a.m. to noon, Lancaster City Council members Tamara Green Garris, Kenny Hood and Jackie Harris, were “talking trash” in their respective districts with sleeve rolled up in an effort to get residents to take a little pride in the hometown.  

  • County Council discusses standards for road width

     Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com 

    Whether it’s battles over no parking signs or concerns about cluster developments, there is one common denominator troubling many residents – a problem with the width of the county’s roads. 

    The problem was once again discussed by county officials during Lancaster County Council’s March 24 meeting. 

  • State Education Superintendent visits Rotary

     Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    South Carolina Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mick Zais joined Lancaster Rotary Club members Thursday, April 10 where he lambasted the state’s “one-size-fits-all, factory line” public school system and lauded what he said was the solution, school choice.

  • Burglars assault county homeowner

     Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com 

    Investigators are searching for at least two men involved in a botched burglary that left a Lancaster man injured Monday afternoon, April 7. 

    Deputies responded to a home in the 200 block of Doster Road at 4:10 p.m. following a 911 call about a burglary in progress, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release. 

  • Florida fugitive found in Lancaster

     Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com 

    A Lancaster man caught on a store surveillance camera trying to shoplift was arrested this week on multiple charges, including a fugitive warrant from Florida. 

  • Gems of the county gyms

     Robert Howey

    rhowey@thelancasternews.com

    Two ace senior guards and a veteran coach who guided his team to a state title berth highlight The Lancaster News’ all-county honors for the 2013-14 girls basketball season.

    Andrew Jackson High School senior guard Dareisha Sowell and Lancaster High School senior guard Kyia Hough shared the County Player of the Year for girls basketball.

  • Herbert pleads guilty in death of retired Pa. teacher Joseph DeVivo, avoids death penalty

    Two years after the body of a missing Pennsylvania man was found in a creek bed off Mount Carmel Road, a man with ties to Lancaster County pleaded guilty to the man’s murder Monday, April 7.