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  • Man charged after 6-hour standoff on Ruth Street

    Kayla Vaughn and Mark Manicone

    The Lancaster News

    After a six-hour armed standoff at a Ruth Street mobile home Thursday night, authorities tear-gassed the place and stormed in, finding the occupant hiding beneath the floor.

    The incident ended about 9 p.m. with the suspect arrested and no one hurt.

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office identified the man as 30-year-old Michael Wayne Terry II. During the incident, Terry had a rifle and threatened to harm himself or others, according to sheriff’s spokesman Doug Barfield.

  • Creating native regalia

    From release

    Dr. Will Goins, artist and cultural anthropologist, will appear at USC Lancaster’s Native American Studies Center as artist-in-residence this fall, demonstrating and discussing his work in regalia design, beadwork and painting.
    CEO of the Eastern Cherokee, Southern Iroquois and United Tribes, Goins will be at the NASC on three Thursdays, Nov. 16 and Dec. 7 and 14, to demonstrate and discuss his work.

  • Gardner’s 3rd book recounts local ‘murder and mayhem’

    Miles Gardner has pulled more skeletons out of the closet with “The Claret Book of Murder and Mayhem in Lancaster, Kershaw and Chesterfield Counties,” the third installment of his “Murder and Mayhem” trilogy.
    The Lancaster Historical Commission is sponsoring a book signing at the Historic Courthouse on Main Street from 2:30-5 p.m. this Sunday.
    Gardner wrote the first book in the nonfiction series in 2004, the second in ’06. The stories come from a lifetime of research.

  • Longtime BHS coach Sam Page dies at 75

    Sam Page, a former Buford High School head football coach who remained a big part of the school’s athletic family for three decades, died Thursday. He was 75.
    Page, whose health had declined in recent years, died in his sleep at his home in the Buford community.
    “For 30 years, Coach Page had his hands in the Buford sports programs in some way,” said Buford Athletics Director Eric Funderburk. “When I got the news, it hit me hard. I had Coach Page as a driver’s ed teacher, and he coached me in football.

  • Jail time in road rage death

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Charles Levi Small was convicted of reckless homicide Wednesday in a 2013 road-rage accident on Camp Creek Road that killed 26-year-old Jeffrey Whitener.
    Small, 28, will spend eight months behind bars and three years on probation. He entered an Alford plea, not admitting guilt but acknowledging that there was enough evidence to convict him. An Alford plea is a type of conviction.

  • Armed man barricades himself in house

    An armed man barricaded himself in his Ruth Street home late Thursday and was in a standoff with county authorities who were trying to talk him into surrendering.
    “Obviously, it’s a very dangerous situation when you have someone armed,” said Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Doug Barfield. “He has expressed intent to harm himself or others.”
    Ruth Street runs between Great Falls Highway and Springdale Road and is a block away from the junction of Airport and Memorial Park roads.

  • Jim Wilson, longtime finance official, dies at 67

    Jim Wilson had a knack for numbers and was downright persnickety about them, Mayor John Howard recalled Tuesday.
    “He’d be checking and double-checking everything to the nth to make sure it was right,” Howard said. “Numbers were his forte. Jim could sit down with a spreadsheet or a project and would be right at home.”
    Wilson, who served as finance director for both the city of Lancaster and Lancaster County, died Friday at his home in Lancaster after a three-year battle with cancer. He was 67.

  • Fall’s fireworks arrive

    This week is prime time for enjoying fall foliage across the Piedmont, and there are plenty of places in Lancaster County popping with reds, yellows and oranges.
    Popular places for oohs and aahs include Forty Acre Rock and Andrew Jackson and Lansford Canal state parks, but you can really just go for a ride anywhere in the county and take in the beauty.
    Lancaster resident Colleen Richards said each part of the county has its own unique character.

  • This murder hits me close to home

    Editor’s note: This occasional column takes you behind the scenes with Hannah Strong, who has been reporting for a little more than a year.

    I rush to a house on South York Street last Sunday afternoon, minutes after getting word of a homicide there.
    Almost 24 hours later, police still haven’t told me how 58-year-old Mildred Burris Arnold was killed. But I have a gut feeling it wasn’t a gunshot.

  • Column: Greenway’s goal: A more walkable, inviting Lancaster

    As the daylight hours continue to shorten and the leaves finally begin to turn, I find that I am already preparing for the coming holiday season and all of the fun, family and friends that it promises to bring.
    The fall has long been a time to reflect on past seasons and prepare for future ones. It is in this spirit of thankfulness and preparation that I wanted to speak to you today.
    Lancaster is a fantastic place with all of the charm and Southern hospitality you would expect from a small town populated with good, decent people.