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  • 3 Lancaster men commit to helping Texas recover

    A Lancaster carpenter and two of his friends are deep into their second weeklong trip to Port Arthur, Texas, where they’ve been ripping out drywall and doing anything else they can to help victims recover from Hurricane Harvey.
    Jammy Roberts, 39, owner of James Roberts Carpentry, hit the road with Lancaster friends Josh Taylor and Gary Williams soon after the storm dumped 50-plus inches of rain on Texas starting Aug. 25. Port Arthur got 2 feet of rain in one 24-hour period.

  • Reserve tickets for concert, party marking WDAV’s 40th year

    To celebrate WDAV’s 40th anniversary, the Vivian Major Robinson Classical Music Concert Series and the Lancaster County Council of the Arts are teaming up for a free classical music concert and a fundraising reception afterward to benefit the public radio station.
    Ticket reservations are required for both the free concert and the $50 reception and must be obtained by going to https://wdav.org/.

  • Musical mystery stars people-snarfing plant

    Chloe Mungo
    For The Lancaster News

    The Community Playhouse of Lancaster County’s performances of the musical horror comedy “Little Shop of Horrors” begin this weekend, and director Joe Timmons promises a “bloody good show.”
    It’s a devious tale of love, murder and mystery, according to Timmons, who said the playhouse picked him to direct it because “my sense of humor and weirdness would help to bring this show to life.”

  • Hog Jam kicks off autumn in Kershaw

    KERSHAW – If you’re hankering for some mouthwatering barbecue and great small-town fun, Hog Jam is the place to be this weekend.
    Now in its 12th year, the two-day fall festival is sponsored by the Kershaw Chamber of Commerce and held in downtown Kershaw.
    Of course, the barbecue takes center stage, but there is something for everyone, ranging from street vendors and entertainers to inflatables and pony rides.

  • As violence persists, leaders look for individual responses

    Public officials, community leaders and church members gathered Saturday evening to talk about the recent deadly violence in Lancaster and give suggestions on what individuals can do to make a difference.
    In Reformation Lutheran Church’s fellowship hall, about 40 people listened, shared experiences and talked about how they can be a part of the solution.
    Gene Baker, the church’s pastor, said everyone attending was there because “we care about Lancaster.”

  • Lancaster couples in Vegas saw shootings’ aftermath

    Two couples from Lancaster experienced some of the aftermath of Las Vegas’ mass shooting Sunday evening.
    Stan and Windy Stokes and Eric and Donna Driver were on a trip to celebrate Stan’s 40th birthday.
    The four walked out of Planet Hollywood’s casino right after the shooting happened. They were heading down the street unknowingly in the direction of the shooting, but a man warned them not to go that way.

  • Panel OKs IL incorporation vote

    COLUMBIA – With a narrow vote by a key legislative committee Tuesday, Indian Land incorporation proponents cleared the most difficult hurdle in their efforts to get the issue before Panhandle voters.
    The seven members of the Joint Legislative Committee on Municipal Incorporation voted 4-3 to recommend that the secretary of state approve the incorporation proposal pushed by Voters for a Town of Indian Land (VTIL).

  • 16th Street shooting victim dies, 3 charged

    Three people have been charged in the homicide of Joel Todd McLemore, who was shot last Wednesday on 16th Street and died three days later.
    McLemore, a 29-year-old Lancaster native, was flown directly to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, where he died from a single gunshot wound to the head, according to the Lancaster County Coroner’s Office. An autopsy has been scheduled for today.

  • 16-year-old from Indian Land plans Chicago Marathon run

    An Indian Land teenager has trained eight months to run in his first-ever marathon for a cause he supports.
    Mason Mazurek, 16, will run in the Chicago Marathon on Oct. 8 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
    His goal is to finish the 26.2 miles in six and a half hours.
    “I’ve trained a good amount, so I’m definitely feeling confident,” said Mason, a junior at Indian Land High School.
    He has raised about $1,200 for St. Jude, and hopes to raise at least $1,500.

  • Foster pups teach 5th graders to care for nature’s treasures

    The most popular spot at McDonald Green Elementary is teacher Kim Threatt’s science lab. Some students skip recess to spend a little more time there, and even teachers and principals find excuses to drop by.
    The pull is puppy love.
    About five weeks ago, Threatt began fostering two puppies for the Lancaster SPCA – Bo and Lucy. Threatt decided to take them to school and teach responsible pet care. The puppies joined more than a dozen animals bringing science to life at McDonald Green.