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  • 800 barbecue plates at $8 each, ‘overwhelming’ support for Hall

    Wednesday’s barbecue fundraiser for police Lt. Phillip Hall sold out in less than two hours.
    Hall’s friends, co-workers and church family sold more than 800 barbecue plates at $8 each at Camp Creek Baptist Church, which Hall’s family attends. That doesn’t count multiple donations or those who said “keep the change.”

  • UDO a step away from final OK

    The Unified Development Ordinance crawled through 60 minutes of motions before passing its second reading on a 5-1 vote at the County Council meeting Monday night.
    The single no vote was cast by Councilman Jack Estridge. Council member Charlene McGriff was absent.
    “We are transitioning from a UDO that we know and are comfortable with to one that we can live with for 30 to 40 years,” said council Chair Bob Bundy.

  • Dressing up the old library on Gay Street
  • Rep. Norrell in New Zealand during big quake, aftershocks

    New Zealand is about as far from Lancaster as one can get on the planet, but when a major earthquake struck the Pacific nation this week, Mandy Powers Norrell was there on a legislative trip.
    The S.C. House District 44 representative from Lancaster was visiting Sunday morning when a 7.8-magnitude earthquake rocked the country. She was on her third trip overseas with the American Council of Young Political Leaders exchange program.

  • Pulte rejects county’s offer on Sun City roads, drains

    Sun City Carolina Lakes’ developer has rejected Lancaster County’s demand that it secure a $3 million line of credit to handle storm-drain repairs before the county will take responsibility for all of the development’s roads.
    In a Nov. 15 letter, Atlanta-based Pulte Group contends that under its 2005 development agreement, the county is clearly responsible for both the roads and the storm-water system at the massive Indian Land project.
    The letter gives the county 10 days to accept the company’s position or face legal action.

  • Reluctant assassin: Pay up or I’ll kill you

    An angst-ridden assassin e-mailed Bill Ardrey of Lancaster last week with a proposition.
    I’ve been hired to kill you, says the hitman, who identifies himself as Ofra Vaizman. But I really don’t want to, and if you pay me enough to leave the country, you can live.
    “I work for my boss Edwardo Sanchez of Hoalim Clan who’s a drug trafficker… and he has assigned me to kill you…. I cannot continue ANYMORE. I cannot kill ANY more lives because this is NOT the kind of life I’ve chosen to live.”

  • Mayor: Protest timeline ‘ridiculous’

    Lancaster Mayor John Howard calls South Carolina’s process for protesting municipal elections “ridiculous” and says the General Assembly needs to revamp the law, allowing more time to resolve contested elections.
    “I don’t think there’s any doubt that something needs to be done. It needs to be looked at,” said Howard, who serves on the Municipal Association of South Carolina Board of Directors. “That needs to happen.”

  • Pups on a plane

    Six cats and four dogs from the Lancaster County Animal Shelter got a private flight Nov. 9 to their new home in East Hampton, New York.
    The trip was a coordinated effort by animal rescue groups, a charitable pilot, the shelter and two Lancaster County Council members.

  • Supporters step up, help Hall with medical bills

    A freak accident that left police Lt. Phillip Hall blind in one eye has also left him with a huge stack of medical bills.
    Now his friends, church family and co-workers at the Lancaster Police Department are stepping into to help with a barbecue fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 1 today at Camp Creek Baptist Church, 998 Potter Road.

  • 7 new gleaming firetrucks

    Seven of the county’s new fire engines are here, and more will be picked up in Roebuck this week.
    The county purchased 18 new vehicles – 10 custom cab engines, two custom cab pumper tankers, five commercial chassis rescue trucks and one commercial chassis tanker – in late 2015 through a $7.2 million bond package.
    So far, seven of the custom cab engines are here. They will be staged at the Antioch, Belltown, Buford, Camp Creek, Flat Creek, McDonald Green and Shiloh Zion volunteer fire departments.