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  • Two shot in separate incidents

    A Lancaster teen was shot in the leg Wednesday night and another man was shot in the arm in a separate incident early Thursday morning.
    Lancaster police officers are investigating the two shooting incidents, which occurred during a 12-hour time span.
    The first shooting happened about 5 p.m. Wednesday.
    “In this case, the victim was walking in the area of Hampton Road and some cars came by and someone shot out of the car at him,” said Lancaster Police Chief Harlean Howard.

  • Fort Lawn senior center to close

    Travis Jenkins
    Landmark News Service

  • Charlestowne Hotels to manage Springmaid Beach property

    Leroy Springs & Co.
    FORT MILL – Leroy Springs & Co. announced Thursday the selection of Charlestowne Hotels to manage Springmaid Beach Resort in Myrtle Beach.
    Springmaid Beach was built by Springs Cotton Mills following World War II and became a favorite vacation destination in communities where Springs Mills were located, including Lancaster County.

  • About 400 attend annual MLK Jr. breakfast

    The 10th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Scholarship Breakfast packed the house at The Artisans Center in downtown Lancaster on Monday morning.
    Almost 400 attended and the atmosphere of celebration was not dampened by glitches in the electrical supply that delayed serving a hot breakfast for a while. The theme of the event was “Allowing Your Light to Shine.”

  • Carriers encounter difficulties delivering papers

    Debra Kirk was living through a nightmare on ice last week.
    Kirk, who delivers newspapers for The Lancaster News, found herself trapped for five hours while trying to complete her route early Jan. 12.
    Kirk delivers papers to homes near Springs Memorial Hospital, the University of South Carolina at Lancaster and other areas in the city. She has about 250 customers.
    Things were going OK until she got to Brook Drive, a narrow road that was heavily covered with ice.

  • Habitat receives $25,000

    Habitat for Humanity of Lancaster County has received contributions that will help it fulfill its goal of building a house this year.
    In November, a local man told the local Habitat chapter that he would donate $10,000 to the organization if the community could generate the same amount through December.
    Community donations totaled $8,420, with the anonymous donor providing an exact match – resulting in $16,840 total raised through the effort.

  • UW seeks volunteers for annual reviews

    The United Way of Lancaster County is seeking applicants to volunteer to serve on the Community Investment Panel.  
    All applications to volunteer will be reviewed by the UWLC Community Impact Committee for approval. Upon receiving training, panel members will tour and review United Way partner agency programs throughout the county.  
    Panel members will work as a team to develop investment recommendations for 2011-12. The total time commitment is about 10 to 15 hours from March through May.  

  • Cold weather blamed in man’s death

    Less than a day after an elderly man went missing, his body was found in a wooded area near his Lancaster home.
    James H. Brown, 84, of 2709 Wyatt Brown Road, was found dead by a family member about 9 a.m. Thursday. He was last seen at home by family members at about 5 p.m. Wednesday, according to a sheriff’s office press release.
    The family reported Brown’s disappearance to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office early Thursday morning.

  • Memories of MLK Jr.

    Lancaster resident Wayne Murray didn’t have to watch TV or read books to learn about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He spoke with the civil rights leader in person on several occasions.
    Murray was a child when King visited his church over five consecutive years in Pasadena, Calif., in the 1960s.
    Murray and his family attended Pasadena’s Friendship Baptist Church. The pastor there, a man named Marvin T. Robinson Sr., was also a member of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), the civil rights group King presided over.   

  • Local Dr. MLK Jr. Day Events

    NAACP event honors King
    The Lancaster Branch of the NAACP will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day at 4 p.m. today at Deliverance Word of Faith Church, 500-B Palmetto St., Lancaster. The speaker will be Apostle Wayne Murray, president of the Lancaster Branch of the NAACP.
    10th annual scholarship breakfast