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  • A night of basketball magic

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    The Lancaster Bruins basketball season is over. The Charlotte Bobcats aren’t winning much these days, so a trip to Uptown Charlotte may not be worth your while.
    But don’t fret. If you’re looking for some live, high-energy hardwood entertainment, make sure you’re at Lancaster High School on Thursday.
    That’s when the Harlem MagicMasters return for an exhibition game that promises to amaze and excite the crowd.

  • IL man wins $2 million

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    An Indian Land man and his wife are $2 million richer after matching all six numbers in the Feb. 22 Powerball drawing.
    According to the S.C. Education Lottery, the unidentified man bought the ticket at Tri An Mart at 948 Fort Mill Highway (S.C. 160), just east of Barberville Road.
    The winning numbers? 7,16,17,39, and 51 with a Powerball of 32. The $1 addition of a Powerball doubled the man’s five-number win of $1 million.
    The odds of hitting all six numbers? One in 5,153,633.

  • Man is convicted in child assault

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A Fort Lawn man was sentenced on two counts of assaulting a Lancaster child following a three-day jury trial.
    Joseph Bradley Loftin, 30, was convicted Feb. 16 on second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor and committing a lewd act on a minor, said 6th Circuit Assistant Solicitor Curtisha Mingo, who prosecuted the case.

  • Students hear baseball players’ story about discrimination

    Donna Roberts
    McDonald Green Elementary School
    On Feb. 9, Augustus Holt from Charleston visited McDonald Green Elementary School to share the story of the Charleston Cannon Street Boys YMCA baseball team of 1955.
    To tell the story, he brought along two of the former players from the team, Vernont Brown and Leroy Major, who both live in Charleston.

  • Council shoots down firearms ordinance

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A proposed firearms ordinance was shot down by Lancaster County Council on Monday night.
    Council members, as well as representatives from a special citizens committee, had been discussing the idea of a negligent-shooting ordinance for months, ever since the shooting death of a horse on a Panhandle ranch last summer.
    But the proposed ordinance was nixed by council Monday after members heard the committee’s recommendation to instead focus on existing state laws.

  • City preps for Red Rose Festival

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    City officials are ironing out logistics as they prepare for what has become Lancaster's signature annual event – the Red Rose Festival.
    The multi-day event, held in downtown Lancaster, is slated for May 18 and 19.
    The festival, now in its third year, will again have plenty of games and other activities for children. Those youth-geared events were discussed at the Feb. 14 City Council meeting.

  • Man charged in attempted bank robbery

    Local authorities have arrested a Waxhaw man they say tried to rob TD Bank in Indian Land last month.  
    Glenn Stewart Howie, 47, 5618 Rehobeth Road, Waxhaw, has been charged by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office with robbery/entering a banking institution with intent to steal.
    On Jan. 27, a man wearing a suit, baseball hat and sunglasses entered the Charlotte Highway bank and showed a teller a note that demanded money.

  • Montgomery – small man who made big strides

    Guest column
    Doris Hood

  • Sheriff probes murder

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office is investigating what may be yet another murder in Lancaster, this time in the Brooklyn neighborhood just south of the city limits.
    In a release late Friday afternoon, Sheriff's office Maj. Matt Shaw said deputies were called to investigate what he called a "suspicious death" in a vacant home at 900 Starnes St. around 11 a.m.

  • Chow-down showdown

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    If you’re down for some good eatin’ – and up for helping a good cause – go ahead and clear your calendar now for lunch on Wednesday – you do not want to miss the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s second annual Soul Food Cook-off and Fundraiser.