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  • Rolling with an idea

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    With his baseball hat off and skateboard in hand, Justin Owens came to Lancaster County Council with a mission.
    Tired of skateboarding in other people’s parking lots and searching for a way to keep other teens off the streets, Owens, 15, decided to share his idea for a county skate park at council’s March 1 meeting. As he spoke, several of his friends watched from the audience.

  • Red Ventures, readySC offer sales training opportunities

    From Release
    Red Ventures is partnering with readySC, the state’s workforce recruiting and training incentive program, to help local residents qualify for sales positions within the company.
    Red Ventures relocated to South Carolina in November 2009 and has since experienced tremendous growth.
    ReadySC will train qualified job applicants to help them meet the criteria for the large number of sales positions available at Red Ventures.

  • Million Pound Challenge starts in April

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Most people who have tried at one point or another in their lives to get in shape know how hard it can be to go it alone.
    The task is always easier with a little help from a partner.
    With that in mind, if you live in Lancaster County and are looking to shed some weight, start eating right and develop a healthier lifestyle, take heart. Come April you can have the power of a whole community’s worth of partners behind you with the Million Pound Challenge.

  • Two employees get into a fight inside Applebee’s restaurant

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Police officers charged a woman with assault after a fight at Applebee’s last week.
    At 11:37 p.m. March 3, officers responded to Applebee’s restaurant, 1268 S.C. 9 Bypass, Lancaster, after receiving a call about an assault inside the restaurant.
    Officers spoke with a waitress at the scene who said another employee attacked her while she was working.
    As they were speaking with her, she complained about pain in her forehead and back, a police department incident report said.  

  • Lancaster County man sentenced for possessing firearm

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A Lancaster County man was sentenced Thursday to more than six years in prison on charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
    Brandon O’Neil Broach, 30, of Lancaster County, received a six-and-a-half-year sentence in federal court in Columbia. U.S. District Judge Cameron McGowan Currie also sentenced Broach to three years of supervised release following his prison sentence, according to a press release from U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles.

  • It's sad to be leaving

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
     It wasn’t uncommon for Pat Whitaker to get phone calls at 1 or 2 a.m. from students she mentored.
    Whitaker, mentoring coordinator for the nonprofit group Communities in Schools, said teenagers and young adults don’t just need help from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. So she made it a point through the years to be available at all hours.

  • Retro Restro

    By Nita Brown
    For The Lancaster News
    It’s the early 1970s in Lancaster. A bevy of car-hops buzz around cars parked at the Patio Drive-In, taking orders and delivering food to hungry customers. It’s the place to go in Lancaster for home-cooked food at reasonable prices.

  • Action Council holds its first meeting

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    They came from all across the county to have their voices heard at the first Lancaster County Action Council meeting Monday night.
    Bonnie and Edward Cox drove from their new home in Kershaw to attend the meeting, held at the Springdale Recreation Complex. They joined more than 100 other residents who turned out to learn more about the group.
    After hearing the ruckus over a proposed landfill, which was planned for a site off S.C. 903, they couple wanted to learn what they could do.

  • Papers bring home 21 SCPA awards

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
     The Lancaster News and Carolina Gateway took home more than 20 awards this year from the S.C. Press Association winter meeting Saturday in Columbia.
    Those newspapers, sister publications that operate out of the same Lancaster office, collected 10 first-place awards, six for second place and five for third. The accolades are for content published from November 2009 to November 2010.

  • Four people were arrested in someone else’s home

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Four people were arrested inside a Lancaster apartment after one man broke in and invited the others over.
    Officers responded Feb. 19 to a home on Fowler Drive after a neighbor said he noticed people in the apartment, even though the homeowner was out of town, according to an incident report. The man told officers he could see several people through the blinds in the living room.
    Officers knocked on the front door and heard people inside, but no one came out or answered the door, a report said.