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  • Arrest made in Plyler’s death

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    CONWAY – Billy Ray Plyler has mixed emotions about the bond hearing he watched last Friday.
    Sitting in a small room at a Horry County courthouse, Plyler and his wife, Linda, watched on a monitor as a judge issued a $75,000 bond for Don Leget Marsh, 58, of Hartsville.

  • Child dies after heart surgery

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    INDIAN LAND – The Indian Land Elementary School family is mourning the loss of one of its own.
    Blair Blacknall, who recently completed the fifth grade at ILES, died Tuesday following complications from surgery the day before.
    He was 11.
    Blair’s heart surgery Monday was related to his premature birth. Unfortunately, the operation took a turn for the worse, said ILES Principal Beth Blum.
    His funeral is Saturday in Charlotte.

  • Rico building almost finished

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    HEATH SPRINGS – It’s not often that construction walls are considered beautiful, but that’s the word Ann Taylor chose to use when talking about her satisfaction with an ongoing economic-development project.

  • Man arrested in 747 Club shooting

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A Lancaster man is behind bars this week in connection with a club shooting last month.
    Reco Valerie Cauthen, 37, of 411 W. Barr St., was arrested June 8 and charged with two counts of attempted murder, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.
    The charges are related to a May 16 shooting at the 747 Club located at 747 Twilight Road, the release said.

  • City budget talks continue

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Property taxes for city of Lancaster residents likely won’t be as high as initially projected.
    City Council held another work session Tuesday night in which members discussed changes in the proposed budget for 2011-12.
    Final reading will be at council’s next regular meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall.

  • March of Dimes is searching for local ambassador families

    From Release
    March of Dimes is seeking families interested in serving as ambassadors for the Piedmont South Carolina March for Babies in 2011.  The agency is seeking at least one family to represent the March of Dimes from the Lancaster, Chester, Cheraw, Chesterfield and Kershaw areas.
     Since 1946, the March of Dimes has identified a child to represent the organization to the American public, developing what became known as its “poster child.”

  • Police find weapon

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Peering over the bridge along Lynwood Drive, Brian Price wondered what all the commotion was about on Monday afternoon.
    The 15-year-old Lancaster resident walked the bridge with his stepfather, Howard Smith, only minutes after a contingent of police officers and firefighters left the scene. Smith said he first saw the crowd of local law enforcement a little after 1 p.m.
    “I was riding by and there was a cop car here and I saw some police looking down,” Price said.

  • Man still in hospital

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A convenience store owner remains hospitalized after he was shot several times during an attempted armed robbery late Saturday.
    Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile said the owner of the Stop-N-Shop, 2147 McIlwain Road, was still in intensive care at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte as of Tuesday afternoon. The owner was shot by an unknown man just after 11 p.m. Saturday.

  • Thank you, Lord

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Gary Deaton stood just feet away from his big rig, which quickly began to look more like a pile of burned coals.
    Deaton was traveling east on Pageland Highway (S.C. 9) shortly before 2:30 p.m. Monday when he heard a “boom!” sound come from his 18-wheeler.
    A few moments later, he saw smoke.
    As he pulled off to the left side of the road, his truck was already on fire. Luckily, he was able to climb out the cab’s passenger side before the flames engulfed the truck.

  • 2 men pulled from pool

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A Lancaster man was rushed to the hospital Saturday night after almost drowning in a hotel pool.
    Lancaster police officers responded to the pool at the Carriage Inn, 1100 N. Main St., at 9:49 p.m. June 4 after receiving a call about two possible drowning victims.
    When they arrived, Emergency Medical Services workers and firefighters were already performing CPR on a 41-year-old Lancaster man.