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  • Man shot in Kershaw

    A Heath Springs man flagged down a deputy after being shot in the leg Tuesday morning.
    While on patrol along Fork Hill Road in Kershaw at 9:48 a.m., a Lancaster County sheriff's deputy noticed a man waving his arms on the side of the road. The deputy turned his car around to speak with the 27-year-old Heath Springs resident, according to a sheriff's office incident report.

  • Armed robber strikes convenience store

    Grainy footage from a security camera shows an armed robber stealing money from a Lancaster convenience store Saturday morning. 

    Lancaster police officers are searching for the man who stole an unknown amount of money from the Westgate Exxon convenience store, 1101 W. Meeting St., on April 9. 

    According to a Lancaster Police Department press release, the man entered the store at 11:18 a.m. The store clerk was away from the counter, cleaning, so the robber waited at the counter until the clerk returned, the release said. 

  • IL man dies in wreck

    An Indian Land man died Friday night after his motorcycle struck a utility pole in his neighborhood. 

    Marcel Muller, 69, died from blunt force injuries due to the motorcycle accident, said Investigator Bryant with the Mecklenburg County Medical Examiner’s office. 

    The accident happened April 8 about 7:05 p.m. as the man was traveling north on Sun City Boulevard, said Trooper Billy Elder with the S.C. Highway Patrol. 

  • Hail of a Storm

    A series of thunderstorms Saturday evening dropped golf ball-sized hail and larger in parts of Lancaster County and produced lightning that killed a family pet.

    The storm came less than a week after another spring storm April 5 wreaked havoc on Lancaster County with heavy rains and wind damage. 

    News that Saturday’s storm was going to be a rough one came about 4:30 p.m. when the National Weather Service issued a tornado watch and severe thunderstorm watch for several counties along the state line, including Lancaster County. 

  • Commission: Crimminger legal resident of Lancaster

    For years, Rick Crimminger has guided the group that determines whether a resident is a legal voter in Lancaster County. 

    But this week, the tables were turned. 

    Crimminger, chairman of the Lancaster County Voter Registration and Election Commission, appeared at a formal hearing Tuesday afternoon in which the commission discussed his residency status. 

    It unanimously ruled that he “meets the legal requirements to be a qualified elector in Lancaster County.” 

  • UW to host bike show

    You’re invited to come show off your bike at an event that will raise money for several local charities.
    United Way of Lancaster County is revving up for its first-ever Ride United Motorcycle Show, which will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 30 at the Lancaster County Fairgrounds.
    Proceeds will go toward its 2010-11 campaign goal of $400,000. About 88 percent has been raised so far.

  • Commission: Crimminger legal resident of Lancaster

    For years, Rick Crimminger has guided the group that determines whether a resident is a legal voter in Lancaster County.
    But this week, the tables were turned.
    Crimminger, chairman of the Lancaster County Voter Registration and Election Commission, appeared at a formal hearing Tuesday afternoon in which the commission discussed his residency status.
    It unanimously ruled that he “meets the legal requirements to be a qualified elector (voter) in Lancaster County.”

  • Gregory wins District 16 Senate seat

    Greg Gregory is heading back to familiar stomping grounds after winning his bid Tuesday to represent Lancaster and York counties in Columbia as the state senator for District 16.
    Gregory, a Republican from Lancaster, was one of three candidates vying for the District 16 seat vacated by U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney, a seat Gregory held from 1992 to 2008.
    Running largely on his prior experience, Gregory won by a landslide with 4,146 votes, a whopping 77.1 percent of the total vote.

  • IL Man dies in motorcycle wreck

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    An Indian Land man died Friday night after his motorcycle struck a utility pole near a neighborhood.
    Marcel Muller, 69, died from blunt force injuries due to a motorcycle accident, said Investigator Bryant with the Mecklenburg County Medical Examiner's office.
    The accident happened April 8 about 7:05 p.m. as the man was traveling north on Sun City Boulevard, said Trooper Billy Elder with the S.C. Highway Patrol.

  • Armed robber strikes convenience store


    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Grainy footage from a security camera shows an armed robber stealing money from a Lancaster convenience store Saturday morning.
    Lancaster police officers are searching for the man who stole an unknown amount of money from the Westgate Exxon convenience store, at 1101 West Meeting St., on April 9.