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  • Councilwoman disputes residency claim

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    City Councilwoman Linda Blackmon-Brace is tired of hearing rumors that she doesn’t live within the Lancaster city limits.  
    Anonymous residents have told The Lancaster News that Blackmon-Brace has recently moved to either Indian Land or somewhere in York County.
    The councilwoman said Tuesday those rumors are false and that she lives at 104 Rose Lane, which is in the city of Lancaster’s District 3.

  • City of Lancaster now seeking college interns

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Insight about law enforcement, government finances and the judicial system awaits at least three deserving college students this summer.
    The city of Lancaster is looking for participants for its summer college internship program, which is now in its sixth year.
    The program will run from May 31 to Aug. 8.
    Shelia Thompson, the city’s human resources assistant, said at least three college students will be chosen.

  • Shooting reported near Primus Crossroads

    At least one person was shot Wednesday morning outside a home near Primus Crossroads.
    Lancaster County Sheriff’s deputies and Emergency Medical Services workers were called to a home in the 4300 block of Pleasant Road, just off Rocky River Road (S.C. 522), about 11:20 a.m.
    According to chatter heard over a police scanner, the shooting may have involved two brothers and one of them was reportedly shot in the shoulder. The alleged shooter was still on the scene when deputies arrived, according to the scanner. It is not known if he was arrested.

  • Stormy night

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    A severe thunderstorm whipped through Lancaster County early Tuesday morning causing close calls for at least two Lancaster County families and power outages and traffic havoc for hundreds more.
    Weather officials say the storm, which passed through Lancaster County beginning about 2  a.m., was the first significant spring thunderstorm of the season and almost certainly not the last.

  • Where will district lines be?

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Two council members for Indian Land? One less council member for Heath Springs or Kershaw? A council district stretching from one end of the county to the other?
    These are all possible scenarios Lancaster County Council could consider as it dives into redistricting, a process that happens every 10 years as council redraws its districts based on population counts from the U.S. Census.
    With those population numbers finally in from Census 2010, council began the discussion at its March 29 meeting.

  • Stranger wanders into two homes

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Christian Anderson hopes she never again wakes up to see a stranger inside her home.
    That’s what happened early Sunday morning about midnight when the 22-year-old Lancaster resident was jolted awake by the sound of her dog barking. At the time, she didn’t know her dog had been startled by a strange man wandering through the front door of her Elm Street home.

  • Fire station celebrates grand opening

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    INDIAN LAND – Public officials and community members turned out Saturday to join Pleasant Valley Volunteer Fire Department for the official opening of the department’s new and long-awaited fire station.
    Nearly 300 people attended the open house for a celebration of the department and a firsthand look at the new 14,800-square-foot, $2.1 million Fire Station 14.
    Pleasant Valley Fire Chief Greg Nicholson welcomed the crowd and said the department has come a long way since it was founded in 1956.

  • Think pink

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
     CHARLOTTE – Todd Dawkins hadn’t had much time to consider the fact that every day, thousands of Carowinds visitors will have a chance to see his work.
    Dawkins, who lives in Heath Springs’ Cedar Creek community, won a bid for the second straight year to paint the horses that appear on the Character Carousel at the popular amusement park that sits on the border of the Carolinas.
    And this time around, there’s one horse that received special attention.  

  • Tree falls on home, traps resident

    A tree fell on a home on Tin Lane early Monday morning, trapping a resident inside. Check back later for more details.

  • Construction under way at intersection

     

    INDIAN LAND – Road work at a busy Panhandle intersection is expected to last most of the year as contractors work to make the intersection safer.

    Meanwhile, road resurfacing on a major Indian Land thoroughfare is scheduled to begin today.

    S.C. Department of Transportation District 4 engineer Wes Spencer said work at the intersection of Harrisburg and Barberville roads began Feb. 28, and is scheduled to last until Sept. 30.