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  • KVLT lecture highlights threatened Catawba village sites

    University of North Carolina archeologist Dr. Stephen Davis pointed to a screen showing a satellite image of a housing development under construction in the Nation Ford area of Fort Mill.

    At the center, superimposed on a grid of curving gray roads and the empty dirt lots of a budding golf community, is a red circle marking the location of a nearly 300-year-old Catawba Indian settlement.

  • Rigsbee to serve 5 years for fatal wreck

    The Indian Land man charged in a fatal wreck last year on Harrisburg Road will spend five years in prison.  

    William Justin Rigsbee, 28, received the five-year sentence during a General Sessions court hearing April 15 at the Lancaster County Courthouse. Circuit Court Judge J. Ernest Kinard Jr. presided. 

    On Jan. 8, 2012, Rigsbee was driving a Chevrolet truck east on Harrisburg Road when he lost control and ran off the right side of the road, according to a media release from the 6th Circuit Solicitor’s Office. 

  • HOPE in Lancaster celebrates 30 years of providing hope

    The Rev. James “Jim” White stared at the list of typed names he was holding in his hands inside the historic Lancaster County Courthouse on Sunday, April 21.

    The 30th anniversary program for HOPE (Helping Other People Effectively) in Lancaster was six pages long. One of those pages was filled with names such as HOPE organizers James Bradley, T. Thomas, Brown Wylie and Lester Robinson. 

  • Kershaw law enforcement cost climbs

    KERSHAW – Law enforcement coverage for the town of Kershaw will soon cost more.

    During the Thursday, April 18, Town Council meeting, Town Administrator Bryan Pettit gave an update on forthcoming changes to the contract with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.

    Because of cost-of-living and insurance rate increases, the town will pay the sheriff’s office $18,597 more per year beginning with the 2013-14 budget year. 

    That raises the annual  cost from $451,000 to nearly $470,000.

  • Man attacked in Shelton Street home

    A Lancaster man was bruised, swollen and bloody after he was attacked by two men inside his home on April 14.

    Deputies responded at 12:47 a.m. to the 1800 block of Shelton Street after receiving a 911 call about an assault, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

    At the scene, deputies spoke with a woman who said her nephew had just been assaulted by two black men who came into their home, but left before deputies arrived.

  • Police charge man in assault, burglary at Pardue Street home

    A Lancaster man was arrested on  a host of charges last month after an early-morning assault left a woman bleeding.

    Danielle Lamar Peay, 25, 1248 Old Greensbriar Drive, was arrested March 31 on charges of first-degree burglary, two counts of criminal domestic violence, returning to premises, alighting from a moving vehicle, possession of a firearm by a person convicted of a violent crime, unlawful carrying of a pistol, resisting arrest and littering, according to Lancaster Municipal Court records.

  • Man faces fraud charges in N.C.

    A simple traffic stop ended in the arrest of a Lancaster man on multiple fraud warrants from North Carolina.

    Kevin Richard Bourne, 31, 1056 Old Landsford Road, was arrested March 27 by Lancaster police officers on four counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud or forgery, according to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office online inmate database.

    The arrest happened just after 10:30 p.m. that day when a Lancaster police officer saw a black and blue mo-ped traveling south on South Market Street.

  • Police search for robbery suspect

    Police are searching for leads in the case of a man who reportedly stole another man’s wallet April 13, and then drove off while the victim hanging on to his car.

    Officers were called to the 1200 block of North Main Street after a report of a robbery just after 1 a.m. that day, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

    A 35-year-old man told officers he was giving an unknown man money for a CD when the man drove away with his wallet.

  • Annual Red Rose Festival is May 17-18

    Plenty of live music and activities for all ages are on tap for next month’s fourth annual Red Rose Festival, set for May 17 and 18 in downtown Lancaster.

    With about a month left before the festival, organizers are now spreading the word about all of the happenings that will make up what’s become the city’s signature event.

    Nearly 20 local and nationally acclaimed musical acts will perform during the two-day function. Blues, country, rock and R&B are among the genres that will be represented.

  • Symphonic Winds to perform at American Musical Salute

    Members of Lancaster High School’s Symphonic Winds are gearing up for a trip to New York City next week, where they’re scheduled to take part in a national performance aboard the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid.

    The ensemble’s 40 students will represent South Carolina on Friday, April 26, during The American Musical Salute, a national concert series featuring music programs from across the county.

    LHS band director John Rhodes said the students and chaperones will board buses and leave for the Big Apple late Wednesday.