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  • ILHS drama department presents play this weekend

    From Release
    The Indian Land High School Drama Department will hold its annual spring show this weekend.
    This year’s original play, written by ILHS junior Brandon Byron, is “About a Name.”
    Set in a struggling vaudeville theater in New York City during the late 1920s, the play has been described as a “variety show wrapped inside a dramatic performance.”
    The play will be held Friday and Saturday night at 7 in Hammill Hall at Harrison United Methodist Church on Old Lancaster Highway and Providence Road West.

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  • City waives fees for Habitat

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Lancaster City Council continued its partnership with Habitat for Humanity on Tuesday night by agreeing to help the organization with a project on Penny Street.
    The action came during a meeting in which council also approved proposed changes to the Joint Recreation Commission and a resolution awarding this quarter’s hospitality tax grant.
    Tuesday night’s Habitat for Humanity decision concerned a home at 106 Penny St. donated to the organization by Wells Fargo late last year.

  • House sprayed with bullets

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Officers are searching for whoever shot several bullets into a Lancaster house early Wednesday morning.
    Lancaster police officers responded to a house in the 200 block of Thomas Lane on March 23 about reports of shots fired inside the home.
    According to a Lancaster Police Department incident report, when officers arrived at 5:32 a.m. they found the front door of the home had been forced open.
    The officers found several bullet holes and casings as they searched the home, the report said.

  • Haile Gold Mine holds open house in Kershaw

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    KERSHAW – Safe mining practices, hundreds of jobs and a commitment to Lancaster County for many years to come.
    Those were some of the pledges heard Tuesday evening, as officials with Haile Gold Mine Inc. answered questions from the public during an open-house event at the Andrew Jackson Recreation Center in Kershaw.

  • Beach Bash & Boogie set for April 8

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
     Come dance the night away at what has become an annual event to benefit local children.
    Lancaster County First Steps is gearing up for its 2011 Beach Bash & Boogie, which will be held April 8 at The Artisans Center at 119 S. Main St. in downtown Lancaster.

  • S.C. 160 resurfacing to begin next week

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    The S.C. Department of Transportation is set to begin roadwork on one of Indian Land’s busiest roads next week.
    Lancaster County resident construction engineer Ken Wilson said S.C. DOT crews will begin repaving a half-mile stretch of Fort Mill Highway (S.C. 160) on Sunday, March 27.
    The project is expected to take about a week to complete, Wilson said, with most work scheduled at night, between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.

  • S.C. 160 resurfacing to begin next week

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    The S.C. Department of Transportation is set to begin roadwork on one of Indian Land’s busiest roads next week.
    Lancaster County resident construction engineer Ken Wilson said S.C. DOT crews will begin repaving a half-mile stretch of Fort Mill Highway (S.C. 160) on Sunday, March 27.
    The project is expected to take about a week to complete, Wilson said, with most work scheduled at night, between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.

  • Rico set to move

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
     Heath Springs Town Council is on board with an agreement involving sports novelty company Rico Industries Inc., which is setting up shop in the town’s industrial park.
    Council voted unanimously on March 15 to give Lancaster County permission to include the Heath Springs Industrial Park as part of a multi-county agreement with Chester County.
    The agreement says when property tax revenue is collected on properties in a multi-county industrial park, the revenues will be split.

  • Mulvaney defends his medical plan

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    As debate continues about President Barack Obama’s federal health care act, staunch opponent U.S. Congressman Mick Mulvaney is defending his acceptance of federal medical coverage for himself and his family.