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  • City of Indian Land?

    Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    INDIAN LAND – Fed up with unchecked growth in Lancaster County’s fastest growing region, a group of Panhandle residents have joined forces to explore incorporation for Indian Land.

    Calling themselves Indian Land Voice (ILV), the group met publicly for the first time Aug. 17 at the Del Webb Library. About a dozen residents attended the meeting, not counting organizers.

  • Van Wyck gun store burglarized

    Surveillance footage shows a group of men stealing several weapons from a Van Wyck gun store early Sunday morning. 

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office released photos Thursday from a surveillance video that captured a burglary Aug. 28 inside Discount Guns, located at 5219 Old Hickory Road, Van Wyck.

    According to a sheriff’s office press release, deputies responded to the store after receiving a notification from an alarm company at 4:58 a.m. The company said an alarm in the gun store had been activated. 

  • Cemetery talk: Lapse in code?

    KERSHAW – Does the town of Kershaw explicitly spell out what can and cannot be placed on grave sites at the town-owned cemetery on Edwards Street? 

    Plot owners have expressed concerns after they discovered ornaments and other items had been recently removed from grave sites and placed in a corner at the cemetery – without notifying families first. 

  • Man arrested for attacking woman, jumping on car

    A Lancaster man was arrested last week for the assault of a 17-year-old woman during which he reportedly jumped on her car. 

    Ahmad Rashad Craig, 21, 109 S. Gregory St., was arrested Aug. 26 and charged with third-degree assault and battery and malicious injury to property less than $2,000 after police say he attacked a Lancaster woman and then damaged her car on Aug. 14. 

    Police spoke with the victim in the lobby of the police department only minutes after the attack, according to a police department incident report.

  • Man arrested for attacking woman, jumping on car

    A Lancaster man was arrested last week for the assault of a 17-year-old woman during which he reportedly jumped on her car. 

    Ahmad Rashad Craig, 21, 109 S. Gregory St., was arrested Aug. 26 and charged with third-degree assault and battery and malicious injury to property less than $2,000 after police say he attacked a Lancaster woman and then damaged her car on Aug. 14. 

    Police spoke with the victim in the lobby of the police department only minutes after the attack, according to a police department incident report.

  • Van Wyck gun store burglarized

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Surveillance footage shows several men stealing several weapons from a Van Wyck gun store early Sunday morning.
    The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office released photos Thursday from a surveillance video that captured a burglary Aug. 28 inside Discount Guns, located at 5219 Old Hickory Road, Van Wyck.

  • Define hawkers, peddlers

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Who exactly are peddlers and hawkers?
    That was one of many questions spawned last week as Lancaster County Council discussed a change to a county code involving transient merchants.
    With an uptick in the number of roadside vendors selling wares throughout the county, particularly in the Panhandle area, council has taken an interest in revising an old and unused code governing peddlers and hawkers.  

  • Spreading the love of disc golf

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Steve Lambert believes disc golf can become the next “big thing” in Lancaster County.
    Lambert has been playing the sport since the 1970s. He’s competed in 26 states and has even been to Europe twice to play in tournaments. However, his focus these days is exposing locals to the sport.

  • County-owned properties on agenda

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A stretch of land near the Indian Land Volunteer Fire Department. A building formerly used by Founders Federal Credit Union. Several acres sitting in a flood plain.
    These pieces of property, as well as several others, were the topic of conversation last week as Lancaster County Council debated what to do with several vacant and unused county-owned parcels of land.

  • ‘We’re here to help Lancaster’

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    A series of attractive white gowns hang from a rack against the wall inside a building on Main Street in Lancaster.
    Not far from those dresses are more clothes, a number of games, home accessories and several other items you might pay a pretty price for in a department store. But here, you could walk out with a bag full of items for $5 or less.