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  • Alcohol petition names to be certified

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    A petition for a referendum to allow Sunday alcohol sales at Lancaster County restaurants is now in the hands of local election officials.
    Petition organizer Elissa Boyet announced Wednesday the group behind the effort wrapped up the first phase of the drive and submitted the petition to local election officials for certification.
    Boyet made the announcement during a press conference at Kilburnie, the Inn at Craig Farm.

  • Report details murder

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    ROCK HILL – The moments immediately following a fatal shooting Sunday in Rock Hill involving three Lancaster men were detailed in a police report released this week.
    Rock Hill police officers reported being flagged down by a woman frantically waving her arms outside the Rock Hill Motel early Sunday morning, according to a Rock Hill Police Department incident report. Police responded to the motel about a report of a shooting.

  • Weekend Events aplenty

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    There are several events on tap this weekend if you're looking for fun and a little fellowship.
    Promotions group See Lancaster SC is hosting the final installment in its downtown summer outdoor movie series.
    Saturday's feature film will be “The Blind Side,” which stars Sandra Bullock. The 2009 award-winning movie chronicles the life of an impoverished child who was adopted and later went on to achieve stardom in the NFL.

  • Foster Review Care board wins state honor

    MaryBeth Rowell
    For The Lancaster News
    The local Foster Care Review Board was recently named the State Foster Care Review Board of the Year for 2010. Its members were honored at a luncheon Aug. 11 at Charley’s Cafe.
    The regional board, which covers Lancaster, Chester and Fairfield counties, was chosen out of 42 boards across the state.
    “It was not a hard decision this year,” said Beth Green, program director for the Children’s Foster Care Review Board. “They continuously go above and beyond.”

  • Flags to be flown at half staff on Sept. 11

    The Governor requests that the flags be flown at half-staff, from sunup to sundown, on Sunday,

    Sept. 11, 2011, for Patriot Day, in honor of the individuals who lost their lives as a result of the terrorist attacks against the United States on Sept. 11, 2001.

     

  • Three men charged in murder

    Three Lancaster men remain behind bars this week after Rock Hill police arrested them Sunday in connection with a shooting death at a motel.
    Glen Sergio Brace, 23, Markevious Dimitri Cousar, 19, and Devontae Darryl Wright, 18, all of Lancaster, were arrested early Sunday morning, shortly after a man was shot to death at the Rock Hill Motel, said Rock Hill Police Lt. Brad Redfearn.

  • Never forget

    Travis Jenkins
    Landmark News Service
    FORT LAWN – James “Rob” Moorhead wouldn’t have missed this ride for anything. Emergency responders always stick together.
    On Aug. 30, a group of 40 bicyclists in the middle of a 1,600-mile ride stopped at the Wagon Wheel in Fort Lawn for water and snacks. The group left Naples, Fla., on Aug. 20 and plan to arrive in New York City on Sept. 10.

  • Artisans Center closes its doors

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    The Artisans Center in downtown Lancaster has closed – at least for now.
    The center, which opened in 2009 on Main Street in the old Badcock furniture store, served as a location for arts classes, performances and exhibits that showcased works by local and nationally known artists.
    Its last day was Aug. 31.
    Local artist Christina Chastain, who founded and managed the center, said funding became a major issue, as there wasn’t enough support to help pay monthly expenses.

  • PCI to unveil 9/11 memorial

    As many Americans prepare for a day of solemn reflection on the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the employees and company officials of Indian Land’s PCI Group are instead planning a celebration.
    While the successful direct mail company is holding its annual company picnic on Sunday, Sept. 11, that’s not the real celebration.
    Instead, PCI Group President Chris Kropac Jr. has a special celebration planned for the day – the unveiling of a 9/11 memorial.

  • 2012 applications for foundation funding are now available

    Lancaster County Partners for Youth Foundation