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  • 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.

  • EPA Vs. Gold Mine

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and  the S.C. Department of Natural Resources have come out in opposition to current plans for Haile Gold Mine.

  • United Way of Lancaster closing in on its goal

    The United Way of Lancaster County is getting very close to reaching its goal of raising $400,000 for 2010-11. 

    Melanie Outlaw, resource development coordinator for the local United Way, said the agency has received nearly $349,000 in donations, which is 87 percent of the targeted amount. 

    Sixteen nonprofit groups will benefit from the money raised during this year’s fundraising campaign, which runs through June 30. 

    Outlaw encourages organizations and individuals to give whatever they can. 

  • Council to hear updates on courthouse during meeting

    As the county’s courthouse projects near completion, Lancaster County Council will hear updates on both buildings at its Tuesday meeting. 

    According to estimates by Chad Catledge and Danny Mullis, construction on the new courthouse is almost 92 percent complete, while the project as a whole is about 81 percent complete. Council will review both a financial summary of the new courthouse project, as well as a timeline for finishing the project. 

  • Lancaster United Way nears goal

    The United Way of Lancaster County is getting very close to reaching its goal of raising $400,000 for 2010-11. 

    Melanie Outlaw, resource development coordinator for the local United Way, said the agency has received nearly $349,000 in donations, which is 87 percent of the targeted amount. 

    Sixteen nonprofit groups will benefit from the money raised during this year’s fundraising campaign, which runs through June 30. 

    Outlaw encourages organizations and individuals to give whatever they can. 

  • Deputies crack down on scrap metal thefts

    As unemployment remains high in Lancaster County, local authorities have seen a rise in thefts of scrap metal throughout the area. 

    With so many cases this year already, Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile decided that enough is enough. Faile announced Thursday his office would begin cracking down on thefts by checking people carrying or transporting scrap metal.