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  • Lois Rebecca Welch McLaughlin, 62

     

    Lois Rebecca Welch McLaughlin, 62

  • Local night club robbed

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    Deputies are searching for two men in the armed robbery of a Lancaster night club early Monday morning.

  • How do you feel about bin Laden's death?

    Maybe you found out last night that elite U.S. Navy SEALS killed Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the 9/11 terrorist attacks that killed thousands of Americans. Maybe you found out when you woke up this morning. What was your reaction? Were you happy, sad, proud or even scared? If you would like to share your responses, you can do so by making a comment at the end of this file. We will publish some of them in the Wednesday edition of The Lancaster News.

  • Officials optimistic about budget

     

    Lancaster County School District officials are resigned to another tight year, but are cautiously optimistic about some aspects of this year’s budget after Tuesday night’s 2011-2012 budget work session.

    While the district’s budget situation is still tight, officials say it doesn’t appear next year’s budget is going to require the type of deep cuts to personnel that marked last year’s 2010-2011 budget with the loss of 100 positions.

  • Marina possible for county

    Plans are in the works for the creation of a large public-use marina in Lancaster County. 

    As part of its development plan for the Edgewater community, Monroe-based development company Craft Development LLC has petitioned Duke Energy for the right to lease several acres of project land along the Catawba River to create a public-use marina. 

  • Local students participate in Model UN conference

    Lancaster County students from two district high schools are learning the fine art of international diplomacy through a program that simulates the United Nations.

    The students, members of Model UN teams from Lancaster and Indian Land high schools, took part on Winthrop University’s nationally recognized Model UN conference earlier this year with members of the ILHS team walking away with awards for their efforts.

  • Indian Land High sweeps conservation photo contest

    Staff reports

    Indian Land High school photography and agriculture students won every award in the spring 2011 Conservation Photo Contest, sponsored by Lancaster Soil & Water Conservation District.

    Of the 70 entries submitted, ILHS students won all 11 of the awards presented by Amanda Roberts, LSWCD district manager.

    Brandi Reed won first place in two categories, as well as an honorable mention. Ashley Tillman won in two categories.

  • State Senate approves House ATV bill

     

    The S.C. Senate passed a House bill April 26 that places safety restrictions on the use of all-terrain vehicles by juveniles.

    House Bill 3562, better known as “Chandler’s Law” after 16-year-old Chandler Saylor who died in a 2003 ATV accident near his home in Swansea, places minimum age restrictions on juveniles’ use of ATVs and requires safety instruction and the use of helmets.

  • Pledges pour in for HS Vets monument

     

    Jesef Williams 

    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com 

  • Royal tea

    Gregory A. Summers
    gsummers@thelancasternews.com
    Carol Hinson was up at 4 a.m. this morning, glued to the “telly” to watch Prince William and Kate Middleton marry in Westminister Abbey.
    But she had no desire to be there for history in the making.
    Hinson celebrated with a pre-royal wedding tea party at Jean Turner’s home in Elgin on Wednesday afternoon.