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  • The Hinson Girls strumming for fame

    Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    Up on stage, the members of The Hinson Girls bluegrass band out of Van Wyck seem like naturals with an at-ease performing style that’s the hallmark of seasoned musicians.

    Maybe that’s why it comes as such a surprise to learn the girls – Katelyn, 12, on mandolin and lead vocals, Kristin, 16, on guitar and fiddle, and 14-year-old twins Allison and Melissa on banjo and bass – played their first formal show in February.

  • Man shot on porch, shootings elsewhere in city

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    Police are on the hunt for two men wanted in the shooting of another man Sunday night.

    Lancaster police officers responded to a house in the 100 block of South Gregory Street at 8:20 p.m. about a man shot on a porch, according to a police department press release. 

    The victim, an 18-year-old Lancaster man, was sitting on the front porch of a friend’s home when two men he knows walked toward him. 

  • Injured motorcyclist recovering in hospital

    Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.coom

    A Lancaster man injured in a motorcycle accident two weeks ago is recovering but remains hospitalized, friends said.

    Larry Pierce Altman, 62, was injured about 9 a.m. Nov. 19 while on his way to Second Baptist Church to meet fellow members of the church’s motorcycle ministry before heading out for a charity bike ride in King’s Mountain.

  • Man clips power pole, flips car near downtown

    Reece Murphy 

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com 

    and Chris Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    A man suffered non-life-threatening injuries after dramatically flipping his car Monday on a downtown-area street in Lancaster.

    The accident was the second of a similar nature in less than two weeks. 

    Lancaster Police Capt. Paul Smith said Monday's accident occurred around 2:25 p.m. on West Barr Street between Catawba and Main streets. 

  • Willie Robert Foster, 57

    Willie Robert Foster, 57

    Willie Robert Foster, 57 died Monday, Nov. 28, 2011.

    He was the son of the late Willie and Lucille Barber Foster.

    Survivors include a son, Derrick Foster of Lancaster; a daughter, Jerrika Foster of Lancaster; six sisters, Wilma Limous, Diane Foster, Debra Foster and Octavia Grier, all of Lancaster and Sharon F. Dorsey of New Haven, Conn., and Martha Foster of Rock Hill; two brothers, Dickey Foster of Van Wyck and Thomas B. Foster of Lancaster.

  • Man shot on porch

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Police are on the hunt for two men wanted in the shooting of another man Sunday night.
    Lancaster police officers responded to a house in the 100 block of S. Gregory St. at 8:20 p.m. about a man shot on a porch, according to a police department press release.
    The victim, an 18-year-old Lancaster man, was sitting on the front porch of a friend's home when two men he knew walked toward him.

  • Small named new city fire chief

    Jesef Williams 

    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com 

    The city of Lancaster looked within to find its new fire chief. 

    On Tuesday, City Council voted unanimously to name Chuck Small chief of the Lancaster Fire Department. 

    He succeeds Chris Nunnery, who recently stepped down to take a job as the county’s 911 director. 

    A Lancaster native, Small, 53, has been with the department since 1978. He’s been its battalion chief for the last five years. 

  • Black Friday shoppers scramble for deals

    Chris Sardelli 

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    A precarious tower of boxes teetered back and forth inside Kaye Eubank’s shopping cart Friday morning as she slowly walked the aisles of Walmart. 

  • Alcohol now an option at city events

    Jesef Williams 

    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com

    Derek Smith believes Lancaster City Council has made a big mistake in regards to alcohol. 

    The Lancaster resident spoke at council’s meeting Tuesday, when it passed final reading of an ordinance to allow alcohol sales at city-sponsored events. 

    The vote was 6-1, with Councilwoman Linda-Blackmon Brace dissenting. 

  • Lancaster woman reports mail scam

    Chris Sardelli 

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    A Lancaster woman who thought she won a sweepstakes may actually be on the hook for thousands of dollars.