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  • Flag at half-staff for shooting victims

    The American flag is flying at half-staff until sunset Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, as a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012.

  • Teen’s wish comes true

    Nancy Parsons
    Landmark News Service
    Dillon Pearson, 15, had a wish come true.
    A Clemson Tigers fan, Dillon wanted to attend a Carolina/Clemson game at Frank Howard Field at Memorial Stadium in Clemson.
    Dillon spent Nov. 24 at Death Valley with his father, Mike Pearson Jr.
    A sports enthusiast, Dillon has been diagnosed with Friedreich’s ataxia, a rare inherited disease that causes nervous system damage and movement problems. It usually begins in childhood and leads to impaired muscle coordination that worsens over time.

  • Mail delivery resumes on IL road

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    The U.S. Postal Service has resumed regular home service to residents who live along a narrow Indian Land road it deemed too dangerous for mail delivery two months ago.
    Located off Henry Harris Road, Green Pond Road is a mile-long, single-lane road that serves 31 families.

  • Leadership Lancaster delves into education

    Return to the world of locker combinations, class schedules and pop quizzes.
    For me and the other 20 members of Leadership Lancaster, Wednesday, Dec. 12, was all about education, as we spent the entire day learning about public school, private school and collegiate opportunities in Lancaster County.
    And fittingly, the first thing we did was take a test.
    Lancaster County School District Superintendent Dr. Gene Moore gave an overview of the district, which has 20 schools and more than 11,000 students.

  • Council passes Project Brick ordinances

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    With two unanimous votes, Lancaster County Council moved another step toward bringing a new company to the county’s Air-Rail Industrial Park during a special meeting Friday, Dec. 14.
    Council held the meeting to vote on second reading of two ordinances related to Project Brick, a company county officials have not yet identified.

  • City OKs multi-county ‘park’

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Lancaster City Council is in accord – to this point – with plans on an agreement that could provide significant tax relief for L&C Railroad in the near future.
    After returning from a closed session during its Tuesday, Dec. 11, meeting, City Council unanimously approved a resolution to agree to the development of a joint industrial park between Lancaster and Chesterfield counties.

  • South Middle named School to Watch

    South Middle School is celebrating this week with the announcement that it has been named a School to Watch.
    Overseen on the state level by the South Carolina Middle School Association, the School to Watch designation is an initiative of the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform signifying the school’s success in pursuing academic excellence.

  • Lancaster man pleads guilty in two deaths

    BELMONT, N.C. – Almost 10 months after a car chase ended with the deaths of a former Belmont, N.C., mayor and his girlfriend, a Lancaster man pleaded guilty to the crimes in a Gaston County courtroom last week.
    Lester Saunders Norman Jr., 41, pleaded guilty to a long list of charges Tuesday, Dec. 4, in the deaths of former Belmont Mayor Kevin Loftin, 56, and Donna Jean Deitz, 60, said Gaston County District Attorney Locke Bell. Norman entered the plea in Gaston Superior Court.

  • ‘Project Brick’ revealed

    Much of the secrecy surrounding “Project Brick” has dissipated.
    Ryan Wetherington, marketing director for Lancaster County Economic Development Corp., spoke at City Council’s Tuesday, Dec. 11, meeting about the company looking to locate in the planned industrial park off S.C. 9.
    For a long time, the company – along with the involved negotiations – had been solely referred to as Project Brick.

  • Councils take action to clear way for industrial park

    Lancaster County Council laid the first few bricks this week in a joint effort to bring a new company to the reinvigorated Air-Rail Industrial Park.
    During a series of meetings this week, council members voted on several motions, resolutions and ordinances related to restarting the process for the industrial park, while also laying the groundwork to allow a new company to set up shop there.
    The name of the company, dubbed “Project Brick,” has not been formally announced by County Council.