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  • Bullet damages home

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    Police are saying a bullet found in a family's bathroom was the result of an accidental shooting. 

    Lancaster police officers were called to a home in the 2500 block of Pardue Street just before 7 p.m. Nov. 4, after a resident reported a bullet found under a bathroom sink.

  • Thanksgiving surprise

    Jane Alford

    jalford@thelancasternews.com

    INDIAN LAND – The almost 200 families who lined up Nov. 15 at Belair United Methodist Church to get groceries from the Second Harvest truck got  a Thanksgiving surprise. 

    “With Thanksgiving coming up, I thought it would be a good idea if the folks who came for food could go home with a turkey for their table,” said Jim Northrup, an elder with Faith Presbyterian Church, which sponsored the distribution, along with Belair UMC. 

  • Troop awards three new Eagles Scouts

    Staff Reports

    Boy Scout Troop 275 recently awarded three of its members the prestigious Eagle Scout award in a single ceremony.

    Kevin Kimbrell, Levi Laney and John Shirlen all received their Eagle awards during the Oct. 29 ceremony at Belair United Methodist Church.  

    Eagle Scout is the highest award a Boy Scout can achieve. Only 2 percent of boys who join the Boy Scouts achieve the rank of Eagle.

  • BJ’s Feeding America sponsors fundraiser to help end hunger

    BJ's Wholesale Club

    BJ’s Wholesale Club has announced its company-wide initiative to help end hunger. The BJ’s Feeding Communities program donates 10 million pounds of fresh produce and frozen meat and fish each year.

    In partnership with Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief organization, more than 190 BJ’s Wholesale clubs will donate unsold produce, meat and fish to 44 food banks in 15 states.

  • Lancaster resident attends recent Girl Scouts convention

    Girl Scouts of 

    South Carolina, 

    Mountains to Midlands 

    Lancaster resident Misty Carpenter joined eight other adults and girls as national delegates at the Girl Scouts of the USA National Convention, held Nov. 10-13 in Houston. The national delegates are elected from areas throughout the 22-county council region and cast votes at the event, which is held every three years.

  • Man arrested, deputy stable after shooting

    A 19-year-old Lancaster man was arrested hours after he was involved in a shooting that injured a sheriff's deputy Thursday night.
    Rodrick Darnell Caskey, 19, 1781 Baker St., was arrested in connection with a shooting in the Shrimp Boat restaurant, 1668 Memorial Park Road.
    The shooting happened about 7 p.m. after a man entered the restaurant demanding money, Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile said during a press conference Friday morning.

  • Edenmoor sale means extra cash for schools

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    The sale of troubled Indian Land residential development Edenmoor has resulted in a financial boon for Lancaster County School District, school board members learned during Tuesday night’s monthly board meeting.
    The sale of the 850-acre development last month after years in limbo meant the county collected on more than $8.7 million in outstanding and current property taxes, penalties and assessments accrued between 2008 and 2010.

  • Man wins $100k

    Man wins $100k
    Phillips bought ticket at IL station
    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    A stop at an Indian Land convenience store turned lucky for a Concord, N.C., man last month – $100,000 worth of luck, to be exact.
    James Phillips, 27, said he was on his way to help his dad, Jim Phillips of Van Wyck, with yard work Oct. 26 when he stopped to buy a $5 Cold Hard Cash lottery ticket at the Indian Land Amoco at the corner of Charlotte Highway and River Road.

  • School board to finalize policy regarding restraint and seclusion

    Think of the terms "restraint and seclusion" and you wouldn't be faulted if images of unruly prisoners, shackles and solitary confinement came to mind.
    While those images may be realistic in a law-enforcement situation, for schools, the term is much more nuanced.
    In an educational environment, restraint and seclusion describe techniques that seek to balance the need to stop disturbed or agitated students from hurting themselves or others, while doing the least harm possible to the students.

  • County discusses nonprofit tenants

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
     The fate of two well-known nonprofit agencies was front and center Monday as Lancaster County Council discussed their respective housing situations.
    Council held a required public hearing during the early part of Monday's meeting for anyone to share concerns about plans to lease part of the county's Covenant Street property to Lancaster County Red Cross.
    The county is buying the building from the city of Lancaster. It will be the future home of Lancaster County Emergency Management.