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  • 2 houses hit with bullets

    Two Lancaster homes were hit with bullets within a week of each other and investigators are still searching for suspects. 

    The first shooting happened shortly after 1 a.m. July 29 at a home in the 100 block of Willowlake Road. Lancaster police officers were already in the area, patrolling the Palmetto Place Apartments, when they heard several gunshots near the Willowlake Road area, according to a police department incident report. 

  • AG rules on animal shelter

    Gary Phillips

    Landmark News Service

    PAGELAND – After nearly five months of questions and controversy, the Chesterfield County Animal Shelter is undergoing a makeover.

    Chesterfield Sheriff Sam Parker dismissed all personnel at the shelter Aug. 1 as part of what he calls “a new start at the shelter.”

    “I feel that we owe it to the animals and citizens of this county that we begin to set standards and be held accountable for our pets,” Parker said in a press release.

  • Gas leak at courthouse

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Walking with a group of her coworkers across Main Street on Wednesday morning, Jennifer Bryan took a quick look over her shoulder.
    Behind her, streams of people were filing away from Lancaster’s courthouse block, which features the newly refurbished historic courthouse and the recently completed new courthouse.
    As she moved away from the buildings, a gust of wind kicked up the smell that had caused all the commotion.
    A gas leak forced the evacuation of both buildings.

  • 2 houses hit with bullets

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Two Lancaster homes were hit with bullets within a week of each other and investigators are still searching for suspects.
    The first shooting happened shortly after 1 a.m. July 29 at a home in the 100 block of Willowlake Road. Lancaster police officers were already in the area, patrolling the Palmetto Place Apartments, when they heard several gunshots near the Willowlake Road area, according to a police department incident report.

  • Officers arrest two in church burglaries

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A search of a church parking lot led to the arrests of two Indian Land teens in connection with a string of recent burglaries.
    Devyn Martin, 19, 10382 Silver Mine Road, Indian Land, and Kevin Smet, 18, 7372 Henry Harris Road, Indian Land, were arrested by Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies Aug. 7. Both were charged with multiple counts of burglary and larceny, according to a sheriff’s office press release.

  • AG rules on animal shelter

    Gary Phillips
    Landmark News Service
    PAGELAND – After nearly five months of questions and controversy, the Chesterfield County Animal Shelter is undergoing a makeover.
    Chesterfield Sheriff Sam Parker dismissed all personnel at the shelter Aug. 1 as part of what he calls “a new start at the shelter.”
    “I feel that we owe it to the animals and citizens of this county that we begin to set standards and be held accountable for our pets,” Parker said in a press release.

  • Edenmoor residents still in limbo

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    A deal between a Charlotte development company and the Lancaster County Forfeited Land Commission (FLC) for the purchase of the Edenmoor subdivision has collapsed less than two weeks before its set closing date.
    In its wake, a competitor appears to be stepping in to take over the purchase.
    Attorneys for the development company Eden Ventures announced the decision to pull out of the $8,335,718 deal in a letter to the FLC, effective Tuesday, Aug. 9.

  • Gas leak fixed at courthouse site

    Walking with a group of her coworkers across Main Street on Wednesday morning, Jennifer Bryan took a quick look over her shoulder.

    Behind her, streams of people were filing away from Lancaster’s courthouse block, which features the newly refurbished historic courthouse and the recently completed new courthouse. 

    As she moved away from the buildings, a gust of wind kicked up the smell that had caused all the commotion. 

    A gas leak forced the evacuation of both buildings. 

  • Celebrating teachers

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Lancaster County School District welcomed its teachers back to school Tuesday with its annual Celebration of Great Teaching event.
    The event, held at the Lancaster High School auditorium, drew hundreds of teachers from the district’s 19 schools and gave the district a chance to honor those who make its mission of “Putting Our Children First” possible.
    To kick off the celebration, Superintendent Dr. Gene Moore welcomed teachers back to work.

  • Shoppers take advantage of tax-free sales

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Fewer buggies were available. Additional store clerks manned the check-out counters and a lot more shoppers than normal filled the shopping aisles.
    This was the scene as Lancaster County residents, like others throughout the Carolinas, desccended on local stores to take advantage of last weekend’s tax-free holiday, which ran Friday through Sunday.