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  • Train cars overturn

    The gates were down and lights were still blinking red at the Market Street railroad crossing hours after several railcars derailed Friday afternoon.
    Railroad workers wearing yellow vests walked up and down the railway line trying to figure out what caused at least two cars to derail near the Market Street crossing for the L&C Railway sometime after noon Friday.
    The cars could be seen leaning off the tracks at a spot between Market and Main streets.

  • Expanding the Performing Arts Series

    Famed musical acts such as The Four Tops and The Manhattans have rocked Bundy Auditorium in the past – putting on high-energy shows and giving people something to talk about for years.
    However, with these two acts, and most others in the local Performing Arts Series, there are many people who wanted to be there, but couldn't afford it.
    A $50 admission ticket is simply too much for some folks to pay.

  • Hoffman awarded for caregiving duties

    Nita Brown
    For The Lancaster News
    Inspirational, touching or heartbreaking – these are words often used to describe the stories of caregivers. With more than 65 million caregivers in America today, you probably know one yourself – or you may be one.
    On Aug. 27, Karen Hoffman of Lancaster was recognized for her care giving duties when she was presented the local 2011 Family Caregiver of the Year Award.

  • Putting ‘fun’ in fundraising

    The Lancaster Rotary Club knows fundraising is best done fun.
    That’s why the group of Lancaster’s finest community and business leaders and a few visitors got together Thursday to kick off the club’s seventh annual Rotary Football Classic.
    Rotarian Don Gardner, who organized the fundraiser along with fellow Rotarians Cari Threatt and Brad Small, said the idea was to have a fundraiser that was fun, would encourage interaction between members and benefit local non-profits.
    And everyone – all 70 club members – got involved.

  • Marion Ross McClanahan, 57

    Marion Ross McClanahan, 57

    Marion Ross McClanahan, 57, died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011.  

    She was the daughter of Gertrude Stewart and the late Lewis Hood.

    Survivors include three sons, Marcell McClanahan of Fort Mill, Christopher McClanahan and Jonathan McClanahan of Lancaster; her mother of Lancaster; three sisters, Blondella Ross of Rock Hill, Norma   Chambers of Charlotte and Yvonne McClanahan of Van Wyck; a brother, Percell Ross of Waxhaw, N.C.; and six grandchildren.

  • Ira T. “JR” Bailey Jr., 71

    Ira T. “JR” Bailey Jr., 71 

    Ira T. ‘JR’ Bailey Jr., 71, died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, surrounded by his family, at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, Va.

  • Train cars derail on Market Street

    The section of Market Street between Chesterfield Avenue and Gooch Street has been closed down after a train derailed near the Market Street crossing just before noon Friday.

  • City of Indian Land?

    Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    INDIAN LAND – Fed up with unchecked growth in Lancaster County’s fastest growing region, a group of Panhandle residents have joined forces to explore incorporation for Indian Land.

    Calling themselves Indian Land Voice (ILV), the group met publicly for the first time Aug. 17 at the Del Webb Library. About a dozen residents attended the meeting, not counting organizers.

  • Van Wyck gun store burglarized

    Surveillance footage shows a group of men stealing several weapons from a Van Wyck gun store early Sunday morning. 

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office released photos Thursday from a surveillance video that captured a burglary Aug. 28 inside Discount Guns, located at 5219 Old Hickory Road, Van Wyck.

    According to a sheriff’s office press release, deputies responded to the store after receiving a notification from an alarm company at 4:58 a.m. The company said an alarm in the gun store had been activated. 

  • Cemetery talk: Lapse in code?

    KERSHAW – Does the town of Kershaw explicitly spell out what can and cannot be placed on grave sites at the town-owned cemetery on Edwards Street? 

    Plot owners have expressed concerns after they discovered ornaments and other items had been recently removed from grave sites and placed in a corner at the cemetery – without notifying families first.