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  • Flags at half staff honor Gunnery Sgt. Ralph E. Pate Jr.

    Flags will be at half staff from sunup to sundown today in honor of Gunnery Sgt. Ralph E. Pate Jr., who died June 26, while conducting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

  • Burning ban lifted for Lancaster County

    Burning ban lifted for Lancaster County

  • Lancaster Miss Sprint Cup fired

    Hannah Moore has taken time to seriously think about how certain pictures can damage a person's career. 

    Electronic photographs have been widely discussed in the last week as Moore and others heard what happened to fellow Lancaster native Paige Duke. 

  • Win car or cash in Red Cross fundraiser

    From Release

    The Lancaster County American Red Cross Heroes Campaign officially kicked off on May 3 with Larry Higgins as campaign chair. The goal for this year’s campaign is $40,000. Fundraising is now in full swing with about $19,000 raised so far through generous corporate, civic organization and personal donations.

    Last year, the Heroes Campaign fell short of its goal. Higgins is determined to meet this year’s goal to assist the Red Cross in serving Lancaster County.

  • Windows broken, school camera painted

    Vandals recently caused thousands of dollars in damage to a local elementary school, though deputies are still searching for the culprits. 

    A custodian at Erwin Elementary School, located at 1477 Locustwood Ave., first noticed the damage when he arrived for his shift a little after 9:30 a.m. June 28, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report. 

    The custodian immediately called deputies about the damage.

  • Mobile pantries available in area

      From Release

    In Lancaster County, more than 16,000 people live at or below the poverty level. 

    This number includes almost 7,000 children and senior citizens.

    In York County, more than 28,000 people live at or below the poverty level. 

    This number includes almost 13,000 children and senior citizens.

    The Springs Close Foundation is providing eight mobile pantries benefitting residents in Fort Mill, Indian Land and throughout Lancaster County.

  • What’s all that digging about?

    By Nita Brown

    For The Lancaster News

    Chances are you’ve recently passed by a construction site in Lancaster. Several projects are under way with graders and backhoes digging busily amidst a procession of dump trucks and hard hats. 

    With the local economy in a slump the last few years, it’s good to see construction and normal to wonder if new jobs are being created.

    The answer to that question is a qualified “yes.” 

  • One in 20 million

    As the old saying goes, the Lord works in mysterious ways.

    So it shouldn’t come as any surprise that he’d keep up with the times and occasionally work through Facebook as well.

    That’s the gist of what can only be called the truly miraculous story of David Ensley of Stallings, N.C., and Amy Cunningham of Indian Land.

  • Animals, landfills on council agenda

    As Lancaster County Council convenes for its first meeting of the month, dangerous animals and landfills are once again on the agenda, though absent is any planned discussion about amending the county’s newly-approved budget. 

  • Jaillette named new Arts Council director

    It all started in church, where she used to play the piano before services began. 

    Debbie Jaillette, who wasn’t even a teenager then, held on tightly to music through the years and used it as a gateway to discover the other arts. 

    Now equipped with much arts exposure and many years as a working professional, the Lancaster County native feels as if she is primed for her most recent position. 

    Jaillette is the new executive director of the Lancaster County Council of the Arts. Her first official day was July 1.