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  • Man sentenced to seven years in shootings

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A Lancaster man was sentenced to seven years in prison last week for shooting at another man during two separate incidents last year.
    Jamal Antonio Gladden, 19, of 1639 Frandandel Drive, entered pleas in Lancaster County General Sessions Court on charges of twice firing a handgun at Herbert Lavont McCray II last year, first on Feb. 23 and again on Feb. 28, said Sixth Circuit Solicitor Doug Barfield.

  • Journey into Lent

  • CCA helping unsung hero battle cancer

    Gregory A. Summers
    gsummers@thelancasternews.com
    When it comes to volunteer Vic Metzler, the words “thank you” just won’t suffice, said Dr. Huey Mills, pastor of Friendship Bible Church and administrator of Carolina Christian Academy.
    An unsung hero behind the scenes, Metzler is an institution at the school.

  • Council approves new EMS staff

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    The county’s Emergency Medical Services will soon gain a few more workers to handle its call load, all part of a plan to reduce overtime costs to the county.
    Lancaster County Council unanimously approved a plan at its Feb. 13 meeting to reallocate EMS overtime funds to help hire four new paramedics.

  • Mulvaney: Obama broke promise

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    CATAWBA – U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney says President Barack Obama has broken his promise to not raise taxes for most Americans.
    As a response, the Indian Land congressman has sponsored new legislation that would repeal more than 10 federal measures signed into law since 2009.

  • Lancaster man was charged in deaths

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    BELMONT, N.C. – Two people were killed, including a former Belmont, N.C. mayor, when their car was struck by a Lancaster man in Gaston County Wednesday night.
    Lester Saunders Norman Jr., 41, was arrested after leading police on a car chase shortly after 10 p.m. that left two people killed and three people injured.

  • Ambulance knocks down man and pickup truck on a wild ride home

    A Van Wyck area man was not hurt in a dramatic wreck about 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 13, but at least an ambulance was on scene immediately –  it just happened to be the one that struck his truck.  
    George Player of the 3900 block of Charlotte Highway said he was just getting home from a quick run to nearby North Corner Groceries when he looked in his rearview mirror and saw the ambulance bearing down on his Chevrolet S-10.

  • Man charged in murder

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    CHARLOTTE – A team of local, state and out-of-state authorities tracked down and arrested a Charlotte man Thursday for the murder of a Lancaster woman earlier this month.
    Roger L. Baskins, 39, of Charlotte, was arrested by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers Thursday morning in connection with the murder of 47-year-old Cynthia Barnes, who was found dead inside her East Dunlap Street home Feb. 9, according to a Lancaster Police Department press release.

  • School mourns teacher’s death

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Heath Springs Elementary School is mourning the loss of longtime fourth-grade teacher Pam White, who died Tuesday morning at Springs Memorial Hospital in Lancaster.
    School officials said the 22-year veteran teacher died about 4 a.m. Tuesday after calling an ambulance to take her to the hospital Sunday.
    White was 56 years old.
    HSES Principal Sheri Watson said White had suffered from an unspecified “physical ailment” over the past few years, but that she’d always been resilient.

  • Walnut Creek status check

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    What was once a stalled and deteriorating Indian Land development is seeing continued signs of rebirth, as county officials recently approved funding to help another portion of the Walnut Creek neighborhood.
    At Lancaster County Council’s Feb. 13 meeting, County Administrator Steve Willis presented a proposal from the county’s Recreation Department to buy maintenance equipment for the recreation facility at Walnut Creek, the development formerly known as Edenmoor.