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  • York Technical opens training center here

    With so many folks out of work these days and looking for new careers, it pays to be prepared with skills that make you stand out from the crowd if you’re looking for a job.

    And that’s the idea behind York Technical College’s new Lancaster Education Center.

    Operated by the school’s Corporate and Continuing Education Department, the new center is set to open Feb. 1 at the former Founders Federal Credit Union’s call center located at 3758 Charlotte Highway (U.S. 521) between Lancaster and Indian Land.

  • NIMBY (Not in my backyard)

    Some were angry, while others were just curious, but most of the crowd that gathered in the lobby of the County Administration building Tuesday night had one question on their minds about a proposed solid waste landfill: why?

  • Lancaster Habitat for Humanity gets house

    Habitat for Humanity’s dream of helping a local family own a house may come true much sooner than expected. 

    Wells Fargo has donated a house to Habitat’s Lancaster County chapter. The brick house is located at 106 Penny St., which is off Meeting Street near Springs Memorial Hospital. 

    The financial institution offered the house late last year and the local Habitat board voted Jan. 18 to accept. 

  • Crowd seeks answers

    In an effort to dispel rumors and address facts about a proposed sanitary landfill, Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis, Lancaster County Council Chairwoman Kathy Sistare and County Planning Director Chris Karres sat down Wednesday afternoon to talk facts, figures and the future of trash in Lancaster County. 

  • County officials respond

    In an effort to dispel rumors and address facts about a proposed sanitary landfill, Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis, Lancaster County Council Chairwoman Kathy Sistare and County Planning Director Chris Karres sat down Wednesday afternoon to talk facts, figures and the future of trash in Lancaster County. 

  • 16-year-old killed in wreck

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    An accident Monday morning involving a compact car and a logging tractor claimed the life of a Lancaster High School student and left another man seriously injured.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Trooper Billy Elder said the accident happened around 7:22 a.m. on S.C. 200 south of Lancaster about 1 mile east of the Chester/Lancaster county line.
    The accident was near the intersection of S.C. 97.

  • Local man suspect in Charlotte robbery

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A Lancaster man wanted in connection with the armed robbery of a Charlotte drug store was arrested in Lancaster last weekend.
    Working with detectives from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, Lancaster County Sheriff’s deputies helped track down a man who was a person of interest in the robbery of a Ballantyne CVS Pharmacy store.

  • Helping families in need

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Andrina Johnson hit her lowest point in November 2009.
    That’s when the Lancaster native found herself without a place to live. She went to Christian Services for help. That group then referred her to Family Promise of Lancaster County.
    She said her life began to change at that point.

  • Moore named AJ head coach

    Robert Howey
    rhowey@thelancasternews.com
    The interim tag has been removed from Andrew Jackson head football coach David Moore’s title at the Lancaster County Class AA high school.
    Andrew Jackson High principal Mary Barry announced Monday that Moore will be the Volunteers head football coach.

  • Family Promise members, churches

     Board of Trustees
    * denotes new member
    *Mike Burgess
    Minerva Coker
    Deborah B. Cureton (president)
    * Rick Durant (treasurer)
    Marita Eden (secretary)
    * Wayne Gilliam
    * Ken Hudson
    * Tim Howard
    * Chuck Loughry
    The Rev. Shane Owens (vice president)
    * Kathy White
    Bob L. Williams
    * Rev. Albert Young
    Host congregations
    Christ Episcopal Church
    Covenant Baptist Church
    First Baptist Church (Lancaster)