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  • Man shot during argument

    A Lancaster man was shot several times during an argument with another man Thursday.
    Leon Miller, 32, of 559 Doster Road, Lancaster, was found injured late Thursday night, after sheriff’s deputies responded to a shooting at his home.
    During the investigation, deputies learned Miller and Robert Capatrick Wright, 34, also of 559 Doster Road, had been involved in an argument earlier that evening, according to a sheriff’s office press release.

  • UW receives Home Depot Foundation grant

    Through its Building Healthy Communities grant program, The Home Depot Foundation has awarded $1,500 to United Way of Lancaster County. The donation will be used for the Lancaster County Community Garden.

  • Family grateful for support after fatal fire

    Billie Steele says the outpouring of support from the community has made dealing with her granddaughter’s death a little easier on the family.
    Her granddaughter, Kelly Laney, 41, died Jan. 6 in the early-morning fire that destroyed her mobile home on Dudley Steele Road. Fire officials said the blaze started in the dining area, in the center of the home. Arson is not suspected.
    Laney’s husband, Terry, and daughter, Wynter Hilburn, escaped, but she didn’t make it out.

  • Staff remember orthopaedic surgeon Thomas Fleischer

    A wreath hangs outside the main entrance to Carolina Orthopaedic Surgery Associates off West Meeting Street.
    Inside the office, staff members speak about how much they miss one of their own. Although work goes on, they all say it will never be the same again. The devoted patient care, the laughs, smiles and camaraderie will be missed.
    The mood has been a lot different at Carolina Orthopaedic Surgery since Dr. Thomas Fleischer died last week.
    Fleischer, an orthopaedic surgeon who founded the practice nearly 30 years ago, died Tuesday at age 57.

  • Cousins earn their Eagle Scout badges

    VAN WYCK – In many ways, 18-year-old cousins Dimitri Anthony and Quamaine Hayden of Van Wyck are different as night and day, according to those who know them.
    Anthony, for example, is athletic, a former quarterback for Indian Land High School with a reserved personality who’s on his way toward a career in computer engineering at Benedict College in Columbia.
    Hayden, on the other hand, is more academic, a senior at ILHS who is outgoing and dreams of earning a degree at Bowie State University and becoming a corporate lawyer.

  • Cousins earn their Eagle Scout badges

    VAN WYCK – In many ways, 18-year-old cousins Dimitri Anthony and Quamaine Hayden of Van Wyck are different as night and day, according to those who know them.
    Anthony, for example, is athletic, a former member of the Indian Land High School football team with a reserved personality who’s on his way toward a career in computer engineering at Benedict College in Columbia.
    Hayden, on the other hand, is more academic, a senior at ILHS who is outgoing and dreams of earning a degree at Bowie State University and becoming a corporate lawyer.

  • Slow thaw

    Crews have been working all week cleaning up area roads after the winter storm dumped several inches of snow on the county Monday.
    County Administrator Steve Willis said as of Thursday, conditions on major highways have finally cleared up, though ice and snow remain on many secondary roads in the county.

  • When will students make up snow days?

    Like the old saying goes, nothing in life is free.
    For Lancaster County students, that means snow days.
    As of press time Thursday, Lancaster County School District students had missed three days of school this week due to icy road conditions, not including Monday, which was a scheduled teacher’s work day.
    School officials said to meet the state-mandated 180 day school year, students will have to start making up days next month.

  • When will all the snow and ice finally melt?

    Lancaster resident Tracey Mobley wasn’t interested in playing in the snow this week.
    While many locals had snow fights and built snowmen, Mobley looked on from her window. And when that fluffy snow turned to slippery ice, that gave her more incentive to stay inside.
    Temperatures in Lancaster Country have barely crept above freezing this week, meaning snow and ice have melted slowly during the day before temperatures dropped at night.
    So, when will all the ice thaw?

  • How to file an insurance claim after winter storm

    S.C. Insurance News Service
    COLUMBIA – Snow and ice from Monday’s winter storm were a factor in about 2,000 auto accidents across South Carolina through Tuesday, according to the state Highway Patrol.
    “Icy conditions also may pose a threat to homes and businesses,” said Russ Dubisky, executive director of the S.C. Insurance News Service.
    For car owners who have experienced damage, the S.C. Insurance News Service offers the following tips on how to file an insurance claim: