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  • Cold weather blamed in man’s death

    Less than a day after an elderly man went missing, his body was found in a wooded area near his Lancaster home.
    James H. Brown, 84, of 2709 Wyatt Brown Road, was found dead by a family member about 9 a.m. Thursday. He was last seen at home by family members at about 5 p.m. Wednesday, according to a sheriff’s office press release.
    The family reported Brown’s disappearance to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office early Thursday morning.

  • Memories of MLK Jr.

    Lancaster resident Wayne Murray didn’t have to watch TV or read books to learn about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He spoke with the civil rights leader in person on several occasions.
    Murray was a child when King visited his church over five consecutive years in Pasadena, Calif., in the 1960s.
    Murray and his family attended Pasadena’s Friendship Baptist Church. The pastor there, a man named Marvin T. Robinson Sr., was also a member of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), the civil rights group King presided over.   

  • Local Dr. MLK Jr. Day Events

    NAACP event honors King
    The Lancaster Branch of the NAACP will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day at 4 p.m. today at Deliverance Word of Faith Church, 500-B Palmetto St., Lancaster. The speaker will be Apostle Wayne Murray, president of the Lancaster Branch of the NAACP.
    10th annual scholarship breakfast

  • 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.