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  • Van Wyck gun store burglarized

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Surveillance footage shows several men stealing several weapons from a Van Wyck gun store early Sunday morning.
    The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office released photos Thursday from a surveillance video that captured a burglary Aug. 28 inside Discount Guns, located at 5219 Old Hickory Road, Van Wyck.

  • Define hawkers, peddlers

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Who exactly are peddlers and hawkers?
    That was one of many questions spawned last week as Lancaster County Council discussed a change to a county code involving transient merchants.
    With an uptick in the number of roadside vendors selling wares throughout the county, particularly in the Panhandle area, council has taken an interest in revising an old and unused code governing peddlers and hawkers.  

  • Spreading the love of disc golf

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Steve Lambert believes disc golf can become the next “big thing” in Lancaster County.
    Lambert has been playing the sport since the 1970s. He’s competed in 26 states and has even been to Europe twice to play in tournaments. However, his focus these days is exposing locals to the sport.

  • County-owned properties on agenda

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A stretch of land near the Indian Land Volunteer Fire Department. A building formerly used by Founders Federal Credit Union. Several acres sitting in a flood plain.
    These pieces of property, as well as several others, were the topic of conversation last week as Lancaster County Council debated what to do with several vacant and unused county-owned parcels of land.

  • ‘We’re here to help Lancaster’

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    A series of attractive white gowns hang from a rack against the wall inside a building on Main Street in Lancaster.
    Not far from those dresses are more clothes, a number of games, home accessories and several other items you might pay a pretty price for in a department store. But here, you could walk out with a bag full of items for $5 or less.

  • Two men arrested for scam

    Two Lancaster men were arrested last weekend in connection with an elaborate scheme to steal money from one of Indian Land's largest retailers, Walmart.

    Lancaster County sheriff's deputies arrested David Wayne Roberts, 56, and Donald Edward Roberts, 51, both of 565 Mosteller Drive, on Aug. 27 and charged both men with a property crime, third or greater offense. 

  • Doris A. Barber

    Doris A. Barber

    Doris A. Barber, died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011.  

     Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Crawford Funeral Home.  

  • Share your 9/11 story with us

    Barbara Rutledge
    brutledge@thelancasternews.com
    This year is the 10th anniversary of 9/11 – the day  America lost its innocence and was forever changed. Where were you and what were your feelings when you heard about the terrorist attacks? And how has 9/11 changed your life?
    Please share your story with us.
    You may do so by e-mailing news@thelancasternews.com, posting on our Facebook page or mailing them to us at: “Remembering 9/11,” The Lancaster News, P.O. Box 640, Lancaster, S.C. 29721.

  • Confusion at Kershaw cemetery

    KERSHAW – Elizabeth Mims is both confused and saddened following her most recent trip to Kershaw City Cemetery. 

    Mims, whose late husband John, is buried at the Edwards Street cemetery, visited over the weekend to no longer see the two 3-inch ceramic bears that had been sitting on his grave site. 

    She later realized the two ornaments were recently placed near the fence in the back right corner of the cemetery – along with dozens of other items people placed on graves to remember loved ones. 

  • N.C. fugitive remains in Lancaster

    A North Carolina man who had served time in prison for kidnapping remains behind bars in Lancaster County.