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  • County to draw up Edenmoor contract

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    The Lancaster County Forfeited Land Commission has agreed to move forward with a proposal by Charlotte-based real estate developers to purchase Indian Land’s troubled Edenmoor residential development.
    The announcement came during a commission meeting Friday with representatives of Citizens Homes Inc. and Reilly Properties, a partnership interested in buying 222 Edenmoor parcels. The Edenmoor land became available for bid in early December.
    In winning the bid, the companies beat out L Star of Raleigh.

  • Field set for Senate race

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
     Seven people, including five Republicans, will seek the open District 16 state Senate seat, which was vacated last month by Mick Mulvaney.
    Filing for the post ended Monday.
    Greg Gregory, who served as the District 16 state senator from 1992 to 2007, decided last week to vie for the post once again. Brian Carnes and Rob McCoy are the two other Lancaster County Republicans running.
    Fort Mill residents Wendy Petzel and Mike Short round out the field of Republicans.

  • Program changes concerns senior

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Angelo Constantine, 74, said he could hardly believe what he was reading when he opened the letter he got Dec. 19 from the Social Security Administration.
    There, on official letterhead, he said, was the bad news: “The state of South Carolina will no longer pay your Medicare medical insurance premium after December 2010. You must pay the premiums beginning January 2011.”

  • No school in Lancaster County on Wednesday

    Lancaster County School district students and staff will get a second snow day on Wednesday.
    School officials announced Tuesday afternoon that schools would be closed for a second day due to icy conditions.
    Black ice is expected to be problem on many roads at least throughout Wednesday morning.
    No decision has been made yet as far as school on Thursday.
     

  • Road conditions are still messy

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    Crews are still cleaning up area roads after a massive winter storm dumped several inches of snow on the county earlier this week.
    County Administrator Steve Willis said road conditions on major highways are starting to clear up, though ice and snow remain on most secondary roads throughout the county.

  • No school in Lancaster County on Tuesday

    Lancaster County School District schools will be closed Tuesday because of the snow.
    Students in the district were out today, but not because of the snow. They were already scheduled to be off for a teachers workday.
    Six inches are more of snow has been recorded in the county, and road conditions vary.
    Driving conditions are expected to worsen tonight, as the snow has changed to a freezing drizzle. At least one-tenth of an inch of ice is expected to accumulate on top of the snow. Expect roads to be icy tonight and into Tuesday morning.

  • Mulvaney’s big day

    A collection of state quarters on a small table. A New York Yankees baseball cap atop a pile of paperwork. A personalized box of macaroni and cheese inside an empty cabinet.
    The collection of items may seem odd, but each holds a special meaning to newly installed U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney.

  • ‘Going to be pretty messy’

    Get ready to hunker down. There’s some fairly nasty winter weather on it’s way.
    According to the National Weather Service, a weather system moving out of the Gulf of Mexico is expected to bring a wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain on Monday.  
    “Up your way in Lancaster, it’s probably going to pretty messy,” NWS meteorologist Leonard Vaughan said Saturday. “No way to escape it. Looks like a snow and sleet event for you all.”

  • Advisory: Don’t eat many fish from Catawba River

    Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation
    State officials in North and South Carolina have issued health advisories urging the public to stay away from largemouth bass and channel catfish in large portions of the Catawba River and its lakes due to contamination from polychlorinated biphenyls or PCBs.

  • Indian Land man jailed in attempted ATM burglaries

     FORT MILL – An Indian Land man remains behind bars after authorities say he tried to break into at least two ATM machines in Fort Mill.
    The Fort Mill Police Department charged Brian Raymond Ciccone, 49, of 10268 Barberville Road, on Dec. 25 with two counts of attempted safecracking and two counts of attempted grand larceny.
    Officers received calls early Christmas morning about attempted ATM machine break-ins at a Founders Federal Credit Union and a First Citizens Bank location in Fort Mill.