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  • Passenger falls from car during North Main street police chase

    A Lancaster woman was flown to a Charlotte hospital Saturday, Dec. 15, after falling out of a car during a police chase.

    The 29-year-old woman was injured only minutes after officers approached a man outside the Carriage Inn, at 1100 N. Main St., according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

    Police were conducting a walk-through of the inn’s bar about 1:30 a.m. when they noticed a possibly intoxicated man leave and walk toward his car, the report said.

  • Man injured after struck by car at Grace Avenue bar

    Authorities from two counties are investigating a hit-and-run incident that left a Lancaster man injured outside a bar early Saturday, Dec. 15. 

    Deputies responded to The Pit Stop, 1782 Grace Ave., about 2:30 a.m.  after learning someone there  had been struck by a vehicle, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report. 

    When they arrived, deputies saw a large crowd of people in the parking lot and a 21-year-old Lancaster man on the ground. 

  • Flag at half-staff for shooting victims

    The American flag is flying at half-staff until sunset Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, as a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012.

  • Teen’s wish comes true

    Nancy Parsons
    Landmark News Service
    Dillon Pearson, 15, had a wish come true.
    A Clemson Tigers fan, Dillon wanted to attend a Carolina/Clemson game at Frank Howard Field at Memorial Stadium in Clemson.
    Dillon spent Nov. 24 at Death Valley with his father, Mike Pearson Jr.
    A sports enthusiast, Dillon has been diagnosed with Friedreich’s ataxia, a rare inherited disease that causes nervous system damage and movement problems. It usually begins in childhood and leads to impaired muscle coordination that worsens over time.

  • Mail delivery resumes on IL road

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    The U.S. Postal Service has resumed regular home service to residents who live along a narrow Indian Land road it deemed too dangerous for mail delivery two months ago.
    Located off Henry Harris Road, Green Pond Road is a mile-long, single-lane road that serves 31 families.

  • Leadership Lancaster delves into education

    Return to the world of locker combinations, class schedules and pop quizzes.
    For me and the other 20 members of Leadership Lancaster, Wednesday, Dec. 12, was all about education, as we spent the entire day learning about public school, private school and collegiate opportunities in Lancaster County.
    And fittingly, the first thing we did was take a test.
    Lancaster County School District Superintendent Dr. Gene Moore gave an overview of the district, which has 20 schools and more than 11,000 students.

  • Council passes Project Brick ordinances

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    With two unanimous votes, Lancaster County Council moved another step toward bringing a new company to the county’s Air-Rail Industrial Park during a special meeting Friday, Dec. 14.
    Council held the meeting to vote on second reading of two ordinances related to Project Brick, a company county officials have not yet identified.

  • City OKs multi-county ‘park’

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Lancaster City Council is in accord – to this point – with plans on an agreement that could provide significant tax relief for L&C Railroad in the near future.
    After returning from a closed session during its Tuesday, Dec. 11, meeting, City Council unanimously approved a resolution to agree to the development of a joint industrial park between Lancaster and Chesterfield counties.

  • South Middle named School to Watch

    South Middle School is celebrating this week with the announcement that it has been named a School to Watch.
    Overseen on the state level by the South Carolina Middle School Association, the School to Watch designation is an initiative of the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform signifying the school’s success in pursuing academic excellence.

  • Lancaster man pleads guilty in two deaths

    BELMONT, N.C. – Almost 10 months after a car chase ended with the deaths of a former Belmont, N.C., mayor and his girlfriend, a Lancaster man pleaded guilty to the crimes in a Gaston County courtroom last week.
    Lester Saunders Norman Jr., 41, pleaded guilty to a long list of charges Tuesday, Dec. 4, in the deaths of former Belmont Mayor Kevin Loftin, 56, and Donna Jean Deitz, 60, said Gaston County District Attorney Locke Bell. Norman entered the plea in Gaston Superior Court.