• Shootings leave one dead, one wounded

    Christopher Sardelli
    A man was killed and another was wounded after they were shot early Sunday morning.
    Lancaster police officers are investigating what happened to the two men, who were both found shot within an hour of each other.
    Officers, as well as Lancaster County Sheriff's deputies and Emergency Medical Services workers, found one of the men after responding to a report of a shooting victim at 507 Harris St., according to a police department press release.

  • Council looks at peddlers

    Christopher Sardelli


    They’ve become a common sight along roadways, vendors selling various wares from the back of vans or underneath tents.

    Often called peddlers, they offer everything from rugs to furniture to pet supplies, all from the comfort of a parking lot or a patch of grass. But with the sagging economy still impacting businesses, many local residents and business owners are worried how these unlicensed vendors will impact their sales. 

  • Healthy Twin fillies a ‘miracle’

    It’s not often that you get the chance to witness a miracle, but on April 16, Shea Woodbury, 12, and her parents, Erin and Woody, witnessed two with the birth of twin foals at the family’s Blue Wave Stables on Belt Lane off Shelley Mullis Road. 

    While a birth of any kind is often a dance along the edge of life and death, for horses, birth is precarious even under the best of circumstances. 

  • P&G Duracell Co. celebrates 35 years

    Duracell Batteries celebrated 35 years in Lancaster Saturday with a blow-out picnic to honor its employees and the community in which it operates.

    In all, nearly 2,300 people attended the celebration, which included food, fun, plant tours and a presentation by company officials to local, county and business leaders.

  • Several AC units stolen

    The Lancaster Police Department is investigating four burglaries at vacant apartments on Calhoun, Rock and Hudson streets earlier this month.

    The report said the burglaries were discovered when an employee of Collins Realty, the company that owns the properties, checked a vacant apartment at 808 Calhoun St. where neighbors had reported seeing people “going in and out.”

  • Lightning causes house fire

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office reported that a house fire on Billings Drive earlier this month was caused by lightning.

    The fire occurred at a home in the 1600 block of Billings Drive during a lightning storm Friday, June 10. 

    The incident report said the homeowner called 911 at 8:47 p.m. after noticing a flash of lightning and seeing a storage building on fire. 

  • New district lines soon?

    Lancaster County officials held a public hearing Thursday night on council redistricting, the once-a-decade process that reshapes council districts and resident representation.

    The Lancaster meeting was the second of four such hearings across Lancaster County aimed at explaining and gathering public input on the process. The first hearing was Tuesday night in Buford. 

  • County pool sets July Fourth schedule

    The Lancaster County pool has set its July Fourth schedule.

    The pool will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is $3 per person.

    The pool will be closed July 6-7 for public swimming due to the annual Aquatics Championship swim meet. No daycare swimming on July 7 due to the Aquatics. Daycare swimming will be held on Wednesday, July 6 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

    Aquacize and lap swimming begins July 11 at noon. The cost is $1.00 per person.

  • Chairmen of the Board concert is tonight, not Saturday

    Chairmen of the Board concert is tonight, not Saturday

  • Man killed in wreck

    Jesef Williams
    Motorists heading south on Kershaw Camden Highway on Wednesday afternoon were met with an abrupt detour sign at the Doc Garris Road intersection.
    Anyone who made it beyond that point moments earlier saw several red and blue flashing lights that came from law enforcement cars and other emergency vehicles. They were responding to a one-vehicle accident that claimed the life of a Lancaster County man.