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  • Group wants 160 local businesses to sign pledge to help stop underage drinking

    Businesses that sell alcohol are being asked to help curtail underage drinking in this area.

    The Lancaster County Prevention Coalition is asking restaurants, bars and other establishments  to sign a covenant that says they will not sell alcohol to minors and will help patrons make better decisions.

    Prevention coalition members and a group of volunteers went out to businesses Thursday seeking their participation.

  • 1 man shot, another robbed

    A Lancaster man tells police he was robbed at gunpoint Monday afternoon and another man was shot in the leg later that day in what appears to be unrelated incidents.

    Police responded to a call at 4:44 p.m. and saw a man standing in the road around the 500th block of Hampton Road.

    The man told police that another man came up to his van, put a handgun in his face and ordered him to exit the vehicle, according to an incident report.

    A second man punched the victim in the back and a third man put a pistol in his face, the report said.

  • Driver escapes collision without serious injuries

    A man driving a Honda Civic was taken to the hospital Wednesday after he was struck by an 18-wheeler at the intersection of S.C. 9 Bypass and Meeting Street/Camp Creek Road.

    Lancaster police got a call at 6:20 p.m. about the accident. When officers arrived, the truck was rammed into the right side of the Honda, Sgt. Paul Smith said.

    According to witnesses, Tracey Jeffcoat, the driver of the truck, was traveling east on S.C. 9 Bypass and the Honda was coming from Camp Creek Road, heading through the intersection to Meeting Street, Pfc. Dustynn Burlingame said.

  • Public invited to April 16 unveiling ceremony of law enforcement memorial

    A project five years in the making will be unveiled in the next couple of weeks.

    Sal and Lois Rao of Lancaster have worked for five years to see that a law enforcement memorial to honor those in Lancaster County who have died in the line of duty was built here.

    Their hard work has come to fruition, and the public will be able to see the black granite memorial unveiled at the corner of Dunlap and Catawba streets, behind the Lancaster County Courthouse, on April 16.

  • Seniors, veterans need to file returns to get payment

    Just because you haven’t been required to file a federal tax return because you receive government benefits as income in past years doesn’t mean you won’t have to this year.

    If you want to take part in this year’s economic stimulus package, you’ll have to file a return.

  • Friends reach out to family who lost home to fire

    Nothing much remains of Denise McMurray’s brick house on Chandler Place.

    Parts of the exterior look fine from afar. But once you step closer, ashes and smoke residue consume the interior.

    The roof on the right side of the house is caved in, and the walls and ceilings are burned so badly that the house’s foundation is exposed.

    McMurray’s single-story home is a total loss. It burned Sunday night in what officials call an accidental fire that started in the garage. The value of the home was $150,000.

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    You may have noticed something different with your hard-copy edition of The Lancaster News.We have enhanced your newspaper to give you a new, clean, more updated look that is easier to read.While it is different, the changes are not that dramatic. We put some color in our flag (which is a fancy word for The Lancaster News). We’ve changed the typefaces that we use in our headlines, photo captions, bylines and other type you see on our pages.We put a little more space in the words in our stories to make them easier to read.

  • McKinney remembered at second annual walk

    The need to highlight an important cause overcame Saturday’s dreary weather to make the second annual Ryan McKinney Walk a success for those doing what they can to find a cause and cure of Kleine-Levin Syndrome.

    KLS is a neurological disorder that causes sufferers to sleep the upwards of 20 hours a day. Saturday was a time to raise awareness and also remember McKinney, a local KLS sufferer who died at 19 while suffering from the disorder.

  • Diabetics urged to follow a carbohydrate-conscious diet

    Lancaster High School senior Terrill Brown has been living with diabetes since he was 10. Brown, now 18, takes insulin shots daily and must watch what he eats.

    His mother, Wanda Evans, also a diabetic, says it’s tough making sure her son eats the right foods and keeps his prescriptions filled, especially when he’s away on a trip.

    She says a diabetes awareness event last week at Lancaster High School served as a reminder for what he has to do to remain healthy.

  • Stage now set for party primaries

    S.C. Senate District 16

    – Mick Mulvaney – R

    – Mandy Powers-Norell – D

    This seat, which covers the majority of Lancaster County and the Fort Mill area in York County, is being vacated by incumbent Republican Greg Gregory after 16 years. Gregory endorsed Mulvaney, the one-term incumbent House District 45 representative, months before filing began. Powers-Norell is making her first bid for public office, but as the city of Lancaster’s attorney, she’s no stranger to politics.