• Two men charged in shooting

    The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office has charged two men in connection with a shooting on Crenson Drive on Oct. 4.

    Allen Wesley Massey, 21, of 422 Helm St., and Timothy Blair, 22, of 2206 Pardue St., were arrested Wednesday and have been charged with assault and battery with intent to kill, said sheriff's office spokesman Tom Holland.

    According to an incident report, the 32-year-old shooting victim had just pulled into the driveway of his Crenson Drive home when a man opened the passenger side door and demanded money.

  • County to vote on accepting IL roads for maintenance

    County Council will consider more requests to accept roads into its maintenance system Monday night.

    There has been debate recently about what roads Lancaster County will accept for maintenance. County officials say the county has little money for road maintenance.

    Council will consider a request Monday to accept roads from the Arlington and Clairemont neighborhoods in Indian Land.

    There was some question earlier this year about whether the county would accept roads from Sun City Carolina Lakes.

  • Voters to decide how to pay for courthouse

    It was once a question of "if" Lancaster County would build a courthouse using a 1-cent sales tax.

    That was before a fire, set by an arsonist, destroyed the second floor of the 180-year-old Lancaster County Courthouse on Aug. 4.

    Now, County Council has decided the county can no longer postpone building a new courthouse.

    Council approved an installment-purchase plan to build a $33 million courthouse this fall and decided to pay for it with a penny sales tax or an increase in property taxes.

    How it's paid for will be decided in a referendum on Tuesday's ballot.

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  • Eddins interested in infrastructure, jobs in unopposed City Council race

    Sara Eddins is excited about her unopposed run for the Lancaster City Council District 6 seat.

    "It's been going just fine," Eddins said. "I've never run for office before and I was quite surprised when I was unopposed."

  • Willis answers questions on sales tax referendum

    Q: What if the sales tax collected isn't enough to cover the bonds used to build the courthouse?

  • Carolina Gateway objects to use of logo in Norrell campaign flier

    A campaign flier that arrived in homes this week may leave some of you wondering where one of your local papers stands in the S.C. District 16 Senate race.

    The flier, sent out by Democrat Mandy Powers Norrell's campaign, uses the Carolina Gateway flag, or logo, and a fragment of a headline from the Oct. 15 issue, as part of an attack on Norrell's opponent, Republican Mick Mulvaney.

    But the newspaper's flag was used without permission, Carolina Gateway Editor Jane Alford said Thursday.

  • Justice rally slated for Saturday

    A weekend rally by a civil rights organization will center on education, fairness, unity and empowerment.

    The National Action Network, a civil rights organization founded by the Rev. Al Sharpton, is holding a justice rally at 1 p.m. Saturday at First Washington Baptist Church on East Meeting Street.

    John Barnett, president of the York County National Action Network, said the rally will give people in the community a chance to share concerns related to law enforcement and employment.

  • 5 candidates for countywide posts face no opposition Tuesday

    Five candidates seeking countywide positions are expected to sail to easy victories in Tuesday's election.

    The reason: They face no opponents.

    Barring a successful write-in campaign, Lancaster County Coroner Mike Morris, Clerk of Court Jeff Hammond, Treasurer Dick Rowell and Auditor Cheryl Morgan will all retain their offices. They are all Democrats.

  • Landmark takes papers off market

    Landmark Media Enterprises LLC, citing the credit crisis, announced Wednesday that it has taken most of its properties, including The Lancaster News, off the market. But the company is continuing negotiations to sell its flagship paper, The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk.

    "We are having discussions regarding The Virginian-Pilot Media Companies with an interested buyer," Landmark's vice chairman, Richard F. Barry III, said Wednesday. "The buyer is encouraged about obtaining financing."