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  • Lever does his patriotic duty

    By Cathyleen Rice

    On days when he isn’t fulfilling his duties as an elder at First Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, Thomas “Buddy” Coke Lever puts up American flags for the city of Lancaster.  
    Lever said he has been putting up the flags for the past four and a half years.
    With help from local Scout troops, Lever sets up 126 American and 150 Christmas flags on Main Street  15 times throughout the year.  

  • Puppets and praise

    By Kayland Hagwood
    It’s the one summer school students actually sign up for – vacation Bible school (VBS).
    So, what’s the fuss about VBS?
    “It’s study, but also fellowship,” Pleasant Hill AME Zion Church pastor Robert E. Christian said. “It’s an intense few days Bible study to deal with subjects that will help the congregation, but also will help the church to understand its responsibility and duty to the broader community.”

  • Pedestrian recovering after being hit by car

    A Kershaw woman is in good condition and recovering after she stepped in front of a moving car during a morning walk Wednesday morning.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Gary Miller said the accident happened at 8:35 p.m. as Paulette Sherrod, 62, walked south on the right side of South Potter Road about 3.5 miles east of Lancaster.
    Miller said Potter turned left to cross the road and stepped in front of a southbound 1999 Buick sedan driven by Curtis Ray Hilton, 82, of Lancaster.
    Sherrod was flown to CMC where she was listed in good condition Thursday afternoon.

  • Lightning storm damages Goody’s

    Lightning damaged two businesses in the Lancaster Square Shopping Center on Main Street in Lancaster on Thursday night near the end of a short, but vicious thunderstorm that rolled through the area.
    Lancaster Fire Department Fire Chief Chuck Small said his department was dispatched from another call to Goody’s and Food Lion just after midnight in response to a report of smoke coming from the front of the department store.

  • Firm to buy Haile Gold Mine

    A day after an international mining company announced plans to buy Romarco Minerals Inc., which owns Kershaw’s Haile Gold Mine, Romarco’s president and CEO Dr. Diane Garrett opened up about the impending deal and what the plans mean for local residents.

  • Tree Tops development underway

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    Months after the dust settled in Lancaster County Council chambers following concerns from dozens of residents about the proposed development of the former TreeTops camp site into a large-scale neighborhood, a different type of dust is being kicked up as crews have begun clearing the land for construction.

  • Public helps 3 juveniles in joyride to DJJ

    Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    Community tips and a joyride in a stolen car led to the apprehension of three juveniles suspected of trying to break into a Lancaster package store last week.

    The Lancaster County Sherriff’s Office asked for the public’s help last Friday, July 24, in identifying suspects caught on surveillance video the night before breaking the glass out of the back door of Community Discount Beverage at 2095 Lynwood Drive.

  • Duke seeks to lessen drought impact on river

    Duke Energy

    CHARLOTTE – In response to drought conditions in the region, Duke Energy is asking lake neighbors who withdraw water from the Catawba-Wateree lakes for irrigation to voluntarily limit watering to Tuesdays and Saturdays.

  • Thieves target shopper’s purse

    An Indian Land woman had her purse stolen at Walmart while helping a man find an item on the shelves.

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report said the woman was in the pharmacy section of the store about 4:30 p.m. July 20 when a “young well-dressed man” approached and asked for her help in finding “something for indigestion.”

  • Car dealer reports a possible scam to steal car

    Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    A Lancaster used car dealership reported it may have been the target of a scam to steal a car.

    According to the incident report, the owner of Man of God Auto Sales, 1650 Great Falls Highway, called the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office on July 21 to report an incident that began nearly a year ago.

    Esther Kennedy said on Sept. 26, 2014, a 27-year-old Columbia man signed a contract to buy a green 2007 Nissan Altima for $12,096.