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  • Another scam to add to the list: mystery shopper

    Reece Murphy 

     “We have a mystery shopping assignment in your area and we would like you to participate,” the employment ad said. “Your wages would be $260 for any work you carry out and you can carry out two assignments in a week.”

  • 12 axles to pull the heavy load

    Brian Garner/Landmark News Services

    RICHBURG – There are a couple of new workers on the Lancaster & Chester Railway these days, but you might not recognize them. The new workers are a “mother-slug” combination.

    L&C retiree Ed Sharpe said a mother-slug is basically two engines joined together.

  • Sunday beer, wine sales headed to November ballot

    CHESTER – The issue of whether or not Sunday sales of alcohol will be legal in the unincorporated portions of Chester County is now in the hands of voters.

    On July 5, Chester County Council approved third and final reading on an ordinance that puts the matter on the Nov. 8 general election ballot. 

  • High-profile killings spark anger, worries

    Mandy Catoe

    mcatoe@thelancasternews.com

    Kayland Hagwood

    khagwood@thelancasternews.com

     

    The tragic killings this week in Baton Rouge, Minneapolis and Dallas prompted reactions of anger, fear and hope for peace in Lancaster County as they did across the country.

  • Alcohol petition checking begins

    An initiative to allow Lancaster County stores to sell beer and wine on Sundays is likely heading to the November general election ballot after a group pushing the cause turned in a completed petition Wednesday for certification.

  • Eyesore plagues Jackie’s Place

    Jackie Brown, whose nonprofit Jackie’s Place has been caring for children and the elderly in Lancaster’s old mill village for more than two decades, saw the buildings next door collapse during a storm in March. 

    And there they have sat for four months, a pile of asbestos-filled rubble, attracting rodents and vagrants and tempting children to explore. 

  • Bill Evans, storyteller and friend, dies at 83

    My friend Bill Evans, even at 83, saw the world through the eyes of a 10-year-old boy.               
    Though he was a proud husband for 65 years, a dad, grandfather and great-grandpa, he never grew up. And gosh, I’m so glad he didn’t.

  • Sister’s murder leads to ministry

    Tabernacle United Methodist Church will have special guest Dawn Smith Jordan leading worship at 11 a.m. this Sunday. 

    Jordan, who was Miss South Carolina in 1986, travels the country spreading her faith. She is a Christian singer, songwriter, author and speaker. 

    Jordan also shares what she learned from the tragedy of her sister’s murder.

  • North Corner Grocery suspect shopped for cars before holdup

    A man who robbed North Corner Grocery Tuesday afternoon spent several minutes before the robbery at a nearby car lot, a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office spokesman said Wednesday.
    The item was among the new information about the 12:30 p.m. robbery at 3647 Charlotte Highway released Wednesday by sheriff’s spokesman Doug Barfield.
    According to Barfield, video surveillance from the store showed the suspect approach the store in a mid- to late-1990s Ford Expedition from West North Corner Road sometime around 12:20.

  • REMEMBER WHEN: My neighbor, ‘Little Ben,’ is in the wind

    My first car, well almost.               
    To tell the tale of my first car, I have to sorta beat around the bush.
    It’s more or less the one I almost got, but then didn’t. I shook it off as one of those summer things.
    My neighbor (I’ll call him Mr. Ben) was considered to be a bit eccentric.
    As they say, he really did march to a different drummer. He was a much older man who lived across from us on Chesterfield Avenue.