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  • Helping out in Haiti

    Eddie Leaphart hopes a local yard sale will help provide food and shelter for victims of the Haiti earthquake.

    Leaphart, owner of a small home repair company in Lancaster and frequent visitor to Haiti, has been busy raising funds for his next trip to the Carribean country.

    During his last trip to Haiti in May, Leaphart distributed several tents and bags of rice using money he had raised in Lancaster County. And with help from Lancaster’s At Salon Dimensions, he’s hoping to replicate those efforts.

  • Local man needs kidney, pancreas transplant

    A charity motorcycle ride will be held Saturday to help a Lancaster man raise money for a dual transplant.

    David Geiger, 61, was diagnosed with diabetes and heart failure in 1984. And four years ago, he learned that he was suffering from renal cancer, too.

    Doctors say he needs a kidney and pancreas transplant.

    Friends and family are holding a charity ride Saturday to help pay for a transplant, which will cost about $425,000.

    The motorcycle ride will begin noon at Buford Sports Cafe, 1423 N. Rocky River Road.

  • Man, 46, run over by trailer

    A Lancaster man was treated and released from a Charlotte hospital after he was run over by a trailer on Barr Street on Wednesday.

    Robert Lorenzo Clark, 46, of 213 N. Clyburn St., was airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte after the 1 p.m. incident.

    A Lancaster Police Department report said Jimmy Ray Truesdale, 49, of 124 Truesdale Drive, told officers that Clark flagged him down as he drove on North Market Street.

  • SLED looking at house fire

    The State Law Enforcement Division is assisting the Lancaster Police Department with a Saturday night house fire investigation officers say is suspicious.

    According to a police department incident report, the Lancaster Fire Department and officers were called to 965 High Lane, off University Drive. The house is home to Ronald and Christi Gardner, who have three children.

  • Thanks to the Internet, long-lost sisters connect

    INDIAN LAND – Two very excited sisters were reunited over the weekend after 60 years.  

    Barbara Carter welcomed her sister, (Barri) Lynn Reeves Gonsolves to her home in Sun City Carolina Lakes on Friday.

    They were separated shortly after Lynn’s birth more than 60 years ago. They had never been in touch since that time – until last month after Barbara’s daughter, Vicki Graham, found her mother’s sister.

    The sisters have been e-mailing and calling ever since.

  • Council votes down request to modify building code

    Will strict construction codes keep national chains from setting up shop in the county?

    That was the question County Council considered last week after reviewing a proposed amendment from the county planning department.

    A developer at Indian Land’s new Walmart shopping center who wanted to use exterior building materials now prohibited by building codes prompted the requested ordinance amendment.

  • Hood, Howard file for re-election

    John Howard will run for another term on Lancaster City Council.

    Howard, who represents District 5 on City Council, filed to run for re-election Tuesday afternoon.

    He has been on council since 1982 and said he wants to still serve during what he calls the city’s most challenging time. Decisions made now will shape the city for many years to come, he said.

    “If it is the will of the people, I would like to continue to be a part of the process,” he said.

  • County awarded $60,000 to plan local greenway

    CHARLOTTE – The Carolina Thread Trail Governing Board has awarded $60,000 to Lancaster County, pushing community grant awards for trail development over $1 million.

    Planning and implementation grants awarded by the Carolina Thread Trail (The Thread) provide catalytic funding to support communities in the 15-county region as they develop trails for their citizens to use and enjoy.

  • Mother, daughter kidnapped after home invasion

    KERSHAW – A knock at the door from someone claiming to be with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office turned into a nightmare for three women early Thursday.

    According to the sheriff’s office, the knock came at 2 a.m. at 296 Railroad Avenue and a 55-year-old woman answered the door.

  • County to develop its first long-term strategic plan

    A growing population and a need to attract more businesses to the area have county officials eyeing the county’s first-ever strategic plan.

    While the county has developed other studies, including comprehensive plans, economic forecasts and capital-improvement lists, several council members have wondered why a long-term strategic plan has never been created to tie all those needs together.

    To begin the process, council brainstormed several ideas for the plan after its meeting on Tuesday night.