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  • Lighting of the Way is Sunday in Van Wyck

    VAN WYCK – Van Wyck will celebrate the Advent season with its annual Lighting of the Way candle-lighting and worship event at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13.

    The faith-based event will start at the Van Wyck post office at the corner of Old Hickory and Steele Hill roads and lead participants through four churches – Van Wyck Presbyterian, Van Wyck United Methodist, Trinity Presbyterian and White Oak AME Zion.

  • Forecast says it will likely rain on county's parades

    Will it rain on Lancaster County’s various Christmas parades on Saturday?

    The answer is most likely.

    Will it cancel the parades?

    No, as of late Thursday.

    According to the National Weather Service forecast for Saturday, there is a 50 percent chance of rain and sleet from 9 to 11 a.m., turning to all rain in the afternoon. Saturday night, there is an 80 percent chance of rain, with up to half an inch of rain possible.

    It will be cold, with a high on Saturday of 42 degrees, and a low of 35, according to the weather service.

  • Breaking News High winds result in some power outages

    The lights went out for some Lancaster County residents Wednesday morning as high winds swept through the area.

    Duke Energy spokesman Rick Jiran said heavy rains Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning saturated the ground, and trees and limbs fell more easily across power lines.

    “These were wind-related outages,” Jiran said.

    Power has been restored for Lancaster County residents, Jiran said.

    Jiran said power company officials continued to watch the weather Wednesday afternoon. Winds are expected to remain gusty until about 7 p.m. Wednesday.

  • Incinerator gets final OK from Chester County

    CHESTER – Chester County Council on Monday night voted to give final approval to a zoning change to allow Covanta Energy to build a waste-to-energy incinerator on S.C. 9 between Fort Lawn and Richburg.

    Council members says the vote turns the issue over to the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control, which has the expertise to make decisions on environmental matters. DHEC will decide whether to issue the plant a permit to operate or not.

  • The Nutcracker

    Local school children play little mice in Columbia City's Ballet's Nov. 23 performance of the “The Nutcracker” at Lancaster High School.

  • Do you love a parade?

    Lancaster County residents have three Christmas parades they may attend Saturday in different parts of the county.

    In northern Lancaster County, Van Wyck will spread holiday cheer by holding its first ever Christmas parade at noon.

    The parade will start at the Van Wyck Post Office on Old Hickory Road and end at the Van Wyck Community Center.

  • Deputies seize cocaine, money after police chase

    A Lancaster man could face federal drug charges after his latest drug arrest on Thursday.

    Drico Antwan Curry, 30, 1013 Darlene Blvd., has been charged by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office with trafficking cocaine and resisting arrest.

    According to an incident report, the sheriff’s office drug task force and federal Drug Enforcement Agency conducted surveillance on Curry’s home and had two warrants for his arrest on crack cocaine trafficking charges.

    The report said task force officers watched Curry’s home on Thursday morning.

  • City Council holds on appointing landmark commission members

    Lancaster City Council has put off appointing new members to the City Landmark Commission until more names are recommended for the panel.

    Rick Bowers, the city’s building official, had submitted three names – Thomasina Tyler, Odessa Funderburk and Brenda McGriff – to fill the three vacant seats on the five-member commission, which advises council on the designation of landmarks and conservation areas.

  • McGriff sworn in as council member

    Reciting a few quick words with her family by her side, Charlene McGriff became Lancaster County Council’s newest member Monday night.

    Standing with her daughter, Michelle, and her 6-year-old granddaughter, Caiyla, in council chambers, McGriff took the oath of office before council’s regular meeting Monday night.  Clerk of Court Jeff Hammond administered the oath.

  • Man robs women in home

    A 90-year-old woman and her daughter prepared for an early Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 25.

    They likely weren’t prepared for an unwanted guest wielding a gun.

    According to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, the woman and her 61-year-old daughter told deputies that a man kicked in the front door of the older woman’s Coldstream Road home about 9:30 a.m. Nov. 25. The man pointed a black handgun at the women. The women gave the man $240, the report said.