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  • Ready, set, click!

    Local fundraising has crossed over into cyberspace, making it easier than ever to donate to local nonprofit agencies. The 24-hour online fundraiser GiveLocalLancaster is set for all day Tuesday, from midnight to 11:59 p.m. 

    The website GiveLocalLancaster.org has 36 organizations listed. Donations can be made to one or more nonprofits from Lancaster County, Fort Lawn and Great Falls. People from across the nation or anywhere in the world will be able to donate to our nonprofits. 

  • Relay for Life: a celebration of the fighters, the memories

    Hundreds filed into Lancaster County Memorial Stadium Friday night to celebrate another day of life and to march in defiance of a dreaded disease that shows no mercy.   

    The annual Relay for Life event had so many survivors and so many stories. Luminaries, two-wide, formed a circle within a circle, making a lighted path for survivors, caregivers and loved ones to walk, to remember and to hope. 

  • ‘What am I going to do with these people?’

    It started as an act of kindness, says Joe Camarena, owner of Joe’s Automotive.

    The couple and their daughter had no place to live, so he offered them the office in the back of his shop.

    It ended almost two years later on March 22, with a parking lot full of flashing blue lights, deputies swarming the property, and social workers taking emergency custody of a desperate 14-year-old girl.

  • Four hurt in S.C. 5 crash

    UPDATE

    A driver whose SUV overturned and caught fire was gravely injured and three people in another vehicle were hurt in a multi-car crash Wednesday at the intersection of S.C. 5 and Old Hickory Road.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Gary Miller said the driver of the SUV, 38-year-old Joshua Lloyd of Lancaster, was in critical condition at Carolinas Medical Center.
    Lloyd, who was entrapped and freed by bystanders, was immediately flown to CMC.

  • Relay for Life’s community of caring

    More than 200 cancer survivors were honored April 16 at the annual Relay for Life Survivor’s Luncheon at Covenant Baptist Church.  

    Debra Steen shared with an audience of cancer fighters and their supporters her story of struggle and survival in her husband’s fight against cancer. 

  • School board OKs bond sale

    The Lancaster County school board met Tuesday night for the first time since the bond referendum passed last month, approving $199 million for school construction, safety and technology projects. 

    The board unanimously approved the resolutions to declare the results of the bond referendum and to allow the issuance and sale of the bonds.  

  • Evidence of forgery found floating in creek

    A Charlotte man is facing 28 felony counts of forgery in Lancaster County after local investigators found evidence of his crimes in a bottle floating in a creek.

    Lancaster County investigators have also prepared warrants against a Lancaster resident who they say helped the Charlotte man cash other forged checks.

    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office investigators arrested William Randolph Umstead, 50, of Charlotte on April 13 at the Anson County, N.C., jail on 28 warrants for forgery.

  • Earth Day on the Greenway

    April showers didn’t dampen the spirits of those gathered Friday to celebrate Earth Day on the greenway at Constitution Park. 

    More than 50 people stood in the rain under colorful umbrellas and listened as speakers shared a common message to be better stewards of the Earth. Children ran and played in the green open space, and lunch was served on flying discs.

    Everyday people, politicians and children mingled and played in the green open space.

  • Get on back, Jack(son)

    Move to the back, Andrew Jackson. 

    Lancaster County’s native son will lose his place on the front of the $20 bill, where he has resided since 1928, the U.S. Treasury announced this week.

    Old Hickory, who served as the seventh U.S. president from 1829-37, is safe for a while. The new design won’t be released until 2020 and will not be in circulation until 2030. 

  • 2 candidates will compete in District 5

    Squeezing in just before the deadline passed, two candidates are seeking the open District 5 seat on Lancaster City Council.

    Nick Parris and Hazel Taylor filed Friday at the Lancaster County Voter Registration and Elections Office. The District 5 election is June 14, the same day as the statewide Democrat and Republican party primaries.