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  • Methodist churches unite for Stations of the Cross

     As we celebrate Palm Sunday today, March 29, marking Jesus Christ’s entrance into Jerusalem during Passion Week, several United Methodist churches of Lancaster have united hearts and hands to present “Stations of the Cross,” an artistic representation of the last days of Jesus’ life.

    The stations are housed inside the Norrell & Powers Norrell Center (the old Bank of Lancaster building), 206 S. Main St. The windows of the Gay Street side of the building are also decorated.

  • Long way down

     Peering up at the steel behemoth towering in front of me, I got my first glimpse of Carowinds’ latest roller coaster, the Fury 325, on Wednesday morning, March 25, and boy, was it a doozy.

    With a maximum lift height of 325 feet (the equivalent of driving up and then down the side of a 30-story building), the ride’s initial peak would have been lost amidst the grey sky if not for the bright splashes of teal blue and neon green emblazoned across the coaster.

  • School board considers new workplace drug policy

     The Lancaster County school board approved first reading of a new Drug Free Workplace policy during its March 17 meeting.

    Board members approved the policy at the request of Lancaster County School District Superintendent Dr. Gene Moore, making it possible for board members to potentially approve new controlled substance and alcohol testing regulations as early as next month.

  • Mobile Vet Centers reach out in rural areas

      Staff reports 

    One of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Mobile Vet Centers (MVCs) is coming here. Veterans are invited to visit the University of South Carolina Lancaster, 476 Hubbard Drive, from noon to 3 p.m. April 22 to get a close look at the center, as well as the services it offers.

  • VA streamlines online applications process

    A U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs project became effective Tuesday, March 24, that puts online improvements in place to make it easier for veterans to apply for benefits.

  • Woman’s strange behavior leads to arrest

    A Granite Falls, N.C., woman was arrested for stealing items from Springs Memorial Hospital after a local pawn shop owner called county deputies to report her strange behavior.

  • Two injured when car rams trash truck on Flat Creek Road

    Two York women were injured in an automobile accident on Flat Creek Road outside Lancaster on Thursday, March 26, involving a car and a garbage truck.

  • City ups parking spots at Parr Place complex

    Earlier this month, a bevy of senior residents from the Parr Place Apartments, 205 South Catawba St., made an appeal before the Lancaster City Council for better handicapped parking and more convenient, overall parking where they reside.

  • Teen survives MJC suicide attempt

    A teenager is in stable condition after police officers found him hanging in a jail cell at the Municipal Justice Center on Wednesday afternoon, March 25.

  • Neglected no more

    Ken Obriot isn’t from here. He’ll admit that.