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  • Duke seeks to lessen drought impact on river

    Duke Energy

    CHARLOTTE – In response to drought conditions in the region, Duke Energy is asking lake neighbors who withdraw water from the Catawba-Wateree lakes for irrigation to voluntarily limit watering to Tuesdays and Saturdays.

  • Thieves target shopper’s purse

    An Indian Land woman had her purse stolen at Walmart while helping a man find an item on the shelves.

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report said the woman was in the pharmacy section of the store about 4:30 p.m. July 20 when a “young well-dressed man” approached and asked for her help in finding “something for indigestion.”

  • Car dealer reports a possible scam to steal car

    Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    A Lancaster used car dealership reported it may have been the target of a scam to steal a car.

    According to the incident report, the owner of Man of God Auto Sales, 1650 Great Falls Highway, called the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office on July 21 to report an incident that began nearly a year ago.

    Esther Kennedy said on Sept. 26, 2014, a 27-year-old Columbia man signed a contract to buy a green 2007 Nissan Altima for $12,096.

  • County to host consortium

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    Local residents, public officials and service agencies will all have the chance to weigh in on local housing needs at an upcoming public forum about a federal housing grant program.

    Representatives from the Lancaster County HOME Consortium will hold several public meetings across a four-county area, including one at 2 p.m. Aug. 18 in Lancaster City Council chambers, 216 S. Catawba St.

  • Burglars cut into pawn shop

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@the

    lancasternews.com

    INDIAN LAND – Investigators are still searching for suspects after someone cut through the wall of an Indian Land pawn shop and stole $5,000 worth of jewelry earlier this month.

    Deputies responded about 3:42 a.m. July 21 to a burglar alarm at Vinesett’s Guns & Gold, 9941 Charlotte Highway, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

  • IL residents question $75 fee

    Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    INDIAN LAND – Local residents filled the Del Webb Library meeting room to standing room only during a town hall meeting July 20 with Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile to discuss his proposal for a special tax district in Indian Land to pay for enhanced law enforcement services.

  • Fire department donates truck to career center

    Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    The 1991 International fire engine recently taken out of service by the Lancaster Fire Department is headed to the classroom.

    The truck will be donated to the Lancaster High School Career Center for use in its basic firefighting course.

    Lancaster Fire Chief Chuck Small made a request to Lancaster City Council at its July 14 meeting to donate the truck to Lancaster County Fire Services for training purposes.

    City Council members unanimously approved the request.

  • Stinson will return to Brooklyn Springs as new principal

    School district officials revealed Tuesday night, July 21, the final piece of a principal swap between three county elementary schools. 

  • Foundation releases 2015 Kids Count of child well-being

    In Kids Count, the latest comparison of child well-being in the United States, The Annie E. Casey Foundation ranked South Carolina as 42nd among the states in overall child well-being. 

  • Police chief warns of PCH phone scam

    Lancaster Police Department Chief Harlean Carter wants residents to be aware of a local scam from someone posing as a representative of Publishers Clearing House.