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Today's News

  • Duracell powers down in Lancaster

    Duracell will start phasing down operations at its Lancaster location next March to consolidate production of AA and AAA line of batteries at a single plant in LaGrange, Ga.
    Company officials told The Lancaster News of its future plans early Wednesday afternoon.
    The S.C. 9 Bypass West plant, which manufactures AA alkaline batteries, has about 430 employees and is the county’s seventh largest employer.

  • Local man murdered in Monroe

    Danny McGriff Jr., 39, of Lancaster was murdered Tuesday night just outside the Relax Inn in Monroe, N.C.
    Monroe police officers found his body on a walkway just outside the motel on West Roosevelt Boulevard just before 11:30 p.m. when they responded to reports of a shooting.
    McGriff had been shot in the chest.
    Three men and one woman were arrested Thursday afternoon by Monroe Police Department detectives and N.C. Bureau of Investigation special agents.
    Monroe Police Department detectives and N.C. Bureau of Investigation

  • Lancaster man pleads guilty in adopted son’s death

    Lancaster resident Robert Jordan, 47, pleaded guilty Monday to infliction of great bodily injury upon a child in connection to the death of his disabled adopted son last fall.
    He was sentenced to 20 years, suspended upon the active service of 14 years in prison, followed by five years of probation, said 6th Circuit Deputy Solicitor Lisa Collins.
    Jordan was arrested Oct. 12 for the death of his 5-year-old adopted son, La'Marion Jordan. The boy died Sept. 4, 2015.
    Jordan was in jail from Oct. 12 until April 14, when he bonded out.

  • Streetscape grows awry on North Hampton

    KERSHAW – A somewhat pesky European hornbeam tree in the front of a new business in the 100 block of North Hampton Street is about to get a new home at the town-owned golf course.
    Carolina Events Rental owner Angel Vail said isn’t opposed to attempts to keep the Hampton Street corridor, which is the town’s main street, green and attractive.

  • Whitewater Center dumps water into river

    The U.S. National Whitewater Center received approval from North Carolina officials Wednesday to begin treating about 6 million gallons of water believed to contain a potentially deadly brain-eating amoeba and discharge it into the Catawba River.
    The river supplies drinking water to Lancaster County.

  • Buford community comes together for Charlee

    What do Buford area church members, motorcycles, a vacation Bible school class, all kinds of cars and trucks, a church senior citizens group and local businesses have in common?
    All of them will play a role this Saturday in a fundraiser for a special little girl named Charlee Rivers and her family during a benefit run, barbecue plate sale and other activities at Liberty Free Will Baptist Church in Five Points.

  • The Art of Dance

    David Kellin
    For The Lancaster News

    Dance schools are dusting off their equipment and sweeping their floors – dance season has begun.
    Nightly, the music will be blaring as young students learn new routines and dances. More importantly, the dancers will learn skills that will last long after the music stops and the season ends.

  • Duracell to power down Lancaster plant

    Chicago – Duracell announced today, July 27, that it is consolidating North American production of AA and AAA batteries from two U.S. plants to one facility in LaGrange, Ga.

  • Red Ventures branching out in IL

    Red Ventures plans to hire another 1,500 employees, increasing its workforce to 3,750 at its Indian Land campus after it completes an expansion that will double its size there next year.
    Red Ventures CFO Mark Brodsky drew a full house to the Indian Land Action Council meeting Thursday, July 21, where he spoke about the company’s unparalleled growth over the past seven years, and offered an update on current projects and what’s coming next.

  • Women’s car hit by gunfire

    The Lancaster Police Department is investigating an attempted murder that occurred Monday night when someone fired shots at a woman and her passengers as they drove down an east Lancaster street.
    No one was hurt in the incident.
    According to the Lancaster Police incident report, the shooting happened about 10:20 p.m. as the 20-year-old driver and her 23- and 19-year-old passengers were traveling on East Gay Street.