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Today's News

  • See Lancaster announces summer events

    From release

    There’s a summer full of budget-friendly entertainment scheduled in Lancaster, including theater performances for kids and downtown concerts for everyone.
    Lancaster Performing Arts’ secondary series “See Lancaster Live” includes live theatre shows for children at USC Lancaster’s Bundy Auditorium. The first was Thursday – Bright Star Touring Theatre’s “Happily Ever After”, featuring some of the Grimm Brothers’ iconic works.

  • Charges against 3 in Patel killing

    Three men have been arrested on conspiracy charges in connection with the murder of Lancaster convenience store owner Harnish Patel, who was found shot to death in his front yard March 2.
    Lancaster residents Jaquinton Tradell Blair, 23, and Richard Devauhn Stewart, 42, and Charlotte resident Lajames Arteian Ross, 22, are charged with conspiracy to commit armed robbery, according to a Wednesday release from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office. Stewart is also charged with accessory before the fact of attempted armed robbery.

  • Norman won big in rural precincts

    An analysis of Lancaster County voting in Tuesday’s congressional election shows that the most rural precincts and the fast-growing Panhandle went strongly for Republican Ralph Norman, and the greater Lancaster area swung hard for Democrat Archie Parnell.
    Norman won the day overall in the county – 55 percent to 44 percent – helped by the expected huge turnout in Sun City Carolina Lakes, which had more than twice as much voter turnout as the whole county, at 41 percent.

  • Lancaster man charged in Chesterfield slaying

    A Lancaster man is one of three people charged Thursday in the killing of a Chesterfield County man whose body was found Monday morning in a field near Chesterfield.

  • Man-goat donnybrook ends with dead animal

    A Buford man shot and killed a stray goat last weekend after the animal twice jumped atop his car, threatened to ram him and wouldn’t leave his yard, a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report said.
    The report said a sheriff’s deputy responded to the 3800 block of Cimmeron Road Saturday about 10:10 a.m. and found the homeowner, Sonny Plyler, in the front yard “aggravated that he had to shoot the animal.”

  • Heath Springs OKs $344K budget

    The Heath Springs Town Council this week unanimously gave final approval to a $344,414 budget for fiscal 2017-18 – a $16,700 decrease from the current budget.
    Town Administrator Tony Starnes said the budget dropped  because the town will not renew its contract with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office to station an officer in Heath Springs during certain hours. The contract was going to rise from $23,000 per year to $38,500. It expires June 30.

  • Kids enjoy funny Grimms theater

    “Do you know how to cry?” Lenny asked the audience of children, ages pre-K to fifth grade.
    The kids, who filled half of USC Lancaster’s Bundy Auditorium, began doing their best impression of a baby crying.
    “Do you know how to laugh?” Lenny asked, followed by children’s laughter filling the large space.

  • Last chance at the lilies for this year

    A breeze blows across the Catawba River and the rocky shoals spider lilies begin to dance, their paper-thin blossoms dipping and swaying atop sturdy green stalks.
    Acre upon acre of white blooms stretch improbably across the rushing water, the largest known stand of the rare lilies in the world.
    A magical garden

  • 3 arrested in connection with Patel murder

    Three men have been arrested on armed robbery conspiracy charges in connection with the murder of Lancaster convenience store owner Harnish Patel, who was found shot to death in his front yard March 2.

    Lancaster residents Jaquinton Tradell Blair, 23, and Richard Devauhn Stewart, 42, and Charlotte resident Lajames Arteian Ross, 22, are charged with conspiracy to commit armed robbery, according to a Wednesday release from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office. Stewart is also charged with accessory before the fact of attempted armed robbery.

  • Norman squeaks out win

    Ralph Norman is going to Congress, but his margin of victory in Tuesday’s special election was unexpectedly narrow.

    Norman, a Republican and Rock Hill real estate developer, topped Democratic candidate Archie Parnell by just a 3-point margin. Norman tallied 44,889 votes to Parnell’s 42,035.
    Norman takes the 5th District seat vacated when Mick Mulvaney became White House budget director. Mulvaney beat his Democratic opponent by 20 points last November.