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Today's News

  • Chinese auction fundraiser set for Camp Joy is May 4

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    The word is getting out regarding an event that will raise money for a popular and worthwhile camp in the Carolinas.
    A Chinese auction is scheduled for May 4 at Covenant Baptist Church, 165 Craig Manor Road. Proceeds benefit Camp Joy at Bonclarken, a ministry in Flat Rock, N.C., that reaches out to teens and adults with mental disabilities.

  • Man reports assault by group

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    An argument about a dog resulted in several injuries to a man’s face after a possible group attack earlier this week.
    Lancaster police officers met with a 19-year-old man at about 2 a.m., Wednesday, April 11, as he was being treated for his injuries in the emergency room of Springs Memorial Hospital, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

  • Man attempts armed robbery at Palmetto Place apartments

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A Lancaster man reported he was robbed at gunpoint inside a friend’s apartment this week.
    The 28-year-old victim showed up at the Municipal Justice Center on Tuesday, April 10 to report the armed robbery, which happened at the Palmetto Place Apartments, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

  • Lancaster Resident fires warning shot at prowler

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A prowler received more than he bargained for after a homeowner fired a warning shot near the man earlier this week.
    Lancaster County sheriff's deputies learned about the shooting incident after they were called to the 200 block of Old Gregory Lane at 4:20 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff's Office incident report.

  • Tick awareness urged following mild winter

    Laurie Reid
    Forestry Commission Entomologist
    COLUMBIA – Scientists are expecting this summer to be particularly abundant with blood suckers waiting for their next human meal.
    And they’re not talking about another “Twilight” sequel.
    Thanks to a mild winter and warm spring, many people will be spending time outside, sooner and more often than usual. They’re likely to visit places (such as woodlands) where they’ll find an unwelcomed surprise – ticks.

  • Residents can apply now for SCDOT Commission seats

    SCDOT Commission
    COLUMBIA – A joint legislative panel is accepting notice from residents living in South Carolina’s 1st, 3rd and 5th Congressional District who are interested in applying for a seat on the S.C. Department of Transportation Commission.
    Notice of intent to apply will be accepted through noon April 26.
    Applicants must meet eligibility requirements and possess certain qualifications to serve. Applicants will undergo a thorough review process.

  • Snelling committed an act of compassion

    We all know the wording of our wedding vows: “For better or for worse, ’til death do us part.”
    Charles and Adrienne Snelling were married 61 years and, by every indication, they had a love story that most couples dream of. Six years ago, Adrienne developed Alzheimer’s, she knew her disease “would not be kind,” as she wrote her family members after her diagnosis.

  • Native Bees

    Angelo Sciulli
    For The Lancaster News
    The word “bee” usually makes people think of the honeybee. However, honeybees, Apis mellifora, were imported from Europe by the early colonists for their honey. The wild colonies of honeybees in North America are a result of the bees’ tendency to swarm.

  • 12-Week Challenge down to the wire

    Editor’s note: The Lancaster News is tracking the progress of Katie Stogner and Jeff Holden as they undertake the Island Sun Tanning and Fitness 12-week Challenge for 2012. Here is their third progress report. You can also follow their progress at stevelewisplan.com.
    Katie’s story

  • SeraphSong comes to First Baptist

    First Baptist Church
    SeraphSong: The Singing Women of South Carolina will be in concert at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 21, in the First Baptist Church sanctuary, 300 S. Market St.
    SeraphSong members present the ministry of Christ through music. The purpose is to glorify God by providing choral experiences of excellence that encourage worship, provide leadership training and offer fellowship among women in ministry in South Carolina Baptist churches, according to organizers.