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Today's News

  • Crash victim was 'always smiling'

    Brandon Threatt had been to the store with his best friend, Brett Wright, and was coming back to his grandmother’s home on John Everall Road on Sunday morning.

    But the teens never made it back to Margie Allen’s house.

    Allen, Brandon Threatt’s grandmother, lives literally a stone’s throw from where Wright’s pickup truck overturned about 10:20 a.m. Sunday, said Threatt’s father, Mike Threatt.

    Neither teen was wearing a seat belt, and they were ejected from the truck in the crash, S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Jeff Gaskin said.

  • School begins here Monday

    Anna Blackmon smiled when talking about starting the second grade.

    As she stood by her parents at North Elementary School’s orientation Thursday, she appeared eager to begin another year. Her mother, Melody Blackmon, said it’s the comfort she has with her teacher that’s makes her at ease.

    Anna’s new teacher, David Warren, worked with her during a camp over the summer. The two have already established a good rapport.

  • New idea for Edenmoor property

    INDIAN LAND – Daune Gardner is hoping a partnership between Lancaster and Union counties could bring thousands of jobs to the area.

    Gardner, the mayor of Waxhaw, in Union County, N.C., is looking to forge a deal that would create a research park on land in both counties.

    Gardner laid out her plan at last week’s Indian Land Rotary Club meeting, speaking to several members of the community. At the meeting, she explained how the idea formed and how a research park could benefit members of both counties.

  • Let's get the facts straight

    This is in response to Furman Joye’s letter, “Writer cautions Americans to be alert,” in the July 10 edition of The Lancaster News. Mr. Joye is very concerned about America’s recent economic convulsions. I think he and I can agree on that point.

    However, Mr. Joye appears to believe that the Obama administration is the cause of them. I would like to respond to some of his points individually.

  • Terrific Tuesdays live up to name

    Horray for the Lancaster County Library. Thank you, thank you, thank Youthbuild. We would like to say a big thank all the staff members of the Lancaster County Library who worked so hard to make Terrific Tuesdays be creative at the library. It was a huge success this summer. Our children really enjoyed the program each week and their teachers did, too.

    Getting all those wonderful prizes was a plus.

    Even our younger children are already learning the importance of a good book. We are already looking forward to next summer to see what adventures you will have for us.

  • Two men shot in separate incidents

    Two people have been released from the hospital after being shot in separate incidents over the last few days.

    Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies say Dabney Rorie, 16, was shot by his brother, Jeremy, on Thursday night at their home at 1413 Carmel Road.

    Jeremy E. Rorie, 23, has been charged with assault and battery with intent to kill.

    A neighbor called authorities after hearing multiple gunshots and finding two bullets holes in the front of his home, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.

  • Writer clarifies mean-spirited comment

    Singled out that I characterized those who attended the TEA party as mean-spirited caused some concern in my household. My wife suggested I refrain from further comment, which would only result in a “Who shot John” battle over newsprint space with no clear winner, other than the guy selling pulpwood.

  • Bike thieves plague neighborhood

    Bike thieves plague family neighborhood

    This letter is intended for the community members and their families in the Erwin neighborhood. I live in a nice family-oriented area near Erwin Elementary School. I know all of my neighbors and often spend time together with our children. It is a great place to live and I have thoroughly enjoyed being able to have the sense of family, friendship and neighborly fellowship. This feeling has been questioned recently by the acts of senseless members of nearby areas.

  • Police reports - Aug. 19, 2009

    According to Lancaster Police Department reports:

    • Officers responded to Pardue Street Apartments on Monday after receiving a call about a stove falling on someone.

    The report said when officers arrived, they saw a naked 3-year-old boy standing on the sidewalk being treated by Lancaster County Emergency Medical Services for burns on his face, shoulder, stomach, thigh and groin area.

    Inside the apartment, officers noted that the stove was tipped over, and there was chicken and cooking grease on the floor.

  • You have right to your opinion, but get facts right

    I agree with letter writer W.B. Evans. Everyone has a right to express his or her opinion. Where I disagree with a lot of opinions, is when they are not based on real facts.

    Here are real facts: