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  • Community Playhouse to stage ‘Gypsy’

    Whether he’s sewing an evening dress for a lead character, or getting on stage to show child actors how to make a scene perfect, Eric Grace holds the musical “Gypsy” close to his heart.

    “Gypsy,” considered to be one of the greatest American musicals, will be performed by the Community Playhouse of Lancaster County on April 24 and 25 and May 1 and 2 at 8 p.m. in Stevens Auditorium at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

    A matinee will be performed at 3 p.m. April 26.

  • Call center could bring 600 jobs

    More than 600 call center jobs could become available in Lancaster, but only if the local workforce meets specific criteria.

    Keith Tunnell, president of the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp., said a call center company is interested in relocating to the city of Lancaster.

    The company, which has not released its name, is comparing Lancaster’s available workforce with two other cities in consideration. The other cities have also not been named.

  • Student pursuing his dream

    INDIAN LAND - As he prepares for an upcoming performance in downtown Charlotte, Tyler Mitchell remembers how his life as a musician began.

    It all started singing in the background as his father, Robert, played guitar. His father gave Tyler his own guitar when he was about 3. That’s when Tyler first discovered his calling.

    “I was just a young kid singing with my dad. It was great,” Mitchell said. “I’ve been around music my whole life.”

  • City seeks college students for intern program

    A paid summer internship may be waiting for you.

    The city of Lancaster is looking for three college students to work for 10 weeks during the summer.

    Interns from previous summers have worked with the city’s courts, building and grounds and at City Hall with the human resources and finance departments.

    Shelia Thompson, the city’s human resources assistant, said where an intern is placed depends on the students’ interests.

    Each participant gets paid $7 an hour.

    This will be the fourth year for the summer internship program.

  • Roy Hardin Park swap gets first OK

    Councilman Jack Estridge raised several concerns about plans to relocate Indian Land’s Roy Hardin Park at Lancaster County Council’s meeting April 6.

    The plan, requested by York Development Group, LLC, would move the park from near Collins Road to an area one street over, near Shelley Mullis Road.

    There are only 2 acres of usable park space at the current park, out of a total 9.9 acres, and the company has requested moving the park in order to develop the land in another way. The new park would have 4.9 usable acres of space.

  • Lancers drop four losses at Pitt Community College

    A long road trip to eastern North Carolina wasn’t kind to the University of South Carolina at Lancaster Lancers’ baseball team over the weekend.

    The Lancers, 11-18, dropped doubleheader defeats to Pitt Community College of Greenville, N.C., on Saturday and Sunday. Two of the losses came in extra innings by one run.

    The Lancers, after dropping two on Saturday, fell twice Sunday.

    In the opener, USCL dropped a 2-1 setback in eight innings.

  • Teamwork keys tough win

    Jeff Davis and his foursome halted a links drought on Friday afternoon at the Lancaster Golf Club in the 18th annual Crenshaw Oil Company golf tournament which benefits Lancaster County Partners for Youth.

    Davis noted about 10 years ago in his first year in the tournament, he was a member of the winning team.

    “Since then, we’ve had fun playing in this tournament, but we really haven’t done too much,” Davis said.

    That is until Friday.

  • Bruins roll to Wheels wins

    The Lancaster Bruins are on a roll in the annual Wheels Invitational high school baseball tournament in Rock Hill.

    The Bruins surged to their third straight win, belting Brooke Point High (Va.) 7-1 on Saturday morning to cap play.

    Senior right-hander Mike Catoe scattered four hits and walked one to go with seven strikeouts in LHS’s  six-run win over the Black Hawks.

  • Police reports - April 24, 2009

    According to Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office reports:

    - A Lancaster man was arrested April 2 after a traffic stop on York Street.

    Carl Nicholas Hall, 26, 105 Hunter St., was charged with driving under the influence, driving under suspension and resisting arrest.

    According to the report, an officer stopped Hall because he knew Hall was driving under suspension. The officer turned on his blue light and siren after Hall did not stop for him on Springdale Road, the report said. Hall turned into a driveway on York Street, got out of the car and ran.