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Today's News

  • Mulvaney vote likely Thursday in Senate

    The full U.S. Senate is expected to vote Thursday on whether 5th District Rep. Mick Mulvaney will serve as White House budget director.
    According to a schedule released Monday by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the nomination of the Indian Land Republican is one of several likely to be voted on that day.

  • Ex-GOP chief joins candidates for 5th District

    A sixth Republican has jumped into the race for Mick Mulvaney’s 5th District congressional seat, presuming that he will be confirmed as President Trump’s budget director.
    Chad Connelly, state GOP chairman from 2011-13, announced his candidacy Monday.
    “Washington is broken, and I want to do my part to try and fix it,” Connelly said in a statement.

  • Robber holds gun at 10-year-old’s head

    A masked man barged into a Lancaster woman’s house last week and held her 10-year-old son at gunpoint while she gathered valuables for the robber, as armed accomplices waited outside.
    The robbery happened about 8:25 last Thursday night at a home in the 2000 block of Pinta Drive, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.
    The 30-year-old woman told deputies she and her son were home alone when someone knocked on the door. The son asked who was there, and the person identified himself as the woman’s boyfriend.

  • Celebrate love stories of Carolina presidents

    N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources

    The relationships of presidents and their wives have been the subject of public fascination for generations. The staffs of President James Polk State Historic Site in Pineville and Andrew Jackson State Park in Lancaster will team up this weekend to look at the relationships of Andrew and Rachel Jackson and James and Sarah Polk.
    The free program will be presented at Andrew Jackson State Park at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18.

  • Grant would target crime in county

    Nearly 30 Lancaster County partners have applied for the federal Building Neighborhood Assets grant, which would be used to reduce crime and improve community safety.
    The $844,168 three-year grant would target areas of high crime within the county.
    “It helps you to create interventions to address crime,” said Dr. Paul McKenzie, Lancaster County School District director of research and development. “It focuses not on criminals but on where crime takes place.”

  • Multiple drug, weapons charges

    Three men face multiple charges after a Feb. 9 drug-related arrest.
    Tyquantay Kentez Myers, 18, 3032-G Northwest Apartments, was arrested for unlawfully carrying a pistol, possession of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute a Schedule II controlled substance (oxycodone and hydrocodone) and distribution of drugs in proximity of a park or school and possession of drug paraphernalia.
    Lakendrick Tayon Wade, 21, 1367 McIlwain Road, was charged with unlawful carrying of a pistol, possession of a stolen firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

  • Catawba potter’s exhibit opens at NASC

    Catawba artist Keith Brown will open an exhibit of his pottery at the Native American Studies Center with a reception and gallery talk from 1-3 p.m. Friday.
    The exhibition, “Clay Pit to Fire Pit: From the Beginning to the End,” includes work from the four-month artist-in-residence program Brown completed in December. It will be showcased in the center’s Rose Gallery until Feb. 1, 2018.

  • ‘Amazing’ turnaround

    Charlee Rivers, the Lancaster 4-year-old who spent much of last year in and out of Levine Children’s Hospital fighting a congenital heart defect, has improved so much that she has been removed from the heart-transplant list.
    According to her parents, Chucky and Dustee Rivers, Charlee underwent a complication-plagued heart surgery in April, but then her condition improved dramatically, and she continued getting better throughout the year.

  • Beating back every 'no'

    It’s hard to say no to 9-year-old Alyssa Mangum.
    Last year, she amassed hundreds of yeses in three months.
    Alyssa was the No. 1 Girl Scout cookie seller in Lancaster County. The Heath Springs fourth grader sold 1,005 boxes of cookies, most in the sparsely populated southeastern end of the county.
    The 2017 cookie campaign has begun, and Alyssa is going strong. She has already sold 200 boxes and has about six weeks remaining.

  • Cops’ mission: Get to know regular folks, their concerns

    Don’t be surprised if a Lancaster police officer just walks right up to you this week and starts chatting.
    Sure, there’s a chance he suspects you of a crime or wants you to snitch on someone, but more likely he just wants to hear what’s on your mind.
    On Wednesday, the Lancaster Police Department rolled out Take Five, a systematic way for officers to connect with the people they protect and serve.