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  • Hemp law is causing confusion at stores

    Local hemp and CBD users were puzzled and concerned this week, while some vendors have pulled hemp merchandise from their shelves due to uncertainty regarding the legality of their products.
    On Wednesday, Sheriff Barry Faile released a letter clarifying the position of the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office on the sale of hemp in the county, stating that law enforcement would immediately begin enforcing the provisions of the S.C. Hemp Farming Act against those selling hemp without a license.

  • Up close and fun!

    About 250 Lancaster County kids celebrated summer’s grand finale during a career-day event at Springdale Recreation Center Friday.
    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Department offers a summer camp each year at the county’s four recreation centers. On Fridays, kids from across the county come together for field trips such as skating, swimming, bowling and going to see movies.
    But not all of the families can afford the added expense.

  • Spring Hill team repairs homes in Kentucky

    Bailey Milhorn
    For The Lancaster News

    Spring Hill Baptist Church of Lancaster partnered with Appalachia Service Project last month to work on residential construction projects in Eastern Kentucky.
    ASP is a Christian ministry that has been in operation since 1969 and brings thousands of volunteers across the nation to rural central Appalachia to repair homes for low-income families with the goal of making residences warmer, safer and drier.

  • Grateful accolades for Margie Crockett

    Last Saturday, 70 family members and friends gathered to celebrate the 96th birthday of my aunt Margie Ree Massey Crockett.
    She has always been a role model to me and her other relatives, a blessing to her church and her community, and an inspiration to generations of her home county’s preschoolers.
    “This is bigger than a birthday party,” her son Cary Crockett said Saturday. “This is a reunion of family, friends and love!”

  • HVAC malfunction smokes up classroom at Harrisburg school

    A smoking HVAC system put a damper on back-to-school preparations Monday morning at Harrisburg Elementary School.
    Shortly before 9 a.m. Monday, firefighters responded to the school, to find a classroom filled with smoke.
    The classroom was quickly ventilated, with minimal damage, Lancaster County Fire Marshal Russell Rogers said.

  • For longtime speedway owner, it was about more than racing

    FORT LAWN – Herbert Murray loved dirt racing so much that he bought his own racetrack.
    The Fort Lawn resident, who owned Lancaster Motor Speedway from 1986 to 2002, died Sunday at his home after a bout with cancer. He was 80.
    “Herbert is the best friend that I ever had,” said Sherrill Haney. “He called me to come see him last Tuesday. We talked for a long time, and for about 15 minutes, we just held hands as he cried. Leaving that day was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done in my life.”

  • LSPCA eyes office space, a change in its emphasis

    The Lancaster Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is raising money to buy office space on Lancaster’s Main Street, equipped with a spay-and-neuter clinic and an emergency pet-food pantry.
    LSPCA Director Diana Knight said having a physical place to call home has been a dream of the nonprofit for a while.
    “We’re all very excited about what we’re doing,” Knight said. “We want to make things better for dogs and cats in Lancaster County. We are trying to stop all of the animals ending up in shelters with no homes.”

  • Mulvaney: We’re ready for the fight, and Trump wins it

    COLUMBIA – Mick Mulvaney, a fixture at the president’s side and on network news programs, came home to South Carolina on Friday to address the state GOP’s annual Silver Elephant Gala.
    The acting White House chief of staff, a former 5th District congressman from Indian Land, was flanked by Gov. Henry McMaster and U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham at the event, which drew more than 750 staunch supporters of the Republican Party.

  • 'We've got to stop the violence'

    Award-winning local artist Bob Doster brought home the top prize from this year’s Rosen Sculpture Competition and Exhibition in Boone, N.C., with a piece dedicated to the victims of mass shootings nationwide.
    Doster’s sculpture “A Memorial” will be set up at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts on Appalachian State University’s campus for a year. The piece features five separate 10- to 12-foot-tall posts, created out of more than 1,600 human-shaped figures. Each figure represents a person killed in a mass shooting since 2014.

  • York Tech to ex-students: Come back and finish up

    Brian Garner
    Landmark News Service
    Former York Tech students, the school is calling you. No, you don’t still owe anything for that library book, the college wants you to come back to campus and finish your degree or certification.
    And they’re even willing to pay for it.