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  • Hope Melton murder case: judge issues gag order

    A gag order has been imposed and records sealed in the high-profile capital murder case of a Chesterfield man charged with abducting and murdering a Kershaw woman in late 2011.

  • Polar vortex wraps county in layer of chill

    Lancaster County Schools are again on a two-hour delay today and low-temperature weather is the reason, district officials said in a Tuesday, Jan. 7, press release. 

  • Brrr, it’s cold outside!

    One spoken word about bad weather in Lancaster and grocery store aisles are bombarded with customers looking for staple food products that will keep them, their cabinets and refrigerators full.

  • Emergency shelter available during cold weather

    As record low temperatures continue to impact Lancaster County, an emergency shelter has become available for residents in need.

  • Boy, 7, killed in bike wreck

    GREAT FALLS – A 7-year-old boy was fatally injured about 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, after his dirt bike collided with a tractor- trailer truck on S.C. 97 near Great Falls.
    Chester County Coroner Terry Tinker said Tristan Gabriel Mericle of 5116 Great Falls Highway, Great Falls, was pronounced dead at the scene due to blunt force trauma.
    Tinker said the boy was riding a Baja 49cc Motorsport dirt bike he got for Christmas when he was struck by a city of Lancaster tractor trailer truck.
    Investigation continues

  • Kershaw man found dead on Tenn. road

    KNOXVILLE – The mystery surrounding the death of a Kershaw man continues, days after his body was found on a Tennessee highway.
    Brian William Taylor, 42, of Kershaw, was found dead early Christmas morning along I-40 in Roane County, according to a press release from the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
    THP criminal investigators released his name and photo to the public on Thursday, Dec. 26.
    Dispatchers received a 911 call about 2:29 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 25, stating that a man’s body had been found on the eastbound lanes of I-40 at mile marker 364.

  • Prayer service for Morrison set for Jan. 10

    Prayer changes things.
    If you don’t believe it, just ask Aaron Morrison, the Rev. Dr. Kyle Sims, their friends and the faith community in Lancaster County.
    Morrison, staff photographer for The Lancaster News, was comatose following a serious car accident on July 15 when he was rear-ended by a drunken driver while returning home from a movie in Charlotte.
    Sims, pastor of First ARP Church, held a community prayer service July 19 on Morrison’s behalf.

  • City’s first MLK parade Jan. 25

    The city of Lancaster’s inaugural parade honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, on Main Street.
    Grand marshal for the celebration is WPEG Power 98’s No Limit Larry, a.k.a. No Leezy, who will lead the parade through historic downtown Lancaster, said Jimola Wade, performing arts manager for See Lancaster.

  • Red Cross seeks new volunteers

    from American Red Cross
    ROCK HILL – Are you still looking for a New Year’s resolution?
    Consider becoming a volunteer with the American Red Cross’s Upper Palmetto chapter.
    The need for volunteers is great and the chapter is looking for additional volunteers to help in 2014.
    A new volunteer orientation and disaster services class for those in Chester, York and Lancaster counties is 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, at the chapter office, 200 Piedmont Blvd, Rock Hill.  

  • Keer chair sold on Lancaster

    When Zhu Shanqing thinks about his company’s impending move to Lancaster County, he envisions a textile revival for the entire area.