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  • Pints & Paws fundraiser at Benford Brewing Co.

    From release

    If you love craft brew and want to support our four-footed friends, the Pints & Paws Fundraiser is the event you’ve been waiting for.
    On Saturday, Nov. 3 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Lancaster’s Benford Brewing Co. will be transformed into a pet paradise where “every dog” will “have its’ day”.
    The brewery, on a beautiful countryside farm at 2271 Boxcar Road, will be pouring up their special craft beers in support of the Lancaster County Spay & Neuter Project.

  • Lantern-lit spooky tour downtown on Saturday

    Those interested in the spooky and supernatural this pre-Halloween weekend can spot a few ghosts during the Haunted Lantern Tour through downtown Lancaster.
    The event, hosted by See Lancaster, features four different characters telling their stories to passersby.

  • 2,000-home site gets 1st council OK

    Lennar Carolinas’ plans for a 2,000-home subdivision and commercial development just north of Lancaster cleared its first hurdle before the Lancaster County Council on Monday.
    Council unanimously approved a resolution and first readings on rezonings to allow construction of an unnamed 1,336-acre “master planned residential community” and 140-acre commercial component between Shiloh Unity and West North Corner roads along the west side of U.S. 521.

  • At 105, the best-looking voter in the polling place

    At age 105, Fred Rom could pass for 30 years younger.
    The Sun City resident, whose hat boasts “105 and still the best-looking guy in the room,” walked into the elections office at the Lancaster County Administration Building on Wednesday to cast his ballot in the Nov. 6 election.

  • Norman decries ‘vile’ behavior that pervades national politics

    INDIAN LAND – Campaigning Thursday with Sen. Lindsey Graham at Sun City Carolina Lakes, Rep. Ralph Norman railed against the lack of civility that is destroying American political discourse.
    Norman, a Rock Hill Republican seeking his second term in the U.S. House, reached inside his coat pocket to illustrate his point while speaking to an audience of 250-plus constituents.
    But first, the congressman asked the audience to shield youngsters from what he was about to show them.

  • Parnell: Justices on Supreme Court should be limited to 20-year terms

    Reacting to the brawl over Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination, Democratic congressional hopeful Archie Parnell proposed Tuesday night that U.S. Supreme Court justices’ lifetime appointments be reduced to 20-year terms.
    “That would take a lot of pressure off of… these generational changes that are being debated,” Parnell said during a debate sponsored by the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce, Duke Energy and The Lancaster News.

  • Crash with 18-wheeler kills suspect in robberies

    Two suspects in three early morning robberies, heading south from Charlotte through Lancaster County on S.C. 522, blew through the stop sign at Primus Crossroads about 5 a.m. Thursday and were T-boned by an 18-wheeler.
    One of the men died at the scene. The other was severely injured.
    The Lancaster County Coroner’s Office identified the deceased driver of the 2004 Lexus SUV as Rontavious Shawn Clark, 25, of Kershaw.

  • Nutramax upping local jobs by 60%

    Eight years after arriving in Lancaster, Nutramax Laboratories is expanding for the third time, announcing Wednesday that it will invest another $20 million in facilities and hire 225 employees – a 60 percent increase in its local workforce.
    From the governor’s office to Lancaster County, officials hailed the move.

  • 3 entertainment venues will keep toes a-tappin’

    Expanding with a third stage and a second day of shows, the bigger/better Indian Land Fall Festival offers lots of opportunities for good music and entertaining performances Nov. 3 and 4.
    On Saturday, Nashville recording artist Kasey Tyndall will take the Comporium Main Stage in the afternoon, singing her hits such as “Bar That’s Open” and “Everything is Texas.” Tyndall got her start several years ago after winning a radio contest to sing a song with Keith Urban.

  • Get set for fun at the Indian Land Fall Festival

    We are excited as the Indian Land Fall Festival continues to grow each year. This year we are seeing many changes, most notably the addition of a second day as we transition into a multi-day event.
    The Fall Festival showcases Indian Land and Lancaster County – its people, businesses, schools, churches and civic organizations. It takes all of us working together to put on an event of this size, and it is exciting to see the new faces standing side by side with folks who have been here from the start over 13 years ago.