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  • County council candidates differ on handling growth

    Don Duve, who is running for Lancaster County Council District 4, has a surefire way to slow down growth in the Panhandle and address traffic along the congested U.S. 521 corridor.
    “If I was on council, I would request... we put a moratorium on commercial projects on 521,” Duve said Tuesday night during a campaign forum co-sponsored by the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce, Duke Energy and The Lancaster News.

  • Garris, DeVenny: Success requires attracting business

    Budget issues and downtown development dominated Tuesday’s nuts-and-bolts debate between Lancaster Mayor Alston DeVenny and opponent Tamara Green Garris.
    Garris, the mayor pro tem and a 10-year city council veteran, said that as a Lancaster native, she witnessed the gradual decline of downtown and yearns to see it thriving again.

  • House 45 debate veers into slugfest

    Fireworks usually come at the end of an event, and so it was in Tuesday’s marathon five hours of Lancaster County politicking known as the Before You Vote Forum 2018.
    After a calm, often wonky, sometimes pedestrian evening, things got downright flinty when the candidates for S.C. House District 45 clashed on state pensions, Medicaid and teacher pay.
    In the final debate of the night, Republican incumbent Brandon Newton and Democratic challenger Corin Buskey sat alone on the stage at USC Lancaster’s Bundy Auditorium, a few feet apart.

  • Lancaster's own Alexander Hamilton

    Wonza Johnson grew up in Lancaster, thrived in the arts-focus program at Andrew Jackson Middle School, and left to pursue his dreams at the Governor’s School for Arts and Humanities.
    Now 24, he lives in New York City and performs in the national tour of “Hamilton: An American Musical,” the Broadway blockbuster that has sold out Charlotte’s Belk Theater since Oct. 10.

  • Lancaster County Council District 4: Larry F. Honeycutt

    ◆ Party: Democrat.
    ◆ Age: 80.
    ◆ Family: Jan and I celebrate our 60th wedding anniversary Dec. 12. Four daughters, 16 grandchildren, 15 great-grands.
    ◆ Education: Associate degree in commercial Science, USC Lancaster.
    ◆ Occupation: Retired.
    ◆ Political experience: Three terms as District 4 council member.
    ◆ Top issue:

  • Lancaster County Council District 4: Don Duve

    ◆ Party: Republican
    ◆ Age: 80.
    ◆ Family: Marilyn, wife of 48 years; four children, five  grandkids.
    ◆ Education: Bachelor’s degree in business from Kent State University, 1973; journeyman machinist.

  • 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.