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  • 23 arrested in 4-month undercover drug operation

     

    Staff report

  • Holiday-travel period starts with rain, wind

    If you’re hitting the road for the holidays today, you might want to pack some rain gear along with your overcoat and gloves.
    The National Weather Service is calling for 1 to 2 inches of rain across the state Thursday night and today, with possible 30-mph wind gusts. Temperatures will be moderate, with a high of 58 and a low of 36.
    “Heavy rains Thursday and Friday onto an already saturated ground, along with winds, could cause issues with falling trees and possible power outages,” said Darren Player, Lancaster County emergency management director.

  • Kershaw Golf Course budget hurt by constant bad weather

    KERSHAW – All these rainy, cold weekends are wreaking havoc on the bottom line at the town-owned Kershaw Golf Course and Country Club.
    Last month, revenue from green fees – the amount that golfers pay to play – totaled just $3,200. The town had expected about $10,000, said Town Administrator Mitch Lucas.

  • Drive-thru Nativity at the old post office

    The Klein family had a big to-do list for this weekend’s live, multi-stage Nativity scene in downtown Lancaster.
    Costumes? Check. Manger? Check. Sheep? Check. Donkeys? Check.
    Camels? Uuuugh, wait a minute.
    Alpacas! We have alpacas!
    “Alpacas are in the Camelid family of animals – so they just work perfectly for our Nativity scene,” said Tracey Klein, who with husband John owns the nonprofit Simple Faith Ranch off New Hope Road south of Lancaster.

  • Huddle up with IL’s FCA

    Denyse Clark
    For The Lancaster News
    The Indian Land community now has an official Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) chapter. 
    Pastor Michael Davis, Indian Land FCA staff member and a special education teacher at Indian Land Elementary School, said the FCA gets students together to develop leadership skills and also help them to go out and get disciples for Christ.
    Despite its name, the organization is not just limited to student athletes. All students are welcome to join the group.

  • Kerosene-heater fire severely injures man

    A man was severely injured Tuesday morning in a small house fire on West Gay Street.
    Lancaster Fire Chief Justin McLellan said he doesn’t know if the man lived in the house, but he had been using a kerosene heater that caught fire.
    Both Lancaster Fire Department stations and members of Lancaster County Fire Rescue responded to the small blaze.
    The man was found near the back of the house and was transported by EMS before being flown to the Wake Forest Baptist Health Burn Center for his injuries, McLellan said.

  • Cement in drain causes problem at old mill site

    KERSHAW – Town officials now know why portions the old Springs Industries property on the northern outskirts of town is covered in a layer of standing, often stagnant water.
    A 4-inch underground pipe on the 9.1-acre tract that allows water to flow into the town’s stormwater drainage system has been cemented shut.
    “There’s no way to tell who did it, or when, why or how it was done. I can tell you we found it and the pipe is full of rags and cement,” said Kershaw Town Administrator Mitch Lucas.

  • Man stabbed to death on Lynwood Dr.

    A Lancaster man was fatally stabbed Saturday night at his home on Lynwood Drive.
    Charles Cory Arant, 29, was identified by the Lancaster County Coroner’s Office. He was found suffering from a stab wound shortly after 11 p.m. Saturday when deputies responded to his home at 1936 Lynwood Drive.
    Doug Barfield, spokesman for the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, said several people live at the address, including Arant, and that there were others in the home at the time of the stabbing.

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  • IT chief: Fake city e-mails no worry

    A virus affected the city of Lancaster’s e-mail server Tuesday morning, causing random e-mail addresses associated with the city to send out messages with attachments intended to infect other computers.

    But the scheme didn’t work, said city IT Director Jarvis Driggers. There is no danger to anyone who received the e-mails or clicked on attachments, he said, because the city’s anti-virus software “stripped the virus off the documents.”