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  • 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.
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  • 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.

  • 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.