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  • Boy, 5, shoots self by accident

    A 5-year-old Lancaster boy was flown to the hospital after he apparently shot himself Tuesday morning.

    The boy was inside his home on Winston Drive about 9:45 a.m. when he shot himself in the right shoulder with a pistol, according to the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office.

    "The gun was in the house and the boy was playing with it," sheriff's office spokesman Tom Holland said. "It appears to be an accident."

    The boy's father was in the home when the shooting happened. Two guns – a pistol and a rifle – were later found in the home. One shot was fired.

  • Oppressive heat to let up – at least for a while

    Lancaster County is headed toward a cool down of sorts.

    No, the cold front that dropped snow over parts of the Northwest this week isn't headed this way.

    But instead of temperatures in the upper 90s, temperatures are forecast to drop about 10 degrees over the next few days. The unseasonable heat (it isn't even officially summer yet) has broken records across the state.

    Today's high is expected to be in the low 90s, and Thursday through Saturday, it will be in the upper 80s.

    No rain

  • Man argues his arrest as sex offender was unfair

    INDIAN LAND – An Indian Land man says Lancaster County sheriff's deputies wrongfully arrested him on May 26.

    Robert Steven Smith, 39, of 7362 Charlotte Highway, was charged by the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office on May 26 with failure to register as a sex offender.

    Smith said he established his residence in Lancaster County on May 19. But the sheriff's office says he moved here on May 13, Smith said.

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  • Auction of old Pageland hotel delayed

    PAGELAND – The auction of the old Blakeney Hotel in downtown Pageland has been put on hold until later this month.

    One of Pageland’s oldest landmarks was set to be auction March 14, but has been postponed until March 28, said owner Robert Scherer.

    “The auction had so many inquires that they wanted to devote more time to publicity,” Scherer said. “That’s the only word that I’ve gotten.”

  • Great Falls residents can meet candidates at forum

    GREAT FALLS – A public political forum is planned for candidates vying in the Great Falls Town Council election.

    The forum will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. April 3 at the Great Falls High School Little Theater.

    The forum will be sponsored by the Great Falls Home Town Association, the Great Falls High School Student Council, the Great Falls Reporter and The News & Reporter.

    Candidates will be given an opportunity to introduce themselves and make personal comments prior to a short round of questions from a moderator.

  • Wynne vows change, if elected to council

    GREAT FALLS - Darla Kaye Wynne vows to make change in town government if she is elected in the April 8 election.

    Wynne is one of three people who filed for a two-year term on council.

    "I have the strength and convictions to follow through with anything that I start," Wynne said. "I am not a part of the local buddy system so I am not representing anyone other than the people that would elect me.

  • Pride in black history emphasized at gala - Picture Slideshow included

    Music was the backdrop for an evening filled with much praise, celebration and reflection about black history as February draws to a close.

    A black history gala was held Wednesday night at Bundy Auditorium at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

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