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Today's News

  • LARS announces expansion

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Lisa Woods had been waiting and watching intently for when widespread public transportation would become a reality in Lancaster County.
    On Thursday, Nov. 29, her wishes came true as Lancaster Area Ride Service (LARS) announced a major expansion of its program, which began in 2009.

  • County questions abandoned 911 plan

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com  
    Questions abounded from Lancaster County Council members Monday night, Nov. 26, about  recent news that the city of Lancaster had abandoned a plan for a joint E-911 center.
    County Administrator Steve Willis informed council members that Lancaster City Council elected to keep its own 911 center, effectively halting a proposed plan to merge both the city and county’s 911 dispatch centers.

  • City gets favorable audit

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    The city of Lancaster has again received a favorable review of its financial activities.
    Blair, Bohle & Whitsitt of Charlotte conducted the city's 2011-12 audit, which was presented to Lancaster City Council on Tuesday, Nov. 27.
    The firm issued a “clean opinion” of the city’s governmental and business activities, which means things are in good standing. The audit also reviewed each major city fund, its balance and its accounting practices.

  • Man accidentally shot in face

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com  
    A Charlotte man is recovering from his injuries after a ricocheting bullet struck him in the face at a Lancaster home on Thanksgiving Day.
    A sheriff’s deputy spoke with a nurse about the shooting shortly after it happened Nov. 22. The nurse, who works at Carolina’s Medical Center in Waxhaw, N.C., said a 50-year-old Charlotte man came in with a gunshot wound to his face, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

  • Deputies nab suspect in string of car larcenies at repair shop

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    A Lancaster man faces a host of larceny charges after authorities say he broke into multiple vehicles during the past two months.
    Altonio Demonte Huntley, 18, 2603 Potter Road, was arrested Thursday, Nov. 22, in connection to a string of thefts from Cook’s Transmissions, 113 Twilight Road, Lancaster.  
    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office announced Huntley’s arrest Tuesday, Nov. 27.

  • Two LHS students arrested for drugs

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Police arrested two juveniles at Lancaster High School last month after they were caught with a commonly abused prescription drug.
    School officials called the school resource office about 1 p.m. Nov. 19 in regards to a 15-year-old male student who had been caught with eight and a half “Xanax bars.”
    The 2-milligram, elongated pills, which can be broken into four portions, are the highest dosage of the prescription drug alprazolam, sold under the trade name Xanax.

  • Flu spikes earlier than usual

    Springs Memorial Hospital announced Friday, Nov. 30, it is implementing a temporary limited visitation policy due to the high number of flu cases in the area.

    According to a news release from the hospital, the temporary policy, which begins Monday, Dec. 3, limits visitation for the following:

    • Children under age 12 will not be allowed to visit patient rooms and emergency room patients.

  • Take the necessary steps to protect your identity part 2

    Editor’s note: Mandy Powers Norrell, recently elected the S.C. House District 44 representative, has written a columm about the security breach with the S.C. Department of Revenue and how residents can take steps to protect their identity. Following is the second part of her column. The first part was published in the Nov. 28 edition.

    The security freeze
    and fraud alert option

  • Sounds of the Season concert Sunday

  • Weaving her way to the Piedmont Art Festival

    Nestled in the woods of Van Wyck, Carol Leedy weaves a basket in the shop across the driveway from her home.

    For nearly 30 years, the 68-year-old Ohio native has been handcrafting reed baskets – from extra-small key holders to a three-basket storage unit – with homemade black walnut stain, her own dyes and embellishments like buttons and feathers. Her prices range from $12 to $100.

    “Busy hands are happy hands,” Leedy said. “It’s a stress-breaker, and it keeps me from kicking the dog. I’ve always been very crafty.”