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Today's News

  • County building permit numbers increase

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Regional statistics suggest the housing market is continuing to strengthen.
    Last month, the Catawba Regional Council of Governments released data that compared the number of building permits issued in 2011 to 2012.
    The figures are for Chester, Lancaster, Union (S.C.) and York counties. Those counties make up the Catawba Regional’s service area.

  • Walk in My Shoes event is Saturday in Kershaw

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    KERSHAW – Studies show that just one of every four children who suffer abuse will ever tell someone about the event.
    With a reported high incidence of child abuse – yet a low rate of disclosure – locals are once against rallying to spread the word about something that’s often perceived as taboo.
    On Saturday, April 6, Kershaw Counseling will hold its annual Walk in My Shoes event, which begins at 9 a.m. at its office, 206 N. Hampton St., Kershaw.

  • Man assaulted during break-in at city house

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
     A reported home invasion last weekend involved multiple guns and the near use of a hot clothes iron as a weapon.  
    Lancaster police came to a home in the 500 block of East Gay Street shortly after 7 p.m. Saturday, March 30, in response to a call about a break-in.
    A resident and a visitor were at the home about 3 p.m. when the resident said he had to leave to go get some food, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

  • Limited Late Models to return

     

       

    The Limited Late Models will make a return to Lancaster Super Speedway on Saturday, April 6 to highlight action at the half-mile dirt oval.

  • Lancers split pair with Newberry JVs

     

       

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers split a non-region twin bill with the host Newberry College junior varsity baseball team on Tuesday, April 2.

  • Vols rally for tourney win

     

       

    The Andrew Jackson Volunteers capped play in the Sandlapper Invitational with a comeback win over Edisto on Wednesday, April 3 in Pelion.

  • Helicopter pad to make a difference in Kershaw

    In the future, a life will be saved, because of the new emergency helicopter landing pad in Kershaw.
    It might be a car wreck victim, a person suffering from a stroke, heart attack or a youngster bitten by a poisonous snake.
    No matter, quick and efficient help and the helicopter pad, which will allow the patient to be flown to receive critical medical assistance, is going to be vital.
    Direct thanks can be attributed to Talf Wrenn.

  • You have right to your personal choice, but not to change nation

    Am I a hate-monger? Am I a homophobe? Do I hate those who are not like me: those who don’t look like me, dress like me, talk like me, believe like me?
    Am I opposed to those who disagree with what I believe, and how my belief system impacts how I live my life?
    Am I insensitive to those who hold to convictions and practices that differ from mine? Do I practice hate-speech against those who live differently, believe differently, practice different lifestyles than I?

  • Rock Street to be repaved

    Rock Street will soon be repaved.
    At its March 26 meeting, Lancaster City Council unanimously approved a recommendation to use county and state money to upgrade Rock Street, which runs from Arch Street to Chesterfield Avenue.
    The work will include patching, leveling and resurfacing, as well as new sidewalks, pedestrian ramps, curbs and gutters.
    City Administrator Helen Sowell told City Council members that the County Transportation Committee (CTC) was willing to assist in paving either Rock Street (Hampton Road) or Clinton Avenue.

  • Committee would deal with prospective developers

    How do development agreements affect the county? Is there a benefit between rooftop or impact fees? And who should developers talk to as they look to build in the area?
    County Planning Director Penelope G. Karagounis says these questions are proof that Lancaster County Council needs to form a development agreement committee for the county. Karagounis discussed the idea during council’s meeting March 25.