Courthouse fire called arson
Lancaster police say someone intentionally set an early morning fire that significantly damaged the historic Lancaster County courthouse Monday.
Lancaster Police Chief Hugh White said there's no doubt that the blaze is arson. The fire was reported about 6 a.m. The courthouse is on Main Street and Dunlap Street, near the center of Lancaster.According to records, the courthouse was built in 1828 and has been in continuous use since then. It was declared a national historic landmark in 1973.
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Keep on conserving water
The Catawba-Wateree Drought Management Advisory Group recommended last week that members continue with the current mandatory outdoor water use limit that allows a maximum of one-day-a-week watering and with encouraging conservation.
The Catawba-Wateree Basin remains in a Stage 3 drought.
Men wanted for UW calendar
The United Way of York County is now accepting nominations for its second annual United Men of York County calendar.
There are 12 categories ranging from education and business to fitness and law enforcement. The cost is $20 for a single nomination. The 5-karat plan for $100 gives the donor five nominations and two tickets to the agency's showcase event Thursday, Sept. 25. Nominations must be received by Friday, Aug. 28. For informtion, visit www.united wayofyc.org or call 324-2735.
--compiled by staff