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Gun shop owners seeing spike in rifle, handgun sales
Gun sales often pick up in the fall, but this year was different. A scenario that included the typical fall hunting season, Christmas, the Newtown, Conn. elementary school shootings and fear among gun owners that newly re-elected Barack Obama would push Congress to curtail gun ownership boosted weapon sales beyond gun dealers’ expectations.
Video, Photo Gallery: Light-Up Night rings in the holiday season
Thursday night’s annual Light-Up Night parade and festivities marked the start of this year’s holiday season. Hundreds of people lined the streets of downtown New Castle to witness the event. Some came as early as 4 p.m., three hours prior to the parade’s start, to have their photos taken with Santa Claus at the New Castle News office. Video appears at bottom of story.
Fats and 50: Cubellis’ golden years of officiating have been a sweet ride
A piece of candy, a Pepsi and a smile. New friends have gotten the same routine from the Rev. Fats Cubellis for more than 50 years.
Photos, Story: At age 43, former ‘Canes’ star takes on college — and basketball
Brian Rice wasn’t ready for college 25 years ago, opting instead for a stint in the Navy. “I thought I’d do four years to get more discipline and save some money,” said the 1987 graduate of New Castle High School.
New Castle residents, teachers: Put aside politics for sake of children
All children have the right to a good public education, New Castle school board members heard again and again Thursday night. Current and retired teachers, parents and grandparents urged board members to put aside differences for the sake of the city’s children.
Photo Gallery, Story: New Castle may revive Lockley project
New Castle school board members and administrators are expected to come to an understanding that could revive the Lockley school renovation/consolidation project at a workshop session next week. Armed with information presented at last night’s special session, the school board will meet at 6 p.m. Monday.
Your Halloween Fun: Trick-or-treat hours change because of storm
Some municipalities in Lawrence County have changed trick-or-treat hours to Saturday because of the threat of inclement weather. Following are the new times, all on Saturday:
New Castle Schools: Livid over Lockley, Gabriel will retire
Livid about the school board nixing the Lockley school consolidation last week, New Castle superintendent George Gabriel announced his retirement. “I can’t work in this environment,” Gabriel commented about the divisiveness of the school board.
MedExpress: New urgent care facility opens in county
New Castle became home to Pennsylvania’s 48th MedExpress Urgent Care facility Wednesday morning when doors opened at 2411 Wilmington Road. The center is the 90th such facility in the nation with more than half located in the Keystone State.
‘It Was Time’: After 25 years, Wehr hands over Thanksgiving meal to First Presbyterian
Anne Cochran is expecting a few more people than usual this Thanksgiving. About 700 more. The director of First Presbyterian Church’s Glory Grille — a twice-monthly free lunch served to anyone who shows up — is taking her game to the next level.
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