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Family, friends, strangers kept their faith during search for Darlington woman

Family, friends, strangers kept their faith during search for Darlington woman

Before Melissa Lehew’s body was found around 1 p.m. Monday near the Churchville Quarry lake, friends, family and strangers had spent much of the morning searching for her in nearby Broad Run that flows into James Run.

Lehew, a 34-year-old mother of four from Darlington, was swept away by raging floodwaters during Friday night’s storm while she and her boyfriend, Kyle Bowman, tried to help a stranded driver.

About two dozen people gathered at a church on Calvary Road early Monday before starting their search, organized by Brian Malcolm, an associate pastor at Mount Zion United Methodist Church in Bel Air, where Lehew had been attending since the beginning of the...

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