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Column: Now’s the time to help lawns recover from summer stress

As summer fades into fall, it’s time to help lawns recover from summer stress and prepare for the winter ahead.


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Artist-in-residence Keith Brown begins work at Native American Studies Center

Hand-crafting pottery in the Catawba tradition

By Hannah Strong

Catawba Nation potter Keith Brown is coming to the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Native American Studies Center for four-month artist-in-residence program sponsored by the S.C. Arts Commission.


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Landscape architect and conservationist to speak

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Do 3 specific things every day, and watch your life improve

Train Hard, Eat Healthy: A better blueprint for healthy living

We all have heard of blueprints or patterns. They’re basically maps that we follow to physically build something, like a house or a piece of clothing.
The kinds of blueprints I’ll talk about today give us directions to constructing better thoughts, actions and emotions.
I’ll give you three specific things you can do to help take your health blueprint to a higher level.


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Southside Literacy Project wraps up program that helps students retain what they’ve learned

Summer camp for ‘Shining Minds’

By Kayland Hagwood

The Southside Adult Family Literacy Project wrapped up its third-annual youth summer camp with the theme Shining Minds.
The camp, which had 31 participants throughout the month and ended on July 28, was created to help at-risk youth retain information that they learned in the previous school year.
Participants worked on interactive-learning activities in the Literacy Project’s Preston Blackmon Center computer lab on Sowell Street in Lancaster.


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Clinton first woman nominated for president; Springs first woman nominated for vice president

Making History

By Hannah Strong

As Hillary Clinton made history for women in politics this past week when she was nominated for president at the Democratic National Convention, Lancaster’s very own Lena Jones Springs is remembered as the first woman nominated for vice president in United States history.
Though her nomination was a largely symbolic gesture from the Palmetto State delegates, it was something Springs said she wouldn’t treat lightly.


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Students learn skills for life in dance class

The Art of Dance

David Kellin
For The Lancaster News


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Amanda Harris/For The Lancaster News

Poetically Connected: IL woman shares her family’s link to famous World War I poem

Sun City Carolina Lakes resident Ann Spitzer had heard the World War I poem “In Flanders Fields” before, but never knew the special connection it had to her family.


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2 sisters + 2 brothers = 50 years of happiness

50 years of family

By Mandy Catoe

This is the story of two Kershaw families joined at the hip for half a century. It’s a complicated tale, so you’ll have to pay attention, but it ends in a happy place.


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Butterflies released to honor Mayor Shaw

Memories take flight

By Mandy Catoe

A dozen butterflies were released Wednesday morning at Red Rose Park in the heart of Lancaster in honor of the late Mayor Joe Shaw, who served the city for 33 years.
More than 30 citizens, city and county officials, garden club members and special guest Charlotte Shaw, widow of Joe Shaw, were in attendance to honor the former mayor.


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