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Faces and Places

  • Juicy good time just around the corner

    From Release

    ark your calendar for the S.C. Pageland Watermelon Festival set for July 18-19.

    The two-day agriculture festival, with a history dating back to 1951, is all about the season’s sweetest crop.

    If you’ve ever savored a sliver of sweet watermelon on a hot July day while letting the red juice trace rivers down your chin, then you find it as no surprise that one such succulent fruit would be deserving of its own two-day festival.

  • Miller is grand marshal for Pageland's Watermelon Festival parade

    Kimberly Harrington

    Landmark News Service

    PAGELAND – Tony-award winning actress and singer Patina Miller – Pageland’s own – will be the grand marshal of this year’s Watermelon Festival parade.

    And the town is planning a celebrity’s welcome for the hometown girl who touts her roots to Pageland to the world.

    “She has done her fair share of telling everybody that she is from Pageland,” said Mayor Jason Evans at the Pageland Town Council meeting June 3. “She is a homegrown product.”

  • Garden-tainment creates lasting memories for guests

    Summer is filled with parties, gatherings, picnics and more. We all want to make these occasions special and memorable for our guests.

    Many gardeners tend to schedule events around peak bloom or harvest in order to share the beauty and flavor from their garden.

    Unfortunately nature does not always cooperate. It seems we are saying “you should have been here last week” or “come back next week when the flowers will be at their peak”.

  • Riding on the wind

    Kayland Hagwood

    Special to The Lancaster News

    Jimmy Wood knows what he loves about sailing.

    “The sound of the waves, the feel of the wind and the smile on my wife’s face.”

    And Wood – the acting commodore of Lake Wateree Sail Club – wants other people to experience those things and understand why the Lake Wateree Sail Club is a great place to share experiences.

  • Helping small businesses

    Cherry Doster

    For The Lancaster News

    Owning a small business is not a venture for the weak at heart. It takes daily commitment, long hours, a passion to succeed and a huge amount of sweat equity. Small businesses contribute to local economies by bringing growth and innovation to the community and government figures show that small businesses create 75 percent of new jobs. See Lancaster assists local businesses by contributing to conditions that enhance livability and tourism through support and creation of cultural events, promotion and business resources.

  • Cialone kept her promise to herself

    Kaisha Young

    For The Lancaster News

    Beverly Cialone was sitting in her cubicle at her work study job at York Tech in 2002 when her office manager stopped by and casually asked Cialone what her career plans were.

    “I’m going to be an author,” Cialone said.

    “Don’t you think it’s time to put away childish dreams?” the manager asked, with a smirk on her face.

    In her early 30s, Cialone had never considered her dreams “childish.”

  • How do you mend a broken heart?

    Kaisha Young

    For The Lancaster News

    One girl is popular and comes from an affluent family. One girl is reserved and comes from a middle class family.

    Both give no indications that anything’s wrong, even though they are both harboring heinous secrets.

    Both are victims of teen dating violence.

    School district youth/peer counselors Deborah Boulware and Sarah Woodring know this tale all too well after hearing it time and time again.

  • Confidential Murder

    David Kellin, a Kershaw transplant originally from Crandon Wis., is probably best known for his private practice at Kershaw Counseling as a 22-year trauma-focused counselor for sexually-abused youth.

    Others might recognize his name as the professional photographer at Sara’s Dad’s Photography or a freelance photographer whose works appear in several publications.

    Even still, his personal fan club of barbecue aficionados know him for “DK’s worst BBQ in South Carolina,” he chuckled and said.

  • Why is an apple a Super Food?

    Do you remember the saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctors away?” 

    Well, studies in science laboratories across the world have proven this very well-known slogan could very well be true. 

    One apple contains a very large number of phytochemicals known to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer and asthma. 

    Also, adding an apple into your diet could also help lower your risk for diabetes. 

  • Agritourism weekend a huge success

    Cherry Doster
    Special to The Lancaster News

    The reports coming in from the sites who participated in the Ag+ArtTour of Lancaster County show the event was a great success both for the participants and for visitors, many whom toured the sites for the first time.