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Faces and Places

  • Memories take flight

    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.

  • Lancaster native targets Food Network

    Chef Blair Mingo returns to his Charleston home after work.
    He drops three bags from a local farmer’s market on his kitchen counter and begins unloading the night’s dinner, reflecting on the day as he rolls out an onion and begins to chop.
    At work he gave about 35 tourists a cooking lesson with a little Lowcountry history. The Lancaster native works at Charleston Cooks, which sells high-end kitchen gear and teaches cooking lessons.

  • Column: Is $5 too much? Doc, dad haggle over payment for home birth

    Back in the 1920s and ‘30s, the doctors had that good bedside manner about them. We never knew what an emergency room was. When the need was there, the doctor came to your home, and he didn’t charge you an arm and a leg, either.
    I guess I am a living example of this. You see, I was born in Peachland, N.C. You might call it a one-horse town back in the day. My dad had a farm with several horses, some cows, a few chickens and a lumber mill business.

  • Love story started in POW camp

    David Kellin
    For The Lancaster News

    Lonnie Catoe and Allen Walters were awarded the S.C. POW Medal at American Legion Post 31 in Lancaster Monday night.
    Catoe accepted his award, and Walters’ medal was given posthumously to his wife, Nancy.
    Catoe’s son Mike shared a remarkable love story with the large crowd in attendance, which included many relatives of Catoe and Walters.

  • Harris takes foot care to Nigeria

    Dr. William Harris IV is a beloved husband, father, son and a podiatrist with Carolina Podiatry Group in Lancaster and Indian Land. Behind the persona of the soft-spoken bow-tie-wearing doctor beats the warm heart of a man of international good will.
    Only after being prompted by several of his patients did Dr. Harris agree to talk with me about his trip last year to Lagos, Nigeria, to train local health-care professionals.

  • Garden club provides garden therapy

    The Lancaster Garden Club brought songs, sunshine and smiles to 90 clients at the Chester-Lancaster Board of Disabilities & Special Needs on Thursday.
    The garden club sponsored its annual “Garden Therapy” event, which included a hot dog lunch and the gift of a planted petunia to take home.
    Club President Carolyn Tolson said more than half of the club’s 34 members were on hand to help and share a little therapy from nature with the adults with developmental disabilities.  

  • Lester Belk smiles for a reason

    Keona Ballard
    For The Lancaster News

    Lester Belk smiles a lot.
    He smiles when you ask him about how his relationship with his wife changed since he began dialysis.
    “Going through all of this made me and my wife’s relationship stronger,” Belk said. “She was always by my side, no matter what or no matter how tired she was.”

  • Arts Scene: March is Youth Art Month

    March is Youth Art Month, and the Springs House Galleries on West Gay Street will be filled with artwork by our very own Lancaster County School District students. 
    Also, the Main Street banners and art cubes on the Springs House lawn are there for all to see and enjoy.  
    These projects are a huge collaboration of our Kennedy Center Partnership, which is coordinated by local sculptor Bob Doster. We are most grateful for all the support. Please visit the galleries in the upcoming days to see the creativity shown by our children.

  • Veterans honored with Quilts of Valor

    When members of the Quilt A Holics quilting group found themselves looking for a new project, they chose to make a Quilt of Valor. Members made blocks on their own, then they put them together to form a quilt.
    Since June 2015, the group has made five quilts.
    These quilts were presented on Wednesday to Sun City residents and World War II veterans Fred Banks, Pat Cassetta, Donald Comstock, Jack Shumaker and Dollie Steele.

    Fred Banks

  • Traveler shares memories of cross-country trip

    David Kellin
    For The Lancaster News

    Imagine setting out on a trip to visit family, and six months later having visited all four corners of the United States.
    That’s what happened to Sally Southerland of Lancaster and her husband, Jimmie, who completed the journey of over 22,000 miles in 2010. They set out on a trip to visit Jim’s father in Key West, Fla. Riding together on a single motorcycle that Jim had rebuilt, they soon were on a grand adventure.