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Faces and Places

  • Despite Hollywood, the Ringo Kid lives on

    The late 1930’s were the heyday of the Saturday morning cowboy picture shows.

    Just when I was getting big enough to walk from Chesterfield Avenue to the Imperial Theater on Main Street all by myself, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, changing things forever.

    Our Western heroes of the silver screen were known as much by their attire as their looks.
    All the fellas had their favorites.

    Mine was clean-cut Hopalong Cassidy, who in real life was William Boyd.

  • 61 years later. . . Korean war veteran receives Purple Heart

    LAKE CITY, Fla. – Sixty-one years after being wounded in the Korean War, former Lancaster resident David Hinson was awarded the Purple Heart during a ceremony at the Veterans Medical Center in Lake City, Fla., on June 30.

    Hinson was told the event was a pre-Fourth of July celebration. When he realized the true reason behind the gathering, it nearly knocked him off his feet.

    “It kind of surprised me,” Hinson said. “I felt like fainting. I could hardly stand on my feet.”

  • Six ways to get in great shape

    Today, I’ve got six ways for you to get in great shape, right now. All are time-tested and proven.
    Read on to see which ones will work best for you.

  • Homemade ice cream memories

    It has been said that the first sign of getting old is a strong desire to re-live the past. Apparently, I’m getting old. I’ve been remembering eating homemade ice cream, on the front porch with my grandfather.

    My grandfather was a master of homemade ice cream. The process started in the early afternoon. The custard would be mixed, the peaches peeled and added. Then the ice cream custard would retire to the “icebox” to chill. A quick trip to town for a bag of ice and it was time for the ritual.

  • Funderburk was county's first African-American Eagle scout

    A living piece of Lancaster County Boy Scout history returned to his roots Friday, July 13. Lancaster native William W. Funderburk, the first African-American to become an Eagle Scout here, talked about his history with the Scouts that day at Lindsay Pettus’ office in downtown Lancaster.

    Even after all these years, Funderburk, 80, holds the Boy Scouts dear to his heart.

  • Helping students manage money

    Money management is one skill that can be difficult for young adults to master as they head off on their own. But no matter what stage of life - whether they’re entering college or the work force - every young adult should learn how to handle their money.

    Establish a Budget

  • Palmetto trees are part of history

    Perhaps no tree is more beloved by South Carolinians than the Palmetto palm whose ubiquitous image waves from our flag and adorns automobiles, apparel and an endless array of novelty items.

  • Frank Hartley

    Frank Hartley and his wife Betty may be best known locally for running Hartley’s Appliance on South Main Street in Lancaster for 30 years. Some residents and newcomers may not know, however, that Frank Hartley has been playing country and bluegrass music for more than 50 years; a talent that landed him on stage at Carnegie Hall in 1984.

  • The mean season: hurricanes can leave pets in a lurch

    Patricia Withrow would stand her ground, come hell or high water. On September 21, 1989, hell and high water came. It left the low country looking like a landfill. The 14-year-old and her family stayed as Hurricane Hugo bore down on their Berkeley County farm in South Carolina. They would not leave. They could not leave. Their horses were family.

  • Akzo-Nobel brings in 12 more volunteers

    By Nita Brown
    For the Lancaster News
    A team of 12 volunteers from Akzo-Nobel beat the heat and wrapped up their work in short order on Saturday, June 30. Dennis Melton and Chris Smith of YouthBuild were there to provide work direction and training. The goal was to install the rest of the windows, and the two exterior doors, so the house could be locked. Work was limited because of the high temperatures forecast for the day.