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Faces and Places

  • 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.

  • Rodriguez graduates from naval academy

    Navy Intelligence Specialist Florencia Rodriguez graduated June 29 from Great Lakes Chicago Naval Academy. She is stationed in Norfolk, Va., with the RTC Honor Division 933.
    She is the daughter of Jorge and Carla Rodriguez of Charlotte, N.C. Her father is a pressman for The Lancaster News.

  • Kershaw man finds hope after accident

    Laura Caskey
    lcaskey@thelancasternews.com
    KERSHAW – On Oct. 30, 2010, Dale Anderson of Kershaw left his home to hunt on his father’s land, hoping to kill his second buck there.
    While on the venture, Anderson fell from his deer stand to the ground.
    Anderson used his cell phone to call his brothers for help. They got to him not too long after he called.
    The accident left Dale Anderson paralyzed from the waist down.
    Once he rehabilitated and returned home, Anderson found it was difficult to complete everyday tasks.

  • Hope’s Hoops

    Hope on the Hill’s first church league basketball program has given local youth something to shoot for this summer.
    “It’s been a great success,” said the Rev. Wayne Murray, executive director of Hope on the Hill. “It gives kids something to do. Most of the kids (85-90 percent) are off the street, which makes it quite successful.”
    The program, which started in April and will end with finals July 14, has drawn 202 boys and girls, ages 8-17. Eleven churches fielded 14 teams for the league, directed by Dennis Brown.

  • United Way celebrates successful year

    from United Way of Lancaster County
    United Way of Lancaster County works with partner agencies and businesses to look for the most effective way to help people gain access to educational, economic and health-related opportunities.

  • Old friends are best friends

    Staff Reports
    The Lancaster High School Class of 1962 held its 50th reunion April 27 and 28.
    The event began with a drop-in at Craig Farm House on April 27. The catered event was hosted by Eddie Craig and Johannes Tromp. Music was provided by The Don Murray Blue Grass Players.
    Saturday morning there was a brunch at Covenant Baptist Church and that evening a dinner at Sun City Carolina Lakes. The class enjoyed recorded music from the 1960s and 1970s, as well as a stellar shag demonstration by classmate Ned McAteer and his wife, Anna.

  • Daddy smarter than I gave him credit for being

    One summer evening, right after we finished supper, we were sitting around the kitchen table, sorta unwinding, so to speak.
    That’s when Mama uttered her current wish and this one wouldn’t wait until Christmas.
    Her heart wasn’t longing for a new dress or set of fine china. I could tell by the look on Daddy’s face he knew that Mama meant business.
    “I need a work table under the big mulberry tree between the back porch and the garden gate,” she said.