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Out and About

  • She's a real trailblazer

    Amanda Harris

    For The Lancaster News

    Indian Land native Heather Holben will be hiking nearly 30 miles to help others have a little hope.

    On Saturday, Oct. 11, Holben, 38, will participate in the Make-A-Wish Trailblaze Challenge, a hike benefitting Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina, an organization that grants wishes for terminally ill children.

  • Keeping history alive

    By Nita Brown

    For the Lancaster News

    You’ve heard the old saying “a picture is worth a thousand words.” When it comes to preserving and enjoying history, that proverb is especially true. Fortunately, some of our very own Lancaster artists are doing their part to keep Lancaster’s history alive through visual arts. You’ll have a chance to see their work and meet some of them in person at the Cultural Arts Center, 307 W. Gay St., Lancaster, from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5.

  • Richburg celebrates 125 years

    Brian Garner

    Landmark News Service

    RICHBURG – For a town that was founded on catastrophe, Richburg is doing remarkably well these days.

  • A firm (and bionic) handshake

    Nancy Parsons

    Landmark News Service

    GREAT FALLS – For the first time in his life, Henry “Bubba” Stevenson Jr. can offer a handshake. But it’s not your everyday handshake – it’s bionic.

    Stevenson, 23, was fitted with a “1-limb ultra bionic arm” on Sept. 22.

    Stevenson was born without arms. On his right side, his arm stops shy of his elbow and on his left side, there is only a nub below his shoulder.

  • National Missions Day is Oct. 4

    Michele Roberts

    For The Lancaster News

    The fourth annual National Missions Day will be at the Lancaster Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 4.

    There is still time to register for free tent space and be a part of this large community outreach event.

    Founded by apostle Ollie Alexander, ambassador for international missions, the idea of the event is to not only reach out to the community, but foster and encourage a sense of unity between different churches, outreaches and ministries that participate.

  • Afternoon of Drama and Music

    Nita Brown

    For the Lancaster News

    Carolyn Taylor describes herself as “just a wife, mother and grandmother,” but even she admits her life has certainly not been dull or boring.

    Her lifelong interest in drama and history has led her down an interesting career path that influenced countless students in her 25 years of teaching.

  • Veggies and fruits can be dried

    Scotts Miracle Gro

  • Singing Churchmen at First Baptist Tuesday

    Michele Roberts

    For The Lancaster News

    The S.C. Baptist Singing Churchmen, a men’s chorus composed of music ministers from Baptist churches across South Carolina, will hold a free worship concert at First Baptist Church in Lancaster at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, April 22.

    The chorus of music ministers is a member-supported group that has been in existence for more than 25 years, first coming together to sing at the 1958 S.C. Baptist Convention.

  • ‘Swamp People’ star Landry to make guest appearance at GF Rescue Squad Rodeo

    Nancy Parsons

    Landmark News Services

    GREAT FALLS – Alligator hunter and American reality TV star Troy Landry of the History Channel’s hit show “Swamp People” will make a guest appearance at a meet and greet at the Great Falls Rescue Squad Rodeo this summer.

    A native of Louisiana, Landry grew up in the Atchafalaya Basin region of Pierre Parte.

    He is a third-generation member of his family to live in the area and one of a group of local people who hunt American alligators.

  • "If I can, you can."

    Clay Dyer started fishing at age 5 and became a professional angler at the age of 15. He’s fished in more than 200 bass tournaments and won about 20 of them. He enjoys driving his bass boat at full throttle and has a great love for football, serving as assistant football coach for Hamilton High School in Alabama.