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Out and About

  • Keeping our history alive

    From release
    For many years, Lancaster County Historical Commission has wanted a building to use as a museum.

    Lancaster County was one of only two counties in S.C. which did not have a county museum, so when the historic courthouse was renovated, Lancaster County council gave LCHC three of the four rooms on the first floor to use as a museum. The fourth room is the county welcome center, which was also much-needed.

  • ‘Watching Out & Watching Over’ local community

    Residents of Sun City Carolina Lakes recently joined thousands of neighborhoods across America in the 29th annual Neighborhood Night Out, held Aug. 7.

    Community residents came together to enjoy the evening with Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile and the SWAT team, firefighters, EMS and Rescue Squad from Indian Land, the American Red Cross Disaster Response Unit and the Pink Tow Truck serving the Indian Land area.

    S.C. House Rep. Deborah Long and S.C. Sen. Greg Gregory joined the community and visited with residents.

  • Food coalition celebrates kick-off

    Gloria Kellerhals and Ben Boyles have been “joined at the hip” for hours on end.

    The two have worked together to increase awareness of the Catawba Regional Local Food Coalition.

    “Ben has worked hours and hours and hours,” Kellerhals said. “We’ve been together almost 24/7.”

  • Traffic accident leads to career change

    Ann Clingenpeel used to be a labor and delivery nurse at Piedmont Hospital. It was her dream job,and she enjoyed every minute of it.

    In 2010, all of that would change, and her life would become a testament to something good coming out of something very bad, in the form of a new – and unexpected – change in career.

  • White oaks are beneficial

    When we began tree farming, one of the first things we did was plant 500 white oak trees in former horse pastures.

    White oaks were chosen because they are native to S.C. and commonly live for two centuries and longer, both highly desirable traits for our goal of creating a “legacy forest.”

    White oaks are also an excellent choice for supporting wildlife.

    Their abundant crops of palatable acorns provide valuable food for turkeys, rabbits, squirrels, deer, wood ducks and numerous bird species.

  • The Heat is on

    GREAT FALLS – Dillon Pearson has a dream of meeting Miami Heat 6-foot, 8-inch forward Lebron James. He has an infatuation with the professional basketball player.

    Sitting at his entertainment center, Pearson smiles at he points to James’ photo and career statistics in the top left corner of the TV screen.Pearson said meeting James is tops on his wish list of things he would like to do.

    His second wish, also sports-related, is to attend a Carolina/Clemson football game. Pearson is a Clemson Tigers fan.

  • Umeh joins Air Force, promises to come home after duty

    A farewell celebration was held Saturday at Children First Medical Center, as Dr. Uchenna Umeh prepares to leave at the end of this month to join the Air Force.

    “I decided to join because I want to give back to the country that has given me so much,” Umeh said. “My plan is to return to Lancaster after my four-year term. I’ve been here for close to 14 years, and I will be back.”

  • Buckland Presents: Buckland brings bluegrass to a new generation

    If you happen to be in the Unity community on the second Friday of the month, you may hear the sound of music coming from Buckland Presents off in the distance. When you go down Buck Brasington Road and get a little closer, you will see, good ole normal folks just having a fun time with their families and tapping their toes to the beat of the bluegrass music coming from the stage, while their children play on the huge homemade playground behind them.

  • Mums & Poppies seek help with library project


    The Sun City Carolina Lakes Mums & Poppies Garden Keepers are in full bloom this year.

    The good news is they want to include you in their expansive library landscape project.

    First, let’s take a look at the history of their library projects.

    In 2011, the club held a plant sale and raised $600.

    After much research, discussion and investigation, “we decided to ‘adopt’ the library and work to enhance the grounds,” said Carol Williams, club president.

  • Turn good lunchboxes into great lunchboxes

    While moms want to make sure their kids eat a healthier lunch at school, it’s not always easy packing lunches that are good for them.

    Food and lifestyle expert Evette Rios has five easy tips to help families pack a healthier lunch and turn a good lunchbox into a great lunchbox: