Today's Features

  • Beverly Lane Lorenz
    For The Lancaster News

    It was a day of triumph and celebration as about 300 people – family, friends and members of the Indian Land community – gathered at the nearly completed Lodge, a new amenity center in Sun City Carolina Lakes, to pay a special tribute to the community’s World War II veterans.
    The Oct. 6 ceremony and dedication of the display to honor all Sun City Carolina Lakes veterans was two years in the making.

  • This is a story of an airplane, one of three, in my opinion, of the most used aircraft in the U.S. military. The first two are the B-52, called the BUFF, and the DC-3/C-47, the Gooney Bird or “Puff, the Magic Dragon” as it was known during the Vietnam War.  
    My story is about the C-130 “Hercules” and one mission.  

  • In honor of our veterans today, I am going to share with you a military-style workout so you can get in great shape and get a taste of a soldier's routine.
    This will give you a small idea of how hard they work for us.  I have been around many veterans in my day, and what I notice about most is no matter whether they are active duty, reserve or retired, they have adopted the habit of still being early birds. Many scientific studies have shown that rising early has lots of health and fitness benefits.

  • On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, World War I came to an end and the Armistice with Germany went into effect. From this day forward, Nov, 11 was known as Armistice Day.

  • Charles M. Blackwelder’s family found the small tin box in his Indian Land home after the World War II Marine veteran died last March.
    It contained a photo of a Japanese soldier, two books printed in Japanese and a small journal. Each item was stamped “EXAMINED IN THE FIELD – PASSED BY JOINT INTELLIGENCE.”
    The journal’s first seven pages were written in Japanese, but the next 13 were in English with the heading “Dear Diary.”

  • KERSHAW – Some military heroes coach youth ball teams, are church ushers and even bag groceries, with few outside their immediate families ever aware of their actions.
    That’s especially true of Vietnam-era veterans who just don’t talk about their service, while their military records remain relatively unknown.
    When it comes to talking about Vietnam, Robert Brasington was like many of his fellow servicemen.

  • There is a change underway in some hospitals around the country where, increasingly, the arts are used as an important healing tool.
    At Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, patients receiving art, music or dance therapy have more than tripled since 2010. Nearly 10,000 patients received such treatment in 2014, according to the hospital.
    Nicole Albers, a Children's Hospital art therapist, said it's amazing to work with patients and watch their pain disappear over the course of a therapy session.

  • If I told you the music of John Williams had a profound impact on not only my life, but yours as well, would you agree?
    Probably not.
    Instead you’d probably ask, “Who’s John Williams?”
    Here’s a clue, and sing along with me if you can.
    Remember that primal, two-note score from the movie “Jaws,” the one that goes “dunnn dun, dunnn dun, dunnn dun” and is usually followed with a late-night swimmer or inebriated teenager meeting their watery fate?

  • It was late on a Wednesday evening, about four months ago, when Janice Steele and her 43-year-old special-needs daughter Terri Ledbetter stopped in at Mane Street Hair Designers. Lisa Couch fixed Terri’s hair while owner Debbie Crenshaw worked with Janice.
    As always, they joked around, laughed and danced. Debbie walked them out to their car. Sometime during the night, Terri, who loved music and was never seen without her Walkman, danced up the proverbial stairway to heaven.