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Today's Features

  • The Christmas spirit will be contagious at two Van Wyck events this weekend.
    Grand marshal Clarence Witherspoon will lead the annual Christmas parade at noon Saturday, Dec. 13, and a candle-lighting worship event will take participants through four churches at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14.
    The Van Wyck Community Development Club hosts the two events during the second weekend in December, appealing to those who enjoy holiday tradition and the charm of a small community.

  • My house seems to be the place to be this holiday season. I have people staying with me  each weekend through the New Year. I’m sure your home feels like Grand Central Station, too.
    When I have overnight guests, I love to prepare breakfast. What is better than starting the day with something special?
    “Rich and moist” is how Nicole Hood describes her Red Velvet Waffles with Cream Cheese Glaze.

  • Iva Rositta McDow Cunningham and Hazer Hough Jr. were married July 7, 2014, at Mount Carmel AME Zion Church by the Revs. Harold Jones and Lauressa McDow.
    The bride is a 1973 graduate of Lancaster High School. Sadie McDow stood as her honorary mother.
    The groom is a graduate of Mayo High School and earned a master’s degree from Southern Wesleyan University. Mary Ghee stood as his honorary mother.
    The bride was given in marriage by her son, Baraso Cunningham.
    Matron of honor was Mary Hazel of Lancaster, cousin of the bride.

  • Katherine Marie Crawford and Jonathan Gray Dix were married July 26, 2014, at St. Luke United Methodist Church.

  • Kendall Leigh Bizzell and Cheyne Wriston Horne were married at 5 p.m. July 12, 2014, at Spring Hill Baptist Church by the Rev. Brad Threatt.
    The bride is the daughter of Matt Bizzell of Moravian Falls, N.C., and Ashley Bizzell of Rock Hill. She is the granddaughter of Bill and Judy Boulware of Rock Hill and Henry and Lousie Bizzell of Moravian Falls.
    She is a 2010 graduate of Rock Hill High School and a 2014 graduate of Winthrop University. She works for Easter Seals of South Carolina.

  • Philippe and Lynne Lussier of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, announce the engagement of their daughter, Camille Lussier, to Mychal Waters of Lancaster.
    The wedding is planned for 3 p.m. Dec. 20, 2014, in Ottawa.
    Mr. Waters the son of Lee and Rhonda Waters of Lancaster.

  • Reginald and Catherine Sistare announce the engagement of their daughter, Paige Nolan Sistare, all of Lancaster, to Justin Kubiak, of Rockingham, N.C.
    The wedding is planned for Dec. 13, 2014, in Hamlet, N.C.
    Miss Sistare is the granddaughter of Martha Stevens of Lancaster, the late William “Bill” and Frances Moore and the late Paul Sistare. She is a 2009 Buford High School graduate and studied Dental Assisting at York Technical College. Paige is an employee of Moubry Family Dentistry in Southern Pines, NC.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Allen Berry Ellis announce the engagement of their daughter, Holly Rebecca Ellis, all of Heath Springs, to Brandon Tyler Craig of Lancaster.
    The wedding is planned for 4 p.m. May 30, 2015, at St. Luke United Methodist Church.
    Miss Ellis is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Fred Ellis and the late Mr. and Mrs. Joyce T. Horne. She is a 2011 graduate of Lancaster High School. She is a senior at Winthrop University pursuing a bachelor’s degree in mathematics.

  • The struggles of the first battles are over. The soldiers who fought them are now safely home. They can dream of doing things they once did…but for some, it will only be a dream.

    These soldiers have returned scarred and disabled. The next battle, much harder and longer than the first, is just beginning. The disabled soldiers will need the committed love and help of others to endure their struggle.   

    Those who choose to care for them are angels in our presence. These angels are real. This is one such story. It is true.

  • Michele Roberts

    For The Lancaster News

    Just in time for Veteran’s Day, a county employee has been named to two of the top spots in the state when it comes to veterans affairs.

    Robin Helms, who was appointed director of the Veterans Affairs Office in Lancaster in 2010, took office as president of the S.C. Association of County Veterans Affairs Officers on July 1 of this year, a position she will hold until June of 2016. She was also appointed to serve on the S.C. Veterans Trust Fund board in June of this year.