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Today's Features

  • This is the story of two Kershaw families joined at the hip for half a century. It’s a complicated tale, so you’ll have to pay attention, but it ends in a happy place.

    Fifty years ago, two brothers walked down the aisle of Thorn Hill Baptist Church in Kershaw, each escorting a sister to give away to two brothers standing at the altar. 

  • This is the story of two Kershaw families joined at the hip for half a century. It’s a complicated tale, so you’ll have to pay attention, but it ends in a happy place.

    Fifty years ago, two brothers walked down the aisle of Thorn Hill Baptist Church in Kershaw, each escorting a sister to give away to two brothers standing at the altar. 

  • Robert D. Williams and Donna L. Williams announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Lynn Williams, to Taylor Jaymes Soltow, all of Kershaw.

    The wedding is planned for 6 p.m. April 15, 2017, at Carolina Sunrise in North Myrtle Beach.

    Miss Williams is the granddaughter of Linda and Danny Williams of Kershaw and Jewel Neal of Lancaster. She is a 2016 graduate of Andrew Jackson High School, and plans to attend Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology in August. She works at Mirror Image hair salon.

  • Charles “Chuck” Ussery of Kershaw announces the engagement of his daughter, Julie Elizabeth Ussery, to Matthew Brian Usher, both of Lancaster.

    The wedding is planned for 5 p.m. August 6, 2016, at Bethlehem Baptist Church.

    Miss Ussery is the granddaughter of Charles and Pat Ussery of Kershaw. She is a 2007 graduate of Andrew Jackson High School. She is an administrative assistant at Sheheen, Hancock & Godwin, LLP.

  • Scott and Sharon Cato announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Cato, all of Lancaster, to Tyler Bradley of Kershaw.

    The wedding is planned for 5 p.m. July 17, 2016, in Monroe, N.C.

    Miss Cato is the granddaughter of Larry and Margaret Harrison of Lancaster and Charles and Carol Lucas of Coolville, Ohio. She is a 2010 graduate of Lancaster High School and has a bachelor of science degree in childhood education. She is a first-grade teacher at North Elementary School.

  • Victor and Sharon Caldwell announce the engagement of their daughter, Paige Elizabeth Caldwell, to Brett Michael Sitte, all of Lancaster.

    The wedding is planned for 6 p.m. Oct 1, 2016, at the Garden Cafe in York.

  • A dozen butterflies were released Wednesday morning at Red Rose Park in the heart of Lancaster in honor of the late Mayor Joe Shaw, who served the city for 33 years.
    More than 30 citizens, city and county officials, garden club members and special guest Charlotte Shaw, widow of Joe Shaw, were in attendance to honor the former mayor.

  • Chef Blair Mingo returns to his Charleston home after work.
    He drops three bags from a local farmer’s market on his kitchen counter and begins unloading the night’s dinner, reflecting on the day as he rolls out an onion and begins to chop.
    At work he gave about 35 tourists a cooking lesson with a little Lowcountry history. The Lancaster native works at Charleston Cooks, which sells high-end kitchen gear and teaches cooking lessons.

  • Back in the 1920s and ‘30s, the doctors had that good bedside manner about them. We never knew what an emergency room was. When the need was there, the doctor came to your home, and he didn’t charge you an arm and a leg, either.
    I guess I am a living example of this. You see, I was born in Peachland, N.C. You might call it a one-horse town back in the day. My dad had a farm with several horses, some cows, a few chickens and a lumber mill business.

  • David Kellin
    For The Lancaster News

    Lonnie Catoe and Allen Walters were awarded the S.C. POW Medal at American Legion Post 31 in Lancaster Monday night.
    Catoe accepted his award, and Walters’ medal was given posthumously to his wife, Nancy.
    Catoe’s son Mike shared a remarkable love story with the large crowd in attendance, which included many relatives of Catoe and Walters.