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Today's Features

  • Week Ahead

    Habitat home dedication

    Habitat for Humanity of Lancaster County invites the public to the dedication of its 15th habitat home and welcoming of the Shawnta Lang family at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 8 at 1123 Ten Oaks Drive. Light refreshments and a home tour will follow the ceremony.

    Look Good...Feel Better is Feb. 8

  • Whether jewelry is her thing or she’s crazy about decorating, she loves guns and gadgets or is the monogram queen, there are so many ways to make the woman in your life feel merry and bright at Christmas.
    Stores in the Lancaster area are stocked with gift items for every type of woman.
    For those who have a home décor habit, Winona’s Flowers and Gifts at 3177 Pageland Highway and the Purple Rooster at 106 E. Gay St. are good places to start.

  • The secret to finding a gift for a man is as simple as buying where his interests lie.
    Sportsman or spectator, grill-master or taste-tester, handyman or craftsman, there are so many options around Lancaster to find great gifts for him.  

    Guns and ammo
    R&G Sporting Goods, located at 1890 Great Falls Highway, is stocked with gifts for the outdoorsman with hunting and fishing gear. The most popular gifts of the season are guns and ammo.

  • The candle light poles are up and ready for another old-fashioned Christmas in Van Wyck.
    The holiday festivities begin this weekend as the small community that sits between Indian Land and Lancaster holds two events – a parade Dec. 12 and a candle-lighting worship event Dec. 13 – to usher in the spirit of Christmas.

  • Toys from the movies “Star Wars,” “Frozen,” “Minions” and “Jurassic World” are covering the shelves at local stores and are projected favorites for kids this year.
    It’s the most wonderful time of year for retailers as holiday spending is expected to reach a new average high of $805.65 per person on food items, decorations, gifts and more, up from $802.45 in 2014, according to a National Retail Federation survey.

  • Three Lancaster families will ring in the holiday spirit Dec. 6 for the Lancaster Garden Club’s 29th annual Christmas Tour of Homes. That 2015 seasonal soundtrack includes hoots with  Christy and Doug Barnes, family laughter with Gwen and Audrey Curry and the make-believe march of toy soldiers with Clara and Rusty Reed.

    Do you hear what we hear?

  • Tim and Lisa Hallman of Lancaster announce the engagement of their daughter, Jena Hallman, to Jeffrey Allen “Jad” Dean Jr., both of Columbia.

    The wedding was planned for 3 p.m. Nov. 21 at Bonclarken Chapel in Hendersonville, N.C.

  • Amber Chrise Smith and Earl Samuel Phillips, both of Ladson, were married Sept. 19, 2015, at Saluda Shoals Park in Columbia by the Rev. Lorenzo Moses.

    The bride is the daughter of Adrienna Smith of Lancaster and the late Moses Smith Jr.

    She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina Lancaster with an associate’s degree in biology and the University of South Carolina Upstate with a bachelor’s degree in biology. She is a histotechnologist at AP Laboratories in Charleston.

  • Amber Elizabeth Kelley and David Wesley Cox III were married Nov. 21, 2015, at Edgemoor Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church by the Revs. Robert Elliot III and Bryant D. Fersner.

    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edgeworth A. Kelley III of Kershaw. She is the granddaughter of JoAnn Carter Jordan and the late David H. “Doc” Jordan of Fort Lawn, and the late Dr. and Mrs. Edgeworth A Kelley Jr. of Kershaw. Honorary grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Michael M. Dyer of Aiken.

  • It’s a cool, rainy Monday at the offices of Faith Presbyterian Church in Indian Land, but there are a lot of warm hearts as volunteers put the finishing touches on gift-filled shoeboxes that will be mailed to children around the world.
    Jan Sellards enjoys giving to nonprofit groups at the holidays. As well as supporting Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child, she has adopted two Angel Tree families and shops for them locally.