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Today's Features

  • Crystal Vincent Baker and Jonathan Earl Bradley were married at 2 p.m. June 19, 2013 in Huntington Beach by the Rev. Benjy Simmons.
    The bride is the daughter of Dr. Rebecca Vincent and of Dennis Vincent. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in education. She is a first grade teacher at McDonald Green Elementary School.

  • Kathleen Paige Estes and Troy Lee Yarborough Jr. were married July 20, 2013 at Legare Waring House in Charleston.
    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Slaughter and of Frank Estes III, all of Orangeburg. She is the granddaughter of Lucille Keegan of Orangeburg. She is a 2004 graduate of Orangeburg Preparatory School and a 2008 graduate of the University of South Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. She is a marketing and practice specialist for Charlotte Radiology.

  • Sunday, Oct. 20, will simultaneously mark two firsts for Lancaster – the first piano-string trio performance since the Vivian Major Robinson Concert series began more than 10 years ago, and the first ever piano-string performance at the Cultural Arts Center.

    Three talented musicians from different parts of the globe form the Sekino-Kim-Gruber trio. 

  • The Springs House was alive with activity on Thursday, Oct. 10, as board members and guests gathered for a reception to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Lancaster County Community Foundation.

    Debbie Jailette, immediate past chair of the foundation, played the piano as attendees chatted and enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres during the reception. 

    Current foundation chair Audrey Curry spoke about the foundation’s beginnings and where it stands today.

  • Theater lovers, mark your calendars – the Community Playhouse of Lancaster County is bringing the Harper Lee classic “To Kill A Mockingbird” to the stage at the Barr Street Auditorium this month.

    Directed by Chris Smith, this revised version of “To Kill A Mockinbird” by Christopher Sergel tells the story of Scout, her brother Jem and her father, the attorney Atticus Finch, who finds himself defending a black man charged with the  rape of a white woman. The time is 1935, the place is southern Alabama.

  • The Lancaster County Community Foundation (LCCF) is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a special reception at The Springs House on Thursday, Oct. 10.

    Established in 1988, the foundation was created in order to increase the charitable giving resources in Lancaster County. 

    An initial gift of $50,000 from the Springs Close Foundation got the foundation started. 

  •  KARE release

    Kershaw Area Resource Community Exchange (KARE) announces a weekend of beauty and hope.  With an eye on the future, KARE continues not only to assist neighbors in financial crisis, but also empower them to take charge of their futures. 

    Through educational workshops – a program that continues to expand – participants are taught various skills that will assist in money saving, further life skill development, networking and more.  

  • Just a Pinch

    By Janet Tharpe

     “No self-respecting Southerner uses instant grits!”

    Ahem, I beg to differ. This line from the film “My Cousin Vinny” may have made the legal case for the lead character, but it doesn’t hold water in my way of thinking. 

    I also take goodnatured issue with the notion that Northerners aren’t able to “get” this A.M delicacy. 

  •  There I was, sitting at my desk, writing a story on deadline and sipping from a tall cup of iced coffee, when I heard a comment that turned my head. 

    “Chris, I just have to tell you that I can’t stand iced coffee,” said my coworker, and occasional chef, Greg Summers. “Hot coffee is where it’s at. I’ll never figure out the appeal of that cold stuff. I just don’t get it. Coffee is ’sposed to be hot enough to take hair off a hog’s back.”

  • Wendy Winn knew from the time she was a little girl what she wanted to be when she grew up – a performer. 

    A 2012 graduate from Andrew Jackson High School, Winn was part of the art-focused curriculum and had shown a gift t for music all through her school years. 

    Now a sophomore at Belmont College in Nashville, Tenn., Winn is studying commercial voice with an emphasis in music business and vocal performance in order to continue to pursue her dream of a career in singing.