Today's Features

  • 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.

  • Editor’s note: We are reprinting this Remember When column, which was originally published in the Nov. 8, 2008, edition of The Lancaster News, at the request of our readers.

    At one time, the significance of Nov. 11 – Veterans Day – wasn’t lost on anyone.

    Of course, World War I ended years before I was born, but Uncle Harry made sure I was well-schooled on what he called the War to End All Wars.

    There was a bunch of World War I soldiers around, too.

  • Amanda Carol Jaillette and Brandon Neil Couch were married at 5:30 p.m. April 12, 2014, at First United Methodist Church by the Rev. Charles Phillips.

  • Ashley Christine Hance and Jamie Daniel Wheeler were married at 6 p.m. Aug. 23, 2014, at Lakeside Pavilion on Lake Wateree in Camden by the Rev. Heather Reitenga of Chapin.
    The bride is the daughter of Rita Hance of Lancaster and Boyd Hance Jr. of Heath Springs. She is the granddaughter of the late Elizabeth and Boyd Hance Sr. and the late Evelyn and Emmitt Cauthen. She is a 2007 graduate of Lancaster High School and received an associate’s degree in criminal justice from the University of South Carolina Lancaster in 2010. She is a manager at Aldi Inc. in Lancaster.

  • Laura Elizabeth Grier and James W. “Ren” Henderson III were married July 4, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nev.
    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Grier of Lancaster. She received a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina in 2001 and is a billing auditor for Southeastern Freight Lines.
    The groom is the son of Dr. and Mrs. James W. Henderson Jr. of Lancaster. He received a bachelor’s degree from Newberry College in 1998.
    The bride was given in marriage by her father, Thomas E. Grier.