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Today's Features

  • 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. 

  • Rita Vogel, the new director for the three Lancaster County libraries, envisions the library system becoming even more of a valuable resource for information and connections, assisting in the advancement of the people of Lancaster County.

    “I want people to see the library as a place where they can find reason for hope,” Vogel said. “I would like to train people to see what good information we have for them to use at their fingertips.”

  • Do you remember the saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctors away?” 

    Well, studies in science laboratories across the world have proven this very well-known slogan could very well be true. 

    One apple contains a very large number of phytochemicals known to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer and asthma. 

    Also, adding an apple into your diet could also help lower your risk for diabetes. 

  •  From release

    The annual S.C. Botanical Garden Fall Plant Sale is Oct. 4-5 at the gardens on the Clemson University campus. The staff has assembled an extensive collection of unique and seldom-offered plant species that will thrive under local growing conditions.

  •  Sherry Archie

    For The Lancaster News

    wning a house on a corner lot sometimes creates a landscaping challenge for a homeowner.  Lewie and Robin Pitts of 1329 Somerset Drive stepped up to that challenge, creating a beautiful view from all three easily-visible sides of their yard.

    Janesta Williams of Green Gardeners Garden Club and Cecile Flanders of the Lancaster Garden Club enjoyed the view so much they selected the Pitts as the winners of the September Yard of the Month. 

  •  From release

    Have you been faced with adversity, and challenge? How did you find your way through it? Each day, children are faced with challenges and struggles. One group in particular, is children who have been physically or sexually abused. 

    Annually, in April, efforts are made nationally to raise awareness of the abuse of children. 

  • Lindsay Shea Couch and Dallas Grayson Glover were married at 5:30 p.m. June 22, 2013 at Second Baptist Church in Lancaster by the Rev. Dr. Brian Gene Saxon.

  • Caroline Ashley Hammond and Brian McGill Burton were married at noon April 27, 2013, at The Quarry at Carrigan Farms in Mooresville, N.C., by Dr. Bert Welch.
    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hammond of Lancaster. She is a graduate of Lancaster High School and of Clemson University.
    The groom is the son of Mr. And Mrs. Michael Burton of East Grand Rapids, Mich. He is a graduate of East Grand Rapids High School and Berklee College of Music in Boston.
    The bride was given in marriage by her father.