Today's Features

  • W.J. “Dub” and Joyce Hunter Snipes celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 26, 2013.
    A party in their honor was given by their children on Oct. 19, 2013.
    The couple has two children, Calvin Snipes and his wife Kim and Lisa S. Moree and her husband Danny. They have three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
    Dub is a retired brick mason and runs a salvage yard. Joyce is a home maker.

  • Billie Joe Snipes and Dustin Linn Arant were married Oct. 4, 2013, in Myrtle Beach by the Rev. Calvin Snipes, father of the bride.
    The bride is the daughter of the Rev. Calvin and Kim Snipes of Lancaster. She is the granddaughter of Dub and Joyce Snipes of Lancaster and of the late Coy and Hannah McNeil. She is a 1999 graduate of Buford High School and attended York Technical College. She works as a cake decorator at Food Lion.

  • Katherine Anne Small and Richard Turner Walters were married Aug. 24, 2013, at First United Methodist Church in Lancaster by the Rev. Charles Phillips.

  •  From release

    Nature lovers can become certified S.C. Master Naturalists and join a regional corps of citizen scientists by attending a weekly environmental training course beginning in March at the Anne Springs Close Greenway in Fort Mill.

    The Catawba Master Naturalist Program teaches participants how to explore the world around them, identify plants and animals, and better understand ecological concepts they can apply through volunteering in their communities. 

  •  Lancaster NAACP release

    The fellowship hall at Mount Zion AME Zion Church overflowed with attendees of all ages at the first Town Hall Meeting sponsored by the Lancaster Branch of the NAACP on Dec. 12.  

    Nearly one hundred people met to present their views on the subject “Crime Watch:  Saving Our Youth.”

  •  Sean Creeden

    USC School of Journalism 

    It’s a cool fall morning in October, and once again streets are closed across South Carolina as runners race another 5K.

    These runners rise with the sun to run in one of the many races available on any given weekend. They run to exercise, lose weight and even make friends.

  •  With the holidays and the fun family times along with delicious dinners and deserts that we are destined to eat, I’m going to give you a few extra treats on how to keep your abs and waist line in tip top shape and still enjoy eating your favorite foods. 

  •  Whether dashing to visit family or just getting away for a leisurely trip, families spend the winter holidays away from home for different reasons.

    The “Three House Run”

    Christmas travels begin at 5 a.m. Dec. 24, for the Camp family, who set out on their annual holiday journey to Warner Robins, Ga.

  • Nov. 2, 2013

    There’s got to be at least 40 volunteers here.

    Some crouching, hammers in hand. The hollow sound of tools banging against the wood echoes. The noise slicing through the autumn air. 

    Finally, the progress is visible – it’s tangible.

  • Eighty-four-year-old James Hagins is a retired Lancaster resident. He spends his days taking it easy, napping in his recliner when he feels like it. When he lost his wife of 60 years, Peggy, in September of 2012, he found an unusual outlet for his grief – quilting.

    “My mother quilted, and with eight of us children, she definitely had help when she needed it,” he said. “I didn’t mind helping her, and sometimes I was the only one she would let help, because I did things the way that suited her.”