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Today's Features

  • Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Trujillo announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Trujillo, all of Lancaster, to Ralph Hotham Jr., of Kershaw.

    The wedding is planned for 11 a.m. Dec. 16, 2017, in Lancaster.

    Miss Trujillo is employed with Comporium.

    Mr. Hotham is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Hotham Sr., of Kershaw. He is employed with Trinity Industries.

  •  Amelia Margaret Martin of Lugoff, formerly of Manning, and Nicholas Hunter McManus of Lugoff, were married at 5 p.m. March 25, 2017, at Manning United Methodist Church in Manning by the Rev. James Carl Adams of Columbia.

    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Lewis Martin of Manning. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Edward Gamble Jr. of Manning, the late Mr. and Mrs. Stamey Albert Martin of Lancaster and Mr. and Mrs. James Sieber Wellock of Manning.

  •  Jeffrey and Maria Culp announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Marie Culp, all of Lancaster, to Matthew Wayne Pruitt of Lancaster.

    The wedding is planned for 2 p.m. Saturday, May 6 at Rosewood on Country Club in Lancaster.

    Miss Culp is the granddaughter of Marion and Josephine Starnes of Lancaster. She is a 2012 graduate of Lancaster High School and a 2016 graduate of USC Lancaster with a bachelor’s in business. She is a teller at Founders Federal Credit Union.

  •  Franklin and Linda Jacobs announce the engagement of their daughter, Kathryn Rachel Jacobs, all of Lancaster, to Kenneth Ronald “Trey” Martin III of Lancaster.

    The wedding is planned for April 8, 2017 in Lancaster.

  • Jim McCulloch and Donna McCulloch announce the engagement of their daughter, Kayla McCulloch, all of Greenville, to Andrew Ferguson of Charlotte.

    The wedding is planned for May 13, 2017 in Greenville.

  • Richard Smith of Great Falls and Kevin and Lisa Watson of Lancaster announce the engagement of their daughter, Brantley Tailor Smith of Lancaster, to Christopher Lawrence Stevenson of Lancaster.

    The wedding is planned for 6 p.m. April 22 at The Clebourne House in Fort Mill.

  • Amanda Harris
    For The Lancaster News

    Local residents are finding ways to enjoy the outdoors without the elements.
    Sun City Carolina Lakes resident Theresa Gahren’s custom-built, screened-in porch allows her to enjoy the outdoors, no matter the season or weather.
    “We love it,” she said. “It’s an extension of the inside, outside.”
    Gahren enjoys sitting on her extended patio with her German shepherds and uses her porch for eating meals, napping and reading.

  • Kayla Vaughn
    The Lancaster News

    What started out as a request for a cardboard cutout train for a birthday party prop grew into a playhouse project in the hands of Lancaster grandfather Justin McDaniel.
    McDaniel took the idea of the cardboard cutout train and expanded it into a wooden train playhouse.
    “I thought that if we made one out of wood, it would last longer,” McDaniel said.

  • Kayla Vaughn
    The Lancaster News

    Some kids have green thumbs, and other are all thumbs, but Lancaster County 4-H has a program that can teach any of them to garden.
    The 4-H small garden project sets them up with seeds and plenty of help in getting them well on the way to successful gardening.
    By growing gardens of their own, youth involved in the 2016 4-H small garden project experienced first-hand what it means to grow their own food.

  • Spring is in the air and pruners are in hand.
    Your crape myrtles might look a bit scraggly from last year’s growth, but before you commit what one local landscaper calls “crape murder,” please proceed with caution.
    Crape myrtles, a landscaping staple across the South, were introduced to the Palmetto State in the late 1700s by the French botanist Andre’ Michaux. The multi-trunked trees have smooth bark and produce a canopy of crepe-like petals in pink, white or purple. They have a long summer blooming period.