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Today's Features

  • Ongoing
    Haunted Junkyard

    Mahaffey’s Used Cars and Parts, 1475 N. Rocky River Road, will hold its sixth annual haunted junk yard 7-11 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, and Thursday, Oct. 31.
    There will also be hot dogs, nachos, drinks and T-shirts. Cost is $5 and all proceeds benefit the Boy Scouts. For details, call (803) 416-6729 or (803) 285-1057.

  • Ongoing
    Pumpkin patch

    Antioch Baptist Church, 3052 Taxahaw Road, will hold its fourth annual Pumpkin Patch Ministry Outreach from  2 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, Tuesday, Oct. 29, and Thursday, Oct. 31. The patch is closed Sunday and Wednesday.
    Proceeds benefit the OYHC! campaign. For details, call (803) 285-3922 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

  • Seven years ago, Tom and Hope Davis chose Lancaster as their new home. Relocating here from Virginia, they headed south to be closer to their children who live in Belmont, N.C., and at the time, a little further away in Florida.  While home searching, they found the perfect house at 4060 Flint Drive in the Shiloh Commons neighborhood.  

  • This is a Halloween tale, especially for my friend, Bill, in Kershaw. Bill has difficulty seeing these days, but can still picture it in his mind. I’m sure someone will read it to him.

    It was the last of October and the wind was whistling along Chesterfield Avenue.

    Aunt Bess told me that the cold air must have been blowing in from some icy place far away.

  • Members of Lancaster County EMS, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Department and the city of Lancaster Fire Department are coming together for a night of fun and comedy to raise money for the Disabled American Veterans Chapter in Lancaster.

    The “Tribute To Veterans – A Variety and Comedy Show” will take place on Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. in the Bundy Auditorium at University of South Carolina Lancaster.

  • October is Family Promise Awareness Month, when a local and national focus is put on the problem of homelessness – more specifically the homelessness of children – in Lancaster County and across the country.

    Family Promise was founded in 1988 and is a national non-profit organization that mobilizes communities and existing resources to help homeless families regain their independence. 

  • Magan Rebecca Parker and Sabino Zani Jr., M.D., were married July 13, 2013, at Duke University Chapel in Durham, N.C.
    The bride is the daughter of Becky and Gerald Parker of Lancaster. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Dixon and the late Mr. and Mrs. Donald Parker. She is a 1999 graduate of Lancaster High School. She received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of South Carolina in 2003 and a master’s degree in nursing from Duke University in 2013. She is a nurse anesthetist at Duke University Medical Center.

  • Kristen Danielle Steranka and Charles Eric Applewhite, both of Columbia, were married March 9, 2013, at 701 Whaley in Columbia by the Rev. Mark McMinn.
    The bride is the daughter of Jim and Joni Steranka of Lancaster. She is the granddaughter of Thomas and Ruby Bailey of Lancaster and of Charlotte Steranka of Pittsburgh, Pa., and the late John Steranka. She is a 2006 graduate of Lancaster High School and a 2011 graduate of Anderson University with a bachelor’s degree in interior design. She is a commercial designer at Miller’s Inc., in Columbia.

  • Amy Michelle Skinner and Jonathan David Bowman were married at 1 p.m. Aug. 17, 2013, at St. Mary’s Chapel in Charlotte by the Rev. M. Scott Davis.
    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wick Skinner of Fairhope, Ala. She is the granddaughter of Anna Lindsay and the late Malcolm Lindsay and of the late Mr. and Mrs. Wickliffe Skinner Jr. She is a graduate of Campbell University and received a master’s degree in clinical social work from the University of South Carolina.

  • Tom and Donna Burdette announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelly Marie Burdette, to Kevin Day Cauthen Jr., all of Lancaster.
    The wedding was planned for 3 p.m. Oct. 12, 2013, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Cauthen Sr.
    Miss Burdette is the granddaughter of Frances Steele and the late Benjamin Steele and of Lois Burdette and the late Harold Burdette. She is a 2001 graduate of Lancaster High School and received a bachelor’s degree in history from Winthrop University in 2005. She is an eighth-grade teacher at Buford Middle School.