Out and About

  • Join fight against diabetes Saturday at Famdamily's

    On Saturday, June 9, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., there will be a family fun day at Famdamily’s Restaurant, 1227 Great Falls Highway. Hair chalking, face painting, a dunking booth, children’s karaoke, diabetes testing and arts and crafts are just some of activities planned for the event.

  • Yard of the Month: A celebration of German roots

    Sherry Archie
    For The Lancaster News
    Forty-seven years ago, Philip and Hedwig Burbach, along with their three young daughters, left their homeland of Germany behind and moved to the United States. They were following the lead of Philip’s brother, George, who settled here in 1957.

  • Nature walks are good for body, mind and spirit

    People need trees. Literally. While we have intuitively known for years that taking a nature walk is good for our bodies, minds and spirits, researchers are now discovering that the human-tree connection can be critical to our health.
    Scientists in Japan have learned that individuals walking in woods experience more positive physiological benefits than subjects who walked in the city.

  • Cubs graduate as Pack 82 turns 50

    Michele Roberts
    For The Lancaster News
    Five local boys graduated from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts on May 6 during a ceremony held at Buford Volunteer Fire Department.
    Chandler Horton, Austin Shipston, Mason Brasington, Hunter Roberts and JP Starr crossed the bridge from Cub Scout to Boy Scout during the ceremony. The occasion was made more memorable by the fact that the graduation coincided with the 50th anniversary of Cub Scout Pack 82, which was established in 1962.

  • Mission of Hope

    Michele Roberts
    For The Lancaster News
    Whether you’re looking for a bargain or a place to donate gently used clothing and household goods, try God’s Attic Thrift Store in Heath Springs.

  • Web site offers new hope for finding lost pets

    Michele Roberts
    For The Lancaster News
    May is National Pet Month, a time to celebrate the furry, four-legged companions that can be more like family members than just mere pets. For most pet owners, the worst possible scenario would to be to lose that valued member of the family. But there are several resources that can increase the chances of reuniting with a lost dog or cat.

  • American Tree Farm System strives to stop loss of family woodlands

    Driving through the South Carolina countryside, you will occasionally see a green and white diamond-shaped sign declaring a property to be part of the American Tree Farm System. What does that mean?
    The American Tree Farm System (ATFS) is the country’s largest and oldest network of family-owned forests. More than 83,000 members are managing 26 million acres of America’s forests.

  • Artist-In-Residence

                            From release
    Fran Gardner, a professor of art and art history at the University of South Carolina Lancaster, will spend three weeks in July as the artist-in-residence at Chaco Culture National Historical Park in Chaco Canyon, Nageezi, N.M. 

  • 5K Race for Literacy is May 5

    Carolinas Literacy Network
    The third annual race for the 5K Race for Literacy is at  8 a.m. May 5 at the University of South Carolina Lancaster.
    The Literacy 5K race is a charity event created to raise awareness of literacy programs supported by Carolinas Literacy Network. Money raised by the Race for Literacy are used by Carolinas Literacy Network to guide collaboration of learners, literacy providers and supporters toward improving regional literacy levels.

  • Land trust receives two conservation easements

    Katawba Valley Land Trust
    The Katawba Valley Land Trust received two conservation easements that protect an additional  380 acres.
    A 187-acre conservation easement was donated by the Stoneboro Plantation LLC in the Stoneboro area of southern Lancaster and northern Kershaw counties.
    The donation is the second easement donated to KVLT by the Stoneboro Plantation LLC.
    The total protected acreage is 751 acres on the heavily wooded property, which protects the headwaters of Little Beaver Creek.