Today's Features

  • 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.

  •  J.B. “Bill” and Martha Outen Knight celebrated their 50th anniversary on Feb. 25, 2017.

    They were married Feb. 25, 1967, in Lancaster.

    The Knight’s have one daughter, Cyndi Knight Hudson; one son, Russell M. Knight; a daughter-in-law, Melissa Sokel Knight; and four grandchildren.

    Bill and Martha are both retired from Springs Inc.

  • Tim Cox of Monroe, N.C. and Teby Tapley of Lancaster announce the engagement of their daughter, Taryn Cox, to Justin Davis, both of Monroe.

    The wedding is planned for 2 p.m. April 8 at the Henry Hall Wilson House in Monroe.

    Miss Cox is the granddaughter of Frances Loyd of Lancaster and JoAnn Cox of Monroe. She is a 2007 graduate of Parkwood High School, and has a degree in medical office administration. She is employed by Southern Select Pool, Inc. in Monroe.

  • John and Amy Pacana of Lancaster announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Pacana, to Evan Byrd, both of Rock Hill.

    The wedding is planned for 3 p.m. April 22, 2017, in Lancaster.

  • Sheneek Lloyette Haggins and Willie Bryan Jackson, both of Lancaster, were married Aug. 13, 2016, at First Washington Baptist Church in Lancaster.

    The bride is the daughter of Willie Lloyd Haggins and Gussenia D. Haggins, both of Lancaster.  She is the granddaughter of William and Rena Mae Thompson of Washington, D.C., the late Gussie and Geneva McIlwain and the late Jim Howard “Shorty” Gaither.