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Today's News

  • Blythe-McManus Wedding

    Megan Danielle Blythe and Thomas Matthew McManus were married at 4 p.m. July 13, 2013, at Rosewood on Country Club by the Rev. Troy Leach, great-uncle of the bride.
    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Lee Smith III of Lancaster. She is the granddaughter of Charles R. Helms of Pineville, N.C., and the late Brenda T. Helms, of Billie L Smith of Waxhaw and the late Harold L. Smith Jr. and of Mary Catherine Blythe of Waxhaw and the late Robert Blythe.

  • Deas-Wilson Wedding

    Jennifer Hope Deas and John David Wilson Jr. were married at 2 p.m. May 4, 2013, at Union Baptist Church by the Rev. Jackie Jenkins.

  • Walking to Arizona

    Most people would probably admit to daydreaming about a great adventure, perhaps one that takes off into the wild blue yonder with no set travel rules, only a destination to be reached. 

    On July 19, two Lancaster natives set out on just such an adventure, backpacking down the southeast coast and across the deep south to Phoenix, Ariz.

  • How to reduce the threat of runaway wildfires

     Televised images of roaring infernos devastating forests and destroying entire communities in western states have been unsettling. 

    Having experienced frightening grass fires at Cedarleaf, I cannot imagine the terror of landowners facing the recent mega-fires.

    Because superfires are becoming more common, the American Forest Foundation just devoted a large section of its new magazine, “Woodland,” to this topic. 

  • Grasping at straw

     Gregory A. Summers

    gsummers@thelancasternews.com

    For almost four years, Sally Deese had an unused gift from her neighbor in the backyard of her Four Oaks farm in the Buford community.

    At one time it was a bale of hay just sitting there.

    But now, the bale of hay in wrapped in vines producing round, ripe and great-tasting watermelons.

  • Hunt-Smith Wedding

    Jacqueline Marie Hunt and NaBarrett Cherard Smith were married Sept. 8, 2012, at Cape Fear Botanical Garden in Fayetteville, N.C.
    The bride is the daughter of Ronald and Carolyn Quenga of Raeford, N.C. She is the granddaughter of Unellear Rogers of Raeford, N.C., and the late Gene Rogers. She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration with concentration in health care from Methodist University.

  • Get ready to play!

    Robert Howey
    rhowey@thelancasternews.com
    The 2013 high school football season opens today as county schools kick off preparation for the upcoming season.
    Each county school has a workout scheduled today, Aug. 2, the first day for preseason drills which open around the state.
    Lancaster
    Lancaster gets rolling early as Bruins head coach Bennie McMurray will greet his team at 8 a.m.
    The Bruins will practice at 8 a.m. today, Saturday, Aug. 3, and Monday, Aug. 5.

  • Get ready to play!

    Robert Howey
    rhowey@thelancasternews.com
    The 2013 high school football season opens today as county schools kick off preparation for the upcoming season.
    Each county school has a workout scheduled today, Aug. 2, the first day for preseason drills which open around the state.
    Lancaster
    Lancaster gets rolling early as Bruins head coach Bennie McMurray will greet his team at 8 a.m.
    The Bruins will practice at 8 a.m. today, Saturday, Aug. 3, and Monday, Aug. 5.

  • $800 purse sure to lure new drivers

    Michael Knight
    For The Lancaster News
    The highlight of the Montgomery Towing Super Street division race Saturday, Aug. 3, is the $800 prize.
    The Super Street division is one of Lancaster Super Speedway’s most popular divisions. You can expect to see some new drivers vying for the $800 purse.
    Other divisions running Saturday night are NDRA GM Performance Late Models, Deal 1 Auto Sales Crate Sportsman, Cauthen Motors Pure Street and M&M Garage Muffler & Tire Extreme 4.

  • Divine command applies to all of us

    The New Testament is filled with commands and exhortations to Christians to love each other.
    Just before his death, Jesus taught his disciples, “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another” (John 13:34).