You can have one or more news headline items in the summary box on the left hand side of the site. Clicking on 'more' the visitor can then read the whole News item that could include images & links as well as text.
News items can be archived and even categorised eg by type. They can be given a shelf life if wanted ie they remove themselves from the headlines at a certain date & time determined by the site editor. The archive of News items can, if you want, contain all the headlines and links to the full articles provided that they have not been removed from the database.