• Unique development comes to Indian land


    Acreage Breakdown

    • Potential size of entire development – 600 acres

    • Properties within the development:


  • City of Light is growing




  • New strip mall going up on 521

    Carolina Gateway Commons, a new office buiding on U.S. 521, will provide doctors’ offices, as well as retail. The two-story strip mall is being built next to Eric Sigmon Automobile.

    Eric Sigmon owns the building, which he hopes will open in September.

    MHC Industrial Inc. broke ground on the building at the end of May and should finish by the first of September, said Marty Harper, who owns the contracting firm. The building will be 18,000 square feet.

    Sigmon said the building is unique because of its two floors.

  • Longtime broadcaster moving on

    During his 45-year career in broadcast news, Bob Pearse has worked in radio and TV, in the United States and overseas, as a weekend sports anchor, part-time missionary and morning radio personality and, most recently, as acting news director and anchor at CN2 news in Rock Hill.

    At the end of May, Pearse was abruptly terminated from the job he held for nine years by the cable news network owned by Comporium Communications, after what he described as changes in upper- level management.

  • In Business

    Candidates to speak to IL Council


    The Indian Land Council of the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce will meet at 8 a.m. Thursday, May 8, in the Indian Land law office of Blackwell Trimnal in the Indian Land Professional Building at the corner of River Road and U.S. 521. District 1 Lancaster County Council candidates Larry McCullough and Alan Patterson will be the featured speakers.


    Local BNI group meeting weekly


  • Doctors earn MRO status

    Palmetto Tri-County Internal Medicine

    Dr. Fred Michael Kimbrell and Dr. Trey Knight of Palmetto Tri-County Internal Medicine recently qualified as certified medical review officers.

  • Developers ‘bullish’ on county

    Jenny Hartley




    Crosland and Merrifield Partners are bullish on Lancaster County.


    That’s according to Mike Bilodeau, development manager for Merrifield Partners.


    The company invested in 521 Corporate Center on U.S. 521 North beginning in 2001. Now there is more than 200,000 square feet of corporate office space there, almost all of it occupied.


    Now, the company is working on Bailes Ridge, a corporate park off S.C. 160.


  • Animal hospital reopens in IL

    When Dr. Carol Dietz-Rimar

    was killed in a car accident in

    2007, her death rocked the

    Indian Land community. The

    1,200 clients of Indian Land

    Animal Hospital were left wondering

    about the future of the


    The staff kept it open with

    the assistance of part-time substitute

    vets until they sent out

    notices in December announcing

    the clinic’s closure.

    After the announcement of

    the closing, a new veterinarian

    stepped forward to buy the


  • Business networking group organizing

    BNI, a referral group that helps businesses grow, is forming in Indian Land. The membership is open to the public.

    Everyone is welcome to come and bring a friend who might be interested.

    The group is meeting from 7:45 to 8:45 a.m. on alternate Wednesdays at Carolina Lakes Golf Club at Sun City Carolina Lakes.

    Its next meeting will be today, March 26.

  • Power Team updates state marketing tool

    The S.C. Power Team

    recently produced the latest

    edition of “Why Companies

    Locate in South Carolina.” The

    10-page booklet communicates

    the business advantages a company

    will enjoy by locating in

    South Carolina.

    “An analysis of South Carolina’s

    business advantages indicated

    that they could be

    grouped under five broad attributes”,

    said Fred Gassaway,

    executive vice president of the

    S.C. Power Team. “Those attributes