• In Business

    Rodriguez joins Thompson

    Ernie Rodriguez joined Thompson Financial Group in September as an investment advisor representative and is now serving clients in the Fort Mill/Indian Land community with their personal and business financial needs.

    Rodriguez works out of the firm’s Charlotte office and can be reached at (704) 840-2255.

    Rodriguez and his wife, Kathleen and their two daughters, Angela and Emily, moved to Indian Land from the Detroit, Mich. area.

  • New owner takes over IL nightspot offers live music

    Jane Alford


    A popular Indian Land nightspot has changed hands again.

    Myra Bowers bought the former Palmetto Ale House (once known as Palmetto Jack’s) from Kevin Wagner in November.

    Bowers, who has owned and managed bars in this region for 30-plus years, is excited about her new place in Indian Land.

    “I inherited three wonderful cooks when I bought this place,” she said, so the Pour House offers excellent food.

  • Legislators share gloomy forecast

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  • BB&T opening in Carolina Commons next week




    Indian Land residents will have a new place to manage their money when BB&T opens its newest branch at Carolina Commons on Dec. 15.

    The bank will offer a wide range of products and services for individuals and businesses at its new location, one of 1,400 sites in 11 states.

  • Q Works wins workplace award

    One of Indian Land’s small businesses was recently named one of the best places to work in the Charlotte area.

    The Q Works Group, an executive recruiting firm based in Indian Land, won second place in the small business (10 to 49 employees) category in Charlotte Business Journal’s annual Best Places to Work awards. Twenty-five small businesses competed in the category.

    Companies were chosen for the awards based on nominations submitted to the Charlotte Business Journal and employee satisfaction surveys.

  • Carolina Pharmacy set to open soon in IL

    When customers come into Carolina Pharmacy, they can expect to find a relaxed atmosphere, where they can sit and watch TV while waiting to pick up their prescriptions or browse the pharmacy at their leisure. And repeat customers should not be surprised when the pharmacist knows them by name.

    Partner Vic Patel promises customers will never have to wait to speak with a too-busy pharmacist or encounter the turnover common among pharmacists in retail pharmacies.

  • County a ‘hotbed’ for call centers?

    Lancaster is poised to become a “hotbed” for call centers, and local officials want to get potential workers trained before the companies even locate here.

    Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. President Keith Tunnell said his board has given him the go-ahead to pursue partnerships and training opportunities for Lancaster residents without jobs. The training would hopefully give Lancaster residents a leg up on the competition, should a new call center locate here, Tunnell said.

    Several call centers are looking at the Lancaster area as a possible home.

  • In Business

    Legislative breakfast Dec. 4

    The Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce will host a Legislative Breakfast from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Dec. 4 at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

    The event will give chamber members an opportunity to hear first-hand the issues new state and federal leaders will tackle next year.

    Attendees will hear S.C. Chamber of Commerce president Otis Rawl, U.S. Rep. John Spratt, S.C. Senator-elect Mick Mulvaney and S.C. Reps. Jimmy Neal and Deborah Long.

  • Report: Maret local culture, arts


  • Comporium signs pact on Olympics coverage