• There’s still time to get free tax prep help

    With Tax Day – April 15 – less than three weeks away, local elderly and low- to moderate-income taxpayers still have time to take advantage of free tax preparation help from three area organizations.
    United Way teams with VITA
    United Way of Lancaster County volunteers in Indian Land and Lancaster are offering free tax return preparation for those with household incomes of $55,000 or less through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

  • Business Briefcase 3-27-19

    Hot Tub Haven cuts ribbon April 2
    Owners Anthony Benson and Alexis Carberry will hold a ribbon-cutting at 2:30 p.m. April 2 at Hot Tub Haven, 9499 Old Bailes Road, Suite 107, (behind Movement Mortgage), Indian Land. The Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce will assist with the event.
    The business is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, and Sunday by appointment only. For details, call (877) 349-7727 or email Hottubhavencharlotte@gmail.com.
    SBDC offers free business services

  • IL housing targets millennials

    Indian Land may be on its way to becoming home to a younger demographic, as the northern part of the county undergoes further development featuring more apartments, restaurants and employment opportunities. 
    “That really suits the millennials, the next generation, moving in,” said Dean Faile, president of the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce, describing how companies such as Movement Mortgage, Red Ventures and CompuCom are attracting younger employees with different, often IT-based, skill sets.

  • Business Briefcase 3-20-19

    Ag+Art Tour seeking farm tour sites
    The South Carolina Ag+Art Tour is seeking farms to participate in the nation’s largest free farm tour in June. The self-guided tour is an opportunity for farms to showcase their operations and expand their exposure to locals and visitors. The tour includes local artisans on location at participating farm sites during the tour weekends.

  • SMH now Lancaster Medical Center

    It’s official. At 8:16 p.m. Feb. 28, the Medical University of South Carolina signed the closing documents to purchase Springs Memorial Hospital.
    The next morning, MUSC leaders welcomed hospital staff and elected officials in the lobby of the newly christened MUSC Lancaster Medical Center.
    Dr. Patrick Cawley, MUSC Health CEO, said the mission of the Charleston-based medical university is to improve the health of all South Carolinians.

  • Business Briefcase 3-13-19

    Collective Goods Pop-Up Sale March 13
    A Collective Goods Pop-Up Sale, sponsored by the hospital auxiliary, is 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 13, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. March 14 and 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. March 15 on the mezzanine at MUSC Health – Lancaster Medical Center, 800 W. Meeting St., Lancaster. All proceeds benefit the auxiliary’s scholarship fund and other projects.
    IL Dental Care to cut ribbon March 14

  • Indian Land institution moves south

    Yarborough Tractors & Equipment, founded in Indian Land in the 1940s, has moved south, relocating to U.S. 521 Bypass South between Lancaster and the Elgin community.
    The business now occupies the former Shute Body Shop building near J&S Concrete. It opened there Feb. 4.
    “The only things that’s changed are the address and phone number. Everything else is the same,” said business owner Tim Howie, who runs the tractor and equipment business with his son, Andrew Howie.

  • Business Briefcase 3-6-19

    Chamber member orientation March 6
    The Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce’s Chamber 101 is 8:30-9:30 a.m. March 6 in the board room at TownePlace Suites, 1047 Red Ventures Drive, Indian Land.
    The program helps new members get involved and informs them of great ways to better use their chamber membership.
    RSVP to brenda@lancasterchambersc.com or (803) 283-4105 to register or for details.
    SBDC offers free business services

  • County losing planning director

    Lancaster County Planning Director Penelope G. Karagounis has resigned to take the same position with the town of Fort Mill.
    A county employee since 2004, Karagounis was named planning director in 2012. Her last day here was Feb. 19.
    “It’s the same title. I’m moving from planning director to planning director,” she said of her new role in Fort Mill, where she will supervise a staff of four, compared to five in Lancaster.

  • IL Rotarians want to form second club

    In the 12 years since the Indian Land Rotary Club was established, a lot has changed in the northernmost point of the county.
    With far more businesses, residents and issues to face, Indian Land might be primed for a second Rotary club, which would meet at lunch to complement the breakfast club.
    “The reason for the lunch club is because of the expansion of Indian Land,” said past club President Tracy Little, who started the first IL Rotary. “If we’ve had that much success with the breakfast club, we can have success with the lunch club.”