• MUSC buys Lancaster hospital

    Springs Memorial Hospital has been sold to the Medical University of South Carolina, linking it to the state’s premier teaching hospital as it branches out beyond its campus in Charleston.
    The news prompted gleeful reaction among local leaders.
    “So many of our rural hospitals in South Carolina have closed, and I’ve been concerned about that. This alleviates that worry,” said Mandy Powers Norrell, who represents Lancaster in S.C. House District 44. 

  • Business Briefcase 12-5-18

    Chamber 101 orientation Dec. 5
    The Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce is offering Chamber 101 from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Dec. 5 at TownPlace Suites, 1047 Red Ventures Drive, Indian Land. At the event, new members will learn about membership benefits, networking opportunities and personal development opportunities. For details or to register, email brenda@lancasterchambersc.com.


  • Black Friday shoppers look for deals

    Thousands of shoppers flocked to stores before the Thanksgiving turkey even had time to get cold Thursday, getting an early jump on Black Friday shopping.
    Lori Deese started Black Friday shopping Thursday afternoon in Lancaster and finished up in Rock Hill about 1:30 a.m. Deese said she braves the crowds for the great deals she finds every year, nearly completing her Christmas shopping every Black Friday.
    On Friday morning, she made her way to the new Promenade at Carolina Reserve shopping center in Indian Land about 9:30 a.m. to complete her Christmas checklist.

  • Hwy 55 reaches out to IL fire victims

    Local restaurateur Jason Hall is giving back to his community one family at a time – most recently, the victims of a devastating fire in Indian Land.
    Hall owns two Hwy 55 Burgers Shakes & Fries restaurants, one in Indian Land and one in Lancaster. Both locations often feature “percentage nights,” where for one night, a percentage of all revenues go to a charity, a church or a family in need.

  • Business Briefcase 11-28-18

    Jewelry and more sale at hospital
    Springs Memorial Hospital, 800 W. Meeting St., Lancaster, will host a jewelry and accessories fundraising sale 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 28-29 and 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 30 in the hospital’s lobby. All proceeds benefit the Springs Memorial Hospital Projects Fund.

    SC Works Regional Job Fair at Catawba Indian Nation

  • Duke Energy seeks 10% S.C. rate hike

    Duke Energy on Nov. 8 asked state regulators for a 10 percent overall increase in its South Carolina electric rates, with a 12 percent hike for residential customers.
    The rate requests, filed with the S.C. Public Service Commission, would increase the utility’s revenues by about $168 million, according to a Duke Energy press release.
    Residential customers would get the biggest hike. Commercial and industrial accounts would see an average increase of 8.3 percent.

  • Business Briefcase 11-21-18

    ServPro hosts food drive for T-Day
    ServPro of Lancaster and Kershaw counties is seeking help with its second annual Thanksgiving Food Drive to help families in need for their Thanksgiving meal.
    All foods collected will go to the Christian Services food pantry in Lancaster.
    The deadline for donations is Nov. 19.
    For details or to request a donation pickup, call (803) 669-0867 or (803) 475-7500.

  • IL projects win Heavy Hitter Awards

    from MPV Properties
    Indian Land was a big winner at the Charlotte Business Journal’s fifth annual Heavy Hitters Commercial Real Estate Awards dinner at the Westin Hotel on Nov. 1.
    On a night when the real-estate industry recognized the 25 best developments in commercial real estate from 2017-18 in the Greater Charlotte region, two Indian Land projects – RedStone and CompuCom – walked away with two of the top awards.
    Top retail development

  • Business Briefcase 11-14-18

    Farmers market still open Saturday
    The Lancaster County Farmers Market, 1920 Pageland Highway, Lancaster, is open 7 a.m-1 p.m. Saturdays in November and December, while supplies last. The market offers local and S.C.-grown produce. Call (803) 285-5545 for details.

  • Business Briefcase 11-7-18

    Chamber offers new member orientation
    The Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce is offering a new program to help new members get involved and inform them of great ways to better use their chamber membership.
    During Chamber 101 from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Nov. 7, chamber members and staff will make sure new members take full advantage of their membership benefits, networking opportunities and personal development opportunities.
    RSVP to brenda@lancasterchambersc.com to register or for details.