• Continental Tire evacuates after bomb threat

    A corporate headquarters in Indian Land was evacuated Thursday afternoon after one of its workers got an email saying there was a bomb in the building.
    Employees at the Continental Tire of Americas center in MacMillan Business Park off U.S. 521 were sent home just after 1 p.m. Dec. 13, said Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Doug Barfield.
    “Somebody there got an email saying there was a bomb in the building and unless they received money, the bomb would be set off,” he said.

  • Business Briefcase 12-19-18

    Moseley wins USGBC leadership award
    Moseley Architects, which designed the new Van Wyck Elementary School and new Indian Land High School, which is seeking to be LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified, won a sustainable business leadership award in the Community Change Agent – Professional Services category from the Carolinas’ U.S. Green Business Council.

  • Lennar gives children’s home $10K

    VAN WYCK – Homebuilder Lennar Carolinas has donated $10,000 to the nonprofit Lancaster Children’s Home.
    “Our whole purpose is to get some additional notoriety for the children’s home. Hopefully, this will get some more local companies to pay attention to them,” said Jon Hardy, president of Lennar Charlotte.

  • Gilbert sings to thank major employers

    Recruiting industry to one of the state’s fastest-growing counties is serious business, requiring lots of no-nonsense, straight-laced, data-filled communication.
    Well, maybe not all the time.
    The Lancaster County Economic Development Department has produced a light-hearted, zany, lip-sync video to the Bon Jovi and Jennifer Nettles song “Who Says You Can’t Go Home.” It highlights several local industries as a way to say thank you.
    The video, taped in September and posted Nov. 19, is gaining viewership on Facebook.

  • Business Briefcase 12-12-18

    Hemp oil information event is Dec. 13
    Curious about hemp oil? Michelle Simonetti will host an information event on hemp oil at 7 p.m. Dec. 13 at The Southern Olive, 8356 Charlotte Highway, next to Publix in Indian Land.
    IL Rotary Club meets at Cruzin Reubenz
    Indian Land Rotary Club welcomes anyone interested in putting “Service Above Self.” The club meets at 7:15 a.m. Tuesdays at Cruzin Reubenz, 8390 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land. For details, contact Don Hagwell at (216) 533-0150 or dhagwell@yahoo.com.

  • Disability coalition to host employment seminar Dec. 11

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    The S.C. Disability Employment Coalition will host a free employment workshop for individuals with disabilities in Lancaster next week.
    The workshop “Disability Benefits & Employment: Make It Work for You!” is 1:30-3:30 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Carole Ray Dowling Center at USC Lancaster. It will explore misconceptions about how work affects disability benefits.
    The workshop is part of the Hire Me SC campaign, a multiyear, statewide workforce-development drive to change the culture of disability employment.

  • Atrium data breach affects patient records at CMC, some other hospitals

    Hackers may have accessed more than 2 million Atrium Health customers’ billing information and Social Security numbers in a breach reported by the company Nov. 27.
    Charlotte-based Atrium, formerly Carolinas Healthcare System, operates major medical facilities that serve many Lancaster County residents, including Carolinas Medical Center and regional hospitals in Pineville and Waxhaw.

  • 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.