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Open enrollment time for many health plans

It’s that time of the year again when people are allowed to make changes to their health insurance plans for the upcoming year. It’s also that time of year when people stress and procrastinate making these decisions.
A best practice is to evaluate how your current plan has performed in 2016 and to make changes (if needed) to improve your plan for 2017.


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The Hot Dog King: ‘Even on slow days, it’s 100% better’

Main St. move pays off

By Greg Summers

Local restaurateur Howard Witherspoon thinks Lancaster’s Main Street is still the place to do business, which is why he moved there.
“From Market Street to here, it’s like night and day,” said Witherspoon, who co-owns The Hot Dog King with his wife, Toya. “Even on slow days, it’s 100 percent better.”
Witherspoon’s move to 220 S. Main St., fueled by word of mouth, has become the talk of the downtown business district. Witherspoon moved to Main Street in mid-June.


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Rezoning draws company to in-town site

By Greg Summers

Lancaster City Council passed a rezoning request Tuesday night to allow a construction company office and warehouse to locate at 305 E. Arch St.
The vote to change the zoning from R-10 (Residential) to B-2 (Neighborhood Commercial) was unanimous. While property owner James Boswell had originally requested a B-3 (General Commercial) rezoning to also allow the sales and service of golf carts, city council opted for the B-2 classification.


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Construction-equipment school starts Lancaster classes Oct. 17

By Nita Brown

For people looking for a job, a new kind of school is opening soon in Lancaster – Carolina Construction School, offering classes in heavy-equipment operation and commercial driver’s license certification.
At a kickoff luncheon Aug. 19, more than 50 representatives from government agencies, utility companies, businesses and service groups gathered to hear more about the school’s plans.


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CWI buys user for Lancaster plant’s wire

By Mandy Catoe

Central Wire’s Lancaster plant just got an additional guaranteed customer for its products, through an acquisition by its Canadian-based parent company.
The Lancaster facility, at 1552 Cedar Pines Lake Road, manufactures single-strand wire. Central Wire Industries has bought Indiana-based Sanlo Inc., which manufactures stainless and galvanized strand wire. Sanlo strands single-end wire into rope or cable.


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Kono Pizza opens inside Walmart

An 'out-of-the-box' pizza experience

By Greg Summers

Gayle Adams tried her first Kono cone-shaped, soft-crust pizza several years ago while vacationing in Singapore because she was hungry and in a hurry.
“I saw a pizza I could eat while I kept shopping,” she said. “And it tasted really, really good, too.”
At the time, she was a program analyst for VSE Corp., which provides engineering and technical support services for the U.S. military.


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Column: What does an average Medicare enrollee pay?

Many people have a misconception that Medicare is free healthcare coverage for when they reach age 65.

That is far from the truth.

This column spells out some of the common costs that are associated with Medicare, to show future Medicare recipients what they might expect when they enroll. For a more detailed explanation of each of these parts of the program, visit Medicare.gov.


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Personal training business provides clients with workouts and custom meal plans

Muscles and Mascara LLC

By Hannah Strong

For 29-year-old personal trainer Jenny Starnes, fitness training isn’t all about big muscles and flexing. It’s about building women’s self-confidence while living a healthy lifestyle.


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Staff reports

Marco’s Pizza opens 2nd IL restaurant

The father-son duo that opened Marco’s Pizza in Six Mile Commons near Walmart last year opened a second Indian Land location last week.


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Nita Brown For the Lancaster News

Southern Wisteria: Personal chef ramps up service to Lancaster area

If you think a personal chef is only for the rich and famous, think again. Southern Wisteria owner, Jackie Starnes, is out to change your mind and maybe even bring her culinary skills to your table. 


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