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Business

  • Construction-equipment school starts Lancaster classes Oct. 17

    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.

  • CWI buys user for Lancaster plant’s wire

    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.

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

    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.

  • Rezoning draws company to in-town site

    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.

  • 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.

  • Muscles and Mascara LLC

    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.

    Starnes began Muscles and Mascara, a personal-training business, six months ago and currently trains 25 clients out of T.J.’s Fitness in Kershaw and Big Wayne’s Gym in Lancaster and Rock Hill. She charges $30 each one-hour, one-on-one training session for women.

  • 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.

    Mike and Andy Hunter’s new store at 8348 Charlotte Highway is also boosting the local economy by adding up to 30 jobs. The new restaurant, which opened Aug. 8, is run by general manager Sean Hagan, who helped open the Hunters’ first store here.

  • 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. 

    Based in Kershaw, Starnes turned a personal passion into a business. For the last seven years, she’s been providing personal chef service, catering and making custom baked goods. She’s now ready to offer her service to more folks in Lancaster County.

  • Business booms for Fourth of July

    Lighting a fuse, hearing the launch and seeing a shower of colorful sparks appeals to many Americans as they light fireworks to celebrate Independence Day. 

    And Lancaster County’s northern Panhandle, just over the state line, is a fireworks destination for many from North Carolina, where fireworks laws are stricter than South Carolina’s.

  • Faile preaches local

    When it comes to running one of the best restaurants around day-to-day, Cecil Faile couldn’t ask for a better teacher.