• 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.

  • Greenway cuts ribbon on Comporium Amphitheater

    FORT MILL – The Anne Springs Close Greenway recognized its first completed capital project from the “Nature Needs You” capital campaign Thursday, April 9, with the ribbon cutting on the new Comporium Amphitheater.

  • DOC honors Graham as economic development ambassador

    COLUMBIA – As part of the annual Industry Appreciation Week, the S.C. Department of Commerce recently announced is 2015 Ambassadors for Economic Development.

  • Beltone donates hearing aids to Lancaster man in need

    Lancaster resident Larry Duncan recently received two free hearing aids from the Beltone Hearing Care Foundation which he called unexpected and shocking.
    Duncan was recommended for these hearing devices by local hearing care practitioner Amanda Bonner of Carolina Beltone.
    Bonner said Duncan, who first came to her office in March for a hearing evaluation, was a “worthy” recipient of this Beltone gift.
    “He was recommended because he needed the help,” she said. “Everyone deserves to hear better.”

  • Best Burgers in the South

    All the world’s problems could be solved in the small back room tucked away behind the counter at Sambo’s 903 Diner and Drive-In on Flat Creek Road. Steeped in the sound of crackling grease, nobody is a stranger here for long.
    For 45 years, local residents have celebrated anniversaries, proposals and birthdays – one woman even went into labor – over roast pork sandwiches and hand-cut french fries with Sambo Faile behind the cash register.

  • Business Briefcase 8-6-14

    IL business hosts family fun day
    PRO Martial Arts, 8390 Charlotte Highway, Suite 104 in the Cross Creek Shopping Center, Indian Land, will host a free family fun day from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8.
    Families are encouraged to take a mini class, learn a self defense move from the ARMOR program, enjoy local food and walk away with a party favor bag. Spin the prize wheel for a new backpack, pizza party, T-shirts, gift cards and a reusable string bag. For details, call (803) 403-9693.
    Mackey offers health programs