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Business

  • Barber-Thompson receives finance honor
  • Walmart workers wash feet, give kids new shoes, socks

    North Elementary students smiled Tuesday morning as they skipped to wash stations, where employees from the Walmart Distribution Center were waiting to wash their feet and give them new shoes and socks.

    Samaritan’s Feet, a nonprofit that has provided shoes to more than 6.5 million children around the world, brought its Shoes of Hope event to North’s gym Tuesday. The event was sponsored by Walmart Distribution of Pageland.

  • Big job fair Thursday in Fort Lawn

    From release

    FORT LAWN – With spring comes the season of job fairs. While it is a relief when local businesses are hiring again, often the bigger challenge for job seekers is finding employment beyond the status of temporary or part-time.

  • Senior Helpers receives Provider of Choice Award

    Senior Helpers

    Lancaster Senior Helpers has received the 2017 Best of Home Care – Provider of Choice Award from Home Care Pulse. Senior Helpers is now ranked among a select few home care providers across the country who have proven their ability to provide outstanding care.

    The Provider of Choice Award is granted only to top-ranking home-care providers, based on client satisfaction scores gathered by Home Care Pulse, an independent satisfaction research firm for home care. 

  • Boosting young people's job prospects

    Cherri Flynn

    SC Works

    Young people in the American workforce are facing new challenges that may go unnoticed by other generations. Many want to improve their circumstances by going to college, but find their goal unreachable due to increased tuition costs and poverty-wage jobs.

  • Casey Crawford makes Hot 100 list

    Mortgage Professional America

    Centennial, Colo. – An Indian Land-based mortgage professional has been recognized in a list of the industry’s most influential individuals.

    Mortgage Professional America magazine just released its fifth annual Hot 100 report, featuring Casey Crawford, co-founder and CEO of Movement Mortgage, as one of the major power players heating up the mortgage world.

  • RedStone signs 3 more restaurants

    The developers of Indian Land’s RedStone retail development said they have signed three more restaurants to the project’s growing list of businesses. 

    Charlotte’s MPV Properties announced last week that it had recently signed leases for Tropical Smoothie Café and Jackson’s Java, and sold a 1-acre outparcel fronting Charlotte Highway to Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers.

  • Column: Studying the fine print on Social Security

    Social Security plays a vital role in most people’s retirement plans. It replaces around 40 percent of income for average wage earners when they retire. The fact that people are living longer really emphasizes its importance.  

  • Haile mine pours inaugural gold

    From release

    KERSHAW – Haile Gold Mine had its inaugural gold pour Friday, officially making the historic Lancaster County mine a gold producer again. 

    David Thomas, general manager of OceanaGold Corp.’s Haile operation, called the event a huge milestone for the mine. 

  • Town targets clean-up funds for old Kershaw Plant site

    KERSHAW – The old Springs Mills property isn’t inside the corporate limits of Kershaw, but town officials are still trying to get it ready for future development.

    The town is now working with the Catawba Council of Governments (COG), the county and the property owners to get the 9.1-acre tract assessed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Brownfields Task Force.