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  • 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.

  • CompuCom bringing 1,500 jobs to Lancaster County

    Texas-based CompuCom Systems Inc. is relocating its headquarters to Indian Land, bringing a $41 million capital investment and creating 1,500 jobs over the next five to seven years.
    It’s the largest single job announcement in Lancaster County history, said Gov. Nikki Haley’s office.

  • Central Wire expands Lancaster plant

    From release

    Central Wire Inc. will spend $2 million expanding its Lancaster County manufacturing operation, creating 18 new jobs at the plant off Riverside Road.
    The Lancaster facility, at 1552 Cedar Pines Lake Road, now employ 32 workers. The expansion will add two state-of-the-art welding wire manufacturing lines.

  • Why is that peach tree full of paper bags? It’s organic

    Scott Miller
    Clemson University

    CLEMSON – More Southeastern peaches will be grown organically thanks to a $1 million federal grant awarded to Clemson University.
    Clemson pomologist Juan Carlos Melgar and pathologist Guido Schnabel are tying paper bags on peaches as they grow on trees, an unconventional method of protecting them from insects and disease while reducing reliance on pesticides. The peaches are bagged when the fruits are young and small.

  • Hospital launches telemedicine program

    Springs Memorial Hospital went live Tuesday with a telemedicine program for its intensive and critical care units that gives patients access to doctors through a television screen 24/7.
    With the push of a button, a patient or hospital staffers can have a two-way conversation with a doctor within 60 seconds.
    Springs Memorial has 10 ICU rooms and 10 CCU rooms, which are now all equipped with a television screen and ceiling camera.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.