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  • The Indigo opens in IL

    As Indian Land continues to grow, so does its need for a variety of housing options, such as The Indigo at Cross Creek, a new apartment complex that opened this summer.

    The Indigo’s first tenants moved into the complex at 2001 Cramer Circle on June 9. 

    Construction on the 303-unit complex of eight buildings began more than a year ago and should be completed this fall, said Charity Whitaker, Indigo’s property manager. 

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  • 150-worker company moves to Indian Land

    Simpson Electric, a family-owned electrical wiring company, will be relocating from Charlotte to Indian Land, with hopes to expand its workforce.
    The company will start construction in the next two months on a new corporate office and operation center in Perimeter 521 Commerce Park on Northfield Drive. Simpson Electric now rents a building on Crump Road in Charlotte.
    Danny Simpson, president of Simpson Electric, said the company is ready to have its own facility after renting for about three years.

  • Bustling Benford Brewing

    Benford Brewing Co., Lancaster's own craft brewery, has grown from a backyard hobby to a supplier of beer from the Carolinas coast to Nashville.

    The brewery is on a farm located at 2271 Boxcar Road, just off Riverside Road in western Lancaster County. Bryan O'Neal, 42, runs the one-man operation, which continues to grow due to hard work, creative marketing, the farm appeal, and the natural spring water that flows from three springs.

  • 18-acre solar farm coming to Kershaw’s industrial park

    Kershaw’s industrial park likely will get its first tenant, after the town council voted unanimously Wednesday to allow a solar-panel farm to be built on 18 acres in Kershaw Commerce Park.
    Cypress Creek Renewables (CCR), a national provider of local solar farms, approached the town June 9 asking for a minimum of 18 acres to be leased for at least 20 years at $1,000 per acre per year. The deal will bring the town $360,000 over the life of the contract.

  • Shiver me putter!

    Family-friendly fun is about to get a huge boost in Indian Land with a new miniature golf course scheduled to open by the end of June.

    High Seas Miniature Golf is an 18-hole pirate-themed course now under construction at 10001 Charlotte Highway near Southern Spirits and Phantom Fireworks. 

  • Nutramax wins big S.C. industry honor

    Nutramax Laboratories’ financial and philanthropic contributions to the community have earned it a top award from the S.C. Commerce Department.
    Nutramax was named the 2017 South Carolina Large Industry Impact Winner among the state’s 13 Tier Three counties. The Commerce Department honored the company May 11 in Columbia as part of the agency’s 26th-annual Industry Appreciation Event.
    Nutramax was selected because of its capital investment, job creation, community engagement, and commitment to the environment.  

  • Getting young adults prepped for entering local workforce

    While many young adults are planning for college in the fall, some of their peers will soon be actively seeking employment. To meet their needs, ResCare Workforce Services, along with partnering agencies, is planning two job recruitment and resource fairs.

    The first event will be held this Friday, May 12, from 2-4 p.m. at the Chester YMCA. The second event will be next Friday, May 19, from 2-4 p.m. at the Lancaster Adult Education building.

  • INSP real estate project might include a YMCA

    A 191-acre real estate project being undertaken by the owners of Inspiration Network (INSP) in Indian Land will feature commercial, retail, office and residential components, and developers are hoping to secure the area’s first YMCA. 

    The Upper Palmetto YMCA, serving York, Chester and Lancaster counties, said it’s “considering expansion into Lancaster County,” according to a release.

  • Ex-Gov. Hodges gets promoted to CEO of large lobbying firm

    Former Gov. Jim Hodges has been named president and CEO of one of the 20 largest lobbying and public affairs firms in the nation.

    The Lancaster native will take over daily operations of McGuireWoods Consulting on Jan. 12, 2018, the company announced Monday. McGuireWoods has offices in seven states, Washington, D.C., and Europe. 

  • Column: Using home equity as retirement income

    An article from Investment News highlighted a recent study from the National Council on Aging that measured the interest in and understanding of home-equity products among both older homeowners and financial advisers.

    The study revealed that as retirees age their retirement concerns increase due to rising medical costs and the fear of outliving their retirement savings.