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  • Two pediatricians join new Lancaster practice

    A new pediatrics practice in Lancaster marks the return of a Heath Springs native turned doctor.

    Lancaster Pediatrics opened in July with Dr. Katie Fine. She was joined by Dr. Darniya Powe Belton last month.

    Belton, 31, was born in Lancaster County and is a summa cum laude graduate of Johnson C. Smith University.

  • Bistro aims to be different

    Robert Starnes got his start as a chef at a car dealership of all places.

    Starnes, one of the three guys in Lancaster’s 3 Guys Bistro and Catering, said he created gourmet meals for customers at a Kia dealership in Gastonia, running a full-service restaurant there.

    “It was hysterical – people loved it,” Starnes said.

    He eventually contracted with Kia of Monroe and Greer and Toyota of Greer.

  • Dialysis center opens in Fort Lawn

    FORT LAWN –  Fresenius Medical Care Fort Lawn, an advanced dialysis clinic that will serve the area’s growing population of patients with chronic kidney disease, is now open.

  • Series offers vendors a chance to sell crafts, goods downtown

    Because of last year’s success, the Lancaster Street Market is coming to downtown for its second series of Saturday events.

    The street market gives vendors a chance to sell their handmade and handcrafted goods. Jewelry makers, bakers and craft workers are some of the artisans who participate in the market, which will be held on the first Saturday of each month.

    It will run from 10 and 4 p.m. those days on the green space at Main and Gay streets.

    The street market dates for 2009 are May 2, June 6, July 4, Aug. 1, Sept. 5, Oct. 3, Nov. 7 and Dec. 5.

  • Hear USA improving hearing

    INDIAN LAND – Listen up – Hear USA has moved into Southend Plaza to help local residents improve their hearing health.

    The audiology clinic was started in West Palm Beach, Fla., 20 years ago and now has 200 clinics nationwide.  

    HearUSA moved to the Carolinas recently, and the Indian Land office is its first new location. Other area offices are former audiology clinics that were bought by HearUSA.

    The business provides hearing screenings, as well as hearing aid fitting and maintenance services.

  • IL center offers tutoring, other educational services

    INDIAN LAND – Students of all ages have a new place to turn for help.

    One on One Learning Center in Southend Plaza in Indian Land offers tutoring, workshops and other educational services to children and adults.

    Fulfilling a longtime dream, owners Bobby and Becky Matthews started the center in July to offer K-12 language arts, math, science and social studies tutoring, as well as adult educational services, such as career guidance, GED preparation and continuing education.

  • Kiosk makes life easier for doctors

    Waiting time for patients is being reduced, thanks to a technology that’s becoming more and more popular.

    Mackey Family Practice is the second medical practice in Lancaster County to use an electronic kiosk system provided by Clearwave.

    The device allows patients to check in for appointments as soon as they arrive at the office. Personal data is displayed instantly and insurance information is processed within seconds – all helping to reduce the time a patient waits to see the nurse or doctor.

  • 18 finish call center training

    “We were out there in the water ready to drown, and you guys gave us a lifeline.”

    That was a comment made by David Brock, a graduate in the first call center training program offered by York Technical College’s new Lancaster County Customer Service and Technology Center.  

    The program recognized its first graduating class Friday at a ceremony attended by officials from Lancaster County, Lancaster County Economic Development Corp., York Technical College and the Workforce Investment Board.

  • Walgreens opens in IL

    The new Walgreens at Charlotte Highway and Jim Wilson Road in Indian Land opened July 16.

    Employees were busy putting the finishing touches on the new drugstore last week.

  • Chamber unveils magazine

    The Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce unveiled its newest business directory magazine Thursday at the Lancaster County Administration Building.

    It features a photo of the Lancaster County Courthouse on the cover and contains information for newcomers to the county, as well as a comprehensive business directory.

    The magazine contains a feature story on efforts to rebuild the courthouse, and there are smaller spotlights on education, health care and recreation in the county.