• Sweetwaters coffeehouse opens Aug. 3 at RedStone

    Indian Land residents will soon have a new place to get their caffeine fix with the arrival of Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea, a coffeehouse serving up premium drinks and baked goods.
    Sweetwaters will be going into the RedStone Development just off U.S. 521 and is scheduled to open Aug. 3. The franchise will be run by military veteran Ryan Harrah and his wife.

  • SC Works job fair Thursday at USCL

    From release
    Finding a job listing online and applying for it are simple tasks these days, but landing an interview or even a callback can be a big challenge.
    This week, job seekers will be able to meet face-to-face with decision-makers at a number of local businesses that are hiring now. The Lancaster County Welcome Home Job Fair will be held Thursday morning at USC Lancaster’s Bradley Building.
    While some businesses may offer on-the-spot interviews, others will be scheduling interviews.

  • 75% of Kershaw residents get Duke’s energy-saving review

    KERSHAW – Three-quarters of Kershaw’s eligible residents took advantage of Duke Energy’s free Neighborhood Energy Saver Program.
    Program manager Sue Dinnsen said the average participation rate is about 70 percent and Kershaw’s 75 percent set a new participation record for the utility in the state.
    The program was available to about 1,100 homes, and 786 of them participated between December and February.

  • ‘Pet resort’ coming to IL

    Panhandle pets will soon have a place to relax, socialize and enjoy some pampering while their owners are at work with the opening of Indian Land’s first Pet Paradise. 
    The Florida-based pet services provider, which has more than 40 locations in operation or under development across nine U.S. states, offers boarding, day camp, grooming and veterinarian services.
    The Indian Land site, located on Harrisburg Road, is scheduled to open in October.

  • Lynches River may offer rural high-speed internet

    Lynches River Electric Cooperative may be bringing high-speed fiber-optic internet to its members.
    Through July 15, members and nonmembers can participate in an online survey to express interest in obtaining fiber-optic internet service at survey.lynchesriver.com.
    Lynches River communications coordinator Tyson Blanton said the co-op doesn’t currently offer internet service, but she knows there’s a need for faster internet speeds in rural areas.

  • Brothers offer more than A Pinch of Soul

    Brothers Brandon and Blair Mingo have gone into business together to bring a fresh, new spin on soul food to Lancaster County.
    The Mingo brothers have combined Brandon’s business savvy and Blair’s culinary talents to create A Pinch of Soul, a family-run eatery that serves what the brothers describe as “country cooking with a culinary twist.”
    The restaurant is located at 2339 Kershaw Camden Highway, in the heart of the Elgin community, where the Mingo brothers were raised.

  • Farmers markets open around county

    It’s finally the season to get your locally sourced produce at Lancaster County’s farmers markets. There are a number of markets held throughout the county, in addition to the many local farms that sell their produce on-site.
    The Carolina Country Store in Indian Land recently started to host its own farmers market for residents in the Panhandle region.

  • Wing King Café closing Aug. 19

    Within six hours of Wing King Café announcing the closing of its Lancaster location on Facebook, more than 500 people posted comments.
    The restaurant, on S.C. 9 Bypass East, opened nearly 10 years ago and has been a local hot spot ever since. Co-owner Brad Hartley said his landlord sold the property and the new owners gave him three months to vacate, so Wing King Café will close its doors on Aug. 19. But Hartley hopes to reopen soon at another Lancaster location.

  • New Creighton’s ice cream shop in heart of town

    Family-run business Creighton’s Creamery opened an ice cream shop in downtown Kershaw on Sunday and was swarmed by customers seeking sweet treats and delectable delights.
    The business, owned and run by locals Adam and Cady Eubanks, started out as an ice cream truck that catered weddings, festivals and corporate events. But demand for the couple’s homemade ice cream led them to find a more permanent location in their hometown.
    “We saw a building and jumped at the chance,” Cady Eubanks said Tuesday.

  • Lancaster music publisher shares secret of success

    LANCASTER – Music made in downtown Lancaster has played in TV shows such as “America’s Next Top Model,” “Pretty Little Liars” and “Keeping up with the Kardashians,” thanks to Fi-Water Music Group.
    Business owner Michael Brooks said the best title to describe his work is music publisher.