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Business

  • Ross donates $2,500 to Friends of DW Library

    Friends of the Del Webb Library
    The Ross Stores Foundation believes in giving back to the communities where the company’s stores are located.
    The new Ross Dress for Less store at 7810 Charlotte Highway in the Promenade at Carolina Reserve is no exception.
    The foundation researched local nonprofits and chose the Friends of the Del Webb Library as the recipient of a donation in honor of the store’s grand opening celebration.

  • Grants available to train companies’ existing staff

    From release
    S.C. employers are getting a new tool to upgrade the skills of their current employees, as the state divides up a $1.5 million grant into the state’s 12 Workforce Development Areas.

  • New Comporium store shows how company’s products work

    After more than a decade at its University Place shopping center location in Lancaster, Comporium Communications has moved around the corner into the old Blockbuster Video building facing the bypass.
    Chief Operating Officer Matthew Dosch said the move is part of a new retail template the company is rolling out and the new location is its biggest store so far.

  • Guest Column: How to choose the best Medicare option for you

    With Medicare Open Enrollment running from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7, here’s a question I’m hearing often.
    What is better – original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage plan?
    The first approach would include original Medicare Parts A (hospital) and B (doctors), which usually covers 80 percent of your medical cost, plus a Medicare supplement (also called Medigap insurance) sold by private insurance companies, which helps pay the 20 percent that original Medicare doesn’t cover. This approach would require a Medicare Part D (prescription) plan.

  • Event venue gets new owner

    Last week The Coker Ranch in the Antioch community came under new ownership and has since undergone a rebranding project, transforming into Laurel Haven Estate.
    Jenna Bice, who purchased the property, will continue to run the estate as a venue for weddings and special events.
    The Coker Ranch, previously owned by William Coker, was founded in the late 1970s for the purpose of breeding, showing and selling purebred Black Angus cattle. For the past 10 years the ranch has been hosting weddings and corporate events.

  • New postmaster a 27-year veteran

    Lancaster’s new postmaster shipped in from Gastonia, N.C., last week.
    Marvin T. Randolph, originally from Buffalo, N.Y., has 27 years of experience with the U.S. Postal Service.
    “I’ve been doing it a long time,” said Randolph, who got his first job for the post office in 1991 and worked in a number of different roles before becoming the postmaster at the Gastonia branch.
    Throughout his career, Randolph has seen a lot of changes, particularly the increased automation of the Postal Service.

  • Duke upfitting plant to pack more punch

    Jessica Wells
    Duke Energy Illumination
    Inside a mountain beside South Carolina’s Lake Jocassee, Duke Energy’s largest hydro plant is growing.
    Workers at Bad Creek Hydroelectric Station began disassembling the plant in January to install new equipment, including massive spherical valves and three 700,000-pound transformers. Their creative engineering will allow Bad Creek to power roughly 250,000 more homes without building a new plant.

  • Wells Fargo gives $7,500 to greenway

    From release
    Wells Fargo has donated $7,500 to the Lindsay Pettus Greenway to assist with funding the first 2 miles of the planned recreational trail and environmental education center along Gills Creek in Lancaster.
    “We believe that helping our communities become more resilient and better stewards of the environment will improve the long-term quality of life of our customers and team members,” said Lain Reavis of Wells Fargo. “We’re proud to support the Lindsay Pettus Greenway.”

  • Heath Springs upping business-license fees

    HEATH SPRINGS – The town of Heath Springs’ bargain-basement fees for business licenses are on the way out.

    Town council unanimously approved an eight-tiered classification system last week that sets a minimum fee ranging from $35 to $70 based on business type, as well as a rate based on gross income. 

    The new fees take effect May 1, 2019.

  • Still room for vendors at IL Fall Festival

    Chris McGinn

    For The Lancaster News

    When the Indian Land Fall Festival returns Nov. 3-4, visitors will have no shortage of vendors to explore. 

    Want steampunk-inspired jewelry, handmade soap or new gutters for your house? You can find it as you browse the nearly 200 art, craft, business and nonprofit vendors that have signed on for the two-day festival at the Indian Land schools complex.