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  • Watercrest assisted living under construction in IL

    Watercrest Senior Living Group is bringing more top-tier senior housing and amenities to Indian Land, with the construction of Watercrest Assisted Living and Memory Care.
    The site is just off Jim Wilson Road, between the Promenade at Carolina Reserve and The Greens, a 198-unit townhome development under construction by Lennar.
    The 107-unit, resort-style senior living community broke ground in February and is expected to open in early 2020.

  • The Fish Hook gets fast start in Buford

    Spencer Horton
    For The Lancaster News
    BUFORD – Bobby Craig loved to eat at the Fish Hook in Rock Hill until it closed, so when Jojo McManus of Jojo’s BBQ in Buford suggested that the two of them open a restaurant, Craig knew exactly what he wanted to name it.
    On Jan. 25, Craig opened The Fish Hook at Buford Crossroads with the help of his wife, Trisha, and Jojo and his wife, Tracy.

  • Emergency MD coming to Indian Land

    INDIAN LAND – It’s no secret that emergency-room care is expensive and urgent-care centers offer limited services.
    Now a new health-care option is setting up shop in Indian Land, hoping to fill the gap between those two standard alternatives.
    Emergency MD is an advanced urgent-care facility with locations in Greenville, Boiling Springs and soon at 2021 Bridge Mill Drive along Charlotte Highway, adjacent to the BridgeMill development.

  • Bank of America builds IL branch

    Bank of America is building its first branch in Lancaster County, opening in July just north of Carolina Commons shopping center along U.S. 521 in Indian Land.
    The Indian Land location was selected in response to the exponential growth of the area, said Jennifer Darwin with corporate communications for the Charlotte-based financial giant.

  • Goody’s closing Lancaster Square store

    The Goody’s department store in Lancaster Square Shopping Center will close up shop in October, so until then it’s sales galore.
    The retail chain is owned by Stage Stores, a department store company based in Houston that also owns Bealls, Palais Royal and Peebles. Stage Stores bought Goody’s in 2009 after the retail chain filed for bankruptcy.
    “As is common practice in the retail industry, Stage Stores reviews its store fleet on a regular basis and exits underperforming locations,” Stage Stores representative Kristen Whitman said.

  • IL housing targets millennials

    Indian Land may be on its way to becoming home to a younger demographic, as the northern part of the county undergoes further development featuring more apartments, restaurants and employment opportunities.  
    “That really suits the millennials, the next generation, moving in,” said Dean Faile, president of the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce, describing how companies such as Movement Mortgage, Red Ventures and CompuCom are attracting younger employees with different, often IT-based, skill sets.

  • Planning commission nixes Lennar rezoning

    Due to concerns about sufficient emergency medical services and fire service, the Lancaster County Planning Commission has denied a developer’s request for rezoning.
    Located along the eastern side of Old Hickory Road and north of Crestview Lane, the property includes approximately 76 acres. Lennar Carolinas applied to rezone the parcel from Rural Neighborhood District to Medium Density Residential District.

  • 1st of several job fairs to be held this week

    Cherri Flinn
    SC Works
    CHESTER – The first of three sequential neighborhood job fairs for Chester, Lancaster and York counties will kick off this Thursday at York Technical College in Chester.
    The idea was born out of a desire to help people find jobs close to their home area and to grow their local community.

  • Passion for painting

    Rebecca Wilson didn’t know she liked to paint. When she started hosting painting classes to draw more traffic into her consignment shop in Kershaw, she stumbled upon her favorite hobby – and her next business venture.
    “There was a girl who sold her paints in my store at the time. She was a Dixie Belle retailer,” Wilson said. “She showed me some tricks of the trade about the paint, and once I started painting furniture, I found that I loved it more than the painting parties.”

  • An IL institution moves south

    Yarborough Tractors & Equipment, founded in Indian Land in the 1940s, has moved south, relocating to U.S. 521 Bypass South between the Lancaster city limits and the Elgin community.
    The business now occupies the former Shute Body Shop building near J&S Concrete. It opened there Feb. 4.
    “The only things that’s changed are the address and phone number. Everything else is the same,” said business owner Tim Howie, who runs the tractor and equipment business with his son, Andrew Howie.