• 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.

  • Adornus Cabinetry moving into Duracell plant

    A high-end cabinet maker will bring its main manufacturing operation and corporate headquarters to Lancaster, moving into the former Duracell building and starting operations in the next three months.
    The S.C. Commerce Department announced Thursday that privately held Adornus Cabinetry will occupy the 349,000-square-foot plant on S.C. 9 Bypass West, the county’s largest vacant factory. The company plans to invest more than $10 million and create 210 jobs here that pay more than $15 an hour.

  • Manufacturer targeting Duracell plant?

    Monday’s county council meeting buzzed with excitement over the expected arrival of a major manufacturer to Lancaster’s economy, and there was evidence that its target was the shuttered Duracell plant.
    Officials wouldn’t name the company behind “Project Grain,” but said it plans a $10.1 million capital investment that will create 210 jobs paying more than $15 an hour. The business plans to start operations here in two months.

  • Don Construction Products opens first U.S. plant here

    Lancaster County Department of Economic Development

    Don Construction Products (DCP), a United Kingdom-based company that specializes in developing, manufacturing and marketing advanced technology products for the construction industry, has opened its first U.S. manufacturing operations in Lancaster County.
    DCP will invest $6.2 million and is expected to create 21 new jobs in Lancaster.
    DCP has customers in 35 countries and has been servicing the construction industry for over 80 years.

  • Stonewall Books opens on Main Street

    Mary Richardson’s dream has come true. On Saturday, she opened Stonewall Books at 315 S. Main St. in Lancaster.
    It’s no coincidence that the bookstore’s doors opened July 20, the date of her wedding anniversary.

  • Maple Leaf: A dream come true

    INDIAN LAND – Christie Pedder always dreamed of having her own farm – a place out in the country where she could grow vegetables, keep horses and escape the tedium of a finance career.
    Her daughter, Mary Thomson, also had a dream – one where horses were the center of her life and not just a hobby.
    In spring 2018, both women’s dreams were realized at Maple Leaf Stables.
    The farm offers boarding, training and horse-riding lessons for ages 6 and up, from beginners to advanced riders.

  • Builders Supply puts the sun to work

    LANCASTER – Besides passing solar legislation in 2014, S.C. Sen. Greg Gregory learned about the benefits of solar power by reading Elon Musk’s biography.
    “Elon Musk is essentially the Thomas Edison of our time,” Gregory said. “Something really interesting I read in that book is that the sun generates enough energy by shining on the Earth for one day to power every mechanical thing on the Earth for one year.”