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Business

  • Nutramax grows again

    Nutramax Laboratories broke ground Thursday on another $20 million in facilities that will double its manufacturing operations in Lancaster.
    A large crowd attended the ceremony, including Gov. Henry McMaster and many local government leaders, as company officials celebrated the expansion.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Preserving Van Wyck charm

    Van Wyck, the quiet hamlet at the base of the booming Panhandle, will soon have an economic expansion of its own – but one fitting to its history and scale.
    Karen Andrade, an architect and business developer from Waxhaw, has bought three historic homes in the heart of town and is renovating them, hoping to open a restaurant, a salon and another building that might house several businesses.
    The owner of Bene Properties has been investing in real estate for over 30 years, and when she stumbled upon Van Wyck, she knew she had found something special.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • City’s chief computer geek shows his Cajun roots with new venture

    Jarvis Driggers, the city of Lancaster’s IT director, lives in a world of sophisticated hardware and finicky programs – the go-to guy when municipal computers get the hiccups.
    But when he can tear himself away from the keyboard, Driggers employs a radically different set of skills, chopping up ingredients and creating exciting flavors for his favorite Cajun dishes.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.