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  • Forbes ranks Sharonview tops in S.C.

    Sharonview Federal Credit Union has just been named the top-rated credit union in South Carolina by Forbes, the Indian Land-based financial institution announced last month.

    The magazine teamed up with market research firm Statista, surveying over 25,000 credit union members across the United States for their opinions on their current and former banking relationships. 

  • Sharonview expanding, relocating HQ

    INDIAN LAND – Sharonview Federal Credit Union is relocating its corporate headquarters within Lancaster County to a larger facility and plans to add more than 100 jobs as a result, the organization announced Wednesday.
    Sharonview President and CEO Bill Partin said the credit union will move from its current cramped digs in the 521 Corporate Center near the Red Ventures campus in Indian Land to new headquarters located less than a mile south on U.S. 521 in the former HSBC building at Edgewater Corporate Center.

  • Duke Energy tops 5K solar customers in S.C.

    From release

    GREENVILLE – More than 5,000 of Duke Energy Carolina’s S.C. customers have installed solar panels on their homes and businesses, reaching the company’s legislative goal for customer-owned solar capacity.
    Customers can still install solar – and sell the electricity they produce to Duke Energy – but no longer at the price established under the legislation. They will get the same price the utility pays for electricity generated by large solar power plants.

  • Comporium matches $10K in local FCA fundraising

    Comporium Communications has donated $10,000 to the Lancaster chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
    The donation was given by Comporium last month as a match to the $10,000 already raised by the FCA chapter.
    Randy Mellichamp, the area director of the Lancaster FCA, said this was one of the largest donations ever given to the local group.
    Shaun Barnes, director of external relations for Comporium, said the donation continues the company’s longtime support for the group.

  • Halloween in July

    The Craft Stand on Main Street hosted Halloween in July on Friday the 13th. The event featured live music, themed snacks and a costume contest.

  • Promenade nears completion

    Lancaster County’s largest current retail construction project is closing in on completion.

    Work at The Promenade at Carolina Reserve, located in southern Indian Land, is on schedule with the first stores slated to open later this summer, said Brad Combs, vice president of real estate for Hutton, the Tennessee-based project developer for property owner Lennar Corp.

  • 2 new hotels target Richburg

    Travis Jenkins

    Landmark News Service

    There will soon be more places for people to live in Richburg, but there will apparently also be more places for folks who are just passing through. 

    The Chester County Zoning Board of Appeals recently heard plans for another new hotel and some extended-stay suites. According to minutes of the June 14 meeting, applicant Edlin Monsour addressed the commissioners and asked to have the developer introduce the proposed project.

  • Firework sales blow up for July 4

    The aisles and registers at Phantom Fireworks in Indian Land were quiet Tuesday morning, but that won’t last for long.

    From mom-and-pop stands to large year-round marts such as Phantom, an Ohio-based chain, the approaching July 4th holiday is the silly season for fireworks retailers.

    Sitting in her office, assistant manager Andrea Carrigan said the store, located at 9999 Charlotte Highway, is expecting tons of business over the next week for herself and the store’s 34 other peak-season employees.

  • 400 acres on 521 may become site of industrial park

    A new business and industrial park could be in the offing for Lancaster County.
    Duke Energy this week announced it has selected a 400-acre parcel 4 miles north of downtown Lancaster as one of four sites in the Carolinas for potential development under its 2018 Site Readiness Program.
    The site is located at the intersection of U.S. 521 and Lewis McAteer Road, said Lancaster County Economic Development Director Jamie Gilbert.

  • Details on Red Ventures’ SoBa apartments at firm’s IL campus

    Indian Land’s next major development is slated to get under way soon.

    SoBa @ Redstone — a 260-apartment complex to be constructed on the Red Ventures campus on U.S. 521— is set to begin construction before the end of July, according to Ethan Zoeller, construction estimator for Charlotte general contractor Fortune-Johnson.

    SoBa (which stands for “south of Ballantyne”) will feature an array of upscale studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, Zoeller said Monday.