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  • Suncrest plans to build 235 townhomes by Sugar Creek

    Stephanie Jadrnicek
    For The Lancaster News
    A mixed-use development of 235 townhomes with open spaces for public and private recreational use is in the pipeline for the Panhandle.
    At a recent public hearing, the Lancaster County Planning Commission recommended approval of Suncrest Real Estate and Land’s master plan for a 75-acre development along Sugar Creek.
    Lancaster County Council will consider a resolution on the plan at its Jan. 28 meeting.

  • Wells Fargo settles for $575M

    Wells Fargo will have to pay $575 million nationally to resolve claims that it violated state consumer protection laws, S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson announced last week.
    Nearly $6.8 million of that will be paid for infractions in South Carolina alone.
    “Today’s settlement sends a message loud and clear that South Carolina’s consumer protection laws must be obeyed,” Wilson said. “Hard-working families who must make every dollar count can ill afford such alleged deceptive and unfair practices by their bank.”

  • Zamek named chair of S.C. Alzheimer’s Association

    From release

    Seth Zamek, owner and executive director of Senior Helpers, has been appointed chairman of the S.C. Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. His term began July 1, and lasts two years. As chairman, Zamek leads a board of 21 board members from around South Carolina.

  • E-mail fraud targets IL firm

    An Indian Land company was the victim of a cyber crime last month, costing it more than $13,600.
    Christian Kropac Jr., president of PCI Group Inc., said the communications and security company was the target of a “spear-phishing” attack, in which the culprit sends a fraudulent e-mail that appears to come from a trusted source, to trick the recipient into divulging valuable information.
    Kropac emphasized that the criminal did not hack into the company’s computer system or have access to any customer information.

  • ServiceMac plans 1,000-job IL operation

    ServiceMac, a new mortgage-servicing company, is setting up its headquarters in Indian Land and plans to hire 1,000 employees there over the next five years.
    The company is moving into Bailes Ridge Corporate Park off S.C. 160, according to Wednesday’s announcement from the company and the S.C. Commerce Department. The privately held firm plans to invest $24 million in a 100,000-square-foot office facility there, to be completed in 24 to 36 months.

  • Book tracks history of Haile mine

    KERSHAW – We’ll admit it. Some of us are hard to buy Christmas gifts for.
    But if you’re a local history buff, there’s one book on Lancaster County you might want to drop hints about.
    It’s “The History and Rebirth of the Remarkable Haile Gold Mine,” by Jack Morris, a former bureau chief of the Wall Street Journal.
    “It’s a book that the movers and shakers of Lancaster County ought to be aware of,” Morris said.

  • Punky’s On Main: New décor, varied menu, lots of business

    Punky’s On Main, which opened last month in the old Charley’s Café space on Lancaster’s South Main Street, is off to a bustling start.
    The restaurant’s “soft opening” began at 11 a.m. Nov. 26, and soon every table at the newly renovated eatery was filled.
    “There wasn’t nothing soft about it!” said co-owner Scott Edwards. “It was awesome. We were packed.”

  • Kershaw moves toward costlier business licenses

    KERSHAW – For the first time in more than a quarter century, the town of Kershaw will increase its business license fees.
    “There’s been a lot of change since 1992, and the business license fees have not,” said Town Administrator Mitch Lucas.
    On Nov. 19, town council unanimously approved first reading of an eight-tiered rate-classification system that sets minimum fees based on business type, as well as a rate based on gross income.

  • Epworth gets double scoop of grant money

    Megan Parrott
    Carolina News & Reporter
    Epworth Ice Cream, a Columbia company launched in July, announced in mid-October that it received $100,000 in grant money from the Google Impact Challenge.
    The company initially announced on Oct. 2 that it had won a $50,000 Google Impact Challenge grant. The additional $50,000 was received after winning a People’s Choice voting event.

  • Indian Land projects win Heavy Hitter Awards

    MPV Properties
    Indian Land was a big winner at the Charlotte Business Journal’s fifth-annual Heavy Hitters Commercial Real Estate Awards dinner at the Westin Hotel on Nov. 1.
    On a night when the real-estate industry recognized the 25 best developments in commercial real estate from 2017-18 in the Greater Charlotte region, two Indian Land projects – RedStone and CompuCom – walked away with two of the top awards.
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