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Business

  • As developers arrive, IL couple giving up horse-riding business

    In 1996, Charlotte Cannon purchased Fox Point Farm in Indian Land and built it into a successful horse-riding business.
    She and her husband, Tommy Robinson, taught riding lessons five days a week and hosted summer camps at the 20-acre farm off Henry Harris Road.
    “It’s a very family-orientated business,” Cannon said. “I’ve taught the parents and the children. I just adore doing this job.”

  • Movement Mortgage lays off 75 in IL

    Movement Mortgage, a big driver of the Panhandle’s recent economic boom, announced layoffs of 180 workers Thursday, including 75 at its Indian Land headquarters.
    The company blamed lower loan volumes, a consequence of rising interest rates that have triggered a downturn in housing and mortgage markets across the country. It cited predictions for continued softening of loan demand in 2019.

  • Duke upfitting plant to pack more punch

    Jessica Wells
    Duke Energy Illumination
    Inside a mountain beside South Carolina’s Lake Jocassee, Duke Energy’s largest hydro plant is growing.
    Workers at Bad Creek Hydroelectric Station began disassembling the plant in January to install new equipment, including massive spherical valves and three 700,000-pound transformers. Their creative engineering will allow Bad Creek to power roughly 250,000 more homes without building a new plant.

  • Wells Fargo gives $7,500 to greenway

    From release
    Wells Fargo has donated $7,500 to the Lindsay Pettus Greenway to assist with funding the first 2 miles of the planned recreational trail and environmental education center along Gills Creek in Lancaster.
    “We believe that helping our communities become more resilient and better stewards of the environment will improve the long-term quality of life of our customers and team members,” said Lain Reavis of Wells Fargo. “We’re proud to support the Lindsay Pettus Greenway.”

  • 40 years and counting at Annette’s Hallmark

    Amy Glover and Barbara Wrape have been side-by-side at Annette’s Hallmark House since 1978, when Wrape and her husband, Fred, bought the business.
    The store, in Lancaster Square Shopping Center on North Main Street, is celebrating its 40th anniversary this month.
    Glover, who now runs the business, grew up in the shop. She was 9 when her stay-at-home mom became a business owner and manager. The store had been in Lancaster for five years already, but the previous owners decided to sell it once their lease was up.

  • Still room for vendors at IL Fall Festival

    Chris McGinn

    For The Lancaster News

    When the Indian Land Fall Festival returns Nov. 3-4, visitors will have no shortage of vendors to explore. 

    Want steampunk-inspired jewelry, handmade soap or new gutters for your house? You can find it as you browse the nearly 200 art, craft, business and nonprofit vendors that have signed on for the two-day festival at the Indian Land schools complex. 

  • Heath Springs upping business-license fees

    HEATH SPRINGS – The town of Heath Springs’ bargain-basement fees for business licenses are on the way out.

    Town council unanimously approved an eight-tiered classification system last week that sets a minimum fee ranging from $35 to $70 based on business type, as well as a rate based on gross income. 

    The new fees take effect May 1, 2019.

  • Comporium donates $150,000 to greenway for STEM project

    From release

    The Lindsay Pettus Greenway has received $150,000 from Comporium Communications to incorporate STEM-related education elements at the greenway’s proposed environmental center.

  • IL Fall Festival countdown begins

    Chris McGinn

    For The Lancaster News

    The Indian Land Fall Festival team marked its official kickoff for the November event at The Ivy Place in Van Wyck on Sept. 8. There are only 45 days left until the big event on Nov. 3-4.

    Nearly 150 Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce members, event planners, sponsors, vendors and volunteers enjoyed a dinner from Archie Boy’s BBQ under the big tent. Organizer Mike Neese thanked participants and gave them an overview for this year’s bigger plans. 

  • Distribution, manufacturing fuel Fort Lawn resurgence

    Brian Garner

    Landmark News Service

    A quiet revitalization is going on at the four former Springs Industries plants in Fort Lawn, led by Springs Creative CEO Derick Close.

    Close bought the Fort Lawn plants that his family used to own – Elliott, Frances, Leroy and Riverlawn – and has made them the components of Springsteen Logistics, a division of his Springs Creative Group.