2018-05-11 / Business

City Snippets

Camden sawmill expanding production

Canfor Southern Pine is spending $40 million on an upgrade to its Camden sawmill that will increase production capacity by 50 percent. The Camden facility, which manufactures dimension lumber, has been open since 1983.

Nursing degree program announced

Midlands Technical College and Columbia College have signed an agreement that allows students to earn associate in science degrees in nursing from MTC and bachelor of science degrees in nursing from Columbia College in four years. The two schools reached a bridge program agreement in May 2017.

Magazine lauds Indah Coffee

Food & Wine magazine has named Cottontown’s Indah Cof fee the best coffee in South Carolina. Indah Coffee beat out shops in Greenville and Charleston. The shop “is doing great work for the local coffee cred,” the magazine said.

Lease dispute closes Harbison Chili’s

After 25 years in operation, the Chili’s restaurant at 280 Harbison Boulevard has closed because of a lease dispute. Chili’s still operates two other area locations on Two Notch Road and Ginny Lane in Lexington.

New Lexington brewery opening

Lexington will soon welcome a new brewery when Angry Fish Brewing Co. at 106 Fabrister Lane off U.S. 1, opens June 2.

Columbia construction jobs fall by 11 percent

From March 2017 to March 2018, Columbia’s construction market lost 2,200 jobs, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. The association’s CEO said a risk of trade wars could threaten future growth.

Remodeled Harbison theater reopens

AMC Harbison 14 multi-million dollar renovation is finished and includes a full bar, a new food menu (with items like chicken + waffles and pretzel bites) and reclining seats.

New Doctors Care open on Rosewood

Doctors Care P. A., South Carolina’s largest urgent care company, has opened its newest clinic on the corner of Harden Street and Rosewood Drive

Giving campaign raises record amount

Midlands Gives, the annual day of philanthropy hosted by the Central Carolina Community Foundation, has raised a record $1,756,332 in this year’s campaign.

Duke proposes electricity rate increases

Duke Energy Progress is proposing a 2.7% increase in monthly fuel costs for its South Carolina residential customers beginning this summer. Commercial customers would see an average increase in their bills of about 1.1%, and industrial customers would receive an average increase of about 2.4%.

SPA bids on industrial park tract

The S.C. Ports Authority has made an offer on a 1,000-acre industrial park tract along exit 187 off Interstate 26 in Dorchester County. The SPA says it wants to ensure the land will be used by port-related businesses, rather than becoming mega housing developments with commercial and retail space.

USC campus among nation’s safest

The University of South Carolina ranks sixth among the safest college campuses in America, according to a recent study by an affiliate of ADT security company. Of the 6,284 colleges studied, USC also ranked first in the state. It includes only USC's main campus in Columbia.

Bohemian closing Five Points store

Five Points women’s clothing and accessories store Bohemian is closing its 707 Saluda Avenue location at the end of the summer and will begin liquidating its merchandise there starting May 1. The company also operates Bohemian Home at 2720 Devine Street.

Devine Robin closing

On May 4, Devine Robin announced that Devine Robin will be closing soon. They are ready to ret ire and enjoy time with family and friends. They are selling pieces for your closet and some fixtures, antique furniture, and decor.

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