Kaitlyn Park

Tax Day is Fast Approaching: The Opportunities and Changes You Need to Know

By Kaitlyn Park

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With Tax Day, Monday, Apr. 18, the filing deadline for IRS tax returns, growing closer with every moment--even with three extra days to get your taxes in, many may still have some questions regarding filing 2015 taxes.

Carolina Money spoke with Rosemary Wright; a Senior Wealth Planning Strategist with Wells Fargo that covers the Columbia, S.C. area, about some changes and opportunities the average citizen may not be aware of this tax season.

Sons of South Carolina: The Mobros’ Homecoming

By Kaitlyn Park

Image of Patrick and Kelly Morris on stage

With a catalog that wakes the spirits of the likes of Otis Redding and Sam Cooke, vibrant harmonies, a lush wall of sound and often haunting lyrics, it is not surprising that the past few years have been good to the genre bending Mobros. Since 2013, the group was hand-selected by B.B. King to be the opener for his Southeastern Summer tour dates, released an album, “Walking With a Different Stride” in 2014, lived in Chicago for a stint, and went on several cross-country tours, traveling just about 12,000 miles.

Drivin' n' Cryin's Rock Finds Roots in the South

By Kaitlyn Park

Poster for concert with Drivin n Cryin

The words southern rock can evoke a myriad of emotions, reflections and sounds, depending on whom you speak to. Swells of wailing guitars at a concert, dulcet tones and harmonies from the radio on an afternoon drive, or even just a feeling you get; access to a memory when you hear a particular verse. It can be argued southern rock veteran Drivin’ n’ Cryin’ has a bit of all of that in a career that spans decades.

The band started with the meeting of Tim Nielsen and Kevin Kinney, two Northern implants who found themselves in Atlanta, Georgia in the 1980s

South Carolina Entities Taking Bold Steps to Affect Climate Change

By Kaitlyn Park

South Carolina pier at the ocean with swelling tides

In 2015, the United Nations Climate Conference passed the historic Paris Agreement, signed by representatives of 196 nations. This agreement, combined with the scientific findings on climate change, is a testament to the international consensus that climate change and its effects are to be addressed with urgency, in order to assure a habitable planet for future generations.

Dominion Carolina Gas Transmission Relocating to Richland County

By Kaitlyn Park

energy-pipeline

Dominion Resources, Inc., a national producer and transporter of energy, is currently making an effort to expand its operations in the Southeast. The company recently committed to a $10.9 million investment to relocate Dominion Carolina Gas Transmission headquarters to Columbia, South Carolina. 
 

Millennials More Likely to Cohabitate Before Marriage: Crunching the Numbers

By Kaitlyn Park

Couple buying their new home

Several studies in recent years have found that millennials are more likely than previous generations to live together and even buy a home before marriage. The Pew Research Center finds that while only 22 percent of millennials are married, compared to 29 percent of Generation X-ers in 1997, the percentage of young adults 18-29 living with a partner to whom they are not married has increased from 5.8 percent in 1997 to 9.2 percent in 1997. 

Fresh Market and Ulta Coming to an Expanding Town of Lexington

By Kaitlyn Park

Two construction workers looking at a construction paper

The Lexington Planning Commission has approved a site plan for a new commercial center in the Town of Lexington on Sunset Boulevard, reports ColaDaily.

Expected to join the development are Hobby Lobby, Ulta, a cosmetics store, and The Fresh Market, which previously expressed interest in locating in Lexington but was unable to find a suitable location.

TD Bank Brings 300 New Jobs to Greenville

By Kaitlyn Park

TD Bank sign

TD Bank, which arrived in Greenville just over five years ago, plans to add 300 jobs to the town over the next year, reports The Greenville News.

The bank, which previously committed to 1,400 jobs at its regional service center located on Interstate 85, currently employs about 1,000 South Carolinians. The new jobs will bring TD Bank very close to its original goal.

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