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Made Here | Natural soap for manly men

May 26, 2020 - Posted in Business by Kaitlyn Cannon
K Bar Soap

K Bar Soap Co. is a veteran-owned soap company based in Clover , South Carolina. Owner Chris McKinney makes "natural soap for manly men" and explains that one day, the idea for creating his brand just "clicked." He says, "Every time I'd go into a store, I'd see these...

MUSC Lancaster/Chester Nearly Back to... Wait, Can We Still Say Normal?

May 21, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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The Medical University of South Carolina’s hospitals in Lancaster and Chester are mostly back to being fully staffed. A little more than a month ago, around 75 of MUSC Health’s 900 layoffs happened at these two Upstate locations, but Scott Broome, the CEO for the Lancaster...

Report: SC Rents Stabilize; York County's Keep Climbing

May 1, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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The coronavirus quarantine’s effect on rents in South Carolina and bordering metros has largely been one of flattening out, according to data released Thursday by ApartmentList. ApartmentList’s April market report shows that over 13 sampled areas in South Carolina, North...

A First Taste of Mangoes and Other New Realities at Upstate Food Pantries

May 1, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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Food pantries in the Upstate and Pee Dee have had to adjust to the coronavirus pandemic on the fly, like everyone else. They’ve seen need for food increase with spikes in South Carolinians out of work, as much as they seem increased demands on their time, energy, resources...

Community comes together to create and donate over 50K face shields

April 27, 2020 - Posted in Local by Kaitlyn Cannon
Charlotte locals creating face shields

It all started with Katie, a Charlotte Latin high school student. On March 17, Katie's father, a doctor, complained about a shortage of face masks at his hospital. Katie then reached out to Tom Dubick, the Engineering Educator at Charlotte Latin, to see if it was possible...

Old Town Farmers Market: Where Rock Hill Shops Local

April 7, 2020 - Posted in Business by Shannon Simmons
Old Town Farmer's Market in Rock Hill

Homegrown fruits, vegetable, and meats are just some of the things you can find at the Old Town Farmers Market . Originally starting as a Thursday evening event, the market has grown and partnered with local restaurant Legal Remedy Brewing to host more events. Sarah Key ,...

Domestic violence predicted to spike during COVID-19 pandemic

March 31, 2020 - Posted in News by Kaitlyn Cannon
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While many people are fortunate enough to think of home as a safe place, that is often not the case for victims of abuse. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. residents are being instructed to stay home in order to stop the virus from spreading. Abuse victims, now being...

Made Here | Small businesses struggle due to COVID-19

March 25, 2020 - Posted in Business by Kaitlyn Cannon
Baker Farm in Rock Hill, SC

COVID-19 concerns are causing small businesses to undergo a significant financial burden. It is therefore more important now, than ever, to shop local and support the community. Made Here is a digital series that explores small business in South Carolina and surrounding...

Miracle Park will give those with all abilities access to play

March 23, 2020 - Posted in Local by Kaitlyn Cannon
Miracle Park plans in Rock Hill, SC

Miracle Park in Rock Hill, South Carolina, is being created so that people with all abilities can have access to recreation equipment and participate in sports. It will also create employment opportunities for people with disabilities and special needs. Josh Myers, a...

Due to COVID-19 concerns, Red Cross sees a significant drop in donations

March 23, 2020 - Posted in News by Kaitlyn Cannon
American Red Cross in Rock Hill, SC

Due to COVID-19 concerns, blood drive hosts (workplaces, schools, and churches) are being forced to close their doors. American Red Cross Communications Manager, Maya Franklin, explains that as a result of that, "We've seen a lot of blood drives cancel. Actually, thousands...

How COVID-19 is affecting realty in Rock Hill

March 19, 2020 - Posted in News by Kaitlyn Cannon
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Due to stock market uncertainty caused by COVID-19, the Federal Reserve reduced interest rates, causing mortgage rates to dip slightly. Speaking to both Margaret Robinson, a mortgage banker with Atlantic Bay Mortgage, and John "Jay" Rinehart, the owner of Rinehart Realty,...

Made Here | Cosmosis Stones

January 17, 2020 - Posted in Business by Kaitlyn Cannon
Crystals at Cosmosis Stones

Cosmosis Stones is a Charlotte-based jewelry company. Owner Brianna Daniels uses both copper and crystals when making her jewelry. Of choosing her materials, she says, "Through the practice of meditatively wrapping crystals, I got a better understanding of the function of...

Made Here | Mrs. Fakley's Fun Felt Food

November 27, 2019 - Posted in Business by Kaitlyn Cannon
Mrs. Fakley's Fun Felt Food

Mrs. Fakley's Fun Felt Food sells realistic play food for children. It is based in Gastonia, North Carolina, but is available all throughout the Carolinas. Growing up on the North Carolina/South Carolina border and completing her undergraduate degree at Winthrop University...

The Wall That Heals in Rock Hill

October 25, 2019 - Posted in Local by Kaitlyn Cannon
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On a beautiful Fall day, several visitors make their way to the Riverwalk community in Rock Hill, South Carolina. This day is special because instead of heading to the BMX track to watch a race, visitors are headed to the soccer field to honor and celebrate Vietnam Veterans...

Main Water Break results in Boil Water Advisory Throughout York County

October 10, 2019 - Posted in Local by Kaitlyn Cannon
Rock Hill Water Filter Plant

On Wednesday, October 9, there was a 20” water main break at the Water Plant on Cherry Road in York County. It was repaired around 1:00 AM this morning, with the water plant coming online around 3:00 AM. Although 125,000 customers have been affected with around 30 million...

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