Lexington Medical Center eyes nonprofit business model

Lexington Medical Center is seeking to become a nonprofit hospital, a step that its leaders say will enable it to continue providing affordable care amid a series of major challenges….

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Two local restaurants qualify for Palmetto Priority designation

If you have dined out in the last several weeks and have seen a “Palmetto Priority Seal,” you can dine assured that extra measures have been taken to ensure that…

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Distillery returns to serving moonshine after COVID-19 mission

After taking on an emergency mission earlier this spring in the fight against COVID-19, Hollow Creek Distillery is back to doing what it does best. This little family-run distillery in…

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BI-LO parent is selling stores to Food Lion; B-L is not on the list

The long-term future of the BI-LO Supermarket location in Batesburg-Leesville is in doubt as it is not on a list of 62 stores that Southeastern Grocers Inc. is selling to…

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Entrepreneur with B-L roots honored with proclamation

Kiara Cancer, a Batesburg-Leesville native, was recognized by Mayor Lancer B. Shull during a May 18 ceremony at the Town Hall. The proclamation was issued in recognition of the 30-year-old…

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Saluda food producer donates ramen to ‘healthcare heroes’

A Saluda County noodle maker is preparing to donate “thousands of cups” of its new ramen products to frontline healthcare workers involved in the fight against COVID-19. Palmetto Gourmet Foods,…

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South Carolina takes giant leap back toward ‘new normal’

South Carolina took a giant leap back toward the “new normal” late Friday afternoon as Gov. Henry McMaster announced that the statewide “Work-or-Home” order to prevent spread of the COVID-19…

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