• Faddis Concrete will bring 60 jobs, $6.7 investment

    The announcement of another new industry that has chosen Chester County as their home has been delayed by the state of emergency in South Carolina caused by preparations for Hurricane Dorian.

    Chester County Economic Development Director Karlisa Parker Dean was present at the September Chester County Council meeting to see the council approve the third reading of a fee-in-lieu-of-taxes (FILOT) agreement between the county and the as-then unnamed Project 1860.

  • Giti and the Gateway

    In Part Two of this story, Chester County Economic Development Director Karlisa Parker Dean reflects on one of the most controversial moments of her 15-year career, the creation of the Gateway Conference Center and one of the major highlights of her times as economic development director, the landing of Giti Tire. Parker Dean is set to retire at the end of the year.


  • Gaston, Marion & Stubbs opens Richburg office

    If you want to know why Chester law firm Gaston, Marion & Stubbs has opened up an office in Richburg, you should ask the man who’s going to be in that office. That new GM&S office in a renovated house in Richburg will be the domain of Everett Stubbs. During the ribbon cutting for the new office, while the conference table fairly groaned under the weight of the food for guests, Stubbs sat down with The N&R to talk about the establishment of the new law office.

  • Stone on rock: Teacher emerges as voice of opposition to quarry

    Chester County educator Pete Stone, the School District’s Teacher of the Year, is emerging as the voice of opposition for the planned Luck Stone quarry, located near Boise-Cascade in Chester County.

    While Stone doesn’t live close to the quarry, his concern stems from his charge as Teacher of the Year to seek the very best for students across the school district.

  • Luck Stone wants to be bedrock of Chester community

    Luck Stone, one of the divisions of the Luck Companies, is planning a rock quarry in Chester County. But, said Ben Thompson, Greenfield Development Director, the project is much more than that.

    Thompson sat down with The N&R for an interview to address the plans for the rock quarry, which has an entrance located off of Lancaster Highway near Boise-Cascade, to talk about the company’s philosophy, discuss some community concerns and how Luck Stone plans to address them.

  • Welcome "sign"

    Drivers coming into Chester County along Interstate-77 are getting a quick glimpse of what are the best things in the county, thanks to local businessman Hal Crenshaw and some members of his family.

    Crenshaw has donated space on the electronic sign located at the end of Crenshaw Parkway near Exit 65. The sign is positioned so that it can be seen from the interstate by travelers.

  • They're "lovin' it" at new Richburg McDonalds

    Drive through or stop by the McDonald’s in Richburg and you’ll notice a whole new look and a whole lotta new services and tech.

    The remodeled store held their Grand Re-Opening on Tuesday and invited the Lewisville High School football team, the LMS Cheerleaders and the Lewisville Dixie League to help them celebrate. JROTC Lion Battalion Cadets raised the flag on the new place and Louie the LHS Lion even lent a paw for the celebration. The Richburg store made also made a donation to the Lewisville Dixie League.

  • Leaders briefed on pluses, minuses of 724-acre Magnolia Site

    Government and community leaders were recently briefed on how ready a 724-acre site called the Richburg Magnolia Site, was for new industrial prospects. Duke Energy officials and analysts with Global Location Strategies (GLS) discussed their findings for the site, which is located off of S. C. Hwy. 9 and 3.8 miles from Exit 65 & I-77. Keith Gabriel with Duke Energy said the purpose of the meeting was to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the Richburg Magnolia Site and understand its potential for industrial development.

  • Creating a place for Crescent Creations

    Before she could sell her boutique clothing and special embroidery services in Chester, the first thing that Crescent Creations owner Hanna Nunnery had to create for herself was a new brick and mortar store, in the house on Columbia Street that was owned by her husband’s family.

    Crescent Creations recently cut the ribbon on that brick and mortar location at 179 Columbia Street in Chester.

    Hanna Nunnery’s business started out as a cottage industry – literally, as she sold her clothing creations from her home.

  • Union demonstrators target Giti Tire

    It should come as no surprise that Giti Tire and the spokesperson for a labor union that has been staging demonstrations outside the Richburg Tire plant have some differences of opinion.