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A few of our most popular commercial and industrial electrical services include but are not limited to:

  • Parking Lot Light Installation
  • Electrical Safety Inspections
  • Electrical Grounding for Businesses
  • Generator and Motor Insulation Resistance Analysis
  • Electrical Troubleshooting for Businesses
  • Ongoing Maintenance Plans for Vital Electrical Equipment
  • Transformer Installation
  • Circuit Testing for Businesses
  • Preventative Maintenance for Electrical Equipment
  • Electrical Wiring for New Businesses
  • Electrical Service Upgrades
  • Much More

A few of our most popular commercial and industrial electrical services include but are not limited to:

Circuit Breakers

Tripped Circuit Breakers

Your businesses' electrical system will trip when it has too much electricity running through it. These problems are very common in commercial properties and usually stem from one of three culprits: circuit overloads, short circuits, and ground fault surges. Obviously, when your circuits are tripped regularly, your business operations suffer. To help solve your circuit breaker problems, our commercial electricians will come to your location for in-depth troubleshooting. Once we discover the root cause, we'll get to work on repairing your circuit breaker, so you can continue working and serving your customers.

Flickering Lights

Flickering Lights

Like tripped circuit breakers, dimming or flickering lights are among the most common commercial electrical problems in South Carolina. These issues typically stem from poor electrical connections. These poor connections will usually cause sparks, which can start fires and wreak havoc on your commercial building. While dimming lights might seem minor, if you leave this problem to fester, you could be looking at permanent damage to your businesses' electrical systems. Given the danger involved in fixing this problem, it's important that you work with a licensed business electrician like Engineered Electrical Solutions as soon as you're able to.

Dead Power Outlets

Dead Power Outlets

Dead power outlets aren't always dangerous, unlike other recurring commercial electrical issues. They are, however, disruptive to your company's productivity. Dead outlets are common in older commercial buildings and are often caused by circuit overloads. Connecting multiple high-wattage devices and appliances to the same power socket can cause overheating. When the power outlet overheats, it can lead to tripped circuit breakers. In some cases, the live wire catches fire and burns until it is disconnected. For a reliable solution using high-quality switches, sockets, and circuit breakers, it's best to hire a professional business electrician to get the job done right.

Residential Electrician vs. Commercial Electrician in Tega Cay:
What's the Difference?

Finding a real-deal, qualified commercial electrician in South Carolina is harder than you might think. Whether it's due to availability or budget, you might be tempted to hire a residential electrician for your commercial electrical problem. While it's true that great residential electricians can help solve commercial issues in theory, it's always best to hire a business electrician with professional experience.

Unlike their residential colleagues, commercial electricians are licensed to deal with different materials and procedures suited specifically for businesses. Commercial wiring is much more complex than residential, and is strategically installed with maintenance, repair, and changes in mind. Additionally, commercial properties usually use a three-phase power supply, necessitating more schooling, skills, and technical ability to service.

The bottom line? If you're a business owner with commercial electricity problems, it's best to work with a licensed commercial electrician, like you will find at Engineered Electrical Solutions.

Professional and Efficient from
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Shields Painting has been in the business since 1968. In a world where so much has changed, we are proud to uphold the ideals that make us successful: hard, honest work, getting the job done right, and excellent customer service. Providing you with trustworthy, quality work will always take priority over rushing through a project to serve the next customer. That is just not the way we choose to do business.

As professionals dedicated to perfection, we strive to provide a unique painting experience for every customer - one that focuses on their needs and desires instead of our own. Whether you need residential painting for your home or commercial painting for your business, we encourage you to reach out today to speak with our customer service team. Whether you have big ideas about a new paint project or need our expertise and guidance, we look forward to hearing from you soon.

We want to be sure every one of our customers is satisfied, which is why we offer a three-year guaranteed on our labor. If you're in need of an electrician for your home or business, give our office a call and discover the Engineered Electrical Solutions difference.

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17 best Greek restaurants in the Charlotte area

It’s no secret that Greeks helped build Charlotte’s food scene, opening everything from diners to pizza parlors to smokehouses.When you’re looking to load up on Greek grub, including fresh vegetables, olive oil and perfectly cooked protein, Charlotte has no shortage of choices.From traditional Greek restaurants to fast-casual spots for a quick meal, here’s our list of the best...

It’s no secret that Greeks helped build Charlotte’s food scene, opening everything from diners to pizza parlors to smokehouses.

When you’re looking to load up on Greek grub, including fresh vegetables, olive oil and perfectly cooked protein, Charlotte has no shortage of choices.

From traditional Greek restaurants to fast-casual spots for a quick meal, here’s our list of the best 17 Greek restaurants in the Charlotte area:

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Location: 8200 Providence Rd, Charlotte, NC 28277

Neighborhood: Arboretum

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Location: 9848 Rea Rd G, Charlotte, NC 28277

Neighborhood: Blakeney

Location: 16845 Birkdale Commons Pkwy D, Huntersville, NC 28078

Neighborhood: Huntersville

Location: 1055 Metropolitan Ave Unit 110, Charlotte, NC 28204

Neighborhood: Metropolitan

Location: 4267 Park Rd, Charlotte, NC 28209

Neighborhood: Montford

Location: 2126 South Blvd Suite 1, Charlotte, NC 28203

Neighborhood: South End

Location: 8936 JM Keynes Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28262

Neighborhood: University

Location: 6307 Providence Farm Ln, Charlotte, NC 28277

Neighborhood: Waverly

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Location: 609 N Main St, Belmont, NC 28012

Neighborhood: Belmont

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Location: 360 Exchange St NW Ste 107, Concord, NC 28027

Neighborhood: Concord

Location: 9820 Rea Rd Suite E, Charlotte, NC 28277

Neighborhood: Blakeney

Location: 7731 Colony Rd Suite F3, Charlotte, NC 28226

Neighborhood: Colony

Location: 3335 Siskey Pkwy Suite 400, Matthews, NC 28105

Neighborhood: Matthews

Location: 4724 Sharon Rd H, Charlotte, NC 28210

Neighborhood: South Park

Location: 12806 S Tryon St Ste 282, Charlotte, NC 28273

Neighborhood: Steele Creek

Location: 1143 Stonecrest Blvd #101, Tega Cay, SC 29708

Neighborhood: Tega Cay

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Location: 1514 S Church St, Charlotte, NC 28203

Neighborhood: South End

Location: 951 Market St Suite 101, Fort Mill, SC 29708

Neighborhood: Fort Mill

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Location: 11508 Providence Rd, Charlotte, NC 28277

Neighborhood: Rea Village

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Location: 2925 Yorkmont Rd, Charlotte, NC 28208

Neighborhood: Renaissance Park

Location: 901A E 4th St, Charlotte, NC 28204

Neighborhood: Second Ward/Uptown

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Location: 5011 South Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28217

Neighborhood: Madison Park

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Location: 340 E 16th St, Charlotte, NC 28206

Neighborhood: Optimist Park

Location: 4920 Old Sardis Rd, Charlotte, NC 28211

Neighborhood: Strawberry Hill

Location: 145 Brevard Court, Charlotte, NC 28202

Neighborhood: Third Ward/Uptown

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Location: Multiple locations

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Location: 205 S Kings Dr, Charlotte, NC 28204

Neighborhood: Metropolitan

Location: 7107 Waverly Walk Ave, Charlotte, NC 28277

Neighborhood: Waverly

Location: 1231A East Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203

Neighborhood: Dilworth

Location: 1331 Central Ave #101, Charlotte, NC 28205

Neighborhood: Plaza Midwood

Location: 720 Gov Morrison St #120, Charlotte, NC 28211

Neighborhood: South Park

Location: 3419 Toringdon Way A124, Charlotte, NC 28277

Neighborhood: Ballantyne

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This story was originally published August 31, 2022 6:05 AM.

Michaelson wins U20 Beach World silver medal; Macaluso and Anderson take fourth place in Romania

CONSTANTA, Romania – Thor Michaelson of Bremerton, Wash. claimed a silver medal at 80 kg, the top U.S. performance at the 2022 U20 Beach World Championships at Mamaia Beach on Friday.Michaelson won his first four matches, before losing a tough 3-2 match in the championship finals against Denis Chirica of Romania. Michaelson won all three of his Group C matches against opponents from Romania, allowing just one point in his Group bouts. In the semifinals, Michaelson won a tough 3-2 match over Ion Marcu of Moldova....

CONSTANTA, Romania – Thor Michaelson of Bremerton, Wash. claimed a silver medal at 80 kg, the top U.S. performance at the 2022 U20 Beach World Championships at Mamaia Beach on Friday.

Michaelson won his first four matches, before losing a tough 3-2 match in the championship finals against Denis Chirica of Romania. Michaelson won all three of his Group C matches against opponents from Romania, allowing just one point in his Group bouts. In the semifinals, Michaelson won a tough 3-2 match over Ion Marcu of Moldova.

Michaelson becomes only the second U.S. athlete to win a medal at the U20 Beach World Series. Kristal Betanzo of Hillsbourgh, Calif. won a bronze medal at 50 kg in the women’s division at the 2019 U20 Beach World Championships.

He becomes the second Michaelson brother to win a medal this week, as younger brother Lars captured a U17 World silver medal on Thursday at 80 kg. Thor Michaelson was ranked No. 16 in the final FloWrestling high school ranking of the 2021-22 season.

Two U.S. women athletes reached medal matches but were defeated and finished fourth: Mia Macaluso of Otisville, N.Y. at 60 kg and Maren Anderson of Tinley Park, Ill. at Over 70 kg.

Macaluso had to win a knockout match to qualify for Group B. She went 2-1 in her group, with both of her wins against U.S. teammates. In the semifinals, Macaluso lost to Viorica Adam of Romania, then fell to Ana Maria Puiu of Romania in the bronze-medal bout, 3-0.

Anderson had a 1-1 record in Group A, which gave her second place in Group and qualified her for the semifinals, where she was beaten by Elena Margas of Romania. In the bronze-medal bout, she was pinned by Amalia Ratunzeanu of Romania in their second meeting of the day. In the first round, Ratunzeanu won a 0-0 referee’s decision over Anderson.

All of the seven U.S. women entered in this tournament placed in the top 10 of their weight classes, with Alessandra Elliott of Staten Island, N.J. (70 kg) and Erin Kramer of Covington, Wash. (Over 70 kg) securing fifth place. The other women place winners were Isabella Hoffman of Tega Cay, S.C. (6th at 60 kg), Josie Davis of Sidney, Ohio (8th at 60 kg) and Carmela Castaneda of Defiance, Ohio (10th at 60 kg).

The other U.S. entry, Damon Landreth of Hendersonville, N.C., placed 12th at 70 kg in the men’s division.

The United States placed fourth in the women’s team standings with 34 points. The USA was tied with Greece, which also had 34 points, but Greece won the tiebreaker with a bronze-medal winner. Macaluso, Elliott and Anderson scoring points. In the men’s team standings, the USA was fifth with 20 points, all from Michaelson. Romania won the team title for both the men and the women.

The Beach World Series Final, for Senior-level athletes, start up on Saturday and finish on Sunday. Of those competing in the U20 Worlds, Macaluso, Hoffman, Anderson and Kremer will also be wrestling in the Beach World Series Finals. There will be seven women and six men representing Team USA in the Beach World Series Final.

All of the action for the Beach World Series Final will be live on FloWrestling. Constanta is seven hours ahead of U.S. Eastern time zone

U17 BEACH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS At Constanta, Romania, September 2 U20 Women's medalists

50 kg Gold - Ana Maria Pirvu (Romania) Silver - Justine Fanny Vigouroux (France) Bronze - Cristina Andujar Ojeda (Spain)

60 kg Gold - Sofiia Marchenko (Ukraine) Silver - Viorica Tania Adam (Romania) Bronze - Ana Maria Puiu (Romania)

70 kg Gold - Teodora Sirbu (Romania) Silver - Paula Aurelia Izabela Rotaru (Romania) Bronze - Drosoula Tzianakopoulou (Greece)

Over 70 kg Gold - Elena Margas (Romania) Silver - Andreea Scarlatescu (Romania) Bronze - Amalia Ratunzeanu (Romania)

U20 Men's medalists

70 kg Gold - Daniel Marian Sandu (Romania) Silver - Ion Marcu (Moldova) Bronze - Rubail Ibrahimli (Azerbaijan)

80 kg Gold - Denis Ioan Chirica (Romania) Silver - Thor Michaelson (USA) Bronze - Ion Laurentiu Marcu (Moldova)

90 kg Gold - Farid Jabbarov (Azerbaijan) Silver - Alexandru Ioan Olteam (Romania) Bronze - Razvan Dumitru Pavalasc (Romania)

Over 90 kg Gold - Georgian Florin Tripon (Romania) Silver - Zafar Aliyev (Azerbaijan) Bronze - Rafail Gkirnis (Greece)

U.S. U20 women' performance

60 kg – Mia Macaluso, Otisville, N.Y., 4th place WIN Patricia Iurascu (Romania), 3-2, 1:03 LOSS Sofia Marchenko (Ukraine), 3-1, 2:11 WIN Josie Davis (USA), 3-0, 0:28 WIN Isabella Hoffman (USA), 3-0, 0:37 LOSS Viorica Adam (Romania), pin 1:19 LOSS Ana Maria Puiu (Romania), 3-0, 0:48

60 kg – Josie Davis, Sidney, Ohio, 8th place LOSS Isabella Hoffman (USA), 3-1, 1:45 LOSS Mia Macaluso (USA), 3-0, 0:28 LOSS Sofia Marchenko (Ukraine), 3-0, 1:02

60 kg – Carmela Castaneda, Defiance, Ohio, 10th place LOSS Viorica Adam (Romania), 2-0, 3:00

60 kg – Isabella Hoffman, Tega Cay, S.C. (Fort Mill High School), 6th place WIN Josie Davis (USA), 3-1, 1:45 LOSS Sofia Marchenko (Ukraine), 3-0, 2:18 LOSS Mia Macaluso (USA), 3-0, 0:37

70 kg – Alessandra Elliott, Staten Island, N.Y. (Tottenville High School), 5th place WIN Caroline Barbey (France), 3-2, 1:42 LOSS Teodora Sirbu (Romania), 3-1, 1:07 LOSS Georgiana Andries (Romania), 3-1, 1:42

Over 70 kg – Maren Anderson, Tinley Park, Ill. (Natural Athlete WC), 4th place LOSS Amalia Ratunzeanu (Romania), 0-0, 3:00 WIN Erin Kremer (USA), 3-1, 1:52 LOSS Elena Margas (Romania), 3-0, 1:36 LOSS Amalia Ratunzeanu (Romania), pin 1:20

Over 70 kg – Erin Kremer, Covington, Wash. (Bombers WC), 5th place LOSS Amalia Ratunzeanu (Romania), 3-2, 1:26 LOSS Maren Anderson (USA), 3-1, 1:52

U.S. U20 men's performance

70 kg – Damon Landreth, Hendersonville, N.C. (BaynardTrained), 12th place LOSS Doru Dinca (Romania), pin 0:41 LOSS Ion Marcu (Moldova), pin 0:28 LOSS Eusebiu Tiba (Romania), 3-0, 0:55

80 kg – Thor Michaelson, Bremerton, Wash. (NWWC), silver medal WIN Andrei Popescu (Romania), 3-0, 0:22 WIN Lorant Orban (Romania), 3-0, 0:37 WIN Denis Chirica (Romania), 3-1, 2:44 WIN Ion Marcu (Moldova), 3-2, 1:48 LOSS Denis Chirica (Romania), 3-2, 2:53

U20 Men's team standings 1. Romania, 95 pts. 2. Azerbaijan, 68 3. Moldova, 35 4. Greece, 31 5. United States, 20 6. France, 15 7. Italy, 12 8. Norway, 10 9. Bulgaria, 8

U20 Women's team standings 1. Romania, 95 pts. 2. France, 37 3. Greece, 34 4. United States, 34 5. Ukraine, 25 6. Spain, 15

Smaller scale than Baxter or Kingsley? This York County site might have elements of both

When Game On didn’t happen, it left an uncertain future and a huge chunk of property. And that opened up an opportunity for Tega Cay and developers to create something the city hadn’t had.The proposed Game On sports facility required annexation of property between Stonecrest Boulevard and Dam Road. The proposed $40-$50 million development with pools, a theater, hotel, parking garage, fitness ...

When Game On didn’t happen, it left an uncertain future and a huge chunk of property. And that opened up an opportunity for Tega Cay and developers to create something the city hadn’t had.

The proposed Game On sports facility required annexation of property between Stonecrest Boulevard and Dam Road. The proposed $40-$50 million development with pools, a theater, hotel, parking garage, fitness center, basketball courts, tennis and sports fields would combine for about 78 acres.

By late 2020 conversations between the city and Game On Development of Mooresville, N.C., made it clear the sports project wouldn’t happen. Some townhomes, envisioned in Game On plans, already had been built.

The Game On project dates back half a dozen years. Yet it was the man elected mayor last fall who brought a new idea for what the former Game On site could be. It’s a vision Tega Cay City Council can set in motion Monday night if they finalize new development standards for the property.

City manager Charlie Funderburk said the original developers worked with the city once the sports plan failed. A new development group led by Kinger Homes and Charlotte Living Realty approached the city, and were connected with the initial developers.

Meanwhile, Mayor Chris Gray developed his own idea for what Tega Cay needed.

“What I envisioned for Tega Cay was a Main Street,” Gray said. “We do not have a Main Street in Tega Cay.”

Tega Cay formed as, and grew from, a lakefront community. Unlike other area cities and towns that popped up generations ago as railroad stops and started with a Main Street, Tega Cay became a city in 1982. The gated community on Lake Wylie that first formed Tega Cay dates back to 1970.

Tega Cay Drive runs the spine of the main peninsula in Tega Cay, but it’s mostly a collector road to serve homes, parks, golf and other sites.

The city proposed something new with the incoming development group -- with a new road connecting Dam and Stonecrest to combine residences and businesses.

“They jumped on that idea,” Funderburk said. “Loved it. So now you’ve got instead of things being centered around a private recreation facility, it’s now centered around more of a Main Street feel.”

Tega Cay City Council will vote Monday night whether to finalize new development plans. If approved, construction could begin in early 2023.

Plans now put that new, unnamed road near the athletic bus entrance at Gold Hill Middle School. Apartments, which Gray said council wouldn’t push for but were approved in prior agreements, would be on top of commercial space. The former Game On property would have at least 100,000 square feet of commercial space, and could have up to seven times that amount.

“Personally, I think it’s going to be the best thing in Tega Cay in a long time,” Gray said.

Gray and Funderburk say the scale is different, but they agree on comparisons for what Tega Cay would get.

“To a certain extent you’re going to get that Baxter, Market Street feel on parts of it,” Funderburk said. “You’re going to get some Kingsley feel from it. Just not maybe that large of a scale.”

Previous Game On plans allowed 250 apartments. New plans reduce that number to 225 live-work units, above commercial and retail space. Overall, the number of new residences increases from up to 410 with Game On to 524 in the new plan. Up to 80 single-family homes would be allowed, something Game On didn’t have. The number of townhomes allowed also is increased.

The thinking behind the additional residences is, they should better fit with a project that connects polar parts of the city and puts the residential areas near businesses.

“It’s walkable residential to support that commercial,” Funderburk said.

The new plan would have a three- to five-year buildout. All three phases would include commercial parts, so homes couldn’t be built and the project left without businesses. The anticipated overall economic impact is $219 million, Funderburk said.

“It brings much, much needed commercial space and tax base to the city,” he said.

Even without Game On, Tega Cay intends to open a sports site unlike any before in the city.

The idea for Catawba Park dates back to 2005. The reality of it will open this fall.

“Catawba Park is going to be a regional destination,” Gray said.

More than 60 acres on the banks of the Catawba River will have baseball or softball fields, multipurpose fields, an amphitheater, playgrounds and a large gathering space for community events. The park will serve city recreation programs and attract outside teams for tournaments.

“We see it as being a catalyst just like Cherry Park was, just like Manchester (Meadows) was,” Funderburk said. “Two phenomenal facilities that Rock Hill has put together.”

Catawba Park has been a massive, ongoing effort that’s spanned several mayors and councils in Tega Cay. The success of other regional sites has been helpful in maintaining momentum.

“I grew up in Rock Hill,” Funderburk said. “I know what Cherry Road looked like before Cherry Park. I remember the battles that people waged over whether that park should be built or not. But it definitely spurred economic growth in Rock Hill. Manchester completely changed Dave Lyle Boulevard. We see Catawba Park as being a huge catalyst for us.”

Gray sees Catawba Park as part of a larger city vision to live, buy, play and stay in the same community. A hotel and restaurants that would support weekend tournament guests also could serve family members who visit city residents. The Main Street concept and Catawba Park should complement one another, Gray said.

”We’ve got a lot to offer in Tega Cay,” he said, “and we just want to showcase that.”

Former Mayor George Sheppard said he’s heard talk around the city but hasn’t seen the latest development plans. He isn’t plugged into the political scene, so he doesn’t have much to say on whether the new plan is an improvement or downgrade from the original Game On proposal.

“I left,” said Sheppard, who was mayor when Game On first approached the city. “I served my eight years.

”Ultimately history will tell us what was the right thing and what was the wrong thing.”

Commercial development for years has been a stated goal in Tega Cay. There are more residences allowed in the new plan, but also commercial pieces that could grow. Former Mayor David O’Neal remains steadfast in decisions that were made related to Game On.

“The city council felt that we didn’t have to give away the city to get commercial development we desired,” O’Neal said. “I’m glad we stuck with that.”

O’Neal hopes that focus will continue.

“I hope the city remains dedicated to commercial development over residential,” he said.

Gray expects an influx of local businesses. Because residences are on top of businesses and it’s written in development documents that commercial and residential construction will come in tandem, Gray isn’t concerned a developer will build only houses and then leave.

“If they didn’t build the commercial, they couldn’t have the apartments,” Gray said.

Dam Road will be widened, and the new street — Main Street in feel, but not necessarily in name — will join parts of the city that now require a longer drive in heavy traffic. Much in the way the opening of Hubert Graham Way did.

“We don’t want to have to go outside of Tega Cay to get to the other side of Tega Cay,” Gray said.

The biggest public concern to date, as it is with many area development projects, is traffic.

“Dam Road isn’t going to be a little country road anymore,” Funderburk said.

Funderburk came to Tega Cay in 2001 from Rock Hill, at a time when two-lane roads in the area didn’t have a bank or places to eat. A career in city management and conversations with developers from all over drive home the same point. Incoming businesses must have the homes.

“They put a pin on the map and they draw a circle, and if there’s not enough rooftops within that circle, they don’t come,” Funderburk said. “It’s just that simple.”

Funderburk understands people hate sitting in traffic. What Tega Cay may get, even if it isn’t the redefining sports site once promised, is a new community worth the wait.

This story was originally published May 16, 2022 6:00 AM.

An advisory on Lake Wylie warns to keep clear of detected toxins. Here’s where.

Boaters, swimmers and other recreational users on Lake Wylie should steer clear of potentially harmful algae blooms, says the state health department.The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control issued a recreational water advisory Thursday for a portion of the lake after detecting the bloom. A DHEC monitoring site shows the advisory for a cove off Acacia Road, on the main ...

Boaters, swimmers and other recreational users on Lake Wylie should steer clear of potentially harmful algae blooms, says the state health department.

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control issued a recreational water advisory Thursday for a portion of the lake after detecting the bloom. A DHEC monitoring site shows the advisory for a cove off Acacia Road, on the main channel from the Concord Road peninsula in Lake Wylie.

Pets and livestock can be harmed by microtoxins from an algae bloom. People can become sick. Fish caught in those areas should be rinsed thoroughly before consumption.

An advisory is issued when an algae bloom is identified and is producing toxins greater than state recreational standards, according to DHEC. Nine more monitoring stations on the lake have watches. A watch means a bloom has been identified but isn’t yet producing toxins at or beyond the state threshold for an advisory.

Most of the watch level samples are in and around Tega Cay, prompting flash messages to the public from the city. The advisory level cove is across the lake from the city. There also is a watch on a Rock Hill cove near Lake Wylie Dam.

DHEC routinely monitors stations across the South Carolina sides of Lake Wylie. A Sept. 28 test resulted in high levels of microcystins, toxins produced by cyanobacteria. It’s formerly known as blue-green algae. Tests found levels at least 25% higher than the state safety threshold.

The algae has been seen throughout several coves, but the area of the advisory reaches along the shoreline of the lake. The watches do not include open water sections of the lake.

“Until further notice, no one should swim, wade or come into contact with any discolored water or scum, foam or algae in Lake Wylie ,” DHEC aquatic science program manager Bryan Rabon said in a release Thursday.

DHEC is in contact with North Carolina environmental agencies, along with Duke Energy that manages the Catawba River and its lakes.

Anyone who experiences illness after coming in contact with the water should seek medical attention. Veterinarians should be contacted for any pets or livestock that may come in contact with the blooms.

In August, and again in September, the Charlotte Observer reported blue-green algae blooms spotted on the North Carolina side of Lake Wylie. Blooms were spotted near Boyds Cove, not far from the state line that bisects the lake.

Two movie theaters, a Walmart site and I-77 property among latest Rock Hill area sales

Two Rock Hill movie theater sites headline the biggest area property sales of late. There’s also a Walmart site, and lots of land off I-77.Almost 30 York, Lancaster and Chester county properties sold for $1 million or more in April. Combined, the sales went for more than $108 million.Here are, according to land records from each county, the biggest property sales in April from the tri-county area:? A nearly 120,000-square-foot storage facility between Fort Mill and Tega Cay sold April 25 for $13 million. The 881 Go...

Two Rock Hill movie theater sites headline the biggest area property sales of late. There’s also a Walmart site, and lots of land off I-77.

Almost 30 York, Lancaster and Chester county properties sold for $1 million or more in April. Combined, the sales went for more than $108 million.

Here are, according to land records from each county, the biggest property sales in April from the tri-county area:

? A nearly 120,000-square-foot storage facility between Fort Mill and Tega Cay sold April 25 for $13 million. The 881 Gold Hill Road property built in 2016 sold from ABI Better Boxes Fort Mill to a company affiliated with Simply Self Storage of Orlando, Florida. The site is west of I-77, near the intersection of Gold Hill and Pleasant roads.

? The Super Walmart site in York sold to Michigan-based Agree Eastern. An almost 152,000-square-foot commercial property built in 1998, on close to 18 acres, sold April 5 for $12.8 million. The property at 970 E. Liberty St. is west of Moss Justice Center, and east of downtown York.

? Almost 5 acres at 600 Greenway Industrial Dr. in Fort Mill sold April 27 for $11 million. The site includes a more than 100,000-square-foot distribution warehouse in the Lakemont area near Carowinds Boulevard and Pleasant Road. YFO Exchange of Fort Mill bought the site for almost twice what prior owner 600 Greenway LLC paid in a 2020 sale. The site has been pieced out since it was part of a larger property that sold in 2014 for more than $53 million.

? A Rock Hill movie theater sold April 22 for $10.8 million. The 1935 Cinema Dr. property on almost 14 acres includes the nearly 60,000-square-foot Manchester Cinemas. California-based Ramar Property bought the site from Lyle Cinemas. The theater was built in 2000.

? A Fort Mill industrial property sold April 5 for $7.4 million. The 419 York Southern Road site includes a 100,000-square-foot distribution warehouse and 1,200 square feet of commercial space. Both buildings were constructed in 1978. An Alabama company bought the almost 7-acre property not far from the North Carolina line, between Lifepointe and MorningStar church properties.

? Three I-77 area properties in Rock Hill sold April 27 for $6.5 million. The properties combine for about 50 acres. A California-based company bought the properties from Javelin Real Estate. The properties run along the east side of the interstate between South Anderson and Firetower roads. The southernmost piece is beside Rock Hill High School. Part of the property has had multiple metal fabrication company owners.

? A total of 21 properties on Grish Street and one on Grant Farm Drive in Fort Mill sold April 26 for $5.7 million. The residential properties are a mix of built and vacant sites. The site is in the northern part of York County, near Tega Cay off S.C. 160 West. Triangle Real Estate of Gastonia bought the properties from Carolina Opportunity Fund.

? A 25,000-square-foot commercial building at 3475 Lakemont Blvd. in Fort Mill sold April 5 for almost $4.4 million. The property is more than 4 acres. A Charlotte company bought the office building there.

? A more than 4,700-square-foot commercial building at 4824 Old York Road sold April 5 for $3.5 million. The oil change business built there last year is in the Newport area of Rock Hill, near the Walmart shopping center. A company based in Matthews, N.C., bought the site.

? More than 21 acres of vacant residential property in Clover sold for almost $3.2 million on April 4. The property is near the southwest corner of the S.C. 55 and 557 intersection, within Ole Cambridge Circle. It’s just west of Clover High School. Mattamy Carolina Corporation bought the site from local developer Development Solutions Group.

? More than two dozen vacant home sites on Hunts Mesa Drive, Moon Hill Place, Haystack Avenue and Sandstone Crest Lane in Lancaster County sold April 13 for almost $3.1 million. Stanley Martin Homes of Charlotte owns the Indian Land properties in the newest development in the Harrisburg and Barberville roads area, up against the North Carolina state line.

? A more than 12,000-square-foot commercial building on almost 3 acres at 499 Lakeshore Pkwy. sold April 14 for $2.9 million. New Jersey-based Vekash Holdings bought the Tech Park office property in Rock Hill.

? The more than 22-acre industrial site at 136 Grace Ave. in Lancaster sold April 1 for $2.5 million. Springs Global US of Fort Mill bought the site from Springs Office Investors LLC. The more than 100,000-square-foot site was built in 1969 and remodeled in 1974.

? A 160,000-square-foot commercial building on 19 acres sold April 4 for $2.5 million in Chester County. Sloan Industries bought the 2218 Dawson Dr. site from Jam Next Generation. The property is north of Chester, between Saluda and Darby roads.

? Almost 10 acres of property at 2240 Rosewood Drive in sold April 12 for $2 million. The Rock Hill School District sold the more than 40,000-square-foot school site, formerly Rosewood Elementary School, to Westminster Catawba Christian School.

? A home on more than 23 acres in Lancaster sold April 5 for almost $1.6 million. The home of the Three Crow Road property is more than 3,700 square feet.

? The former Carmike Cinema 7 and AMC Theatres site in Rock Hill sold for almost $1.5 million. Doggett LLC bought the property from Stewart & Everett Theatres on March 30, but re-recorded the site in property records April 11. The more than 22,000-square-foot theater built in 1982 sits on almost 5 acres at 2150 Cherry Road.

Plans were submitted to the city last year to convert the former theater to residential space.

? More than 10 acres of commercial property on Walnut Creek Parkway in Indian Land sold April 14 for almost $1.4 million. Lakemont Property Investors of Charlotte bought the site from Edenmoor Land Acquisition. The property sits at the southeast corner us U.S 521, or Charlotte Highway, and Walnut Creek Parkway.

? A 3,400-square-foot home on Pine Moss Lane in Lake Wylie sold April 14 for $1.3 million.

? A 5,000-square-foot Wessington Manor Lane home in Fort Mill sold April 8 for $1.3 million.

? A 4,100-square-foot Wood Duck Point home in Lake Wylie sold April 6 for $1.3 million.

? A King Road home on 30 acres in western York County sold April 25 for almost $1.3 million.

? A 3,700-square-foot Thatcher Way home in Fort Mill sold April 28 for almost $1.2 million.

? More than 66 acres of residential property on Bate Harvey Road in Clover sold April 19 for more than $1.1 million. The property is between Glenn Road and Christmas Tree Lane.

? A home on Chimney Bluff Road in Lancaster County sold April 21 for $1.1 million.

? A 3,800-square-foot Harvest Pointe Drive home in Fort Mill sold April 20 for more than $1 million.

? A 3,700-square-foot Wessington Manor Lane home in Fort Mill sold April 28 for more than $1 million.

? An almost 5,000-square-foot Lancaster County home on Loire Valley Drive sold April 18 for more than $1 million.

? Almost 29 acres of agricultural property on Old Church Road in Lancaster County sold April 19 for $1 million. The property is between Old Church and U.S. 521, just north of East Rebound Road in Indian Land.

USA Wrestling team is set for the age-group Beach Worlds and Beach World Series Final in Romania, Sept. 1-4

The U.S. delegation has been finalized for the 2022 U17 and U20 Beach World Championships, Sept. 1-2, as well as the Senior Beach World Series Final, Sept. 3-4, both held in Constanta, Romania.This is the largest U.S. delegation for this event, with American men and women entered in every tournament being hosted on Mamaia Beach during the weekend.The Beach World Series Final is the fifth stop of the tour this year, with previous events in Turkey, Spain, France and Greece.The 2022 Senior Beach World Team includes 13 athle...

The U.S. delegation has been finalized for the 2022 U17 and U20 Beach World Championships, Sept. 1-2, as well as the Senior Beach World Series Final, Sept. 3-4, both held in Constanta, Romania.

This is the largest U.S. delegation for this event, with American men and women entered in every tournament being hosted on Mamaia Beach during the weekend.

The Beach World Series Final is the fifth stop of the tour this year, with previous events in Turkey, Spain, France and Greece.

The 2022 Senior Beach World Team includes 13 athletes, seven women and six men. Among the team members are 2022 U.S. Senior Beach National men’s champions Jabari Irons (90 kg) and Mark Bonilla (Over 90 kg), plus women’s champions Laura White (50 kg), Mia Macaluso (60 kg) and Isabeau Shalack (Over 70 kg). Jamal Morris (80 kg) was a 2021 U.S. Senior Beach Nationals champion.

There are five U.S. athletes who are registered for the Beach World Series Final in Constanta who are currently in the UWW Beach World Series Rankings: • Jamal Morris No. 10 at 80 kg • Mitchell Cook No. 11 at 50 kg • Laura White No. 12 at 50 kg • Mia Macaluso No. 14 at 60 kg • Maren Anderson No. 17 at Over 70 kg

This is the third of five Beach World Series events which will set the field for the 2023 World Beach Games in Bali, Indonesia, next August 5-12. The first two Beach World Series events of 2023 will complete the qualifying process. The top eight athletes per weight category and gender from these five events will earn a quota place for their National Olympic Committee at the World Beach Games.

Of the U.S. athletes competing in Constanta at the Beach World Series finals, Cook, Macaluso, White and Anderson have competed in the previous World Beach Games qualifying events and have scored points in the qualifying process. The Beach World Series Final offers other U.S. Beach wrestlers a chance to get qualifying points, as well.

USA Wrestling will also feature 13 entries in the age-group World Championship events, with seven U20 women, two U20 men, two U17 women and two U17 men.

Winners from the 2022 U.S. Beach National Championships at the age-group levels who are wrestling in Constanta include Junior national champions (grades 9-12) Josie Davis (60 kg), Carmela Castaneda (60 kg), Erin Kremer (Over 70 kg) on the women’s side, as well as Damon Landreth (70 kg) and Lars Michaelson (80 kg) on the men’s side. 2022 Cadet Beach national champion (ages 15-16) Kane Foley (80 kg) is also competing. They are identified by the weights they are competing in at this year’s World Championships.

One member of last year’s U.S. U17 Beach World Team, Bella Hoffman, will compete this year at the U20 World Championships at 60 kg.

Since the beginning of Beach wrestling competition going back to the mid 1990’s, only one U.S. wrestler has won a gold medal at either a Beach World Championships or a Beach World Series event. Amit Elor of California, who qualified for the U.S. Senior World Team this year, won a U17 Beach World title in 2019. USA Wrestling is hopeful that this year’s delegation will bring back some gold medals to add to the legacy.

The Beach World Series and the U17 and U20 Beach World Championships will be broadcast by FloWrestling. Local time in Constanta is seven hours ahead of U.S. Eastern time zone.

U17 AND U20 BEACH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS At Constanta, Romania, September 1-2

U.S. U17 women 60 kg – Ciara Riner, Huntington, W.Va. 60 kg – Alessandra Elliott, Staten Island, N.Y. (Tottenville High School)

U.S. U17 men 80 kg – Lars Michaelson, Bremerton, Wash. (NWWC) 80 kg – Kane (Foley) Devall, New Bern, N.C.

U.S. U20 women 60 kg – Mia Macaluso, Otisville, N.Y. 60 kg – Josie Davis, Sidney, Ohio 60 kg – Carmela Castaneda, Defiance, Ohio 60 kg – Bella Hoffman, Tega Cay, S.C. (Fort Mill High School) 70 kg – Alessandra Elliott, Staten Island, N.Y. (Tottenville High School) Over 70 kg – Maren Anderson, Tinley Park, Ill. (Natural Athlete WC) Over 70 kg – Erin Kremer, Covington, Wash. (Bombers WC)

U.S. U20 men 70 kg – Damon Landreth, Hendersonville, N.C. (BaynardTrained) 80 kg – Thor Michaelson, Bremerton, Wash. (NWWC)

BEACH WORLD SERIES FINAL At Constanta, Romania, September 3-4

U.S. Senior women 50 kg – Laura White, Duanesburg, N.Y. (Curby 3 Style WC) 60 kg – Mia Macaluso, Otisville, N.Y. 60 kg – Bella Hoffman, Tega Cay, S.C. (Fort Mill High School) 60 kg – Josephine Wearmouth, St. Charles, Iowa Over 70 kg – Isabeau Shalack, Oak Lawn, Ill. (Evergreen Park Stallions WC) Over 70 kg – Maren Anderson, Tinley Park, Ill. (Natural Athlete WC) Over 70 kg – Erin Kremer, Covington, Wash. (Bombers WC)

U.S. Senior men 70 kg – Mitchell Cook, Orland Park, Ill. (Natural Athlete WC) 70 kg – Mike Clark. Louisville, Ky. (Cardinal WC) 80 kg – Jamal Morris, Miami, Fla. (Cardinal Gibbons High School) 80 kg – Ty Loethen, Columbia, Mo. (Purler Wrestling Academy) 90 kg – Jabari Irons, Fort Myers, Fla. (Irons Elite Wrestling) Over 90 kg – Mark Bonilla, Marietta, Ga. (Victory Wrestling)

Age-Group Worlds Team Leader – Rusty Davidson, Grants, N.M. Senior World Series Team Leader – Ed Duncan, Spruce Pine, N.C. Coach – Britney Carrington, Dayton, Ohio Coach – Steve Baynard, Naples, N.C. Coach – Cheryl Baynard, Naples, N.C. Referee – Jay Watkins, Temecula, Calif.

Complete Event Schedule seven hours ahead of U.S. Eastern time zone

Thursday, September 1 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon – U17 Group Rounds 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – U17 Elimination Rounds and Finals

Friday, September 2 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – U20 Group Rounds 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – U20 Elimination Rounds and Finals

Saturday, September 3 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Beach World Series Group Rounds 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Beach World Series Group Rounds

Sunday, September 4 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Beach World Series Group Rounds 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Beach World Series Elimination Rounds and Finals

People in York County are shifting. One place in particular just keeps getting bigger.

In a year, Fort Mill added more residents than all but two other cities or towns in South Carolina.The U.S. Census Bureau released new population estimates Thursday for municipalities across the nation. The figures show estimates as of July 1, 2021, compared to that same date in 2020. Of the 270 incorporated places in South Carolina, most of the ones in York and surrounding counties grew.The estimated 27,991 residents in Fort Mill in mid-2021 is up 2,736 peop...

In a year, Fort Mill added more residents than all but two other cities or towns in South Carolina.

The U.S. Census Bureau released new population estimates Thursday for municipalities across the nation. The figures show estimates as of July 1, 2021, compared to that same date in 2020. Of the 270 incorporated places in South Carolina, most of the ones in York and surrounding counties grew.

The estimated 27,991 residents in Fort Mill in mid-2021 is up 2,736 people in a year. Those estimates don’t include the vast number of people with Fort Mill addresses who aren’t in town limits, notably Baxter and the Carowinds corridor. Unincorporated, or township, numbers were released with the recent data.

Only the slightly larger municipalities of Bluffton (3,457 resident increase) and Greer (3,068) grew by more people than Fort Mill. If the number of new residents in Fort Mill alone were its own town, it would rank in the top 100 in the state (No. 95).

In a year, York County grew by roughly the population of Clover. Yet much of the county’s population lives in unincorporated areas like Lake Wylie, or beyond the outskirts of Rock Hill and York.

Of the 288,595 estimated York County residents in mid-2021, about 54% live outside the nine cities and towns.

Rock Hill hasn’t grown in recent years at the rate Fort Mill has, but it’s still the largest population center in the county. The 74,102 estimated Rock Hill residents in mid-2021 is almost 26% of the county total. Yet the city population is down 55 residents in a year.

Fort Mill accounts for almost 10% of the York County population. Tega Cay is next at almost 5%.

Trends are visible dating back more than a decade. The 56% of York County residents who lived outside city or town limits in 2010 isn’t far off the 54% current mark. Yet a greater percentage of county residents each year come from the areas nearest Interstate 77 and the North Carolina border with Charlotte.

Rock Hill had 29% of the county population in 2010, 3% more than it does now. Fort Mill had less than 5%, about half what it has now. Tega Cay had about 3% of the county total, a little more than half what it has now.

Since 2010 the county has grown by more than 62,000 residents. Or, almost as many people as lived in Rock Hill in 2010. It’s a growth rate of almost 28%.

In that span, Fort Mill and Tega Cay combine to account for 41,269 more residents, or about two-thirds of that countywide growth rate. Rock Hill has grown by 7,948 residents since 2010.

While they aren’t reflected in the new data, years of new homebuilding trends in the area show similar growth in two other areas that border Charlotte. Lake Wylie in York County and Indian Land in Lancaster County remain some of the highest-growth areas in the region.

Both Lake Wylie and Indian Land are unincorporated areas. Their growth is reflected in countywide totals for their respective counties.

Here’s a look at one-year growth for municipalities in York, Lancaster and Chester counties:

A busy bridge over I-77 in York County will close for a weekend. Here’s what to know

The Gold Hill Road bridge over Interstate 77 will close for a weekend to improve the tricky traffic spot between Fort Mill and Tega Cay.The bridge will be closed Jan. 15-17, South Carolina Department of Transportation said. Interstate ramps will remain open. A more than 3-mile detour for the weekend closure will use S.C. 160 and Highway 21 Bypass.Boggs Construction will work on the bridge that transitioned to a ...

The Gold Hill Road bridge over Interstate 77 will close for a weekend to improve the tricky traffic spot between Fort Mill and Tega Cay.

The bridge will be closed Jan. 15-17, South Carolina Department of Transportation said. Interstate ramps will remain open. A more than 3-mile detour for the weekend closure will use S.C. 160 and Highway 21 Bypass.

Boggs Construction will work on the bridge that transitioned to a diverging diamond traffic pattern as part of ongoing congestion improvements.

The $14.5 million interchange construction project started two years ago and is mostly funded by Pennies for Progress, a York County voter-approved cent sales tax.

When the traffic alignment shifted this fall to its diverging diamond, which temporarily shifts to opposite sides of the road to cut out left turn waits, other problems emerged.

There were several wrecks and red light runs after the change, SCDOT officials, road experts and Fort Mill Mayor Guynn Savage said in November. Light timing and signage improvements were done.

Roads officials said it also would take drivers time to acclimate. The initial approval for the interchange upgrade had it as the first diverging diamond in South Carolina.

The work comes during an unprecedented stretch of other area I-77 interchange improvements.

? A new exit for the Carolina Panthers headquarters in Rock Hill is under construction. State transportation infrastructure bank money will be used for improvements at S.C. 160 in Fort Mill and Cherry/Celanese roads in Rock Hill.

? Several key design and planning phases have been approved for the S.C. 160 interchange between Baxter and Kingsley. Initial plans showed a diverging diamond but have since been updated to a larger configuration with flyover bridges. Construction should begin in 2023 and last two years.

? Work on the Rock Hill interchange where Cherry and Celanese meet I-77 is next. Two separate diverging diamonds have been discussed but other options are being considered. Construction would likely start in 2026 and last two years. A public meeting about the project is expected next year.

Tax free weekend helps families save money on back to school essentials

SOUTH CAROLINA, USA — Sunday is the last day to take advantage of the tax-free weekend. Now, North Carolina does not participate in the annual sales tax holiday but border states like South Carolina do.Over in Tega Cay, families are rolling in and out of Walmart with shopping carts full of school essentials.“My granddaughter is going to pre-k so I thought it would be a great time to get out and get her some school clothes,” Deb Nugent said. "And she really enjoyed shopping with me today."Kids ...

SOUTH CAROLINA, USA — Sunday is the last day to take advantage of the tax-free weekend. Now, North Carolina does not participate in the annual sales tax holiday but border states like South Carolina do.

Over in Tega Cay, families are rolling in and out of Walmart with shopping carts full of school essentials.

“My granddaughter is going to pre-k so I thought it would be a great time to get out and get her some school clothes,” Deb Nugent said. "And she really enjoyed shopping with me today."

Kids are soon heading back to the classroom and folks are making the most of this tax break.

“I try to get a good deal like on clothes because they are really needed. Especially shoes because right now with inflation everything is up," Ceida Ordonez said who is shopping for her two boys. "I'm just trying to save some money,” she continued.

With record high inflation families can expect to spend 40% more on their back-to-school shopping this year according to the National Retail Federation.

“This is just bringing back nightmares of how expensive everything is, food, fuel everything. And I really feel for the young families,” Nugent said.

So what’s exempt from the state’s 6% sales tax and local applicable taxes; clothing, accessories, shoes, school supplies, backpacks and computers.

Justin Martinez got a good deal on pants but the shopping isn't quite done.

“I need a bookbag, pencils, gluesticks, markers and erasers,” he said.

Once the list is complete the 6th grader can focus on fighting those first days of school jitters.

“I feel kind of nervous because I'm going to a different school,” Martinez said. "This will be my first year in middle school."

For Nugent, she said this shopping trip was well worth it.

“It really does make a difference," she said. "It's a matter of a couple more outfits you can buy with the tax savings.”

The South Carolina Department of Revenue reports that in past years shoppers have saved between $2 million and $3 million during the tax-free weekend.

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