The Pump House restaurant off U.S. 21 between Rock Hill and Fort Mill was named among the “100 Most Scenic Restaurants in America 2017” list by OpenTable.com.
The upscale eatery at 575 Herrons Ferry Road in Rock Hill sits along the Catawba River between Rock Hill and Fort Mill. The restaurant features indoor and outdoor dining, as well as bar service with views of the river.
“The Pump House had a great view when it was part of the Carolina’s textile past, the view just accentuates the amazing food and drink we get to serve our customers every day,” said Elliott Close, a co-owner of The Pump House. “Of course, it is an honor to be ranked one of the 100 most scenic restaurants in America. It’s great for us, and good for York County too.”
After-school program opens in Fort Mill
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A new math and reading after-school program is open in Fort Mill.
The Kumon Math and Reading Center of Fort Mill at 733 Crossroads Plaza is open 3-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays for students age pre-school through high school.
Owner Trusha Patel says there is a capacity for up to 30 students in the 1,200-square-foot facility.
Tega Cay mini golf course tops in S.C.
“From unique hole names to fun obstacles to well-maintained scenery,” the review states, “this course rivals the quality of larger franchises but with a personal touch.”
Movement Mortgage launches community bank
Casey Crawford, a co-founder of Fort Mill-based Movement Mortgage, announced this week he will lead a community bank in Virginia.
Crawford will serve as the majority shareholder and board of directors chairman of Movement Bank, formerly First State Bank in Danville, Va.
The bank was originally founded in 1919 by African-Americans who mainstream banks refused to serve. Movement Bank will be owned and operated independently of Movement Mortgage.
Crawford will serve on the bank’s board, but the day-to-day operations will be executed by the bank’s management team and staff.
“Movement Bank will make banking an enjoyable and empowering experience at a time when many banks have done just the opposite,” Crawford says. “Too many banks profit from cycles of dangerous debt that are destructive to the very people they’re supposed to be helping.”
Rock Hill employee recognized by national beer association
Jannie Mae Lowery, who has worked for Rock Hill beer distributor Comer Distributing Co. for 42 years, was recognized by a national beer association.
Lowery, who works in housekeeping and office maintenance, was featured by the National Beer Wholesalers Association employee spotlight program. The program highlights standout beer distribution employees and showcases their achievements.
Comer is based in Rock Hill and was founded in 1971. The distributor has 62 employees.
Rock Hill auctioneer named as S.C. ambassador
Rock Hill auctioneer Randy Ligon was recently appointed by the National Auctioneers Association to be a NAA ambassador for the state of South Carolina.
Ligon will serve as a liaison to auction schools, and provide insight and guidance to the NAA membership department.
“It is a great honor and responsibility to be named as an NAA ambassador,” said NAA President Scott Shuman. “Our association heavily depends on ambassadors to be NAA’s voice in their states and help keep conversation and information flowing in both directions between the state and national level.”