Distribution Direct moved into new Rock Hill warehouse

Distribution Direct has moved into a 180,000-square-foot warehouse in Rock Hill at 500 Linkwood Road, gaining 42 percent more space for client merchandise.

“We have experienced tremendous growth over the last year due primarily to our clients’ growth and success,” said Quancy Teal, Distribution Direct owner and director of operations. “We wanted to ensure that we could accommodate our clients’ current growth, as well as provide for their future growth. The capacity and location of this new warehouse accomplishes that for our clients.”

“Our warehouse staff has been pulling double duty for the last 45 days, fulfilling incoming client orders while also preparing client merchandise for the move,” said Brady Buckley, Distribution Direct owner and director of sales and marketing.

Distribution Direct’s Linkwood Road warehouse also has conference rooms which are available for client use.

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• Fort Mill building inspector

Wayne Hunter

has been honored by

Crescent Communities

with a section of the subdivision of Springfield being named Hunter Ridge. Crescent Communities honored Hunter for his 24 years of service to the town, his dedication to the Springfield project since 2006, and his commitment to the town of Fort Mill.

“Given his years of service, his loyalty to his job, his fairness in dealing with all sorts of issues and his dedication to the citizens of Fort Mill, we felt this small tribute was well deserved,” said James Martin, vice president of Crescent’s residential group.

Hunter oversees the development and ensures that life safety codes are met for construction.


Dr. Iva Hughes


Hughes Chiropractic

was awarded South Carolina’s Young Chiropractor of the Year by the S.C. Chiropractic Association. This is the first time in the association’s history that a female doctor has been awarded this honor. It is also the first time that a husband-and-wife team have had the distinction of both receiving this award as Dr. Brian Hughes received the award in 2008 and 2011. The award is given to one doctor in the state each year for outstanding and distinguished service in their practice to the profession in South Carolina.



dominated the recent

Cable Tech Games

and Vendor Day event held recently by the

Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers

and hopes to send three of its technicians to the International Cable Tech Games in September.

Out of 48 competitive events Comporium won all but 10 places.

Greg Brakefield, the 2013 defending champion, automatically qualifies to represent Comporium at the International Games in Denver.

Comporium colleagues Justin Sanders and Matt McNinch are seeing if they will also earn spots for the Denver event. Sanders won the Piedmont Chapter’s title and McNinch took the Crystal Coast Chapter’s title.

Seven events make up the cable games. They test knowledge, craftsmanship and speed: cable splicing, optical cable splicing, meter reading, drop connection, MTDR (metallic time domain reflectometer), OTDR (optical time domain reflectometer) and cable “Jeopardy.” All events are timed and graded for quality. The combined overall scores are calculated and the top three contestants are awarded overall medals.



is offering a new customer rewards program called “Go Local.”

Residential customers, who subscribe to three or more core services – local telephone/long distance, high-speed Internet, digital video, security monitoring or a promotional price bundle – get special deals from local businesses.

“This is a win-win not just for retailers and bundle customers, but also for the community as it is focused on ‘shopping local’ and promoting local economic growth,” said Comporium’s Matthew Dosch, executive vice president of customer operations and external affairs.

Comporium Media Services continues to solicit partners in the service, retail, entertainment and dining industries to participate in the program.

Participating customers will have the option of printing or showing a select coupon or voucher to receive the deal. Some of the participating businesses are: Legacy’s Child & Palmetto Shop, Wireless Repair & Service Rewards, The 5 & Dime Thrift Shop, Studio 1450 Salon & Spa, The Peach Stand, LJ Dezigns, Norman Hege Jewelers, and Carolina Plastic Surgery.

Comporium customers will also have the option to have Comporium donate their bundle or promotional discount savings to United Way of York County or to United Way of Lancaster County. Customers must make their selection at, and it must be for all of the discount.


Tyeshia Miller


Ron Miller

have been promoted to executive vice president positions at

Family Trust Federal Credit Union


Tyeshia Miller, now executive vice president of member services, will be responsible for all branches, the credit union call center, human resources and training. She previously was senior vice president of member services.

Tyeshia Miller has a bachelor’s degree from Bowie State University and a master’s degree from Troy University. She has 14 years experience in the financial industry.

Ron Miller, now executive vice president-chief operations officer, will be responsible for consumer, mortgage and business lending, Visa credit, collections and recovery. He also will oversee the audit, compliance and quality control departments. He previously was senior vice president of lending.

Ron Miller has a bachelor’s degree in accounting and an MBA from Winthrop University.


York Technical College

is holding a retirement planning workshop for individuals and couples interested in learning about retirement and estate planning.

Passport to Retirement is an in-depth, six-hour course that will be offered twice in June in two separate three-hour sessions. The first is set for Tuesdays, June 17 and 24, from 6 to 9 p.m. The second is scheduled for Thursdays, June 19 and 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. All classes are slated for Room L100 at York Technical College, 452 S. Anderson Road in Rock Hill.

Steve Heckard, founder and president of Continuum Capital Advisory, and Richard Heckard, a CPA skilled in tax and financial planning for individuals, families and businesses, are the instructors.

Registration is $29 for two people and covers instructional materials, including a 134-page textbook. To register call Continuum Capital Advisory, LLC at 803-325-1020. Seating is limited.



has won an Emmy from The Southeast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for television news programming excellence.

This is the first time CN2 has received an Emmy. CN2 was among six nominees in its category, which encompasses markets up to the top 75 largest markets.

CN2’s winning team was Laurabree Monday, Lucas McFadden, Alison Rauch, Chris Roberts, Trey Maggio and Mia Macy.

CN2 received the award for its newscast last May of the 178th Engineer Battalion homecoming.