Salsarita’s, Puckerbutt Pepper Co. turn up the heat with the BurHEATo

Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina and PuckerButt Pepper Co. of Fort Mill have teamed up to create the BurHEATo, the world’s hottest burrito made with Smokin’ Ed’s Carolina Reaper, the Guinness World Records holder for hottest chili pepper.

The pepper is grown in York and Chester counties.

The BurHEATO is available at Salsarita’s 59 restaurant’s nationwide through Sept. 22, the last day of summer.

For those who need a little less heat during this summer heat promotion, PuckerButt Pepper Co.’s milder hot sauce, Shoot That’s Hot, will replace Cholula Hot Sauce and be featured at Salsarita’s condiment tables.

Guests can purchase Smokin’ Ed’s Carolina Reaper hot sauce for $25 at all Salsarita’s locations. Those who purchase the BurHEATo and post a video of themselves eating it on social media and tag @Salsaritas and include the hashtag #WorldsHottestBurrito will receive a free limited edition T-shirt from Salsarita’s.

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John Mark Shiflet

has joined the

Morton & Gettys

law firm as an associate attorney. Prior to joining Morton & Gettys, Shiflet was an assistant solicitor for the York County Solicitor’s Office where he prosecuted criminal law cases.

A member of the South Carolina Bar Association, Shiflet earned his law degree from the Charleston School of Law. He completed more than 100 hours of pro bono legal service and participated in moot court in school .He holds a bachelor of arts degree from Furman University.

Shiflet will based at the York office of Morton & Gettys.

• City Awning & Sunroom, LLC, 1039 Latham Court in Rock Hill, is celebrating five years in business. The business installs awning and canopies for residential and commercial customers York, Lancaster, Chester and Mecklenburg counties. The owners are Duane and Susan Bowling.

• OTS Media is a finalist for 10 awards from the South Carolina Broadcasters Association’s annual statewide contest. The winners will be announced at the association’s summer banquet in Columbia on Aug. 9.

OTS finalists are:

WHRI for radio station of the year; Chris Miller for sportscaster of the year; Andrew Kiel for newscaster of the year; WHRI for radio/online convergence for its coverage of the Northwestern football state championship; Kiel and Miller for website of the year, state commercial campaign of the year for “Dancing with the Cars” Clinton Family Ford commercial by Jim Clinton, Chuck Boozer, Freddi Hammer, Allan Miller; commercial of the year for “Christmasville 2013” by Boozer, Miller, McKenzie Nicholson and Steven Stone; promo of the year for “Toys for Happiness – It’s a Wonderful Life” by Miller, Nicholson, Stone and Catherine Madden; and public service ad of the year for “Don’t Text and Drive (AAA)” by Miller, Stone, Whitney Berongi, Amber Westgate.

• The

York County Smile for a Lifetime

chapter has awarded three children a Smile for a Lifetime Scholarship sponsored by

Thomas & Leitner Orthodontics

of Rock Hill. The scholarship provides full orthodontic treatment to children who serve their community, are excellent students and need financial assistance for treatment.

“The mission of Smile for a Lifetime is to create self-confidence, inspire hope and change the lives of children in our community in a dramatic way,” Dr. Tripp Leitner said “The gift of a smile can do all of this for a deserving child who, in turn, can use this gift to better themselves and our community.”

To apply or nominate a child for a Smile for a Lifetime scholarship, go to

• Nine employees at

Family Trust Federal Credit Union

recently completed a leadership institute:

Malika Crawford

, human resources officer;

Michelle Elston

assistant vice president/loan administration;

Matt Griffin

, financial adviser/Family Trust investment services;

Mark Harris

, AVP audit and compliance;

Erica Jackson

, AVP, branch administration;

Katie Stacks

, AVP, marketing;

Gabriella Talkington

, AVP, Dave Lyle Boulevard branch manager;

Amanda Taylor

, mortgage loan originator;

Celeste Timmons

, information systems manager