Fort Mill Times

Century 21 helps feed those in need

Century 21 First Choice is working with the Fort Mill Care Center this winter to help feed the growing number of people struggling to put a meal on the table. Through Christmas, Century 21 First Choice’s office at 206 Rockmont Drive (at the corner of Gold Hill Road and Rockmont behind the McDonald’s) will serve as a collection point for non-perishable food and personal care items.

“When we saw the need out there, we wanted to do something to give back to the Fort Mill community that has supported our business for over 30 years,” said Century 21 First Choice Realtor Alex Dewey.

“Opening our office as a drop-off point will make it easier than ever for people to donate.”

In September, the Care Center gave out 28,707 pounds of food. Non-perishable food (boxed, bagged and canned goods), basic care items (soap, shampoo, laundry detergent) and baby/toddler items (diapers, baby wipes, baby formula) are all needed. Items may be dropped off now through Christmas at Century 21 First Choice 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. 8:30am-6pm and Saturday 9am-5pm. Items donated by 6pm on November 21 will Items donated by 6p.m Saturday, Dec. 19, will be in time for Christmas.

A complete list of items need is available at

Networking event hosted at Piedmont Family Practice

The York County Regional Chamber’s Tega Cay Area Council is holding a Networking in Tega Cay even from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, at Piedmont Family Practice at Tega Cay, 773 Stockbridge Dr. (Stockbridge Commons shopping center), Fort Mill.

Don’t miss this opportunity to network with fellow Chamber members at this free event, sponsored by Piedmont Family Practice at Tega Cay. Food and beverages will be provided; RSVP is not required to attend. Be sure to bring business cards.

For more information, contact Trina Ricks at 324-7500 or e-mail

Black & Decker comes to Plaza Fiesta

A Black & Decker Clearance Outlet will open an 8,000 square-foot store Sunday, Nov. 15, at Plaza Fiesta off Carowinds Boulevard in Fort Mill, according to Arturo Adonay, managing partner of the mall.

The Black & Decker Outlet will offer savings up to as much as 70 percent off original retail pricing on manufactures overruns, last year’s models and factory reconditioned items, Adonay said. In addition, the store will offer a very large selection of power tools, hand tools and power tool accessories, small home appliances plus lawn and gardening items. Commenting on the new Black & Decker store, Adonay said, “Black and Decker will help us broaden our base and market appeal in the Metrolina. We’re very happy they are with us.” Black & Decker is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of power tools and accessories, hardware and home improvement products and technology-based fastening systems. Its products and services are marketed in more than 100 countries, with manufacturing operations in 11 countries. Throughout its businesses, Black & Decker has established a reputation for product innovation, quality, end-user focus, design and value.

First Citizens celebrates grand re-opening

First Citizens will celebrate its re-grand opening at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 13, at 2880 Hwy. 160 West, near Gold Hill Road, Fort Mill. The York County Regional Chamber of Commerce will assist with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

First Citizens offers a full range of banking relationship products.

First Citizens’ hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday. For more information, call 802-7120 or visit

For more information about ribbon cuttings, call Trina Ricks at the York County Regional Chamber at 803-324-7500.

New store hold ribbon-cuttingOrganic Plant Health, with the assistance of the York County Regional Chamber of Commerce, will host a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of its business at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 16. They are located at 817 Crossroads Plaza (in the Food Lion shopping center at the corner of Hwy. 160 West and Gold Hill Road).

Organic Plant Health, which opened in September, sells organic products and fertilizers for lawns, trees, shrubs, gardens and flowers. “Organic Plant Health will consult you on how to grow healthier plants, trees and lawns using organic products. Our soil conditioners will help you turn your dead dirt into living soil,” said owner Tracey Goldstone.

Hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 802-5680 or visit more information about ribbon cuttings, call Trina Ricks at the York County Regional Chamber at (803) 324-7500.

SCBT offers mobile banking

On Nov. 5, South Carolina Bank and Trust introduced mobile banking for its online banking customers. Mobile banking is a free service that allows customers to have 24-hour access to their account from a mobile device. Mobile banking allows consumers to monitor account balances and view transactions. Customers can also transfer funds and make loan payments, as well as find locations and directions for all SCBT locations. "Consumers today are more conscious of the costs and want to do their banking in the most convenient and efficient manner possible," said John Windley, president, SCBT. "Mobile banking allows customers to access their accounts anytime and anywhere."