Lake Wylie community tops for senior living

December 6, 2013 

Lake Wylie community tops for senior living, an online resource for families searching for senior care and housing, last week introduced a rating system for evaluating senior living communities. The company’s proprietary methodology incorporates public state inspection data, ratings from local experts, and reviews from residents and their families, which is turned into an internal rating. Based on these ratings, the top rated communities in each metropolitan area receive the Best Senior Living Awards badge of recognition.

Lake Wylie – A Senior Lifestyle Community earned a Top Rated Best Senior Living Award. The top honor in Charlotte was awarded to Brighton Gardens of Charlotte, a Sunrise Senior Living community. spent more than nine months gathering data. The company recruited more than 200 local experts and gathered state inspection reports from 40 states across the country.

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York County makes top 10 place for jobs

NerdWallet, a consumer advocacy website, recently conducted a study to find the best places for job seekers in South Carolina – and York County is in the top 10.

As many people continue searching for employment in this recovering economy, NerdWallet wanted to help residents of the Palmetto State find the best places for jobs. To do so, NerdWallet evaluated the state’s counties using the following criteria:

• Median household income

• Monthly homeowner costs

• Population growth of those ages 16 and older

• Unemployment rates

NerdWallet ranked York County as the sixth best place for job seekers in South Carolina. The county experienced a 5.3 percent increase in the working-age population between 2009 and 2011, and its residents make a median household income of $53,536, the second-highest income of all the counties in the top 10.

“Major employers in York County include Ross Stores Distribution Center and Piedmont Medical Center,” said NerdWallet analyst Annie Wang. “Job seekers who need to expand their skills can find continuing education courses and customized training courses at York Technical College.”

Other places in the top 10 include Richland County and Lexington County. For more information, visit

Siopa on Main holds weekly holiday market

Siopa On Main in downtown Clover is hosting a Holiday Market event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 21 at the shop, 112 S. Main St.

The organizers are looking for vendors of arts, handcrafted items, home decor and home-based businesses to participate. For information, call 704-813-2882 or 704-648-7600, or go to and complete the contact form.

Blood center names new leader

The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas announces hiring Col. John McCain as its chief operations officer.

McCain joins the CBCC team from Alabama, where he served as commander of the Ira C. Eaker Center for Professional Development at Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base. He brings more than 30 years operational, strategic and international experience leading complex programs and teams of professionals to his new role at CBCC.

Before working at the Eaker Center, McCain served as commander of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps at the Maxwell AFB, where he led 900 personnel in 144 geographically separated units across 47 states and Puerto Rico. He also served as director of staff at Air University and spent three years as deputy undersecretary of the Air Force International Affairs in the Pentagon.

McCain has a master of strategic studies from Air University, a master of business administration in aviation from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and a bachelor of science in administration management from Clemson University.

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Join Gaston networking program

The Gaston Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Prospects Pipeline meets at 4 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of the month at the chamber office, 601 W. Franklin Blvd., Gastonia.

Each participant has an allotted time to talk about their business and its value.

Register to attend at

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