Here in Chapin we are still trying to be proactive in keeping our staff and the public safe by limiting access to Town Hall. Most folks seem to appreciate our efforts and are cooperating by wearing face coverings and maintaining a safe distance apart. The result seems to be working fairly well, but yet the virus is accelerating and closing in, with no relief in sight. The vaccines do offer hope for the future, but are slow in administration, so we don’t expect much improvement until late spring.
Due to the latest wave of the virus, we are temporarily resuming electronic meetings of Town Council, beginning January 12 (rescheduled from January 5) at 7:00 pm.
Meanwhile our staff is proceeding with plans for resumption of civic activities, like the Chapin Farmers Market and Labor Day Festival. Others, like the Oyster Roast (a big success last March) remain on hold.
On a positive note, the Chapin business community is growing, sparked in part by the I-26 improvement project and the Road 48 southern corridor plan. Recently opened businesses such as Lazy Creek Tap House, Southern Shores Real Estate, O’Reilly’s, Zaxby’s, Miss Cocky’s Boutique, Farmhouse 221 and Houston House Interiors are all doing well. Businesses under construction or renovation include Lexington Medical Center, Chapin Commons Retail Center, Bart’s Crazy Good Coffee, Goodwill Industries and Nexien in the former Ellett Brothers building. We wish them all success.
Mayor David Knight,
Town of Chapin