Volvo confirms plans to build U.S. manufacturing plant

Volvo plans to produce 100,000 cars a year when its new U.S. plant is operational. (Photo/Volvo)Volvo Cars has a short list of locations for its new $500 million manufacturing facility. Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina and South Carolina have all been previously mentioned as possible sites for the facility.  Read More...

Eat Local Month encourages shift in dining to boost local economy

Lowcountry Local First wants residents to support local farms, restaurants and food businesses during its fourth annual Eat Local Month beginning April 1. Proceeds from Eat Local Month events support the nonprofit’s Growing New Farmers Program.  Read More...

Bank of SC cites loan volume in declaring 13-cent dividend

Charleston-based Bank of South Carolina Corp. will pay a dividend of 13 cents per share on April 30 to shareholders of record as of April 7. Fleetwood S. Hassell, president and CEO of the bank, said the company’s year is off to a good start with better-than-expected loan volume.  Read More...

The Citadel names new provost

Connie Ledoux Book, associate provost of academic affairs at Elon University, will become The Citadel’s provost and dean in July. (Photo/Provided/The Citadel)Connie Ledoux Book, associate provost of academic affairs at Elon University, will replace Brig. Gen. Samuel M. Hines Jr., who will retire as The Citadel’s provost and dean at the end of the 2014-15 academic year. As provost, Book will be responsible for all academic functions of the college and will be the second-ranking official at The Citadel.  Read More...

Cell service cost increase creates static

Some cellphone carriers are fighting a bill in the S.C. Senate that Sen. Luke Rankin argues will level the playing field between landline and cellphone companies.Some cellphone carriers are fighting a bill in the S.C. Senate that Sen. Luke Rankin argues will level the playing field between landline and cellphone companies. Rankin, R-Conway, co-sponsored Bill 277, also known as the State Telecom Equity in Funding Act, in January along with Sens. Thomas Alexander and Brad Hutto.  Read More...


On the Menu for March 31, 2015

Southern Season is hosting chef and cookbook author Nathalie Dupree for a cooking demonstration and cookbook signing from 1-5 p.m. April 11 at the store, at 730 Coleman Blvd. in Mount Pleasant.  Read More...

Hot Properties for March 30, 2015

Ryan Welch of Lee & Associates Charleston represented the seller, B&C Enterprises, in the sale of 3,000 square feet of office space at 2235 Technical Parkway in North Charleston to 587 College Park LLC for $250,000. Will Sherrod of Lee & Associates Charleston represented the buyer.  Read More...