Tests confirm more asbestos at airport

Construction in Charleston International Airport’s terminal renovation project has revealed asbestos materials that were used during construction in the 1980s. (Photo/Liz Segrist)The mastic used as waterproofing in exterior concourse stairwell walls when the terminal was built in the early 1980s has asbestos-containing material, tests have confirmed. That area is not accessible to the public and airport officials say the airport is safe for passengers. Removal of the materials will increase the cost of the terminal renovation project.  Read More...

Merrill, Bingham throw support behind Lucas for House speaker position

In a joint statement that stipulated term limits for future speakers, Reps. Jim Merrill and Kenny Bingham said they would withdraw as candidates to succeed suspended House Speaker Bobby Harrell and support Rep. Jay Lucas for the post. Lucas is the acting speaker by virtue of being the speaker pro tempore.  Read More...

Local law firm wins lawsuit for dozens of U.S. victims of Mideast terrorism

Michael Elsner, an anti-terrorism and human rights attorney with Motley Rice, said Arab Bank transferred more than $35 million to “charities that the U.S. government has confirmed are Hamas fronts. (Photo/provided/Motley Rice LLC)Mount Pleasant-based Motley Rice LLC represented U.S. citizens who were injured by terrorist attacks carried out by Hamas in Israel and the Palestinian territories. Last week, a jury found Arab Bank liable for financing top Hamas leaders and the families of terrorist operatives and suicide bombers.  Read More...

Charleston hydration drink company seals deal with grocery store chains

Bana, a hydration beverage drink developed by a Charleston doctor, will now be sold in more than 82,000 grocery stores throughout the Southeast, according to a news release. The drink aims to rehydrate people within 30 minutes.  Read More...

Le Creuset to open second downtown Charleston store in mid-October

Le Creuset will sell its cast iron cookware and other products at its new retail store inside the Planters Inn at 112 N. Market St. in downtown Charleston. (Photo/provided/Le Creuset) An assortment of cast iron and stainless steel cookware and bakeware will be available for purchase at the new Le Creuset retail store inside the Planters Inn, at 112 N. Market St.  Read More...


Helping Out for Oct. 1, 2014

The Orange Spot Coffeehouse is hosting a Community Clothing Swap to benefit My Sister's House. The event is 1 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Orange Spot, 4824 Chateau Ave. in Park Circle in North Charleston.  Read More...

On the Menu for Sept. 30, 2014

Hospitality Management Group and Chef Craig Deihl announced that Artisan Meat Share is now open at 33 Spring St. in Charleston. The 15-seat sandwich and retail shop features Deihl’s charcuterie, freshly butchered meat and sandwiches.  Read More...