Boeing to assemble 787-10 exclusively in S.C.

Boeing has announced it will assemble the 787-10 exclusively in North Charleston, in part because it will be too long to be transported efficiently to its Everett, Wash., plant. (Rendering/Boeing)Design of the 787-10 is currently underway in Everett, Wash., and final assembly of the aircraft will begin in 2017 at Boeing’s S.C. facility. North Charleston’s final assembly rate is expected to increase from three 787s a month currently to five a month in 2016. UPDATE: FLIGHTLINES — 787-10 in Lowcountry: Not surprising, very exciting
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Episcopal fight over half-billion worth of property now in judge’s hands

The Right Rev. Mark Lawrence of the Diocese of South Carolina listens as Judge Diane Schafer Goodstein decides whether Lawrence should be allowed to testify about procedures that were taken to remove him as a bishop of The Episcopal Church. (Photo/Ashley Barker)More than 50 attorneys on both sides of a crowded courtroom in St. George rested their cases on Friday and are now preparing final documents for Judge Diane Schafer Goodstein to use as she makes a decision on who owns Episcopal churches, seals, logos and names.  Read More...

Blackbaud revenue up 11.1% in Q2

Daniel Island-based Blackbaud’s total second quarter revenue was $139.4 million, up 11.1% compared to the same time a year prior. The company is working to build upon online fundraising products and mobile solutions.  Read More...

Good Business Summit brings 30 speakers to talk about local impact

Lowcountry Local First has organized the second Good Business Summit around collaboration, community and ways small businesses can have a positive impact on the bottom line as well as be positive neighbors in their communities.  Read More...

Kansas City, Mo., concrete supplier expanding into Dorchester County

SpecChem LLC, which plans to invest more than $5.5 million and create 50 new jobs, has acquired a 65,000-square-foot facility in Harleyville. The manufacturing plant will be the company’s first in South Carolina.  Read More...


Fashion Plate for July 31, 2014

Lava SalonLava Salon was recently named to Elle magazine’s annual list of top 100 salons in the United States. The salon, located in the Avondale area of West Ashley, was one of two S.C. salons chosen.  Read More...

Helping Out for July 30, 2014

Kickin' Chicken chicken headsThe five Kickin’ Chicken Charleston locations are selling Clemson University and University of South Carolina chicken heads for a $1 donation each. The money will be donated to the Teachers’ Supply Closet, which provides supplies for students and teachers at Title I schools in the tri-county area.  Read More...