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Dec 28, 2023

Employment and unemployment numbers grow in South Carolina

Both employment and unemployment climbed in South Carolina according to the Department of Employment and Workforce. More people in the state started looking for work but the number of workers also grew by …

Dec 14, 2023

Kinetic Derby Day featuring iMAGINE: West Columbia’s Ultimate Celebration of Racing, Creativity, and STEAM

The City of West Columbia is gearing up for Kinetic Derby Day featuring iMAGINE on April 20, 2024, from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM. The Kinetic Sculpture Parade leads the way, followed by soapbox and obstacle course racing. State Street transforms into the iMAGINE STEAM Festival, fostering creativity. The day includes competition and f[...]

Oct 4, 2023

Mayor announces Charleston’s next police chief

Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg said Chito Walker will be the city’s next police chief. The mayor made the announcement Oct. 4 during a press conference at Washington Square. The Charleston City Council will vote to confirm Walker’s appointment during their next meeting, scheduled for 5 p.m., Oct. 10.  Wa[...]

Aug 21, 2023

A New Local Leader Emerges in North Charleston

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC – Joshua Gale has officially announced his candidacy for the North Charleston City Council, District 4. With a strong focus on public safety, community engagement, and fiscal transparency, Gale aims to bring positive change and progress to the district. As a passionate advocate for safe communities, Ga[...]

Aug 10, 2023

Construction begins on Palmetto Commerce Parkway Interchange

Crews have started construction on the Palmetto Commerce Interchange project in Charleston County. The county is asking drivers to be careful when driving through the construction area on Weber Boulevard and Blue House Road near Ingleside Boulevard. Equipment will be going in and out of that area and crews will be working along [...]

Aug 3, 2023

Charleston Water System Accepting Citizens Academy Applications

Charleston Water System (CWS) is accepting applications from customers 18 and older for its annual Citizens Academy through Aug. 20 at www.charlestonwater.comCitizensAcademy. Five weekly sessions held 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Tuesday evenings, Sept. 12 through Oct. 10, explore the utility’s water and sewer functions via interact[...]

Apr 27, 2023

The Citadel to house center for veteran-focused small businesses

The Citadel will soon be home to a center designed to help South Carolina’s veterans start or expand their small businesses. The college has been awarded funding from the U.S. Small Business Administration to provide training and counseling to aspiring and existing veteran small business owners as part of the Veterans Tran[...]

Mar 2, 2023

Save The Date for LUX ~ A Medical Spa Annual Spring Open House

As LUX ~ A Medical Spa reaches nine years in business, they want the community to help them celebrate. LUX will hold their annual spring open house — called Cloud 9 — from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 23 at the medical spa’s Hilton Head location, 24 Shelter Cove Lane, Suite 50. LUX’s spring […]

Feb 22, 2023

South Carolina Senate Introduces Landmark Tort Reform Legislation

Charleston, S.C. – The South Carolina Senate recently introduced legislation to reform the Palmetto State’s unfair civil liability laws. The bill, long advocated for by South Carolina’s business community, is critical to ensuring that South Carolina remains competitive in recruiting and retaining job creators in the state [...]

Feb 14, 2023

Former South Carolina governor announces run for president

Nikki Haley, the former South Carolina governor and United Nations ambassador, announced her candidacy for president on Tuesday, becoming the first major challenger to former President Donald Trump for the 2024 Republican nomination. The announcement, delivered in a tweeted video, marks an about-face for the ex-Trump Cabinet off[...]

Jan 26, 2023

Williams reappointed to the COG Board

Melvin Williams, F.SAME, FACEC, Vice President with Terracon, was reappointed by the Charleston County Council to serve on the Board of Director for the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Government (BCDCOG). The BCDCOG is an association of, by and for local governments that helps Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester count[...]