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Jan 17, 2023

Arthur Ravenel, politician, namesake of iconic Charleston bridge, dies

Arthur Ravenel, the former congressman and state lawmaker who helped build the Republican Party in South Carolina and get money for the graceful bridge that dominates the Charleston skyline and bears his name, has died. He was 95. His family announced in a short statement that he died Monday. The statement did not give a [&helli[...]

Jan 17, 2023

SC Senate President Thomas Alexander and community health leader Roland Gardner honored at Riley-Wilkins OneSouthCarolina Awards

South Carolina Senate President Thomas Alexander (R-Oconee/Pickens) and community health leader Roland Gardner were honored Tuesday, January 10, as recipients of the 2023 Riley-Wilkins OneSouthCarolina Leadership Awards. The awards recognize principled legislative and civic leadership in the state and are presented by the Riley Institute at Furman University. About 450 people, including 40 legislators, attended […][...]

Dec 21, 2022

Oil prices poised to increase

The current release was announced as 1 million barrels every day for six months. With current production of 12.1 million barrels per day the additional 1 million bpd from the SPR brought the total oil available to 13.1 million bpd which is roughly where production was prior to the recession.  But now, missing the steady [&h[...]

Dec 16, 2022

Orangeburg County names new economic development director

The Orangeburg County Development Commission has selected Merle Johnson as the new executive director for Orangeburg County, effective January 2023. As an experienced economic developer, Johnson assumes the position previously held by Gregg Robinson, according to a news release from the development commission. He will begin the [...]

Nov 30, 2022

City of Charleston partners with tech company to curb underage drinking

As many as 31 bars and restaurants in the King Street area of Charleston are invited to take part in a pilot program using technology to battle the challenge of underage drinking. Charleston city officials and Intellicheck Inc. today launched the six-month program using Intellicheck’s identity verification mobile technology application, which the company says is […]

Sep 29, 2022

Volvo Cars seeks to invest in supplier plants as it readies for new model

Volvo Cars USA’s bid for tax breaks for some Upstate investments is part of the company’s efforts to prepare its Ridgeville plant for building its new and fully electric flagship SUV. Volvo CEO Jim Rowan says the EX90 ushers in a new era for safety for Volvo drivers and passengers. “Born electric, born with lid[...]

Sep 28, 2022

Charleston, North Charleston, businesses prepare for storm

The cities of Charleston and North Charleston are encouraging residents and visitors to begin preparing for potential Hurricane Ian impacts.  According to a City of Charleston Neighborhood News Bulletin sent via email on Tuesday afternoon, city officials continue to work closely with state and regional officials to monitor the storm’s track and coordinate preparation efforts.  […][...]

Aug 19, 2022

Director hired for Tri-County Biological Science Center

Charleston County’s Public Safety Directorate has hired Tom Van Koughnett as director for the Tri-County Biological Science Center. Van Koughnett will be an integral part of the design/build process for the lab as well as creating standard operating procedures, hiring staff and getting policies in place before the building is built. Prior to joining the […]

Aug 8, 2022

Man sentenced to 63 months over Melrose Resort development

A Utah man has been sentenced to more than five years in federal prison for the part prosecutors say he played in a fraud scheme involving Daufuskie Island Resort. James Thomas Bramlette, 42, of Salt Lake City, Utah, was sentenced after pleading guilty to wire and tax fraud, according to a news release from the […]

Jul 14, 2022

Charleston deploys a Glutton to eat up street waste

The city of Charleston has upped its game in the street-sweeping department, replacing the broom and dustpan with a high-tech tool in the central business district. According to a news release, Charleston is the first major city in the United States to use an electric street vacuum called the Glutton, also the name of the [&hell[...]

Jul 11, 2022

Charleston County Coroner’s Office receives federal grant

The Charleston County Coroner’s Office has been awarded $53,820 in funds through a Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grant, which is administered by the S.C. Department of Public Safety’s Office of Highway Safety and Justice Programs. The funds will be used to hire a forensic autopsy technician who will assist with the examination and documentation […]

Jun 24, 2022

Charleston County Parks names new executive director

Charleston Parks and Recreation will have a new leader effective July 1. The Charleston County Parks and Recreation Commission has appointed Associate Executive Director Kevin Bowie as the new executive director, according to a CCPRC news release. Bowie will replace the retiring David Bennett, who will serve as an adviser, special project manager and the […]