S.C. parks bring in record revenue

S.C. parks, such as Charles Towne Landing in West Ashley, took in record revenue in fiscal 2015. (Photo/Provided)The S.C. State Park Service earned $26.9 million during the recently ended fiscal year 2015. Revenue was up nearly $3 million from the previous year, and the park service finished the year 94% operationally self-sufficient. An improving economy, declining gas prices, good weather and park improvements were cited as reasons for the record year.  Read More...

Defense officials surveying Navy brig in Hanahan as possible detainee site

Department of Defense officials are surveying the Navy brig in Hanahan today as a potential relocation site for terror detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Haley and other Republican leaders strongly oppose the transfer of prisoners into South Carolina.  Read More...

Stigler leaving North Charleston council

North Charleston Councilman Dwight Stigler will step down from his seat on Sept. 4. (Photo/Chris Rynearson, city of North Charleston)Dwight Stigler, who has represented District 9 since January 2012, emailed a letter of resignation to North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey and other council members. He will leave his seat Friday to start a new job outside the city. His council seat will remain unfilled until after North Charleston’s general election on Nov. 3.  Read More...

Bank of S.C. to pay stock dividend

Bank of South Carolina Corp.’s board of directors agreed last week to pay a stock dividend of 10% to shareholders of record as of Sept. 8. The transactions will occur Sept. 28. The bank also paid quarterly cash dividends of 13 cents per share on Jan. 30, April 30 and July 31, which CEO and President Fleetwood S. Hassell said will continue.  Read More...

Revolve Conference for creatives coming to Charleston region in October

The conference will feature speakers from companies including Facebook, Sparc, Boomtown, Blue Acorn, MailChimp, Jericho Inc., eHouse Studio and Sparkbox. It is designed to help creative professionals expand their networks and gain new skill sets.  Read More...


Helping Out for Sept. 2, 2015

Darius Rucker played in the 2015 Needtobreathe Classic golf tournament. The fourth annual event will be held March 21 at the Daniel Island Club. The annual event is hosted by Commonwealth Cares Foundation and South Carolina-based band Needtobreathe. (Photo/Paul Kim, provided)The fourth annual Needtobreathe Classic golf tournament will be held March 21 at the Daniel Island Club. The annual event is hosted by Commonwealth Cares Foundation and South Carolina-based band Needtobreathe.  Read More...

On the Menu for Sept. 1, 2015

The Charleston Mac Off is scheduled for 2-7 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Grove at Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant. The competition includes 25 local restaurants and caterers vying for the title of best macaroni and cheese in Charleston.  Read More...