Special report: Volvo ready to roll in S.C.

Volvo Car North America CEO Lex Kerssemakers said the company's Berkeley County plant will be instrumental in launching some of the automaker’s new models and in quickly increasing U.S. sales. Volvo and state officials came to Charleston Thursday to discuss the company's plans for the site near Ridgeville. (Photo/Kathy Allen)Volvo Car North America CEO Lex Kerssemakers said the company's Berkeley County plant will be instrumental in launching some of the automaker’s new models and in quickly increasing U.S. sales. Volvo and state officials came to Charleston Thursday to discuss the company's plans for the site near Ridgeville. Read More...

Palmetto Cyber Defense Competition awards scholarships to S.C. students

S.C. high school and college teams competed in the third Palmetto Cyber Defense Competition last month at Trident Technical College. Students selected as the Most Valuable Players were awarded $1,000; winning team members received $500 scholarships.  Read More...

Charleston planning director Keane leaving for similar job in Atlanta

Charleston planning director Tim Keane (left) is leaving for a similar job in Atlanta. (Photo/Ashley Heffernan) Tim Keane, the city’s director of planning, preservation and sustainability, has accepted the position of commissioner of planning and community development for the city of Atlanta. Keane’s final day with Charleston will be June 26. Read More...

Employees return to work 1 day after Sonoco Recycling plant fire

Workers returned to the Sonoco Recycling plant in North Charleston hours after a fire broke out at the plant on May 19. Roughly $25,000 to $30,000 in recycled material was lost, but the plant was operational the following evening.  Read More...

Tech leader urges cloud developers to help solve real-world problems

The chief scientist for data management company Cloudera said during the CodeShowSE tech conference last week in Charleston that the solutions to real-world problems, such as medical treatments, depend on a strong open-source, cloud-computing infrastructure.  Read More...


Lowcountry Biz Boil May 29, 2015

It's hardly fair for Atlanta to take Tim Keane from Charleston, and while we won't make any suppositions about the potential exodus of Mayor Joe's staff pending his stepping down as the President of Charleston, we want to let Atlanta know what it’s getting. Read More...

Fashion Plate for May 28, 2015

Corneau Goldsmithing will hold a trunk show with jewelry designer Micky Roof, June 5 through June 7 at the store. A wine reception will be from 3-7 p.m. June 5. Read More...