Union cancels vote at Boeing South Carolina

About 3,100 production and maintenance workers at Boeing South Carolina were eligible to vote in the union election Wednesday. The IAM withdrew its petition for the election today. (Photo/Kim McManus)The April 22 election at Boeing South Carolina has been canceled after the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers withdrew its petition with the National Labor Relations Board today.  Read More...

Company considers Berkeley County for manufacturing site, 4,000 jobs

An unnamed manufacturer is considering a site for an advanced-manufacturing operation in Camp Hall Commerce Park in Ridgeville, according to a regulatory filing. If the project comes to fruition, the company would build the campus in two phases and hire 4,000 people over the next decade. Read More...

Berkeley County School District superintendent indicted

Berkeley County School District Superintendent Rodney Thompson was put on administrative leave, with pay, after a state grand jury returned an indictment against him Wednesday.The state grand jury returned an indictment against Berkeley County School District Superintendent Rodney Thompson on one Ethics Act offense, accusing him of using public funds, property and time to influence the outcome of an election. The school district board put Thompson on administrative leave, with pay, and named Archie Franchini interim superintendent.  Read More...

S.C. House passes bill to raise $430M for road fixes

The measure, which the Republican-controlled House on Tuesday approved 87-20, now heads to the Senate, which is working on its own funding package. The Senate proposal would hike the gas tax by 12 cents a gallon, raising $800 million a year for roads. Read More...

Summerville retail building sold for $5.2M

The 11,966-square-foot Shoppes at Azalea building on Azalea Square Boulevard in Summerville was recently sold for $5.2 million. (Photo/Marcus & Millichap)A Greenville-based developer recently sold The Shoppes at Azalea retail building to a family partnership based in New York. The 12,000-square-foot newly built facility, which sits across from the Target on Azalea Square Boulevard, was fully leased to seven tenants at the time of the sale.  Read More...


Lowcountry Biz Boil for April 17, 2015

Pot of simmering newsworthy goodnessWhen Yahoo Travel picked the best places for marriage proposals for lovebirds in every state, we had no doubt the editors would pick a coastal city known for hordes of tourists. We just didn't expect the city's name to rhyme with “Wordy Turtle.”  Read More...

Fashion Plate for April 16, 2015

Michael Corneau, founder of Corneau Goldsmithing Jewelry Gallery, is leading a gemstone roundtable at 6:30 p.m. April 23 at 92 Hasell St.  Read More...