SAIC unveils upgraded assault vehicles for Marines

Officials from SAIC and the Marines celebrated the unveiling of the first of 10 amphibious assault vehicles with survivability upgrades last week at SAIC’s integration facility in Hanahan. (Photo/Liz Segrist)The newest assault vehicles being produced by Science Applications International Corp. in Hanahan were designed with one main goal in mind — to increase the survivability of the Marines inside of them. SAIC is upgrading the decades-old vehicles to protect against improvised explosive devices and other blasts.  Read More...

Charleston industrial market tightens

Automotive announcements and growth at the Port of Charleston have boosted activity in the industrial segment throughout the region. The total vacancy rate for the Charleston industrial market was 6.5% in the fourth quarter, down from 9.1% the same time a year ago, according to Colliers International’s fourth-quarter report.  Read More...

GED Testing Service lowers passing score; diplomas awarded retroactively

In late January, the GED Testing Service recalibrated the passing score for the high school equivalency credential from 150 to 145. In South Carolina, 571 GED testers who scored between 145 and 149 since Jan. 1, 2014, will be awarded their S.C. High School Equivalency Diploma.  Read More...

10% of S.C. properties considered seriously underwater at end of 2015

Last year in Charleston County, 8,098 properties, or 8.9% of all properties in the county, were considered to be seriously underwater, meaning the total loan amount for the property was at least 25% higher than the property’s estimated market value. Nearly 23,000 properties were equity-rich, meaning the homeowner had at least 50% equity.  Read More...

MUSC board adopts decorum policy

The Medical University of South Carolina’s board of trustees approved a decorum policy Sunday afternoon that requires individuals to refrain from disruptive behavior. Community members, who frequently protest during MUSC board meetings, will no longer be allowed to hold signs up or stand around the board meeting table as they have done in the past.  Read More...


Fashion Plate for Feb. 4, 2016

Peyton William jewelry store is closed today as it moves to its new location at 241 King St. in Charleston. It will be open for business Friday. (Photo/Provided)Peyton William jewelry store is relocating to a new shop at 241 King St. in downtown Charleston. The store is closed today as it moves and will reopen Friday.  Read More...

Helping Out for Feb. 3, 2016

BC Reading Partners 2The Beach Co. has partnered with Memminger Elementary School in Charleston to promote literacy by providing mentorship to students, donating books to the school library and building a special “book nook” in the school atrium where students can read.  Read More...