State’s first same-sex marriages take place

Members of the media crowd around as Kayla Bennett (left) and Kristin Anderson exchange wedding vows as the first same-sex couple to be married in South Carolina. Minister Tobin Williamson officiates the ceremony. (Photo/Ashley Heffernan)Charleston County councilwoman Colleen Condon and her partner, Nichols Bleckley, were the first same-sex couple in South Carolina to be issued a marriage license this morning. Moments later, Kristin Anderson and Kayla Bennett became the state’s first gay couple to exchange vows.  Read More...

Airport board discusses work deadlines, designs for airport terminal

Ticketing facilities for JetBlue and United, as well as baggage hall renovations, are expected to be complete by mid-December. The Charleston County Aviation Authority board discussed the importance of meeting construction deadlines and watching its contingency fund Thursday.  Read More...

CARTA offers $3 route between downtown Charleston, airport

The Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority wants more people to take advantage of its $3 downtown-to-airport route. The CARTA North Area Shuttle Express connects downtown Charleston with the Tanger Outlet Center and Charleston International Airport.  Read More...

Clemson rethinking building design for Charleston architecture center

Clemson University withdrew its application to build the Spaulding Paolozzi Center on the corner of Meeting and George streets in downtown Charleston. (Rendering/Clemson University/Allied Works Architecture)Clemson University withdrew its application to the city of Charleston’s Board of Architectural Review for the design of an architecture and historic preservation center. Several community groups filed a lawsuit against the board and Clemson after the center received the first two of three needed approvals.  Read More...

Zapp Precision Wire invests $30 million in Summerville plant expansion

The manufacturer plans to expand its Dorchester County plant by 30,000 square feet to add a new production line and additional machinery and equipment. The company, which makes stainless steel, nickel alloys and titanium wire, also plans to create 20 jobs.  Read More...


Fashion Plate for Nov. 20, 2014

Julie Wheat, owner and CEO of Cavortress boutique, is holding a runway fashion show at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Proceeds will benefit new fashion design programs at Wando High School and Charleston County School of the Arts.  Read More...

Helping Out for Nov. 19, 2014

Trident United Way and AmeriCorps members are partnering in Bags of Joy, an effort to collect toiletries, books and educational activities for Lowcountry children while they are out of school. AmeriCorps members will be collecting items through Friday to fill the bags.  Read More...