Summey, staff deliver State of the City address

North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey speaks during his state of the city address. (Photo/Provided)In a 26-minute video, North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey spoke about the future of the southern end of the city and discussed the economic impact of three entertainment venues before giving fire, finance, building and other department officials a chance to update community members about their work.  Read More...

MWV to merge with Georgia-based RockTenn to form $16B packaging firm

MWV and RockTenn Co. will become one packaging company with a combined equity value of about $16 billion after both boards of directors unanimously approved a merger today. The new company name will be released before closing, which is expected in the second quarter.  Read More...

Workshop to focus on helping local businesses find access to capital

Connecting to Capital is the first in a series of events from Lowcountry Local First focused on operating and growing businesses in the Charleston area.  Read More...

CRDA committee gives preliminary approval to new budget, bylaws

The Charleston Regional Development Alliance’s board of directors will meet Wednesday and is expected to approve a budget that will leave the alliance with a $750,000 surplus and new bylaws to satisfy requests made by area counties.  Read More...

Birmingham, Ala.-based bank expands operations to Charleston market

ServisFirst Bank is operating in a temporary branch at 1156 Bowman Road, Suite 200, in Mount Pleasant, but the bank is looking for a permanent location in Charleston County. Tom Trouche was named president and CEO of ServisFirst Bank South Carolina.  Read More...


Hot Properties for Jan. 26, 2015

Dewey B. Golub of Keller Williams Realty Charleston represented the buyer, JJR Developments, in the purchase of a 6,080-square-foot building at 1314 Rutledge Ave. Jennifer Liverett of Keller Williams Realty Charleston represented the seller.  Read More...

Fashion Plate for Jan. 22, 2015

Two new stores will be opening in February at Freshfields Village, at the crossroads of Kiawah, Seabrook and Johns islands.  Read More...