Cradle to Career group unveils education report

Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative CEO John Read talks about two networks that will begin meeting in March to create goals for kindergarten readiness and high school graduation core indicators. (Photo/Ryan Wilcox)In the tri-county, only about 24% of kindergarten students enter school proficient in vocabulary, and about 40% are proficient enough in social and emotional development to thrive in a classroom setting, according to a report released today by the Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative.  Read More...

Commission reschedules Uber hearing; legislators file bill outlining rules

The Public Service Commission has rescheduled for Feb. 23 the hearing it previously canceled, but Uber is not as interested now that several S.C. legislators introduced a bill last week that outlines a set of rules to allow app-based transportation services such as Uber to operate in the state.  Read More...

CRDA approves budget for fiscal 2015, discusses active recruitment projects

The Charleston Regional Development Alliance’s board of directors unanimously agreed to a budget Wednesday afternoon for the remaining months of fiscal 2015 that will result in a net income of about $750,000. The alliance currently has 29 active projects, and there are eight projects on the table that would each potentially create 200 or more jobs.  Read More...

Trident Technical College ends fiscal 2014 with $3 million in surplus funds

All financial health indicators are on the right path at Trident Technical College, but the college will need to prepare for possible changes in the next fiscal years, according to Scott Poelker, vice president for finance and administration.  Read More...

Harbor Entrepreneur Center hosts largest gathering of Tech After 5 to date

The Harbor Entrepreneur Center hosted the largest edition of Tech After 5 that the organization has seen yet. (Photo/Andy Owens)Hundreds of would-be entrepreneurs, business owners, startups, makers, programmers, local business advocates and scores of others stood in line for an hour for the monthly technology-focused networking event.  Read More...


Fashion Plate for Jan. 29, 2015

Ruby RingCorneau Goldsmithing jewelry gallery at 92 Hasell St. is selling specially designed pieces — a red spinel ring and ruby pendants in yellow gold — for Valentine’s Day.  Read More...

Helping Out for Jan. 28, 2015

The third annual Denny & Mark’s Pro-Am Jam hosted by the Student Transportation of America Education Foundation, raised $200,000 for charity, making a total of more than $500,000 raised in the event’s first three years.The third annual Denny & Mark’s Pro-Am Jam hosted by the Student Transportation of America Education Foundation, raised $200,000 for charity, making a total of more than $500,000 raised in the event’s first three years.  Read More...