Charleston District expediting harbor-deepening study

The Charleston District released its draft statement this month recommending a 52-foot depth for most channels in the Charleston Harbor. (Photo/Sara Corbett/U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)
Using a new, streamlined planning process, the Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District, will have finished studying the Charleston Harbor deepening project in four years, down from the usual 10. The public can comment on the draft statement through Nov. 24 before the final report is released in the summer.  Read More...

Alcoa to sell Mt. Holly smelter

The potroom technical coordinator for Alcoa's Mt. Holly aluminum smelter scoops a sample of molten metal from the potline. (Photo/Leslie Burden)Aloca has agreed to sell its majority stake in the company‚Äôs Mt. Holly aluminum smelter in Berkeley County to Century Aluminum, which owns a minority stake in the operation. The company said the 500 employees at the plants will transition to the new ownership with the $67.5 million sale. Read More...

Aviation Authority board approves funds for art, furniture at Charleston airport

The Charleston County Aviation Authority approved a roughly $1.1 million change order today for airline ticket offices and seismic joints, which will delay completion of the Charleston International Airport renovation project by 49 days. The board also approved a $1.15 million award for furniture and allocated $250,000 to its art committee.  Read More...

Harrell pleads guilty, resigns House seat

Bobby Harrell agreed to resign from office immediately, pay a $30,000 fine and reimburse the state $93,958, according to USA Today. (Photo/file)Suspended House Speaker Bobby Harrell, R-Charleston, has pleaded guilty to six counts of misconduct in office. He agreed to resign from office immediately, pay a $30,000 fine and reimburse the state $93,958.  Read More...

Customer service company adding 200 jobs at facility in North Charleston

Apac Customer Services Inc. is planning to expand the workforce at its North Charleston facility at 4275 Bridge View Drive. The new full-time jobs, which include team leader and back-office customer care roles, are being created to support an undisclosed health care client.  Read More...


Helping Out for Oct. 22, 2014

Tim Strickland (left) of the Olde Charlestowne Sertoma Club presents a check for $10,000 to Harry Lesesne of the Charleston Parks Conservancy for use in developing a new community garden on James Island. (Photo provided)The Olde Charlestowne Sertoma Club donated $10,000 for a new James Island community garden on Oct. 17. Medway Park and Community Garden is a new garden the Charleston Parks Conservancy is planning for the Riverland Terrace area in spring 2015.  Read More...

On the Menu for Oct. 21, 2014

The 10th anniversary of the Charleston Wine & Food Festival is March 4-8, and tickets are on sale now. New events for next year include the Southern Betty Brunch, Pop. Chic! Cross Culture BBQ and dozens of workshops.  Read More...