Ports authority OKs salary hike for senior management

The Port of Charleston handled around 317,000 20-foot equivalent units, a common industry measurement, thus far in fiscal year 2015, which started in July — up 13.2% from the same period in 2014. (Photo/file)The S.C. State Ports Authority unanimously approved a seven-year contract extension for President and CEO Jim Newsome. The board also approved raises for its seven senior management positions. The raises and new contract begin Jan. 1.  Read More...

Airport renovation project uncovers what appears to be more asbestos

With the terminal renovation project about halfway completed at Charleston International Airport, crews have discovered what appears to be more asbestos from the building’s construction in the 1980s. Testing of the materials is underway.  Read More...

Two medical facilities opened Thursday

Trident Cancer Center now has a TrueBeam Linear Accelerator, which it will unveil as part of its expansion today. (Photo/Provided/Trident Health)Trident Cancer Center held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a $6 million, 3,500-square-foot expansion on Thursday. East Cooper Medical Center also debuted a 42,000-square-foot medical office called the Mullis Building.  Read More...

S.C. State University kicking off executive-in-residence program

David Kerford (Photo/Provided/S.C. State University)Executives, who will take part in guest lectures and other activities, are appointed by Barbara Adams, interim dean of the School of Business, for a one-year term. They’ll be given an office and will be considered staff members.  Read More...

Conference to focus on business impact of African-American tourism on state

Organizers said the conference will look at how growing the overall economic impact of African-American tourism can contribute to the state’s multibillion-dollar hospitality industry.  Read More...


Helping Out for Sept. 17, 2014

Dunne Saal (from left), Children's Museum of the Lowcountry board president; Jim Newsome, S.C. State Ports Authority president and CEO; and Sherrie Snipes-Williams, CEO of Charleston Promise Neighborhood. (Photo/Provided)

The Children's Museum of the Lowcountry received $15,000 from the S.C. State Ports Authority to provide students at four Charleston Promise Neighborhood Learning Community schools with a free field trip to the museum during the 2014-2015 school year. The grant covers the cost of the museum visit plus lunch and bus transportation.  Read More...

On the Menu for Sept. 16, 2014

Avondale Restaurant Week runs through Sunday at eateries in the Avondale area of West Ashley. Restaurant will offer special menus, including three courses for $20 and $30.  Read More...