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Development Alliance, counties consider new approach to recruiting business

Leaders from the Charleston Regional Development Alliance and local counties and municipalities met Friday to discuss how they can work together on future industry recruitment efforts. The alliance also confirmed that it will cut a business development position, an investor relations position and receptionist position.  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...