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MWV completes merger, renamed to WestRock; land division remains

MWV is now WestRock Co. after the merger with RockTenn Co. closed July 1. The combined companies create a $16 billion packaging firm. MWV’s land division in Summerville will continue to operate the same way with the same leadership.  Read More...


Anonymous donors pledge $3 million to scholarship fund for Emanuel AME

The Rev. Clementa Pinckney, who was also an S.C. state senator, was one of nine people killed in shootings June 17 at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. (Photo/Emanuel AME Church)Anonymous donors have given at least $3 million to the Reverend Pinckney Scholarship Fund, a nonprofit corporation registered in the state, to provide scholarships for members of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church shooting victims’ families. Charleston Mayor Joe Riley, Henry Louis Gates Jr. and William M. Lewis Jr. will serve as the initial board members of the corporation. Read More...


Minero restaurant moving to larger space

Minero is moving into the gallery space at McCrady’s restaurant in August; the menu is expected to stay the same. (Photo/Ryan Wilcox)The casual Mexican restaurant from Neighborhood Dining Group and chef Sean Brock is leaving 155 East Bay St. in August and taking over the gallery space at McCrady’s restaurant. The larger space will include 90 seats total, with 16 seats at the bar.  Read More...


Beach Co. appeals Jasper rejection

The Beach Co.’s latest plan for The Jasper included a 13-floor tower, 80 residential units, office space, retail space and enclosed parking. (Rendering/The Beach Co.)The Beach Co. filed an appeal in circuit court earlier this week of the Charleston Board of Architectural Review’s denial of the company’s plan for the Jasper site. CEO John Darby called the decision “legally improper” and noted that the mayor, former city planning director and city architect all recommended approval.  Read More...