Charleston updates Tourism Management Plan

Nearly 5 million people visited Charleston in 2012, and many of them toured the streets on small buses, motor coaches, pedicabs, carriages or on foot. (Photo/Ashley Heffernan)Charleston has seen a 70% increase in visitors — up to 4.8 million in 2012 — in the past 20 years, and congestion has intensified since the city’s Tourism Management Plan was last updated in 1998. The new, 136-page plan will be presented Monday at a special Planning Commission meeting.  Read More...

Eat Local Month encourages shift in dining to boost local economy

Lowcountry Local First wants residents to support local farms, restaurants and food businesses during its fourth annual Eat Local Month beginning April 1. Proceeds from Eat Local Month events support the nonprofit’s Growing New Farmers Program.  Read More...

Bank of SC cites loan volume in declaring 13-cent dividend

Charleston-based Bank of South Carolina Corp. will pay a dividend of 13 cents per share on April 30 to shareholders of record as of April 7. Fleetwood S. Hassell, president and CEO of the bank, said the company’s year is off to a good start with better-than-expected loan volume.  Read More...

The Citadel names new provost

Connie Ledoux Book, associate provost of academic affairs at Elon University, will become The Citadel’s provost and dean in July. (Photo/Provided/The Citadel)Connie Ledoux Book, associate provost of academic affairs at Elon University, will replace Brig. Gen. Samuel M. Hines Jr., who will retire as The Citadel’s provost and dean at the end of the 2014-15 academic year. As provost, Book will be responsible for all academic functions of the college and will be the second-ranking official at The Citadel.  Read More...

Cell service cost increase creates static

Some cellphone carriers are fighting a bill in the S.C. Senate that Sen. Luke Rankin argues will level the playing field between landline and cellphone companies.Some cellphone carriers are fighting a bill in the S.C. Senate that Sen. Luke Rankin argues will level the playing field between landline and cellphone companies. Rankin, R-Conway, co-sponsored Bill 277, also known as the State Telecom Equity in Funding Act, in January along with Sens. Thomas Alexander and Brad Hutto.  Read More...


Helping Out for April 1, 2015

Charleston-area organizations will commemorate National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day, which is April 10, with a screening of Broken Heart Land on Tuesday.  Read More...

On the Menu for March 31, 2015

Southern Season is hosting chef and cookbook author Nathalie Dupree for a cooking demonstration and cookbook signing from 1-5 p.m. April 11 at the store, at 730 Coleman Blvd. in Mount Pleasant.  Read More...