S.C. State, former president settle lawsuit

S.C. State University has reached a settlement with former President Thomas Elzey, who filed a lawsuit against the school after he was fired as president in March. (Photo/Ashley Heffernan)S.C. State University will pay former President Thomas Elzey $312,500 plus $20,000 in legal fees to settle a lawsuit Elzey filed earlier this year after he was fired. Charles S. Way Jr., chairman of the university’s board of trustees, said the settlement is consistent with the terms of Elzey’s contract and resolution of the suit “allows the university to continue to focus on our bright future.”  Read More...

S.C. aerospace job growth outpacing Washington, Southeastern states

South Carolina is outpacing Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and Washington in private sector aerospace employment growth but is behind some of those states in worker compensation and number of firms, according to a study released today.  Read More...

PlanSource raises $70M in private equity

PlanSource CEO Dayne WilliamsA Florida-based benefits enrollment and technology company that opened an office in Charleston earlier this year has pulled in $70 million in funding from a Boston private equity firm. The funds will be used to fuel innovation, growth and marketing.  Read More...

Sparc gears up for Hackathon, annual all-night coding competition

Daniel Island-based Sparc plans to host its fifth Hackathon, a two-day coding competition in Charleston designed to showcase the region’s tech sector and entice youth to become programmers. More than 150 coders created 53 teams for this weekend’s event.  Read More...

MUSC begins construction of new primary care facility in Goose Creek

Carnes Primary Care is expected to open in spring 2016 at 2000 First Ave. in Goose Creek. Medical University of South Carolina officials broke ground earlier this week on the $2.5 million facility, which will include 18 exam rooms along with a one-stop shop for imaging, laboratory services, conventional radiology and OB-GYN services.  Read More...


Fashion Plate for Aug. 27, 2015

CandyshopCandy Shop Vintage jewelry store will host The So Good Takeover, a summer pop-up shop, from 5-8 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at the Candy Shop showroom, at 9 Cannon St. in Charleston.  Read More...

Helping Out for Aug. 26, 2015

Chase After a Cure is holding several events in September as part of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The second annual Virtual Road Chase is taking place all month, and the Hope on Wheels Car & Truck Show is set for Sept. 27 at Hendrick Hyundai North in North Charleston.  Read More...