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    Popular produce spot closing after nearly 40 years


    A local family run business that has been providing Charlestonians with fresh fruits and vegetables for close to 40 years will soon be closing. More>>

    Strip club changing brand after Horry crackdown

    The owner of one strip club in Horry County is rebranding his business after a crackdown on strip clubs by the local prosecutor. More>>

    More liquor to be sold on Hilton Head Island?

    Some business people who sell liquor on Hilton Head Island don't like the spirit of a proposed town ordinance. More>>

    Fruit sold at Sam's, Trader Joe's, Whole Foods recalled for contamination


    A California fruit supplier is voluntarily recalling certain lots of fruit for a contamination hazard. More>>

    Planning commission rejects project near Belle Hall Video included


    A planned retail development in a busy area of Mount Pleasant will remain just a proposal. Mount Pleasant's planning commission rejected Wednesday night the addition of a new project across the street from the Belle Hall shopping center. More>>

    Myrtle Beach must restart annexation process

    Voters in two subdivisions in Horry County thought they had agreed to join Myrtle Beach last week. But the annexation vote has been ruled invalid. More>>

    Pottery Barn recalls 1,000 bar stools


    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Wednesday that Pottery Barn is recalling their Donovan Bar Stools for because of a fall hazard. More>>

    Contracts being signed for beach sports center

    The building is not yet finished yet, but contracts are already being signed for events at the new $13 million indoor sports complex being built next to the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. More>>

    Goodwill, feds investigate possible data breach


    Nonprofit organization Goodwill Industries Inc. is working with federal officials to investigate a possible security breach. More>>

    FDA: 2 King of Pops flavors recalled for label error


    According to the Food and Drug Administration, Banana Puddin’ pops and Keylime Pie pops might have wheat and/or soy but the ingredients are not listed on the label. More>>

    Charleston airport named most affordable in nation

    Updated: has released their fifth annual Airport Affordability Report and Charleston International Airport has topped the list. More>>

    SC ports record 8 percent container growth Video included

    The South Carolina Ports Authority saw an 8 percent growth in container volume during the fiscal year that ended June 30. More>>

    US nuclear regulator looks to reposition staff

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    The top nuclear regulator in the United States says the watchdog agency may shuffle its staff as fewer nuclear plants are built and more are taken offline. More>>

    June tourism down on SC's Grand Strand

    The summer tourism season got off to a slow start in the Myrtle Beach area because northern and Midwestern schools had to make up days in June because of last winter's frequent snows. More>>

    National park visitors mean $80 million to SC

    A new report finds that visitors to national parks in South Carolina spent almost $80 million and the parks supported 1,100 jobs last year. More>>

    Myrtle Beach Airport has busy first half of 2014

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    New flights to Myrtle Beach International Airport have resulted in a busier than usual first half of the year for the airport. More>>

    Charleston airport launches mobile-friendly website design


    Charleston International Airport officials said they have made checking up on flight information easier for everyone, including mobile users. More>>

    Boat manufacturer expects to bring 150 jobs to Dorchester County


    Sportsman Boats Manufacturing is investing $3.5 million to double the size of its Summerville facility. More>>

    Flight from Florida to Boston diverted to SC

    A Spirit Airlines flight from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to Boston has been diverted to South Carolina because of a cracked windshield. More>>

    SC jobless figure unchanged for 3rd straight month

    South Carolina's unemployment rate has remained unchanged for the third month in a row. More>>

    Officials vow to re-examine bar ordinance after meeting attendants express opposition Video included


    City officials vowed to re-examine a proposed midnight-closing ordinance after attendants at a public meeting overwhelmingly opposed the idea. More>>

    Residents worried new Wal-Mart will create traffic headaches Video included


    Dorchester County leaders say a new kind of Wal-Mart store will soon be built at a busy intersection near Summerville. It's smaller than the massive supercenters and the first of its kind in the Lowcountry, but residents are worried about its affect on traffic. More>>

    Midnight bar ordinance focus of Thursday's public comment Video included


    After nearly two months since its proposal, the midnight bar closing ordinance will get official public comment Thursday night. More>>

    Hypnotherapy an unconscious way to change minds


    Research shows it can help with weight loss, breaking a bad habit, hot flashes, and even pain management. While many people think of hypnosis as a parlor trick, it's being used as a relaxation technique to change thoughts, feeling and behaviors. More>>

    Beaufort reviewing proposed new carriage rules

    Beaufort is considering new rules for carriage tours, in part, because of concerns about the health of horses. More>>

    60,000 fitness resistance bands recalled for injury hazard


    Fitness retailer Bollinger Fitness is recalling 60,000 resistance bands because a plastic ball attached to the anchor can unexpectedly release and injure the user. More>>

    Organizers: 2014 Charleston Fashion Week saw record crowds


    Charleston Fashion Week organizers report this year's event made a huge impact on the local economy. More>>

    State says ride-sharing service Uber illegal in SC Video included


    A global ride-sharing service expanded into four South Carolina cities last week, but the state says it's operating illegally. The company, however, says it's operating in a gray area. More>>

    Local family's project to curb hot car deaths


    A Colleton County family is trying to raise money for a tool to help prevent children from being left in hot cars. More>>

    Ripley's Aquarium in Myrtle Beach expanding

    Believe it or not, the Ripley's Aquarium in Myrtle Beach is expanding. More>>

    Prosecutor to try to close Horry strip clubs

    The prosecutor in Horry County is asking a judge to close five strip clubs, saying they have a reputation of prostitution and lewdness and are offensive to public decency. More>>

    Two Charleston facilities place high in 'Best Hospitals' rankings


    With 88 hospitals around the state, some question where the best ones are located. According to the latest U.S. News and World Report rankings, some of the best in South Carolina are right here in Charleston. More>>

    Survey: Gas prices drop, will remain lower with proper conditions


    There's good news for vacation-goers who are deciding to drive to their destinations. Gas prices are going down both in the Palmetto State and across the U.S. More>>

    Boeing gets OK to preserve 4000 acres in Francis Marion


    Boeing on Friday was given approval by the Army Corps of Engineers to preserve 4,000 acres of land in the Francis Marion National Forest. More>>

    Georgetown to shut off water on 5 streets


    Georgetown's water department will shut off water service to several streets Monday morning for maintenance. More>>

    Large new development planned for Long Point Road Video included


    Sixteen acres off Long Point Road in Mount Pleasant could be the next big shopping destination in the Lowcountry, but that's not exactly good news for those who live nearby. More>>

    Myrtle Beach police plan summit on bike festivals

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    Myrtle Beach's police chief has invited law enforcement officials along the East Coast to a meeting to discuss ways to reduce violence in area during motorcycle festivals. More>>

    New biz hub hopes to lure people northward on Charleston peninsula Video included


    There is the well-known neighborhood South of Broad and the restaurant S.N.O.B., but a new area -- SNOS -- is taking shape on the Charleston peninsula.  More>>

    Tourism agency takes over SC welcome centers

    South Carolina's nine welcome centers are getting a new look, after the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism takes over operation from the state transportation department. More>>

    Chrysler Recalls 651,000 SUVs for Mirror Lights


    Chrysler says it is recalling 651,000 Jeep and Dodge SUVs in the U.S. because vanity mirror lights that have undergone repairs can short circuit and start a fire if not reassembled correctly.

    Lowcountry entrepreneurship program looks to mentor start-up applicants Video included


    There are a lot of obstacles to overcome before entrepreneurs can be successful, but a local group is trying to help clear those early hurdles and is looking for more start-ups to apply. More>>

    Uber launches in 4 SC cities Thursday Video included


    Getting a ride around four of South Carolina's busiest cities is about to get a little easier. Ridesharing service Uber launched Thursday in South Carolina. More>>

    Harley-Davidson recalls over 66,000 motorcycles


    Harley-Davidson is recalling 66,421 Touring and CVO Touring motorcycles from the 2014 model year because their front wheels can lock up without warning.

    Charleston business leaders want immigration reform Video included


    Lowcountry business leaders are calling on Congress to reform immigration policies so they can hire more qualified workers and described the current system as a brewing crisis. More>>

    Roller bearing firm to create 50 jobs in Walterboro

    An Italian company that makes roller bearings plans to open a plant in Colleton County, creating 50 jobs over the next five years. More>>

    Mt. Pleasant council OKs second phase of Boulevard development Video included


    The first phase changed the face of old Mount Pleasant. Now a second phase of The Boulevard apartments is expected to move in. More>>

    Fire damages North Charleston business Video included


    According to Fire Marshal Cindy Killette, crews were called to a structure fire on Spruill Avenue at the WD Tires building. The first crews at the scene said smoke and fire were visible from outside the building. More>>

    SC tourism website gets $500,000 upgrade

    Just in time for the summer travel season, South Carolina has given its state tourism website a half-million dollar overhaul. More>>

    Sword-shaped fireworks recalled for unexpected explosions


    Big Fireworks Company is recalling their sword-shaped fountain device because of the risk that it could "unexpectedly explode." More>>

    Permanent public restrooms open in Myrtle Beach

    There's a new amenity for the millions of visitors who come to Myrtle Beach each year. The resort town now has new permanent public restrooms downtown. More>>

    Charleston once again tops T+L list for Best US City


    The list of the World's Best, as decided by Travel + Leisure readers, was released Wednesday and the Holy City has kept its crown as the Best in the U.S. and Canada. More>>

    Magwood's on Shem Creek sold by bank, owners vow to stay in business Video included


    Magwood's Seafood has been forced to sell its property, but the family says they are determined to overcome yet another obstacle to stay in business. More>>

    NFIB endorses Haley, cites legislative compromise

    The state chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business has endorsed Gov. Nikki Haley in her re-election bid. More>>

    Graco recalls harness buckles on select car seats


    Graco is recalling the harness buckles used on about 1.9 million infant car seats.

    July 4 gas prices most expensive since 2008


    Average retail gas prices dropped another 2 cents over the last week, according to GasBuddy, a gas price tracking website. The current statewide average is $3.37 per gallon. More>>

    Electric outage planned for St. Stephen


    Santee Cooper has planned an hour-long outage on July 4 for the residents of St. Stephen to repair the main line feeding the St. Stephen substation. More>>

    Nestle recalls ice cream due to packaging error


    Nestle USA is recalling 10,000 cartons of Haagen-Dazs chocolate peanut butter ice cream because the packages are mislabeled. More>>

    Verizon partners with SC Works for job fair


    Job seekers were out in force on Friday at a Verizon Wireless career fair. More>>

    ILA: Negotiations fail, port workers OK strike


    Port workers approved a strike after negotiations between the Longshoremen's Association and the state's Stevedore Association failed this week. More>>

    Former Spartanburg fertilizer plant to pay $2m

    A company will pay $2 million to clean up the site of an old fertilizer plant in Spartanburg. More>>

    SC store offers "Pay What You Want"

    "Pay what you want" is now being offered at smoothie store on Hilton Head Island. More>>

    JBE Inc. adding news facility in Hanahan


    A company announced Monday it was expanding into Hanahan. More>>

    Recycling has $13 billion impact in South Carolina

    A new study shows that the recycling industry has a $13 billion impact on South Carolina's economy. More>>

    Trane recalls more than 100,000 air conditioning systems for shock hazard


    While temperatures climb into the 90s, one company is recalling approximately 100,600 air conditioning systems because they might not be properly grounded. More>>

    Manufacturer to make 1,000 commemorative SC guns

    A firearms manufacturer that recently opened a plant in the state is making 1,000 commemorative South Carolina guns, one of which will be given to Gov. Nikki Haley. More>>

    Automakers to recall air bags in humid parts of US

    Faulty air bags - which have already led to the recall of millions of cars worldwide - are being blamed for a new round of recalls in the U.S. More>>

    Santee Cooper approves $9M in loans for parks


    The Santee Cooper Board of Directors approved $9 million in loans Monday to advance five industrial development projects across the state. More>>

    Gas prices in SC up 1.5 cents last week


    Gas prices across South Carolina rose by just over a penny per gallon in the last week, according to gas price tracking website More>>

    New law could mean millions for Grand Strand

    A new law could mean millions in revenue for the state as well as local governments along the Grand Strand, the heart of South Carolina's $18 billion tourism industry. More>>

    Chester County finally wins big manufacturer

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    Chester County officials are celebrating after years of failing to land a giant manufacturing plant. More>>

    Recall: Vita salmon slices sold at SC Publix stores


    Vita Food Products is voluntarily recalling 1,878 pounds of sliced salmon for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. More>>

    SC unemployment remains at 5.3 percent in May

    South Carolina's unemployment rate held steady during the last month. More>>

    Call center expanding operations in Lowcountry

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    A call center in the Charleston area is expanding, adding about 320 new jobs. More>>

    2 Myrtle Beach festivals returning but smaller

    It appears two popular Myrtle Beach festivals will still be staged, although funding cuts may mean they are smaller. More>>

    JetBlue offers new non-stop flights to D.C. Video included


    There's a party set to take off at Charleston International Airport. The celebration comes courtesy of JetBlue offering two new daily direct flights from Charleston to Washington D.C.'s Reagan National Airport with service starting June 19. More>>

    SC ports see best month in more than 7 years

    Container volume continues to grow sharply at the Port of Charleston and May was the best month in more than 7 years on the docks. More>>

    Greenville company expanding, adding about 40 jobs

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    A South Carolina company that makes pet accessories including pet beds is expanding, adding about 40 new jobs. More>>

    Proposed ordinance may force Charleston Beer Works to leave King Street Video included


    A proposed downtown ordinance to force new businesses that sell alcohol to close at midnight may have a loophole. More>>

    Increase in passengers noted at Savannah airport

    Officials at Savannah's international airport say they've noted a 22 percent increase in passengers in May over the same time period in 2013. More>>

    Paving busy Myrtle Beach street finally winding up

    Despite delays because of last winter's bad weather, repaving of one of the busiest streets in Myrtle Beach is winding up. More>>

    Companies tout Charlotte in locating in SC

    A common draw for three companies announcing a combined 7,100 jobs along South Carolina's Interstate 77 corridor is the state's northern neighbor. More>>

    More than 14,000 ottomans recalled for fall hazard


    Big Lots stores are recalling some of their wicker ottomans after several reports came in of people falling through them. More>>

    Blackbaud acquires New Hampshire software company


    Blackbaud announced Tuesday it had acquired a New Hampshire-based software firm that serves private schools. More>>

    How the Iraq crisis could hit your wallet

    How the Iraq crisis could hit your wallet Video included


    Experts say oil markets were counting on Iraq to increase stability over the next few years and with that, increase its input. Iraq produces about 3.3 million barrels of oil a day, the second largest producer in OPEC after Saudi Arabia. More>>

    Pharmaceutical company locating in Charleston

    A pharmaceutical company is locating its headquarters in Charleston, a move expected to create about 40 new jobs over the next five years. More>>

    3 companies announce 7,100 jobs along I-77

    Three companies are announcing plans to bring a combined 7,100 jobs to South Carolina's Interstate 77 corridor. More>>

    LPL Financial moving south to Fort Mill

    LPL Financial is moving its regional headquarters across the border to Fort Mill, eventually employing 3,000 people. More>>

    Restaurant association says no to Charleston bar ordinance Video included


    The proposed midnight closing bar ordinance for new businesses along downtown Charleston's entertainment district has a new opponent -- the state's Restaurant and Lodging Association. More>>

    SC gas prices dip another cent


    Average gas prices across the state fell by about a cent last week to $3.38 per gallon, according to More>>

    Giti Tire expected to bring 1,700 jobs to Richburg

    A Singapore-based tire manufacturer plans to spend $560 million in a Chester County plant expected to create 1,700 new jobs over the next decade. More>>

    Salt games return to Myrtle Beach

    The Salt Games return to Myrtle Beach this weekend. It's the second year for the two-day event that includes a variety of beach competitions. More>>

    AGRO group invests $8M to upgrade Piggly Wiggly distribution center


    AGRO Merchant Group announced Friday morning it was expanding into Berkeley County with an $8 million investment at the former Piggly Wiggly distribution center. More>>

    Santee Cooper OKs $642M bond sale


    The Santee Cooper Board of Directors approved the sale of $642 million in revenue obligation bonds during a special board meeting on Friday. More>>

    American LaFrance auction a success for county


    It looks like Berkeley County will be able to recover all of the delinquent fees owed by American LaFrance when the company abruptly shut down its plant in January. More>>

    Merchants: Budget cut will end Myrtle Beach events

    The Oceanfront Merchants Association in Myrtle Beach says a budget cut will mean the end of several popular festivals at the beach. More>>

    Florida Georgia Line and Nelly first acts to perform at the Joe in 6 years Video included


    Country band Florida-Georgia Line and hip hop artist Nelly played to a sold-out crowd at Joseph Riley Park Thursday night. More>>

    Unique bakery offers treats for people and their furry friends Video included


    One local woman has combined her sweet tooth and passion for animals to start a unique business. Sweet Lulu’s Bakery on Wheels is the only bakery of its kind in the area. More>>

    Ultimate selfie? Dutch F-16 pilot snaps pics on 787 escort


    A Dutch F-16 pilot with a GoPro captured some incredible selfies as the team of F-16s escorted the country's first Dreamliner into Dutch airspace. More>>

    Local job placement firm hiring hundreds of workers Video included


    Recruiters with a local staffing company say there's a need to hire more than 300 people for numerous job openings across the Lowcountry. More>>

    CSX asks for class action lawsuit to be dismissed


    CSX Transportation has filed a motion to have dismissed a class action lawsuit stemming from the Cypress Gardens Road bridge collapse. More>>

    First Citizens of NC buying First Citizens in SC

    First Citizens Bank of North Carolina is buying First Citizens Bank and Trust in South Carolina. More>>

    Collapsed bridge a costly hurdle for Cypress Gardens, volunteers Video included


    It's been two months since a bridge in Berkeley County was destroyed by a derailed train, taking with it a lot of business and money for people who live and work in the area. More>>

    Amazon boosts donations to local charities, but only for a limited time


    While Amazon's charity-minded website, AmazonSmile, has been around for a while, they're sweetening the deal for Father's Day. More>>

    Analyst: US may not see big summer price drop-off


    Gas price analysts say another relatively flat week in gas prices could mean the country won't see a summertime drop-off in prices at the pump. More>>

    Seabrook Island rolls out new website


    Seabrook Island has a newly revamped home in the Internet. The redesigned website launched last week. More>>

    Charleston airport renovation project at halfway point Video included


    Charleston County Aviation Authority's $189 million renovation project is halfway complete. On Friday, officials gave ABC News 4 a look at how much work has been done so far and how much more work still needs to be done. More>>

    US employers add 217K jobs; rate stays at 6.3 pct


    U.S. employers added 217,000 jobs in May, a substantial gain for a fourth straight month, fueling hopes that the economy will accelerate after a grim start to the year. More>>

    BMW supplier Faurecia closing Spartanburg plant

    A Spartanburg County plant that makes exhaust systems for BMW will close by the end of the year, leaving 150 workers without a job. More>>

    Port purchase proposed for Beaufort County tax

    Buying an old state port and building an arena for the University of South Carolina Beaufort are among the projects a Beaufort County committee says should be financed with a proposed 1 percent sales tax. More>>

    Company brings more than 100 jobs to Marion County

    A company that designs, produces and packages ready-to-serve foods is expanding its Marion County operations. More>>

    Pharmaceuticals plant opening in West Columbia

    A multi-million-dollar pharmaceuticals plant in Lexington County is officially opening. More>>

    Machine sparks fire at Kapstone in North Charleston


    A machine sparked a fire at the Kapstone plant in North Charleston early Wednesday morning. More>>

    Gov. Haley signs Stone Bill for craft beers into law Video included


    Craft beer lovers and microbreweries across the state are saying "Cheers" Tuesday night. Gov. Nikki Haley signed a bill that could mean hundreds of jobs in the beer industry. More>>

    Governor signs Port Royal sale legislation

    Gov. Nikki Haley has signed legislation that forces the sale of the Port Royal property near Beaufort where the state used to run a small port. More>>

    Food company bringing 500 jobs to Florence County

    The company that makes El Monterey brand frozen Mexican foods will invest $55 million in a manufacturing plant in Florence County, creating 500 jobs. More>>

    Ports Authority selling vacant rail warehouse

    The South Carolina Ports Authority is selling on old, vacant railroad warehouse in Beaufort for almost $200,000. More>>

    Charleston Police Chief: Ordinance will keep King Street from turning in to Bourbon Street Video included


    Charleston Police Chief Greg Mullen is tired of his city being compared to another one known for partying. More>>

    King Street fire started in apartment above Torch


    Charleston firefighters were called to a structure fire on Upper King Street Monday afternoon. More>>

    SC asked to cut carbon emissions more than half

    The federal government is proposing that South Carolina cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by more than half by the year 2030. More>>

    SC gas prices fall nearly 2 cents


    Average retail gas prices across the state dropped nearly 2 cents over the last week to a price of $3.42 per gallon. More>>

    Future Shem Creek development divides Mount Pleasant Video included


    A proposed office building and parking garage at Mount Pleasant's Shem Creek has presented Lowcountry residents with another battle between history and dealing with growth and development. A zoning ordinance change might prohibit the construction of the garage, but officials believed the office building would still be built. More>>

    Mt. Pleasant 'break-a-thon' helps St. Jude's Children's Hospital


    Fists and feet hitting wooden planks sounded a lot like cash registers in Mount Pleasant on Saturday morning. More>>

    Patriots Point 'excellent,' says Trip Advisor


    Patriots Point was awarded a certificate of excellence from Trip Advisor after the museum received consist, strong reviews from its visitors. More>>

    SCE&G requests 3 percent rate hike

    South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. wants to raise its rates 3 percent to help cover the cost of building two new nuclear reactors. More>>

    Florence beer fest helps locals with medical costs

    The fifth annual Florence Beer Fest is going to make sure local residents get a chance to sample many beers and help others at the same time. More>>

    City leaders: Midnight closing ordinance meant to attract employers, avoid 'party town' rep Video included


    Downtown Charleston's nightlife is thriving, but some city lawmakers say it’s gotten to be too much. More>>

    Democratic Senate hopefuls pledge to keep MOX open

    Two of the Democrats seeking to challenge U.S. Sen. Tim Scott pledged to work toward completing and keeping open the multibillion-dollar nuclear reactor fuel project at the Savannah River Site. More>>

    Ford issues recalls affecting 1.3M vehicles


    Ford is recalling over 1.3 million SUVs and cars in North America to fix steering, rust and floor mat problems. More>>

    Haley to announce 304 jobs in 5 rural SC counties

    Gov. Nikki Haley says seven businesses are bringing a combined 300 jobs to five rural South Carolina counties. More>>

    Mt. Pleasant officials to present town comprehensive plan Video included


    Mount Pleasant town officials will host on Thursday evening a pair of open house meetings to allow citizens to chime in on a comprehensive town plan. More>>

    More than 151,000 ceramic heaters recalled for fire hazard


    Even though the temperatures have risen to Summer-like conditions, you may want to check on your space heater. More>>

    Ruth's Chris moves into Charleston this fall


    The French Quarter Inn in downtown Charleston's historic district will have a new neighbor this fall. Ruth's Chris is moving in. More>>

    First reading of new Charleston bar ordinance passes 12-1


    Charleston City Council voted 12-1 in favor of a new zoning ordinance along several streets on the peninsula. More>>

    City planners predict 90,000 will live in West Ashley by 2015 Video included


    As Charleston's population expands, the surrounding towns are looking to improve their infrastructures dramatically. City planners predict in the next 15 years 90,000 people will live in West Ashley, and they need to prepare for its growth.

    Aerospace engineering company to expand, bring jobs over time to North Charleston


    With an office already in place in Charleston, a Washington state based aerospace engineering company is planning to further expand in North Charleston. More>>

    Bravo issues recall for raw pet food sold in Lowcountry


    Bravo is voluntarily recalling certain lots of their pet foods due to a risk of Listeria monocytogene contamination. More>>

    Locklear's doors close for final time


    Locklear's Seafood on Coleman Boulevard closed its doors for the final time Monday. More>>

    Capt. Edwards casts off aboard Miss Judy Too for another shrimping season Video included


    While many people were busy at the beach or their own back yards with barbecues and games, Capt. Tommy Edwards was back out in open waters as the local shrimping season kicked off. More>>

    New bill could mean more breweries in the state Video included


    Proposed legislation could create hundreds of jobs in the Palmetto State. A bill in the Statehouse aims to expand business and increase revenue for the state's budding brewery industry. More>>

    New restaurants move into Charleston International Airport


    Starting Saturday, a New York-based company will take over food services at Charleston's airport, bringing with it new food options. More>>

    Officials: City at 'tipping point,' proposal would shutter new nightlife at midnight Video included


    Charleston City Council will consider new entertainment zoning that would force new businesses on several major streets on the peninsula to close their doors at midnight. More>>

    Spoleto kicks off its 38th season Video included


    Spoleto festival USA is known as America's premier performing arts festival and it takes place in Charleston. More>>

    7 tons of hummus recalled from Trader Joe's, Target stores


    The Food and Drug Administration has announced the voluntary recall of over 14,000 pounds of hummus and dip products due to Listeria contamination. More>>

    Busy beach weekend for first holiday of summer

    It's shaping up to be a busy Memorial Day weekend on South Carolina's Grand Strand. More>>

    April volume at SC ports highest in 6 years

    Container volume increased again at the Port of Charleston during April, making it the busiest month on the docks since May 2008. More>>

    Report: FAA too reliant on Boeing for battery test

    A new report says the government failed to properly test the lithium-ion batteries on the Boeing 787 and relied too much on the company for technical expertise. More>>

    Savannah River could apparently handle new port

    It appears the Savannah River could handle a second major container port. More>>

    Joint South Carolina-Georgia port panel to meet

    The joint board from South Carolina and Georgia working to develop a $3.3 billion container ship terminal on the Savannah River is meeting in Charleston. More>>

    DNR cuts ties with contractor who shot Folly Beach gator Video included


    The contractor who shot and killed an alligator that washed up on the shore at Folly Beach will no longer be used by the Department of Natural Resources. More>>

    AAA: Despite higher gas, SC travel up this holiday

    Gas prices are up an average of 22 cents a gallon compared with a year ago, but AAA-Carolinas estimates almost 452,000 South Carolinians will take to the highways this Memorial Day weekend. More>>

    New federal water bill good news for both SC ports

    The new federal Water Resources Act smooths the way for the deepening Charleston Harbor and provides a bigger boost for smaller ports like Georgetown than earlier versions of the bill. More>>

    Settlement proposed with former airline exec

    A bankruptcy trustee is proposing to drop a lawsuit against a former top official of Myrtle Beach-based Direct Air in exchange for a $10,000 settlement. More>>

    Gander Mountain gets jump on Bass Pro, opens this fall in North Charleston


    Another large outdoor specialty store is slated to open in North Charleston, just two miles from where Bass Pro Shops will be. More>>

    Class action suit filed against CSX in response to bridge collapse Video included


    Residents of Berkeley County affected by a bridge collapse due to a train derailment have filed for a class action lawsuit against the rail company seeking damages for the hardships that come from using the 22-mile detour.  More>>

    Raw milk produced in the Lowcountry: Is it worth the risk? Video included


    Most people get their milk from the grocery store, but some people go straight to the source -- the cow. Raw milk is not pasteurized, so bacteria is still there.  More>>

    $55M arts complex proposed for Hilton Head Island

    Some Hilton Head Island business people are proposing a $55 million performing arts center to draw big name performers to the resort island. More>>

    Haley signs law deleting some hotel taxes

    South Carolina travelers will no longer pay extra taxes for spa treatments, salon services and other conveniences that can be tacked onto hotel bills. More>>

    Money needed for ferry to Grand Strand island

    A local transportation authority says a four-year effort to get a ferry to a remote Georgetown County island accessible only by boat is likely over unless the idea gets local support. More>>

    Kraft recalls cottage cheese due to poor storage


    Kraft Foods Group is recalling some of its cottage cheese products, company officials announced Saturday. More>>

    New season of Spoleto Festival USA opens Friday

    The curtain rises on a new season of the Spoleto Festival USA on Friday. More>>

    Britnell promoted to deputy director post at Aviation Authority


    The Charleston County Aviation Authority has a new deputy director. More>>

    SC unemployment drops to lowest level in 13 years

    South Carolina's unemployment rate dropped again in April, down to 5.3 percent. It's the lowest level in 13 years. The national unemployment rate during April was 6.3 percent. More>>

    Google gives local kids free training through after-school club Video included


    One software giant is making sure current middle school students will be equipped with the skills needed to fill future tech jobs.  More>>

    Hole closes Grand Strand swing bridge

    A swing bridge on South Carolina's Grand Strand has been closed after a hole developed on the roadway at one end of the span. More>>

    Development group seeking $60M for Lowcountry land

    An economic group says there's not enough land for development in Beaufort County and wants almost $60 million to buy several large parcels. More>>

    Boat manufacturer expands, adds 300 jobs in Summerville


    Scout Boats Inc., a manufacturer of sport fishing boats, is expanding its Dorchester County facility, according to a release from Governor Haley's office. More>>

    Gas prices drop 3 cents in 2 weeks across SC


    Average gas prices across the state of South Carolina dropped one cent two weeks ago and another two cents last week, according to, a gas price tracking website. More>>

    Coleman recalls Northstar Lanterns due to fire hazard


    Coleman is issuing a recall after getting reports of lanterns catching fire when fuel leaked from the bottom of the unit. More>>

    Myrtle Beach biker rally to attract tens of thousands

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