Moore School study: BMW has $16B impact on S.C.

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It is clear that BMW has had a potent and enduring effect on the state’s economy, the new report says, as $6.3 billion in investments now yields a $16.63 billion total economic impact annually on the state. Read More...

18 counties receive ‘work ready’ status

Twenty-two of South Carolina's 46 counties have received the designation. The Palmetto State boasts the highest percentage of communities that have received the designation among participating states, said Lt. Gov. Yancey McGill. Read More...

Providence Hospitals names new interim president and CEO

Terrence Kessler will provide direct oversight of Providence Hospital, Providence Orthopedic Hospital, and the associated rehabilitation and physician practices. At the same time, he will remain president and CEO of Providence’s parent corporation, the Sisters of Charity Health System. Read More...

Pitts to take reins of South Carolina Chamber of Commerce

In January, Ted Pitts will begin serving as president and CEO of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce. He previously served as Gov. Nikki Haley’s chief of staff and is a major in the South Carolina Army National Guard. Read More...

Wal-Mart contributes nearly $100,000 to feed needy

Harvest Hope Food Bank has received a $75,000 grant from the retailer to help the non-profit organization provide thousands of meals in 20 South Carolina counties. Meanwhile, a $20,000 grant has been awarded to the St. Vincent de Paul Society for a food pantry makeover. Read More...


Duke to remove coal ash from storage ponds at Anderson County plant

Duke Energy has agreed to remove coal ash from storage basins at its W.S. Lee facility on the Saluda River in Belton while retaining the option of moving some of the toxin-laden muck to an on-site landfill. Environmental groups praised the plan and described it as historic. Read More...

V.C. Summer new nuclear project reaches key milestone

A modular unit made of reinforced steel plates and weighing 180,000 pounds was placed within the containment vessel of a reactor unit under construction at the Fairfield County nuclear plant. Read More...