California firm to build two solar power operations near Swansea

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The $20.4 million investment by Cypress Creek Renewables will generate enough solar energy to power 4,000 homes. Headquartered in Santa Monica, Calif., the developer is working in partnership with Charleston-based Sustainable Energy Solutions. Read More...

S.C. shouldn’t feel impact of China’s slowdown, economist says

Wells Fargo senior economist Mark Vitner said this week’s stock market volatility shouldn’t be felt in the United States or South Carolina. But if foreign investment slows in the Palmetto State as a result, it could hurt the area that some 20 Chinese companies call home. Read More...

NTSB’s Sumwalt pushes for video cameras in the cockpit

sumwalt head shot webNational Transportation Safety Board member Robert Sumwalt, a Columbia native and USC graduate, brought his campaign to install cameras in the cockpits of commercial airliners to the SC Aerospace Conference & Expo. Pilots, however, consider the use of cameras to be “overrated” and an invasion of privacy. Read More...

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

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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...

Patel planning to build three more downtown hotels

Rick Patel, president of Sejwad Hotels and owner of the Sheraton Downtown Columbia Hotel, said plans are in the works for properties on Main Street, Sumter Street and Elmwood Street. He declined to specify where those businesses would be located, but aims to go before the City of Columbia for approval soon. Read More...


S.C. Help program spares 9,600 homeowners from foreclosure

The foreclosure-prevention program has approved and funded 9,611 eligible South Carolina homeowners since it launched in 2011. More than 98% of assisted homeowners have continued to avoid foreclosure and remain in their homes, the agency said. Read More...

Turner Padget’s Lambert elected top post of National Conference

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Lanneuau Wm. Lambert is the first member from South Carolina to be elected as president of the National Conference of Bar Presidents since 1970. He will guide the organization in its mission to educate and train local and state Bar association leaders. Read More...