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Transportation analyst suggests "highway utility" model for SC road funding

The ongoing debate about how to best fund South Carolina's roads and other infrastructure needs is sure to dominate the upcoming legislative session.

Clemson promotes 2 to senior leader positions

Brett Dalton has been elevated to serve as Clemson's executive vice president for finance and operations and Angie Leidinger will be the university’s new vice president of external affairs.

WTO rejects EU's Washington state tax challenges

All of the challenges over the Washington state tax incentives presented by the European Union have been rejected by the World Trade Organization.

CresCom Bank expands with new team members

Welcoming new associates to five coastal locations in the Carolinas, community-oriented CresCom Bank has hired a slate of tellers, customer service specialists, deposit operations professionals, mortgage and loan experts, data analysts and branch managers.

Greenville events center hires new captain, wedding director

The Old Cigar Warehouse, an events venue in Greenville, has hired Lauren Lyons as its new venue captain and Anna-Kate Sherrill as its newest wedding director.

Berry grad develops StudyHubb app to help students find partners

Recent Berry College graduate Connor Garrett has developed a mobile application, StudyHubb, to help students find study partners.

McAllister to lead Boeing Commercial Airplanes

Kevin McAllister has been named the president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, replacing Boeing Vice Chairman Ray Conner.

Phyfer becomes trustee for Clemson

Cheri Marie Phyfer has been named to the Clemson University board of trustees, following the retirement of Leon J. “Bill” Hendrix, who has served on the board since 1995.

Citadel Graduate College alumna becomes oldest woman to swim Straits of Gibraltar

Nancy Haynsworth, a Citadel Graduate College alumna, U.S. Air Force veteran and instructor at the college, recently became the oldest woman to swim across the Straits of Gibraltar this year.

Two USC professors gain AAAS fellowships

A pair of University of South Carolina professors, Douglas Anderton and Stephen Morgan — specializing respectively in sociology and chemistry — recently attained the title of fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

SC Chamber President releases statement on business leaders’ deaths

Ted Pitts, president and CEO of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, recently released a statement over the passing of Cathy Novinger and Judy Davis, two South Carolina business leaders and former members of the Chamber’s Board of Directors.

Rising Rx costs drive big increase in U.S. medical spending; poll shows voters blame drug companies

Like those in the rest of America, South Carolina employers and consumers are feeling the sting of rising health care costs — and a big reason is the rising cost of prescription drugs.

New chair of SC aging council shares sobering statistics, calls for action

Mark Smith, a Mount Pleasant councilman and the new chair of the South Carolina Advisory Council on Aging, has some sobering statistics to share.

Palmetto Health Children's Hospital welcomes therapy dog to its team

Palmetto Health Children's Hospital welcomes Chiver, a 2-year-old yellow lab/golden retriever mix, to provide a sense of calm for kids undergoing physical therapy.

Local oyster wares shine on ‘Top Chef’ tonight

A South Carolina couple’s search for custom gifts led to their formulating oyster knife and steamer prototypes, founding the Charleston Shucker Co. and finding their products featured on “Top Chef,” now in its 14th season.

Ortec plans $20 million investment, new jobs for its Pendleton facility

Ortec, a biomaterial and polymer technology company, is expanding its operations in Anderson County with plans to invest $20 million and create 60 new jobs.

Barnwell Whaley attorney Hinnant rated as AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell

Barnwell Whaley member attorney Chris Hinnant has been ranked as an AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings, a company that has rated attorneys for more than 140 years.

Crucial SC infrastructure bank board meeting on I-526 extension looms

A decision on whether to release state funds for a major road extension through the center of Charleston County could be made as early as next week.

B&W Fiberglass acquires South Carolina facility, seeks new hires

B&W Fiberglass Inc. is launching its first manufacturing facility in South Carolina in an acquisition deal that will create 46 new jobs.

CARTA launches new fleet of 7 DASH shuttles

The Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) recently unveiled a brand-new fleet of seven Downtown Shuttle (DASH) vehicles to improve commuting around the peninsula and accommodate increasing ridership in time for the busy holiday season.

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