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Sonoco purchases Peninsula Packaging for about $230 million

Sonoco has purchased Peninsula Packaging Co., a maker of thermoformed packaging for fresh fruit and vegetables found in retail supermarkets.

FDIC approves CresCom Bank/Greer State Bank merger

The FDIC has approved CresCom Bank's application to merge with Greer State Bank.

Albright named general manager of BJ's Wholesale's Summerville store

Dawn Albright was appointed general manager of BJ's Wholesale Club's new store in Summerville.

Cole named new sitter at Ultimate Pet Services

Laura Cole has joined the staff as a sitter at Ultimate Pet Services.

J & K Home Furnishings to host Chamber's networking mixer

J & K Home Furnishings will host the Little River Chamber of Commerce Business'  After Hours networking event at its Little River location on April 18.

Kool Smiles has provided $6.8 million worth of charitable dental care since 2006

Dentists at Kool Smiles have provided $6.8 million worth of uncompensated dental care since 2006 for those who did not have access to Medicaid or other dental insurance.

Scott named Charleston Chamber's senior VP of advocacy

Ian Scott has been named senior vice president of advocacy for the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce.

PuroClean Disaster Restoration selected March 2017 Business of the Month

PuroClean Disaster Restoration has been selected the March 2017 Small Business of the Month, according to the Greenville Chamber.

Museum program examines impact of ocean pollutants

The Museum of Coastal Carolina recently presented a program on entitled "What's in the Water?" detailing how water pollution effects the organisms and vegatation that live in or near water.

Video production company moves into larger office space in Greenville

Let People See, a video production company, recently moved to new offices, according to the Greenville Chamber. 

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Bradley named interim principal at Sander Clyde Creative Arts School

Roshon Bradley has been named interim principal of Sanders Clyde Creative Arts School.

Sonoco's annual report now available online

Sonoco's 2016 Annual Report to Shareholders is now available on the company's website at

Ingram Planetarium features 'From Earth to the Universe'

The Ingram Planetarium will show “From Earth to the Universe" during April in an effort to better understand the universe through the theories of the ancient Greek astronomers up to today’s telescopes.

BAPAC elects new board of directors and officers

The Business Alliance for Protecting the Atlantic Coast recently elected its board of directors and officers.

Parents object to placement of sexually explicit books in Charleston library

A group of local parents is concerned about the placement of sexually explicit books at the Charleston Public Library's downtown branch "teen lounge" section, which is designed for children as young as 6th grade (11 years old).

East Cooper Land Trust seeks donations to finance trail

The East Cooper Land Trust is looking to finance the Oakland Pipeline segment of a 1-mile public trail via donations.

South Carolina's national parks see increased visits in 2016

The Greenwood Area Chamber of Commerce reported that 118,002 people visited South Carolina's Ninety Six National Historic Site in 2016, the National Park Service’s centennial year.

New website seeks to drive tourism to Folly Beach

A new website,, has been established to provide local businesses, property owners and guests community news, events and destinations within Folly Beach.

GE Healthcare adds 100 jobs in Florence County investment

Allocating $40 million for facility expansion, Chicago-based medical technology provider GE Healthcare recently announced plans for expanding MRI equipment manufacturing operations in South Carolina, creating 100 new jobs in the process.

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