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Nov 21, 2023

Pharmacy supply chain company to expand Charleston County HQ

QuicksortRx, a company that provides pharmacy supply chain management solutions for health systems, will grow its corporate headquarters with an expansion in Charleston County. The $220,000 investment will create 41 jobs over the next three years, a news release says. The company is moving from its location at the Charleston Tech Center to a larger, […]

Nov 1, 2023

Melvin: Ports are ‘powerful alternative gateway’

During her second State of the Port address, South Carolina Ports President and CEO Barbara Melvin showcased how SC Ports is a powerhouse port, serving as a powerful alternative gateway for cargo owners seeking a well-run port in the thriving Southeast market, a South Carolina Port Authority news release says. With more than $3 billion […]

Aug 11, 2023

Company’s kits aim to tackle housing shortage

A Charleston-based company that creates modern pre-fabricated homes is offering a promising way to address housing shortages and create more affordable housing. The company’s housing build systems have parts that essentially snap together and can be built in just days with no specialized labor required. Construx (formerly Charleston Fab Lab) owners Rob Bertschy, chief revenue […]

Jul 31, 2023

Union wins state appeal in dispute over new terminal jobs

Unionized dockworkers have the right to staff every job at a new container terminal in South Carolina under a federal court decision — but there is no guarantee that a $1 billion loading site that has sat largely idle will soon resume activity. A three-judge panel on Friday denied an appeal from the South Carolina […]

Jul 27, 2023

Cybersecurity chief touts progress on election security; more work still needed

CHARLESTON — Efforts to protect the nation’s election systems have grown exponentially since the 2016 presidential election, but more is needed to defend the integrity and resiliency of the election process ahead of next year’s vote, the head of the nation’s cybersecurity agency said Tuesday. Jen Easterly, director of the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security […[...]

Jul 25, 2023

Company unveils fulfillment center near Charleston port

A logistics firm has opened a fulfillment center near the port of Charleston. The facility at 369 N. Cypress Drive at the Berkeley Charleston Tradeport will help Unis LLC better serve its growing customer base, create new job opportunities and contribute to the area’s roots in the logistics industry, according to a news release.

Jul 1, 2020

4th Circuit frees tour guides from licensing requirements

  The 4th U.S. Court of Appeals has struck down the city of Charleston’s tour guide licensing ordinance, finding that while the city has a significant interest in protecting the tourism industry, the ordinance was an unconstitutional restriction of tour guides’ First Amendment right to free speech. The city enacted the ordinance, which prohibits unlicensed […]

Aug 17, 2018

Judge halts Trump rule that suspended clean water protection

CHARLESTON (AP) A federal judge in South Carolina has ruled the Trump administration did not properly seek public input when it suspended protections designed to thwart waterway pollution. The Post and Courier newspaper reports the decision by U.S. District Judge David Norton in Charleston favors environmental groups in allowing restrictions on development around certain waterways. The regulatio[...]

Aug 8, 2018

Teen expected to plead guilty in Islamic State case

COLUMBIA (AP) A South Carolina teenager accused of trying to fight for the Islamic State is expected to enter a guilty plea. Federal court documents show a change of plea hearing is scheduled in Charleston on Aug. 8 for 19-year-old Zakaryia Abdin. Abdin was arrested at Charleston’s airport in March 2017 as he tried to board […]

Aug 6, 2018

Judge nixes forcing Charleston history test on tour guides

CHARLESTON (AP) A federal judge says Charleston can’t force tour guides to prove they know the history and architecture of the nearly 350-year-old South Carolina port city. News organizations report U.S. District Judge David Norton ruled Aug. 3 that Charleston’s tour-guide licensing law violates constitutional free speech rights. The city required hired tour guides to pass […]

Jul 10, 2018

Charleston imposes short-term rental rules

CHARLESTON (AP) One of South Carolina’s most popular tourist destinations is imposing new rules for residents who use their homes for short-term rentals. WCSC-TV reported Charleston is cracking down on people who offer rentals through Airbnb, VRBO, HomeAway or other companies, but who lack the proper permits. The city is taking action after complaints that short-term […]

Jun 29, 2018

Man pleads guilty to scamming Veterans Affairs Department

CHARLESTON (AP) Federal prosecutors say a South Carolina man who never served in the military swindled nearly $200,000 in health care from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The Justice Department said in a news release that 70-year-old Keith Hudson of Charleston had claimed he fought in Vietnam and received two Purple Heart medals. Hudson pleaded […]

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