Charleston Airport Board Extends Ceo’s Contract for 2 Years

The head of South Carolina’s busiest airport will stay at the helm for two more years, postponing retirement plans announced in 2016.

The Charleston County Aviation Authority voted unanimously Thursday to keep CEO Paul Campbell in charge of Charleston International and its two other airports.

Campbell, 70, and a Republican state senator from Goose Creek, currently earns $225,000 annually, but a new contract will be written where he could make more, according to Aviation Authority chairman Billy Swails.

Campbell originally planned to retire by last December. The board requested he stay on month to month in the fall after a national search for a new CEO turned up no suitable candidates.

“He saved us four years ago, and with the expansion we are getting and his engineering and management back...

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Enjoy The Outdoors In Charleston

Outdoors In Charleston

Charleston, South Carolina is a great place to live if you love the outdoors. It is full of beaches and parks that allow you to enjoy all different types of landscapes. If you love nature and beauty and want to get into shape, you will plenty of things to do in Charleston.

Folly Beach park is an amazing coastal park that has acres of beaches to explore. Whether you want to jog along the beach or you want to swim or surf in the ocean, there are lots of ways you can exercise and get fit there. You will never tire of the ocean and you will want to visit this park again and again.

There are actually many different beaches you can visit in Charleston and when you get tired of the beach you can visit one of the many parks and hike and bike until you are worn out...

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Economic Driver: Bmw’s Impact on South Carolina’s Manufacturing Growth, Psyche Has Been Immeasurable

An April 2017 aerial view of BMW’s manufacturing campus in Greer, which employs 8,800 people and produces more than 400,000 vehicles per year. Provided/BMW Manufacturing Co.

BMW couldn’t have come along at a better time for South Carolina.

The decline of the textile industry a few years earlier had seen roughly 60,000 manufacturing jobs flee the Palmetto State for foreign countries and cheap labor. South Carolina’s other economic driver — tobacco — was under attack by health care leaders, personal injury lawyers and federal regulators. And many of the state’s tourism businesses were still dealing with the devastating after-effects of Hurricane Hugo.

If any state’s self-image was in need of a makeover, it was South Carolina’s.

So it’s no surprise BMW’s announcement on June 23, 1992, tha...

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South Carolina Recruiting: Bryce Thompson De-Commits from Virginia Tech

The decision comes nearly 11 months after his pledge to the Hokies.

North Carolina State, South Carolina and Washington State are among his other Power 5 offers.

The Gamecock coaches got another in-person look at Thompson last Wednesday when he attended the second session of the Will Muschamp Football Camp. He worked primarily at defensive back with Travaris Robinson, but also slid over to wide receiver for reps during the 1-on-1 portion of camp.

Earlier this year, Thompson told SEC Country he’s being recruited by South Carolina to play as a nickel back and/or safety.

“I want to make sure that my whole family to be at every home game, too. I keep that in mind,” he said, during an interview in February. “My coaches, my high school coaches don’t have to go far to watch me play...

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Charleston, SC Real Estate Market Report

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Our market is on Fire. Accumulatively The median sales price has increased 11.7%. Certain areas have soared to over 25%. Days on market are an all time low. It is definitley a sellers market. Buyers realize after losing 3 houses to multiple offers, the days of paying under asking price is long gone.

We have three cities in SC that have had over a 30% growth. Monocks Corner, Bluffton and Greenville continue to grow at astonishing rats.

Flippers are n ow going into very depressed ares attempting to creat a revitalization effect to lure buyers.

Every day business are opening, expanding and moving to Chareston. We have 3 different large industrial areas filling up fast. Volvo is building ahugh plant on the outside of Charleston...

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A Literary Long Weekend in Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston locals believe that Edgar Allan Poe both fell in love and had his heart broken here—in the “kingdom by the sea.” They insist that the ghost of Annabel Lee, or Anna Ravenel, as she is known in coastal Carolina, still appears at the Unitarian Church graveyard where she and 18-year-old Poe would rendezvous. Charleston is also where Pat Conroy, South Carolina’s Prince of Tides, set all of his novels. He wrote, “My wound is geography. It is also my anchorage, my port of call.”

Charleston is renowned as an arts and culture center; from late May through mid-June, it transforms into a stage...

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Palmetto Brewing Co. Purchases its Downtown Charleston Space

Charleston, SC — On April 28, 2017, PalmettoBrewing Co. closed on the purchase of its longtime location at 289 Huger Street, and after 23 years, officially owns the place it’s called home since 1993. Big things are already in the works for the oldest craft brewery in South Carolina’s downtown neighborhood.

White Point Partners, a Charlotte development firm,bought Palmetto’s space and the adjacent buildings of its neighbors, CharlestonCoffee Roasters and Brooks Signs, in 2015. The firm planned to demolish the entire space to create space for 200 apartments. With the understanding that they would need to vacate their longtime home, Palmetto purchased a 5...

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6 Things To Know About Kayaking In Charleston SC

Kayaking In Charleston SC

It’s no surprise that kayaking in Charleston SC can be a lot of fun. I’m learning to appreciate lots of things about the low country that I didn’t appreciate (or know) before.

For several years now, Charleston has been topping the “Best Of” charts for US travel destinations. Luckily, I’m married to a native and get to enjoy visiting family any time of the year, off the typical tourist path.

Hub and my brother-in-law off-loading the kayaks.

Whether you’re looking for good food in Charleston, black Geechie culture or a laid-back beach sprinkled with that Chucktown charm, you won’t be disappointed. But what’s really fun (and a family activity) that I don’t see many travel articles discuss about things to do in Charleston, is kayaking.

Good thing y...

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Charleston County School District Calls Accusatory Resignation Letter a ‘Disruption’

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CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) — The Charleston County School District is responding after a principal’s accusatory resignation went public.

James B. Edward Elementary School Principal Jake Rambo sent a resignation letter (pictured below) to the Charleston County School Board and District Two Constituent Board May 16, 2017.

It says on April 24, Rambo’s superior told him he would have to move to a different school for the 2017-2018 school year. The letter implies that the reasons were low test scores and Rambo’s lack of experience in a diverse school.

Rambo writes that he does not want to leave J.B.E, as he is only in his second year as principal.

He says that in the past year, no district leaders have visited his sch...

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