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2:05 pm on Wednesday February 20, 2013

Two Banks to merge, to create the fifth largest bank in S.C. in Deposits

According to The Sun News , South Carolina Bank and Trust who is the owner of Columbia’s largest publicly traded bank, and First Financial Holdings, inc who is parent company of First Federal Bank annonced that they have agreed to a $302 million...
6:58 am on Friday May 18, 2012

National Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition Winners Announced

Sculpture artists from across the nation applied to the seventh annual National Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition, a component of the 2012 North Charleston Arts Festival. Presented by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department...
7:50 am on Wednesday March 28, 2012


Seventeen Cover Girl Zoe Damacela Inspires Our Youth One School at a Time The results from Zoe Damacela’s seven school tour last week have been tremendous.  Through the collaborative effort of YEScarolina (Youth Entrepreneurship South Carolina) and...
7:51 am on Tuesday January 11, 2011

Why Waiting for a Price Decrease Could Cost You the Big Bucks $$$

Lorcan Lucey, one of my favorite mortgage brokers in Charleston sends out a monthly rate update newsletter. His most recent one tells a tale about why waiting for a price decrease on a house you love could cost you the big bucks over the long run....
10:45 am on Wednesday December 29, 2010

Lowcountry National Bank to close Hilton Head branch, accounts will be moved to Port Royal

Flickr user yomanimus Coastal Banking Company announced Tuesday that it will be closing its Lowcountry National Bank office on Hilton Head Island and moving all member accounts to its Port Royal branch on Ribaut Road. "We made the decision to...
12:03 pm on Monday December 13, 2010

The ugly truth about selling your house in 'this' market.

1. Your stuff is great, but it’s ugly. Please don’t be offended.  We’ve all got beautiful things collected over the years and comfortable furniture that we would never get rid of, but buyers do NOT want to see it.  They … Continue reading →
2:40 am on Saturday November 28, 2009

Renovation of historic Cigar Factory pause as funding evaporates

Image by South Carolina Department of Archives and HistoryImage by 20091128-cig.jpg The company that was doing a $75 million restoration of the historic and iconic Cigar Factory on East Bay Street (map) has put the work on hold after a lending...
9:45 am on Monday July 20, 2009

Are South Carolina's leaders making it hard to access stimulus money?

Image by 20090720-stimulu.jpg The Indigo Journal writes that something seems to be amiss with South Carolina's implementation of stimulus initiatives. In part: I spoke with a business owner in Charleston today who has been trying to arrange for an...