Local charities take in $1.59M during third annual day of giving

dog Computer problems with the donation processing platform led to the extension of the Midlands Gives event from 24 to 36 hours and delayed final totals until 5 p.m. Thursday. As of noon today, $1.59 million had been raised for 383 nonprofit organizations in the 11 counties served by the Central Carolina Community Foundation, besting 2015’s total of $1.5 million. Read More...

Greenville’s GrandSouth Bank plans expansion into Columbia market

The bank, which has four offices in the Upstate, stated in a legal advertisement published in The State newspaper that it plans to establish its first Columbia branch at 1901 Assembly St., the previous S.C. headquarters of BB&T. Read More...

Historic Curtiss-Wright hangar to be transformed into microbrewery

hangar webThe 86-year-old building’s new owner, Hangar Owners LLC, plans to restore the 13,000-square-foot hangar and lease it to the Hunter-Gatherer Brewery & Ale House in Columbia for use as a microbrewery, according to a press release by Richland County, which announced the sale. Read More...

Colliers brokers $2.1M sale of Assembly Street office building

The building, which formerly housed the offices of McCrory Construction, is located on the ground level of the Lady Street parking garage, which is operated by the City of Columbia. Developer Don Tomlin has proposed building high-rise apartments atop as many as six city garages, including the Lady Street facility, according to previous reports. Read More...

Husqvarna planning 513,000-square-foot distribution center in Orangeburg

The center will be built on company’s current campus as part of a $29.8 billion investment that also includes the purchase of an adjacent 134-acre site. The Husqvarna Group, which manufactures outdoor power products, has more than 14,000 employees in 43 countries.  Read More...


Prysmian lands $2M contract to provide fiber optic cables for aircraft carrier

The new USS John F. Kennedy aircraft carrier, scheduled to launch in 2018, will use hundreds of kilometers of fully water-blocked, radiation-hardened fiber optic cable. The vessel is the second carrier in the Ford class, designed to reduce maintenance by 30 percent and save around $4 billion in operational costs during its 50-year life span.  Read More...

Farm aid fund bill moves to Haley’s desk for approval

The S.C. House and Senate have agreed to a bill aimed at creating a fund to help farmers who sustained crop damage in the 2015 flooding. According to a S.C. Department of Agriculture report, the state’s farmers sustained more than $375 million in crop damage as a result of October’s heavy rainfall. Read More...