Monthly Archives February 2018

New chemical plant to serve Charleston area industries, SC’s tire market

The owner of Charleston International Manufacturing Center on the Cooper River n Goose Creek is adding a $20 million facility that will make liquid sodium silicate for its tenants and other industries. Provided/CIMC

A $20 million manufacturing project taking shape in Berkeley County is expected to start producing a compound that’s vital to South Carolina’s fast-growing tire industry.

The Upstate-based owner of the Charleston International Manufacturing Center announced Wednesday that the liquid sodium silicate plant will be finished this summer, creating 11 jobs and helping to support hundreds more.

The chemical maker Evonik, which supplies tire manufacturers with a silicate derivative that makes their products more fuel efficient, will be among the first companies to benefit from the inve...

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Candidates for governor dangle tax cuts to SC seniors

S.C. senior citizens want to know how the candidates for governor will ensure they have a secure retirement, protect them when they are vulnerable and shield them from soaring power rates in the face of the ongoing nuclear debacle.

Six of the eight declared candidates for S.C. governor fielded questions about those issues Wednesday during a forum with S.C. AARP members.

S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster and his Republican primary rivals — Lt. Gov. Kevin Bryant, former Lt. Gov. Yancey McGill and Catherine Templeton — participated, as did Democratic gubernatorial hopefuls Phil Noble of Charleston and state Rep. James Smith of Richland.

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Hicks column: FYI, Charleston, disregard that tsunami warning. Y’all aren’t about to die.

A push notification sent Tuesday morning by AccuWeather was supposed to be labeled as a test, the National Weather Service in Charleston said. Provided

For 15 minutes Tuesday morning, Charleston was gloriously free to disregard any number of nagging, persistent problems.

Traffic? Eh, give it a minute.

Lack of affordable housing? Just wait for it.

Beach erosion? Not our primary concern at the moment.

For a fleeting time, city officials could dream of pocketing that $100 million for The Battery wall, and South of Broad residents could rethink plans to raise their houses.

Because the entire city was about to be DESTROYED BY A GIGANTIC TIDAL WAVE.

Yes, at 8:30 a.m...

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