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S.C. ports authority approves FY17 plan, $248M for projects

The S.C. State Ports Authority board unanimously approved the highest capital plan in its history when it unanimously passed the fiscal year 2017 financial plan on Wednesday.

College of Charleston to increase tuition for 2016-17

Full-time S.C. resident undergraduates will pay $5,693 per semester, and out-of-state undergrads will pay $14,772. In-state graduate students will pay $6,262 per semester, and out-of-state graduate students will pay $16,249.

Full-time S.C. resident undergraduates will pay $5,693 per semester, and out-of-state undergrads will pay $14,772. In-state graduate students will pay $6,262 per semester, and out-of-state graduate students will pay $16,249.

New gate system coming to Wando Welch Terminal

The ports authority will implement a new gate system at the Wando Welch Terminal in Mount Pleasant on Saturday. (Photo/Liz Segrist)

The State Ports Authority will implement a new gate system at the Wando Welch Terminal on Saturday. The new system should enable faster turn times and provide more information about the trucks while they are on the terminal.

Charleston County: No plans to reapply for I-526 funding

After state funding was pulled from the long-delayed I-526 extension project, Charleston County Council Chairman Elliott Summey said last week the county has no plans “to apply for funds that are already allocated to us.”

Haley signs roads bill, lashes out at lawmakers

Potholes like this one on Haywood Road in Greenville have been a source of frustration for many Greenville motorists. (Photo/Bill Poovey)

Gov. Nikki Haley called the measure “incremental and incomplete,” yet she signed the bill into law. In a letter to House and Senate leadership, Haley lashed out about the process of selecting oversight of the Department of Transportation.

Buyer of port headquarters property requests zoning change

The buyer contracted to buy the S.C. State Ports Authority’s headquarters in downtown Charleston is considering a rooftop feature and street-level activity for the future development.

The buyer contracted to buy the S.C. State Ports Authority’s headquarters in downtown Charleston, is considering a rooftop feature and street-level activity for the future development. The buyer has applied for a zoning change.

North Charleston committee says Flats at Mixson not up to code

The Flats at Mixson apartment complex was completed in June 2014 for about $21.8 million. A North Charleston committee decided Monday that the apartment complex is not up to code and should be evacuated. (Photo/Ashley Heffernan)

North Charleston’s Public Safety and Housing Committee unanimously agreed Monday afternoon that The Flats at Mixson apartment complex is not up to code. The three-person committee gave the complex’s owner 180 days to bring the buildings into compliance.

Farm store brings fresh produce back to Chicora-Cherokee

Germaine Jenkins started Fresh Future Farm about a year and a half ago at 2008 Success St. (Photo/Ashley Heffernan)

Germaine Jenkins has turned the property behind a now-closed school into a farm to feed residents of the Chicora-Cherokee neighborhood, which hasn’t had a grocery store in more than a decade.

North Charleston mayor wants higher wages for city workers

North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey, who was sworn in for his sixth term in January, plans to ask City Council to increase the minimum wage for city workers to $15 an hour. City contractors and private-sector workers would not be affected. (Photo/Ashley Heffernan)

Mayor Keith Summey wants city employees to be paid a minimum wage of $15 an hour, and he plans to take his idea to City Council in the fall. About 80 of the city’s 1,100 employees would see increases.

Engineers disagree on structural safety of Flats at Mixson

The future of a 2-year-old apartment complex in North Charleston hinges on a city committee decision and a lawsuit over the buildings’ construction. The Flats at Mixson — a 10-building, 268-unit apartment complex at 4500-4501 Mixson Ave. in the Park