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Haley praises $7.5B budget, vetoes study to move Confederate Relic Room

Gov. Nikki Haley

Gov. Nikki Haley said some vetoed items, including a feasibility study to relocate the Confederate Relic Room from Columbia to Charleston, represent attempts to micromanage government or to push pet projects. The General Assembly will consider her vetoes Wednesday.

Charleston Regional Business Journal wins bronze for design

The judges said, “For instance, after Volvo announced they would build in South Carolina, the Journal produced a 21-page section (cover pictured) with a full-page intro of photo and type, added an innovative timeline and other graphics and supplemented the text page with more photos."

The Business Journal and its affiliate publication in the Midlands were honored by the Alliance of Area Business Publishers during a trade group convention held over the weekend in Des Moines, Iowa.

Reuters: Obama not pursuing executive order to close Gitmo military prison

The Naval Consolidated Brig in Hanahan is one of 13 potential sites under consideration to house some prisoners if the facility in Cuba closed.

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.

Boeing hires new leader to replace Wyse as head of S.C. operations

Joan Robinson-Berry

A little more than a year after assuming the helm of Boeing South Carolina, Beverly Wyse is no longer head of the North Charleston Dreamliner campus. Joan Robinson-Berry, a 30-year Boeing employee, succeeds Wyse.

Blackbaud opens 1st Canadian office

The Daniel Island-based tech firm has opened an office and training center in Toronto — its first in Canada. This is an expansion from its existing sales presence in Canada, which was established two years ago.

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.

State forgives $12M loan for S.C. State University

The state has agreed to forgive $12 million worth of loans for S.C. State University and allow the school to repay a separate $6 million loan at a rate of $355,036 annually. (Photo/Provided)

Gov. Nikki Haley signed a bill Tuesday forgiving $12 million worth of loans for S.C. State University and creating a repayment plan for an additional $6 million in loans. The aid hinges on the university’s maintaining accreditation and increasing student

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.