Category: State

News from around the state

South Carolina Army National Guard to Send Support To Texas Border

Gov. Henry McMaster and S.C. Adjutant General Robert E. Livingston Jr. today announced that the South Carolina Army National Guard will send troops and equipment to the Texas Border in support of Operation Guardian Support, President Trump’s mission to secure the southern border.

Real ID Cards Now Available

Governor Henry McMaster was joined by SC Department of Motor Vehicles (SCDMV) Director Col. Kevin Shwedo to announce that South Carolina’s new driver’s licenses and identification cards, including those compliant with the federal REAL ID Act of 2005, are now available for purchase SCDMV branches statewide.

Eagle Solar Announces Project In Orangeburg

Eagle Solar Group today announced plans to construct a new, state-of-the-art solar farm in Orangeburg County. The company is investing $87.9 million in the new operations.

State Sets Record For Export Sales

For the eighth consecutive year, the State of South Carolina set a record for total export sales in 2017.

MDT Adds Two Independent Board Members

Marlboro Development Team added two independent board members to its Board of Trustees in December, by including two individuals with business and social services experience to the governing board.

NESA Holds Annual Meeting

The North Eastern Strategic Alliance (NESA) announced its member counties had a record $857 million in capital investment in 2017 during its 2018 Annual Meeting on Monday, Feb. 12 at Carolina’s Hospital Systems Floyd Conference Center.

Marlboro Development Team Expanding Into Spartanburg

Marlboro Development Team (MDT), the wholly-owned commercial and industrial development subsidiary of Marlboro Electric Cooperative (MEC), announced the addition of four seasoned real estate development professionals to its expanding operation along with plans to open an additional office in Spartanburg, SC.

SCDCA Warns Of Job Scams

The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) is advising job seekers to be cautious in their search.

State Unemployment Edges Up

South Carolina businesses continued to add jobs in December to a new record level with the Hospitality and Tourism and Construction sectors leading the way. The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate edged up to 4.1 percent in December from November’s rate of 4 percent.

Ports Authority Reports Growth

South Carolina Ports Authority reported nine percent container volume growth in 2017 with a record-setting 2.2 million twenty-foot equivalent container units handled during the year.