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SC officials urge vaccinated to wear masks in some settings, following CDC

Sam Spence

Time to get the masks back out. South Carolina health officials, following newly updated federal guidance, are now urging vaccinated people in the state to wear masks indoors and in public settings in areas with substantial and high transmission, like South Carolina. Unvaccinated people are still urged to continue mask-wearing. The announcement from the state […]

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Grey Ghost Bakery adding jobs, equipment with $395,000 investment

Grey Ghost Bakery will expand operations in Charleston with a $395,000 investment, the company announced Tuesday. The investment will create 25 new jobs and “increase the company’s production and co-packing capabilities to meet growing demand,” a press release said.  Grey Ghost owner Katherine Frankstone founded the company in Columbia in 2011, starting out with just […]

SC Tax Free Weekend coming up Aug. 6-8

The state’s annual weekend-long sales tax holiday kicks off Fri., Aug. 6 through Sun., Aug. 8. When shoppers purchase certain items in South Carolina stores, both online and in-store, the 6% state tax will be waived in addition to applicable local taxes. Items like school supplies, clothing, footwear, computers, musical instruments and outerwear are among […]

Wednesday headlines: SC schools can’t mandate updated CDC guidance

Federal guidance recommends required indoor mask use at schools nationwide, but South Carolina education officials are hamstrung from being able to implement a mandate due to a legislative budget proviso that prohibits school districts from requiring students and employees from wearing masks in public education facilities. Gov. Henry McMaster said “that decision is now left […]

What’s driving 10 years of growth for Charleston’s craft beer industry?

Hopped Up Charleston’s craft beer industry continues to grow, with breweries consistently opening, and old standbys like Palmetto and Holy City Brewing expanding operations. In fact, the industry that accounts for $905 million in economic impact is affecting all levels of the state’s three-tier system, as breweries, distributors and retail shops small and large try […]