NEW YORK — The nation’s largest retail trade organization is projecting that holiday sales will rise between 3.8 percent and 4.2 percent even as uncertainty looms over an escalating trade war …

The chain sought to double the size of the store on Daniel Island in 2017, but those plans never materialized after the city of Charleston's Design Review Board asked that Publix include windows, tweak its facade design and come back with more renderings.

A upscale Italian restaurant will take over the former Napa dining spot in Mount Pleasant Towne Centre. It's one of five new tenants coming to the suburban shopping center with another waiting in the wings. Meanwhile, a Raleigh, N.C.-based women's clothing retailer shuttered all of its stores Friday, including one on King Street in downtown Charleston.

From planting and pruning to fertilizing and spraying, growing Christmas trees begins in the biting cold of January and stretches nonstop into the nip of late fall, just as the holiday season rolls in and makes it all worthwhile.