Charleston's City Council voted Tuesday to approve critical contracts for the International African American Museum, allowing the project to start construction after almost two decades of planning and fundraising.
Oil and gas giant BP, which operates a petrochemical plan in the Charleston area, has donated $1 million to Charleston's African American Museum.
Charleston's International African American Museum, a project which has been nearly 20 years in the making, will ask the city to approve $60.2 million worth of construction contracts this week, marking one of the final steps before the project can break ground.
By the beginning of next year, the completed passages should span about 400 miles total. That's about 80 percent of the way to finishing the trail, which will be between 500 and 520 miles when complete.
No carriage passengers were injured, and a veterinarian told the city the horse could return to work on Monday.
A former downtown furniture store has sold for $11 million to a firm affiliated with a Philadelphia-based company that develops hotels catered to extended-stay guests.
Charleston's International African American Museum has selected a key leader for its construction phase, which is set to begin early this fall.
Charleston also ranked twelfth on the magazine's list of the 15 best cities in the world, making it one of only two U.S. cities to make the cut.
The connections between Charleston and Freetown are rooted in the transatlantic slave trade, when Bunce Island, just off Sierra Leone's coastline, became a primary spot where captive people boarded slave ships bound for South Carolina.
A state park in the Upstate is growing by about a quarter of its current size with the addition of 955 acres of wilderness, expanding the popular park's capacity to accommodate visitors.
Carriage tours were temporarily called off in Charleston Wednesday, marking the sixth time this year and second day this week that tours were stopped for extreme heat.
Travelers are expected to come out in record numbers this Independence Day, and Charleston is projected to be the second most popular destination for drivers in the Carolinas, just behind Myrtle Beach.
The Myrtle Beach resort includces 2 hotels with a combined 100,000 square feet of meeting and event space.
A prominent downtown building that recently housed the Art Institute of Charleston may become a boutique hotel.
Jim Courtovich flies about six times a month on JetBlue Airways from Charleston International to Reagan National in Washington, D.C.
Charleston airport's list of distant destinations continues to grow, this time with a new service to the upper Midwest.
Just as a new effort to build a museum to the Medal of Honor has emerged in the Lowcountry, the museum group which announced last year that it was leaving South Carolina has narrowed its national search to two cities.
In addition to its pledge toward the construction and design of the museum, the energy provider is also funding 1,000 museum memberships to people served by the Charleston Promise Neighborhood.
Charleston International and its two smaller sister airports will benefit from nearly $15 million in government grants while four other airports in South Carolina will pick up a combined $8.3 …
The development includes a 300-room hotel, condominiums, loft-style apartments and a ballroom. Planned at 411 Meeting Street, the now-vacant downtown site would be filled with buildings up to nine stories tall.
Brian McFarland was already going off-script. So when a federal judge ruled the city's mandatory exam and certification program unconstitutional last year, he sensed an opportunity.
Charleston airport CEO Paul Campbell will pilot the state's busiest terminal for another year after the board approved a contract extension Thursday.
Though the city's licensing requirements for tour guides have been lifted, the ban on pedicab operators giving tours hasn't changed. Drivers of the bicycle-like cabs can get slapped with a more than $1,000 fines if it looks like they're giving illicit history lessons during rides.
British Airways' arrival and other carriers adding new routes propelled Charleston International's passenger count to an 8 percent gain in May.
A new collaborative project that aims to change how visitors experience Reconstruction-era history in the Lowcountry is kicking into gear, thanks to a recently announced grant.
Explore Charleston hopes to reopen the center by April 2020. Until then, the center will be operating out of the Best Friend Train Museum on Ann Street.
Some carriage tour operators have hesitations about the proposed addition, citing a history of voluntarily stopping tours because of bad weather.
One of the Charleston region's economic engines is led by a state senator and former Alcoa executive.
More airlines flying to more destinations — with some competing for the same markets — brought airfares down in 2018 to the lowest rate in nearly 25 years at Charleston International Airport.
The president and CEO of Charleston's International African American Museum, which is likely just months from breaking ground, announced Tuesday he would resign.
A large hotel near Charleston's City Market is reinventing itself. The DoubleTree Charleston Hotel is going through a major renovation and, when it reopens, will be an independently-branded lifestyle hotel.
The proposed 25-room inn has already sparked multiple legal challenges related to parking, vested rights and zoning.
Charleston's nonstop air connection to Ohio increases by two new seasonal routes this week to two of the state's largest cities.
The company announced its 7 scheduled sailings between South Carolina and Havana about a year ago
The ban could affect as many as seven planned sailings between Charleston to Cuba on the Carnival Sunshine.
From 1920 to 1932, the three-story structure in Charleston's East Side neighborhood was the Hametic Hotel, the only commercial lodging for black travelers during its years of operation.
Magnolia Cemetery is a tour guide's dream. Founded in 1849, the sprawling cemetery along the Cooper River is the final resting place for some 35,000 souls.
The Studio Time Workshop will be a dedicated space in the museum for hands-on workshops for students, families and other visitors. Activities would focus on passing down cultural traditions, like sweetgrass basket weaving.
Golf is a longtime anchor of the tourist business in the state, which has played host to a growing list of one-off events, from the legendary 1991 Ryder Cup to the U.S. Women's Open championship that got underway Thursday.
A new plan would give $5 million over 10 years to a new effort to build a museum in Mount Pleasant honoring recipients of the Medal of Honor.
Charleston International will surpass 5 million passengers for the first time this year, boosting coffers by 11 percent as travelers spend more on concessions, parking and rental cars, accordi…
Charleston City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to give initial approval to a plan to rein in hotel development.
Six new flights over the next month at Charleston International will usher in the summer travel season, adding to the surge of travelers flying in and out of the state's busiest airport.
So far in 2019, more than 1.6 million nights have been sold in Charleston-area hotels, beating the first four months of last year by 3 percent. As nights sold climb, the region has also seen occupancy rates that are slightly lower than last year's.
With one hotel slated for upper King Street and two even farther north up Meeting Street, supporters said the proposed projects, which have a combined 367 rooms, would bring much-needed foot traffic into areas of the city that are in the middle of a revitalization process.
Larry Murray, an Army veteran and a leader at the S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles, will be executive director at the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum in Mount Pleasant.
Charleston International Airport's only nonstop transcontinental airline will start offering flights six days a week in June.
One property shares similarities with several other proposed hotels nearby, but the two others represent a less familiar approach: developing vacant lots on upper Meeting Street.
South Carolina should see 31 hotels with about 3,500 rooms open before the end of the 2019. Across the U.S., the volume of hotel projects in development is in its seventh consecutive year of growth.
Cecil Williams got tired of waiting. The 81-year-old Orangeburg photographer has been spending long days printing and hanging photos and arranging exhibits in anticipation of opening the area's first civil rights museum.