One of the "biggest wins" was the developer agreeing to a fee that could generate $1 million for affordable housing in the city, said the president of Historic Charleston Foundation.
When museum leaders officially break ground on Charleston's International African American Museum this Friday, the much-anticipated project will have more than $100 million from 2,000 donors behind it.
In September, 352,666 ticket holders flew in and out of Charleston International. For the year so far through the first nine months, 3.6 million people have traveled through the terminal.
The request may run into snags with Charleston's updated hotel ordinance, particularly a new rule against displacing residences.
The wedge-shaped structure is planned for a triangular lot where Meeting Street meets Morrison Drive, well north of the city's tourist district.
A new lodging concept was approved this month for Charleston's growing Westside, making it the first hotel to get city approval under newly approved accommodations rules. The lodging will be "symbiotic" with the medical district, and marketed to technicians, patients and families of patients, visiting scholars and others.
After months of review, revisions and voting, Charleston officially adopted new rules for hotel development which should make it more difficult to build large lodgings on the peninsula.
Taxi drivers aren't happy with the current rules they operate under, and ride-hailing services say fees are unfair.
After a $200 million renovation and expansion, Conde Nast Traveler enthusiasts placed Charleston International Airport at No. 7 among all terminals in America.
Charleston-area tourism leaders are developing a new industrywide diversity initiative, Heart for Hospitality, which may be the first of its kind to come from a visitors bureau.
This year, Charleston also had earned the highest score of any destination, earning it the distinction of the top city in the world.
About 3.5 million residents in South Carolina have yet to purchase a Real ID driver's license.
The superseding indictment stems from the purchase of a bankrupt seaside getaway on Daufuskie Island in 2011.
After launching South Carolina's first-ever regularly scheduled nonstop transatlantic flight in April, British Airways says it will be back in the Holy City next spring.
The Medal of Honor Museum Foundation said Wednesday that it was moving its project to Arlington. The foundation passed over its other finalist, Denver, to make the selection.
Organizer hopes to open the museum in 2024. That's about a year after the National Medal of Honor Heritage Center is aiming to be completed in Mount Pleasant, most likely at Patriots Point.
This summer, Mount Pleasant Town Council approved a $3 million contribution to a Medal of Honor museum planned for Patriots Point. But the project could end up costing the town a few million more.
Hurricanes and flooding have now set South Carolina's tourism industry back by $438 million in the last five years.
Three Charleston hotel projects are looking to move forward this week, including an "apartment hotel" concept on King Street and a new Marriott flag planned for upper Meeting Street.
The Palmetto State punched above its weight in a report measuring the financial impact of the outdoor recreation industry.
Walter Hood, the landscape architect for Charleston's International African American Museum, was named one of this year's MacArthur "Genius Grant" fellows.
The proposed regulations would ban the use of speakers and flashing lights at new top-floor watering holes, among other restrictions.
New rules for hotel development in Charleston were one approval away from being adopted Tuesday, but City Council pushed the last vote forward for another two weeks.
Though the Clamagore submarine is bound for the ocean floor off South Carolina's coast, students statewide will likely be exploring the vessel long after it's sunk.
A new hotel celebrated its grand opening in Mount Pleasant last week, and developers hope the property's placement will give it an advantage in the area.
Columbia's airport sits in the middle of the state, but geography works against it as Midlands residents often look to nearby terminals offering more airlines with more flights to more destinations, often with cheaper fares. Airport officials are working to boost carrier options.
The cost for ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft will go up Oct. 1 at Charleston International after the board that oversees the airport voted unanimously Thursday to levy a new fee, though a bit lower than proposed.
Charleston International Airport's passenger numbers continue to climb, but will they reach 5 million this year for the first time?
In this week's Understand SC podcast episode, we unpack the fall out and rebirth of the Medal of Honor Museum.
A major mixed-use development planned for state-owned land in Mount Pleasant took another step forward last week, and a request to exceed the height limits there eked out an initial approval.
Hurricanes are never good for business, but, much like the storm itself, Hurricane Dorian's hit to Charleston's tourism industry could have been much worse.
New rules aimed at slowing hotel development in downtown Charleston took another step toward being adopted Tuesday, but one more vote is needed to make them final.
New rules proposed for the town of Kiawah Island would put a limit on short-term rental units on designated parts of the island.
Charleston International Airport reopens after about 116 outgoing flights were canceled during Hurricane Dorian.
"We haven't run the best airline in our history," one of the carrier's top executives said.
Of 26 existing and approved hotels on the peninsula evaluated by city staff, just four of them qualify as "full service" under rewritten city rules put forward by the special task force.
Hurricane Dorian's projected path to Florida's east coast could affect ticket holders trying to fly from Charleston early next week. It could affect the five daily flights to Miami through American Airlines and JetBlue's one daily flight to Fort Lauderdale from Charleston International Airport.
New rules that will put limitations on future hotel development in Charleston are coming to the city for approval after another review from a special task force.
With approved construction contracts in-hand and a more than $90 million fundraising goal reached, the International African American Museum has started work at its future site in downtown Charleston.
Design plans for an outdoor pavilion which would house three new exhibits and revamp the face of Charleston's Children's Museum of the Lowcountry are up for review this week.
Construction could begin by the fall 2020 if the project is approved next spring.
More people are bringing firearms in carry-on bags to Charleston International and other airports around the country, risking missed flights and stiff penalties up to $13,000.
Passengers levels continue to soar at Charleston International, the state's busiest airport.
This would make North Charleston the first city other than Charleston to make a major contribution to the soon-to-be-built facility.
The deal will reduce the number of guest rooms from 25 to 24, converting one of the planned units to a single-family residence instead. It also changes the hotel's parking plan to move all required spaces on-site.
When concertgoers see Hootie & The Blowfish perform on tour this summer, they're also seeing images of band members and frontman Darius Rucker enjoying Grand Strand beaches, dining and golf courses.
A high-profile hotel project planned next to Charleston's Waterfront Park cleared a crucial hurdle this week, moving it a step closer to a planned groundbreaking later this year.
The new ordinance, which received final approval in a 7-1 vote Tuesday, will cap the number of short-term rentals in the town at 1 percent of the total number of dwelling units.
Council members voted unanimously Tuesday to give an initial donation of $1.2 million to the National Medal of Honor Heritage Foundation. The remainder of the contribution would be distributed over the next three years.
Low-cost airline Allegiant will tap into the snowbird season by offering a route during the winter and early spring to the southwest Florida coast from Charleston.