Factory activity grows at fastest pace in 7 years

In this Jan. 26, 2011 photo, a worker welds a truck cab frame on the Volvo truck assembly line at the Volvo plant in Dublin, Va. The factory sector expanded in January at the fastest pace in seven years, as manufacturers reported a sharp jump in new order

Throughout February, The Post and Courier will have stories highlighting issues that affect minorities in the Lowcountry. Be on the lookout for these and other stories:

Thursday: A list of local Black History Month events and a look at some of the artists who will appear at the Charles Pinckney Historic site. In Your Lowcountry

Monday: Read an interview with filmmaker Mary F. Morten, whose documentary "Woke Up Black" will be playing Feb. 9 at the College of Charleston. In Family Life

Tuesday: Prostate cancer has been in the news recently with a debate about the effects of PSA tests. One local doctor says it is a major issue for the African-American community. In Your Health

Later this month: What are kids being taught about Black History Month? Why should your student visit the Avery Research Center? The Post and Courier will answer these questions and more.