SC Future Makers reported 30% of jobs in the state are tied to manufacturing + the industry pays 33% higher annual wages than the state average. Manufacturing also accounts for 38% of SC’s General Fund. The numbers speak for themselves.
The industry is experiencing considerable growth in the Charleston area as well. M.C. Dean, Inc. — a manufacturing company based in Virginia —isexpanding operations in Charleston Countywith a $7.3 million investment.
The expansion project will be completed by spring 2022 and will help create 126 new jobs.
WaterCooler ○ RiverDogs fans can now order food + drinks during 2021 games. Fans can place their orders on their phones through the Square app for contactless payments. (Holy City Sinner)
Announced ○ The Charleston Symphony Orchestra has released its official schedule for the 2021-22 season following limited performances during the pandemic. The opening concert will take place this September with the performance of “A Triumphant Return.”
State ○Despite substantial population growth over the past decade, no new congressional seats will be added in SC after the 2020 census report. (The Post and Courier) ○ The US Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed to remove the dwarf-flowered heartleaf from the Endangered Species Act. This plant, native to NC and SC, was first labeled as endangered in 1989 with only 24 populations, but since then, it has grown to include 119+ populations. 🌿 (Holy City Sinner)
Dish ○ The first-ever Black Restaurant Week is going on now in the Carolinas. Black-owned eateries in SC + NC are being recognized for their work and community contribution. ○ Nashville-based Porter Road Butcherships craft meat to doorsteps nationwide. They work with local farmers to humanely pasture-raise animals — with no added hormones or antibiotics. They ship quality brats, steaks, dry-aged hotdogs, Italian sausage and more. Additionally, Porter Road is offering our readers $20 off their first order of $99+. Ⓟ
Number ○ $300,000. That’s how much a couple in North Charleston won when they purchased a scratch-off lottery ticket at the Carolina Express on Ashley Phosphate Road, overcoming 1 in 668,571odds. The pair plan to put the money toward a down payment on a new house. 💸 (WCBD)
TheWord ○ Perimenopause. The phase before menopause where women start experiencing some menopause symptoms. The local experts at Roper St. Francis Healthcare offer 5 signs of the transition + how to navigate this new phase of life. Ⓟ
Deal ○ In celebration of Mother’s Day, U Beauty is offering aget one, gift one dealnow through May 3for some of their award-winning skincare products.Buy The Duo 50ml and get The SCULPT 15ml, or buy The SUPER 50ml + get the Resurfacing Compound 15ml. Shop here.Ⓟ
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The renovation team hopes to complete the conversion process by mid-June, at which time Frothy Beard Off World will welcome guests inside for a family-friendly, space-themed experience. The restaurant will serve dinner + drinks 7 nights a week and will offer lunch Friday-Sunday, with a special Sunday brunch menu. 🍽
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Show ○ Grace Potter| Wed., Apr. 28 | 8 p.m. | Riverfront Park, 1061 Everglades Ave., North Charleston | $62.50 | Tickets will be sold in groups to maintain social distancing.
PlanAhead ○ Lowcountry Strawberry Festival| Thurs., May 29-Sun., May 2 | 6-10 p.m. | Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens, 1235 Long Point Rd., Mt. Pleasant | $8 (child), $12 (adult) | Tickets include access to the petting zoo, dog shows, pig races + more.
Disclaimer: It is up to readers’ discretion to determine whether they feel comfortable participating in any mentioned events based on COVID-19 protocols and precautions. If you have questions, please contact the event’s organizers directly.