Home Telecom's future Nexton site to benefit small biz, startups

Another view of the future building

Dorchester District 2 to hold job fair: Dorchester County District 2 is holding a job fair on Wednesday July 31st at Fort Dorchester Elementary School. The event will be held from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM and teach attendees about current and future employment opportunities in the district. Full story here.

Weekend will see very hot days with scattered thunderstorms: The National Weather Service is calling for a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms on Friday with a high expected near 96. The heat index values are expected to be as high as 107. Friday night's low is expected to drop to around 74 degrees. Forecasters are calling for a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 11 p.m. Full story here.

Home Telecom's future Nexton site to benefit small biz, startups: Celebrating its 115th year in operation, Home Telecom is planning to break ground later this month in Summerville’s rapidly-developing Nexton community for a new facility for retail and office space, particularly providing opportunities for small businesses and professionals who work from home. The two-story, 20,000-square-foot facility will be within the new CoOp@Nexton mixed-used complex, at 1247 Nexton Parkway in Summerville, and will boast high-tech features, the company said. Full story here.

National Geographic to ‘Drain the Ocean’ on Confederate submarine Hunley recovery: The Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley sat buried on the seafloor for more than a century. Now a TV show is going to peel away 18 feet of ocean to show you where it was. National Geographic Television’s “Drain the Oceans” shipwreck and treasure series will feature the Charleston Civil War artifact on Monday’s broadcast. Full story here.

Millions of opioid pills flowed through SC VA service center to veterans: A newly released database showed that Charleston County is one of the nation’s largest distribution points for opioid painkillers, but that doesn’t mean local residents took the pills themselves. Much of the volume can be traced to the Veterans Affairs’ North Charleston Consolidated Mail Outpatient Pharmacy, which shipped an increasing number of opioids to veterans between 2006 and 2012, according to a review of Drug Enforcement Administration data. Full story here.