COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina public schools chief Mick Zais says he will not seek a second term next year. The 67-year-old Republican announced today he made the difficult decision after consulting with his family.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Boeing says it will begin construction next year on a building to paint the 787 Dreamliners built in its North Charleston assembly plant. The facility should be operational by mid-2016. Currently, 787s built in South Carolina are flown to Fort Worth, Texas, to be painted with airline logos and then are returned to South Carolina for final preparation.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A middle school teacher and a high school principal in South Carolina have each won a national teaching award and its $25,000 prize. Dutch Fork Middle School teacher Kristi Grooms and Brashier Middle College Charter High School Principal Mike Sinclair have won a Milken Educator Award.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Stephen Jones is stepping down as president of Bob Jones University after nearly nine years running the fundamentalist Christian school in Greenville. Jones says he will resign at the end of the spring semester in May. Jones says he is stepping down for health reasons.
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