governor Deval Patrick recognized the sesquicentennial (AP) Thursday by laying a wreath at the Boston monument to the regiment. The city of Charleston will hold a free screening the 1989 movie "Glory" tonight in Marion Square in honor of the siege.54th Mass. - Thursday marked the beginning of a weekend of events honoring the 54th Massachusetts Infantry, the all-black unit of troops who stormed Battery Wagner on Morris Island on July 18, 1863. Massachusetts
Cert. of Need - A group of 12 S.C. hospitals, nursing homes, and health care groups are suing the state (AP) over Gov. Nikki Haley's veto of funding to enforce the state certificate of need program, which regulates spending by local health care facilities.
CofC piano prof - Supporters of departed College of Charleston piano professor Enrique Graf are defending the widely-recognized musician (P&C) as reports continue to surface over Graf's time at CofC and the circumstances around his resignation in June.
Veronica - The P&C talks with adoption experts to find out what's next for Baby Veronica after Wednesday's order to push through the adoption of the three-year old by a James Island couple.
Unemployment inches up - June unemployment ticked up one-tenth of a percent (CRBJ) in June despite gains in trade, hospitality, and professional and business services sectors.
SC DHEC TB - The Wall Street Journal reports today on the tuberculosis outbreak in the Greenwood County town of Ninety Six, saying the state health agency's delayed response "raises questions" about the state's handling of the spread of TB at a school in the rural town.
Haley <3s guns - Gov. Haley will tour a Columbia gun manufacturer today (AP), leading snarky anonymous (but presumed to be well-connected) Columbia Twitterer @SClegislator to ask:
Does anybody know if SC has any flag manufacturers that @nikkihaley and I can visit next?— SC Legislator (@SCLegislator) July 19, 2013
Dreamlining - Another 787 Dreamliner was diverted yesterday after a Boston-Tokyo Japan Airways flight was forced to turn back after worries over a faulty fuel pump. Meanwhile, investigation into another 787 incident on an Ethiopian Airlines jet in London are centering around an emergency locator beacon.
36 hrs in HHI - Hilton Head Island gets NYT's "36 hours in..." treatment. No Salty Dog Cafe t-shirts were bought.