Monday, November 11, 2013

The Agenda: Veterans Day; Rand Paul at the Citadel; 777X in Charleston?

Francis Marion unanimously approves Mount Pleasant satellite

Posted by Sam Spence on Mon, Nov 11, 2013 at 12:13 PM

Shaw Air Force Base Honor Guard stands at attention during a retirement ceremony last month at Shaw AFB - AIR FORCE PHOTO
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  • Shaw Air Force Base Honor Guard stands at attention during a retirement ceremony last month at Shaw AFB

Charleston Center for Photography founder and Air Force combat camera veteran Stacey Pearsall is profiled by USAA and featured by CNN for her work on the Veterans Portrait Project, which she created. [YouTube]

Random Veterans Day Event of the Year: Ross Perot is speaking this morning in Walterboro. [AP]

A year ahead of Gov. Nikki Haley's re-election bid, the race is already in full swing. In a State profile of the race, U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn jumps in early, saying, "This is war." [The State]

Former state superintendent and candidate for governor Jim Rex, along with 2010 GOP candidate for governor Oscar Lovelace say they hope to run moderate candidates in each of the state's congressional districts next year on their moderate American Party ticket. [Rock Hill Herald]

2016 Watch: Texas Governor Rick Perry will be in the Upstate early next month for a fundraiser, state and local GOP officials say. Meanwhile, Tennessee Sen. Rand Paul visits The Citadel today as part of the school's ongoing lecture series. [Politico, AP]

Tim Scott has a Democratic challenger in next year's election in Democratic Richland County Council member Joyce Dickerson. [The State]

Boeing officials said in a statement late Friday that they would pursue options for its 777X passenger jet outside the company's Everett, Washington facility if union members didn't agree to a proposed contract extension by Wednesday. Industry watchers continue to think the line could end up in North Charleston. [NYT, Analyst blog]

On Friday, Francis Marion University board members voted unanimously to move forward with plans to build a satellite campus in Mount Pleasant. [P&C]

The P&C profiles Mount Pleasant mayor-elect Linda Page, who cruised to an outright victory on Tuesday ahead of a handful of opponents. [P&C]

A billboard promoting the College of Charleston in Atlanta's Buckhead neighborhood got Charleston resident Vince Graham's dander up recently, calling the signs "a University of Phoenix kind of thing," The P&C reports CofC is the only school they could find who does similar advertising out of state. [P&C]

Work should begin early next year to improve and landscape Spring and Cannon Streets ahead of plans to convert the streets to two-way traffic. [P&C]

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