Friday, December 20, 2013

The Agenda: Charleston changes in WaPo; Bass Pro Shops in N. Chas?; Boeing boasts local facility

Myrtle Beach man gets Obama pardon

Posted by Sam Spence on Fri, Dec 20, 2013 at 10:55 AM

City Paper contributor Cara Kelly has some Holy City linkbait in the Washington Post Travel section today, "When her home town of Charleston, S.C. became a top tourist spot, everything changed" [WaPo]

A joint legislative committee met yesterday to discuss government restructuring and agreed in principle on a handful of issues, but some outstanding issues still remain. [The State]

A Myrtle Beach man convicted in 1974 of armed bank robbery turned up on a list of presidential pardons and commutations handed down yesterday . [AP, Sun News]

click to enlarge A Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World in Las Vegas, NV - FLICKR USER JUDYBAXTER
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  • A Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World in Las Vegas, NV

North Charleston officials are said to be working on a tax incentives package in an effort to lure big-box outdoor goods retailer Bass Pro Shops to the area. A similar store, Cabela's, announced a Rock Hill opening earlier this week. [P&C]

During a media briefing Thursday, Boeing officials took a few minutes to brag about their North Charleston facility, saying they were on track to build 60 Dreamliners in 2013, quite a ramp-up considering four years ago, the site was empty. [CRBJ, The State, P&C]

A federal Department of Education official shot down a Charleston schools request to put off implementation of a controversial new teacher evaluation system in the area [P&C]

From the P&C Opinion pages by city Planning Director Ray Bergman: "Fair process produced positive plan for Dereef Park" [P&C]

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