Monday, March 10, 2014

The Agenda: Spotters sight Jim Cantore in Chs; McConnell against proposed merger; Dems' rough week

The Knee back in the Chuck

Posted by Sam Spence on Mon, Mar 10, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Cantore bowling photo by @RobertDonovan via @jimcantore.

Jim "The Knee" Cantore made another appearance this weekend in Charleston for the Charleston Wine and Food Festival. Cantore was sighted throwing some bags at the City Paper cornhole boards and bowling at The Alley, where he apparently made good on a pledge to do some kind of vertical pushups and was served a little payback by The Alley's David Crowley. [Twitter, Instagram]

State lawmakers are working to make it easier for ex-military residents of South Carolina to qualify for in-state tuition. [P&C]

The Buzz column at The State newspaper looks at S.C. Democrats' bad week last week, which saw two statewide candidates drop out of their races. [The State]

CBS TV confirms that it's taping a pilot for "Identity" in Charleston, starring Ahna O'Reilly. [P&C]

S.C. Realtors are pushing legislation they hope will attract more home insurane providers to the state and lower home insurance costs. [P&C]

Late Friday, Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell said he opposes a merger between CofC and MUSC as it's proposed right now, saying that there are some tweaks that can be made to optimize collaboration between the two schools and encourage growth at CofC without merging with the medical university. [P&C, The State]

College of Charleston Provost George Hynd, the most-senior academic administrator at CofC, is reportedly a finalist for the job of president at the University of Memphis. [AP, Memphis Commercial-Appeal]

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