Friday, June 27, 2014

The Agenda: Carolina Day tmw; Sheheen-Haley close in poll; Sanford relieves himself

ILA workers agree to strike, remain on the job

Posted by Sam Spence on Fri, Jun 27, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Fort Moultrie will hold its annual Carolina Day celebration tomorrow to mark the anniversary of colonists' improbably defeat of the British at the Battle of Sullivan's Island in 1776. [P&C]

click to enlarge Sheheen - SAM SPENCE FILE PHOTO
  • Sam Spence file photo
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A new poll done on behalf of state Democrats, initially posted by FITS News, shows state Sen. Vincent Sheheen trailing Gov. Nikki Haley within the margin of error of the survey done by N.C.-based Public Policy Polling. [Fits News, The State]

Number of the day: 2. That's the number of paragraphs you have to read before former gov. and current Congressman Mark Sanford takes a piss while on a moonlit walk along the marsh at Sanford's Beaufort retreat with NYT's Jim Rutenberg, writing for the Sunday Magazine. ("As I moved closer to gain his vantage point, he warned me away. He was relieving himself.") The NYT Sunday Mag profile, along with The State's come five years after Sanford's quick fall from grace in front of the rabid S.C. political media. [NYT, The State]

The local International Longshoremen's Association recently voted to authorize a strike, but remain on the job at the Port of Chalreston as contract negotiations continue. [CRBJ]

A once rare species of coastal birds, the American wood stork, is no longer endangered, the federal Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday. [The State]

Charleston officials say they'll bring in renowned transportation planner Gabe Klein to consult with the city as it tackles transportation challenges related to growth within Charleston's dense urban downtown area. [P&C]

Charleston County is also in the process of updating its comprehensive plan, a process undertaken once a decade and which often seeks to implement long-awaited planning, development, and growth measures. [Live 5, P&C]

Medal of Honor recipient Kyle Carpenter appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman last night. [YouTube]

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