Friday, July 25, 2014

The Agenda: Graham under 50% in 4-way race; Silicon Harbor cites needs; Local pol's "copied" op-ed?

Pelicans' GM undergoes prostate exam during seventh-inning stretch

Posted by Sam Spence on Fri, Jul 25, 2014 at 11:45 AM

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More results of P&C's Palmetto Politics Poll released today show Lindsey Graham pulling less than 50% of the vote, while Democratic challenger Brad Hutto earns 33%, and T-Rav earning 10%. [P&C]

A Camden-based poultry company executive with a S.C. CWP was arrested Wednesday and spent a night in jail after he tried to carry a loaded handgun into a congressional office building in Washington, D.C. [G'ville]

The state Election Commission has certified petition candidate ("independent Republican") Tom Ervin's place on the November general election ballot for governor. [The State]

Republican state Rep. Samuel Rivers, who represents parts of Berkeley and Charleston Counties, was called out by Corey Hutchins, writing for Columbia Journalism Review, for lifting portions of an op-ed printed in Monday's Post and Courier from marketing material published by a Wyoming cattle rancher lobbying group. P&C's editorial page editor told Hutchins the paper would do more to check for "astroturfing" by columnists in the future. [CJR, FitsNews]

Leaders of the growing Charleston tech sector said that for the area to catch on further with technology companies, the city needs more-affordable housing, better public transit, and reliable bike infrastructure. [CRBJ]

Sinclair Broadcasting Group won FCC approval to buy off a laundry list of Albritton Communications TV properties, including Charleston's ABC News 4 (WCIV) for nearly $1 billion. Albritton also owns Politico and related outlets. [Politico]

Myrtle Beach Headline o' the Day: "PETA condemns chimpanzees attendance of 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'" [Sun News]

Myrtle Beach Story o' the Week: The general manager of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans minor league team led the crowd in "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" while undergoing a prostate exam in the press box as part of a Prostate Cancer Awareness Night promotion. And there's a video.  [Sun News]

Local preservation and neighborhood groups have filed a lawsuit to stop the construction of the Clemson Architecture Center on Meeting Street. [P&C]

In an interview with the Post and Courier, UNC quarterbaack Marquise Williams compared playing at Clemson's Death Valley to the scene in "Dark Knight" where an earthquake triggered by Bane shook the ground during a game. [P&C]


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