South Carolina is one of dozen states that are holding sales tax holidays this weekend. North Carolina Republicans did away with the state's sales-tax holiday this year, so some Tar Heels are expected to take the bumpy ride south to grab some items on their back-to-school list without paying the state's 6 percent sales tax. [AP, G'ville News, Charlotte Observer]
The P&C's Abigail Darlington wrote today that the co-founder of Pisgah Brewing Co. in western N.C. looks like he's setting up his new venture, Lo-Fi Brewery, on Meeting Street Road in the neck area of North Charleston. [P&C]
The number of concealed weapons permits issued in the state has more than doubled since 2011, and with new state regulations governing the purchase of guns by those deemed mentally ill, authorities have revoked or blocked the application or purchase of a weapon by more than 130 people since the "Boland Bill" kicked in. [ABC 4, WBTW]
Lede o' the Day, courtesy of P&C: "Reports of the midnight bar closing ordinance's death appear to have been at least somewhat exaggerated."
Few details are known at this point, but earlier this year, some kind of unmanned aircraft that appeared to be attempting to ferry contraband into a maximum-security prison in Lee County was found crashed in the bushes outside the prison yard. [AP]
McDonalds workers at restaurant's location on West Montague Ave in North Charleston will rally for higher wages today as part of a larger national effort to call for a $15 per-hour wage and allow the fast-food workers to unionize. [P&C]
The Charlotte Observer declares that Upstate Sen. Mike Fair's failed attempt to have evolution taught in public schools could signal the end of the "crusade" to dredge up the controversy. "Thank heavens," the edit board says. [Charlotte Observer]