The Greenville Zoo recently got a new giraffe. Zoo officials: "He is much taller than we expected..." Source: Greenville News
The National Action Network is calling for the resignation of the Jamestown, S.C. police chief after he made racist comments on Facebook, including "What's that saying? Once you go black, you're a single mom?" Source: Live 5
A third night of protests in Charlotte was largely peaceful. A midnight curfew will remain in place tonight. After saying he has no plans to release the footage yesterday, Charlotte police chief now says that the release of police camera footage of the original fatal police shooting incident is "a matter of when." Source: Charlotte Observer
New York Times Editorial: "Release the Charlotte Police Video"
House Republican leaders have hired former U.S. attorney Bill Nettles to handle correspondence with state investigators in the ongoing corruption inquiry into Republican members of the House. Nettles originally prosecuted ex-Speaker Bobby Harrell for corruption in 2014. Source: Free Times/P&C
Nobody really seems to know much (or want to say much) about a supposed deal to revive the I-526 project which involves the county pitching in on port improvements and some money from the $2 billion county referendum on the ballot. Council Chair Elliott Summey has allegedly been working to broker a deal behind the scenes, but he and council colleagues are remaining tight-lipped and Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg said he doesn't know anything about it. Source: P&C
As violent protests erupted in Charlotte last night, Chris Singleton, whose mother was killed in the Emanuel AME shooting, tweeted a message of peace and unity. One person sustained a serious gunshot wound during Wednesday night's protests in Charlotte. Source: P&C, Charlotte Observer
Investigations are ongoing into the fatal police shooting which touched off the protests this week, and Charlotte Police Department Chief Kerr Putney says he does not expect to release body camera footage of the incident. Source: Charlotte Observer, NYT
Gov. Nikki Haley has reportedly been in contact with North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory and has pledged support for law enforcement officers in Charlotte if needed as tensions remain high in the Queen City. Source: Twitter
CLT update from Haley's office: "Gov. Haley has been in touch with Gov. McCrory, and she has offered any assistance should NC need it."— Gavin Jackson (@GavinJacksonPC) September 22, 2016
S.C. has joined 20 other states to stop new federal overtime regulations. Source: CRBR
The state's new 10-point grading scale could mean that an additional 6,000 students receive lottery-funded scholarships each year at a cost of up to $50 million annually. Source: The State
A Mount Pleasant town councilman who also serves as an ex-officio member of the local Waterworks says a plan by Google to draw up to 1.5 million gallons of water a day from a local aquifer to cool its Berkeley County server farm could be a public health threat. Source: P&C
The State Supreme Court has denied a request by the Statehouse to give up supervision of a 2014 court ruling that requires lawmakers reform state education programs. Source: P&C
It looks like state prosecutors are continuing their investigation of sitting state lawmakers, which reportedly include Charleston state Rep. Jim Merrill and Rick Quinn of Lexington, both Republicans. Source: The State
There's a for lease sign now on the side of City Paper's building. Yep, after 10 years at 1049 Morrison Drive, our sign came down Tuesday morning. But lest you think we're closing up shop for good, forget it.
You can't get rid of us that easy.
Rather, we're packing up and moving less than a mile away to an old church, of all places, right next to Rutledge Cab Co. at 1316 Rutledge Ave. We've already told Dustin Waters that he'll have to sit in the baptismal font and we expect the rest of the editorial staff to ignite upon entrance. But if by some heavenly intercession we do happen to avoid immediate damnation at our new digs, you can expect the same snarky and insightful stories you've come to expect from CP.
Stories like this week's feature from Robert Moss all about how our North Morrison home, NoMo to you haters, has become something totally different than the dilapidated neighborhood CP moved into more than a decade ago — a little place we've been calling the Meathacking District.