Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Agenda: Boeing expanding; Chamber supports gas tax bump; State Supreme Court to stream video

Haley vows to back off calls to end Bikefest if violence stops

Posted by Sam Spence on Tue, Sep 23, 2014 at 11:47 AM

The former head transportation planner for DC and Chicago offered his ideas for the future of mobility in the downtown area of the city at a talk last night at the Charleston Museum. [Live 5]

Beginning today, the South Carolina Supreme Court will start livestreaming arguments, with an archive of the cases also available on sccourts.org. [The State]

The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce announced yesterday that it was on board with a one-cent increase in the state gas tax for 10 years as a way to pay for road improvements. [P&C, AP]

click to enlarge DAVEY BLAIR
  • Davey Blair

It's still raining out there, but at least one rogue wakeboarder won't be out on the streets for a few weeks. Davey Blair, one of the guys in last week's crazy urban wakeboarding video, emailed yesterday to say that he's nursing a separated shoulder after taking a dive (video here) in a surfing competition this weekend off Cape Hatteras on the Outer Banks.

Gov. Nikki Haley said yesterday that she'd back off her calls for an end to Atlantic Beach Bikefest if the violence around the weekend went away. [MB Sun News]

Boeing announced that it will lease a 104,000-square-foot building in North Charleston to house a new Research and Technology Center employing 300-400. [P&C]

Charleston County School Board held a close vote last night to move the downtown Lowcountry Tech Academy to three locations across the county. [P&C]

Cover photo by Flickr user jeepersmedia.

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