Thursday, September 24, 2015

The Agenda: Trump's "day of empty seats" in S.C.; Boeing-China deal; Midtown development open

"Alarming challenge the BAR"

Posted by Sam Spence on Thu, Sep 24, 2015 at 10:54 AM

Is Trump fever breaking? After hearing the Donald speak yesterday at an event hosted by the S.C. African-American Chamber of Commerce, attendees in the unfilled audience reportedly left 'confused' by what they just heard. Source: P&C

NYT dateline North Charleston: "Donald J. Trump was never exactly a happy warrior, but with some of his Republican rivals gaining on him, he is showing clear signs of discontent."

One of the jabs by Trump was against Boeing, whose S.C. plant sits down the street from the event where he spoke, for their announcement yesterday that the company would build a 737 factory and had inked a deal to sell 300 jets to Chinese buyers. Source: P&C, Seattle Times

Chinese President Xi Jinping is in the U.S. this week as the country continues to deepen business ties with American industry. Ahead of the trip, a video by a company known for well-produced propoganda films appeared on YouTube, entitled "When China Met Carolina," featuring quaint banjo music, S.C. Commerce Secretary Bobby Hitt, a number of businesses from the Carolinas, and a Clemson professor of Chinese studies. Source: WSJ

The $80 million twin Hyatt hotels in the works at Spring and King streets are open for guests today. Source: P&C

P&C editorial reflects on an "Alarming challenge to BAR" from the Beach Company, "a longtime local developer which has profited greatly from being part of this lovely, authentic and economically vibrant city."

The State Supreme Court heard arguments yesterday in the case stemming from the split between the national and S.C. Episcopal churches. Source: The State

Mother Emanuel Way Memorial District was formally dedicated in the area in front of the AME church on Calhoun Street yesterday. Source: Reuters, P&C

A week after he announced plans to open offices for his Rainbow/Push Coalition in Charleston and Greenville, Rev. Jesse Jackson will speak tonight at the College of Charelston. Source: P&C

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