The Agenda: 10,000 teachers march on the Statehouse; Boeing’s N. Chs. facility facing more scrutiny from FAA

JOB OPENING: Heads of Santee Cooper, Dept. of Aging

On May 1, International Workers’ Day, 10,000 teachers marched to the Statehouse to advocate for S.C. students. Source: P&C

Potentially escalating tensions, in one day, the Senate has rejected Gov. Henry McMaster’s picks to head Santee Cooper and the Department of Aging, respectively. Source: P&C

A new lawsuit alleges that two companies are at fault in the 2017 death of a former North Charleston paper mill worker that were reportedly the responsible parties in the the lawsuit for not making sure the boiler was safe. Source: The State

The New York Times reports that Boeing’s North Charleston facility is receiving extra scrutiny from the Federal Aviation Authority. Also included is that the FAA visits the facility every other week to make sure that tools aren’t being lost. Source: NYT

As S.C. is looking to replace all of its voting machines, election vendors are getting extra attention. Source: NPR

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Connelly Hardaway

COVID-19 updates: The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced TK new cases of the coronavirus today, bringing the state total to TK. All nursing homes getting tested: This week DHEC announced that it will test all residents and staff members at nursing homes in the state for COVID-19. DHEC director Rick […]


Gaillard Center’s 2020-2021 season features Broadway musicals, chamber orchestras, and an iconic dance company

While so much of the world has seemed to come to a standstill, area arts organizations and venues continue to plan for their upcoming seasons — offering a shimmer of hope at the end of this coronavirus tunnel. The Gaillard Center promises “10 sensational performances” during this upcoming season, including two Lowcountry Broadway premieres.

Brookgreen Gardens opens new outdoor exhibit, “Southern Light,” on May 15

Murrell’s Inlet’s Brookgreen Gardens is currently open, 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. daily. And, after its original opening date was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, Bruce Munro’s massive outdoor light installation, Southern Light, will open to the public on Fri. May 15.

Sam Reynolds

Sam Reynolds, a Lowcountry folk songwriter who now resides in Vermont, released a collection of soft, subtle, and stirring piano instrumentals on May 1 titled Broken Tulips.

Charleston Wine + Food Festival says 2020 event had $19.9 million local economic impact

A survey by the College of Charleston reports that 54% of the 28,000 Charleston Wine + Food attendees were local.