The Agenda: New hotels and restaurants may have to lay out parking plans; I-526 to get another push

County Council leaders say I-526 is a priority

New hotels and restaurants downtown may have to submit plans laying out where customers and workers will park. Source: P&C

P&C editorial: “Protect affordable solar power”

The S.C. Policy Council’s Nerve news blog reports that the governor’s office was “guided solely by the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce” as it considered recommendations to fill an empty seat on the DOT board. Source: The Nerve

County council officials are planning to renew efforts to push the I-526 project, which was set to be wound down last year. Source: P&C

Lt. Gov. Kevin Bryant, who was elevated to his post after Nikki Haley became U.N. Ambassador and Henry McMaster assumed the governorship, has reportedly not yet decided whether he’ll run for governor. Beginning next year, the governor and lieutenant governor are required to be elected together. Source: Greenville News

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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.