The Agenda: Some CBD vapes found to contain synthetic marijuana, Mt. Pleasant mayor wants to bury power lines


More than 440 pairs of bald eagles in S.C.

According to Mt. Pleasant Mayor Will Haynie, due to the recent tree trimings and power outages from Dorian, is hoping to press power companies to bury their power lines. Source: Live 5

In May 2018, a Citadel cadet ended up in a coma after taking two hits of what he thought was CBD and was actually a synthetic marijuana. Some unethical makers and distributors of CBD are adding strains of synthetic marijuana known for making people sick, including in Lexington, S.C. Source: AP News

Galivants Ferry Stump, considered the oldest and largest political “stump speaking” event in the U.S., attracted presidential nominees including four Democrats — Sens. Joe Biden and Amy Klobuchar, and Mayors Pete Buttigieg and Bill de Blasio — and one Republican, Mark Sanford, who did not speak. Source: The State

As the Endangered Species Act comes under fire, the Lowcountry’s bald eagles serve as an example of the law’s success. When S.C. Department of Natural Resources started trying to save the endangered species, there were only 13 pairs. Today there are more than 440 pairs and the bald eagle is no longer considered endangered. Source: P&C

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

Connelly Hardaway

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.

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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.