Beach litter – The Ocean Conservancy has released (McClatchy) the data behind its 2012 International Coastal Cleanup, where nearly 3,000 volunteers collected 38,784-pounds of trash from along the South Carolina coast. Click here for the full data set.

Preservation – Yesterday, crews from the Smithsonian (P&C) began dismantling an Edisto Island slave cabin so that it can be reconstructed inside the new National Museum of African American History and Culture. The Department of the Interior also approved (AP) the 272-page management plan for the Gullah-Geechee Heritage Corridor, which has been in the works for over a decade. Over the weekend, the Preservation Society of Charleston also released its 2013 “Seven to Save” list of preservation targets for the coming year.

Reckless, Film incentives – Just days after lawmakers passed a bill (SC Radio) that would boost film incentives (CP) within South Carolina, CBS announced that it would pick up Charleston-based legal drama “Reckless” (CP) for its fall line-up.

Graham on Benghazi – U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham continues to pound the drum (G’ville) against the administration’s handling of the September 11, 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, calling for President Obama to “quit spinning the American people, and quit stonewalling the Congress,” contending that if more had been known about the attacks in November 2012 that it could have changed the presidential election.

Police chase – A 60-mile police chase (P&C) wound from West Ashley, downtown, and back to West Ashley before heading west on I-26 toward Orangeburg County at speeds over 100mph, where deputies discontinued the chase, losing sight of the suspect near I-95. P&C reporter Andrew Knapp captured a portion of the chase on his dash-mounted GoPro camera, posting a still image on Twitter last night.

Second ChancePart III of excerpts from P&C reporter Tony Bartleme’s Sanford bio “Second Chance” is available today. No word yet on when the e-book will be available.

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