Charleston Law turns over keys to InfiLaw – Forced to show their cards by a FITS News scoop Thursday morning, Charleston School of Law announced late yesterday (CRBJ) that it had signed an agreement with private law school owner InfiLaw to handle management of the school. P&C says the agreement could signal a future sale to InfiLaw, which also owns Charlotte School of Law. FITS followed up with a story this today, saying the deal has triggered a “MELTDOWN AT CSOL.”

Veronica mother sues feds – In a suit separate from the custody battle over Veronica, her birth mother, Christy Maldonado, is suing the federal government (WaPo/AP) to try to get the Indian Child Welfare Act declared unconstitutional.

Frank Underwood in front of Peachoid – Following up his Charleston appearance on Sunday, actor Kevin Spacey, who plays Upstate South Carolina Congressman Frank Underwood in the Netflix series “House of Cards,” tweeted a photo in front of Gaffney’s famous Peachoid water tower on Thursday.

West Ashley vacancies – Charleston officials are working on a West Ashley Development Strategy (Live 5) that they say could help fill vacant shops, restaurants, and offices along the main streets of the suburban area.

Focusing on the (gay) family – Palmetto Family, a conservative group that works with like minded organizations like Focus on the Family, says it objects to the College of Charleston’s summer reading selection (P&C), a graphic novel that tells the story of a girl growing up with a closeted father, calling it “very close to pornography.”

First Federal, SCBT sale approved – First Financial Holdings Inc. shareholders voted overwhelmingly (P&C) to approve the $380 million sale of the N. Chas-based bank to SCBT, making the deal the largest bank merger in state history.

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