A hearing is underway right now in the ongoing feud between state Attorney General Alan Wilson and House Speaker Bobby Harrell, who was reportedly trying to have Wilson removed from a State Grand Jury. The hearing was unannounced until reporting by The State’s John Monk got media attorneys involved. [The State]

According to an FAA report released earlier this week, Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner is safe to fly and is designed correctly. [CRBJ]

During debate over changes to North Charleston’s tree protection ordinance, Councilman Bobby Jameson: “As far as I’m concerned there ain’t no such thing as a good pine tree.” Mayor Keith Summey: “A pine tree is not a nice tree.” [P&C]

This year’s Cooper River Bridge Run, the first since last year’s Boston bombing, will see some changes in security procedures. [P&C]

It’ll take some reshuffling of money, including $3.7 million CARTA owes the feds, and land near the North Charleston Amtrak station, but Charleston County looks on its way to starting work on its new $14.5 million intermodal transit center. [CRBJ]

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott kicked off his campaign for the November general election yesterday in Myrtle Beach. It will be the first time Scott will be up for election to the seat since his appointment by Gov. Nikki Haley in 2012.

State Superintendent Mick Zais endorsed his former deputy, Republican Meka Childs, in the crowded race to succeed him. [The State]

The last original member of Riverbanks’ 1973 stock of animals died Thursday, a 40+ year old Chilean flamingo. [The State]

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