Gov. Nikki Haley held a press conference on Friday, calling for an end to the annual Atlantic Beach Bikefest, which saw a handful of shootings that killed three people over Memorial Day this year. Over the weekend, a Daily Kos post critical of Haley’s action that provides some interesting background on Atlantic Beach’s history gained traction on social media. [Sun News, Daily Kos]

Haley also said over the weekend that the state should not go without a lieutenant governor, a position which will become vacant this week as Glenn McConnell resigns the post ahead of becoming the College of Charleston president and state Senate Pro Tempore John Courson says he won’t take over the post. [P&C]

Vice President Joe Biden dipped into Charleston over the weekend for some R&R on Kiawah Island, but not without taking some time to snap some selfies with some admirers, since that’s what celebrities do now, right? [P&C]

Weird late-80s headline flashback: Christian Coalition endorses an Atwater [The State]

With the state set to scrap the high school exit exam, students who fulfilled graduation requirements but failed the exit exam can now petition the state to be awarded their high school degrees. [Sun News]

USA Today breaks the news that USC’s Boom Box Guy JJ says he’ll turn down the volume this year upon completion of his undergrad and graduate degrees from the school. [USA Today]

Plenty of college baseball news over the weekend, as USC’s season ended with two losses to the Maryland Terrapins, CofC’s season continues with wins over top-ranked Florida and Long Beach State, and Clemson is waxed by Oregon Friday and Xavier on Saturday. [P&C, GoGamecocks, OrangeAndWhite]

Charleston Police Chief Greg Mullen is defending a Memorial Day checkpoint leaving Folly Beach, which caused traffic to be backed up onto the island and side streets. [P&C]

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