With the 2016 Democratic primary nearing disarray as questions arise over the use of non-governmental email by Hillary Clinton while secretary of state, Upstate Congressman Trey Gowdy, who is heading up the special investigation of the Benghazi attacks, may be in the position to force the most answers from the Clinton camp. Source: WaPo

Some members of the community around Erskine College, the small liberal arts school in Due West, S.C., were surprised by the Reform Presbyterian school’s disavowal of homosexuals in a statement last week. Source: NYT

Oral arguments were held yesterday in King v. Burwell, a Supreme Court case questioning the legality of Obamacare subsidies in states without internally-managed insurance exchanges like South Carolina. Hundreds of thousands of policyholders in S.C. could be affected by the case. Source: The State

A plan to reform education funding designed by Summerville Republican Jenny Horne would reportedly eliminate $3 billion in tax exemptions to bankroll an increased $340 million for state schools. Source: AP

The state House is also working on a streamlined method of fully funding state-mandated aid to local governments. Source: G’ville, The State

You heard about ‘Project Unicorn’ earlier this week, but The State reports that Volvo has selected South Carolina as a finalist for a major new manufacturing facility, and that state lawmakers are supposedly “setting the table” for the project in the form of incentives and new workforce training initiatives. Source: The State

Them darn millenials are reportedly fueling a surge in apartment development across the Charleston area, according to the CRBJ. Source: CRBJ

Start writing the movie script now… A the crew truck carrying gold bars from Miami to Massachusetts when it was robbed on I-95 in North Carolina may have been targeted by the would-be thieves when they stopped for food in Dillon, S.C. But there’s talk of the $4.8 million heist being an inside job. Source: AP, Reuters

The Greenville News reports on a ‘beer tourism’ boom in the Upstate and Western North Carolina, with visitors attracted to the area with the influx of new breweries in recent years. Source: G’ville

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