Machinists officials say they’re working on gauging support for the union ahead of the April 22 vote to organize Boeing South Carolina workers in North Charleston. State Rep. Wendell Gilliard told the P&C that perceived momentum against organizing is “just rhetoric” fed by Boeing-hired consulting firms. Source: P&C

Rev. Al Sharpton delivered a conciliatory message during a church service in North Charleston on Sunday, urging the nation to learn from the Walter Scott shooting. “‘Maybe now between a Southern white mayor and a forgiving black mother,’ he added of Summey and Scott’s family, ‘maybe this nation will deal with this.'” Source: P&C

The Citadel is catching heat for some of its cadets’ political involvement after a few planned to go to U.S. Sen. Rand Paul’s presidential campaign event at Patriots Point last week. Source: P&C

Charleston-area home prices rose 8.8 percent in February compared to the year before, according to P&C’s analysis of property data. Source: P&C

Greenville-based Proterra, which makes electric buses, will build a second plant in California, the company announced last week. Source: WSJ

Author David McCullough, Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer of John Adams, Harry Truman, Theodore Roosevelt, and narrative historian of the American Revolution, the Panama Canal, and now the Wright brothers’ quest for flight, will be in Charleston this week to receive the Charleston Library Society’s Founders Award. The P&C’s David Quick talked with McCullough ahead of his visit. Source: P&C

After reading this week’s cover story, if you thought hurling or trampoline volleyball were odd sports, don’t miss this account of 80 teams of muggles, which descended on Rock Hill over the weekend for the Quidditch World Cup. Source: Rock Hill Herald

President Barack Obama will visit Charlotte on Wednesday to “discuss issues among working famlies,” according to local media reports. Source: WIS/WBT

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