Charleston State House Rep. Chip Limehouse confirmed a Reuters report last week, saying he’s under the impression that the automaker Volvo has narrowed its search for a location of a new $500 million manufacturing facility to South Carolina and one other state. Last month, Limehouse appeared to confirm plans for Daimler to ramp up operations of its Mercedes plant in North Charleston, a disclosure some said nearly derailed the deal. Source: Reuters, The State
Get your nets ready, folks: It’s elver season. South Carolina and Maine are the only states where fishermen can fish for baby eels, which can go for over $1,000 per pound to Asian cultivators. Source: AP
SCE&G announced last week that it would close nine service center locations across the state, including the old Charleston Gas Light Company building on Meeting Street, designed in 1876 by architect E.B. White. P&C Opinion page weighed in over the weekend: “What’ next for SCE&G building?” Source: P&C
Jim Furyk won the RBC Heritage in Hilton Head yesterday, beating Aiken-native Kevin Kisner on the second hole of a sudden death playoff, to claim his second Heritage tartan jacket. Source: The State
On the front page of the New York Times today, Frances Robles and Shaila Dewan report on the cycle of missed child support payments: “Skip child support. Go to Jail. Lose Job. Repeat.” Some speculate that Walter Scott fled police after being pulled over because he was afraid of the consequences of being charged over $18,000 in missed child support. One in eight prisoners in South Carolina are there because of failure to pay, one survey says. Source: NYT
A bill that would require S.C. to recognize concealed weapons permits issued by Georgia and North Carolina is reportedly “on the fast track” in Columbia. Source: Aiken Standard
As he continues to test the waters, U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham told Fox News Sunday yesterday that he’s “ninety-one” percent sure he’ll actually run for president. Source: Reutuers
The Aloft Charleston Airport location in North Charleston is reportedly the first in the state to rollout Starwood Hotels’ new room entry system that allows guests to use a smartphone to check in and access their rooms. Source: P&C
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