Congressman Mark Sanford says he’s changed his stance on offshore drilling and testing as a growing number of coastal towns come out against proposals to drill off the S.C. coast. U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney, who represents the inland 5th Congressional District has been one of the most vocal supporters of drilling proposals. Source: Facebook, AP, P&C

The reaction in North Charleston after the shooting of Walter Scott and Baltimore after Freddie Gray suffered fatal spinal injuries while in police custody show a tale of two cities, said the participants in a Monday town hall meeting in North Charleston. Congressman James Clyburn, state Sen. Marlon Kimpson, and other community leaders took part in the roundtable discussion at St. Peter’s AME Church in North Charleston on Monday. Source: P&C

Ed. note: The Baltimore City Paper (no relation) has been covering the Freddie Gray protests and riots with some riveting photos and reporting from West Baltimore. On Twitter, be sure to follow @BaynardWoods and @NoTrivia.

Yesterday, a federal judge sentenced James Metts, once South Carolina’s longest-serving sheriff out of Lexington County, to a year and a day in prison and a fine of $10,000 after pleading guilty to charges around a corruption scheme. Metts, who ran Lexington County Sheriff’s Office from 1972 until his resignation earlier this year, expressed regret in an interview after the sentencing. Source: NYT/AP, The State, WIS

The U.S. Supreme Court holds extended oral arguments this morning in gay marriage cases that could affect the status of gay marriage bans nationwide. Source: Scotusblog

The State’s Sammy Fretwell looks at some background on DHEC director nominee Catherine Heigel, a former Duke Energy executive and Santee Cooper board member who has built a career “working with electric power companies that are regulated by the agency.” Source: The State

A proposal before Charleston City Council would require drivers for ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft would have to purchase business licenses to operate within the city limits. Source: P&C

A South Carolina company is behind plans to buy Underground Atlanta for more than $25 million and revamp it as a mixed-use complex that would include apartments and a supermarket. Source: NYT

InfiLaw, the private law school operating company that’s been trying to buy Charleston School of Law for more than a year, told the Charleston Regional Business Journal that they do not plan to refile an application with the state Commission on Higher Education, the next step the company would need to take to complete the acquisition. Source: CRBJ

From the Greenwood Index-Journal opinion page: “It’s looking like another stellar legislative session is wrapping up in Columbia … We don’t have a sarcasm font in our software, but if we did the above sentence would be in that font.”

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