Today is Lowcountry Giving Day, and more than 100 nonprofit organizations across the area are vying for your donations. As of 11 a.m., more than $1,000,000 had already been raised. For a comprehensive list of who’s participating and to donate, visit LowcountryGivingDay.org. Source: P&C
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton agreed to appear before the special committee, chaired by Upstate Congressman Trey Gowdy, to discuss the 2012 Benghazi attacks. Clinton had been asked to appear twice to discuss Benghazi and the use of personal email while SoS. Source: Politico
State regulators in North and South Carolina have signed off on proposals to allow oil exploration off the coast of both states, with S.C. DHEC deeming a surveying proposal by Spectrum GEO in compliance with state law. Source: AP, P&C
Gov. Nikki Haley apologized to two Upstate Republicans for omitting them from a Facebook list of politicians she intended to praise, criticizing others for “taking a walk on a vote,” when in reality two of the Republicans left off, Reps. Josh Putnam and Wendy Nanney were visiting local hospitals. Putnam’s son was hospitalized and said to be “fighting for his life.” Source: G’ville News
A S.C. judge has ordered a nonprofit group to disclose the names of parents who received tuition grants after complaints alleged the group promised the grants in exchange for donations, which can also be applied as credits toward taxes owed by the donors to the state. Source: The State
Golden State Warrior’s guard Stephen Curry was named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player for the 2014-2015 season on Monday. Curry, who played college ball at Davidson, terrorized the College of Charleston during his years in the Southern Conference, has gone on to lead the Warriors to the league’s best win-loss record, has been called “the NBA’s most Vine-worthy star,” and now holds the title won 4 of the last 6 years by LeBron James. Source: SB Nation, P&C, Mashable
USC’s retail outpost in Charleston, Carolina on King, will close its doors at the end of the month after the building’s owner sold the property to an unnamed buyer with plans to redevelop the location near King and Wentworth Street. Source: P&C
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