If you’ve ever been to Carowinds theme park, you’ve ridden Thunder Road. But unless you make it back to the state line park by late July, you won’t ride the classic wooden out-and-back coaster again, since the park is shutting it down. Source: Charlotte Five
Some S.C. lawmakers are signing on to join presidential primary campaigns early, but many Ds and Rs are still sitting on the sidelines watching the process or waiting for the candidates themselves to seek their support. U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham is said to be announcing early next month and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton is making her first visit to S.C. in seven years this Wednesday. Source: P&C, The State
According to one market analysis firm, Charleston is among the most-overvalued home markets in the nation, along with four Texas markets; Washington, D.C.; and Miami, Florida. Source: P&C, HousingWire
A week after a police composite sketch was the primary tool used by local police in a search for a man accused of shooting a Berkeley County deputy, the P&C digs into the process behind the sketches with specialists within city and county law enforcement. Source: P&C
State troopers have issued 230 texting-while-driving tickets in the first five months of the state’s new law outlawing using phones for texting while behind the wheel. Source: Florence Morning News
House Democrats are taking issue with Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney’s plans to appear at a Palmetto Family Council event on June 2, objecting to the group’s stances on gay marriage and abortion. Source: The State
Charleston School of Law said on Friday that it would continue to enroll new students for the upcoming academic year, consolidating its operations into two buildings near the Mary Street campus and cutting some faculty positions. Source: P&C
A Charleston Parks Conservancy plan that will go before the city next month aims to revitalize some ‘underused’ areas and to encourage heavier use of the facilities within the park. Source: P&C
A year after a weekend marked by violence, this year’s Atlantic Beach Bikefest was notably quieter than last year, Horry County officials say, but some visitors said the new-look structure of the festival had an unwelcome feel. Source: AP, Sun News
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