The Episcopal Church and its local diocese have floated a $500 million settlement offer to churches who broke off from the national diocese in 2012 that would allow the local churches to keep their parishes (St. Philip’s, St. Michael’s, and Old St. Andrew’s), in exchange for the national church retaining its name, identifying marks, and Camp St. Christopher on Seabrook Island. The local churches have reportedly not yet responded. Source: P&C
As traffic gets heavier on Charleston-area roadways, emergency crews are having to deal with drivers who don’t know what to do when an emergency vehicle approaches, those who are trapped in traffic, and drivers who just don’t seem to care. Source: P&C
The retrial of the former Eutawville police chief, accused of murder in the 2011 shooting of an unarmed black man, begins today in Columbia. Source: AP
Police shootings as well as police-involved suicides, like the 2014 death of Denzel Curnell, raise questions of law enforcement, the P&C reports. Source: P&C
Near-record temperatures across the region have triggered heat advisories up and down the coast, including in Charleston. Source: The State, Sun News, AP, Live 5
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, both fresh off officially announcing their campaigns for president, will be in Charleston this week. Clinton will visit Orangeburg and Charleston on Wednesday. Bush will be at the Maritime Center on Thursday. Source: P&C
Two shark attacks occurred off the beaches of Oak Island, North Carolina within a couple hours of each other over the weekend, both resulting in amputations of part of the young victims’ arms. Source: AP
Summerville High School Coach John McKissick, who is 88 years old, told local media last night that he would be holding a press conference this week and may announce his retirement after 63 years leading the Green Wave. Source: ABC News 4, P&C
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