Thousands turned out this morning to witness the final removal of the Confederate flag from the South Carolina capitol grounds. Source: NYT, The State

The State newspaper dedicated its entire front page this morning to a poem by S.C.-born Nikky Finney’s entitled, “A New Day Dawns.”

For some, the removal of the Confederate flag is seen as a means to restore the unknown amount of economic activity lost by the stigma of the flag. Source: CRBJ

Washington lawmakers scrapped plans to regulate the placement of Confederate flags at National Park Service-run cemeteries on Thursday. Source: AP

Politico: “Nikki Haley’s star rises as rebel flag comes down”

This week’s Confederate flag debate in the Statehouse was captured in three distinct House voices; Wendell Gilliard, Jenny Horne, and Michael A Pitts, according to the New York Times. Source: NYT

Flanked by family members on Thursday, the mother of Walter Scott paid her first visit to the site where her son was shot and killed during an altercation with North Charleston police in April. Source: P&C, AP

The City of Charleston will reportedly hire a consultant to conduct a feasibility study to look at the viability of a major aquatic center in the city. Source: P&C

Former Summerville Mayor Berlin G. Myers passed away this week at the age of 98. Myers was elected mayor of Summerville for ten consecutive terms, serving from 1972 to 2011. Source: CRBJ, P&C

Sometimes we forget how lucky we are to find a bounty of freshly-picked S.C. peaches here in the South. In this week’s NYT Magazine, Sam Sifton waxes poetic on the fuzzy summer staple and gives us his recipe for a peach pie. Source: NYT

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