Dam failures in the Midlands during last week’s floods has sparked a closer look at the infrastructure across S.C. and the rest of the nation. Source: The State, NPR

South Carolina could become inundated with mosquitos in the next few weeks as standing water hangs around, providing ideal conditions for the insects to breed. Other critters being flushed out of their habitats and runoff pollutants are also some of the side effects of last week’s flooding. Source: P&C

The special Benghazi investigative committee, led by S.C. Congressman Trey Gowdy, is catching heat today after a former investigator who was fired earlier this year for what he says are political reasons. Gowdy is dismissing the former staffer’s claims. Source: NYT, WaPo

So, after Saturday’s convincing win against Georgia Tech, Clemson Coach Dabo Swinney was not too happy about a reporter mentioning “Clemsoning” during the post-game press conference… Source: USA Today

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Former Lt. Gov. Ken Ard, who resigned from office for campaign finance violations and is now a Pee Dee radio host, popped up in the NYT this weekend looking at wage stagnation over a generation as a possible reason why non-political candidates for office like Trump, Carson, and Fiorina, are making waves with presidential primary voters.

Oregon-based Deschutes Brewery is reportedly still considering Charleston and Greenville for its East Coast headquarters, but it’s also being courted by North Carolina and Virginia. Source: P&C

A man trying to rob a North Charleston Waffle House on Saturday morning was shot and killed by a customer at the diner who just happened to be (legally) armed. So, you can imagine the reaction that triggered on social media. Source: P&C, ABC4 Facebook

State lawmakers may reconvene for an emergency session before January to consider urgent flood recovery measures, including bonds using tax revenue to help those affected. Source: The State

Rep. Mick Mulvaney, a longtime critic of outgoing Speaker John Boehner, says he would consider supporting his colleague Congressman Paul Ryan, who is gaining widespread support despite saying he’s not interested in the job. Source: WaPo, The State

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