Ben Carson has pulled even with Donald Trump in one poll of the Republican race in South Carolina. In another, Trump’s lead among S.C. GOP voters has diminished, but still sits a few points ahead of Carson. Source: NYT, Public Policy Polling

The Charleston school board has re-elected Cindy Bohn Coats as its chairwoman. Source: P&C

Last month’s storms reportedly took a $35 million toll on the state’s tourism industry. Source: AP

After another rainy day on Monday, Charleston is within two inches of its rainiest year on record. Source: P&C

More than $50 million in low-interest disaster loans have been approved by the federal Small Business Administration to businesses and residents affected by last month’s flooding. Source: CRBJ

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