Tonight at 9 p.m., Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump take the stage for the first in a series of nationally-televised, one-on-one debates. Tonight’s debate at Hofstra University will be moderated by NBC’s Lester Holt. Source: NYT

NYT endorsement: “Hillary Clinton for president”

The S.C. Election Commission says it trains county directors to register college students just like any other resident, but in Greenville, Furman University students are having to sue in an attempt to be registered with the county Board of Voter Registration and Elections. Source: Greenville News

P&C editorial on I-526 project: “Road vote is turning into a tangle”

The number of reported cases of Zika in S.C. is waning, with just three reported cases this month after 20 in both July and August. Source: P&C

Discussing a new law which lays out higher achievement standards for students without more money to reach them, Republican state superintendent of schools Molly Spearman plans to hold lawmakers’ feet to the fire to get more funding, saying the state is “breaking the law” by not preparing its students. Source: The State

This weekend, President Barack Obama joined a crowd of A-list celebrities and national leaders for the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Source: NYT

In a new twist in the Flats at Mixson saga, the contractor on the project has filed an appeal that could stall probably demolition of the complex. Only issue: The contractor was never ordered to do anything which they could appeal, but they think they can fix the troubled development. Source: P&C

The number of white female inmates in the state correctional system has eclipsed the number of African-American females in the past 10 years. Source: The State

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