200: The number of humanitarian flights Joint Base Charleston has flown since August 25 to disaster areas in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico. Source: P&C

South Carolina’s economic prosperity in recent years has been clustered around metro areas, a P&C report finds, with large swaths of the state missing out on the gains made since the beginning of the most recent Recession. Source: P&C

SCE&G and Santee Cooper are facing some $224 million in unpaid bills left over from the failed VC Summer project. Aside from those unpaid bills and billions spent on the abandoned project, shareholders of the publicly-traded SCANA stock have also lost out, with an 8 percent drop last Wednesday alone. Source: P&C

P&C headline: “South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster’s emails from years as lieutenant governor disappear”

Complete with hoop skirts and rebel flags, a brand new Confederate monument was dedicated on Saturday in Aiken. Source: Aiken Standard

S.C. is among the top 10 states with the most advantageous “balance of payments” with the federal government, meaning that the state receives more money from the feds than its taxpayers pay. Source: The State

A concert planned in Columbia featuring Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz was cut short on Saturday night after Lil Wayne refused to pass through a security check to enter the arena. Promoters are saying there will be no refunds for the show. Source: The State

Stay cool. Support City Paper.

City Paper has been bringing the best news, food, arts, music and event coverage to the Holy City since 1997. Support our continued efforts to highlight the best of Charleston with a one-time donation or become a member of the City Paper Club.