North Charleston is in the midst of its most-deadly two-year stretch on record with 66 homicides. For their part, North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey and Police Chief Eddie Driggers, who Summey picked to lead the department in 2012, have reportedly shut down at least 10 P&C interview requests on the subject in the last month. Source: P&C

South Carolina is set to execute its first death row inmate in six years on December 1. Source: AP

A Supreme Court ruling late Friday clarified a ruling over the summer which some interpreted as having detrimental treatment of same-sex couples in S.C. Source: AP, P&C

Look for progress toward a resolution of the VC Summer Nuclear Station project in the coming weeks as SCE&G’s parent company tries to recoup $2 billion in the form of a tax write-off if it walks away from the project in the coming weeks. Source: P&C

Reports Friday that S.C. Secretary of State Mark Hammond had neglected to formally affix the state seal to new state laws, a formality required in the S.C. Constitution, are prompting worries from some that the lapse could trigger a wave of legal challenges by folks looking to have lawsuits thrown out. Source: AP

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