Federal minimum wage not enough to live in Charleston. A new study from the University of Washington released Monday found a single adult in Charleston County would need to earn $31,000 a year — $14.90 hourly, more than twice the current minimum wage — to live in Charleston without government assistance. Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties are the three most expensive in the state. Source: P&C
Joe Cunningham and Nancy Mace traded barbs at debate. At the first debate, U.S. Rep. Joe Cunningham and his challenger, state Rep. Nancy Mace, traded barbs about Speaker Nancy Pelosi, absenteeism and their records, occasionally ignoring questions posed from P&C and ETV journalists. Source: P&C
Islands face criticism after restricting beach to visitors. Charleston’s barrier islands — Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island, and Folly Beach — are facing criticism after restricting visitors to the beaches. While the barrier towns have cited public safety and coronavirus precautions, some feel that it is a way to make going to the beach harder for non-residents. Source: The State
More rain and thunderstorms on Tuesday. A cold front moving in is expected to bring showers, thunderstorms, and the chance for severe weather on Tuesday. The risk for thunderstorms is greatest between 2 and 9 p.m., and rain could bring more flooding downtown. Source: WCSC-TV
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