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In a win for South Carolina conservationists, the state Supreme Court overturned permits at Captain Sam’s Spit in Charleston County. The spit is a changing piece of land at the tip of Kiawah Island that has been the center of a long-running legal battle. After the recent decision, there could be far-reaching implications for how the state reviews development permits along the rapidly changing coast in the age of sea level rise, but the fight doesn’t appear to be over yet.

According to The Post and Courier, “Various aspects of the plan to develop Captain Sam’s have been in the legal system since 2009, resulting in three cases that made it to the Supreme Court and five total arguments in front of justices.” More: The Post and Courier, The State

McLeod jumps into gubernatorial race, makes history. No Black woman has ever run for governor in South Carolina. Until now: Democratic state Sen. Mia McLeod has announced her intention to run for the seat, firmly in Republican hands for decades. Two other Democrats have announced gubernatorial bids: activist Gary Votour and former congressman Joe Cunningham. More: AP News

Fujifilm among latest victims of ransomware. Fujifilm announced it has been hit with a ransomware attack. It is unknown how the attack could affect the company’s Greenwood operations. Meanwhile, there are concerns about disruptions to meat supplies after the attack on global meat giant JBS. More: Greenwood Index-Journal

Charleston saw fewer tourists in the pandemic. It’s enough to make one sentimental about 2020: one out of every three tourists who would have normally visited Charleston stayed home last year. (Just kidding about the sentimental part … and the wanting less tourists part, since many depend on folks visiting.) More: The Post and Courier

What’s in a name? This committee will tell you July 15. The University of South Carolina’s special committee examining buildings and landmarks on campus named after historical figures with horrible records when it comes to regarding other human beings will release its final report July 15. More: The Post and Courier

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