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The University of South Carolina’s top board pick to become new president, Purdue University engineering dean Mung Chiang, is no longer a candidate to lead the state’s largest college, reports The Post and Courier today. On Sunday, it reported Chiang was the preferred pick of the USC Board of Trustees. More: The Post and Courier, The State

In other headlines:

Proposed gas stations meet pushback in Charleston. Convenience store and gas station owners are working to expand to meet the Lowcountry’s population growth, though some of their efforts aren’t always welcomed. More: The Post and Courier

Charleston’s $11M King Street Business Improvement District expected to pass. Councilmember Peter Shahid says the improvement district, which has been in the works for months, will be put up for a vote on Tuesday. More: WCSC TV

Charleston Co. to seek public feedback on Ashley River pedestrian bridge project. The plan to install a standalone pedestrian and bicycle bridge across the Ashley River is likely several years from being realized, but Charleston County is beginning to solicit public feedback. More: The Post and Courier 

Christmas parades set to get Lowcountry into the holiday spirit. Multiple Lowcountry communities plan to hold Christmas parades over the next two weeks to celebrate the season. More: WCSC TV

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