Spoleto Festival USA is back in full force after challenges posed by the pandemic the past two years. With more than 120 performances scheduled, artists are flooding downtown Charleston in preparation to showcase their work to thousands of guests. The festival runs through June 12. More details can be found at spoletousa.org. More: WCSC TV, WCBD TV, Charleston City Paper
In other headlines:
EPA calls S.C. water laws weak, endangering streams, wildlife. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is taking aim at a landmark South Carolina law that was touted as a way to protect rivers, but in reality has allowed massive water withdrawals. More: The State
City of Charleston facing high turnover, salary study reveals. In 2022, 62% of employees leaving the City cited pay as their main reason for leaving, up from 47% last year. More: The Post and Courier
AAA expects more than 39M travelers this holiday weekend. Travel volume is expected to mirror what AAA saw before the coronavirus pandemic put the brakes on holiday travel. In 2019, 37.6 million people hit the roads and 3.2 million took to the skies. More: WCSC TV
Charleston Animal Society expansion to include clinic, barn, training center. Charleston Animal Society, the state’s leader in animal intake, says its plan to expand its North Charleston campus will help address the issues threatening the health and safety of pets. More: The Post and Courier
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