Early voting for South Carolina’s primary election runoffs starts tomorrow. Voters will only have three days to cast their ballots for candidates vying for party nomination ahead of midterms in November. Actual voting for the runoff elections is set for June 28. Two statewide races are awaiting a runoff: Republican nominee for state superintendent of education and Democratic nominee to challenge U.S. Sen. Tim Scott for his seat in the U.S. Senate. More: The Post and Courier
In other headlines:
Dorchester County and School District 2 to open joint-venture library. Dorchester County and Dorchester County School district 2 have partnered to build a joint-use library along Patriots Blvd. in North Charleston. The library is expected to cost $5.9 million with a possible opening date of March. The library will be sectioned off for students during school hours, while the other section will be available for public access. More: WCSC
New S.C. law targets wake surfing. A new South Carolina law is targeting an increasingly popular activity on the waters. Wake surfing is defined by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources as “operating a vessel that is ballasted in the stern to create a wake that another person can surf.” The law prevents wake surfing in excess of idle speed for 200 feet. Violation of the law is a misdemeanor and will result in fines of $100 to $600. More: The Sun News, WCBD, WCSC
Charleston councilman pushes for light pollution ordinance. Charleston Councilman Karl Brady and one of his constituents are pushing for a light pollution ordinance to prevent the unnecessary use of outdoor lighting. Improper outdoor lighting can negatively affect the atmosphere, wildlife and people. More: WCBD
James Island to consider KFC drive-thru. The James Island Board of Zoning and Appeals is expected to look at a request from KFC to build a drive-thru at the intersection of Camp and Folly roads. The recent “Rethink Folly Road” initiative was created to find ways to decrease traffic congestion on Folly Road. Some locals are worried the KFC drive-thru would make the problem worse. More: WCSC
Mount Pleasant seeks funds to make shrimping docks safer. The town of Mount Pleasant purchased one of the oldest docks in Shem Creek back in 2019. Now the town is seeking $2.5 million in funds to help restore the old dock and to make shrimping on it a safer venture. More: WCSC
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