President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden have been having a relaxing, enjoyable vacation at a Kiawah Island home since Wednesday, according to published reports.  He told reporters, though, that he’s “been on the phone a lot.”  The family is expected to be in the area until Tuesday.  In related news, Politico is reporting that Biden is keeping S.C. voters guessing about his future.

Here’s a look at some of what they’ve been doing:

Friday: The president was spotted “in a taping for White House digital” at Turtle Point Golf Course.

Saturday: Biden went to evening mass at Holy Spirit Catholic Church on Johns Island.

Sunday: The president took a bike ride at mid-morning on the beach. The First Lady was seen at shops in Freshfields Village.

Here are some things the City Paper recommended that the First Family do while in the Lowcountry.

In other headlines:

Area students head back to school.  Students head back to school today in Berkeley County and Dorchester District 2.  In Charleston County, they return Wednesday.  

New law to help veterans injured by burn pits, toxic water. Thousands of South Carolinians will benefit from a bill signed into law last week in Washington — the Camp Lejeune Justice Act, which was part of a larger bill.

Free speech group targets abortion ban proposal. A Philadelphia-based free speech group is using billboards to target a total abortion ban proposed in South Carolina.

Fight over Captain Sam’s Spit heads back to court. Environmentalists are appealing a Kiawah Island town decision to allow developers to update plans.

Summey, wife targets of new lawsuit. A former North Charleston staffer is suing the city’s mayor and his wife for conspiring to fire the staffer, a new lawsuit alleges.

Cardona, Clyburn to be at S.C. State todayU.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona and U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., will be at the Orangeburg college today to learn about how the pandemic disrupted students’ lives.

Horry Co. GOP censures Graham over gun vote. The Horry County GOP has censured U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., over a June gun reform vote.

Berkeley Electric Co-op opens $65 million headquarters. The utility has a new state-of-the-art operational hub in Moncks Corner.

Jump Little Children band announces finale tour. After 30 years, the band is going on its last tour.

Suspect in James Island hatchet death allegedly attacks 2 others. A man accused of killing another man with a hatchet is thought to have attacked two more men on Folly Beach, police said.
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