• Hanna cost the Myrtle Beach area $22 million in tourism, according to a report by Coastal Carolina University. Area not ready to be “so gay,” but marketers say they may consider going bi if it attract more tourists.

• Charleston was ranked 10th in the nation for job creation and retention by the nonprofit Milken Institute. Key to its success was tourism, the port, and area hospitals. And we understand the old saying about putting lipstick on a pig.

• Travel and Leisure magazine ranked Charleston’s Farmers Market at 5th in the nation in its annual reader’s survey. Granted, the readers of Travel and Leisure visit the same seven cities every year, but it’s better than nothing.