The presiding over the case over musician James Brown’s estate has ordered the reporter who’s been investigating the case for years to reveal the source of a diary formerly belonging to Brown’s widow and ordered the journalist not to publish any details about the writings on social media. S.C. Press Association called the events to come “a major test for the Shield Law.” Source: NYT/AP, S.C. News Exchange

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham said over the weekend that he thought South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy, a former state prosecutor, is a “qualified person” to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court. Source: CNN

House lawmakers are tweaking the bill that would reform the funding structure for state road upkeep in an effort to curry favor with individual counties. Source: The State

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has tapped Congressman Jim Clyburn to head up the 11-member House Democratic Outreach and Engagement Task Force, working on get voters involved and voting ahead of the 2016 election. Source: P&C

Downtown Charleston businesses are having to look upstairs for retail space as streetfront real estate vacancies become harder to come by. Source: P&C

Charleston’s food scene has expanded so rapidly in recent years that some worry a swing the other way could burst the restaurant bubble. Source: P&C

Get the cookies ready and prepare for pizza, S.C. state Superintendent Molly Spearman has ;partially lifted a ban on selling unhealthy snacks at schools that started with the federal Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Source: AP

Three men working as derense contractors, two of whom were from North Myrtle Beach and Summerville, were shot and killed at the Kabul airport last week while working for a North Carolina defense contractor. Source: AP