More details are coming out about the Carolina roots of the gunman accused of going on a rampage at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic. Robert Lewis Dear was born in Charleston and spent time in Kentucky and North and South Carolina before moving to Colorado a year ago where he lived as a recluse. His ex-wife lives in Goose Creek and says she never never saw signs that he was capable of such an attack. Source: Charlotte Observer, NYT, P&C
Deep-pocketed donors who supported President Barack Obama as a candidate in his first presidential primary aren’t automatically aligning with Hillary Clinton, The State reports. Source: The State
$4.3 million: Rep. Mark Sanford’s net worth.
$167,500: Rep. Trey Gowdy’s net worth.
See how the rest of the state’s delegation stacks up. Source: The State
With the state’s 4 1/2-year sales tax exemption on Amazon purchases set to expire at the end of the year, Charleston state Sen. Marlon Kimpson is urging the state to move forward with taxing all online purchases in order to level the playing field between online and local businesses. Kimpson: “State should tax online sales to level retail playing field” Source: AP, P&C
Fifty-cents of every pack of cigarettes sold in S.C. goes toward the state’s anti-smoking campaigns, adding up to about $5 million annually spent by smokers to help them quit. Source: P&C