Coastal Carolina Chanticleers football team held their home opener on Saturday on their new TEAL football field. Source: Sun News

“How to Get Away With Murder” actress Viola Davis, a native of St. Matthews, S.C., became the first African-American woman to win an Emmy for the best lead actress in a drama last night. Source: NYT

Pope Francis lands in the U.S. tomorrow, and some South Carolina Catholics are participating in events around his visit or making the journey to Washington, New York, or Philadelphia where he’ll be visiting. Source: P&C, Rock Hill Herald

PBS NewsHour host Gwen Ifill was in town on Saturday for a town hall meeting and tape “America After Charleston,” a PBS special set to air tonight. Ifill also hosted “America After Ferguson” a year ago. Source: P&C, PBS


The families of survivors of the Mother Emanuel shooting are waiting for the city to put together a plan to divide up $2.3 million collected as part of the Mother Emanuel Hope Fund. Source: P&C

Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina, one of the winners in last week’s marathon CNN debate, brought the momentum to South Carolina on Friday for a forum with Heritage Action for America. Frontrunner Donald Trump canceled his appearance at the event, saying he had to attend to a business deal. Source: NPR, NYT

A passenger rail advocacy group is pushing to establish a passenger line between Charleston and Greenville along the line used to access the Upstate’s Inland Port, but drumming up the money to make improvements along the line is the chief challenge. Source: P&C

State regulators will conduct an independent analysis of a law that’s enabled SCE&G to raise electric rates seven times since 2009 to bankroll a $10 billion nuclear project in Jenkinsville. Source: P&C

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