New public service district could be created to allow Johns Island Beach Co. development
On Friday, the Beach Company, a Charleston real estate and development company, filed paperwork to create a new public service district on Johns Island—the state’s first new PSD in 40 years—in a move that would make way for a controversial new development on largely rural Johns Island along the Kiawah River.
Sources: Post and Courier

Al Di La welcomes new chef
Avondale Italian spot and City Paper Best Of winner Al Di La welcomes new Head Chef Joaquin Bustos, a Midwesterner who joins the trattoria after stints in Kansas, Missouri, Tennessee, and North Carolina. Bustos said patrons can expect their long-time favoites plus some new selections that draw on his heritage and experience.
Sources: Patch West Ashley

Charleston-area elections heat up
With less than three weeks until voters go to the polls on November 6, candidates up for election in the Charleston area are making their final pitches to voters—except, apparently, Bobby Harrell, who skipped a forum with his opponents Monday night.
Related: Charleston County auditor’s race offers new ideas, energy (Post and Courier)
District 114 forum goes on without Harrell (Post and Courier)
New rule leads to old school politics in Charleston race, Critics Say (New York Times)
Federal panel hearing Dist. 41 primary appeal (Live5News/AP)

Obama, Romney meet again tonight
Barack and Mitt will meet on stage again tonight for the second televised presidential debate, this time from Hofstra University on Long Island, N.Y., moderated by CNN’s Candy Crowley. (The debate likely won’t be the biggest contest for New Yorkers though, as the boys from down the road in the Bronx take on the Tigers in Detroit.)
Sources: The State