Four Charleston County areas have been identified as significant African-American communities, Sol Legare, Phillips, Scanlonville and Snowden, and may be eligible for preservation protection. Source: P&C

Greenville News headline: ‘Kids report clowns trying to lure them into woods’

The Post and Courier and media activists are pushing for a federal judge to reconsider his decision to close a hearing to discuss what evidence should be disclosed during his trial later this year. Source: P&C

Former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager is due in federal court today for the first time since being arraigned on federal civil rights charges in May. Source: AP

Gov. Nikki Haley is pushing state agencies to make cuts as the state preps to have less ‘additional money’ in revenue to work with this year. Source: P&C

After a Clemson football player was injured while riding a moped, coach Dabo Swinney says the state should require everyone who rides a moped and motorcycle to wear a helmet. The legislature passed a moped law this year, but it was vetoed by Haley. Source: P&C

For the second time in a month, a presidential election poll in S.C. shows Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton tied at 46 percent each, according to the Reuters/IPSOS survey. Source: P&C

Vice President Joe Biden will travel to S.C. next month to campaign for his former aide Fran Person, who is running against U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney in SC-5. Source: The State

Eight colleges in the Carolinas, including Charleston Southern, Bob Jones, and North Greenville University were identified by Charlotte-based Campus Pride as some of ‘The Absolute Worst Campuses for LGBTQ Youth.’ Source: Charlotte Observer

An Upstate school district is embroiled in controversy over one principal’s initial ban on American flags at a Travelers Rest High-Berea High football game based on previous incidents in which the flags and taunts were used to target Hispanic members of the Berea community. The TR High principal has since reversed their position. Source: G’ville News

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