In a surprising move, Charleston County has agreed to most of the legal and financial commitment to extending 526. The current estimate for the project puts it at $725 million. Source: P&C

If the S.C. Senate doesn’t pass the tax incentive bill to bring the Panthers to Rock Hill, David Tepper says he is happy to stay in Charlotte. Source: The State

Spotted on James Island: a naturally blonde raccoon. Source: P&C

In 2016, Dorchester County voters approved a referendum that would raise property taxes to fund $30 million in new libraries and $13 million for new and improved parks. Three years later, the S.C. Supreme Court has struck down the referendum. Source: P&C

Volvo is expanding in Berkeley County and is hoping to hire and train 2,500 more workers by 2021. Source: Charleston Regional Business Journal