In the aftermath of the Walter Scott shooting last week, Rev. Al Sharpton will visit North Charleston this weekend to speak on Sunday at Charity Baptist Church on East Montague Ave. Source: Live 5 News

The musical adaptation of “Fun Home,” Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir that was criticized as pornographic when S.C. colleges assigned it for summer reading, opens on Broadway next week after a successful run off-Broadway. Source: NY Times

The State reports that Duke Energy drastically understated the amount of toxic coal ash sitting in a disposal pond in Darlington County last year. Duke reportedly claimed that 660,000 tons of the sludge was present outside Hartsville, when in reality it’s more like 4 million tons of the coal power plant bi-product. Source: The State

The Blue Angels are in the Lowcountry this weekend, set to participate in the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort Air Show on Saturday and Sunday. Source: Beaufort Gazette


A new federal Commerce report shows 80 percent growth in S.C. manufacturing exports between 2009 and 2014 to $29.7 billion, fueled by auto, aerospace, and rubber production. Source: Greenville News

Charleston police responded to a domestic situation on Thursday to find a local cop barricaded inside his home. After several hours, Charleston Chief Greg Mullen said that Sgt. George Hildebidle “chose to end the situation in his own way,” taking his own life. Source: P&C

Feidin Santana, the man who captured the Walter Scott shooting on camera, talked with the Wall Street Journal about how and why he chose to film the incident. “Did they know I was there? Of course they knew it.” Santana told the Washington Post on Thursday that he was afraid for his life after the video was captured. Source: WSJ, Washington Post/The State

Charleston International Airport says that improvements made to terminal gates and a consolidated security checkpoint will be unveiled and put into use next week. Source: P&C