Eyes will be on U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham today as confirmation hearings get underway for Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court. The Associated Press is asking if it’s Graham’s “last stand” as he also faces a tough reelection fight. Source: Denver Post/AP

Democratic Challenger Jaime Harrison raised a record $57 million in the final quarter for his race against Lindsey Graham in the U.S. Senate, shattering the previous record of $38 million raised by Texas Democratic candidate Beto O’Rourke in 2018. Harrison’s campaign said the total was the largest-ever during a single three month period by any Senate candidate. Source: AP News

The United Nations’ World Food Programme, led by former S.C. Gov. David Beasley was awarded the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Friday. “I struggle to put into words what the @WFP family is feeling right now,” Beasley said on Twitter. The program’s work with the hungry has been invaluably due to rising hunger rates in the wake of the pandemic. Source: The New York Times

Attorney General Mark Herring of Virginia announced Friday that a months-long investigation had uncovered trafficking of lion cubs between Virginia and South Carolina by Bhagavan “Doc” Antle, owner of the roadside zoo Myrtle Beach Safari. Source: AP News

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham said closing Parris Island “ain’t gonna happen,” but if U.S. military leaders ultimately choose to shutter the Marines’ boot camp, they could do so without needing Congressional approval. Source: The Hilton Head Island Packet

The NAACP is continuing its protest against Pawleys Island Mayor Brian Henry, who has been at odds with the local chapter since he called Black Lives Matter a “terror organization” in an August Facebook post. Source: The Post and Courier