Photo of the day: Furloughed Parris Island worker in protest of the government shutdown, “Will twerk for work” [Beaufort Gazette]

Meanwhile, Boeing says that the government shutdown could affect their business as FAA staffers who handle certification of new aircraft remain out of work. [P&C]

State Senator Joel Lourie is asking the director of the state Dept. of Social Services to appear before a Senate committee to answer for revelations more than 300 children in the DSS system have died over the past few years. News of the deaths was first reported in this week’s Columbia Free Times. [The State, Free Times]

[image-1]Gov. Nikki Haley’s campaign says she’ll campaign with candidate for Virginia governor Ken Cuccinelli later this month. [The State]

The state Commission on Higher Education has waived a provision in Charleston Law’s license that prohibited merger talks with the College of Charleston. [P&C]

A massive component of Clemson’s Wind Turbine Drive Train Testing facility arrived in North Charleston on Thursday. Tests are expected to start at the facility next summer. [AP]

Tropical Storm Karen could affect S.C. weather this weekend. [AP]

Remaining facades that officials say were unstable following last week’s Georgetown fire were demolished yesterday. [Sun News]