Mount Pleasant Town Council voted last week to explore having popular Shem Creek restaurant properties including Red’s Ice House and Tavern & Table appraised and plans drawn up for a park to replace the waterfront dining hotspots. Source: P&C

The Carolina Panthers were unable to respond to the Denver Broncos’ relentless pass rush in Super Bowl 50 last night, losing 24-10 and handing Peyton Manning his second title. Source: Charlotte Observer

Wet roadways due to potholes and inadequate shoulder drainage have prompted dozens of lawsuits against the state over the past 20 years. Source: G’ville News

February 8 marks the anniversary of the 1968 Orangeburg Massacre in which state troopers opened fire on South Carolina State students protesting at a segregated bowling alley. Source: WLTX-TV, Statehouse Report

Unsafe levels of lead in drinking water is not an issue isolated to Flint, Michigan. Lead appeared in Columbia, S.C. drinking water as recently as 2005. Source: NYT

Congressman Jim Clyburn rallied with labor activists in Charleston on Saturday night in support of a $15-per hour minimum wage. Source: P&C

Former President George W. Bush appeared in a super PAC ad supporting his brother Jeb airing during the Super Bowl in S.C. last night. Source: YouTube