North Charleston Police Department reported arresting last night one of the two 17-year olds sought in the late-night killing of Eric Brantley a week ago. The other suspect remains at large. Source: P&C

As the district looks to tackle an unexpected $18 million shortfall, Charleston County Schools are reportedly considering closing Lincoln Middle-High in rural northern end of the county, leading one constituent school board member to say it seems like the district is “trying to balance the budget on the backs of the children.” Source: P&C

Mayor Joe Riley was inducted into the S.C. Hall of Fame last night. Source: Live 5

A new Winthrop Poll shows that South Carolina residents continue to believe it was the right decision to remove the Confederate flag from the Statehouse: 57% among whites, and 87% among black residents polled. Source: P&C, Winthrop Poll

With little hope of action from the Statehouse this session, Congressman Jim Clyburn is working to keep up the debate over the Confederate Flag being displayed on public property. He’s proposing a measure that would pull federal dollars from ROTC programs at schools that display the flag, including the Citadel. But early this morning, that measure was voted down. Source: The State, P&C

The state Senate passed ethics reforms yesterday that would establish independent ethics investigations of lawmakers and require lawmakers to disclose outside income (but not how much.) Source: AP, P&C

Republican Moncks Corner state Rep. Edward Southard resigned late Thursday after sexual harassment allegations that were reportedly filed against him were made public last week. Source: P&C

Gov. Nikki Haley testifies in Washington today, pushing back on a proposal that would send detainees currently held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to Hanahan, S.C. Source: Live 5