Lindsey Graham challenger Det Bowers, a pastor from Columbia, is depicted in an audio recording obtained by Politico of a sermon describing “abominable idolotry,” saying that the large majority of broken marriages are because the wife loves her children more than her husband. [Politico]

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham will meet his challengers in a primary debate on June 7, ETV announced today. [The State]

Petition candidate for governor Tom Ervin is being asked by state Republicans to stop using the phrase “Independent Republican” in his campaign ads. Ervin initially filed as a primary challenger to Gov. Nikki Haley, but later pulled out, opting to run as an independent petition candidate. [P&C, The State]

North Charleston officials yesterday broke ground on the next phrase of development in the Mixson area of the city, making way for 80 single-family homes in the Park Circle area that will be priced in the low-to-mid $300s. [CRBJ]

New owners of the landmark Cigar Factory building on East Bay Street say they’ll likely redevelop the building for mixed use, with space for offices, retail, events and restaurants. [CRBJ]

College of Charleston appears set to hire 31-year old Duke assistant Candice M. Jackson to coach the school’s women’s basketball program. Natasha Adair, who coached from 2012 through this past season, was hired away by Georgetown University. [Live 5]

Former Blue Angels squadron leader Capt. Gregory McWherter, a highly decorated Navy fighter pilot who graduated from the Citadel, is facing a complaint against him that he “tolerated,” and in some cases encouraged. “an inappropriate work environment.” [AP]

Officials say South Carolina State University in Orangeburg has about $1.5 million in cash on hand, setting it on course to be out of money next month. The school is requesting a $13.6 million bailout from the state to help it remain operational. [The State, O’burg T&D]