Riley appears in gun control group’s PSA
Charleston Mayor Joe Riley, one of the longest-serving mayors in the nation, appeared with a handful of other U.S. mayors in a new 90-second ad produced by the Michael Bloomberg-headed group Mayors Against Illegal Guns urging people to contact their lawmakers to urge adoption of gun control proposals.
Sources: Associated Press, Mayors Against Illegal Guns

Kuhn, Sanford campaign fight reaches boiling point at North Charleston forum
Former state Senator John Kuhn didn’t hold back during a campaign forum in North Charleston Thursday, directly taking on former Governor Mark Sanford, promising in his closing statement, “I’ve never cheated on my wife, and I’m not going to.”
Sources: Post and Courier, Charleston City Paper
Related: Theatrics aside, little difference seen at 1st District forum

NTSB releases report detailing 787 battery issues
A report released Thursday put the two fires that grounded Boeing 787s worldwide in a more serious light, explaining that they were difficult for firefighters to control as safety workers attempted to put out the battery fire through smoke so thick that they could not see the battery itself.
Sources: Charleston Regional Business Report, Associated Press

Citadel reportedly stalling on releasing details from internal ReVille investigation
The Citadel is holding back on releasing documents requested by an attorney representing victims of convicted child molester Skip ReVille that would shed more light on the school’s internal investigation of their handling of the case.
Sources: Post and Courier

South Carolina college graduation rate is close to nation’s best
The graduation rate from South Carolina four-year colleges is among the highest in the nation.
Sources: Post and Courier
Related: Krause family donates $9 million to Citadel

Who had the better filibuster, Rand or Strom?
How did U.S. Sen. Rand Paul’s 13-hour filibuster earlier this week stack up against legendary filibuster-er Strom Thurmond’s?
Sources: Florence Morning News
Related: Graham takes Twitter beating during Paul filibuster