Riley to make pitch to city council for I-526 plan
Mayor Joe Riley is expected to go before Charleston City Council Tuesday evening to request that they formally ask the county to turn over the I-526 completion project to the City of Charleston. The meeting is expected to draw strong turnout from activists on both sides of the issue.
Sources: Charleston City Paper, Post and Courier
Related: The Case Against Riley & I-526
Carrier Classic to return to Yorktown in 2013
Despite Friday’s event being called off due to condensation on the court, Carrier Classic organizers say they hope to make another push to have the event on the WWII aircraft carrier at the start of the 2013 NCAA basketball season.
Sources: ESPN/AP, Post and Courier
Ansonborough residents irked with Gaillard reno
About 20 local residents gathered Monday to vent over frustrations stemming from the ongoing $142 million renovation of the city’s Gaillard Auditorium and municipal complex. Neighbors have complained of early-morning noise, broken glass, and structural damage to their buildings.
SourcesL Post and Courier
Petitions calling for S.C. to secede gets 10k+ signatures
A WhiteHouse.gov petition calling for South Carolina to secede from these here 50 states has garnered over 10,690 signatures since it was created on Saturday. S.C. is one of several states with similar petitions—Texas’ (of course) has gathered over 67,000.
Sources: Washington Post, WIS-TV, WhiteHouse.gov
State immigration law to go back before a judge
The federal judge who initially blocked much of South Carolina’s newly-passed immigration law, which is partially based on a similar Arizona law that was upheld in the US Supreme Court, will re-examine the S.C. law in the wake of SCOTUS’ approval of its model, the Arizona law.
Sources: The State
SPARC, Ishpi earn SPAWAR contracts
The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic awarded a $19.8 million multiple-award contract to two Lowcountry businesses, Daniel Island-based SPARC and Mount Pleasant-based Ishpi, along with 12 other companies.
Sources: Charleston Regional Business Journal