North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey is calling on government leaders to take a more active role in supporting offshore wind energy generation. [P&C]

Latta City Council has formally expunged reprimands made by Mayor Earl Bullard against fired-then-rehired police chief Crystal Moore. [WBTW]

South Carolina will spend $1 million to give the state’s nine welcome centers a facelift. [The State]

After the State Supreme Court decided unanimously on Wednesday that Attorney General Alan Wilson does have the constitutional authority to investigate House Speaker Bobby Harrell, Wilson must now decide whether he will stay on the case or turn it over to another prosecutor. [P&C, WIS]

Upstate Congressman Trey Gowdy is in the spotlight this week as the special committee he was appointed to to investigate the 9/11/12 attacks in Benghazi, Libya meets for the first time in Washington. [The State, G’ville News]

Gov. Nikki Haley has $4.5 million in the bank for her re-election bid in November, she announced yesterday. Her challenger, state Sen. Vincent Sheheen, has $1.7 million available to spend.

As state officials continue to haggle over how to pay for road improvements and which roads to fix, one national ranking rates South Carolina as having the most dangerous roadways in the country.

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