At a hearing today, a federal judge could issue an injunction that would block implementation of North Carolina’s House Bill 2 until challengers of the law can make their case against it. Source: Raleigh News-Observer

S.C. secessionists say they’re launching “Operation Retaliation,” a plan to prominently display Confederate flags in public view across South Carolina to ensure their efforts are not “relegated to a small corner of history labeled ‘treason and slavery.'” Source: P&C

Charleston, North Charleston, and Mount Pleasant will hold their annual National Night Out events on Tuesday in an effort to strengthen relationships between police and their communities. Source: P&C

State Sen. Katrina Shealy on women in the legislature: “We have great people, but it’s still been hard to get them to accept women in a leadership role.” Source: The State

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham said that GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s response to criticism by a Muslim-American father of a U.S. soldier killed in Iraq represents “a place where we’ve never gone before.” Source: NYT

Arts education is the latest casualty as Charleston County Schools leaders attempt to recover from a $18 million budget shortfall—the district recently eliminated its countywide arts education coordinator. Source: P&C

Greenville Journal headline: “Pokemon Go player hospitalized following alleged assault”

The project to convert Spring and Cannon Streets to two-way traffic has been delayed yet again and now won’t be finished until early 2017. Source: P&C