[image-1]Study commission says state’s beach law needs work
24 years removed from a law passed in the wake of Hurricane Hugo designed to protect beachside properties from destruction of natural disasters, development has creeped back toward the surf, and a state study commission says the rules need to be revisited.
Sources: The State

N. Charleston Boeing production to continue amid groundings by FAA, international airlines
Boeing says production will continue at its North Charleston facility as American officials travel to Japan to examine a plane that made an emergency landing and prompted the worldwide response, with many international carriers halting use of the planes.
Sources: Post and Courier, AP, Wall Street Journal, Sky News

Google announces expansion of S.C. investments
Internet search and software company Google announced a $600 million investment to expand its Berkeley County campus, where the company currently runs two massive data centers.
Sources: Post and Courier, Count on 2, Live 5 News, ABC News 4

Trailblazing College of Charleston president Ted Stern passes at 100
After hitting the century mark in December, the affable former president of the College of Charleston, Ted Stern, who led the school’s expansion from a small local college to a major state university, helped it tackle integration during the civil rights movement, and had a hand in dozens of local cultural and community ventures, passed away early Friday.
Sources: Live 5 News

Filing opens for 1st District special election
With more candidates than you can count on two hands considering running for Tim Scott’s former seat, filing opens at noon today for the special election.
Sources: Associated Press, Live 5 News, ABC News 4

Charleston sheriff says he’ll ignore laws he deems ‘unconstitutional’
In the context of looming gun reforms, Charleston Sheriff Al Cannon stood in front of his offices Thursday and told reporters he was prepared to ignore any new law he deems unconstitutional. Critics are calling for Cannon’s resignation over the comments.
Sources: Charleston City Paper, ABC News 4, Post and Courier

South Carolina leads nation in jobs due to foreign investment
South Carolina ranks first in attracting jobs through foreign investment, according to IBM-Plant Location International analysis.
Sources: GSA Business

Mick Mulvaney learns the hard way not to mess with Jersey
Legislators from New Jersey (a coastal state) ripped second-term Rep. Mick Mulvaney of South Carolina (also a coastal state) for opposing Hurricane Sandy aid money after it came to light that he secured a small business loan after a storm in S.C., asking “Who the heck is this guy?” and proposing Congress establish a new “hypocritical caucus.”
Sources: Politico
Related: Lesson of Sandy debate: Don’t mess w/ Jersey (Politico)
Hicks editorial: Sandy vote makes S.C. look bad

Clamagore vets to meet w/ Patriots Point to save aging sub
The Clamagore Veterans Association will present its case to the board of Patriots Point today to save the aging WWII-era sub.
Sources: Post and Courier
Related: POWs gather at the Yorktown to tell their tales (City Paper)

Catch Columbia Moe’s worker on CBS’ ‘Undercover Boss’ tonight
The Columbia Moe’s Southwest Grill employee who was set-up on ‘Undercover Boss’ to work with the company’s president for the reality show.
Sources: The State

Savage takes over as airport board chair, promises openness
Charleston attorney and former County Councilman Andy Savage was elected to succeed Rep. Chip Limehouse on the Charleston County Aviation Authority. Savage takes the post promising more openness as the airport and surrounding area experiences significant expansion as Boeing and associated businesses move into the area.
Sources: Post and Courier

Clemson’s Barker to undergo triple-bypass surgery
Clemson President James Barker will undergo triple-bypass surgery today after a routine check-up determined that the procedure was needed.
Sources: WYFF-TV, Anderson Independent-Mail