For the first time ever, Saturday’s big in-state rivalry game will pit two top-10 teams against each other as #6 Clemson travels to Columbia to take on #10 South Carolina. [The State]

From the P&C opinion pages: “Does Mount Pleasant really need FMU?” [P&C]

The Aiken-based Dogwood Stable-owned thoroughbread racehorse Palace Malice is back at home for the winter as its owner evaluates his future as a racer or a breeding stud. [Politico]

The S.C. Film Commission says that the state is already reaping the rewards of renewed state film incentives. [CRBJ]

Clemson could be in a position to benefit from expanding wind farms off the east coast as it spins up its turbine testing facility in North Charleston. [P&C]

Natural birth centers in the state say they could be forced to close in two weeks if state health regulators follow through with notices sent to the centers. Read Paul Bowers’ original report on the situation from last week. [P&C, Live 5, CP]

South Carolina’s unemployment rate fell to 7.5% in October, the lowest it’s been since 2008. [The State]

As congressional Republicans pile on, calling this weekend’s temporary Iranian nuclear deal a bad apple, U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham joined in, saying that the arrangement could be detrimental if it doesn’t require its leaders to give up its nuclear centrifuges.

Though S.C. Republicans hold the majority of statewide offices in S.C., Democrats still outnumber their GOP counterparts in local governments, and that’s something S.C. GOP officials want to change. [AP]

Gov. Nikki Haley has spent the last few weeks blasting state Sen. Vincent Sheheen over cases the lawyer has in front of magistrate judges he recommended for appointment, but it turns out he’s not the only one who finds himself in that situation. [The State]

Also in The State’s Buzz column, a report that College of Charleston trustees, including presidential search committee chief Greg Padgett, have tossed Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell campaign contributions. Padgett talked with CP’s Corey Hutchins for his story last week about McConnell’s reported position atop the list of potential candidates to lead the College. [The State, CP}

New Fish and Wildlife statistics show that state wildlife could be the biggest casualty of eroding S.C. shorelines. [The State]

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