The power companies behind the only two active nuclear power projects in the U.S., including SCANA and Santee Cooper, are watching delays in China that may set back similar plants under construction there. Chinese authorities say American-made Westinghouse parts also used in S.C. and Georgia plants are causing the delay. Source: AP

Longtime Digital Corridor Director Ernest Andrade is stepping down from the public-private group to head up its nonprofit arm, the Charleston Digital Corridor Foundation. Source: P&C

A spokesperson for Gov. Nikki Haley doubled down on South Carolina’s rejection of a state-run health care insurance exchange under the Affordable Care Act ahead of a Supreme Court challenge that could nix tax-credit subsidies that subsidize the cost of health insurance for millions nationwide. “The right decision was made for South Carolina, and Governor Haley would make it again today,” said Haley spokesperson Chaney Adams, one of five GOP administration officials who responded to Reuters’ inquiry. Source: Reuters

The debate over a proposal to protect victims of domestic violence by making it harder for offenders to legally possess guns has broken down into a battle over Second Amendment rights in the Statehouse. Source: P&C

On Thursday last week, North Charleston City Council unanimously approved the final reading of an agreement that will pay the S.C. Stingrays up to $500,000 over the next two years as the team, which is owned by the Zucker family, struggles to remain solvent. Source: CRBJ

Vice President Joe Biden’s swing through the Carolinas this week will include a stop Wednesday at the Wando Welch Terminal in Mount Pleasant. So, you know, prepare for the usual veep traffic. Source: P&C

Former Williamsburg County Sheriff Michael Johnson will be sentenced today on criminal charges connected to an identity theft ring. Johnson is the fifth S.C. sheriff in four years to be convicted of, or to have plead guilty to, criminal charges. Source: The State

Many areas of South Carolina are struggling with slick roads and icy conditions this morning after winter weather skirted the area overnight. Naturally, the folks at the Upstate’s WSPA headed out to the BMW Performance Center to get some tips on how to drive your M5 in winter weather. Source: WSPA-TV

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