Seventeen S.C. municipalities have learned they will receive $67.9 million less from federal coronavirus relief than they initially expected. That adjusted estimate is felt differently among the towns and cities — with most seeing a 15% or less decline in expected funds. But for Bluffton, Conway, Mount Pleasant, Myrtle Beach, North Charleston and North Myrtle Beach, the amounts were between 39 and 80% lower than expected. More: The Post and Courier
In other headlines:
After $10M settlement, Sutherland’s family pushes for charges. Activists and the family of Jamal Sutherland, a Black man with mental illness who died in a Charleston County jail earlier this year, are pressuring the prosecutor tasked with determining whether to charge deputies involved with his death less than a day after Charleston County officials approved a $10 million settlement with Sutherland’s family. More: The Post and Courier
Camden native, Disney star Wright dies at 72. Samuel E. Wright, originally from Camden, voiced Sebastian in “The Little Mermaid” and was in several Broadway productions. He died this week at age 72 in New York. More: The New York Times
Howard names reestablished arts program after S.C. native. Twenty years ago, S.C. native Chadwick Boseman helped lead a student protest against Howard University’s plans to merge its College of Fine Arts into the College of Arts and Sciences. The programs merged anyway. But now, the college will again stand on its own, and bear Boseman’s name as Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts. More: AP News
Milky blue horseshoe crab blood to flow again after ruling. A motion granted by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will reverse a previous order and allow Charleston medical laboratory Charles River Labs to continue harvesting horseshoe crabs for blood from the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge. Horseshoe crabs are a protected species, but are used in medical research for their unique blood. More: The Post and Courier
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