S.C. primary runoffs are getting closer, and those still vying for their party’s nomination. are hitting the campaign trail hard. The two GOP candidates running for S.C. superintendent, Kathy Maness and Ellen Weaver, are making the rounds to meet locals and get endorsements. But, Weaver is still reportedly missing the qualifications to run in the first place, a Master’s degree, though she said she is enrolled in an online program at Bob Jones University.

Early voting is already underway — voters can cast an early ballot now through June 24 between 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Regular voting for the runoff election is set for 7 a.m.-7 p.m., June 28. Anyone who voted in the primary election is required to vote under the same party. More: Georgetown Times, Greenville Online, WCBD, WCSC, WSPA

In other headlines: 

Cunningham seeking to cap age limit for S.C. politicians. Democratic gubernatorial nominee Joe Cunningham wants to implement an age limit of 72 years old for South Carolina politicians, making subtle arguments that politicians like incumbent Gov. Henry McMaster, or even fellow Democrat President Joe Biden, have been in office too long. More: Associated Press, WBTW

Lowcountry animal shelters teaming up for foster fairs. Charleston Animal Shelter, Berkeley Animal Center, Pet Helpers and Dorchester Paws are teaming up June 26 to host foster fairs in Charleston, North Charleston, Summerville and Hanahan. The fairs will help animals in need find temporary or permanent homes. More: WCBD

Plans to replace Joseph Floyd Manor begin. Charleston’s Joseph Floyd Manor public housing facility may soon be demolished as the agency that manages the building awaits federal approval to tear down the building. The agency has hired an architect to help push the project forward. More: The Post and Courier

Charleston board gives conceptual approval for retail and apartments on King Street. The Charleston Board of Architectural Review has given conceptual approval for a proposed mixed-use building in downtown Charleston on King Street near Line Street. The development could include 10,000-square-feet of retail shopping and 200 apartments. More: WCSC

S.C. leaders want local leaders to dedicate money to combating the opioid crisis. As part of a $26 billion settlement with a pharmaceutical company and three major opioid distributors, South Carolina should receive $360 million over the next 18 years. State departments, along with South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health, released a guidebook for local leaders June 22 to outline effective ways to combat the growing opioid crisis in South Carolina. It provides approved uses, suggestions and references on how to spend the money. More: The Post and Courier, The State, WIS TV

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