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An earlier version of today’s headlines stated five children were found dead in a vehicle. The children were in fact found unresponsive and unconscious. They are now in stable condition, according to reports.

City Paper apologies for the error. 

President Joe Biden has tapped Columbia attorney Adair Boroughs to be the next U.S. attorney for South Carolina to oversee federal prosecutors in the state.

The former Department of Justice tax attorney and one-time congressional candidate would join the U.S. Attorney’s Office for South Carolina as it wraps up the investigation into the failure of the state’s $9 billion nuclear power project and continues a probe into the alleged financial crimes of disgraced Hampton County attorney Alex Murdaugh. Boroughs, a graduate of Stanford Law School, is past executive director of Charleston Legal Access.

In other headlines: 

Mount Pleasant could see 15-year property tax increase. A proposed November referendum will ask of Mount Pleasant voters and residents to pay higher property tax for 15 years to fund $50 million in recreation improvements. As proposed, nearly $40 million of the money would be used to develop the town’s portion of the 245-acre park site on Rifle Range Road and renovations to Park West pool, development of a multi-use path network called Mount Pleasant Way, green space and land preservation.

Beefield community to become part of Charleston County’s Historic District. The African American settlement community Beefield on Folly Road has been designated as an official Charleston County historic district. According to the Historic Charleston Foundation, the Beefield community was purchased by a group of African American families following the Civil War in the late 1860s. Two battles associated with the Civil War took place on the land. Beefield is the second community to receive official historic designation.

Harris to speak to S.C. Democratic Party in Columbia. Vice President Kamala Harris will be a headline speaker at the South Carolina Democratic Party’s 2022 Blue Palmetto Dinner on June 10, ahead of the state party’s regular state convention scheduled for this weekend.

North Charleston police decline charges after five kids found unresponsive in vehicle. North Charleston Police Department are expected to not put up any criminal charges after finding five children unresponsive in a car last week. After an investigation, officials said they found that the vehicle had malfunctioned and released carbon monoxide and hydrogen cyanide into the vehicle after starting.

50-room hotel proposed near City Market. A new 50-room hotel has been proposed in downtown Charleston’s French Quarter at a property currently housing a convenience store. Charleston’s Board of Zoning Appeals is scheduled to hear the request at its June 7 meeting.

An earlier version of today’s headlines stated five children were found dead in a vehicle. The children were in fact found unresponsive and unconscious. They are now in stable condition, according to reports.

City Paper regrets this error. 


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