Look for issues of age and abortion to spark differences in the only debate between incumbent GOP Gov. Henry McMaster and former Democratic congressman Henry McMaster. The debate airs statewide on public television at 7 p.m.

The campaigns have raised about $11 million total in the cycle with McMaster out-raising Cunningham by a 2-1 margin.

CP OPINION: Endorsements in Charleston Co. races. “The most critical 2022 races for Charleston County voters may be those for school board. For the first time in recent history, all nine seats are up for grabs thanks to a move to newly gerrymandered, odd-shaped county single-member districts. Only two incumbents are on the ballot.”

In other headlines:

Powerball jackpot grows to $700 million. It’s the fifth largest ever. The drawing is tonight.

HALLOWEEN: The monsters that may lurk around Charleston. In this news feature story, you’ll learn how Charleston is a modern, bustling city, but beyond the cafes and markets, strange things are lurking in the city’s darker corners — monsters!

Charleston-area Bosch plant to add 350 jobs, spend $260 million. The plant will invest $260 million to build electric motors, a strategy that will result in an extra 350 jobs.

Charleston nonprofit, task force fight sex trafficking. A look at what a Charleston task force and nonprofit are doing to battle sex trafficking and labor slavery. Miss SC says she was raped, wants to shatter rape culture.

Covid Update: New cases in S.C. hover around 3,000 per week. For the second week in a row, newly reported Covid cases have been about 3,000 over the last week. Seven people died, DHEC reported.

Lots of GOP election deniers are in South. Here’s what a Washington Post analysis said about Republican candidates for key statewide jobs and Congress in South Carolina: “Most Republican candidates in the South have denied the 2020 election results.”= In South Carolina, the story mentions six white incumbents.

Overdose drug Narcan now available to USofC students, faculty for free. Why the overdose drug is now available on campus for free.

Respiratory viruses in children surging, MUSC says. The hospital says respiratory viruses in children here and across the nation are rising.

Charleston OKs rental property registration program. Downtown rental property owners soon may have to register properties so they can be contacted if there are disturbances.



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