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South Carolina Bar fights back against Republican Governors Association ad attacking Vincent Sheheen

postandcourier.com — COLUMBIA - An ad attacking Democratic Sen. Vincent Sheheen's work as a defense attorney has prompted the South Carolina Bar Association to fight back against what it calls an unfair smear of the legal profession that should have no place in the governor's race.
RT @CharlieCondon: SC Bar is absolutely correct. Gov. Haley should have this ad taken down. Proud to be a criminal defense lawyer. postandcourier.com/article/201404…
RT @CharlieCondon: SC Bar is absolutely correct. Gov. Haley should have this ad taken down. Proud to be a criminal defense lawyer. postandcourier.com/article/201404…

South Carolina GOP wants Tom Ervin to stop calling himself a Republican

postandcourier.com — COLUMBIA -- A third party candidate running for South Carolina governor should not be able to refer to himself as a Republican in campaign advertising, a state GOP spokesman said Thursday. Matt Moore, chairman of the S.C. Republican Party, also defended a Republican Governors Association advertisement about Democratic candidate Vincent Sheheen's campaign that has been criticized by lawyers across the country.
RT @postandcourier: South Carolina GOP wants Tom Ervin to stop calling himself a Republican. By @Jeremy_Borden bit.ly/1lKIq0I

City unveils Piccolo Spoleto Festival poster, announces schedule

postandcourier.com — It all gets real when the poster is unveiled. That's when the promise of the city's biggest arts festival, Piccolo Spoleto, starts to fire the imagination. That's when the first image is paired with the event and when participants and patrons know that something unique is about to begin.

SC Democratic Party chair says Haley's contributions report contains "two major problems"

postandcourier.com — COLUMBIA - The Chairman of the South Carolina Democratic Party announced this afternoon staffers had uncovered 11 instances of "unethical activity" by Gov. Nikki Haley. During an afternoon press conference at the party's headquarters in Columbia, party Chair Jaime Harrison said Haley was still failing to report full donor information, less than a year after she was fined for not keeping records of her campaign contributions.
Updated story: SC Gov. Nikki Haley's campaign says contribution allegations by Democrats are a distraction bit.ly/1lL87ts
South Carolina Democratic Party chair says Haley's contributions report contains "two major problems" bit.ly/1nJY4Gs

Citadel basketball player Matt Van Scyoc plans to transfer after losing honor code appeal

postandcourier.com — Accused of violating The Citadel's honor code, basketball player Matt Van Scyoc held out hope of remaining at the military school after filing an appeal. That appeal has been rejected, and Van Scyoc -- a rising junior and the Bulldogs' top scorer last season -- confirmed Thursday that he will be leaving The Citadel after two seasons.
Citadel basketball standout Matt Van Scyoc plans to transfer after losing honor code appeal fb.me/1ghaLeDJT

Engineering firm to move corporate office to Fort Mill, bring 130 jobs

postandcourier.com — An engineering and technical services company supporting power and communications utilities will locate its corporate headquarters and engineering operations in York County south of Charlotte, creating 130 jobs in a $2.2 million investment. The corporate office for UC Synergetic in Fort Mill will accommodate additional staff for the company's growing list of clients, the state Commerce Department reported Thursday.
RT @WarrenLanceWise: Engineering firm to move corporate office to Fort Mill near Charlotte, bring 130 jobs. postandcourier.com/article/201404…

Two red wolf pups at South Carolina wildlife refuge named after Stephen Colbert, Sally Jewell

postandcourier.com — COLUMBIA, S.C. - Two wolf pups born earlier this month in South Carolina have been named for comedian Stephen Colbert and U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell. The State newspaper reported that managers at the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge in Charleston County said the pups are expected to go on public display in several weeks.
Two red wolf pups at South Carolina wildlife refuge named after Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) and Sally Jewell bit.ly/1rofx7I

Family now subject to DSS investigation following death of 17-month-old, allegedly at father's hand

postandcourier.com — The toddler whimpered in the background as a 911 dispatcher struggled with a caller to count each of the girl's breaths. The girl was breathing, but just barely, the caller frantically reported. The call placed April 16 drew first responders to a North Charleston home in the Dorchester Gardens apartment complex.
Family now subject to DSS investigation following death of 17-month-old, allegedly at father's hand: bit.ly/Qyn1Kb via @celmorePC

Statement from Citadel’s Matt Van Scyoc

blog.postandcourier.com — News broke Wednesday night that The Citadel's top basketball player, rising junior Matt Van Scyoc, was leaving the program. Van Scyoc, a 6-6 forward, who averaged 14.3 ppg last season, texted me this statement Thursday morning. "The only comment I wish to make right now is that I was accused of an honor violation and found to be in violation.
Citadel basketball player Matt Van Scyoc confirms he was "found in violation" of honor code. fb.me/6tIlWPa7N

North Carolina restaurant owner accused of selling more than barbecue, faces two dozen marijuana charges

postandcourier.com — GASTONIA, N.C. - Police in Gaston County say a barbecue restaurant was selling more than barbecue to some customers. The owner of Smokey's BBQ Restaurant was arrested earlier this week on a variety of marijuana-related charges. Thirty-nine-year-old Donnie Allen Wooten of the Gaston County town of Dallas was one of three people arrested Tuesday.
RT @postandcourier: North Carolina restaurant owner accused of selling more than barbecue: faces 2 dozen marijuana charges: bit.ly/ROe9Rs

Palmetto Sunrise: Lawyer backlash grows against RGA’s Sheheen ad

politics.postandcourier.com — Lawyers - Republicans and Democrats - are criticizing a recent Republican Governor's Association advertisement that focused on Democratic candidate Vincent Sheheen's clients accused of domestic abuse and other crimes against women. As Schuyler Kropf reported, the state Bar on Wednesday announced a website, sclawyerfacts.org, noting "Recent political campaign ads have waged an attack against the legal profession, rather than presenting solutions to problems facing South Carolinians.

Harris Teeter expanding to Charleston-area resort isle in time for beach season

postandcourier.com — Harris Teeter will unveil its first location on the Isle of Palms next week. The grocery store will open at 8 a.m. Wednesday in the Island Center at 1513 Palm Blvd., which was the site of the former Red & White supermarket. Piggly Wiggly Carolina Co.