The Agenda: Brock on Top Chef, Colbert Busch Bump?, $23k PAC payment gets attention

New hotel for Jestine's corner

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Brock sits on Top Chef judges panel
Charleston chef Sean Brock was the guest judge on Top Chef this week as the contest, in its final weeks ventured to Alaska. Watch the video to see Brock and fellow judge Hugh Acheson fish for trout during the salmon run.
Sources: Bravo

Will Colbert Busch get the 'Colbert Bump'?
Stephen Colbert dedicated a segment to his sister "Lulu," aka Elizabeth Colbert Busch, who's one of three Democrats vying for the 1st District.
Sources: Colbert Nation, Politico, Post and Courier

SCSU remembers 1968 Orangeburg Massacre
South Carolina State University will mark the 45th anniversary of the February 9, 1968 Orangeburg Massacre, when state highway patrol officers opened fire on a group protesters gathered at the segregated All Star Bowling Lane in Orangeburg near the university, killing three and injuring more than two-dozen.
Sources: Associated Press

$23,000 PAC payment to Rawle Murdy raises eyebrows
Some I-526 opponents are speculating that a $23,000 payment to downtown Charleston marketing firm Rawle Murdy in October made by the conservative political action committee Palmetto Leadership Council, marked as an 'election expense' on ethics reports, went toward marketing efforts to support the I-526 extension late last year.
Sources:Post and Courier
Related: New state study to look at accidents, fatalities on I-526

New hotel approved for Wentworth and Meeting St.
The Charleston Board of Zoning Appeals-Zoning panel approved a 50-room hotel to sit on the corner of Wentworth and Meeting St. Tuesday. The building has sat vacant for years, and is adjacent to Jestine's Kitchen, S.C. National Bank, and the Meeting St. fire station.
Sources: Post and Courier, City of Charleston (PDF)

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