The Agenda: SCOTUS denies stay of Veronica adoption; Kress sit-in plaque unveiled; SC's "barbecue trail"

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The commemorative plaque to the 1960 Kress sit-in was unveiled Sunday - SAM SPENCE
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  • The commemorative plaque to the 1960 Kress sit-in was unveiled Sunday
  • A historic marker was unveiled on King Street Sunday commemorating the 1960 sit-in at the Kress lunch counter by local high school students. The P&C looks at how the sit in, which marks the beginning of the civil rights movement in Charleston, changed the city during the movement.[P&C]
  • The Supreme Court of the United States handed down a curt three-sentence order Friday denying an emergency request from Baby Veronica's biological father Dusten Brown to stay his daughters adoption by Charleston couple Matt and Melanie Capobianco. Brown says he won't give up his daughter voluntarily if he thinks the transition would hurt her. It's unclear what, if any, legal recourse Brown has left. [SCOTUSblog, AP]
  • Thousands turned out Saturday for the annual gay pride parade and rally, which took place downtown for the first time after several years in North Charleston [Live 5]
  • State transportation officials are weighing traffic and safety considerations as they consider their options to make improvements to I-26 and I-526 [P&C]
  • S.C. tourism officials say they're planning to form a statewide "barbecue trail" to help visitors and residents navigate the variety of off-the-beaten-path barbecue outposts. [The State]
  • The State looks at the cozy relationship that South Carolina special interest groups have with legislators, who were wined and dined nearly 100 times during the last legislative session. [State]
  • With the announcement over the weekend that Charleston-area businesswoman and Citadel grad Nancy Mace will challenge Lindsey Graham next year, Senator Ham Biscuits could have a dangerous primary campaign on his hands, especially if he doesn't win the primary's initial contest and is forced into a runoff with Mace, State Sen. Lee Bright, or another challenger. [WaPo TV, about halfway through video]

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