The Agenda: Clemson scraps modern building; 854 coming in Oct. '15; SC native wins National Book Award

SC native wins National Book Award

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The proposed Clemson building would have sat at the corner of Meeting and George St. - FILE PHOTO
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  • The proposed Clemson building would have sat at the corner of Meeting and George St.

The S.C. Secretary of State has released its annual list of Angels and Scrooges, a look at good and poor-performing non-profit groups operating in S.C. [WYFF]

Beaufort and Jasper Counties will be the first next year to be assigned phone numbers using the new 854 area code beginning in October 2015. [Bluffton Today]

Weeks after local residents filed suit against the State Ports Authority, saying it mismanaged the sale of the Port of Port Royal in Beaufort County, the SPA has named a buyer who will pay more than $15 million for the site. [CRBJ]

Former College of Charleston men's basketball coach John Kresse was named one of two recipients of the 2014 Lapchik Character Award at a Madison Square Garden benefit earlier this week. [P&C]

The Cougars are in Puerto Rico today and will take on the defending national champion Uconn Huskies. [Hartford Courant]

Under threat of a lawsuit by Ansonborough residents and after a letter from local legislator Chip Limehouse, Clemson University has said it will scrap plans to build a $10 million modern architecture-styled building. Limehouse: "They did it on their own. They weren't forced." [P&C]

Jacqueline Woodson was presented the National Book Award for young people's literature on Wednesday for her memoir in verse, "Brown Girl Dreaming," which details Woodson's youth in South Carolina. She was previously a three-time finalist for the award. [NYT, Nat. Book Award]

Senior Republicans, including newly-reelected U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, are cautioning their colleagues to stay away from talk of impeachment. Graham: "Impeachment and shutting the entire government down takes the focus away from him to us." [Politico]

Congressman Mark Sanford is stressing out over a new round of the House office lottery as the Cannon House Office Building renovations force the relocation of many members. [WSJ]


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