The Agenda: Trump takes South Carolina; Haley on VP short lists?; Palmetto to Park Circle?

Dems shift to S.C.

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Welp, Donald Trump won the South Carolina Republican presidential primary on Saturday. Marco Rubio barely edged out Ted Cruz for second place. And Jeb Bush announced he would end his campaign after finishing in single digits. Source: NYT, New Yorker

New York Times headline: "In a Black Church in South Carolina, Bernie Sanders Struggles to Get an ‘Amen’" Source: NYT

Marco Rubio on Nikki Haley's VP chances: "She is incredibly talented ... I think she is going to be on the top of everyone's list " Source: USA Today

"Angry GOP voters in rural counties" across S.C. are said to be a growing faction of influential Republican voting blocs. Source: The State

Agency officials are officially calling months of cargo volume declines in the State Ports Authority system seasonal, but some board members wonder if there should be closer scrutiny to the SPA budget in case the declines persist as major world economies slow. Source: P&C

Officials from Palmetto Brewing will meet with a Park Circle business group today to as they do their due diligence ahead of a possible move into the former Garco warehouse just off East Montague Avenue. Source: P&C

A report from The State says that lead has been detected in drinking water in more than two dozen S.C. communities over the past five years. Source: The State

The City of Charleston has purchased two waterfront properties in West Ashley that it says will become park land. Source: P&C

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