by Sam Spence
630,000: The number of South Carolinians who reportedly plan to travel at least 50 miles from home over the Fourth of July weekend, 1.8 million altogether in the Carolinas. Source: Hilton Head Island Packet
USA Today tackles the question you've heard any number of times in recent years: Whether repeated national accolades and praise has 'spoiled' Charleston's culinary allure. Source: USA Today
Washington Post headline: "A South Carolina ice cream shop is in the middle of a Confederate flag controversy"
NYT headline after $380 million Newberry County investment news: "Samsung Joins Ranks of Foreign Firms Adding Jobs in the U.S."
Charleston County students came out yesterday to tell school district officials their thoughts on the district policies from sex-ed curriculum to teacher evaluations. Source: P&C
State Sen. Chip Campsen tells P&C columnist Brian Hicks that Charleston County School Board members can't unilaterally raise their own pay, but one local constituent school board member who would also get a raise in the proposal seems to think otherwise. Source: P&C, Twitter
State lawmakers are not scheduled to return to Columbia any time soon to take up budget vetoes by Gov. Henry McMaster, which means that some programs, such as arts funding and school buses, with funding in limbo will have to wait into the new fiscal year. Source: P&C