by Sam Spence
DeMint leaving Senate, all eyes on Gov. Haley as replacements are considered
With the announcement that Jim DeMint would leave the U.S. Senate effective in January, commentators and pundits are speculating on potential replacements for the state's junior senator. On the list: Tim Scott, Mick Mulvaney, Henry McMaster, and City Paper columnist Jack Hunter. Just kidding.
Sources: Charleston City Paper, Post and Courier, USA Today, Rock Hill Herald
Related: Saying bye to a Bible-beating, homophobic racist (Haire of the Dog)
Two Senate seats in S.C., but few Democratic prospects (NYT - Nate Silver)
Graham likely to benefit most from DeMint resignation
POLL: Who should Haley appoint to replace Jim DeMint in the Senate?
Sierra Nevada, Dogfish Head brewers to headline Brewvival
Brewvival organizers announced yesterday on Facebook that Ken Grossman, founder and owner of Sierra Nevada and Sam Calagione, founder/president of Dogfish Head Beer will deliver a 'co-keynote' address at February's beer-geek event.
Sources: Brewvival Facebook
Judge says state can share stolen account info with banks
The state has received approval from a judge to share stolen bank account numbers with banks so it can identify which accounts may be compromised.
Sources: Post and Courier
Related: S.C. House joins Senate in creating panel to look into hacking
Newt’s still got it, but the Tea Party is so 2010
According to a new public opinion poll, Newt Gingrich, winner of the South Carolina Republican primary remains popular in the state, while the tea party is seeing waning support
Sources: Charleston City Paper
Whales stranding themselves on S.C. coastline
For the third time in the last few weeks, whales have been becoming stranded on beaches south of Charleston as close as Edisto Beach. A pilot whale was found Thursday morning on Hunting Island.
Sources: Beaufort Gazette
Bill Murray toasts Riverdogs on 'Letterman'
Adopted Charleston son Bill Murray gives the Charleston Riverdogs, the team which he partially owns, a shoutout on Late Night with David Letterman last night.
Sources: CBS (Riverdogs mention in fourth segment around 27:30)