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"This is not just a minor change because frankly, we've done the minor changes. That does not work."

Charleston County Schools Superintendent Nancy McGinley on a proposal to combine the student populations at two struggling North Charleston high schools, shuffling all underclassmen to the North Charleston High School campus on Montague Avenue. Juniors and seniors would head to the new Stall High campus off Ashley Phosphate Road. Source: The Post and Courier

April 15

That's the opening day at Joe Riley Stadium for the Charleston RiverDogs. The 2011 baseball season begins with an eight-game road trip on April 7.

"I know brothers — and I'm talking about black guys — they are not going to do the dirty work at Boeing, to do that hauling and all that building, that dirty work."

State Sen. Robert Ford (D-Charleston) speaking against stricter illegal immigration standards similar to those adopted by Arizona and challenged by the U.S. Justice Department. Ford later clarified he was talking about all Americans and then apologized if anyone was offended by his remarks.

11

That's the age of a West Ashley girl who, along with her 7-year-old sister, took off on a joyride at 3 a.m. Feb. 7 in her mom's SUV. The girls were thankfully recovered uninjured when police found the vehicle in a roadside ditch. Source: The Post and Courier

“The fact that we may be completely ignorant to the process here, God bless us, because our ignorance has just saved the American people more money.”

Charleston Rep. Tim Scott, R-S.C., on the deep cuts expected to be offered from the freshman class in Congress this week. Republican leaders had pledged to cut $100 billion in spending in the run-up to last November’s elections, but their proposed budget earlier this month included about a third of that amount, angering newbies like Scott. Source: CNN

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