We can out-income any country in the world. This is the American century, Joe Biden says at port during his visit today. If you are stuck in traffic, it’s because the motorcade is leaving now. Give it an hour before you try to get out of downtown.
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Here’s updated info about the visit
On Monday, Vice President Joe Biden will visit the Port of Charleston. The Vice President will discuss the importance of infrastructure investment to exports, economic competitiveness, and job creation.
Governor Nikki Haley will join Biden and Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx at the Port at 11:30 a.m. The event will be held at the Columbus Street Terminal, 1 Immigration Street.
This follows the Vice President’s visit to the Port of Baltimore on Sept. 9, where he highlighted a $10 million TIGER grant that will help improve the port’s productivity by widening a channel into the port while increasing the port’s cargo storage capacity and avoiding the need for costly repairs.
The Vice President will also visit the Port of Savannah, Georgia, on Monday.
Republican S.C. Sens. Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott will kick off the Lt. Dan concert scheduled for 8 p.m. Sept. 14 at The Citadel’s Johnson Hagood Stadium by presenting a Harley-Davidson motorcycle signed by all 100 senators, according to concert organizers.
The Independence Fund is taking bids on the signed Harley to buy all-terrain wheelchairs for military veterans with leg injuries who need to get around outdoors.
The Lt. Dan concert is headlined by Gary Sinise, the actor who played the double amputee veteran in the movie “Forrest Gump.” Tickets are $20, with discounts for military personnel and veterans, and support The Independence Fund’s efforts to help wounded veterans.
The rock cover band plays dozens of benefits for wounded military veterans every year, and has played the past three years in Beaufort.
Tickets for the event have been available on the website ldw4.org, but hard tickets are now available at the downtown, Mount Pleasant and North Charleston offices of the Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Here’s a reason to follow Gov. Nikki Haley on FB. This morning she laughed at herself about getting locked out of the Governor’s Mansion in her robe while getting her kids off to school.
Every mom has done that at least once. We just wonder who heard her knocking to get back in.
The final list of candidates for Charleston’s Nov. 5 municipal elections has been released, with four competitive races set up for City Council.
District 2: Incumbent Blake Hallman is being challenged by Rodney Williams.
District 4: Liz Fulton is challenging incumbent Robert M. Mitchell.
District 6: There are five candidates. Fran Clasby, Lauretta Lemon Dailey, Benjamin D’Allesandro and Joe Good are challenging incumbent William Dudley Gregorie.
District 8: Bobbie Rose is challenging incumbent Mike Seekings.
Unopposed this year are council members Dean Riegel and Kathleen Wilson.
The Charleston Water System Board of Commissioners open-seat race has three candidates, incumbent William Koopman, Catherine LaFond and Tim Mallard.