Around the South for Aug. 28: NC, SC & TN


North Carolina: Burr on Confederate monuments. “What I don’t want is … to feel that it’s comfortable for us to rewrite history. History is important to guide us where we go in the future,” US Sen. Richard Burr told WLOS in Asheville. He added, “This something communities are going to have to grapple with and hopefully, they will understand that both sides of the debate truly have to be given their first amendment right to express themselves.” …… South Carolina: Utility CEO resigns. In the wake of the abandonment of two nuclear reactors in Fairfield County, the head of the Santee Cooper, a state-owned utility, resigned on Friday, reported The State. And Gov. Henry McMaster’s (R) confirmed that he is talking with potential buyers for the utility …….Tennessee: Corker applauds Trump’s Venezuela sanctions. President Trump’s “carefully calibrated sanctions send a strong signal to the Maduro regime while still allowing for much needed humanitarian assistance,” Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R) said in a statement; “As I said when I visited the country in 2015, Venezuela is a country with great unrealized potential and its people deserve far better than the current state of affairs.” …….