January 28, 2021

In SC, Cunningham Foe Says Car Vandalism Meant to Intimidate | South Carolina News

By MEG KINNARD, Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Republican challenging U.S. Rep. Joe Cunningham is alleging someone tried to intimidate her candidacy by vandalizing her vehicle hours before the two met in a debate.

In a police report obtained by The Associated Press, Nancy Mace called police Tuesday afternoon to report that someone had scrawled an obscenity into the back door on the driver’s side. According to police, Mace had been shopping in a store in Mount Pleasant, near Charleston, and did not see anyone follow her into the area.

Mace, a state representative, is seeking to oust U.S. Rep. Joe Cunningham from the 1st District seat that spans much of South Carolina’s southern coast. Cunningham surprised many in South Carolina when he edged out Republican Katie Arrington to put the 1st District in Democratic hands in 2018, the first flip of a South Carolina congressional seat from

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Sonic Automotive Continues EchoPark Expansion with Land Acquisition in Charlotte, North Carolina

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Sonic Automotive, Inc. (“Sonic” or the “Company”) (NYSE:SAH), a Fortune 500 Company and one of the nation’s largest automotive retailers, today announced it has purchased approximately four acres of land directly adjacent to the Company’s Charlotte, North Carolina, EchoPark retail hub location. The expanded property will accommodate approximately 400 additional inventory parking spaces, bringing the total inventory capacity at the Charlotte EchoPark retail hub location to approximately 1,000 vehicles.

David Smith, Sonic Automotive’s and EchoPark Automotive’s Chief Executive Officer, commented, “Our continued investment in our Charlotte EchoPark location reflects the increasing customer demand we’re seeing in the metro area and neighboring markets. Our Charlotte retail hub will continue to play a key role as we expand our EchoPark footprint throughout the region with the opening of additional EchoPark delivery and buy centers in the near future, which

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