1.) A blue moon will rise over the lowcountry tonight. A blue moon is when two full moons appear in the same lunar month. While blue moons usually occur once a year, once every 19 years two blue moons occur in the same year. However, the blue moon we are expecting tonight isn’t just the second full moon in the month of August -- it's actually the marking of the third full moon in a season. According to the Weather Channel: "When Tuesday’s full moon rises to its peak at 9:45 PM Eastern Time, it’ll be a 'seasonal blue moon' — the third of four full moons in a season. A seasonal blue moon hasn’t happened in nearly three years."
2.) August 29th may not be the best day to visit your favorite fast food restaurant. Fast-food workers are planning a nationwide walkout on that date. The workers are demanding wages of $15 per hour and the right to join a union. Information on the walk-out is on LowPayIsNotOK.com, including a petition, and a strike kit. The kit includes information on how to announce and participate in a walkout.
3.) A lowcountry couple makes their national television debut tonight. David and Lauren Appleton will appear on the National Geographic Channel television show "Doomsday Preppers." They claim to be well-prepared for any natural disaster that may strike Charleston. The Appletons keep storage bins filled with emergency supplies and freeze-dried food inside their home. They also have "bug-out bags" containing enough supplies for two people to survive for 72 hours and grown their own produce, even going as far to built a greenhouse to support out-of-season plants. Their episode of "Doomsday Preppers" airs tonight at 9pm.