North Charleston rail dispute goes to court

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The state of South Carolina is asking the S.C. Supreme Court to rule in a case that would decide whether the state can build a rail terminal at the old Charleston Naval Base.

Media reports that on Monday that Attorney General Alan Wilson has asked the court to decide whether a 2002 memo between the city of North Charleston and the State Ports Authority is binding on all of state government.

North Charleston says it is, which would mean the state's plan for rail lines to the new terminal through the northern end of the city would be in violation.

Last month, city said it would sue if the Army Corps of Engineers doesn't stop the state from building the rail terminal.

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