By BRUCE SMITH
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Any resolution of the disputes over a $35 million South Carolina cruise terminal in Charleston is now well in the future.
A federal judge has issued an order in a lawsuit challenging a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permit for the project. The order states there will not be a trial of the case until November at the earliest.
When plans for the terminal were announced several years ago, ports officials had hoped the terminal could be operating by last year.
But opponents of the city's expanded cruise industry sued in federal court.
Opponents also plan to challenge a Department of Environmental Control permit for the project through the state Administrative Law Court. An appeal of that permit is expected to be filed next month.