Vice President Joe Biden expected to visit Charleston next month

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP/WCIV) -- Vice President Joe Biden will visit ports in Charleston and Savannah next month.On September 16, Biden will visit the ports, which are seeking federal funds to deepen their harbors in order to accomodate the larger ships. Last year, President Barack Obama included Charleston and Savannah on a list of port projects worth expediting. Washington has had trouble finding money for the projects because of budget battles focused on cutbacks and deficit reduction.Following the visits to the ports, Biden will travel to the Panama Canal, where a major expansion scheduled to wrap up in 2015 is expected to send larger cargo ships to the East Coast.