Gamecocks heads to Final Four after trouncing Texas. After the pandemic jeopardized the team’s chances from competing last year, the Gamecocks advanced to the third Final Four in the last six NCAA tournaments. Source: ESPN

Homeownership now even less affordable, SC Housing Needs Assessment report shows. In 2019, when unemployment was still very low and the coronavirus had not yet arrived, nearly a quarter of South Carolina renters were spending more than half their incomes on rent, according to the 2021 South Carolina Housing Needs Assessment. Source: The Post and Courier

Army Corps of Engineers seeking public input on storm surge study. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been working with the city of Charleston since 2018 on a study that looks at how coastal storm surge affects Charleston’s peninsula. Source: WCSC TV

$6M in COVID-19 funding to go to free computer labs for internet deserts. South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster said Tuesday he will spend $6 million in discretionary COVID-19 relief funds on free community computer labs near broadband deserts statewide. Source: Associated Press

Developers looking to repurpose Navy Yard into mixed-use development. Real estate investment company Jamestown and Charleston real estate developers William Cogswell and Jay Weaver are repositioning the 45-acre North Charleston Navy Yard into a mixed-use neighborhood, according to a Jamestown news release. Source: Charleston Business Journal

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