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The University of South Carolina women’s basketball team was picked as the No. 1 overall seed for the NCAA Tournament, and will begin its quest for the national championship this weekend. The tournament appearance will be the 10th straight for the 20-2 team. Regional play will commence this weekend in Greensboro, N.C.

More: The Post and Courier, South Carolina Gamecocks, WCBD TV, The Athletic, Charlotte Observer 

In other headlines:

S.C. getting back to normal as pandemic wanes. South Carolina health experts say the state’s COVID-19 case numbers are at some of the lowest levels they’ve ever been, prompting many people to ditch the masks and get back to pre-pandemic routines. More: WLTX, Charleston City Paper, The New York Times 

Summerville Medical Center gives $10K to Lowcountry postpartum nonprofit. The Summerville Medical Center on Saturday gave a $10,000 check to local nonprofit Postpartum Support Charleston. WCBD TV

S.C. House to begin budget debate today. The S.C. House will begin debate on the state’s $14 billion budget Monday, but one billion-dollar bit of business likely won’t be settled until well into the spring. More: Statehouse Report, The State, Associated Press

North Charleston activists, police say engaging youth key in curbing gun violence. Crime in North Charleston has long been an issue, but gun violence is on the rise. Police and local activists think it’s largely due to more guns on the streets which often end up in the hands of young people. More: The Post and Courier 

Trump roasts GOP incumbents at Florence rally. Former President Donald Trump dumped on GOP U.S. Reps. Nancy Mace of Daniel Island and Tom Rice of Myrtle Beach at a rally on a cold Saturday in Florence. More: SC Public Radio, WCSC TV, The State, The Post and Courier, Associated Press

Folly Beach ordinance would make it tougher to cut down trees. A recent change to a Folly Beach ordinance will make it tougher for property owners to remove trees from their lots. The goal is to help with stormwater management in the city. More: The Post and Courier 

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