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The cost of rent in the United States is rising at the fastest pace in decades, making housing more costly than ever for many Americans. Rents continue to rise at the fastest pace in decades, making housing costlier than ever for many Americans. Beaufort County’s 31.1 percent increase since 2019 leads the Palmetto State, with York County’s 28.3 percent close behind. In fast-growing Charleston County, rent has risen 19.6 percent since 2019, just under Horry County’s 20.7 percent increase. More: The Washington Post 

In other headlines: 

Wilson endorses GOP challenger Arrington over Mace in upcoming Republican primary. U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson, R-Charleston, endorsed Republican Katie Arrington in her bid for U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace’s District 1 seat. More: The Post and Courier, The State 

North Charleston’s High Water Festival sells out, boding well for area tourism. One of the largest venues for attendance capacity in the tri-county area has quickly made North Charleston a true tourism hub. More: The Post and Courier 

S.C. House approves bill banning race-centric teaching. State Democrats have condemned a bill that would ban race-centric teaching in S.C. schools, but their objections couldn’t stop it from passing through the state House along a 73-40 party line vote. More: The Post and Courier 

James Island community takes another step toward historical designation. A James Island community with roots tracing back to the 1800s is one step closer to being considered historic by Charleston County. More: WCSC TV

Fish and Wildlife Service denies horseshoe crab harvest at Cape Romain. Federal wildlife officials nixed an attempt by a contractor for Charles River Labs to collect horseshoe crabs in Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge. More: The Post and Courier 

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