South Carolina cracked the top five in the nation for number of mass shootings so far this year, settling at no. 4, despite the state being only the 23rd-largest in population. There have been 12 mass shootings statewide so far in 2022. Five have happened since May 1. The data comes from national nonprofit Gun Violence Archive, which tracks shootings and other forms of gun violence nationwide. Texas, California, Louisiana and Illinois take the spots above South Carolina. More: WIS TV, The Washington Post, The New York Times

In other headlines: 

Growth at Port of Charleston shows no end in sight. The Port of Charleston marked its 15th month in a row of record cargo volume in May despite coronavirus-related shutdowns in China, rising inflation and retailers coping with a glut of merchandise. More: The Post and Courier 

S.C. to spend hundreds of millions on schools struggling with aging infrastructure. The state Department of Education is spending hundreds of millions of dollars to help schools whose infrastructures fall short of modern standards. More: WIS TV

North Charleston City Council hears comments, shows support for Joint Operations Center. North Charleston City Council on Thursday passed its 2023 budget, including a $2.5-million-dollar expansion for its camera monitoring system for high profile areas in the city. More: WCSC TV

Charleston Forum to hold 2 panel discussions on public history, presentation. The Charleston Forum is holding an in-person discussion hosted by Morris Brown AME Church featuring two panels exploring topics like the nature and importance of public history. More: The Post and Courier 

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