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Two years ago just before the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, the median price of a home in South Carolina was $233,500. In May, that figure rose to $326,000, and the cost is now significantly higher. 

Hilton Head once again led the state with the highest median price at $495,000, up almost 21% from one year ago in May. Charleston posted the second-highest price of $410,000. Beaufort, Greenville, Myrtle Beach and Rock Hill posted median prices in May above $300,000. Submarkets that include Aiken, Anderson, Columbia, Greenwood, North Augusta, Spartanburg and Sumter reported prices north of $200,000. More: The Post and Courier

In other headlines: 

Mount Pleasant board approves Coleman Blvd. development 6 months after denial. Mount Pleasant’s Design Review Board unanimously approved a development plan for a Coleman Boulevard property after it was denied by the same board last year. More: WCSC TV

Proposed Johns Island elementary school hopes to fix overcrowding. Charleston County School District outlined a plan for a potential new elementary school in John Island in hopes of tackling the region’s overcrowding. More: The Post and Courier, WCSC TV

North Charleston police, community leaders work to combat gun violence. North Charleston community leaders and police are working to educate children on the importance of staying away from guns. More: WCBD TV

Patriots Point to hold memorial service for WWII veteran. The Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum and the Congressional Medal of Honor Society is hosting a memorial service for the last surviving World War II Medal of honor recipient just days after his death earlier this week. More: WCSC TV

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