Trump extends offshore drilling ban to cover South Carolina. President Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday that extended a ban on offshore drilling until 2032 in the Gulf of Mexico and off the coasts of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. The order is an about face after the Trump administration previously announced expanded drilling. Source: Reuters

Mount Pleasant passes first reading of mask ordinance amid public pressure. Mount Pleasant Town Council voted 5 to 4 in favor of a revised mask ordinance renewal. The town has been without a mask order since council failed to get a supermajority to renew a previous mask ordinance with added penalties. Source: P&C

Numbers goin’ down. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced only 339 new cases yesterday — but fewer than 3,000 tests, too. Source: Charleston City Paper

Charleston County Sheriff’s Office investigating James Island shooting. Law enforcement is investigating an early morning shooting on James Island left one man wounded. He was reportedly shot in the hand and was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Source: WCBD

Charleston’s Shelby Rogers eliminated from U.S. Open tennis semi-finals. Naomi Osaka defeated Shelby Rogers in straight sets to reach the semi-finals in what the young star called “revenge” — it’s the first time Osaka was able to defeat Rogers. Source: Yahoo Sports