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South Carolina state senators approved new districts for the Senate and House Tuesday, but legal challenges are almost certain before filing begins in March for the 2022 elections. Work is still underway to finish maps for the U.S. House districts. Efforts were delayed after Democrats appeared ready to put up a fight over efforts to split Charleston between the 1st and 6th districts. More: Associated Press, The State, The Post and Courier 

In other headlines:

Charleston port record shows signs of supply chain mending. An ongoing surge of retail-related imports had the Port of Charleston handling more cargo in November than in any previous month. More: The Post and Courier 

Charleston looks to increase minimum wage in bid to fill vacancies. The Charleston City Council is hoping a boost in pay will aid in the retention of government employees. Currently, the city has 293 positions budgeted but unfilled. More: WCSC TV

Charleston City Council gives initial approval to $254M budget. Charleston City Council during Tuesday night’s meeting gave initial approval to a $245 million budget including a tax increase and pay raises. More: The Post and Courier 

Charleston-filmed ‘Outer Banks’ renewed for season 3. The Outer Banks crew will be back for season three of the Charleston-filmed show that follows a group of teenagers on an epic treasure hunt. More: The Post and Courier 

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