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  Everyday conveniences are coming to Camp Hall for Volvo workers and others

DG infant cough syrup recalled, can cause vomiting and diarrhea

Extras needed for new HBO show filming in Charleston

More lots of blood pressure medications recalled due to impurity

Nearly 200,000 pounds of ready-to-eat pork sausages recalled due to possible contamination

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Harley-Davidson is looking to attract younger customers with electric bikes

FDA: Asbestos found in Claire’s cosmetics

Free shred event will give Lowcountry residents a chance to get rid of old documents

Little Caesars issues warning about fraudulent online coupons

JetBlue to add a third additional daily flight between Charleston and Boston

SC cities rank on ‘worst money-management skills’ list, study says

  Exoskeleton technology is getting a trial run at Boeing to make workers’ jobs less strenuous

Boeing is testing and evaluating exoskeleton technology, which could be a possible solution to alleviating some of the stress and strain.

Tax refunds may be delayed due to IRS backlog

A new report from the tax payer advocate service finds there’s a huge backlog at the IRS, which is translating into paperwork delays and taxpayers’ calls for helps going unanswered.

Orangeburg Co. expected to see new job opportunities as a plastic manufacture expands its operations

Job seekers in Orangeburg County can expect to see new job opportunities as a plastic manufacture expands its operations.

3,000 Turkey fryers recalled due to fire hazard

Consumers can return it to any Academy Sports + Outdoors store for a full refund and a $50 Academy gift card.

South Carolina to issue March SNAP benefits early

Kelley Blue Book rates 22 most cost-effective car models

  Isle of Palms parking fees to increase after new parking fees decrease city’s revenue

Target recalls toddler unicorn boots

  State Treasurer’s Office says people found big bucks during Claim Your Cash Phone Bank

Angie’s List: How to get the right bling for your buck

Angie’s List: When to walk away: Red flags in the home buying process

Buying a home is an incredibly exciting decision, but it rarely goes as smoothly as we hope.

Angie’s List 2019 Home Design Trends

Many of us welcome a new year by making big changes. Making changes in your home can be an exciting investment, and new trends hit the market each year.

  West Ashley business owner gets unclaimed cash from state treasurer

Live 5 News and SC State Treasurer Curtis Loftis got Thursday off to a great start for a West Ashley business owner with a check presentation for unclaimed property.

  The heart healthy benefits of the Mediterranean Diet for the family

If you're looking for a heart-healthy eating plan, there is a diet that might be just right for you and your family.

  Doctors warn cold weather can exacerbate heart conditions

The colder temperatures can cause arteries to restrict

  REPORT: Walterboro nursing home fined $15,000 a day for failing to comply with Medicare, Medicaid guidelines

A Walterboro nursing home is being fined thousands of dollars a day for failing to comply with Medicare and Medicaid guidelines.

Major tax reform could change the way you file this year

Despite the ongoing government shutdown, the IRS has said they will still begin processing tax returns on time, and that there should not be any major delays with refunds.

$200K Powerball ticket sold in Goose Creek

A $200,000 Powerball ticket was sold in Goose Creek for Saturday’s drawings.

Bags of fruit sold at ALDI stores part of recall

Bags of peaches, nectarines and plums sold at ALDI stores in North Carolina are part of a recall.

  Getting your Credit in order in the New Year

37 year old Antonie Lowery is living the American dream.

At least 80 employees expected to be unemployed as Lowe’s changes distribution strategy in Lowcountry

At least 80 employees are expected to be unemployed as a home improvement supply chain is expected to close in the Lowcountry, SC Works reports.

  Proposed bill would increase cigarette taxes to raise SC teachers' pay

The proposed bill suggest cigarette tax should be increase by five cents on each cigarette that will help increase pay raises for South Carolina teachers.

Small food swaps that can make a big difference for your family

Health experts say simple small changes to your diet have more lasting effects compared to completely cutting out your favorite foods.

Free giveaways to Lowcountry federal workers during shutdown

With the government shut down being the longest in American history, Lowcountry businesses are giving away free meals, movie tickets, pet food and museum tickets to federal workers in the area.

Mother burned when sippy cup exploded in her face, she says

An attorney says the company who makes the sippy cup doesn’t believe an explosion could have happened if the cup was being used properly and wants to do testing on it.

FDA recalls several brands of dry dog food following toxicity reports

The FDA has recalled several brands of dry dog food, and is alerting dog owners and veterinary professionals alike.

Angie’s List: Homeowner Tax Changes

To help homeowners lower their bill as much as possible, tax professionals advise that good record keeping can save you money. For instance, homeowners impacted by natural disasters such as floods and hurricanes can deduct a portion of their losses on their tax return.

‘Is this the best a man can get?’: New Gillette ad challenges men to ‘be better’

Company officials say they have no plans to pull the ad in the face of some negative reaction.

Study shows opioid addiction can start at the dentist

A recent study states some teens and young adults get their first exposure to opioids at the dentist. The study also states 80 percent of people aged 13 to 30 who had their wisdom teeth removed filled an opioid prescription.

Chocolates, candy pulled from shelves due to possible Hepatitis A contamination

Bauer’s Candies Inc. issued a voluntary recall Wednesday on its well-known product named Modjeskas, an individually wrapped marshmallow candy dipped in chocolate or caramel.

Charleston Animal Society offering free pet food to federal workers during shutdown

The organization says it is opening its pet food bank to the families of federal workers who can’t provide during the shutdown.

Rhino 5K male enhancement pills recalled

Medications taken with these products could lower blood pressure to dangerous levels that could be life-threatening.

South Carolina ranked one of 2019′s worst states for families, study says

South Carolina has been ranked as one of the worst states to raise a family, according to a new study by WalletHub.

  Refund deadline approaching for SC lottery players impacted by glitch

Since these reimbursements will require manual processing, the lottery is asking that players mail in all tickets to avoid wait time at the claims center.

Global engineering company brings jobs, $8.2 million investment to Lowcountry

VTL precision expands operations in Goose Creek that will bring new jobs.

  Flu cases on the rise in the Lowcountry

In the past five days, Roper hospitals said that their emergency rooms have seen cases of the flu in the “double digits.”

Look out for red flags in online puppy purchasing scams

Many may be looking to expand their family in 2019 by adding a new four-legged fur baby to their household, but the Better Business Bureau (BBB) says it’s important not to get too caught up in the excitement.

  Goodwill open on New Years Day, promoting a donating resolution

Donating can also help you get a deduction when filing your taxes.

Over 11,000 pounds of chicken and sausage recalled due to possible metal contamination

Consumers are urged to dispose of the products or return them to the place of purchase.

  How to get rid of your Christmas tree in the Lowcountry

Some Lowcountry agencies recommend you recycle it.

  Hospitals will have to post prices online...but it’s complicated

Price transparency is coming to hospital websites across the country because of a new federal rule, but some health advocates warn it may be difficult to make sense of those figures.

  Parents beware: Watch out for Fortnite charges on your credit card

An Ohio mom recently got a fraud alert from her credit card company, telling her about $950 in charges on her card were made through her sons' accounts.

The secret to a long life: alcohol and coffee, study says

If your New Year’s resolution is to give up caffeine or alcohol, you might want to think again!

  Tips and reminders for returning those unwanted holiday gifts

The day after Christmas is a holiday itself. A holiday for returns.

  LIST: Lowcountry malls, stores open for last minute holiday shopping

If you forgot something, it's not too late.

  Charleston Co. EMS encouraging businesses to install, register defibrillators

Charleston County Emergency Medical Services are giving business owners a way to help emergency operators locate automated external defibrillators faster when someone calls 911.

  DHEC confirms 11th flu-related death in SC

The state’s Department of Health and Environmental Control says 11 people have died from complications of the flu in South Carolina so far this season.

The Children’s Place recalling infant snowsuits due to choking hazard

The Children's Place says the metal snaps on the snowsuit can detach.The snowsuits affected are size 0 to 18 months.

  Berkeley Co. School District warns parents about student’s viral meningitis diagnosis

The Berkeley County School District sent a letter to parents after a student was diagnosed with viral meningitis over the weekend.

  Shipping and mailing deadlines approaching quickly during busiest week for USPS

Tuesday is the last day to mail anything to a military base or diplomatic location using priority mail express to guarantee it gets there by Christmas. That's anything with an APO, FPO, or DPO address.

Gay couple to meet with Mattel to discuss making same-sex couple dolls

The couple will also be visiting Good Morning America.

  U.S. Postal Service announces Christmas shipping deadlines

The United States Postal Service released its deadlines they say will make sure packages will arrive in time for Christmas.

  Toyota recalls address possible restraint, braking issues

Thursday, the auto maker recalled nearly 90,000 Land Cruisers and Lexus LX-570 vehicles from the past decade over a safety issue that involves the front passenger seat belt.

South Carolina sickest state in the country, according to flu rankings

The Palmetto State currently has a distinction no state wants – it’s the sickest in the country.

  USC economists: Trump’s tariffs could cost the state 6,000 jobs

Two University of South Carolina economists say tariffs could slow economic growth in the state in 2019.

Study reveals new harmful chemicals present in children’s car seats

You might want to check this list to see where you child’s car seat ranks after a new study revealed the presence of new flame retardants in some car seats.

Report: Charleston’s airport expects to exceed 4 million passengers in 2018

The Charleston International Airport hopes to see at least 4 million passengers in 2018.

FDA: Dog heart disease linked to grain-free food

The pet food, while not pinpointed to any particular brand, contains peas, lentils, legume seeds or potatoes as main ingredients.

Deputies warn of phone scam that threatens to cut electric service

A new phone scam may have threatened to terminate electric services to some Santee Cooper customers in Georgetown County, deputies say.

SCDHEC to mark World AIDS Day with free testing centers

With the 30th Anniversary of World AIDS Day coming up on Saturday, the South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control announced a new theme to encourage residents to get tested for HIV.

United Airlines announces non-stop flights from MYR to Chicago

United Airlines announced Tuesday a daily, non-stop flight to Chicago O’Hare International Airport from Myrtle Beach International Airport.

New website helps plan, estimate cost of education in SC

A new website is aimed at assisting students and families calculate the cost of education in South Carolina.

Police warn of porch pirates this holiday season

As the holidays approach, the risk of thieves snatching packages off porches rises. Local law enforcement say they want you to be vigilant.

  Lowcountry non-profits, schools hope to benefit from #GivingTuesday

Thousands of people and non-profits are making a push for donations on Giving Tuesday.

  Charleston ranks number ten in the country for small business shopping

Charleston was recently included on Yelp’s list of favorite small business cities to shop in.

  Lowcountry shoppers trying to get a head start on Black Friday

In an unofficial start to Black Friday, some stores were opening their doors on Thanksgiving Day.

  Lowcountry travelers take to roads, skies for Thanksgiving weekend

Thousands will either fly or drive to destinations

  Follow these tips to keep your Thanksgiving dinner safe

The USDA and other groups are warning people about the importance of safe kitchen practices to avoid foodborne illnesses.