City of Charleston voters could see a question on this November’s ballot about a proposed ordinance some say would increase flood protection and lower flood insurance rates. However, not all local leaders are on board with the proposed plan and want to see it changed.
Berkeley County leaders are working towards creating a mental health court to address what they say is a growing need. It’s an effort to keep non-violent offenders who are suffering from mental illnesses out of the county’s already overcrowded jail.
A community group is fighting for the protection of Gadsden Creek in downtown Charleston. The group “Friends of Gadsden Creek” argues the area is in jeopardy of being eliminated by new development plans for WestEdge.
A federal lawsuit is calling for change within the Goose Creek Police Department after a woman was hurt during a police chase that reached speeds up to 99 miles per hour in Berkeley County. It happened on June 21, 2017, as Joann Butler was sitting in her car.
Former Congressman Beto O’Rourke was the only candidate from Saturday’s Black Economic Alliance forum to sit down with Live 5 News’ Kaitlin Stansell to address some of the Lowcountry’s most hot button issues.
In his first interview since filing a lawsuit claiming he was forced to work in a racially-hostile environment at Boeing, Curtis Anthony voiced concern with the company’s management and also expressed how he felt about a noose that he claims was hung at his desk.
Colleton County School District leaders are working to figure out how they can satisfy a nearly $1.1 million deficit for the next fiscal year.Officials say it will likely require another millage increase of 4.41 mils. However, this would be the fourth millage increase in ten years, if approved.
Two Berkeley County schools are moving away from the traditional grading system to a more personalized approach that will bring changes to classrooms and report cards. Westview Primary and Westview Elementary schools will pilot a competency-based education program starting next school year. It w
The Berkeley County School District is setting new standards for its Office of Internal Audit.The office didn’t exist until January 2018, when the newly promoted Director of Internal Audit was first hired to add an extra layer of financial accountability to district operations.
Dorchester County officials say nearly $90,000 has been spent defending a bond referendum voters approved in 2016 to build parks and libraries, and one county councilman believes the legal battle could cost taxpayers even more.
The Charleston Waterkeeper is getting ready to start its sixth year of water sampling. From May to October, the Charleston Waterkeeper organization will test almost 400 samples for fecal bacteria from local waterways.
Experts say they’ve seen at least 10 dolphin strandings along the South Carolina coast this month, almost double the amount they expected for April. This concerning trend comes just as researchers are about to embark on a new study to look at the long-term impacts of stormwater runoff.