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City of Charleston offering free virtual recreation classes
The City of Charleston is promoting and marketing local organizations by offering free, virtual at-home recreation classes.
Published 7:02 AM at 7:02 AM
Passover begins Wednesday with changes to Jewish tradition
The Jewish observance of Passover begins at sundown Wednesday, but the religious holiday will look different in the wake of a pandemic.
Published April 8, 2020 at 7:12 AM
School counselors still providing services for students
Online school, a new norm for parents and students across the Lowcountry, is a change that can be stressful for students at all different grade levels.
Published April 7, 2020 at 7:01 AM
Lowcountry Strong: Company stops normal production to make masks
As the COVID-19 virus keeps many folks working from home or even out of work, some businesses are finding new ways to stay afloat.
Published April 6, 2020 at 6:40 AM
North Charleston distillery making sanitizing solution
With the government orders to shut down all non-essential businesses, one North Charleston distillery is staying open to make an entirely different product.
Published April 3, 2020 at 7:10 AM
S.C. nonprofit helping people register for benefits by phone
With many people newly unemployed or experiencing economic struggles because of COVID-19, a statewide nonprofit is making it easier for people to find the resources they need.
Published April 2, 2020 at 7:31 AM
Home interest rates drop to to historic lows in pandemic
If you are thinking about buying a house, believe it or not, now may be a great time to do it.
Published April 1, 2020 at 6:24 AM
Goodwill donations increase as many clean out closets during quarantine
People working from home may be finding time to take care of some household chores they haven’t had time to get to before.
Published March 31, 2020 at 7:02 AM
Group working to feed out-of-work hospitality employees
A Lowcountry organization launches a new event Monday to make sure healthcare workers and restaurant and hospitality workers who’ve been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic receive good meals.
Published March 30, 2020 at 7:04 AM
Home healthcare providers still serving patients, keeping them out of hospitals
Those who provide home healthcare across the Lowcountry say they are helping protect some the people most vulnerable to the novel coronavirus.
Published March 27, 2020 at 6:32 AM
Public transportation still running for essential workers and needs
Buses with the Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority are still running right now, but officials are encouraging folks to only ride for essential work or essential needs.
Published March 26, 2020 at 8:03 AM
Lowcountry hospital asks for community’s help to prepare masks
Tidelands Health is issuing an urgent request for the help of those in the community who can sew.
Published March 25, 2020 at 9:03 AM
Funeral homes remain open, but implement limited services in pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic is changing how funeral homes are helping grieving families say goodbye to loved ones.
Published March 24, 2020 at 6:24 AM
Nonprofit finding new ways to support the community during pandemic
The Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy is a non-profit that serves the community, as well as all police, firefighters, and EMS across the Tri-County area during times of crisis.
Published March 23, 2020 at 5:55 AM
First responders taking extra safety measures to prevent spread of COVID-19
COVID-19 is causing many people to adapt to working from home, but for first responders, that’s not an option.
Published March 20, 2020 at 7:07 AM
As schools turn to eLearning, parents trying to help teach kids from home
School closures and eLearning plans have left parents struggling to balance teaching their kids while also either working from home or having to report to work.
Published March 19, 2020 at 7:21 AM
Lowcountry mental health facilities still open, despite COVID-19 pandemic
People practicing social distancing or staying at home to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus may also unintentionally cause anxiety and fear in themselves and others, taking a toll on mental health.
Published March 18, 2020 at 8:31 AM
Lowcountry hospitals implementing new measures to reduce spread of COVID-19
Hospitals around the Lowcountry are working to respond to all health issues, not just those related to COVID-19.
Published March 17, 2020 at 6:41 AM
Patients must meet qualifications to receive test for novel coronavirus
Some people who say they want to be tested for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, say they are being denied a test by their doctors.
Published March 13, 2020 at 7:52 AM
Isle of Palms’ new short term rental rules could regulate number of visitors allowed
If you're planning a vacation or a trip to see friends out on the Isle of Palms this summer, possible changes to short-term rental rules could affect those plans.
Published March 11, 2020 at 7:17 AM
New Goose Creek city ordinance could make murals legal if passed
Goose Creek leaders say their city is a thriving, growing, and dynamic city, and a trademark city mural would help show that.
Published March 10, 2020 at 7:16 AM
Goose Creek to release renovation plan, tenants for old fire station
The City of Goose Creek says it plans to release the name of a new restaurant and brewery expected to move into an old fire station after a final vote on the property Tuesday night.
Published March 10, 2020 at 6:37 AM
Charleston’s Brittlebank Park Pier closed during makeover
City of Charleston officials say the Brittlebank Park Pier will be closed for the next two weeks for repairs.
Published March 9, 2020 at 7:15 AM
Special Olympics hosting free health fair for students
The Special Olympics South Carolina organization is providing free health evaluations to more than 100 students with disabilities from five different Charleston-area schools Friday.
Published March 6, 2020 at 6:43 AM
Listening sessions set for plan to build boutique hotel in Summerville
Before Summerville approves a plan for a signature town hotel, officials want to hear the public’s input.
Summer Huechtker and
Live 5 Web Staff
Published March 5, 2020 at 7:16 AM
Charleston Wine + Food Festival underway through Sunday
The annual Charleston Wine & Food Festival, which highlights the Lowcountry’s diverse culinary and hospitality community, begins Wednesday.
Published March 4, 2020 at 12:11 PM
Construction starting on Kiawah Island Parkway ahead of 2021 PGA Championship
The PGA Championship is returning to Kiawah Island in May 2021.
Published March 3, 2020 at 6:26 AM
New affordable housing complex for seniors coming to Johns Island
A new affordable housing complex for senior citizens is coming to John's Island.
Published March 2, 2020 at 6:48 AM
Daniel Island recreation facility nearing completion
The City of Charleston Design Review Board will be reviewing the final design plans for the Daniel Island Recreation Facility Monday night.
Published March 2, 2020 at 6:43 AM
South Carolina holding ‘First in the South’ primary
The 'First in the South' Democratic Presidential Preference Primary takes place on Saturday in South Carolina.
Published February 29, 2020 at 9:54 AM
Amber Alert for missing 2-year-old canceled after boy, father found in Maryland
Live 5 Web Staff
Roper St. Francis Health confirm 10 new COVID-19 cases
Firefighters respond to house fire in Ladson
At least 65 people have died from coronavirus in North Carolina as total cases surge past 3,650
WBTV Web Staff
Charleston mayor to provide COVID-19 update, discuss safe faith observances during pandemic