Lowcountry Strong: Sewing headbands, spreading ‘sunshine’ to help healthcare workers

A Mount Pleasant woman is sewing headbands with buttons on the side to help nurses and doctors in the Charleston area.

  Lowcountry Strong: Artists start non-profit to keep creative scene alive during COVID-19

West Ashley girl celebrates birthday without party, but with big smiles

  Town of Edisto Beach votes to adopt emergency ordinance restricting access to non-residence

  Folly Beach to reinstate checkpoint, suspend short term rentals

Tropical Smoothie Cafe donating 100,000 smoothies to healthcare workers, first responders

BI-LO introduces special shopping hour for community heroes

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Community Resource Center in Summerville holding supply drive for families in need

Surprise party! York County deputies arrive to wish 4-year-old ‘Happy Birthday’ during social distancing warning

SC Strong shirts saving jobs and supporting health care workers

Red Cross faces ‘critical challenges’ as blood drives get canceled

  Lowcountry Strong: Mt. Pleasant women ‘feeding our heroes’ on the front lines

  Financial planner says despite the impact of the coronavirus on the stock market, stay calm

Charleston Black Expo, Taste of Black Charleston to carry on as planned

Organizers of of the annual Taste of Black Charleston and Charleston Black Expo confirmed both events will still run as scheduled.

  Dorchester Co. couple stuck in California after cruise ended early due to the coronavirus

Dale and Wylene Davis were excited about celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary and Wylene's birthday. They had a great vacation. But their time in paradise has ended with a mandated quarantine in California.

  Classroom Champions: Stephanie Haecherl wants VersaTiles for students at Whitesides Elementary

Stephanie Haecherl says her students would benefit from VersaTiles. It is a self-checking, puzzle-like skill-building tool designed to improve reading and writing skills, and will also enhance their self-management and decision making abilities.

  The movie-going experience during segregation prompted blacks to fight for better treatment.

"They would often refer to the upper seats as the buzzard's roost or the peanut gallery because those were often the least cared for sections of the theater to begin with at the time," Professor Damon Fordham said.

  The Citadel’s first African American barber recalls his journey at South Carolina’s military college

  Charleston Wine + Food Festival underway through Sunday

  Classroom Champions: Rachel Renfro wants flexible seating options for Alston-Bailey students

  Edith Frierson Elementary students explain the history of Black History Month

Oyster roast to benefit Habitat for Humanity

Organization holding event to share traditions of Gullah Geechee people of the Lowcountry

Free shred event being held to get rid of old documents

A South Carolina bank is holding a free shred event Saturday morning for residents to help get rid of any of your unwanted documents safely.

Youth development organization hosts event to help prevent teen dating violence

Lowcountry Youth Services, a community bases, youth development organization, is hosting an event on Saturday to help prevent teen dating violence.

  Martin Luther King III speaks at Climate and Environmental Justice Town Hall on Saturday

On Saturday, state and national advocacy groups are holding a Climate and Environmental Justice Town Hall.

  Classroom Champions: Teacher wants books for history students at Charleston Math and Science

A teacher at a Lowcountry school wants to give his students a diverse experience. He’s asking for books that expose them to unconventional and challenging ideas.

  Music of the Movement: A Lowcountry gospel singer explains the songs of the Civil Rights era

Whether it was a meeting, a march or a protest, during the Civil Rights Movement, there was always music.

  Bacon and Bourbon event rescheduled for May

Organizers of Bacon and Bourbon have rescheduled the annual event for May following an abrupt cancellation hours before it was to have taken place earlier in February.

  Live 5 takes ‘Polar Plunge’ in Special Olympics fundraiser

When the ocean’s temperature only measures 59 degrees, that might be enough to keep many out of the water. But members of the Live 5 team took the plunge for a good cause.

Lowcountry democrats attend events ahead of SC Primary

Democratic presidential hopeful and former vice president Joe Biden will be in the Lowcountry Saturday, just weeks before the South Carolina primary.

  St. Stephen plans to honor artist, educator Dr. Leo Twiggs

Dr. Leo Twiggs is one of the newest inductees into the South Carolina Hall of Fame.

  Bacon and Bourbon event to be rescheduled after abrupt cancellation over liquor licensing issue

Organizers of Bacon and Bourbon plan to reschedule the event which was canceled hours before it was set to take place on Saturday.

The Citadel and Google raise awareness for STEM opportunities at annual “Storm The Citadel” event

Google is teaming up with The Citadel’s STEM Center for Excellence for the event that includes hands-on engineering competitions.

The City of Isle of Palms hosts Doggie Day

“Doggie Day at the Rec” brought together the City’s Animal Control with the community and its pets from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Saturday.

  Mosquito Beach set to get marker from National Park Service

Mosquito Beach is about 10 minutes from Folly Beach, but in the 50's during the Jim Crow era that kept blacks and whites separate in the south, blacks could not go to Folly Beach.

  DD2 partners with Rotary Club of Summerville to distribute 10,000 meals to families in need

"The Strike Out to End Hunger" community service project is aimed to help families who are need within Dorchester District Two and the community.

Registration opens for third annual Tri-County STEMersion program

Registration is open for the 2020 Tri-County STEMersion program to connect educators with area industries.

Charleston County School District hosting school choice fairs

The Charleston County School District is hosting School Choice Fairs on Saturday as national School Choice week comes to a close.

Hartsville community looks to each other for support following deadly shooting

The Hartsville community continues to grapple with the tragic loss of three men after a shooting last weekend at Mac’s Lounge.

  Relief drive underway in N. Charleston to help Puerto Rico earthquake victims

The city of North Charleston is teaming up with a Charleston woman who grew up in Puerto Rico to help those affected by the earthquakes there.

  As new EPA rule redefines protected waterways, some fear Lowcountry impacts

Attorneys and environmental groups say a new federal rule could change water-quality protections for certain wetlands and tributaries across the Lowcountry.

  40th Annual Charleston Boat Show kicks off Friday

The 40th annual Charleston Boat Show is back in town and will run from noon on Friday through 5 p.m. on Sunday.

  Beaufort Co. group holds procession, prayer vigil in stand against crime

Activists and community members in Beaufort county are calling for change after a number of recent violent crimes and shootings.

  Classroom Champions: ELA teacher wants books for students at West Ashley Advanced Studies Magnet

A new year brings an opportunity to try new things, and one teacher wants to inspire the love of reading in her students with books that reflect their personalities and interests.

New Miss Summerville, North Charleston titleholders crowned

Four young ladies from the Carolina coast are headed to Miss South Carolina this summer.

  Lowcountry wood carver turns hurricane debris into art

For most people, Hurricane Dorian left a mess. But for a master wood carver, it left opportunity when a giant tree landed in his neighbors yard.

  Annual Civil War, artifact show opens in Mount Pleasant

The Lowcountry Civil War and Artifact Show opened Saturday for its 25th consecutive year in the Charleston area.

  Salvation Army’s Red Kettle program falls tens of thousands of dollars short of goal

The Salvation Army in Charleston say they need your help after their holiday Red Kettle program came up tens of thousands of dollars short of their goal.

  N. Charleston groups holding food giveaways Saturday

While the holidays are a time filled with celebrations, for people struggling to put food on the table, it can be a challenge.

  Hospitality shelter opens Saturday for meals, showers and haircuts

A monthly hospitality shelter is opening its doors Saturday for several hours to people in need.

Charleston announces schedule changes ahead of possible bad weather this weekend

The City of Charleston says it will monitor the possibility of significant weather that could produce flooding this weekend.

  Santa rides motorcycle downtown, helps Charleston Police deliver gifts

Some streets in downtown Charleston were briefly closed on Wednesday morning for an unlikely sight: Santa Claus riding through the city on a motorcycle.

Veteran who has logged more than 7,000 hours retires as East Cooper Medical volunteer

Wednesday was a very special day for one volunteer at the East Cooper Medical Center.

Tips to reduce food waste & recycling issues this holiday season

According to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, between Thanksgiving and New Years Day, there is a 25 percent increase in household waste.

Salvation Army Angel Tree program running short on toys

Days ahead of its scheduled distribution of toys, the Salvation Army of Charleston is asking for help to collect toys and clothes for needy children.

  Charleston Animal Society receives $11,000 from Petco Foundation Wishes

The Charleston Animal Society received a surprise of $11,000 on Thursday after two Charleston locals submitted their heart-warming adoption stories.

  Giving Tuesday: Check to see how S.C. nonprofits are spending donations

If you're looking to give money to a local nonprofit, it's always good to know how that charity spends the money they receive. South Carolina's Secretary of State keeps track of all of that information.

West Ashley Farmers Market takes place Sunday

The final West Ashley Farmers Market of the season opens Sunday afternoon.

Group receives big donation for program bringing cheer to young patients

A program that aims to bring joy to patients at MUSC Children’s Hospital received a large grant from State Farm Tuesday.

  9/11 Heroes Run set for Sunday afternoon

A special event designed to honor the nearly 3,000 lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001, as well as military and first responders is set for Sunday.

Live 5’s Raphael James and wife Sarena win Spot Light Award

Congratulations, Raphael and Serena!

Live 5 hosts Job Blitz Phone Bank to help job seekers find work

Consultants with SC Works and their partnering agencies will be taking your phone calls, answering these questions on Thursday, from 4 p.m to 6:30 p.m. Look for the number to call on Live 5 News when the phone bank opens.

  Classroom Champions: A Georgetown County teacher wants reading games for her third graders

Melissa Chastain teaches third grade at Plantersville Elementary. Her students are eager learners. She says like many children their age, they learn more effectively when given the opportunity to use their hands.

Cher is coming to South Carolina

Cher's "Here We Go Again Tour" will stop in North Charleston in March.

  Hundreds participate in bike ride to support cancer research

The participants, who include doctors, MUSC employees, people from the Charleston community and beyond have until January to raise money.

Annual cupcake event raising money for Lowcountry school

If you love cupcakes, you can enjoy one of your favorite treats and help raise money for a school for children with disabilities Saturday.

  Large bike ride to benefit cancer research kicks off this weekend

Over 600 people will be riding bikes throughout the Lowcountry on Saturday morning for the event, LOWVELO.

  Oyster Roast to benefit families in ‘kinship’ care

A group working with relatives raising children they are trying to keep out of foster care is holding an oyster roast and silent auction in Mount Pleasant Sunday.

Food giveaway for families in need being hosted Saturday morning in Goose Creek

A nonprofit organization based in North Charleston is teaming up with a local church to sponsor a food giveaway Saturday morning.

  Magnolia Plantation to host ‘Lights of Magnolia’ beginning in November

Chinese Lanterns will glow at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens for the first time in its 343-year history.

Roper St. Francis to host free cancer screening event

The Roper St. Francis Cancer Center on the Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital campus will offer free breast and colon cancer screenings next week.

Charleston mayor to dedicate community center to Charleston community activist

The city of Charleston is dedicating a community center Tuesday to a woman who has been a lifelong community leader and activist.

  2nd Annual ‘Taste of North Charleston’ being served up Sunday

Several North Charleston restaurants will provide samples of their unique menu items as part of the Taste of North Charleston on Sunday.

Event celebrates Latin, Caribbean cultures Sunday

Celebrate Charleston’s vibrant Latin and Caribbean cultures at the annual Latin American Festival.

  Readers rejoice! ‘That Big Book Sale’ runs all weekend

A giant sale with more than 60,000 books, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, sheet music and maps available to buy for some items as low as 50 cents runs through Sunday.

  Sunday’s Vet Fest to celebrate, support Lowcountry veterans

Vet Fest is coming Sunday to help celebrate our veterans and help raise money to support their families.

  Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch open for the month

For a lot of Lowcountry folks, The Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch ushers in the Fall season.

  Trident United Way recruiting for AmeriCorps

Want to help out your community and get paid for it at the same time? Then, AmeriCorps may be for you.

Live 5 at First Day Festival before first week of school

Live 5 went to Charleston’s first annual First Day Festival on Sunday.

  Presidential candidates visit Charleston, speak with students and medical professionals

Presidential candidates Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Senator Amy Klobuchar visited voters across Charleston Saturday.