Community

  LGBTQ groups partner to open new Equality Hub for community

Parent Survival Guide: The benefits working out together

9-year-old girl publishes book to bring awareness to children in foster care

  Community honors life of RaNiya Wright for her birthday

Harris Pastides releases statement regarding UofSC president-elect Bob Caslen

  Lowcountry landmarks receive African American historical preservation grants

Continued Coverage

  Pastor remembers Molly Greene, Water Mission co-founder, who died during Bahamas trip

  Hundreds of cyclists raise half a million for the Alzheimer’s Association

Overnight work on I-26 continues Sunday night for Volvo Car Interchange Project

Saturday is National French Fry Day

Blind dog and his ‘seeing eye chihuahua’ are looking for a home together

  Charleston Police give update on racial bias audit

Berkeley County rifle range reopened after community clean up

A rifle range in Berkeley County reopened on Saturday after it closed earlier this month due to vandalism and excessive trash.

  Classroom Champions: Thanks for helping two Lowcountry teachers get special materials for their classrooms

Live 5 viewers quickly responded to a call to action to help local teachers fund special materials to enhance learning for their students.

South Carolina Educational Lottery

Since the start of the Lottery on Jan. 7, 2002, the Legislature has appropriated more than $2.2 billion through fiscal year 2009-10. Lottery funds have been used to support a variety of educational programs.

  Classroom Champions: Goodwin Elementary teacher wants STEM games and activities to help young students

Teachers often spend their own money for extra materials, books and technology to enhance learning for their students. But there is an easy way you can help them get wish list items for their students.

Charleston Home Showcase

SC girl dances with prosthetic leg, goes viral

North Charleston Fire and Police departments compete to raise autism awareness

Angie’s List: 3 D-I-Y PROJECTS FOR SPRING

Angie’s List: Allergy Season Checklist

Angie’s List: 2019 Home Design Trends

  Woman who lost foot to cancer will be running Bridge Run

One Cooper River Bridge Run competitor says this race isn’t about winning but about doing something she wasn’t sure she would ever be able to.

Community unites for Waylyn Cleanup Day

Members of the Waylyn Community in North Charleston came together to pick up trash throughout the neighborhood on Saturday.

Angie’s List: Offseason home selling

Think winter is a terrible time to sell your house?

Angie’s List: Is an electric vehicle right for you?

Despite the low gas prices we’re currently enjoying, the demand for electric vehicles may soon surge as manufacturers prepare to debut new, affordable models that can go as much as 200 miles between charging.

  Parent Survival Guide: Helping your kids cope with seasonal allergies

It’s always wonderful to be able to put up the coats and bring in the spring air, unless you battle allergies.

  Lowcountry celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with block party, musical celebration

The Lowcountry was filled with green and Irish traditions on Sunday as local residents came together to celebrate St. Patrick’s day.

  The Charleston Wine + Food Festival is expected to bring big bucks to the Lowcountry

The Charleston Wine + Food festival is in full swing and brings some of the world’s top chefs and stars of the culinary world to the Lowcountry, but it also brings big bucks to our area.

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

SC Dept. of Consumer Affairs sponsors a free shred event in North Charleston to help residents protect themselves against ID theft.

Renovated Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry will reopen Saturday

A family favorite in downtown Charleston is reopening its doors after it was closed for about two months.

  Four Louisiana sisters make it to their 90s

Four sisters from Lake Charles have all reached their nineties and remain in reasonably good health. We talk to two about their long lives and change they've seen.

Parenting Segment: A Lowcountry doctor gets a reality check on his health from his patients

One Lowcountry doctor gets a reality check on his health from his patients.

  Saving for your family vacation

Vacations are supposed to be a relaxing time spent with the family but a travel agent says it can be hard to unwind when you're constantly stressed about how you're going to pay for it.

  Charleston group mapping ‘close calls’ at intersections to improve safety

A Charleston-based nonprofit group is working on a new initiative with the Charleston Police Department to increase pedestrian safety at city intersections.

  5th Grader pens new book “Love 7” to combat bullying and promote kindness in schools

One local fifth grader is on a mission to build positive character traits in kids and ways on how to fight bullying in schools.

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.

Family says teacher who found beloved missing cat claimed $10,000 reward

The Sullivan’s Island family who posted a reward for $10,000 for the return of its pet says a teacher who found the cat has claimed that reward.

  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.

  Dorchester Paws announces plans for new shelter

The Dorchester Paws Animal Shelter announced plans for a new shelter facility Saturday night. The new shelter will be located on the corner of Orangeburg Road. and Mallard Road. It will be able to hold over 200 animals.

Berkeley County is hopeful for a solution to a landfill odor will be found soon

Berkeley County Water and Sanitation are still looking for ways to reduce and eliminate the mysterious odor in Moncks Corner.

‘Black Panther’ is returning to theaters for free and we’re screaming ‘WAKANDA FOREVER!’

In a Monday news release from Disney, the Academy Award-nominated and Screen Actor’s Guild award-winning movie will return as a kick-off for Black History month.

  Georgetown in beginning stages of port dredging project

Georgetown leaders announced Sunday that they are in the beginning stages of getting funding to have the Port of Georgetown dredged. Leaders say they are forming a committee to have the port dredged, something Georgetown Mayor Brendon Barber says has not been done since 2006.

Country star Chris Stapleton bringing ‘All-American Road Show’ to Charleston

Public tickets go on sale Feb. 1 at 10 a.m. ET

  As federal shutdown continues, Charleston event space hosting free dinner for those affected

The venue is also looking for help in making sure there’s enough food for everybody.

  Couple leaves Charleston for 18-month adventure on boat

Tuesday marked the first day of an 18-month adventure for Greg and Susan Costa. The couple left the Charleston Harbor around 10 a.m. and made their way south to Florida.

Police officer corrals sheep in Summerville neighborhood

The lost sheep was given to animal control.

PHOTO: Sprinklers likely left on overnight gives Lowcountry resident an icy surprise

One lowcountry resident woke up to a icy surprise this morning.

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.

Bethune-Bowman High School students organize coat drive for those in need

A group of high school students partnered with the Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office last week for a coat drive. As a part of Operation Girl Talk, a peer to peer mentoring group, students at Bethune-Bowman High School collected coats for disadvantaged community members.

Lowcountry organizations provide warming shelters for those in need

With temperatures expecting to drop Sunday evening, multiple organizations are offering warming shelters Sunday night. Here is a list of different warming shelters opening their doors to those in need.

  Hockey game honors fallen Charleston County deputy

It’s been five years since Charleston County Sheriff’s Deputy Joe Matuskovic was shot and killed in the line of duty. On Saturday local law enforcement honored him in their own way by hosting and playing in a hockey game.

Lowcountry teachers completed medical training on how to handle a bleeding emergency

Dorchester School District 2 is the first school district in the Lowcountry to create a program to trained their staff on how to handle a bleeding emergency.

Holly Hill church hosting a coat giveaway to help those in need

The Greater Unity A.M.E. Church in Holly Hill is hosting a coat and blanket giveaway

New titleholders crowned to represent the Lowcountry at Miss SC and Miss SC Teen

19 young ladies ranging in age from 13 to 24 competed for the five titles.

  Fort Sumter tours to resume despite government shutdown

Fort Sumter National Monument is one of seven national parks and historic sites in South Carolina. Due to the government shutdown, tourists have not been able to visit Fort Sumpter.

Thousands participate in Charleston Marathon race events

Thousands of people participated in the Charleston Marathon Saturday morning. The marathon, which included a half marathon and a 5K run, began on Fishburn Street in downtown Charleston and ended near Riverfront Park in North Charleston.

New titleholders to be crowned this weekend in the Lowcountry

Miss Summerville Teen 2019 and Miss North Charleston Teen 2019 will receive a paid entry fee to the Miss South Carolina Teen competition, also scheduled for late June 2019 in Columbia.

Live Healthy

Watch Live Healthy segments from Trident Medical Center.

West Ashley Chick-fil-A offering Clemson Tiger Paw Biscuits on game day

The Chick-fil-A on Savannah Highway will be serving Clemson Tiger Paw Biscuits on Monday, January 7th from 6-10:30 a.m.

  Lincolnville town founders historic marker unveiled

The Mayor of Lincolnville says that an official marker has been needed for a while so that the history of the town is out for everyone to see. He says that it’s better late than never when it comes to this marker.

  LIST: Lowcountry New Year’s Eve events

Ring in the New Year in style around the Lowcountry

  ‘Birthday party for Jesus’ helps kids in need on Christmas Day

The annual birthday party for Jesus event Tuesday at the Citadel’s Johnson-Hagood Stadium provided an opportunity for children to have a merry Christmas who otherwise might not have had that chance.

Good behavior buys holiday presents at school’s holiday market

The kids at Mitchell Elementary School hosts a holiday market to create gifts for their family.

Churches invite public to enjoy free holiday meals

Greater Unity A.M.E. Church and Destiny Worship Center will provide free meals to families leading into the holiday.

  Parenting segment: Combating the holiday blues

With the extra added demands and pressure of shopping, parties, family obligations as well as house guests some might have feelings of anxiety and become overwhelmed.

  Mourning Mother’s March Against Gun Violence held Saturday

On Saturday, dozens of community members and law enforcement marched the streets of Downtown Charleston to stand up against gun violence. Those who participated shared their stories of loved ones killed in shootings and shared pictures of the child they no longer.

  N. Charleston Police host “Kids and Cops” event

On Saturday, North Charleston Police treated 70 children to breakfast with Santa.

  SCE&G employees packing holiday food baskets for families in need

It’s the company’s 35th year doing it, and over that time they’ve made more than 20,000 baskets and helped more than 12,000 families.

  Charleston officials spent more than $18,000 on trip to Netherlands to study flooding

City of Charleston officials spent more than $18,000 on a trip to the Netherlands in October to study drainage and flooding solutions, according to new information from city officials.

Making sure your kids toys are safe and age appropriate

Parents can check for toy safety by reading the reviews and product descriptions.

WWII era sailor from Upstate returns home after 77 years

One Upstate family had to wait a while before their loved one could come home.

  James Island group celebrating Arbor Day in SC by planting new trees

One councilman says James Island is one of the few places around where people can still enjoy trees in all their glory.

Radiothon benefiting MUSC children’s hospital continues through Friday

The money you donate during the radiothon will go a long way.

  As hospital volunteer steps down after 42 years, Roper St. Francis looks for more like her

Some positions folks can volunteer at include customer service or the information desk.

  Lowcountry group builds wheelchair ramps for those in need

They hope to help more than 12 families.

  Dorchester County Fire-Rescue makes final push in holiday toy drive

Those wishing to donate to the less fortunate may do so at one of the DCFR stations:

  Boeing partnering with Charleston non-profit to build bikes for kids in need

The bikes are 20 inches in size and geared towards children between the ages of six and nine. Pedals 4 Peanuts also provides a helmet to every child.

NOT A DRILL: SC’s Hootie and the Blowfish getting back together for new album, tour

This is NOT A DRILL: Hootie and the Blowfish are reuniting for a new album and tour!

Military Greetings

Are you in the military or do you have a loved one serving who won’t be home for the holidays? Have them send us a holiday greeting from where they are serving and we may put them on TV!