Raccoon tests positive for rabies in Summerville

Anyone who believes they or someone they know has been in contact with this raccoon is asked to call DHEC's Environmental Affairs Charleston office.

8 new COVID-19 cases confirmed at Roper St. Francis Health

  81-year-old patient at Trident Medical Center beats COVID-19

At least 74 people have died from coronavirus in North Carolina as total cases top 3,900

Powerful Panthers video offers message of hope: ‘We’ll come back stronger'

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

  Lowcountry Strong: Church providing Easter meals for those in the community

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  Nurse isolates herself from family by living in RV donated through ‘RVs 4 MDs’ Facebook group

  South Carolina health officials announce 241 new cases of COVID-19, and 4 additional deaths

  SC education group asks for temporary pay raise freeze

Summerville town council votes to extend state of emergency

Charleston Co. detention deputy and three more inmates test positive for COVID-19

Charleston mayor says citizens should continue to ‘stay home, stay smart’

  First responders hold parades for healthcare workers

Community members in the Lowcountry gathered Thursday morning to give thanks to the frontline healthcare workers battling the coronavirus pandemic.

  School board members concerned about getting signatures for re-election during pandemic

Two Charleston County School board members, who are planning on running for re-election this year, are concerned about getting the required signatures to be on the ballot, a process that starts this month.

  Shrimpers want season opening delayed: ‘Everybody’s pretty much scared to go in the boats’

Commercial shrimpers in McClellanville want next week’s scheduled opening of shrimping season delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

  Live 5 Scambusters: New task force takes aim at Coronavirus scams and fraud

Scam artists have been preying on fears of the coronavirus and fraud as been rampant during this pandemic but a new task force has been started to battle the unseen enemy.

  Higher education institutions issuing refunds to help relieve COVID-19 financial burden

Roper St. Francis Health confirm 10 new COVID-19 cases

  City of Charleston offering free virtual recreation classes

  Lowcountry Strong: Nonprofit serving more people during COVID-19

  Sheriff’s office: Two officers at Berkeley Co. detention center test positive for COVID-19

  Lowcountry Strong: Man posts messages outside hospital for brother battling cancer

  South Carolina health officials announce 139 more cases of COVID-19, and 12 additional deaths

The latest figures brings the total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in South Carolina to 2,552, and those who have died to 63, according to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.

  Berkeley County students can access free internet from school bus ‘hot spots’

Berkeley County School District leaders are working with Google to give students better access to reliable internet, especially for families in St. Stephen where wifi connections aren’t available.

MUSC reports more than 300 positive COVID-19 cases

The Medical University of South Carolina reported 26 additional cases of COVID-19 cases bringing the total to 321 cases.

Charleston Co. inmates who shared sleeping quarters with COVID-19 inmate test positive for virus

Two Charleston County inmates who shared sleeping quarters with another inmate who tested positive for COVID-19 have tested positive for the virus.

  Over half of SC’s child care facilities have chosen to close amid COVID-19 outbreak

South Carolina child care centers do not have to close during the COVID crisis, but can if they choose to.

  Goose Creek charter school welcomes new students to enroll during coronavirus pandemic

Any student can attend, they don't have to live in Berkeley County.

City of Orangeburg issues curfew to combat spread of COVID-19

The City of Orangeburg has issued a curfew to help combat the spread of COVID-19.

SC governor issues executive order allowing furloughed employees to qualify for unemployment benefits

Gov. Henry McMaster issued an executive order on Wednesday which allows furloughed employees to receive “COVID-19 Support Payments” from their employers and still qualify for unemployment benefits.

Teen girl, who was doctor-ordered to self-quarantine, purposely coughs on S.C. police officers

A young girl who was ordered by a doctor to self-quarantine, purposely coughed on police officers in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

  SC State Guard helps to convert MUSC fitness center into field hospital

The South Carolina State Guard helped to convert a MUSC fitness center into a 250-bed field hospital.

Kiawah Island Golf Resort lays off more than 1,000 employees

The resort employs a total of 1,500 people, according to the Charleston County Economic Development Department.

  Charleston VA using 3D printer to make face shields for 75-percent cheaper than supplier

Engineers at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in downtown Charleston have started making face shields and masks with a 3D printer as supplies worldwide become limited.

29-year-old shares story of coronavirus recovery after spending 4 days in the ICU

He urges everyone to take the virus seriously, regardless of age.

Data: Beaufort, Mt. Pleasant zip codes rank highest in estimated Lowcountry COVID-19 cases

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control's latest count of COVID-19 cases by zip code estimates just under 17,000 possible cases statewide.

State lawmakers return for one-day session at State House

South Carolina’s Legislature is trying to meet as quickly and safely as possible to assure they can come back after the peak of the coronavirus and figure out the state budget, education and anything else they consider important.

  Joint Base Charleston medical personnel now on the ground in NYC

Six Joint Base Charleston medical professionals arrived in New York City early Tuesday morning to help in the fight against the novel coronavirus.

  Lowcountry Strong: Woman starts Charleston COVID-19 network of 6,000+ people

Renee Orth created the Charleston United COVID Response network which has reached more than 6,000 people.

  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.

‘I was fighting for my life’: 60-year-old COVID-19 survivor credits God for her recovery

A South Georgia family is celebrating after their loved one survived COVID-19.

  NASCAR helps in a big way in the fight against COVID-19

In a time where engineering is need to mass produce supplies for health care workers on the front line in this fight against COVID-19, no sport is better equipted to help out than NASCAR.

  South Carolina agriculture industry deals with COVID-19 impacts

The COVID-19 crisis is impacting many industries across the state and country, including agriculture.

  Roper St. Francis moving all labor and delivery to West Ashley amid COVID-19

As hospitals prepare for increased COVID-19 cases, Roper St. Francis Healthcare is consolidating all labor and delivery to Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital.

  Roper St. Francis moving all labor and delivery to West Ashley amid COVID-19

As hospitals prepare for increased COVID-19 cases, Roper St. Francis Healthcare is consolidating all labor and delivery to Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital.

  More than 2,400 cases of COVID-19 in South Carolina; three more deaths reported

State health officials have announced 187 new cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and three additional deaths in South Carolina.

  Two employees at VA mail out pharmacy in N. Charleston test positive for COVID-19

Two employees at a VA mail out pharmacy in North Charleston have tested positive for COVID-19.

  Senator: MUSC would have faced $100 million shortfall by June if layoffs didn’t happen

MUSC Health officials temporarily laid off about 900 workers and reduced pay for all salaried employees on Monday, a move that one state senator said saved the hospital millions.

  Lowcountry Strong: Family pledging to match $500K in donations to Coastal Community Foundation

Several weeks ago, the Coastal Community Foundation, in partnership with the area United Ways, set up a COVID-19 Recovery and Relief Fund designed to award grants to local nonprofits helping during the coronavirus crisis.

  Lowcountry Strong: Front Line Appreciation Group donates lunch to Roper healthcare workers

On Tuesday morning, the Front Line Appreciation Group, or FLAG, put together its first lunch delivery in the Charleston area.

  Fact or Fiction: African Americans and COVID-19

Early numbers in some cities show the new coronavirus is disproportionately infecting African Americans.

  Charleston County urges citizens to create health profile to improve 911 response

Charleston County is urging people to provide critical medical information about themselves ahead of a potential 911 emergency situation.

  McMaster’s ‘Home or Work’ order goes into effect

As of 5 p.m. Tuesday, South Carolina residents will be bound by a “Home or Work” order issued by Gov. Henry McMaster.

Miss South Carolina competition postponed due to COVID-19

The Miss South Carolina competition has been postponed due to COVID-19. Organizers say the live telecast will now be on Saturday night, Aug. 1.

Second Charleston police officer tests positive for COVID-19; mayor suggests citizens wear masks

Officials with the Charleston Police Department say a second officer has tested positive for COVID-19.

  Charleston PD enforcing social distancing, making sure people stay out of parks

Charleston police wants to let everyone know that it’s illegal to go inside city-owned parks during the coronavirus pandemic.

  Roper St. Francis Health reports 4 new COVID-19 cases

Roper St. Francis Health says it has confirmed four additional cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.

  S.C. self-employed workers wait for word on unemployment benefits

The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce says it has paid out approximately $10 million in unemployment benefits between March 29 through Thursday.

  Statewide burn ban set as precaution in pandemic

The South Carolina Forestry Commission says a burning ban for all counties is now in effect.

  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.

  Folly Beach extends emergency ordinance, all rental suspensions

Starting Tuesday morning, no new rentals of any length on Folly Beach will be allowed.

  S.C. couple ties the knot with family and friends watching live on Facebook

They found a safe way to celebrate their big day, while also letting their families be part of their wedding.

  MUSC Health lays off 900 in response to ‘unprecedented’ financial deficits from COVID-19

MUSC officials say they are implementing what they are calling a “workforce realignment” as the health care network works through "unprecedented and serious” financial deficits from the COVID-19 epidemic.

LIST: Non-essential S.C. business closures as ordered by Gov. McMaster

We have put together a list of non-essential businesses that have been ordered to close their doors by South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster.

  Boeing to temporarily suspend 787 operations in South Carolina

Boeing will temporarily suspend all 787 operations at Boeing South Carolina until further notice, starting at the end of second shift on Wednesday, April 8, according to company officials.

  Gov. McMaster issues mandatory ‘Home or Work’ order for South Carolinians

Gov. Henry McMaster has ordered South Carolinians to remain at home unless they are going out to work.

  Charleston nurse volunteers in New York hospital during coronavirus pandemic

A Charleston emergency room nurse is getting ready for her first day on the job in New York.It's where the most coronavirus cases are being reported in the United States.

  Inmate infected with COVID-19 released from Charleston Co. jail after judge determined inmate stable enough for release

An inmate at the Charleston County jail who tested positive for the coronavirus was released Monday afternoon.

MUSC reports nearly 300 positive COVID-19 cases

The number of patients testing positive for the novel coronavirus at MUSC Health’s West Ashley specimen collection site is continuing to increase.

  SC DSS: Child abuse reports down during pandemic

Reports of child abuse are down nearly forty percent in South Carolina from this time last year.Unfortunately, that does not mean abuse is actually down.

New S.C. COVID-19 zip code estimates suggest up to 15K cases possible statewide

While the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control has confirmed 2,232 COVID-19 cases, it estimates almost seven times that amount may be possible.

Trident Health reports 21 positive COVID-19 cases

Trident Health System announced Monday afternoon that eight of its employees have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

S.C. reports 183 more COVID-19 cases, 4 more deaths

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control says it is now tracking an average of 187 new COVID-19 cases per day in the Palmetto State.

  North Charleston man with COVID-19 recovering in hospital after days in ICU

A 55-year-old North Charleston man tested positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID19, more than a week ago, and he’s been in the hospital ever since.

Roper St. Francis Health reports 31 new COVID-19 cases

The latest update from Roper St. Francis Health shows the hospital system has now confirmed more than 100 novel coronavirus cases.

‘Operation Uplift’ providing free food on Monday in wake of Coronavirus pandemic

Free food is being given out Monday to folks in the Tri-County area affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.

City of Beaufort leaders pass ‘shelter-in-place’ order

City of Beaufort leaders voted Monday to pass a “shelter-in-place” order.

Baby born prematurely dies after mother infected with COVID-19; test results for baby pending

The infant’s mother was admitted to a Baton Rouge hospital days before the baby's death.

1-week-old baby tests positive for coronavirus in Cuyahoga County

Officials from Cuyahoga County held a briefing on Monday morning to discuss the ongoing efforts in the area to combat COVID-19.

Executive order forcing more non-essential businesses to close takes effect at 5 p.m.

Gov. Henry McMaster's executive order requiring the shutdown of more businesses labeled "non-essential" will take effect at the close of business Monday.