Baby born in S.C. during coronavirus outbreak gets parking garage welcome from friends

When Bryson Frye was born, he entered the world to an audience of one, but he still got a long-distance welcome party, thanks to family friends who went to great heights!

  SC school districts file for food-requirement waivers as COVID-19 affects the supply chain

  SC school districts see shortage of food service workers, volunteers needed

  Local pharmacies adjust to pandemic

Fake letters claim Charleston, MUSC seeking college students for COVID-19 vaccine trial

  Amazon worker in W. Columbia diagnosed with COVID-19

  State representatives call for Gov. McMaster to issue ‘stay-at-home’ order

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  Local Charleston restaurant donating meals to front line defenders, encourages others to do the same

  Eleven hikers back in Charleston after congressman gets them chartered flight out of Peru

  St. George mayor asking residents to social distance

  10 S.C. Dept. of Corrections employees test positive for COVID-19

Roper St. Francis Health reports 17 new COVID-19 cases

More than 1,900 people have coronavirus in North Carolina, 16 deaths reported

  COVID-19 impacts SC aerospace, Boeing to implement voluntary layoff plan in pandemic

Boeing notified its employees that it will offer a voluntary layoff plan to its employees as the aerospace industry begins adjusting to its “new reality.”

S.C. unemployment claims double over previous week

The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce says the number of initial unemployment claims doubled in the week ending March 28 over the previous week.

  Lowcountry Strong: Group distributing food to families in need

Staff and volunteers at East Cooper Community Outreach are busy making sure food is available for Lowcountry families in need.

  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.

  DD2 distance learning packets now available

  Mount Pleasant ‘Stay at Home’ order takes effect

  SC lawmaker pushes effort to cover first responders under workers’ comp

  Cane Bay community honors first responders continuing to work through pandemic

Carolina Country Music Fest moved to September due to COVID-19

  ‘Messages of Hope’ spread for Wish kids; 38 S.C. wishes delayed

  South Carolina announces four more deaths related to COVID-19, and 210 new cases

State health officials have announced four additional deaths related to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. The four patients were elderly individuals who also had underlying health conditions.

  Why a La. restaurant owner lets one couple dine in during coronavirus shutdown

There's always a line outside MePa's Diner in Central, especially since the governor ordered all restaurants to serve take-out only.

  Lowcountry hospitals report healthcare workers testing positive for COVID-19

Lowcountry hospitals have released recent numbers of healthcare workers that have tested positive for COVID-19.

  Berkeley Co. teachers will use upcoming ‘workday’ for blended learning preparations

Berkeley County students will get a break from online courses this Friday as teachers work to transition their lesson plans to a new, blended learning platform that will roll out next week.

  South Carolina creating COVID-19 database for first responders

The South Carolina Department of Health is creating a database that will give first responders more information about the places and people they’re responding to during the coronavirus pandemic.

  Charleston tattoo shop owner shares financial impacts amid non-essential business closures

The tattoo shop closed prior to the governor's order because of the Mayor of Charleston John Tecklenburg's stay-at-home order was put in place sooner.

38 MUSC Health employees have tested positive for COVID-19

Hospital officials announced Wednesday afternoon that four more MUSC Health employees in the Charleston area have tested positive for COVID-19.

Fares suspended on Georgetown County’s public bus service

Georgetown County residents who need to travel locally during the COVID-19 outbreak will soon be able to ride the bus for free.

CofC to give refunds to students for fees related to housing, meal plan

Refunds will look different for each student depending on their financial arrangement with the college

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

With public galleries, shops and events cancelled during the novel coronavirus pandemic, Lowcountry artists are feeling the financial strain.

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

When social distancing kept a little girl from having a birthday party, she found a creative way to celebrate.

Order closing ‘non-essential’ S.C. businesses takes effect at 5 p.m.

Gov. Henry McMaster announced an order Tuesday to force the closure of non-essential businesses in South Carolina, his latest in a stair-step escalation of measures aimed at quelling the new coronavirus outbreak.

Roper St. Francis Health reports 12 new COVID-19 cases

Officials at Roper St. Francis Health say they have confirmed a total of 65 cases of the novel coronavirus at their hospitals.

  Lowcountry Strong: Helping seniors connect and celebrate with video chat

Staff members at a Summerville senior living facility are helping their residents use technology to connect with loved ones during the pandemic.

  Veterinary clinics moving to curb-side appointments to fight COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control says there is no evidence the novel coronavirus spreads through animals, but it's the person-to-person contact veterinary offices are trying to avoid.

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.

  Mental health counselors urge governor to expand SC Medicaid coverage

Lowcountry counselors are predicting an increase in mental health concerns across the state because of the coronavirus.

  Gov. McMaster orders closure of all non-essential businesses in South Carolina

Gov. Henry McMaster has ordered the closure of all non-essential business in South Carolina. McMaster said the executive order will go into place on April 1.

  Health officials report 158 new cases of COVID-19 in SC; 4 more deaths reported

Health officials announced on Tuesday afternoon that there are 158 new cases of COVID-19 in South Carolina, in addition to four more deaths related to the virus.

  Charleston County Schools, Roper open free daycare for children of medical staff

The Charleston County School District and Roper St. Francis Healthcare have partnered to create a free daycare for the children of medical staff on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Mount Pleasant mayor announces ‘Stay at Home’ proclamation

Mount Pleasant Mayor Will Haynie is expected to speak Tuesday morning on the novel coronavirus pandemic.

  36,000 medical supplies delivering to 6 local counties

Counties across the state are getting a second round of medical supplies from the federal stockpile.

Person associated with Military Magnet Academy tests positive for COVID-19

Officials with the Charleston County School District say someone associated with Military Magnet Academy has tested positive for COVID-19.

Live 5 News hosts online town hall on COVID-19

The Live 5 News team is hosting a Facebook Live town hall on the novel coronavirus Tuesday night.

Gov. Cooper signs order prohibiting utilities companies from shutting off services

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper signed an executive order Tuesday to prohibit utilities companies from shutting off services to people who are unable to pay.

  S.C. unemployment officials address concerns with claims process amid high volumes

Unemployment insurance claims in South Carolina are at an all-time high during the coronavius pandemic.

Charleston mayor emphasizes citizens to stay home except for necessary trips

Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg emphasized on Tuesday the importance of city residents to stay home except for essential trips.

  Roper St. Francis Health reports 17 new cases of COVID-19

Roper St. Francis Health is reporting its largest one-day increase in new cases of the novel coronavirus since it began testing patients.

  North Charleston to follow COVID-19 guidelines, but no ‘Stay at Home’ order

The mayor of North Charleston provided an update Tuesday morning on his city’s efforts to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

  S.C. National Guard activated to deliver medical supplies

The South Carolina National Guard has focused on delivering medical supplies to hospitals across the state since being activated by Gov. Henry McMaster.

  Lowcountry Strong: Clinic providing medical care, food to people in need

The clinic offers medical services and food to people who are uninsured and people who live well below the poverty line.

  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.

  S.C. announces 2 more COVID-19-related deaths, 151 new cases

State health officials have announced two more deaths related to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus.

  Hospitality group launches campaign to feed laid-off workers

The Charleston Hospitality Group is working to make sure healthcare workers and laid-off hospitality employees aren’t going hungry.

  Gov. McMaster orders closing of public access to all South Carolina beaches

The executive order also closes all public boat ramps, landings and other access points on the state’s lakes, rivers and waterways.

  34 MUSC Health employees have tested positive for COVID-19

The spread of COVID-19 is continuing to impact health care workers internationally, including right here in the Lowcountry.

Rep. Joe Cunningham calling on McMaster to issue statewide stay-at home order

Rep. Joe Cunningham is calling on Gov. Henry McMaster to issue a statewide stay-at-home order. Cunningham tweeted on Monday afternoon that he was urging the stay-at-home be done immediately.

  Families in the tri-county are being evicted from hotels amid the coronavirus pandemic

Families in the tri-county are being evicted from hotels amid the coronavirus pandemic. A recent South Carolina Supreme Court order addressed evictions and foreclosures statewide.

Statewide ‘stay at home’ order goes into effect for North Carolina

The order goes into effect at 5 p.m. on Monday, March 30, but Cooper urged people start “as soon as you possibly you can.”

  Edisto Island restaurant owners donates generous tip to local nonprofit

While we are seeing the struggles of restaurants having to close their dine-in portion, we are also seeing the supportive response from the community.

  Private cleaning company hired to sanitize Berkeley County Jail

Fearing a coronavirus outbreak in his jail, Berkeley County’s sheriff is hiring a private company to sanitize the facility to protect inmates and employees.

  Summerville mother 'heartbroken’ as therapists for son with autism get laid off

A Summerville mom is heartbroken after the therapists for her four-year-old son with Down Syndrome and autism get laid off.

Carnival cruise ship will remain docked in Charleston while crew remains onboard

A Carnival cruise ship will continue to remain docked in Charleston while its crew of more than 1,000 will remain onboard, according to officials with the South Carolina Ports Authority.

The Stimulus Scoop: Your questions answered

We've researched what exactly the stimulus will provided and found the following answers.

  DHEC releases number of coronavirus cases in S.C. by zip code

The list was created after a request by the S.C. Association of Counties in an effort to prepare first responders.

  Charleston’s social distancing ‘trending in right direction,’ police chief says

Charleston's chief of police said the city's "Stay at Home" ordinance, which took effect just past midnight Thursday morning, seems to be having the desired effect.

  DHEC releases updated list of COVID-19 cases by zip code

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control has released new information on COVID-19 cases by zip code.

  Roper St. Francis Health reports 11 new positive cases of COVID-19

Officials at Roper St. Francis Health reported 11 new cases of the novel coronavirus at their facilities.

‘Cities need your help:’ Goose Creek mayor wants ‘Stay Home’ order from governor

Goose Creek’s mayor sent a message to South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster calling for a statewide “Stay Home” order.

  Red Cross says donors filled slots at Summerville drive, encourages future appointments

The American Red Cross says all slots at a blood drive being held in Summerville Monday have been filled.

  Lowcountry doctors face fast-paced changes in pandemic

Healthcare workers who are on the front lines of the novel coronavirus pandemic say they're trying to balance work and family amid fast-paced changes in how they treat patients.

  Lowcountry Strong: West Ashley High School using 3D printers to make masks for healthcare workers

Innovators at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) came up with a design to 3D print masks and they are hoping anyone with a 3D printer will help.

  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.

  S.C. reporting total of 16 deaths, 774 cases of COVID-19

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control officials announced Sunday a 16th person has died in the state from the novel coronavirus.

Taco Bell giving away free tacos to say “thank you” during coronavirus pandemic

The offer is for a Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos Taco and is only available through the drive-thru. It is available while supplies last.

Apart, but together in prayer: One church’s approach to social distancing

As religious institutions turn to new technologies to stay connected and worship as the coronavirus spreads, communities like Beauford Baptist Church were left behind.

DHEC announces additional COVID-19 related death in SC, bringing total to 16

The patient was an elderly individual from Horry County who had underlying health conditions, according to DHEC.

Governor issues executive order activating SC National Guard, giving DHEC emergency powers

South Carolina’s governor is aiming to protect first responders during the new coronavirus outbreak, ordering that anyone calling 911 be asked if anyone near them has symptoms of COVID-19.