McMaster, state leaders holding press conference on Wed. to discuss re-opening of South Carolina schools

The presser is expected to start at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the statehouse. McMaster will be joined by Senate President Harvey Peeler, House Speaker Jay Lucas, and others.

  Charleston City Council passes additional COVID-19 protective measures

  Driver arrested after car chase in Goose Creek ends in West Ashley

Wild Dunes Resort temporarily suspending operations due to COVID-19

Some Lowcountry towns, cities holding elections on Tuesday

  Georgetown NAACP push for virtual learning among school safety concerns

  Lowcountry police agencies working to ward off COVID-19 while protecting public

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  Group starts petition to remove law enforcement officers from Charleston Co. schools

Coroner identifies man who died following shooting at Walgreens parking lot

Man wanted in killing of two women in Berkeley County arrested in Indiana

Georgetown ranks in USA Today’s top 10 coastal small town list

Charleston to consider new restrictions, harsher fines to protect against COVID-19

  Study examine plans to fix I-526, dubbed ‘worst corridor’ in South Carolina

Charleston Police release surveillance images in wallet theft

Charleston Police are trying to identify three people they say are connected to the theft of a victim’s wallet from her purse and the use of her stolen debit card.

  National Action Network commends S.C. Supreme Court’s temporary ban of ‘no-knock warrants’

he National Action Network commended the South Carolina Supreme Court Tuesday after the court issued a temporary hold on "no-knock warrants."

North Carolina sees highest single-day increase in coronavirus deaths, record hospitalizations

North Carolina is reporting more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases for the 21st straight day.

  Officer killed while chasing suspect in Seattle suburb

Authorities in a Seattle suburb say they’ve arrested a man suspected of killing one officer and wounding another in a traffic stop.

NY visitors from SC must give contact information or face $2,000 fine under new coronavirus order

Trump praises S.C. deputy who saved infant’s life during traffic stop

  Folly Beach leaders consider converting many free parking spaces to paid parking

  Roper St. Francis hospitals suspend all elective surgeries in pandemic

Beaufort County seeks public input on improving bicycle, pedestrian safety

MPD searching for missing 4-year-old, could be headed to Houston

  S.C. superintendent: Decisions on reopening schools shouldn’t be made by ‘bureaucrats’ in DC

State Superintendent Molly Spearman said on Monday that the decision to reopen South Carolina schools will be not be swayed by pressure from the federal government.

Family gathering led to 41 coronavirus cases in Catawba County, case study shows

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services says a family gathering led to 41 coronavirus cases in Catawba County.

  Dorchester District 2 discusses options for reopening

Dorchester School District Two School Board members heard the from the superintendent on a couple of ways schools could reopen.

Study finds SC among top states for people refusing to wear masks

The study, which was put together by Survival at Home, is based on geotagged Twitter data that tracked anti-mask tweets and hashtags over the past 30 days.

  MUSC doctor reports case of child inflammatory syndrome linked to coronavirus in Charleston

A MUSC doctor says two children in South Carolina who were diagnosed with a rare condition linked to COVID-19 have recovered. The condition is called Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in children known as MIS-C.

  MUSC pauses Charleston COVID-19 warning system, exploring possible statewide system

Officials with the Medical University of South Carolina say they are pausing the use of its Charleston area COVID-19 warning level system.

6-month-old expected to survive after shooting leaves mother, one other dead in Cheraw, S.C.

Police were called to the Dizzy Gillespie Apartment Complex in Cheraw around 4 a.m.

  1,532 new cases of COVID-19, and 13 additional deaths in South Carolina

State health officials have reported 1,532 new cases of COVID-19 and 13 additional deaths in South Carolina.

Visitors to South Carolina state parks required to wear face masks

The announcement was made by state park officials on Monday afternoon and requires visitors over the age of 2 years old to wear a mask in any state park facility staffed by employees or where the general public may congregate.

Deputies release pictures of vehicle sought in fatal shooting at Walgreens parking lot

The shooting happened at the location on 3621 Savannah Highway on Johns Island on Sunday night following an altercation.

Sumter man reported missing for two weeks found safe

Officials reported that 52-year-old Daryl Lofton hadn’t been seen or heard from in two weeks.

  Holly Hill Police Department investigating if driver tried to lure child

Holly Hill police are investigating if a driver tried to lure a child in the Orangeburg County town.

Kayaker has close encounter with an alligator on N.C. river

A man kayaking the Waccamaw River over the weekend had a close encounter with an alligator.

  Enrollment spikes at South Carolina virtual school during coronavirus pandemic

A South Carolina tuition-free virtual school, South Carolina Connections Academy, is seeing a spike in enrollment during the coronavirus pandemic.

  Parent Survival Guide: Helping your student avoid the COVID slide

Educators like E.C. Setser, who’s a gifted and talented teacher at Charles Pinckney Elementary, says now in addition to dealing with the summer slide she along with other teachers are worried about tackling “the COVID slide.”

  Superintendent says Williamsburg Co. students likely to stay home this year

The Williamsburg County Schools superintendent predicts her district will not have a regular school year as educators continue to plan around the coronavirus pandemic.

Red Cross seeking Lowcountry volunteers for hurricane season

With predictions for a busy hurricane season this year, the American Red Cross is looking for volunteers who can be ready to help if a storm should threaten the Lowcountry.

‘Long road to recovery:’ Sheriff’s office provides update on deputy injured in crash

The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office posted an update Monday on the deputy injured July 3 in a crash on the Don Holt Bridge.

  Deputies: Fight leads to deadly Sunday night shooting in parking lot

An altercation outside a drug store parking lot led to a shooting that left one man dead on Johns Island Sunday, deputies say.

Little River player wins $200,000 in Palmetto Cash 5 drawing

The winner has 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim their prize.

  ‘I’m at your mercy’: Horry County firefighter battles strep throat, pneumonia and COVID-19

An Horry County firefighter who rarely gets sick ended up battling three diseases at once – strep throat, pneumonia and COVID-19.

Bus driver beaten to death after asking passengers to wear face masks: “It’s barbaric”

The wife of a French bus driver who was beaten to death after he asked four passengers to wear face masks aboard his vehicle called Saturday for "exemplary punishment" for his killers.

  Authorities investigating 4 weekend shootings across Charleston County

Three people died and three others were injured in a total of four shooting incidents between Saturday night and Sunday night.

Clemson athletics asks for fan input on college football season

A survey sent to Clemson IPTAY season ticket holders has some football fans wondering what's in store for the upcoming football season.

AMBER Alert cancelled, missing 5-year-old found safe

UPDATE: The Amber Alert for 5-year-old Naomi Herring has been cancelled. Herring has been found. Thank you for helping us get the word out.

  City sees high number of concerns about Angel Oak parking

After Charleston city leaders introduced plans for new parking near the historic Angel Oak, the city has received numerous calls from people wanting to make sure the entire preserve is protected during the lot’s construction.

  Dorchester County planning new, larger emergency operations center

Leaders in Dorchester County say they have outgrown their current emergency operations center and are planning a new facility about seven times the size of the current one.

  Charleston Fire Station 11, being built near Charleston 9 Memorial, nearing completion

The Charleston Fire Department’s newest fire station, being built next to the site of a deadly fire that killed nine city firefighters, is almost finished.

Spring Bike Rally set to start Monday after being postponed since May

After being postponed for a few months, vendors still worry about business for the rescheduled Spring Bike Rally.

  Coroner identifies 2 victims in Saturday night double shooting

Police say no suspects have been identified at this time and there isn’t any apparent ongoing danger to the public.

  Rally held for Elijah Weatherspoon, activists call for more answers

Following his autopsy, lawyers for Weatherspoon's family released a statement saying they hope the public and anyone involved to fully cooperate with agencies investigating his death.

  911 AUDIO: Texas woman rescued from home seconds before it collapsed during storm

We just received the 911 call recording from this dramatic rescue.

Deputies investigating shooting in Charleston County

Charleston County deputies are investigating a shooting Sunday evening.

Deputy recovering at home after crash during high-speed chase in Chesterfield Co.

On Tuesday, Deputy Blake Elvis returned home after being in the hospital from the crash.

  Florida reports largest single-day increase in coronavirus cases

Throughout May and into June, the state reopened much of its economy with some restrictions.

Black Lives Matter activists protest Confederate monument in downtown Charleston

A few groups gathered at the Confederate Defenders statue in downtown Charleston on Sunday morning.

Lanes blocked following crash on I-26 westbound near Summerville

Two lanes of I-26 westbound near Summerville are blocked following a crash Sunday.

DHEC confirms 1,952 new COVID-19 cases, 10 additional deaths

On Saturday SCDHEC confirmed the state’s first cases of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) associated with COVID-19.

University of South Carolina says SAT, ACT optional for 2021

Students applying for freshman admission to the University of South Carolina’s Columbia campus will not have to submit standardized SAT or ACT test scores for the 2021 spring, summer or fall terms.

Thousands of SC students to get free food help

The Department of Social Services says about 467,000 students are expected to receive the funds.

Two dead after three separate shootings late Saturday night

The Charleston Police Department responded to three different shootings over the weekend.

Charleston County Public Library expands curbside service hours

More than a dozen Charleston County Public Library branches have expanded hours for curbside pickup services.

Kroger cashiers to stop giving customers coin change

If you go to Kroger, for now you can forget your change purse.

SLED investigating after deputies shoot, kill man who pointed a gun at them, deputies say

One man is dead after deputies shot him when he pointed a handgun at them, according to the Greenville County sheriff.

’I just want people to be happy’: 6-year-old hands out food, masks to less fortunate

Kinley Johnson spent her Saturday handing out food, water and masks to those less fortunate. Her grandmother and mother helped, but the idea was all Kinley’s.

  Late night alcohol sale ban starts while bar owners fear future

Tonight, taps are turning off across the state to adhere to Governor McMaster's new order.

  An Oahu fisherman’s shark encounter is caught on camera

As scary as this is for some people, he said he was left in awe by the powerful encounter.

  DHEC confirms first death of a child, highest reported number of daily cases in South Carolina

he South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) confirmed the state’s first pediatric death associated with COVID-19 on Saturday.

South Carolina Supreme Court temporarily bans no-knock warrants

The court acknowledged the dangers that executing such warrants can pose to both members of the public and to law enforcement.

New coronavirus cluster emerges at Charlotte daycare, 11 children test positive

Health officials reported the second coronavirus cluster, considered five or more cases, in Mecklenburg County at Heaven’s Angels Childcare Center in north Charlotte on Tuesday.

MUSC holding free Covid-19 testing this weekend

It will be held on Saturday at Trident Technical College, 7000 Rivers Ave., from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm.

Darlington City Council member accused of using racially-charged language towards police officer

The incident happened last month, according to reports.

Memorial parade planned for tow truck driver killed in Don Holt Bridge crash

The funeral for the tow truck driver who died following a crash on the Don Holt Bridge is Saturday.

  Hospitals filling up with COVID-19 cases

Coronavirus cases are quickly taking over hospitals and health facilities. MUSC’s Intensive Care Unit beds are near capacity, 37 percent of in-patients at Roper St. Francis Healthcare are COVID-19 related and at Trident Health nearly a quarter of the ICU beds are occupied by coronavirus patients.

Summerville police warn of phone scammers

Police say these individuals are advising that the Summerville Police Department has a warrant for their arrest and if you do not pay a requested fine, funds from your bank account would be seized.

Charleston community leaders team up for food distribution on Saturday

Volunteers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Salvation Army will be joined by police personnel to hand out food boxes to those in need.

  Tourism numbers in S.C. drop during traditionally busy July 4th week

SC's Director of Parks, Recreation and Tourism says recent national publicity has hurt the comeback of the state's tourism industry.

SC governor says schools must reopen in-person as other state leaders remain wary

AccelerateED guidelines stipulate any district located in a high incidence rate area for COVID-19 stay home. Based on recent DHEC data, Richland One would not qualify for reopening under that recommendation.