New bill aimed at who controls parking along public roads

A new bill aims at putting individual towns in charge of parking along their state-owned roads, but some worry this could allow cities to close off free beach access on barrier islands.

‘The guests can choose:’ S.C. restaurants embracing end of mask mandate for customers

SC deputy shoots armed man on roof of apartment building

Couple renews wedding vows at Trident Medical Center.

  Charleston mask ordinance to remain in effect for restaurants

  Nonprofit hosted food distribution on Johns Island

Two people killed in Kershaw County house fire

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  Attempted traffic stop leads to police chase

  East Cooper Medical Center to host weekly vaccine clinic

SC man attacks girlfriend, sets fires over stimulus check

Crews responding to crash on Highway 17

  Senate OKs $1.9T virus relief bill that includes stimulus checks

North Carolina reporting fewer than 1.2K COVID-related hospitalizations

Police investigating after Bluffton shooting ends in car crash

The Bluffton Police Department says they are investigating a fatal car crash that was caused by a shooting.

SC House passes bill to ticket slow left lane drivers

Violators could face a $200 fine or 30 days in jail.

SC reports nearly 800 new COVID-19 cases

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control said the latest test results for COVID-19 revealed 792 new confirmed cases.

Cold night prompts reopening of Charleston warming shelter

The City of Charleston says the city warming shelter will be open and CARTA will provide free transportation.

Woman charged for supplying drugs that led to fatal overdose

Dept. of Health and Environmental Control sends ‘Thank You’ message to South Carolinians

  Charleston County EMS hopes to expand to improve service

  McMaster: Mass vaccination is positive sign, but SC won’t be 100% back in the summer

  Bishop England girls fall in 3-A state title game

The Citadel to suspend 33 athletes for improper bookstore purchases

Newborn baby found dead at Columbia apartment complex

The newborn was found unresponsive Thursday morning around 5:30 inside Colony Apartments.

Dorchester District 2 releases proposed school calendar for 2021-2022

District staff will present the calendar at the March 8 School Board meeting. Some of the dates proposed include Aug. 16 as the first day of school for students.

Charleston fire station shut down because of unknown odor

The Charleston Fire Department has temporarily closed a station due to an unknown odor.

Deputies: Two people impersonating animal control officers take dog, puppies

The sheriff’s office says two people impersonated armed law enforcement animal control officers and took the dogs.

  Man, 16-year-old arrested for shooting that left victim in serious condition

The Moncks Corner Police Department arrested 19-year-old Isaiah Eman Wright of Charleston who is charged with attempted murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, and possession of a stolen handgun.

Trump endorses Gov. McMaster for re-election in 2022

McMaster shared a message from the former president on Twitter Friday.

  DHEC officials reflect on one year since first COVID-19 cases in SC, vaccine progress

As we approach one year since the first cases of COVID-19 were discovered in South Carolina, state health officials announced they are embarking on a new plan to distribute the vaccines regionally.

Deputies searching for driver after stabbing victim hit then dragged by car

Deputies are searching for a driver after a woman was stabbed then dragged by a car in Georgetown County on Friday afternoon. It happened outside a home on Jeremiah Drive in Plantersville.

  McMaster lifts mandatory face coverings for restaurants, state government facilities

State government officials said they are still recommending that masks be required in restaurants but it will no longer be a requirement at the state level.

Invasive mussels found in products sold at South Carolina pet supply stores

Officials with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources have confirmed that invasive mussels have been found in containers in stores of two different pet supply chains in the state.

Second suspect charged after homeowners find house in nightmarish condition

Authorities charged Rachel Adkisson of Iowa with malicious injury to personal property in excess of $10,000.

  The vaccination ‘race’ to herd immunity and hurdles to get there

Charleston healthcare leaders say in order to get mass-scale immunity against COVID-19, they’re running a race not against each other, but between vaccinations and the variables that stand in the way.

  Charleston County teacher placed on leave after allegation of inappropriate word used in class

The Charleston County School District has placed a teacher on administrative leave while an investigation takes place into allegations that an inappropriate word was used in class.

Deputies: Missing Georgetown County man found safe

Deputies said that the man was found safe in Georgetown.

  Tax refund money withheld after ‘glitch’ in Charleston County

A tax refund is often a windfall injection of money many look forward to in spring, but some in Charleston County are find their checks lighter than usual or redirected entirely.

  Authorities identify man killed in auto-pedestrian crash in N. Charleston

The Charleston County Coroner’s Office said 64-year-old Stephen Gross from Charleston died at MUSC on the morning of March 3.

  Lidl announces stronger in-store mask requirements

The stricter mask requirements for shoppers go into effect Monday.

Charleston leaders announce grocery, diaper giveaway for Saturday

Rep. Nancy Mace and members of the Charleston County Republican Party will be holding a press conference Friday to promote their upcoming food giveaway.

Charleston Co. Schools explain school vaccine plans

Representatives from the Charleston County School District answered questions on Friday about their plans to vaccinate teachers and school staffers.

Organizations offering college scholarships for Black students

Two Lowcountry minority organizations are offering scholarships to help Black students begin and complete their college careers. Four scholarship opportunities are available.

Doctors not surprised to find swelling on mammograms after COVID-19 vaccine

Doctors are noticing an interesting side effect of the COVID-19 vaccine that’s impacting mammograms for women.

SC reports more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control said the latest test results for COVID-19 revealed 1,079 new confirmed cases

  SC receives first Janssen vaccine doses, sends them to providers

South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control confirmed Friday morning the state received its first doses of the Janssen vaccine earlier this week.

Lawmaker reintroduces resolution to make the Bible Tennessee’s state book

A Tennessee lawmaker is making a third attempt to make the Holy Bible the official state book.

  Federal judge extends restraining order on SC abortion ban law

A federal judge extended a temporary restraining order on South Carolina’s newly-passed bill designed to ban most abortions in the state.

  Gas leak along Clements Ferry Road secured, crews make final repairs

Dominion Energy said it has secured a gas leak reported early Friday morning along Clements Ferry Road.

  FBI offers $10K reward for info on 20-year-old wanted in North Charleston robbery

The FBI says it is offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest in an armored truck robbery.

  The Citadel prepares for first home football game of 2021

The Citadel will play its first home football game of the the year Saturday afternoon.

  Dorchester County School District 4 holding job fairs

Dorchester District 4 is looking to fill openings through virtual recruitment fairs.

Georgia could make porch theft a felony; critics decry move

Georgia could make it a felony with mandatory prison time for people who steal a single package off someone’s porch or front step, no matter the value.

  Saturday marks one year since first COVID-19 cases reported in South Carolina

Saturday marks a grim milestone in the state’s fight against the novel coronavirus: it is the first anniversary of the first reported confirmed cases in the state.

  Charleston County’s revised Hwy 41 plan lessens impact to Phillips Community

Charleston County has revealed a revised plan to widen Highway 41, after receiving a lot of pushback on the original proposal.

  ‘I was concerned for my life:’ Newberry Co. Sheriff still recovering from COVID-19

In January Sheriff Foster tested positive for COVID-19 and would eventually spend 16 days in the hospital with severe symptoms.

  SC lawmakers debating bill to make sure all COVID-19 vaccinations are voluntary

There is no state mandate in South Carolina for anyone to get the COVID-19 vaccine, but some South Carolinians are worried their jobs will force them to get the shot.

Deputies investigating after gunfire damages property at Ladson neighborhood

The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after gunfire damaged some property at a Ladson neighborhood Thursday night.

Emergency crews respond to crash involving injuries in North Charleston

It’s on Dorchester Road near Ashley Phosphate. According to authorities, there are injuries involved.

Man charged with 50+ counts of secret peeping, 9 counts of indecent liberties with minor in Alexander Co.

Alexander County Sheriff’s Office and Taylorsville Police Department officers arrested 32-year-old Michael Justin Childers at his home on Thursday at 4 p .m.

  N. Charleston chase suspect arrested after cars, apartment struck by gunfire

Investigators have arrested a 26-year-old man who is accused of leading deputies in a chase after two cars and an apartment were struck by gunfire in North Charleston on Thursday afternoon.

DHEC employee stabbed at ‘off-campus’ location

Police have arrested someone, DHEC said.

  N. Charleston Mayor: Idleness from pandemic partly to blame for recent violence

In recent weeks, there have been several high-profile crimes, including the shooting death of a 74-year-old woman in her car, and a shooting at Northwoods Mall that left three people hurt.

Sheriff: SC house guest leaves home in nightmarish condition with feces, urine on walls

A house guest left a home in a nightmarish condition causing $30,000 worth of damage which included holes throughout the residence as well as feces and urine on the walls, according to investigators.

  Deputies arrest home invasion suspects accused of brutal killing, stealing victim’s truck

The Georgetown County Sheriff’s office arrested 24-year-old Joshua Dylan Leday of Andrews and 49-year-old Phillip Thomas Powers of Georgetown.

  School districts’ vaccination plans for teachers could be delayed

Teachers in South Carolina may now be eligible for the COVI19 vaccines, but it’s still unclear just how quickly some districts are going to be able to provide those shots.

Cops: Armed robbery thwarted after Vietnam vet stands up to suspects

Authorities say a juvenile who attempted an armed robbery on a Vietnam veteran was thwarted after the veteran stood up to the suspect.

  When Charleston renters could see $12 million in COVID-19 assistance

Charleston County has a little under seven months to distribute the majority of $12 million federal dollars to rental, landlord and utility assistance for people impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Woman found safe after leaving Lexington assisted-living home

Shortly before 4 p.m. officials reported that Holden had been found.

  Deputies investigating after man injured in Beaufort shooting

The victim was transported to the Beaufort Memorial Hospital by Emergency Medical Services. The sheriff’s office said it is believed the suspect responsible fled the area following the shooting.

State health department identifies S.C. pharmacies set to receive J&J vaccine

Over 100 independent pharmacies in South Carolina will soon receive the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

  Joseph Floyd Manor partners with MUSC to get vaccines

The close living conditions, the age of the tenants and nature of their medical conditions makes the building particularly concerning if a COVID-19 outbreak were to happen.

  Judge sets bond for woman charged in January shooting at Tanger Outlet

A judge has set bond for a 19-year-old facing three charges in connection with a shooting in the parking lot of Tanger Outlet.

Lidl announces stronger in-store mask requirements

Grocery chain Lidl notified its customers about stricter mask requirements for shoppers while inside their stores effective Monday.

  Authorities audit over 2,800 unemployment claims for fraud

South Carolina officials say more than 2,800 unemployment insurance claims are being investigated for fraud.

  SC reports 2021′s 2nd-lowest weekly initial unemployment claim total

The state’s Department of Employment and Workforce says just more than 4,000 filed their first claim for unemployment in the last week.

SC reports 819 new COVID-19 cases, 38 new deaths

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control said the latest test results for COVID-19 revealed 819 new confirmed cases.

Bill making it easier to access birth control heads to full SC Senate

A GOP-sponsored bill that would allow pharmacists to prescribe a woman a contraceptive without a patient-specific prescription has passed a state Senate committee.

Arizona siblings missing since Oct. could be in Rock Hill, S.C.

Officials say Claudia Huerta, 17, Marcos Huerta, 15, and Teraji Dillard, 3, were reported missing from Glendale, Arizona on October 4.

Group of SC veterans wants medical marijuana bill passed

The veterans say it relaxes them, and helps them have a better quality of life.

N. Charleston lottery winner has 2 weeks to claim $200K prize

If you purchased a Powerball ticket in North Charleston back in September, it’s time to look back through your old tickets!