Rising costs drive S.C. firefighters out of communities

As rental and home prices increase throughout the state, some firefighters say they can’t afford to live in the communities they work in.

  More than 600 S.C. National Guard to assist in Washington, D.C.

  State health officials requesting more COVID-19 vaccines after decrease in allotment

  Scammers targeting local businesses, threatening to cut off power

‘Something’s not right,’ Family believes missing New Hanover County teen is in danger

Publix to begin providing COVID-19 vaccines by appointment starting Wednesday

Missing 16-year-old girl found safe, deputies say

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‘Our top priority right now is giving those shots’: McMaster urges S.C. hospitals to speed up COVID-19 vaccine rollout

  Publix to provide COVID-19 vaccines by appointment starting this week

  FBI: SC man wanted for role in Capitol insurrection

  SC reports just under 3,000 new COVID-19 cases, 8 new deaths

CCSD teacher given public reprimand

Tidelands Health begins vaccinating adults 70 and older

‘Bold and transformative’: Gov. Henry McMaster reflects on MLK’s legacy

Gov. Henry McMaster reflected on the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Monday.

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.

James Island road closed for construction

The Charleston County Public Works Department says resumed construction on the Grimball Road Drainage Improvements project will close the road.

WATCH: King Day at the Dome virtual rally: Where do we go from here?

Watch the virtual rally if you missed it.

Deputies: Missing Beaufort Co. man found

  Charleston YWCA to host virtual Martin Luther King Day event

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. around the Coastal Empire, Lowcountry

  FBI vetting Guard troops in DC amid fears of insider attack

Two injured after shooting in Charleston, police investigating

  SC reports more than 4,500 new COVID-19 cases, 76 new deaths

Mount Pleasant Police release photograph of car stolen in carjacking

Police are asking people to stay clear of the area while they are investigating.

Protestors gather at State House over free speech concerns

Florence resident Shawn Laurie organized the event, titled “Drive4America”.

Charleston Police release suspect information in Democratic HQ vandalism

Anyone with information on who the suspect is or his whereabouts is asked to contact the Charleston Police Department.

  Charleston County School District parents respond to COVID-19 notification changes

While the parents say it’s a step in the right direction, they also say increased transparency surrounding COVID cases in the classroom should be expanded to middle and high schools as well.

North Charleston warming shelter to open Sunday, Monday night

All guests will be required to wear a mask at all times unless eating, showering, or sleeping.

Colleton County detective dies after catching COVID-19

The Colleton County Sheriff’s Office says one of their detectives has died after contracting COVID-19.

‘An unconstitutional act of political vengeance:’ Graham pens new letter opposing impeachment of Trump

Graham reaffirmed his position in a letter to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.

Troopers: One dead following Berkeley Co. crash

South Carolina Highway Patrol says one person has died following an early-morning crash in Berkeley County.

Charleston warming shelter to reopen in preparation of another cold night

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

Horry County Police details procession to MUSC for fallen officer

The department also says members of the community are invited the line the escort route.

  Charleston Co. Democratic Party headquarters vandalized

The Charleston County Democratic Party says their headquarters has been vandalized.

Armed capitol rallies “will continue” as planned, Boogaloo group member says

In the days since supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol in a violent riot that left five dead, officials have installed a massive security apparatus around the complex.

Reward increased to $20K for info in deadly York Co. home invasion on Christmas night

The FBI is offering a reward for information that leads to the arrest of three people involved in a violent home invasion that occurred in Hickory Grove on Christmas night.

  SC reports more than 4,600 new COVID-19 cases, ‘systems issue’ resolved

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control says a problem that affected the number of new cases reported has been corrected.

Man suspected in S.C. armed robberies, carjacking arrested following two-county chase

The driver was identified as LaGeorge Raul Jackson.

  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.

Food truck festival coming to Firefly Distillery

Firefly Distillery says they will be holding their first food truck festival to support local eateries.

Red Cross to hold North Charleston blood drive

The Red Cross will be partnering with a North Charleston car dealership in an effort to get people to donate blood.

Groups host food giveaway in N. Charleston

A group says a drive-thru food distribution event is taking place at Destiny Worship Center in North Charleston.

Deputies in Kershaw Co. seek ‘porch pirate’ wanted for stealing package

The incident happened at a home in Elgin.

  DHEC agrees to update pollution permits for three coal plants affecting waterways

The decision comes after a lawsuit claimed the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control was failing to enforce water pollution protections.

Water Mission responding to 6.2 earthquake in Indonesia

Crews with Water Mission are deploying to the Sulawesi island after the quake toppled buildings and killed more than 40 people.

Deputies: Among armed robberies, suspects threw $20 bills, wished customers ‘Merry Christmas’ in S.C.

Lancaster County deputies charged 21-year-old Reco Lamont Miller for his alleged role in three armed robberies at businesses from Dec. 14-23, 2020.

Beaufort Memorial Hospital canceling COVID-19 vaccine appointments due to decrease in expected shipment

Beaufort Memorial Hospital is canceling COVID-19 vaccination appointments after the hospital says it was informed it would not receive the expected dosage shipments in the coming weeks.

  Police officers investigating after one shot in West Ashley

Police are investigating after a man was shot in West Ashley Friday night. Officials with the Charleston Police Department said it happened on Sequoia Street.

  SC Hospital Association: Hospitals will receive ‘significantly less’ COVID-19 vaccine next week

South Carolina hospitals will be getting “significantly less” COVID-19 vaccines next week, according to officials with the South Carolina Hospital Association.

Authorities investigating after two trailers stolen from Dorchester Co. business

A pair of trailers in Dorchester County have disappeared, but not without a trace. The trailers’ owner said he has seen surveillance video of someone carting them down the road.

  MUSC vaccinating 3,000 - 4,000 a day; leaders plan for expanded sites statewide

One month in after the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were administered, leaders at the Medical University of South Carolina spearheading the vaccination effort say between 3,000 to 4,000 patients a day are getting their shots.

  Former N. Charleston police officer arrested for 2 DUIs this week heading to recovery center

A former North Charleston police officer who was arrested for two drunken driving incidents this week, one of which involved a crash with injuries, is committing himself to a recovery center, according to his lawyers.

  CCSD elementary school parents will receive notification on classroom COVID-19 cases

The notifications includes Early Head Start, Head Start, child development, primary, and elementary classrooms.

Charleston man accused of sending explicit image, solicitation of minor

Authorities say they have arrested a 49-year-old Charleston man accused of soliciting sex and sending an explicit image to someone he believed to be a minor.

  Sen. Graham ready to work with Biden, ‘time to move on’ from Trump impeachment

Sen. Lindsey Graham told reporters Friday he believes a plan to impeach President Donald Trump after he leaves office is unconstitutional.

Coroner: 16-year-old identified as victim of deadly overnight shooting in Loris area

Authorities are investigating a deadly early-morning shooting that took place in a community outside of Loris.

Fetter Health Care Network launching vaccination clinics for Phase 1 distribution

The first clinic will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 20 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist on 7396 Rivers Ave. in North Charleston.

  McMaster asks S.C. hospitals to reduce elective surgeries to help with COVID-19 vaccine rollout

On Wednesday, S.C. began allowing those 70 and older to schedule appointments to receive the vaccine.

  Mt. Pleasant longterm facility receiving first round of vaccines

Somerby Senior Living in Mount Pleasant started vaccinating workers and residents on Friday and will finish up the first round of doses Saturday. In all, around 300 more people are getting inoculated from the coronavirus.

Charleston County Schools extends sports suspension

The Charleston County School District will extend the suspension of athletic competition for at least another week.

  SC reports 1,845 new COVID-19 cases, ‘systems issue’ still an issue

As the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control continues to report an “internal systems issue” it says is affecting COVID-19 counts, it reported 1,845 newly-confirmed cases Friday.

  Roper St. Francis announces drive-thru vaccination plans

Roper St. Francis Healthcare will implement drive-thru vaccinations at the North Charleston Coliseum beginning Wednesday.

Deputies investigating crash involving SC trooper

A South Carolina Highway Patrol trooper collided with a vehicle while it was pursuing another vehicle in Orangeburg County Wednesday night.

N.C. reaches 8 million COVID-19 tests taken

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is continuing to track confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths.

Hilton Head holding virtual, limited in-person MLK events

Hilton Head is honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy over a six-day celebration.

Colo. neighborhood to light homes blue to mark anniversary of Gannon Stauch’s disappearance

A Colorado neighborhood is turning blue in memory of an 11-year-old boy with ties to Horry County.

Police clear scene of crash involving cyclist in Mt. Pleasant

First responders are on the scene of an early-morning crash involving injuries in Mount Pleasant.

  New 80-acre Dorchester County park to open this summer

Dorchester County leaders expect construction on the new Ashley River Park to be complete within six months.

  West Ashley Park construction on track after delays

Plans for a West Ashley waterfront park included an opening to the public for this month, but construction has yet to begin.

Two hurt after crash on Highway 501 in Conway

Injuries were reported in a crash early Friday morning in Conway, officials said.

Man wanted by Horry police in multiple theft, larceny cases arrested

A man wanted by Horry County police in connection to multiple theft and larceny cases has been arrested, booking records show.

  MUSC faculties urging minority communities to take COVID-19 vaccine

As thousands of people across the state are signing up to get a COVID-19 vaccine, health professionals at the Medical University of South Carolina are urging communities of color to do the same.

70-year-old man charged with sexual exploitation of minors

Monty Walker, 70, is accused of distributing files of child sexual abuse material.

Sumter Police in search of woman wanted in connection with attempted armed robbery

Officials said the 19-year-old Manning woman was seen with two others at the time of an attempted armed robbery that happened around 4:30 p.m. at a motel on Broad Street.

‘A bad dream’: Atlantic Beach Police Chief grieving loss of dear friend, killed in the line of duty

Officials say Gore was struck and killed Tuesday night along Highway 22 while picking up debris along the roadway.

Franklin Graham says ‘shame’ on 10 Republicans who voted to impeach President Trump

Franklin Graham is not pleased with the 10 Republican House members who voted to impeach President Donald Trump on Wednesday.

  Former N. Charleston police officer arrested for second DUI this week

The Highway Patrol arrested Jerome Edwards Clemens on charges of first-degree driving under the influence and driving under suspension.

  Family asking for community’s help in solving Georgetown murder

The Georgetown Police Department has been searching for Montrez Cyrus Simmons in connection with the murder since Friday.

Summerville extends mask ordinance for the next 60 days

The town of Summerville has extended its mask ordinance. Town council voted Thursday night to extend the ordinance for the next 60 days.

  Bill calls for banning incapacitations of S.C. criminal suspects with ketamine

More than a year after a man’s death in Charleston County, legislation has been introduced at the state level that could impact how first responders administer a sedative that is increasingly being utilized.

  Some teachers want students back in the classroom, according to survey

As school leaders sit down on a regular basis to figure out how to keep students learning in the most effective way during the pandemic, teachers in the Charleston County School District are sharing their thoughts.