Amber Alert for missing 2-year-old canceled after boy, father found in Maryland

Durham Police say a 2-year-old boy missing since Thursday morning has been found safe.

At least 65 people have died from coronavirus in North Carolina as total cases surge past 3,650

Charleston mayor to provide COVID-19 update, discuss safe faith observances during pandemic

  SLED investigating early-morning officer-involved shooting in West Ashley

Missing, endangered 79-year-old S.C. man found

S.C. reports 85K new unemployment claims in last week

  City of Charleston offering free virtual recreation classes

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  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

  Charleston city councilman pushes for plan to help small businesses

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

Charleston Kickin’ Chicken closing after more than 21 years

  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.

Police: Shoplifter who says she has COVID-19 charged with knowingly exposing several people at Kroger

Lauren Incarnato, 28, was arrested and charged Tuesday with exposing others to contagion, a misdemeanor, and three felony charges: two for possession of drugs and one for theft, court records show

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

Police: Man charged after throwing piece of metal through windshield, injuring passenger

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

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

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

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

Arrest made in fatal accident in Beaufort County

Troopers say at least five people were taken to the hospital as a result of the March crash.

  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.

Investigators arrest second suspect for Charleston murder

Investigators announced the arrest of another suspect charged for a murder in downtown Charleston.

Missing Beaufort County man safe, deputies say

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office says a 57-year-old man reported missing Wednesday is safe at home.

Man facing charges in connection with threat to blow up dam

A 55-year-old man was arrested in connection with threat to destroy a Berkeley County dam owned by Santee Cooper.

S.C.’s response rate for 2020 census among worst in country

Officials are encouraging South Carolinians to complete the 2020 census questionnaire as the Palmetto State ranks among the worst in the country for response rate.

  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.

  Charleston County courts using Zoom video website to hold some court hearings

Courts in Charleston County are using the Zoom video website to hold some court hearings in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Tyler Perry surprises shoppers by paying for groceries at Winn Dixie stores

Perry and Winn-Dixie joined forces to provide thousands of elderly and high-risk customers with free groceries

Town of McClellanville plans to acquire iconic Deer Head Oak

A tree that has long served as a landmark in a rural Charleston County community might soon be under new ownership.

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.

South Carolina’s response rate for 2020 census among worst in the country

Officials are encouraging South Carolinians to complete to the 2020 Census questionnaire as the Palmetto State ranks among the worst states in the country for response rate.

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.

Goose Creek Police investigating fatal shooting

Police are investigating a Tuesday night shooting that left a 19-year-old dead.

Two dead in apparent murder-suicide in Hartsville, officials say

Two people are dead in an apparent murder-suicide early Wednesday morning in Hartsville, officials said.

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.

Georgetown police search for wanted man, considered ‘armed and dangerous’

The Georgetown Police Department wants the community to be on the lookout for a man that is considered armed and dangerous.

  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.

Lawsuit: Hot coffee spilled on James Island Starbucks customer

A Lowcountry resident who ordered a Caffe Americano at a Starbucks location on James Island last year says that instead of being able to drink her cup of coffee, the espresso was spilled on her by an employee.

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.

Ohio establishments with liquor licenses can now deliver, sell carryout alcoholic beverages

The executive order limits the sale to two drinks.

‘He saved my life’: Dog shot four times protecting owner during attempted armed robbery

A Wilmington man says his dog saved his life during an attempted robbery on the 800 block of S. 15 Street late Monday night.

Lowcountry deputies locate missing 16-year-old

Charleston County deputies say they have found a missing 16-year-old who has been missing since Thursday.

Deputies searching for missing Ravenel woman

Charleston County deputies are trying to find a last seen on Thursday.

  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.

Live 5 Classroom: Live 5’s Bill Sharpe explains working in the journalism field

Live 5 News anchor Bill Sharpe has covered almost every kind of story you can imagine in more than 46 years at WCSC-TV.

Lowe’s closing stores on Easter to allow teams to ‘recharge’

Lowe’s stores will be closed on Easter Sunday to provide teams with a day off, the company announced Tuesday.

SC Lowe’s employee tests positive for COVID-19

A Lowe’s employee in York, South Carolina has tested positive for COVID-19, Lowe’s confirmed Tuesday.

  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.

  Hilton, American Express offering one million hotel rooms to medical professionals

Hilton and American Express are teaming up to help those on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  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.

  Lowcountry Strong: Dance studio using technology to continue classes

A Summerville dance academy is one of many small businesses getting creative to keep providing services while the doors are technically closed.

  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.

Cincy mailman helping customers on route with essential items

“I didn’t do it to receive anything myself. I just did it to help my customers."

  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.