Community pushing for bigger budget in Dorchester District 2

A Dorchester District 2 teacher presented a petition during Monday’s Dorchester County Council meeting with over a thousand signatures.

  Emergency officials: Police respond following report of stolen car, carjacking

  Dorchester Co. Council votes to revoke business license of club with history of problems

Sen. Tim Scott says Trump tweets ‘unacceptable’

  Thirteen indicted after investigation into cocaine trafficking organization operating in the Lowcountry

  Sullivan’s Island to consider smoking ban, parking time limits in select areas

  You Paid For It: $950k in school travel over three months

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  Parent Survival Guide: Avoiding the summer slide

Family: Ala. man infected with flesh-eating bacteria after kayaking on Tenn. River

  Street in downtown Charleston set to turn into a partial one-way street

  CCSD working on goals to ensure students graduate on target

Police: Flushing drugs could create ‘meth-gators’ in north Alabama

ICE fines woman taking sanctuary in Richmond church $295K

Five kids left without a mom after a deadly Monroe home invasion

Police said she Capote tried to fight off the intruders in order to protect her kids, who were all inside the home.

“A freak accident:” Mother of skydiver killed after jump in South Carolina remembers her daughter

The Chester County Coroner says a Charlotte woman died after a hard-landing at Skydive Carolina on Sunday.

  Audit of Charleston mayor finds some questionable practices, calls for policy changes

An audit of Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg’s office’s has found some questionable spending practices and is calling for changes in some policies.

  Feds: Former SCDOT commissioner accepted bribes for infrastructure projects

A former South Carolina Department of Transportation Commissioner has been accused of accepting bribes in exchange for awarding government infrastructure projects, according to federal court documents

  Sheriff’s office: Missing Georgetown County woman found at MUSC

  Charleston named finish city for historic transatlantic sailing race

  Murder trial begins for man accused of killing girlfriend whose remains were found outside Lowcountry school

  Coroner identifies man killed in North Charleston shooting

  Lowcountry first responders get over 600 life-saving kits

Florida nurse helps save patient’s life on airplane, Terrell Owens snaps viral photo

Dozens gather to voice concerns regarding the International African American Museum

Dozens of people from the community gathered on Monday to voice their concerns about how the International African American Museum will tell African American history.

  Untested Waters: Feds take small steps toward inspecting more seafood

The FDA has a new strategy for imported food safety, and Congress has increased seafood inspection funds. But the U.S. still lags behind some other countries when it comes to inspections and regulations.

Officials continue to monitor albino alligator battling infection at SC Aquarium

The South Carolina Aquarium continues to keep a close eye on its rare albino alligator after officials revealed last week that “Alabaster” is battling an infection.

Target to provide discounts for educators with Teacher Prep event

This week, teachers can save an extra 15% on select items at Target.

Police: West Ashley motel front desk clerk robbed at gunpoint

A motel in West Ashley was robbed Monday morning

Caregiver accused of scalding patient with Down syndrome

Alexander is facing charges of patient abuse and felonious assault.

Trump moves to end asylum protections for Central Americans

According to a new rule published in the Federal Register, asylum seekers who pass through another country first will be ineligible for asylum at the U.S. southern border. The rule, expected to go into effect on Tuesday, also applies to children who have crossed the border alone.

Food Lion to unveil new, easier shopping experiences in 92 stores in S.C.

Food Lion will unveil a new, easier shopping experience for customers in the greater Myrtle Beach, Florence, Columbia and Charleston, S.C., markets on July 17. Customers in Lumberton, N.C., also will be able to shop their newly-renovated local stores.

1 dies, 5 survive when stormy weather capsizes boat in Lake Marion

One man died after he and five friends went overboard when their boat capsized in an accident on Lake Marion Saturday around 5 p.m.

Man charged after denying he made 72-year-old mother live in shed

A man has formally been arrested and charged after he spoke out prior to his arrest and denied the allegations against him

Sarasota man convicted of molesting four pre-teen girls while his daughter had a sleepover

A Sarasota man has been convicted of molesting four pre-teen girls after providing them with drugs and alcohol.

  Folly Beach on track for record breaking sea turtle nesting season

At least 100 sea turtle nests have been found on Folly Beach so far in 2019, which puts the turtles on track to break Folly’s all time record from 2013.

  Pedestrian killed, another seriously injured during police chase in Gastonia, N.C.

A police chase in Gastonia ended with one pedestrian getting struck and killed and another suffering serious injuries on Sunday evening.

  ‘I felt the jaw snap, then ran for help,' says Florida teen after surviving a shark attack

The Sarasota high school student says she didn’t see the shark, but felt the jaw snap. That’s when she ran towards shore yelling for help.

Man arrested after Memphis police say he exposed himself to 40 children

Memphis Police say the man exposed himself at a playground.

  Hundreds of cyclists raise half a million for the Alzheimer’s Association

For three days, more than 330 riders made their way from Simpsonville to the Lowcountry in a 252-mile journey.

Overnight work on I-26 continues Sunday night for Volvo Car Interchange Project

Ongoing road work along a four-mile stretch of I-26 will temporarily cause lane closures Sunday night until Monday morning.

One injured following late night shooting at Florence County nightclub

One person is recovering Sunday after a late night shooting at an area nightclub.

  Goose Creek police searching for wanted woman

The Goose Creek Police Department is asking for the public’s help in searching for a woman wanted with active charges.

  Lowcountry protest held to stop ICE detention camps

Hundreds gathered in North Charleston Friday night to call for an end to ICE detention centers.

USC men’s basketball team helps homeowner with renovations

In Columbia, the USC Men's Basketball team took some time off from the court to help the family in need. They worked on the home of Shaterrica Walker, who lives on Graham’s Alley.

Deputies respond to armed robbery in Georgetown Co

The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office says investigators are responding to a report of a strong armed robbery on Sunday morning.

Coroner identifies motorcyclist killed in wreck on Johns Island

The Charleston Police Department’s Major Accident Investigation Team is investigating a collision that occurred on Johns Island on Saturday morning.

Lowcountry residents flock to Beaufort Water Festival

The crowd in Beaufort celebrated the second day of the annual water festival with a variety of activities

  Crews: Lightning strike causes fire at boating company

According to Dorchester County Fire Rescue, Key West Boats at 593 Ridgeville Road was believed to be caught on fire by a lightning strike.

  Deputies: Three men in custody for vehicle break-ins on James Island

Charleston County Deputies say the three men were in the roadway near Yorktown Drive and Mayflower Drive around 2:30 A.M. and fled on foot when they noticed a deputy.

Talladega man throws meth out of an Atlanta high rise

A man from Alabama was arrested in Atlanta after allegedly making it "rain meth" by tossing drugs out of a high rise balcony.

  Community leaders come together for peace at Liberty Hill Stop the Violence cookout

Brandon Fields organized a Stop the Violence rally, reaching out to law enforcement leaders and city councilmembers to fight crime with a bit of fun and change the narrative in their neighborhood.

Crews respond to structure fire from lightning strike in Mt. Pleasant

Crews responded to a small structure fire from a lightning strike Saturday night at a house in Mt. Pleasant.

Cleveland man, woman drive up to motorcycle crash scene and steal victim’s wallet

The Second District of Cleveland Police is searching for a man and a woman who stole a motorcycle crash victim’s wallet and went on a Target run on his dime.

Dozens gather for pro-confederate flag rally at SC State House

The group “Flags Across the South" held a pro-confederate flag rally at the State House Saturday.

Reggaetronic Music Festival kicks off on Lake Murray for a good cause

Thousands packed into Lake Murray Saturday at Spence Island to enjoy the sun, waves and a lineup of bands for the music festival, Reggaetronic.

Remains confirmed to be missing 2-year-old Noah Tomlin, police say

The Hampton Police Department say the remains of a missing 2-year-old were found Wednesday morning, WAVY reports.

Saturday is National French Fry Day

That’s right. It’s National French Fry Day.

Professional wrestler Jeff Hardy arrested in Myrtle Beach

Professional wrestler Jeff Hardy was arrested in Myrtle Beach Saturday morning, according to the Myrtle Beach Police Department.

Blind dog and his ‘seeing eye chihuahua’ are looking for a home together

Confetti is completely blind, and Chachi has become his “eyes,” helping him investigate the world.

15th Annual Sweetgrass Festival taking place in Mount Pleasant

The annual Sweetgrass Festival is designed to promote the contributions of Gullah history, culture and traditions, according to the Town of Mount Pleasant website.

Founder of African American museum found dead in trunk of car

Police say a 75-year-old woman was found dead in the trunk of a car and the cause of her death is unknown.

UPDATE: Purple Heart found at Tucson Goodwill returned to family

After weeks of searching, a Purple Heart found at a Goodwill store in Tucson is being returned to the family of the man who earned the honor.

  Dorchester County wants to revoke license of nightclub with history of problems

Dorchester County is making a move to try to close down a nightclub with a history of issues.

  Proposed flood prevention plan could appear on November’s ballot as referendum question

City of Charleston voters could see a question on this November’s ballot about a proposed ordinance some say would increase flood protection and lower flood insurance rates. However, not all local leaders are on board with the proposed plan and want to see it changed.

Mother and father charged in death of 1-year-old

Judge Jeff Moore set that bond for 17-year-old Jonathan Blake Barton during a hearing Friday morning in district court in Robeson County.

Horry County find missing teen, wanted man

The Horry County Police Department said a wanted man and a missing 15-year-old girl have been found safe.

Overturned vehicle shuts down I-26 westbound lanes in Orangeburg County

Highway Patrol officials say an overturned vehicle has shut down I-26 westbound lanes in Orangeburg County. Authorities say the incident is at mile marker 154.

Rock ‘n’ roll: Heavy metal fans help man in wheelchair crowd surf

Metal fans at Spain’s Resurrection Fest showed their compassion and inclusive-partying spirit last weekend, hoisting a man in a wheelchair into the air so he could crowd surf.

  Police: Three charged after officers chase stolen car through N. Charleston

One man and two juveniles have been charged after police chased them in a stolen car through North Charleston on Thursday night, according to an incident report

Charleston Co. deputy saves cat clinging to pipe on Westmoreland Bridge

Officials with the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office said Animal Control Deputy Kim Poirier came up with the great save Thursday afternoon.

Town of Maiden bans all tobacco products from parks, town property

On Tuesday town officials voted unanimously to create this new ordinance.

Two people rescued after boat overturns in the Waccamaw River

Emergency officials say two people have been rescued after their boat overturned in Georgetown County.

  Mt. Pleasant man sentenced for distributing Fentanyl that caused death

A Mount Pleasant man has been sentenced to 20 years for distributing the drug Fentanyl which then led to a woman’s death.

  Judge sets bond for Goose Creek man charged in deadly July 4 hit-and-run

The Charleston County Coroner’s Office has identified a 54-year-old man who died in a hit-and-run in Mount Pleasant.

Deputies arrest man after disagreement leads to fatal shooting

The Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office arrested Damion Mayers who has been charged with murder, armed robbery, and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

Woman fatally shot, 2 children injured during home invasion in Monroe

According to the Monroe Police Department, the incident happened at a home on Tower Court around 4:40 a.m.

  Officials: Rare albino alligator at SC Aquarium fighting infection

Officials at the South Carolina Aquarium say the famed albino alligator housed there is experiencing health issues.

Woman charged for falsely accusing boyfriend of molesting baby daughter

Officials say the woman later confessed to investigators that she made the accusation up as a form of retaliation against her boyfriend for making her mad.

  Berkeley County EMS director fired

Berkeley County officials say a search is underway for a new director of emergency services after the firing of its former director.

  Coroner identifies man who died following double shooting in Lincolnville

The Charleston County Coroner’s Office has identified a man who died following a double shooting in Lincolnville.

Carriage horse to return to work Monday after fall during tour

A carriage horse suffered minor injuries Friday after tripping and falling to the ground, city officials said.