Form to opt out of in-person instruction causes concerns in Colleton County

  SC inmates concerned about spread of COVID-19 and deaths in prisons

'Heinous crime’: Conway police plead for information after woman killed, 3-year-old hurt in shooting

  Charleston Co. schools to offer rapid COVID-19 testing for students, teachers

  DHEC reports 821 COVID-19 cases associated with South Carolina schools

  State superintendent says Berkeley Co. School District mask non-compliance may affect CARES Act eligibility

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  S.C. reports 527 new cases of COVID-19, and 22 additional deaths

  Big changes in courtrooms as criminal trials resume in Dorchester County

2 Georgia officers killed in Interstate 20 crash

  Body of 2nd missing Georgetown County boater found, deputies say

Investigators: Shooting that injured juvenile in Georgetown was accident

N.C. reports 49 more COVID-19 deaths, less than 900 new cases

  18-year-old facing attempted murder charge after downtown shooting

Charleston Police arrested a man after a Monday night shooting at a grocery store in which the victim was shot in the head.

JV football team, band at two Beaufort Co. schools will quarantine after potential COVID-19 exposure

Several students at two Beaufort County schools are quarantining after potential exposure to COVID-19.

McMaster signs bill to support S.C. firefighters diagnosed with cancer

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster signed a bill into law Tuesday that will support firefighters who are diagnosed with cancer, according to Midway Fire Rescue.

  GRAPHIC: Police investigating Florida man caught on camera punching dog

Authorities in Florida are looking into allegations of animal cruelty after a video surfaced on social media showing a man punching his dog.

  Berkeley County detention officer fired after inmate escape

  Charleston deputies investigating attempted armed robbery, carjacking

Gaillard Center CEO to retire in 2021

Witness signature not required on SC absentee ballots after latest ruling

Authorities arrest registered sex offender accused of kidnapping 12-year-old in Florence County

  SCDOT recommends new signs, not lower speed limit to make intersection safer

  Tuesday is final day for public comment on new Ridgeville Walmart facility

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control will close public comments after Tuesday on a new $220 million Walmart distribution center planned in Dorchester County.

  James Island residents invited to give input on Charleston’s 10-year plan

Residents in James Island will have two opportunities Tuesday to give input into the 10-year comprehensive plan being developed for the city of Charleston.

  FIRST ALERT: More rain, thunderstorms possible Tuesday

You will definitely need your umbrella Tuesday afternoon and evening as showers and thunderstorms develop ahead of a cold front moving in.

  ‘Give us a choice:’ Dorchester District 2 parents protest for in-person instruction

Some Dorchester District 2 parents say they want their kids back in school and claim the district isn’t holding up their end of the bargain.

  Charleston detectives investigating shooting that sent man to the hospital

Detectives are continuing an investigation into a shooting in downtown Charleston that sent a man to the hospital Monday night. It happened on President Street and Bogard Street at 6:20 p.m.

Family, police searching for missing Savannah teen

One week and still no sign of Savannah teenager Donald Jones.

  Crews recover body of missing boater, searching for another in Georgetown County

Authorities say they have recovered the body of a missing boater in Georgetown County and are continuing to search for another.

  Charleston Co. School Board approves $500 teacher bonuses

The Charleston County School Board is set to vote Monday on a one-time bonus for its teachers and school-based staff for their work during the pandemic.

  S.C. reports 542 new cases of COVID-19, and 10 additional deaths

This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 142,449, probable cases to 4,006, confirmed deaths to 3,154, and 183 probable deaths.

  Fact or Fiction: Herd Immunity with COVID-19

Here in the U.S., diseases such as polio and smallpox have been eliminated through vaccinations. Even people who aren’t vaccinated, or can’t be vaccinated, have some protection through a process called herd immunity.

  Police chief concerned after guns, ammo found in truck during Charleston protest

Charleston’s police chief said he’s very concerned after his officers found guns and ammo inside a pickup truck during a protest downtown Saturday night.

  New struggles emerge with unemployment benefits in South Carolina

The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce recently started paying out benefits from the Lost Wages Assistance Program. Many people are still waiting for their checks.

  Improvements in the works for more Lowcountry roadways

Five large, rural road projects have been added to a road improvement plan in the Lowcountry. Leaders from around our area gathered virtually on Monday to talk about the improvements.

  After another reversal, witness signatures won’t be required on S.C. absentee-by-mail ballots

South Carolina State Election Commission officials say another court ruling means voters casting an absentee ballot by mail will not need a witness signature on their ballot.

  One killed, one injured in early-morning Colleton County crash

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is responding to a deadly crash that has blocked Wood Road in Colleton County.

  S.C. lawmakers approve $40 million in grants for minority, small businesses

State legislatures have decided how they will allocate the remaining federal funds from the CARES Act.State lawmakers say $40 million of the more than $600 million of remaining funds will go towards minority and small businesses.

Breonna Taylor: Autopsy reveals more about gunshot wounds suffered by the 26-year-old

Following the announcement of the grand jury decision in the case on Sept. 23, Attorney General Daniel Cameron said only one of those shot was fatal.

Taylor Swift breaks Whitney Houston’s Billboard charts record

Taylor Swift tops Whitney Houston's record for most weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

POLICE: Man with machete smears bloody satanic messages on ECU sorority house

The man injured himself and then smeared what appeared to be his own blood on the front of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority house as well as a resident’s white Jeep that was parked on the property.

For World Rabies Day, health officials warn pet owners to keep animals vaccinated

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is reminding pet owners to make sure their pets stay up to date on vaccinations.

FIRST ALERT: Flooding closes downtown streets

Charleston Police are beginning to report downtown streets are closed Monday afternoon because of heavy rains.

  Summerville Town Council extends mask ordinance into November

Summerville leaders approved an extension of the town’s current mask ordinance Monday morning.

Crews identify area of interest in search for missing boaters

Georgetown County Sheriff’s marine patrol units identified an “area of interest” Monday morning as they continued the search for two missing boaters.

Study: Tri-County one of the most expensive places to live in S.C.

A Trident United Way study found the Tri-County area to be one of the most expensive places to live in the Palmetto State, with housing costs putting many people in a bind.

AT&T customers in S.C. experiencing outages

AT&T customers in South Carolina appear to be experiencing interruptions with their service.

  The only debate moderator to return, Fox’s Wallace preps

Four years ago when he first moderated a general election presidential debate, Chris Wallace was firm and funny in trying to get Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to stop talking simultaneously.

Department of Revenue arrests 17 in S.C. accused of evading state income taxes

South Carolina Department of Revenue agents say 17 people, 14 of them in the Lowcountry, are facing charges related to tax evasion.

  ’Save Our Stages’ Act introduced to help live music and performing arts venues

Millions of dollars have been lost when it comes to the performing arts and music scene in the Lowcountry because of the Coronavirus Pandemic.

  Dorchester County seeking options for new municipal building

Dorchester County is taking proposals for a new mixed-use development which would replace their current municipal building.

  Crews battle vehicle fire in North Charleston

Firefighters are battling a fire involving multiple vehicles early Monday morning in the North Charleston area.

  College Park Road reopens after early-morning crash

A crash involving an SUV and an 18-wheeler blocked a portion of College Park Road early Monday morning.

Deputies to resume search for Georgetown County boaters

The United States Coast Guard and the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office will resume the search Monday for two missing boaters reported overdue and missing in Winyah Bay.

  Police: 2 arrested for unlawfully carrying firearms at protest; taser, more ammo in car

The Charleston Police Department released new information on the two men arrested for unlawfully carrying firearms during a protest Saturday night.

Affidavit: Man charged with attempted murder after shooting gun at woman following argument

Police say they were able to find shell casings feet from where the victim was reportedly sitting.

Virtual learning physical health impacts on children

With schools offering more virtual coursework during the pandemic, a doctor at Roper St. Francis Healthcare says students could see the physical impacts of online learning.

NASA astronaut to cast her ballot from 200 miles above Earth

Rubins is just outside Moscow in Star City, Russia, preparing with two cosmonauts for a mid-October launch and a six-month stay at the International Space Station.

Charleston Police officer killed in line of duty in 1870 to be inducted into S.C. Hall of Fame

Private Martin was the first African American police officer lost in the line of duty in Charleston

  Mother of SC teacher who died from COVID-19 dies weeks after daughter

Shirley Bannister was 57 years old.

Coroner releases name of auto-pedestrian crash victim, suspect charged

The crash happened Saturday night on Savannah Highway

S.C. reports 569 new cases of COVID-19, 3 confirmed deaths

The latest numbers from South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control on Sunday said 569 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the state, along with 16 new probable cases.

Affidavit: Man arrested after threatening to slap police officer

A man has been arrested and charged after police say a man threatened to harm an officer after a traffic stop.

One-year-old abducted from Pender County returned safely to his mother

The Pender County Sheriff’s Office says the one-year-old abducted Saturday afternoon has since been located and returned home to his mother.

Deputies: U-haul car chase leaves two wrecks and child hospitalized

The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office says they have arrested a man after a car chase caused two other crashes and left a 2-year-old victim with a broken femur.

‘His spirit was with us’: Ceremony held for HCPD officer who died of COVID-19

Horry County Police Cpl. Michael Ambrosino lost a battle with COVID-19 last month.

Police: Man arrested after violent armed robbery of cellphone

North Charleston Police say they have arrested a man wanted after beating a man with his firearm for his cellphone.

  Charleston Police make arrests during Saturday night protest

The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office has announced that it will assist the Charleston Police Department after protestors said they will return Saturday evening.

No. 16 Tennessee wins seventh straight 31-27 over Gamecocks

USC falls to 0-1

Deputies: Car hits pedestrian in Charleston County

One person has been injured after an accident involving a pedestrian.

Wando Mount Pleasant Library employee tests positive for COVID-19

The Charleston County Public Library has announced Saturday that one of the Wando Mount Pleasant Library employees has tested positive for COVID-19.

S.C. reports 639 new cases of COVID-19, 27 confirmed deaths

The latest numbers from South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control on Saturday said 639 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the state, along with 22 new probable cases.

Former Bamberg Co. Council Chairman charged in connection with sex crimes against minors

Kinard has been booked at the Bamberg County Detention Center.

Troopers: Fatal crash in Berkeley County

South Carolina Highway Patrol says two of three people have died in a single vehicle crash in Berkeley County.

  ‘We’re staying:’ Business owner pushes back ahead of lease expiration date

With five days until the lease expires on a long-time Isle of Palms business, the owner says he has no intention of leaving the city-owned dock.

Charleston Police to bike with community on West Ashley Greenway

Officers with the Charleston Police Department are biking with people in the community in West Ashley.

  Lowcountry woman says prison inmate threatened her life through phone calls, text messages

The inmate, 44-year-old Robert Dukes is serving a 15-year sentence for armed robbery at Lieber prison in Ridgeville in Dorchester County.

State prison system reports 2 additional inmate deaths from COVID-19

South Carolina Department of Corrections officials say two more inmates have died of complications from COVID-19, bringing the total number of inmate deaths to 30.

  WWII vet celebrates 100th birthday with his first birthday party ever

Because of his religion, he hasn’t had a birthday party for himself or others.

Bill to allow hospitality fee money to be used to fix flooding issues heads to McMaster’s desk

A bill that would allow hospitality fee money to be used to fix flooding issues is one signature away from becoming law.