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  Classroom Champions: Charleston Math and Science teacher wants kits for her ninth graders

Micki Boulineau of Charleston Charter School for Math and Science needs something called Breakout Edu Kits for her ninth graders.The kits will encourage students to collaborate in solving problems. They will provide students with hands-on materials to make learning and exploring fun.

Trident Hospital nurse celebrates 40th birthday while working during Hurricane Dorian

‘Little Heart Hero Day’ held at MUSC

  Moms of NFL players surprise teachers with gift cards in DD2

  Publix donates $150K to Lowcountry Food Bank

  Louisiana teen surprises younger brother in silly costumes every day at bus stop

The Lowcountry celebrates National Dog Day

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  Lowcountry leaders and musicians raise money during second Homeless to Hope benefit concert

  Trucker recognized for traveling 9 million miles accident free

'A living legacy’: Charlotte woman celebrates 115th birthday

SC father delivers baby in family car on the way to hospital

Making history: Grand Strand woman becomes first female to join S.C. National Guard Infantry

  Church’s steeples replaced almost 30 years after Hurricane Hugo tore them away

  Hall of Fame: Colleton Co. woman still works 6 days a week at 101

You’ve heard the old saying about someone not knowing the meaning of the word “retirement.” For a Colleton County woman, that phrase definitely applies.

S.C. police chief praised for saving crash victim’s life in Florida

A Florida fire department is crediting the chief of police in Walterboro with saving the life of a driver who was involved in a rollover crash.

Richmond SPCA shares neglected dog’s ‘life-saving’ transformation

Lionheart was surrendered to the Richmond SPCA in April, after being left to live under a bed for two years.

  Watch: Billy Joel invites blind, 14-year-old pianist to join him on Madison Square Garden stage

Ahead of his July 11 concert at The Garden, the pop star invited Logan on stage to play his piano.

  Hall of Fame: Berkeley County deputy honored for saving baby’s life

Community helps bring missing dog home

Gullah cookout raises funds for historic church restoration

VIDEO: Later gator! Pair caught strolling in Murrells Inlet park

  Blood drive honoring Lowcountry firefighter, boy with cancer surpasses goal

Rescuers honored for saving boy’s life at Monroe pool: ‘We witnessed a miracle’

Rep. Cunningham commends deputy who saved 12-day-old baby on House floor

It’s a significant honor for anyone to have their name read into the congressional record

Weekend pet adoption event sets statewide record

A three-day pet adoption event held over the weekend set a statewide record in terms of the number of pets placed in “forever homes.”

  Seniors beat the heat with slip and slide at nursing home

One resident who got in on the action is 103-years-old.

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

This is a story you would only see in a movie, but it was real-life for three medical professionals who sprung into action to save a mans life on an airplane headed to Los Angeles.

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.

Viewers send pet photos for ‘All American Pet Photo Day’

Thursday is All American Pet Photo Day and viewers across the Lowcountry shared photos of their pets for the occasion!

Dramatic video captures SC deputy saving baby’s life

Dramatic video has been released of a Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office deputy’s heroic actions saving the life of a 12-day-old baby.

Woman unknowingly gifts mother winning scratch-off lottery ticket

A gift from her daughter just made a Goose Creek woman $125,000 richer.

  High school student’s ‘Sober party’ a hit among Lowcountry teens

A Wando High School student is using house parties to combat peer pressure.

  Military father surprises son for July Fourth reunion

It had been two years since a Lowcountry military father had seen his son until a special reunion happened just in time for the Fourth of July.

  Child rescued after falling down pipe

Shortly after 10:30 p.m., our reporter Evan Gorman was on scene and reported the young boy has been rescued.

  Hall of Fame: Sisters raise money to help others through lemonade stand

Two sisters in Summerville are learning about business at an early age and, at the same time, how to help others with the money they make.

  Live 5 Book Drive collects more than 12,000 books for children

A month-long book drive during the month of June collected a total of more than 12,000 books, an amount so large a second storage unit was needed to store them.

  Teen mows American flag into lawn in Texas to honor fallen soldier

Cameron James, 17, says he knew 21-year-old Kevin Christian through the Boy Scouts. According to Military Times, Christian died Sunday from a self-inflicted gunshot wound while patrolling the U.S.-Mexico border.

Deputies surprise child battling cancer with surprise visit, gifts

Colleton County Sheriff’s deputies made a surprise visit Friday to a little girl who is fighting cancer.

  I now pronounce you man and bro: Cincinnati-area Army Sgt. makes hilarious ‘first-look’ surprise

As the saying goes, boys will be boys — or brides in this case.

  Parker’s Kitchen opens first store in Moncks Corner and plans to bring 1,200 jobs to tricounty

A food and convenience store chain that plans to create 1200 jobs in our area is now open for business in the tricounty. Parker's Kitchen opened its first store June 29 in Moncks Corner. Parker's plans to open 40 stores in the tricounty over the next four years.

Service dog helps S.C. veteran regain ‘normal’ life

here's no question a service dog and its handler share a special bond.

  9-year-old accident victim thanks firefighters for help

When a 9-year-old boy struck by an SUV on Kiawah Island was released from the hospital, one of his first stops was to thank the people who helped him.

10-year-old girl helps mom deliver baby brother at home with 911 dispatcher on phone

At 37 weeks pregnant, the mother knew it was time to head to the hospital, but she thought she had time to shower and get her daughters ready to go. Her baby boy had other plans.

100-year-old WWII Veteran on mission to visit 50 states, meet 50 governors

100-year-old WWII veteran, Sidney Walton, spent the week in North Carolina as a part of his ‘No Regrets’ tour.

  Classroom Champions: Dancers at Oakbrook Middle School need balance boards

Some bouncing ballerinas at Oakbrook Middle School in North Charleston get to dance part of the school day away in dance class. Their teacher says they need balance boards to improve their technical skills.

Father, 10-year-old rescued in Myrtle Beach after storms push their paddleboards out to sea

A father and his 10-year-old child were rescued Saturday morning after storms pushed their paddleboards out far from shore.

  Hall of Fame: Berkeley Co. deputy honored for saving man threatening to jump from overpass

The Live 5 Hall of Fame recently surprised a Berkeley County deputy at the sheriff’s office with the help of his co-workers.

  Classroom Champions: Oakbrook piano students need headphones during practice time in class

In piano class, students work at their own pace, so it is necessary for them to have headphones so they can focus on their own work. Oakbrook Middle school piano teacher Kimberly Fludd says that's why she is requesting these items on the Donors Choose website.

S.C. boy fighting cancer receives 6K birthday cards

A 3-year-old Lowcountry boy who began his fifth round of chemotherapy Wednesday has received almost 6,000 birthday cards from well-wishers across the country.

  'So awesome’: Paralyzed Va. teen walks across stage at high school graduation

Ryan Estrada suffered a broken neck and a severe spinal cord injury in a crash in 2017.

Home Alone: 11-year-old boy stops home invader with machete

As a player for the Burlington Pirates, 11-year-old Braydon Smith has had some training swinging a bat. But he never thought that training would prove useful off the field.

Hundreds attend service to pay respects to unclaimed veteran

Petty Officer Third Class James Miske died May 26 with no family to claim him or arrange his funeral.

Mint Hill mom searches for motorcycle-riding stranger who saved choking son

A Mint Hill mom says a stranger is to thank for saving her little boy.

  Ft. Jackson helps Midlands vet battling ALS fulfill bucket list item

A Midlands Army veteran battling ALS is able to fulfill a bucket list item. This week, she was back in uniform to lead the latest group of soldiers to complete basic training at Fort Jackson, as the soldiers marched off of Hilton Field for their graduation ceremony.

  Classroom Champions: Zucker Middle School girls coach wants better basketballs

Coach Travis Gladden of the Zucker Middle School girls basketball team says the balls they currently have are worn out with no bounce. He's asking for help to get top quality balls for the girls, who had a great season. He says sports helps students on and off the court.

Two West Ashley students honored for 12 years of perfect attendance

Two students at West Ashley High School, including the 2019 valedictorian, can boast an accomplishment few students can: not missing a day of school.

Former President Jimmy Carter returns to Sunday School after hip surgery

The former president spoke to hundreds during his Sunday school service for the first time since having hip surgery.

Darius Rucker has raised over $2 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Darius Rucker has raised more the $425,000 following this year's "Darius & Friends" concert, bringing his all-time total to more than $2 million

Salisbury teen invents special bra for women after breast surgery

A teen in Salisbury is working to make life less painful for women battling breast cancer.

90-year-old Army veteran sinks hole-in-one on D-Day anniversary

A 90-year-old Army veteran got a hole-in-one at a Conway golf course on a day that means so much to members of the military.

  Mayor Tecklenburg, other leaders have special presentation for Live 5 News

Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg paid a special visit to WCSC Thursday to present a brick from the old Live 5 Studios in downtown Charleston to both Bill Sharpe and Debi Chard.

  ‘Adulting 101’ class teaches students how to survive in the real world after high school graduation

The class shows graduating seniors how to do mundane tasks, that many of them may have never thought of doing themselves.

  Classroom Champions: Windsor Hill teacher wants historical novel to engage students

Ms. Andrysczyk is an ELA teacher at Windsor Hill Arts Infused Elementary School. She wants copies of the novel, Letters from Rifka, for her students. She says that and a big colorful rug are helpful in engaging students.

Bus driver saves boy, 6, with special needs from wandering in street

The 6-year-old wandered away from school during recess. He was walking through a busy intersection, with cars zooming past, when the bus driver spotted him.

80-year-old woman visits zoo for the first time

She thought she was coming to Louisville for a doctor’s appointment. Instead, her family surprised her with her very first trip to the Louisville Zoo.

  Passion to Paycheck: Courtney Scipio fulfills mom’s passion for event planning after mother killed by domestic violence

A Lowcountry woman was happy getting promotions and making money at a manufacturing company. But her mom kept nagging her about the two of them going into the event planning business.

  Passion into Paycheck: Angie Balderson was tired of making money for others, so she opened her own furniture stores

Angie Balderson had worked in real estate, pharmaceutical sales and radio sales, and did very well for herself and the companies she represented. But she decided she wanted to start making money for herself.

  Passion to Paycheck: Victor Colbert got into food truck business to have more family time

Victor Colbert was a cook at heart, but worked other jobs to provide for his family until he made the decision to go into the food truck industry. He says now he gets to control his schedule, have time for family and make money. He shares the bumps in the road he encountered in running a food truck.

  Man makes big donation to help replace vandalized veterans transport van

A Lowcountry man made a five-digit donation to help a group replace a vandalized van used to transport veterans for medical treatment.

  Passion to Paycheck: Michelle Summers quit 9-5 job to start event planning company

Michelle Moultrie Summers has built a successful event planning business. But after quitting her day job, she realized it was going to take more than creativity to run a successful company. She shares the ups and downs of getting started and three things she would have done differently.

  Lowcountry teen participating in National Spelling Bee this week

A teenager from right here in the Lowcountry is in Washington D.C. this week participating in the National Spelling Bee

  This SC high schooler not only has perfect attendance, but she also has $3.5M in scholarship offers

“The bar was set high, and I was determined to reach it,” she said.

Man uses narcan kit to revive unconscious stranger

John Pritchett of Evansville was at a meeting Wednesday evening when someone came running inside the building, frantically asking for help.What Pritchett chose to do in the next minute may be the reason why the person he helped has a second chance at life.

  Classroom Champions: Andrews High Track Team needs gear for traveling

Students on the track and field team of Andrews High School need bags to properly transport their gear when they compete.

Columbia man uses woodworking skills to make special engagement ring box

"I wanted something different than just the typical engagement ring box - I wanted mine, for her, to be a little more special than that.”

  Baby born premature ‘graduates’ from hospital’s NICU

A hospital surprised a Charleston couple with an infant-sized cap and gown for their premature baby who was able to go home after spending 31 days inside its neonatal intensive care unit.

  75 years after leaving school for war, veteran receives diploma

Lou Pioli, 99, left college to serve in World War II. This past week, he received his associate’s degree.

  Mt. Pleasant officer rescues deer stuck in rocks at Waterfront Park

High tide was coming in at the time

Deputies find missing man who wandered away from home

Colleton County deputies were able to locate a man reported missing from his home Friday within less than two hours of his disappearance.

Georgetown a top five ‘Best Coastal Small Town’ in USA Today readers contest

Once again, Georgetown found itself as one of the nation’s best small coastal communities.

  'I don’t need easy, I just need possible’, Cassidy Hooper, born without eyes or nose, graduates from college in Charlotte

Cassidy Hooper is one of only a few people in the world born with no eyes and no nose. We first met her in 2008, at 11 years old. She’s now 22 and just graduated from Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte.