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  Classroom Champions: Brown wants sand and paint supplies for autistic students

Gwendolyn Brown teaches third through fifth grade students at North Charleston Elementary School. All of her students are autistic.Some have limited verbal communication. Some are non-verbal. But all are eager to learn, and Brown says that's why sensory exploration is crucial.

You can get texts from Santa leading up to Christmas

  Missing man found alive after 33 years by childhood friend

Boy, 8, raises more than $50K for homeless veterans over 4 years

  9/11 Heroes Run set for Sunday afternoon

Live 5’s Raphael James and wife Sarena win Spot Light Award

  Photographers put on photo shoot for 3rd grader who was denied school picture

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Live 5 hosts Job Blitz Phone Bank to help job seekers find work

  Classroom Champions: A Georgetown County teacher wants reading games for her third graders

Myrtle Beach golf pros raise over $130K for scholarships for children of fallen, disabled service members

  Lowcountry firefighter surprised at bell-ringing to mark end of cancer treatments

‘I about fell over’: N.C. Army veteran wins $276,688 Cash 5 jackpot

  Two years after DUI accident, driver and victim forge friendship and fight to save lives

INCREDIBLE: Therapy dogs in Florida pose for Thanksgiving-inspired photo

With help from their handlers, the dogs posed for this Thanksgiving-inspired photo. It was a lot of work for the dogs (AND the handlers!) but the photo was worth it.

  Classroom Champions: Bradley wants materials that will help students in Kingstree to learn about the internet, technology

We use cell phones, laptops and tablets daily. The materials Merrilyn Bradley is requesting will allow her students at Kingstree Middle Magnet to grasp the concept of how circuits make all of these devices work.

Christmas begins at Biltmore with delivery of 34-foot tree

The Christmas season has officially begun in Asheville after Santa delivered a 34-foot Fraser for the annual tree raising event at Biltmore.

Annual cupcake event raising money for Lowcountry school

If you love cupcakes, you can enjoy one of your favorite treats and help raise money for a school for children with disabilities Saturday.

  Brookland-Cayce senior with autism described as ‘heart and soul’ of football team

  Classroom Champions: Teacher wants writing journals for kindergartners at Clay Hill

  Charleston painter honors US veterans with new art exhibit

SC 8-year-old celebrates birthday with hundreds after mom’s social media post

Live 5 wins nine 1st place awards from RTDNAC/AP

  Lowcountry father helps girl who was bullied by his daughter

  Classroom Champions: Chastain wants reading games for Plantersville students

Melissa Chastain says her third grade students are eager learners, and like many children, learn more effectively with hands-on activities. She is requesting "Can Do Reading Games," which are hands-on reading activities.

Man on mission to return Purple Heart to rightful owner

A veteran has started a quest to return a fallen soldier’s Purple Heart to the family it belongs to.

North Charleston Police cruiser goes pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The North Charleston Police Department unveiled a new cruiser Monday that will definitely turn heads.

Third-generation family business continues tradition at SC State Fair

It’s the last day of the South Carolina State Fair and hundreds of fairgoers went to soak up their last day of rides and sweet foods before all the vendors pack up until next year.

New York woman ‘killed’ $102K of student loans in 6 years, celebrates with cemetery photo-shoot

Over the course of 6 years Mandy Velez managed to pay off all her loans plus the accumulated interested - a whopping $102,000.

Autistic middle school student tackles stigma and directs high school band

Caleb McAllister is an 8th grader at Central Middle School. He lives with Asperger Syndrome, it’s a disorder that can make socializing with others difficult.

Food giveaway for families in need being hosted Saturday morning in Goose Creek

A nonprofit organization based in North Charleston is teaming up with a local church to sponsor a food giveaway Saturday morning.

  Classroom Champions: Kingstree teacher wants interactive math notebooks for students

In Loretta Easterling's 8th math grade class, traditional education students and students who require assistance are learning the third "R." She teaches at Kingstree Middle Magnet School of the Arts. This unique program is a math inclusion class.

  Mt. Pleasant student who is blind gifted new cane with GPS

The kindness of strangers was in full effect on Wednesday at Moultrie Middle School in Mount Pleasant.

  Live 5 anchor Raphael James among finalists for Spot Light Award

A member of the Live 5 News family was named a finalist for an award that recognizes outstanding community service.

Man reunites with off-duty firefighter who saved his life at Charlotte concert

Now, a shared life-and-death experience is even more bonding for the three of them.

  Gastonia woman’s social media post about stranger’s act of kindness goes viral

When her tire blew on the freeway, she wasn't sure what to do. Then a complete stranger went above and beyond to help.

  Montgomery woman’s billboards help her find kidney donor

Just six months after Verna Johnson launched the “Verna Needs A Kidney” campaign, she found a donor.

  Union Co. high school student crowned Homecoming King in surprise celebration

Before a staff member could even get Hunter’s full name out, a roar of applause hit the gymnasium, with students all standing up to cheer.

  Classroom Champions: Beech Hill teacher wants light-changing table for special needs students

Madison Hines says adding color and light will make learning these necessary skills enjoyable by grabbing my students attention unlike typical classroom manipulatives are able to.

Ohio K-9 finds missing toddler within 10 minutes

‘Man’s best friend’ saved the day for an Ohio family and now his ‘bosses’ are singing his praises.

Team finds ‘Miracle’ dog trapped under debris weeks after Hurricane Dorian

The dog has been named Miracle and it couldn’t be more fitting.

11-year-old celebrates birthday with Dorchester County deputies

Shayla got quite the surprise when multiple Dorchester County deputies visited her for her birthday

  Classroom Champions: Just $153 is needed to help West Ashley High School students learn about flooding

Students in Deborah Batzer's science class at West Ashley High have a great opportunity to learn how flooding happens. Because flooding is common in the Lowcountry, she requested stream tables kits, to help students gain a better understanding of how water moves in and out of streams and rivers.

‘Scratched it off my bucket list’: Myrtle Beach senior citizens go ziplining

A group of Myrtle Beach seniors became daredevils for the day as they went zip lining.

  Record number of SC Education Lotto’s Pick 4 players win using all-2s

A record number of players won the South Carolina Education Lottery’s Pick 4 game Saturday by using the same number in all four slots.

Myrtle Beach church celebrates 100 years, plans to stay open for 100 more

The First United Methodist Church in Myrtle Beach is celebrating 100 years of being a part of the downtown area and doesn’t plan on going anywhere anytime soon.

  Man who saved woman inside burning car identified with help of social media

Authorities haven't released the condition of the victim.

  A Summerville mom is collecting costumes for kids

Although many school districts don't celebrate Halloween, some elementary schools host character parades and other special events so kids can dress up.

  Teen who battles seizures has wish granted at SC Aquarium

A South Carolina teen battling a seizure disorder was the guest of honor Wednesday as a national children’s charity granted a wish.

  Classroom Champions: Windsor Hill teacher wants K’Motion seats for students

A typical classroom chair or spot on the carpet may not work for these students. Sometimes they want to learn, but they just can not get their bodies to regulate and work with their minds.

  Meet the Thornleys, SC family made up of nearly two-dozen adopted children from around the world

The Thornleys have adopted 14 children and plan to adopt four more this year.

  Classroom Champions: Bringing Earth Science to Life at West Ashley High

From downtown to beach towns, flooded streets and yards are a common sight. And a teacher at West Ashley High wants to seize this opportunity to use a real world issue to teach her students a lesson that extends beyond the walls of the classroom.

  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.

Nationwide search lands 6-year-old Dylan “Dyl Pickle” Morton on the big screen in Times Square

From the smallest of beginnings, sometimes comes the grandest of successes.

Rocky Point couple refuses to let Dorian rain on their wedding day

A couple eager to tie the knot after nearly seven years together didn’t let this week’s hurricane come in the way of their nuptials.

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

Tiffany Morea, a nurse in Trident Medical Center’s ICU, turned 40 years old and her coworkers surprised her with a cake

‘Little Heart Hero Day’ held at MUSC

The Charleston American Heart Association and MUSC Health teamed up to honor children and families affected by heart disease in the Lowcountry.

  Moms of NFL players surprise teachers with gift cards in DD2

It was more than business as usual at the faculty meeting at Windsor Hill Arts Infused Elementary School in North Charleston.

  Publix donates $150K to Lowcountry Food Bank

The Lowcountry Food Bank is teaming up with Publix to kick off Hunger Action Month in September.

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

In a hilarious display of sibling love, one big brother is making memories before heading off to college.

The Lowcountry celebrates National Dog Day

It's the perfect day to honor your four-legged family members.

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

Lowcountry musicians and mayors took to the stage Sunday evening during the second annual Homeless to Hope benefit concert.

  Trucker recognized for traveling 9 million miles accident free

34 years and 9 million miles later... This trucker is being honored for traveling every mile... accident free!

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

Hester McCardell Ford of Charlotte celebrated her 115th birthday Thursday!

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

It was quite an early morning for a Goose Creek father who managed to deliver his baby boy in the family car and get the newborn and his wife to the hospital.

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

A 19-year-old woman is setting the tone for other women by being the first in South Carolina’s history to take advantage of a change in the United States military and she’s from the Grand Strand.

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

A church damaged by Hurricane Hugo nearly three decades ago received new steeples to replace those the storm ripped 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

Last month, Deputy Kimbro was doing a routine traffic stop on a speeding car when a woman jumped out and frantically asked for help to save the life of her 12 day-old-baby, Ryleigh.

Community helps bring missing dog home

Traci Bean says her whippet named “Bonez” has been by her side through many difficult phases of life including her husband’s deployments, divorce and the death of her brother.

Gullah cookout raises funds for historic church restoration

Lowcountry residents filled the Heyward House on Saturday for a Gullah-themed cookout to help raise money dedicated to restoring a historic church.

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

Grand Strand photographer extraordinaire Austin Bond adds another to the collection Saturday.

  Blood drive honoring Lowcountry firefighter, boy with cancer surpasses goal

The Saint John’s Fire District hosted a blood drive on Friday honoring two of their own.

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

Lifeguards and aquatic center members saved the life of a 5-year-old boy who slipped under the water and lost consciousness at a swimming pool last month. Those lifeguards were honored at the Monroe City Council meeting July 16.

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.