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  911 AUDIO: Texas woman rescued from home seconds before it collapsed during storm

We just received the 911 call recording from this dramatic rescue.

Reunion: Cat returned to owner after 2 years

A golden birthday: Tenn. dog, 20, becomes oldest living golden retriever

Man donates blood for the 300th time

Study ranks South Carolina in top 10 most patriotic states

Boaz Police Parking lot chalked in messages “Backing The Blue”

Summerville man welcomes newborn just before Father’s Day

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Child patient’s clever sign reaps reward

Couple hospitalized for COVID-19 celebrates 65th wedding anniversary

  Vacationing family rescues deer from water at Fort Caswell Rifle Range

Bathroom break in Aynor leads to man winning $500,000 in lottery

'I’m a survivor’-Woman survives heart surgery, brain tumor, COVID-19

Lifeguard saves flood victims after car swept into ditch

  2-year-old boy from Ladson becomes organ donor, saves three children’s lives

His mother, Jennifer Young, says her son Alex's organs are going to help save the lives of least three other children.

Senate confirms Air Force general as first African-American service chief

The Senate on Tuesday confirmed General Charles Brown to serve as the Air Force chief of staff, making him the first African-American to lead a military service branch.

  Myrtle Beach homeowner, appliance technician share eye-opening discussion about racism

An inspiring discussion about racism between a white woman and black man in Myrtle Beach has captured the attention of people across the Grand Strand.

Man reported missing from Florida found in Walterboro

A Florida family worried about missing loved one received good news Tuesday from Colleton County.

Neighbors join Nashville man afraid to walk alone for fear of not returning home alive

Good Samaritans recover over $1,300 on U.S. 17 in Georgetown County

Lowcountry Chick-Fil-A location honors its 2020 graduates

Summerville woman gives early morning birth on Mother’s Day

Bluffton woman grateful for community’s help, fund for son’s walking equipment nearly filled in one day

Hilton Head Island senior using scenic video to uplift community

Live 5 Facebook Town Hall: I survived Covid-19

Their symptoms included headache, fatigue, high fever, severe cough, severe diarrhea and shortness of breath. One had to be hospitalized, while others battled the disease from home.

  NFL Player, North Charleston native sponsoring food giveaway

When Fort Dorchester alum Carlos Dunlap realized he would not be able to host his annual youth football camp because of the pandemic, he decided he still wanted to give back to the community.

  Hidden WWII letters connect family to lost loved one

With the return of those letters, laughter and loving memories have also returned home, during a time when it’s needed most.

  92-year-old gets up from recliner, dances, after hearing grandson is selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in NFL draft

92-year-old gets up from recliner,dances,after hearing grandson is selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in NFL draft

S.C. Air National Guard to perform flyovers Monday to salute healthcare workers, first responders

The South Carolina Air National Guard will pay a special tribute on Monday to healthcare workers and first responders who are risking their lives every day during the coronavirus battle.

Horry County first responders hold birthday parade for young boy

It was a special birthday for one local boy.

  Woman who gave birth to triplets cared for by nurse working during her honeymoon

A Mount Pleasant family is celebrating the birth of triplets while being cared for by a nurse spending what should have been her honeymoon caring for new mothers at MUSC.

  New program encourages people to donate food to frontline workers

A North Charleston business started a program to help ease the stress for frontline workers across the Charleston area.

  Lowcountry Strong: Realtor, church provide temporary housing for medical professionals

A Daniel Island realty company and a James Island church are joining forces to provide housing for medical professionals who are worried about taking the Coronavirus to their families.

  Lowcountry Strong: Church to distribute food, supplies to people in need

A Moncks Corner church will give out 40,000 pounds of food and other supplies to Tri-County families Saturday morning.

  BI-LO’s parent company pays for groceries for thousands of medical professionals, first responders

Southeastern Grocers, which counts BI-LO as one of its stores, took care of the bill for thousands of health care professionals and first responders Monday night.

  Baby photo reunited with family after tornado takes it 60 miles away

One Jonesboro, Ark., woman is counting her blessings today after having some of her belongings returned to her after the tornado ripped her roof off.

  Church offering free drive-through spaghetti dinners

Holmes Avenue Baptist Church has been serving spaghetti dinners for hundreds of people over the past few weeks.

  Lowcountry Strong: Sewing headbands, spreading ‘sunshine’ to help healthcare workers

A Mount Pleasant woman is sewing headbands with buttons on the side to help nurses and doctors in the Charleston area.

‘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.

  Indian Trail community gives 82-year-old neighbor a ‘happy birthday parade’

Cynthia Gabriels has lived in her Indian Trail neighborhood for 16 years.

Tennessee 6-year-old with cystic fibrosis conquers COVID-19

Joseph Bostain had tested positive for the virus.

  North Charleston hotel offering first responders hotel discount

The North Charleston Marriott is now giving all first responders and support staff a 20% discount on rooms to show their appreciation.

Baby born in S.C. during coronavirus outbreak gets parking garage welcome from friends

When Bryson Frye was born, he entered the world to an audience of one, but he still got a long-distance welcome party, thanks to family friends who went to great heights!

West Ashley girl celebrates birthday without party, but with big smiles

When social distancing kept a little girl from having a birthday party, she found a creative way to celebrate.

  Group working to feed out-of-work hospitality employees

A Lowcountry organization launches a new event Monday to make sure healthcare workers and restaurant and hospitality workers who’ve been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic receive good meals.

Surprise party! York County deputies arrive to wish 4-year-old ‘Happy Birthday’ during social distancing warning

Clara, who was looking forward to the celebration, received a great surprise courtesy of the York County Sheriff’s Office.

SC Strong shirts saving jobs and supporting health care workers

A Midlands business owner has come up with a way to keep his staff working all while helping to support health care workers in the state. Koss Creative Brands in Columbia is now printing South Carolina “Strong” t-shirts during these uncertain and trying times.

Crocs offering free pair of shoes to healthcare workers on frontlines of COVID-19 fight

The makers of Crocs are offering a free pair of shoes to healthcare workers on the frontlines in the battle against the novel coronavirus.

Krispy Kreme offering free donuts to doctors, nurses

Krispy Kreme will be offering free donuts to doctors and nurses every Monday until May.

  Lowcountry Strong: Mt. Pleasant women ‘feeding our heroes’ on the front lines

A grassroots effort, called “Feeding Our Heroes," took off after a Facebook post and some group messages.

  Classroom Champions: Stephanie Haecherl wants VersaTiles for students at Whitesides Elementary

Stephanie Haecherl says her students would benefit from VersaTiles. It is a self-checking, puzzle-like skill-building tool designed to improve reading and writing skills, and will also enhance their self-management and decision making abilities.

Kindergartner dresses as school security officer for ‘Dress as Your Favorite Person Day’

It wasn’t a difficult decision for an Arkansas boy to decide who he wanted to be for “Dress as Your Favorite Person Day."

  Classroom Champions: Standing desks wanted for science class at Rollings Middle School of the Arts

In an educational environment where art dominates the campus culture, science teacher Art Blanchet is challenged with finding new ways to engage these creative thinkers at Rollings Middle School of the Arts.

  The Citadel’s first African American barber recalls his journey at South Carolina’s military college

Thad Miller got the job, but was told he could only maintain the hair of the black cadets at The Citadel.

  Classroom Champions: Rachel Renfro wants flexible seating options for Alston-Bailey students

These fourth graders are hands-on learners. Movement allows them to better focus and learn independently. Being able to move away from their desks keeps their blood flowing and their minds engaged.

  Edith Frierson Elementary students explain the history of Black History Month

Black History Month first began as Negro History Week in 1926 by Dr. Carter G. Woodson. Woodson wanted schools and communities all over the nation to learn about the accomplishments of African Americans and celebrate their contributions to society.

  Good deed caught on camera: Ohio high school freshman seen helping woman cross the street

A picture of a high school freshman is getting lots of attention on social media.

  Live 5 News anchor celebrates birth of baby boy

The Live 5 News family is celebrating a new member of our extended family.

  Classroom Champions: Teacher wants books for history students at Charleston Math and Science

A teacher at a Lowcountry school wants to give his students a diverse experience. He’s asking for books that expose them to unconventional and challenging ideas.

  Music of the Movement: A Lowcountry gospel singer explains the songs of the Civil Rights era

Whether it was a meeting, a march or a protest, during the Civil Rights Movement, there was always music.

  Surprise assembly held at Lowcountry elementary school

Over 300 students and staff members at Matilda F. Dunston Elementary filled the cafeteria on Tuesday morning for a surprise.

  SC couple uses blanket business to help families after nearly losing son to bacterial meningitis

For every 10 blankets they sell, the couple gives one to a children's hospital in South Carolina.

  SC ranks among highest unemployment for people with disabilities. A Charleston shop breaks that mold.

Saturday marks the two-year anniversary for the cafe, whose chain was started in honor of two children with Down Syndrome.

  Live 5 takes ‘Polar Plunge’ in Special Olympics fundraiser

When the ocean’s temperature only measures 59 degrees, that might be enough to keep many out of the water. But members of the Live 5 team took the plunge for a good cause.

  MUSC therapy dogs get married at campus chapel

Two therapy dogs at the Medical University of South Carolina tied the “leash” in a Valentine’s Day wedding ceremony on campus.

  Classroom Champions: Kathryn McLendon wants basic supplies for James Island students

Kathryn McLendon of James Island Elementary is requesting cardstock for printing poems and stories.

  St. Stephen plans to honor artist, educator Dr. Leo Twiggs

Dr. Leo Twiggs is one of the newest inductees into the South Carolina Hall of Fame.

  Lowcountry teacher surprised with $25,000 award

Students, teachers and staff packed the gym at Palmetto Scholars Academy on Tuesday morning, but they didn’t know why there was an assembly.

  Charleston Korean War veteran surprised with wish before aggressive cancer treatment

Ahead of intense cancer treatment, the Marine Corps League of the Lowcountry granted the wish of a home-bound Korean war veteran with a ceremony to join the organization.

Delta Airlines reunites toddler with lost doll at Savannah Airport

A mother is thanking Delta Airlines after the company made it their mission to find her daughter's lost doll that resembles her deployed father

  Mosquito Beach set to get marker from National Park Service

Mosquito Beach is about 10 minutes from Folly Beach, but in the 50's during the Jim Crow era that kept blacks and whites separate in the south, blacks could not go to Folly Beach.

  Classroom Champions: Teacher wants headphones for students at Andrews Elementary

Technology plays a major role in their educational experience, so these students at Andrews Elementary use Chromebooks.

  These famous faces in Hollywood have roots in the Lowcountry and South Carolina

From Andrews to Anderson, several famous African American actors and actresses were born and some grew up right here in the Lowcountry or other parts of South Carolina,

Chiefs player celebrates Super Bowl win by paying all pet adoption fees at shelter

The KC Pet Project has more than 100 dogs up for adoption.

Son-in-law prevents 87-year-old from falling victim to sweepstakes scam

Had it not been for her son-in-law’s suspicions, an 87-year-old Rowan County woman might have gotten scammed out of all the money she had. It’s another example of someone saying they are with a popular sweepstakes but are really targeting the elderly in a scam.

  Minnesota woman finds her long lost dog thanks to Florida brewery featuring adoptable pets on beer cans

MotorWorks, a brewery in Bradenton, partnered with Manatee County Animal Services to begin printing adoptable pets on beer cans to raise awareness about animal adoption and one of the first dog’s they printed was a pup named, “Day-Day.”

  Classroom Champions: Kathryn Sanyal wants garden gear for Springfield students

Kathryn Sanyal teaches gifted and talented third through fifth grade students at Springfield Elementary in Charleston. Her class is known as SAIL, which stands for Students Actively Involved In Learning. To challenge them beyond the books, these students plant a garden.

  Relief drive underway in N. Charleston to help Puerto Rico earthquake victims

The city of North Charleston is teaming up with a Charleston woman who grew up in Puerto Rico to help those affected by the earthquakes there.

Charleston Co. Deputy wins Deputy of the Year

Congratulations, Deputy Brian Moniz!

  Liberty Hill Academy counselor receives national service award

A mental health counselor who works at Liberty Hill Academy in North Charleston got a big surprise on Friday morning when she was told she received a national award.

  After dropping 155 lbs, Lufkin teacher runs first marathon

Mike Mchaney is an inspiration to everyone looking to change their life.