Tri-County

  Isle of Palms Mayor looks to ease parking restrictions

Leaders on the Isle of Palms say they might be easing up their parking restrictions following Thursday’s Emergency Council meeting.

  State education superintendent to visit N. Charleston school Thursday

Authorities release report on deadly 2018 plane crash off Charleston coast

City tourism committee approves new law for hitching, unhitching carriage horses

  COVID-19 and the Cafeteria: School districts release fall safety plans

Goose Creek man faces 10 charges related to sexual exploitation of minors

  Charleston Co. parents may not learn if their child can return until within a week of school’s start

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  Town councilman resigns after post of Hillary Clinton in blackface

  Police make arrest in Monday night Mt. Pleasant carjacking

  Palmetto Project helping people navigate unemployment insurance process

  Charleston County Library, officials look to close rural ‘digital deserts’

Lidl grocery store could come to North Charleston

Police searching for missing Charleston man

Charleston County hosts online presentation of alternate Hwy. 41 improvement plan

Charleston County leaders are giving the public the chance to see a proposed alternative for the Highway 41 Corridor Improvements project through a virtual meeting available on-demand.

Police: man arrested for assault after conflict outside a pool hall

Charleston Police say they have arrested a man for assaulting someone outside a West Ashley bar and pool hall.

  CCSD hosting virtual conversation about upcoming school year

The Charleston County School District says they will be holding a live video chat Wednesday afternoon on their Youtube Channel for families to ask the Superintendent questions about the upcoming school year.

  Tourism officials to vote on new law for hitching and unhitching horses

The City of Charleston Tourism Commission says they will decide Wednesday whether to pass a new law requiring carriage horse owners to attach their horses to a town-permitted structure while hitching and unhitching.

  Community holds vigil for 5-year-old killed in shooting

SC Department of Corrections announces another COVID-19 Inmate death

  Uptick in women and children experiencing homelessness

Spencer Wetmore wins state house Seat in Charleston

Capacity limits a possibility at Charleston County schools for start of new year

New tv show will feature a Kingstree woman and her large family.

  Man who complained about neighborhood crime arrested in undercover child sex sting

The man has been interviewed twice on Live 5 News, complaining about gunshots and a repeat offender who lives in his neighborhood.

  Charleston County teachers return to school for in-person training

In each school, teachers and staff are required to wear masks and remain socially distant from their colleagues, according to Middle School Executive Director Joseph Williams.

  Teachers organize second protest demanding virtual school start in Berkeley County

Teachers in Berkeley County plan to protest outside the district school board meeting Tuesday evening for a second time in two weeks. They are demanding the school year begin virtually, to keep students and staff safe amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Health officials warn of 2 possible human rabies exposures from raccoons in Charleston County

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control confirmed two cases of rabies in raccoons in Charleston County.

  Eastside’s neighborhood association launching internet cafe to expand internet access in community

The president of the Eastside Community Development Corporation Latonya Gamble says it's a necessity and they're in need of donations to serve more people.

Questions to ask your child’s school before going back to in-person class

Here are some questions you can ask your child’s school or daycare before sending them back to the classroom.

Police: Man arrested after chase in stolen vehicle

North Charleston Police say they recovered a stolen vehicle and arrested the man driving it after a brief pursuit Monday.

Back-to-School shoe giveaway set for this month

Families with children in need of shoes for the new school year have less than two weeks to sign up for a giveaway.

Dorchester Co. deputies release surveillance images in arson case

The Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office released a pair of surveillance images Tuesday in connection with an arson case they are investigating in the Summerville area.

Deputies arrest motorcyclist on failure to stop, drug charge

A motorcyclist faces two charges after Berkeley County deputies say he attempted to escape a traffic stop and led them on a foot chase.

Mt. Pleasant Police investigate Monday night carjacking

Police are asking for the public’s help to identify the person who carjacked a vehicle Monday night.

Charleston area’s COVID-19 cases ‘headed in right direction,’ MUSC says

The Medical University of South Carolina pinpointed the peak of COVID-19 cases in the Charleston area to July 5, according to new data released from its COVID-19 Epidemiology Project.

  New interactive map launched to help find free food giveaways

People and families in need of food now have an easier way to find out where food giveaways are happening.

  West Ashley eyes possible new event, fitness facility

There may soon be a new fitness and dance complex along Ashley River Road in West Ashley.

  Folly Beach City Hall renovations could start this month

The Folly Beach City Hall is getting a complete rework of the inside of the building.

  Police search for gunman in fatal N. Charleston shooting

Police say one man died in a shooting Monday night in North Charleston.

  New flood maps could help home owners financially

The new maps will be the first update since 2004.

  Coroner identifies man killed when gun held by 14-year-old fires

North Charleston Police say a 21-year-old died Sunday night in a shooting.

  Deputies arrest teen accused of fatal shooting in Charleston Co. Walgreen’s parking lot

The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office has arrested someone they say is connected with July’s shooting in a Walgreen’s parking lot.

  Charleston Co. schools move forward with limited in-person start to school year

The school district says they are hopeful that about 25% of students in school buildings if certain conditions are met.

  Work on historic Highway 61 set to begin in Dorchester County

SCDOT does not plan to remove any trees from the area.

More delays expected for Berlin G. Myers project

The extension project was originally planned to start in 2016 and be done by 2019.

North Charleston Mayor explains decision to terminate, lay off city workers amid pandemic

The Mayor of North Charleston says terminating and laying off 136 city employees was one of the most difficult things he’s ever had to do during his time in office. Keith Summey said the city was forced to make cuts because of a budget deficit caused by the pandemic.

Police: Mising 17-year-old found safe

Mount Pleasant Police says the 17-year-old is safe

College of Charleston suspends fall sports competition

The College of Charleston has announced the suspension of fall sports competition Monday.

Deputies: Man facing charges after high-speed chase reaches second county

Charleston County deputies arrested a 25-year-old man Monday morning after they say he led them on a chase into Georgetown County.

Construction underway for Hanahan’s first boardwalk

The boardwalk is going to be 10 ft wide and 300 ft long, that's about the length of three basketball courts.

North Charleston Police searching for missing 17-year-old

Police are looking for a North Charleston teen who has been missing since Saturday afternoon.

  Man accused of stealing vehicle with 2 children inside tells judge, ‘I was on drugs’

A man arrested Sunday afternoon after police say he stole a vehicle with two young children inside told a bond court judge Monday morning that he was on drugs at the time of the incident.

  One hospitalized after car goes off Ravenel Bridge on-ramp

Charleston Police say the driver of a vehicle that went over a Ravenel Bridge on-ramp has been taken to the hospital.

  Summerville leaders want public input on 20-year plan

The town of Summerville is holding three different public input meetings this week to discuss the towns comprehensive plan for the next 20 years.

  Family files wrongful death suit in fatal Berkeley County ATV crash

A family member of a teen who died after an ATV crash in Ridgeville is suing her boyfriend and members of his family, according to court documents.

  Application deadline for DD2 virtual academy set for Monday night

Dorchester County School District Two Parents have until just before midnight to complete an application for the district’s virtual academy.

  Charleston Co. library announces limited reopening plan

The Charleston County Public Library has announced a plan allowing four library branches to begin allowing patrons inside the facilities starting Monday

  Project Cool Breeze to hold 2nd air conditioner distribution Thursday

An organization founded to help provide fans and air conditioning to seniors will hold its second distribution of the season this Thursday

  Charleston County leaders look to pay for long-term affordable housing plans using property tax

Charleston County Council will soon decide on a referendum asking taxpayers if they would support an increase to fund around $130 million worth of affordable housing projects over the next couple decades.

Man arrested for sexual conduct with a minor in Meggett, deputies say

Charleston County deputies say they have arrested a man who allegedly molested a minor in the shower after coming in from swimming.

Deputies: Man arrested for attempted robbery and kidnapping

The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office says they arrested a man after he attempted to rob and kidnap a woman he met on social media.

S.C. reports 1,011 new cases of COVID-19, and 18 additional deaths

State health officials have reported 1,178 new cases of COVID-19 and 67 additional deaths in South Carolina.

  Charleston police: missing woman last seen in West Ashley has been found

Police are looking for 24-year-old who was last seen on Two Oaks drive on Monday. According to authorities, Calejo left home without notifying anyone and it is unknown what she wore.

Deputies investigating after two houses damaged by gunfire

The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office says two Lincolnville houses were damaged in an early Sunday shooting.

Victim in fatal single car crash in Hollywood identified

Deputies say they responded to a collision after a car hit a utility pole and tree.

  North Charleston neighbors looking to engage youth to help curb high crime rates

Community members have formed the Waylyn Heart Team in an effort to engage kids by collaborating with different activists, leaders and educators.

The Citadel welcomes class of 2024 to campus

The new freshmen joined more than 600 cadets who were already on campus.

S.C. reports 1,178 new cases of COVID-19, and 67 additional deaths

State health officials have reported 1,178 new cases of COVID-19 and 67 additional deaths in South Carolina.

Deputies: two men shot in moving vehicle by unknown gunman

The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office says that two men were shot by an unknown assailant as they drove through Adam’s Run.

City of North Charleston laying off more than 100 employees due to COVID-19 impact

Those being laid off work in public activities and services that are unable to be offered during the pandemic, according to city officials. In addition, 15 full time positions will be eliminated and 50 vacant positions have been frozen.

  MUSC infectious disease expert leads talk on children returning to school

MUSC Children’s Health hosted a webinar Friday morning to answer some parents’ biggest questions about COVID-19 and sending children back to school during the pandemic.

  Judge allowing Isle of Palms to keep current parking restrictions

A judge is allowing the Isle of Palms to keep its current parking restrictions in place. The decision comes as the first step of a lawsuit against the city which claims the Isle of Palms is restricting public access to the beach through its emergency parking rules

  Parties in the pandemic: What experts and Lowcountry laws say

Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some weddings and other large functions are continuing to take place in the Lowcountry.

  Police release report on 5-year-old girl killed in Summerville apartment shooting

Officers say they had multiple units in the neighborhood that heard the gunfire and found a home that had been struck multiple times by gunfire.

  Police searching for missing North Charleston woman

North Charleston Police are searching for a woman they say disappeared after having a heated argument with her husband.

  Judge sets bond for man accused of attempting to rob bank during bomb threat

Police say a man is in custody after reportedly threatening bank employees with a bomb.

  Judge declines motion to stop Isle of Palms from limiting parking

A judge declined a motion for an injunction designed to stop the Isle of Palms from prohibiting non-residents from parking in certain areas.

  S.C. reports 1,265 new cases of COVID-19, and 21 additional deaths

Friday’s update brings the total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in the state to 97,554, and those who have died to 1,883, according to DHEC.

  Deputies arrest man after standoff in Dorchester County neighborhood

The Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 34-year-old man they say barricaded himself inside a home during a standoff.

Deputies identify man sought in armed robbery in Dorchester County

The Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office has identified a man wanted for an armed robbery at a gas station. Deputies are looking for Jeffrey Dujuan Robinson.

Deputies searching for people responsible for vandalizing roads, property on Kiawah Island, Johns Island

Charleston County authorities are asking for the public’s help to find the people responsible for vandalizing property and roadways in the Lowcountry.