Tri-County

Roper St. Francis Health confirm 10 new COVID-19 cases

Roper St. Francis Health officials say 10 new patients have tested positive to the novel coronavirus, bringing the total to 141 for the hospital system.

  SLED investigating early-morning officer-involved shooting in West Ashley

S.C. reports 85K new unemployment claims in last week

  City of Charleston offering free virtual recreation classes

  Lowcountry Strong: Nonprofit serving more people during COVID-19

  Sheriff’s office: Two officers at Berkeley Co. detention center test positive for COVID-19

  Lowcountry Strong: Man posts messages outside hospital for brother battling cancer

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  Charleston city councilman pushes for plan to help small businesses

  South Carolina health officials announce 139 more cases of COVID-19, and 12 additional deaths

Charleston Kickin’ Chicken closing after more than 21 years

  Berkeley County students can access free internet from school bus ‘hot spots’

MUSC reports more than 300 positive COVID-19 cases

Charleston Co. inmates who shared sleeping quarters with COVID-19 inmate test positive for virus

  Over half of SC’s child care facilities have chosen to close amid COVID-19 outbreak

South Carolina child care centers do not have to close during the COVID crisis, but can if they choose to.

Police: Man charged after throwing piece of metal through windshield, injuring passenger

Police have not determined a motive for the incident.

  Goose Creek charter school welcomes new students to enroll during coronavirus pandemic

Any student can attend, they don't have to live in Berkeley County.

SC governor issues executive order allowing furloughed employees to qualify for unemployment benefits

Gov. Henry McMaster issued an executive order on Wednesday which allows furloughed employees to receive “COVID-19 Support Payments” from their employers and still qualify for unemployment benefits.

  SC State Guard helps to convert MUSC fitness center into field hospital

Kiawah Island Golf Resort lays off more than 1,000 employees

Investigators arrest second suspect for Charleston murder

Man facing charges in connection with threat to blow up dam

S.C.’s response rate for 2020 census among worst in country

  Charleston VA using 3D printer to make face shields for 75-percent cheaper than supplier

  Charleston County courts using Zoom video website to hold some court hearings

Courts in Charleston County are using the Zoom video website to hold some court hearings in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Town of McClellanville plans to acquire iconic Deer Head Oak

A tree that has long served as a landmark in a rural Charleston County community might soon be under new ownership.

Goose Creek Police investigating fatal shooting

Police are investigating a Tuesday night shooting that left a 19-year-old dead.

  Joint Base Charleston medical personnel now on the ground in NYC

Six Joint Base Charleston medical professionals arrived in New York City early Tuesday morning to help in the fight against the novel coronavirus.

  Lowcountry Strong: Woman starts Charleston COVID-19 network of 6,000+ people

Renee Orth created the Charleston United COVID Response network which has reached more than 6,000 people.

  Passover begins Wednesday with changes to Jewish tradition

The Jewish observance of Passover begins at sundown Wednesday, but the religious holiday will look different in the wake of a pandemic.

  South Carolina agriculture industry deals with COVID-19 impacts

The COVID-19 crisis is impacting many industries across the state and country, including agriculture.

  Roper St. Francis moving all labor and delivery to West Ashley amid COVID-19

As hospitals prepare for increased COVID-19 cases, Roper St. Francis Healthcare is consolidating all labor and delivery to Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital.

  More than 2,400 cases of COVID-19 in South Carolina; three more deaths reported

State health officials have announced 187 new cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and three additional deaths in South Carolina.

  Two employees at VA mail out pharmacy in N. Charleston test positive for COVID-19

Two employees at a VA mail out pharmacy in North Charleston have tested positive for COVID-19.

  Senator: MUSC would have faced $100 million shortfall by June if layoffs didn’t happen

MUSC Health officials temporarily laid off about 900 workers and reduced pay for all salaried employees on Monday, a move that one state senator said saved the hospital millions.

  Lowcountry Strong: Family pledging to match $500K in donations to Coastal Community Foundation

Several weeks ago, the Coastal Community Foundation, in partnership with the area United Ways, set up a COVID-19 Recovery and Relief Fund designed to award grants to local nonprofits helping during the coronavirus crisis.

  Charleston County urges citizens to create health profile to improve 911 response

Charleston County is urging people to provide critical medical information about themselves ahead of a potential 911 emergency situation.

Lawsuit: Hot coffee spilled on James Island Starbucks customer

A Lowcountry resident who ordered a Caffe Americano at a Starbucks location on James Island last year says that instead of being able to drink her cup of coffee, the espresso was spilled on her by an employee.

Miss South Carolina competition postponed due to COVID-19

The Miss South Carolina competition has been postponed due to COVID-19. Organizers say the live telecast will now be on Saturday night, Aug. 1.

Second Charleston police officer tests positive for COVID-19; mayor suggests citizens wear masks

Officials with the Charleston Police Department say a second officer has tested positive for COVID-19.

  Charleston PD enforcing social distancing, making sure people stay out of parks

Charleston police wants to let everyone know that it’s illegal to go inside city-owned parks during the coronavirus pandemic.

Lowcountry deputies locate missing 16-year-old

Charleston County deputies say they have found a missing 16-year-old who has been missing since Thursday.

Deputies searching for missing Ravenel woman

Charleston County deputies are trying to find a last seen on Thursday.

  Roper St. Francis Health reports 4 new COVID-19 cases

Roper St. Francis Health says it has confirmed four additional cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.

  School counselors still providing services for students

Online school, a new norm for parents and students across the Lowcountry, is a change that can be stressful for students at all different grade levels.

  Lowcountry Strong: Dance studio using technology to continue classes

A Summerville dance academy is one of many small businesses getting creative to keep providing services while the doors are technically closed.

  Folly Beach extends emergency ordinance, all rental suspensions

Starting Tuesday morning, no new rentals of any length on Folly Beach will be allowed.

  MUSC Health lays off 900 in response to ‘unprecedented’ financial deficits from COVID-19

MUSC officials say they are implementing what they are calling a “workforce realignment” as the health care network works through "unprecedented and serious” financial deficits from the COVID-19 epidemic.

  Boeing to temporarily suspend 787 operations in South Carolina

Boeing will temporarily suspend all 787 operations at Boeing South Carolina until further notice, starting at the end of second shift on Wednesday, April 8, according to company officials.

  Gov. McMaster issues mandatory ‘Home or Work’ order for South Carolinians

Gov. Henry McMaster has ordered South Carolinians to remain at home unless they are going out to work.

  Charleston nurse volunteers in New York hospital during coronavirus pandemic

A Charleston emergency room nurse is getting ready for her first day on the job in New York.It's where the most coronavirus cases are being reported in the United States.

  Inmate infected with COVID-19 released from Charleston Co. jail after judge determined inmate stable enough for release

An inmate at the Charleston County jail who tested positive for the coronavirus was released Monday afternoon.

MUSC reports nearly 300 positive COVID-19 cases

The number of patients testing positive for the novel coronavirus at MUSC Health’s West Ashley specimen collection site is continuing to increase.

Trident Health reports 21 positive COVID-19 cases

Trident Health System announced Monday afternoon that eight of its employees have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Man in wheelchair says North Charleston officers pulled him out of car at gunpoint

A Charleston County man who says that officers with the North Charleston Police Department (NCPD) pulled him from a vehicle at gunpoint and falsely arrested him is now suing the municipal government.

  North Charleston man with COVID-19 recovering in hospital after days in ICU

A 55-year-old North Charleston man tested positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID19, more than a week ago, and he’s been in the hospital ever since.

Coroner identifies man killed in Summerville area accident

Authorities have identified a man who was killed in an accident in the Summerville area.

Roper St. Francis Health reports 31 new COVID-19 cases

The latest update from Roper St. Francis Health shows the hospital system has now confirmed more than 100 novel coronavirus cases.

Berkeley Electric Cooperative plans to sell former facility on Johns Island

A regional utility cooperative’s former home on Johns Island might soon be under new ownership, raising questions over what could potentially be coming to the property.

‘Operation Uplift’ providing free food on Monday in wake of Coronavirus pandemic

Free food is being given out Monday to folks in the Tri-County area affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.

  Blood center wants samples from recovered COVID-19 patients to create test

If you have tested positive for COVID 19, a Lowcountry blood collection center, Specialty Sera, needs a sample of your blood after your two weeks of isolation.

  Lowcountry Strong: Mt. Pleasant woman making ‘comfort clips’ for healthcare workers

While some are making masks or hospital gowns, a small business owner in Mount Pleasant realized she could use her talents in a different way.

  Lowcountry Strong: Company stops normal production to make masks

As the COVID-19 virus keeps many folks working from home or even out of work, some businesses are finding new ways to stay afloat.

  Inmate at Al Cannon Detention Center tests positive for COVID-19

Authorities say he became symptomatic Friday and was immediately isolated and tested for this reason.

  Lowcountry communities find ways to keep spring traditions alive amid cancellations

Official event organizers are allowing participants who can’t make race day in August to complete a “virtual 10K,” running any course from now through May 13.

  Lowcountry Strong: Veterans helpings homeless vets during pandemic

A motorcycle group is working to serve the needs of homeless veterans during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Charleston police investigating after shooting leaves one injured

Anyone with information is asked to contact Charleston County Consolidated Dispatch.

Constructions started on Old Mt. Holly turn-lane project

Construction has started on a turn lane at Old Mt. Holly Road, onto Highway 52 in Berkeley County on Saturday.

Mt. Pleasant school community providing meals for local healthcare workers

East Cooper Montessori Charter School is partnering with Coastal Crust to provide a box lunch to everyhealthcare worker at MUSC Health Primary Care located at the Citadel Mall

  DHEC releases number of coronavirus cases in S.C. by zip code

The list was created after a request by the S.C. Association of Counties in an effort to prepare first responders.

Ten people displaced after fire at West Ashley Apartment

Ten people are displaced after a fire at an apartment in West Ashley Saturday morning.

McMaster not issuing stay-at-home order, says South Carolina is unique

The governor said the decisions that have been made and will be made will be those that follow the “data and science” that state officials have been receiving.

  South Carolina announces three additional deaths related to COVID-19, and 147 new cases

DHEC also is reporting 147 additional cases of COVID-19.As of today, the total number statewide is 1,700 cases in all 46 counties.

  Mount Pleasant man shares his recovery experience after contracting COVID-19

Despite the increase in cases and deaths related to COVID-19, many people are recovering from the disease caused by the coronavirus.

  Charleston nursing grads to face front lines of pandemic

While it has been a challenge converting to virtual instruction, faculty say that the COVID-19 crisis has also been a good learning experience for the students.

  West Ashley gym and salon cited for violating stay-at-home ordinance

A gym and a salon in West Ashley were cited on Friday for violating Charleston’s stay-at-home ordinance.

  4,000 patients tested at MUSC’s drive-thru specimen collection site for novel coronavirus

MUSC’s drive-thru COVID-19 collection site has been set up for a few weeks now at the Citadel Mall in West Ashley.

City of Charleston officials holds presser on COVID-19 response

City of Charleston held a presser on the the city’s response efforts against COVID-19 Friday afternoon.

Charleston Co. deputy undergoing treatment following collapse; no apparent link with COVID-19

Authorities say there is no apparent link between a Charleston County deputy’s collapse during an investigation and COVID-19.

  Organizations continue work to curb domestic violence and abuse during pandemic

As Lowcountry communities enforce “stay at home” ordinances, organizations want to protect people who may have increased risks at home.

  Lowcountry Strong: Charleston PD hold parade for 7-year-old who couldn’t have birthday party

When 7-year-old Khyla Lanoue celebrated her birthday this week, she couldn’t have a typical party because of social distancing guidelines. The Charleston Police Department then stepped in to plan a parade.

  Coronavirus testing site opens Monday in Moncks Corner

A new Coronavirus testing site will open Monday in Moncks Corner.