Tri-County

  More than 100 S.C. school nurses using smart thermometers to track fevers, potential outbreaks

Students in more than 100 South Carolina schools are now using smart thermometers, allowing nurses to track fevers and potential outbreaks down to specific grade levels.

  State health officials requesting more COVID-19 vaccines after decrease in allotment

  Scammers targeting local businesses, threatening to cut off power

  Publix to provide COVID-19 vaccines by appointment starting this week

CCSD teacher given public reprimand

Cold night prompts reopening of Charleston warming shelter

James Island road closed for construction

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  Charleston YWCA to host virtual Martin Luther King Day event

Two injured after shooting in Charleston, police investigating

Mount Pleasant Police release photograph of car stolen in carjacking

Charleston Police release suspect information in Democratic HQ vandalism

  Charleston County School District parents respond to COVID-19 notification changes

North Charleston warming shelter to open Sunday, Monday night

Troopers: One dead following Berkeley Co. crash

South Carolina Highway Patrol says one person has died following an early-morning crash in Berkeley County.

Charleston warming shelter to reopen in preparation of another cold night

The City of Charleston says the city warming shelter will be open and CARTA will provide free transportation.

  Charleston Co. Democratic Party headquarters vandalized

The Charleston County Democratic Party says their headquarters has been vandalized.

  Cold night prompts reopening of Charleston warming shelter

The City of Charleston says the city warming shelter will be open and CARTA will provide free transportation.

Food truck festival coming to Firefly Distillery

Red Cross to hold North Charleston blood drive

Groups host food giveaway in N. Charleston

  DHEC agrees to update pollution permits for three coal plants affecting waterways

Water Mission responding to 6.2 earthquake in Indonesia

  Police officers investigating after one shot in West Ashley

  SC Hospital Association: Hospitals will receive ‘significantly less’ COVID-19 vaccine next week

South Carolina hospitals will be getting “significantly less” COVID-19 vaccines next week, according to officials with the South Carolina Hospital Association.

Authorities investigating after two trailers stolen from Dorchester Co. business

A pair of trailers in Dorchester County have disappeared, but not without a trace. The trailers’ owner said he has seen surveillance video of someone carting them down the road.

  MUSC vaccinating 3,000 - 4,000 a day; leaders plan for expanded sites statewide

One month in after the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were administered, leaders at the Medical University of South Carolina spearheading the vaccination effort say between 3,000 to 4,000 patients a day are getting their shots.

  Former N. Charleston police officer arrested for 2 DUIs this week heading to recovery center

A former North Charleston police officer who was arrested for two drunken driving incidents this week, one of which involved a crash with injuries, is committing himself to a recovery center, according to his lawyers.

  CCSD elementary school parents will receive notification on classroom COVID-19 cases

The notifications includes Early Head Start, Head Start, child development, primary, and elementary classrooms.

Charleston man accused of sending explicit image, solicitation of minor

Authorities say they have arrested a 49-year-old Charleston man accused of soliciting sex and sending an explicit image to someone he believed to be a minor.

Fetter Health Care Network launching vaccination clinics for Phase 1 distribution

The first clinic will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 20 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist on 7396 Rivers Ave. in North Charleston.

  Mt. Pleasant longterm facility receiving first round of vaccines

Somerby Senior Living in Mount Pleasant started vaccinating workers and residents on Friday and will finish up the first round of doses Saturday. In all, around 300 more people are getting inoculated from the coronavirus.

Charleston County Schools extends sports suspension

The Charleston County School District will extend the suspension of athletic competition for at least another week.

  Roper St. Francis announces drive-thru vaccination plans

Roper St. Francis Healthcare will implement drive-thru vaccinations at the North Charleston Coliseum beginning Wednesday.

Police clear scene of crash involving cyclist in Mt. Pleasant

First responders are on the scene of an early-morning crash involving injuries in Mount Pleasant.

  New 80-acre Dorchester County park to open this summer

Dorchester County leaders expect construction on the new Ashley River Park to be complete within six months.

  West Ashley Park construction on track after delays

Plans for a West Ashley waterfront park included an opening to the public for this month, but construction has yet to begin.

  MUSC faculties urging minority communities to take COVID-19 vaccine

As thousands of people across the state are signing up to get a COVID-19 vaccine, health professionals at the Medical University of South Carolina are urging communities of color to do the same.

  Former N. Charleston police officer arrested for second DUI this week

The Highway Patrol arrested Jerome Edwards Clemens on charges of first-degree driving under the influence and driving under suspension.

Summerville extends mask ordinance for the next 60 days

The town of Summerville has extended its mask ordinance. Town council voted Thursday night to extend the ordinance for the next 60 days.

  Bill calls for banning incapacitations of S.C. criminal suspects with ketamine

More than a year after a man’s death in Charleston County, legislation has been introduced at the state level that could impact how first responders administer a sedative that is increasingly being utilized.

  Some teachers want students back in the classroom, according to survey

As school leaders sit down on a regular basis to figure out how to keep students learning in the most effective way during the pandemic, teachers in the Charleston County School District are sharing their thoughts.

  Deputies investigating alleged kidnapping near Summerville area

Officials with the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office began the investigation on Monday afternoon when a woman told deputies that someone tried to kidnap her son from her backyard at a home on Bob White Lane.

Crash shuts down northbound lanes of Hwy. 17 in McClellanville

Officials with the Awendaw-McClellanville Fire District say the incident is on Highway 17 and Plantation Road and involves two vehicles.

  Charleston County to consider supporting beach access, parking bill

Charleston County councilmembers are looking to potentially support a statewide bill aimed at limiting beach towns from restricting access and parking in the future.

2 remaining Charleston-area BI-LO stores set to close unless buyer found

A pair of Charleston County BI-LO grocery stores will shut down in April unless its parent company can find a buyer, the company says.

Investigators working to determine cause of West Ashley house fire

The Charleston Fire Department says they know where a fire at a West Ashley home began but were still working to determine how it started.

$5,000 reward offered in Charleston murder case

Crime Stoppers of the Lowcountry is offering a reward for information in a deadly 2019 Charleston shooting.

  Charleston to consider new apartments near medical district

An abandoned building in downtown Charleston’s medical district could be cleared to build a new apartment complex.

  Mt. Pleasant Mega Millions player wins $20,000 in Tuesday night drawing

Two South Carolina players, including one in the Lowcountry, won big prizes in the Mega Millions lottery.

  Mt. Pleasant drivers could see traffic delays from gas line project

Dominion Energy is planning to install new gas lines along Mathis Ferry Road, which could cause delays for Mount Pleasant drivers in the coming weeks.

  Developers seek approval for parking lot next to new downtown office building

The City of Charleston will meet Thursday morning on new parking for office space along King Street.

  Charleston drafts new ‘code of conduct’ for city council members

An attorney for the city of Charleston has drafted a rough version of a new set of rules for city council and committee members to follow.

  100-year-old veteran from North Charleston receives 1,200 birthday cards

A North Charleston man received a big surprise from around the globe for his 100th birthday.

  Businesses preparing to apply for second round of PPP loans

Lowcountry businesses are hoping to get approved for a second round of Paycheck Protection Program relief loans after the loan portal reopened this week.

Georgetown, Dorchester District 2 schools plan return to face-to-face instruction

Two Lowcountry school districts are making plans for in-person instruction in the coming weeks.

  Roper St. Francis Hospital becomes testing ground for new potential COVID-19 treatments

Roper St. Francis Hospital experimented with an antibody therapy called CERC-002 that has shown positive impacts for patients who are hospitalized with complications caused by COVID-19.

  N. Charleston Police fires officer facing DUI charge

The North Charleston Police Department confirmed Wednesday afternoon it has terminated an officer accused of driving under the influence and other charges.

Working Wednesdays will connect Lowcountry companies with future employees

Each Wednesday a company will share information about job opportunities in a virtual platform.

Coroner releases name of man killed in moped-vehicle collision

The Charleston County Coroner’s Office says they have identified a man who died after a moped versus vehicle crash.

Charleston Co. using technology to determine road conditions

Each van is equipped with multiple cameras and lasers which work together to determine the smoothness of the road and the pavement texture.

  Citadel cadets returning to campus

The Citadel says although cadets are returning to campus, the school is organizing the return this winter a little differently than it did this fall.

  SC starts program to help residents pay rent, mortgage

The South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority says they are launching a program to help renters and homeowners who have struggled to pay their bills because of the pandemic and quarantine.

  Charleston criminal justice leaders discuss COVID-19 impacts on system

Criminal justice leaders in Charleston county are still facing challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  City approves resolution condemning groups that divide, incite hatred

Charleston City Council unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday night opposing “any groups and individuals who seek to divide our community and incite hatred.”

  Returning Berkeley Co. students may face virtual learning at school

More students in Berkeley County are set to return to schools next month only to find they may still be learning virtually inside a classroom.

  Dorchester District 2 extends virtual learning through end of January

Dorchester County School District 2′s board extended virtual learning for students during Tuesday night’s board meeting.

  Berkeley County Schools superintendent announces retirement

The chief educator in the Berkeley County School District announced he will retire.

  5 students disciplined after flag with Trump’s name, weapons imagery prompts argument

The Charleston County School District confirmed Tuesday five students were disciplined Friday following an argument over “a flag with a political message.”

  CCSD Mission Critical: Transition between Mary Ford and Chicora

It’s been more than a year since the Charleston County School Board of Trustees approved broad-sweeping changes, the “Mission Critical” actions, that impacted more than two dozen schools.

Police release photos of vehicle possibly involved in fatal shooting

North Charleston Police released images Tuesday of a vehicle of interest in a December shooting at an apartment complex that killed one and injured two others.

College students prepare to return to class after Winter Break

College students are returning to class after Winter Break and both the Citadel and College of Charleston are actively planning strategies to stave of the recent rise in COVID-19 cases.

Police investigating Johns Island shooting

The Charleston Police Department says they are investigating a shooting on Johns Island.

Police make arrest in North Charleston shooting

The North Charleston Police Department says they have arrested a woman after a fight between a number of females resulted in a shooting.

Charleston to host Stimulus Webinar for Small Businesses

The City of Charleston Business Services Division says they have partnered with the U.S. Small Business Administration to host a free webinar on the second round of stimulus payments.

  Kiawah Island Parkway improvements nearing completion

Phase 1 of the Kiawah parkway construction, which included road repaving and the addition of a new turn lane, is now finished. Phase 2 is still underway.

  Charleston City Council considers resolution condemning white nationalism

The Charleston City council will vote Tuesday on a resolution condemning white nationalism, white supremacy, neo-Nazism, and any other groups or individuals who seek to divide the community and incite hatred.

  Fire Station 11 nearly complete

After months of delays, the new fire station on Savannah Highway will soon be complete.

Police find missing vulnerable adult

North Charleston Police say they have found a missing 62-year-old man with a history of medical issues after he was lost Sunday.

  Charleston Co. school leaders share vaccine plans, consider COVID notification changes

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Charleston County, school district leaders are finalizing plans for vaccinating staff.

  Charleston County man facing child porn charges

A North Charleston man is facing multiple charges in connection with material connected to the sexual exploitation of minors, the attorney general’s office says.

  Diocese of Charleston faces second lawsuit in a week

A lawsuit filed against the Diocese of Charleston alleges abuse dating back decades.