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DHEC to host COVID-19 vaccine briefing

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control says they will host a COVID-19 vaccine briefing.

  Another COVID-19 vaccination site opens in N. Charleston

  Charleston mayor hopes to make improvements for racial justice, fight against pandemic

Free COVID-19 testing coming to CARTA bus hubs

  Counties to get COVID vaccines based on their population

  NCPD chief pushes domestic violence resources after rough start to year

Deputies searching for missing man last seen on Johns Island

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  Funeral homes work to comfort families amidst pandemic service restrictions

23rd Annual Martin Luther King Portrait Awards will honor Lowcountry frontline workers

  Police searching for man wanted in cutting incident

South Carolina Aquarium receives “Aquabot”, virtual learning upgrade

  Charleston Council meeting to renew homeless hotel contract

  CCSD opens registration for School Choice and early-education programs

  Relief coming to commonly flooded area in downtown Charleston

The City of Charleston says flood improvements could soon be coming to a commonly flooded intersection in downtown Charleston.

  Charleston police investigating after man shot in West Ashley

It happened on the 1900 block of Hazelwood Drive where the victim was shot in his lower back.The victim was transported to MUSC with apparent non-life threatening injuries.

  ‘We’re getting tired:’ S.C. nurses share experience inside COVID units

Some frontline workers said they are “exhausted” as patients fill more than 80-percent of the available hospital beds statewide and as COVID units approach capacity.

  South Carolina National Guard returns to Mount Pleasant following DC deployment

Hundreds of South Carolina National Guard troops arrived back in the Palmetto State following deployment to Washington D.C. for the inauguration.

  Housing inventory hits 20-year low, prices up

  Crews extinguish West Ashley house fire

  Charleston County schools’ winter sports to resume Monday

  Charleston County Sheriff’s Office mourns deputy’s death

  What you can expect in 2021 for the Lowcountry Rapid Transit project

  Community raises $50K+ for principal using 2nd job to help students

Darius Rucker’s good deed surprises patrons, servers at S.C. IHOP

Musician and Lowcountry native Darius Rucker quietly treated everyone dining at a restaurant he frequents to a free meal and also left a big tip for servers Sunday morning.

Opportunity Center coming to North Charleston

A former warehouse on Rivers Avenue, down the road from the Northwoods Mall, will soon be transformed into a headquarters for local nonprofits.

  CCSD students can receive up to $40,000 from new scholarship fund

Seniors attending a public school in the Charleston County School District can begin submitting applications next month for a new college scholarship.

What’s in the John C. Calhoun time capsule? We’ll have to wait to find out.

History buffs celebrated the long-anticipated discovery of what appears to be a time capsule buried under the base of the monument to John C. Calhoun in downtown Charleston.

  College of Charleston warns of COVID spike, ‘zero tolerance’ toward large gatherings

The College of Charleston sent a message of warning to the campus community Saturday about high COVID-19 transmission rates over the past three days.

  Judge denies bond for suspect arrested in ‘prolonged’ assault case

Charleston Police say a man accused of an assault that left the victim with “significant injuries” is in custody.

  Crews find potential time capsule in base of Calhoun Statue in downtown Charleston

Crews found what they believe is the long-rumored time capsule hidden in the base of the former John C. Calhoun statue that once stood in downtown Charleston’s Marion Square.

Vendors sue Patriots Point Development Authority over postponed NYE event

Two vendors who planned to have a New Year’s event on the USS Yorktown have sued the Patriots Point Development Authority after the event was postponed.

  Authorities identified woman killed in ‘domestic-related’ shooting

The Charleston County Coroner’s Office identified the woman as 32-year-old Jalisa Catlin from North Charleston who died at 12:04 p.m.

  Crackdown on mask violations begins in Charleston

Livability and Tourism Director Daniel Riccio says they began issuing more tickets to people violating Charleston’s mask mandate starting on Jan. 11.

N. Charleston elementary students express happiness, hope in letters to Biden, Harris

North Charleston elementary students expressed their happiness and hope of meeting President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris in letters the children wrote to the newly elected duo.

Deputies arrest man wanted on attempted murder, kidnapping charges

Berkeley County deputies and arrested a man wanted on multiple charges at a West Ashley apartment complex, officials have confirmed.

Charleston Police identify officer who wounded murder, carjacking suspect

The Charleston Police Department says a five-year veteran of the agency is on administrative leave following an officer-involved shooting this week.

  Taste of Folly kicks off with changes, safeguards against COVID-19

The Folly Association of Businesses kicks off its annual Taste of Folly event on Friday.

  Lowcountry community’s leaders hope new maps could reduce flood insurance costs for some

Folly Beach leaders say they expect some of their island residents to face lower flood insurance rates when new flood zone maps are released.

  Lowcountry nonprofit hosting virtual auction this weekend

A Lowcountry nonprofit helping people get through the pandemic with rent and food assistance needs your help this weekend.

  AstraZeneca trial continuing at MUSC; doctors hopeful FDA approval could come soon

Approved COVID vaccines are in short supply but another option already approved in other countries is being tested in the Lowcountry.

  Man convicted in wife’s disappearance case denied parole

The man who was convicted of obstruction of justice in the investigation into his wife’s 2012 disappearance will remain behind bars.

Working Wednesdays: Sanders Brothers Construction is hiring

Ann McGill will talk with representatives from the companies to get in depth information about the types of services and products they provide, as well as training, benefits and other information to help you decide if it's a company you might want to work for.

Troopers investigate crash involving Mt. Pleasant Police vehicle

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a crash Thursday morning that involved a Mount Pleasant Police vehicle.

  FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Morning commute crawls on I-26E after multiple crashes

Three crashes in the eastbound lanes of I-26 caused delays for drivers headed to Charleston from the Summerville area Thursday morning.

  Charleston considering Folly Road pedestrian path, bike lane improvements

Charleston leaders are reviewing plans for a new sidewalk construction and bike lane improvement project proposed to bring better accessibility to pedestrians along Folly Road on James Island.

  Harris Teeter to begin distributing COVID-19 vaccines

Harris Teeter announced it will distribute COVID-19 vaccines to eligible people at its pharmacies once it becomes available.

  Charleston police identify murder, carjacking suspect shot in officer-involved shooting

Authorities identified the suspect as Montrez Cyrus Simmons who is a suspect in a recent murder in Georgetown, a carjacking in Mount Pleasant and a second armed carjacking Tuesday night in Charleston.

Deputies: Men in separate vehicles attempt to pick up dirt bike driver in woods after chase

Authorities arrested Cameron Rykell Byas of Charleston on Wednesday and charged him with failure to stop for blue light and reckless driving.

Fetter Health Care Network to host more mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinics

Fetter Health Care Network is working to make it easier for people to get their COVID-19 vaccine by hosting mobile vaccinations clinics across the Lowcountry.

McClellanville homes evacuated because of propane leak

Awendaw firefighters say four homes in a McClellanville neighborhood have been cleared while crews respond to a gas leak.

Ladson man accused of soliciting child for sex

The South Carolina Attorney General’s Office says a 66-year-old Ladson man faces a charge of soliciting a minor.

  MUSC speeding up vaccine distribution

The Medical University of South Carolina says they are working to speed up the COVID-19 vaccine inoculations.

  Law enforcement across Lowcountry keeping eyes on inauguration protests

Police in the Lowcountry are keeping an eye on things in case of any inauguration-related protests.

  Fetter Health Care vaccinating without appointments

Fetter Health Care says people over the age of 70 are eligible to recieve a vaccine in North Charleston.

  Murder, carjacking suspect shot following chase with police in Charleston

Police say a man wanted for multiple violent crimes in the Lowcountry including murder and carjackings has been arrested following a chase in the Charleston area which led to the suspect getting shot.

  McMaster urging hospitals to move quicker in distribution of COVID-19 vaccinations

The governor was at the North Charleston Coliseum visiting Roper St. Francis vaccination drive thru facility where he spoke about the importance of getting the vaccine to people as quickly as possible.

  Authorities investigating after Citadel cadet stabbed in Charleston

The investigation began on Jan. 14 when police responded to MUSC for a stabbing that had happened earlier that night and involved a 21-year-old man who is Citadel cadet who was on leave.

Firefighters: Road closed on Johns Island after multi-vehicle crash

The St. Johns Fire District says they have closed Bohicket Road on Johns Island after a multi-vehicle crash.

  West Ashley apartment complex could be in the works

City of Charleston officials say a new apartment complex could soon be coming near Ackerman Park in West Ashley.

  Publix to provide COVID-19 vaccines this week, all SC appointments booked

Publix will provide vaccinations by appointment at 42 of its pharmacies statewide.

Charleston to participate in nationwide COVID-19 memorial

The City of Charleston says they will also participate in a COVID-19 memorial that will be occurring concurrently nationwide.

  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.

  Scammers targeting local businesses, threatening to cut off power

We may be a few weeks into a new year but scammers are keeping up their same old antics. This time, though, they’re targeting small businesses.

CCSD teacher given public reprimand

The South Carolina State Board of Education says they giving a public reprimand to a teacher after he says he put his hands on two students in self-defense.

James Island road closed for construction

The Charleston County Public Works Department says resumed construction on the Grimball Road Drainage Improvements project will close the road.

  Charleston YWCA to host virtual Martin Luther King Day event

The Charleston YWCA says they are hosting their annual Martin Luther King Day parade and breakfast, but this year, everything will be virtual.

Two injured after shooting in Charleston, police investigating

Police say the incident occurred in the area of Bridgeview Apartments at roughly 8 p.m.

Mount Pleasant Police release photograph of car stolen in carjacking

Police are asking people to stay clear of the area while they are investigating.

Charleston Police release suspect information in Democratic HQ vandalism

Anyone with information on who the suspect is or his whereabouts is asked to contact the Charleston Police Department.

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

While the parents say it’s a step in the right direction, they also say increased transparency surrounding COVID cases in the classroom should be expanded to middle and high schools as well.

North Charleston warming shelter to open Sunday, Monday night

All guests will be required to wear a mask at all times unless eating, showering, or sleeping.

  Charleston Co. Democratic Party headquarters vandalized

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

Food truck festival coming to Firefly Distillery

Firefly Distillery says they will be holding their first food truck festival to support local eateries.

Red Cross to hold North Charleston blood drive

The Red Cross will be partnering with a North Charleston car dealership in an effort to get people to donate blood.

Groups host food giveaway in N. Charleston

A group says a drive-thru food distribution event is taking place at Destiny Worship Center in North Charleston.

  Police officers investigating after one shot in West Ashley

Police are investigating after a man was shot in West Ashley Friday night. Officials with the Charleston Police Department said it happened on Sequoia Street.

  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.

  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.

  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.