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  Mount Pleasant could further cap short-term rentals

The Town of Mount Pleasant could soon decide to further cap the number of short-term rentals allowed within its borders.

Charleston Police continuing investigation into January officer-involved shooting

  Family of boy allegedly abused by teacher receives $17,000 settlement

Fate of former officer’s sentence now in hands of federal judge

College of Charleston cheerleading team wins National Championship

  Mount Pleasant seeing increase in film production requests in town

Crash slows traffic on Johns Island

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  Spoleto tickets go on sale

  Short term rental fees coming to Mount Pleasant

  N. Charleston, tri-county leaders explore options to improve food access

Michael Slager wants 20-year sentence reduced, claiming ineffective counsel

  Charleston Police officer won’t face charges in January officer-involved shooting

  Deputies: Man attempts armed robbery with toy gun

  MUSC kidney transplant wait times to increase following new national allocation system

Last month, the United Network for Organ Sharing implemented a new nationwide allocation system allowing patients to receive a kidney from a deceased donor within a 250 mile radius of a donor hospital.

Crews clear vehicle fire on I-26 in North Charleston

Officials with the North Charleston Fire Department said the incident was at mile marker 205. No injuries were reported.

Crews clear vehicle fire on I-26 in North Charleston

Officials with the North Charleston Fire Department said the incident was at mile marker 205. No injuries were reported.

Authorities identify woman killed in North Charleston shooting

Authorities say 63-year-old Sandra Molen-Coakley from North Charleston died from a gunshot wound at 12:14 p.m. on Saturday in the 5600 block of Parana Street.

  Charleston City Council to consider $250K for planning on Lowcountry Lowline Project

  Charleston County to give out $12M in rent assistance

  City of Charleston receives 2021 ‘Pinwheel City’ designation

Sheriff’s office dedicates monument to fallen deputy

  Construction continues in Park West area

  Baseball players team up to help Lowcountry Orphan Relief

  Charleston activists hold anti-hate rally, vigil for victims of violence

Sunday evening, dozens showed up in Charleston for a rally and vigil amid numerous recent mass shootings across the country and a hate crime bill moving through South Carolina state legislature.

  McMaster joins groundbreaking ceremony at new tennis stadium

Governor Henry McMaster and others helped breaking ground at the Volvo Car Open’s Golden Shovel event.

Crews clear Awendaw house fire

The Awendaw-McClellanville Fire District says their crews have cleared an Awendaw house fire.

  Holocaust and genocide awareness event scheduled over Zoom

The Jewish Federation of Charleston says they will be hosting 2021 Yom HaShoah Holocaust Remembrance Program.

COVID-19 vaccine clinics scheduled in the Lowcountry

Two COVID-19 vaccine clinics have been scheduled in the Lowcountry for Sunday.

  North Charleston Police host baby shower for new moms

The North Charleston Police Department is working to provide educational resources for expectant mothers in the Lowcountry.

  North Charleston Police host baby shower for new moms

The North Charleston Police Department is working to provide educational resources for expectant mothers in the Lowcountry.

  Business owners say reopened market is light at the end of the tunnel

Saturday marks the start of the Charleston Farmers Market in Marion Square for the first time in nearly a year and a half.

Crews respond to commercial fire in N. Charleston

The North Charleston Fire Department says Rivers Avenue has reopened following a commercial fire Saturday night.

Coroner: Teenager dies after collision in Charleston County

The Charleston County Coroner’s Office says a 16-year-old girl has died following a crash in Hollywood.

No injuries reported following incident involving aircraft at Joint Base Charleston

Video provided by viewers showed what appeared to be an aircraft on fire at the base on Friday afternoon.

  Police: Woman dies in North Charleston shooting

North Charleston Police say a woman died after being shot just before noon Saturday.

  Judge denies bond for woman accused of assaulting infants at Charleston daycare

A judge Saturday morning denied bond for a daycare worker who was arrested on charges relating to the assault of three infants at a West Ashley daycare.

  FIRST ALERT: Chance of showers, gusty winds late Saturday afternoon, evening

A powerful storm system moving toward South Carolina could produce showers and a possible storm late Saturday afternoon and into the evening.

  First ship comes to call at Hugh Leatherman Terminal in North Charleston

Yorktown Express docked just after 3 p.m. after arriving from London.

  First ship docks at SC’s new Hugh Leatherman Terminal

The Hugh Leatherman Terminal welcomed the first ship to dock there Friday.

  Family honors late Lowcountry restaurant icon Martha Lou Gadsden

For nearly four decades Martha Lou Gadsden served up Lowcountry cooking from her humble restaurant to the world. Gadsden passed away April 1 at the age of 91, and on Friday family held her celebration of life.

Police arrest man accused of stabbing following argument at N. Charleston hotel

The North Charleston Police Department arrested 41-year-old Chinar Mitchell on charges of attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

Quarter-century-old dog tag among items found in 12-foot SC gator’s belly

The owner of a Ravenel butcher and taxidermy shop says his team found five dog tags, a shell casing, turtle shells and even a spark plug inside the stomach of a 12-foot alligator killed by a Lowcountry hunter.

Deputies investigate shooting that left McClellanville man wounded

Charleston County deputies are searching for a gunman in a late-night shooting that left one man injured.

  Police: Wrong-way drunken driver struck tanker, caused fuel spill that closed I-526

Charleston Police say a drunk driver traveling the wrong direction on I-526 struck a tanker, leading to a gas leak that closed the interstate for hours.

  2 facing attempted murder charges after shots fired on Johns Island

The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office said two people are facing charges after leading deputies on a chase Thursday night.

  Charleston police working on improvements suggested in racial bias audit

The Charleston Police Department is still working on making improvements suggested by their racial bias audit.The first year of implementations will soon be released to the public as a report.

  One dead following vehicle collision in Adams Run

Officials with the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office said it happened on the 8500 block of Sugar Hill Road in Adams Run and involved one vehicle.

NCPD: Crews work accident involving moped, vehicle on Cosgrove Bridge

Emergency crews responded to an accident on the Cosgrove Bridge involving a moped and a vehicle on the Cosgrove Bridge Thursday night.

  Charleston area beaches see busiest week yet as spring breakers descend

Thousands of visitors are making their way to Lowcountry beaches this week and Isle of Palms leaders and business owners say it’s far busier than expected.

Lawsuit: Stokes Honda employee let acquaintance drive customer’s car which led to deadly head-on collision

A lawsuit has been filed against Stokes Honda claiming that an employee who was supposed to test drive a customer’s car let an acquaintance drive the vehicle which led to a head-on collision that killed the driver and injured three other people.

  Johns Island family terrorized by 2018 assault, kidnapping settles lawsuit with law enforcement agencies

The Todd family has settled a lawsuit filed against several law enforcement agencies over the 2018 assault and kidnapping at their Johns Island house.

Funeral plans announced for famed Charleston restaurateur Martha Gadsden

The woman known for longtime Charleston soul food restaurant Martha Lou’s Kitchen will be laid to rest Friday.

  FIRST ALERT: Disabled vehicle blocks Long Point Rd. in Mt. Pleasant

Mount Pleasant Police said a portion of Long Point Road was temporarily blocked because of a disabled vehicle.

Charleston student who put school on hold to care for ailing mom receives $25K scholarship

A student who temporarily left school to care for his sick mother received a big scholarship from Chick-fil-A.

Mount Pleasant mayor tests negative after possible COVID-19 exposure

Mount Pleasant Mayor Will Haynie said Thursday morning he has tested negative for COVID-19 after spending days in quarantine.

  Charleston VA seeks FDA approval for 3D-printed medical devices

The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center says it can produce tens of thousands of medical devices each year once federal regulators gives it a green light.

Fire under control at North Charleston home

It’s at a home in the area of Peggy Drive. Officials with the North Charleston Fire Department said there were no injuries involved at this time.

Governments, politicians debate vaccine passport requirements

The idea of vaccine passports — a form of proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 — has already become controversial, as local government and businesses consider whether to require them

  Police confirm King St. situation involving ‘distraught’ man ends peacefully

Charleston Police say the reportedly distraught man who prompted a closure of a portion of King Street Tuesday night has left the business where he was holed up.

  West Ashley residents wait for Glenn McConnell Parkway Widening Project to begin

The promised orange barrels and road work signs have yet to show up along Glenn McConnell Parkway, leaving residents who travel the road wondering what’s happening with the project..

  Charleston County library sets closing date for Cooper River Memorial branch

The Charleston County Public Library plans to close its current Cooper River Memorial Library location later this month.

Early-morning Charleston fire blamed on discarded cigarette

A fire early Wednesday morning in West Ashley damaged a home’s enclosed porch.

  Groups hope to fill hundreds of hospitality jobs Wednesday

With the hospitality industry among the hardest hit by the pandemic, two groups are hosting a hiring event in North Charleston.

  City, county partner to battle James Island flooding

Charleston County and the city of Charleston hope a new park on James Island will help tackle flooding in the area.

  Charleston considering new park for Johns Island

The city of Charleston wants to build a new park off Maybank Highway on Johns Island.

  Community weighs in on North Charleston racial bias audit

The North Charleston community is weighing in on the discussion around racial bias in the North Charleston Police Department. CNA, a non-profit research group, is conducting an audit of the police department.

  Trident Medical Center to break ground on behavioral health hospital this fall

Trident Medical Center will break ground this fall on a $30 million behavioral health hospital to expand mental health treatment capacity in the Lowcountry.

Isle of Palms gets closer to creating more street parking for beachgoers

The city passed the first reading to slant some parking spots on a portion of Palm Boulevard. The change in parking would be from 21st to 40th Avenue.

  Uber prices 18-mile trip from Goose Creek to Charleston at more than $130

Kimberly Gaddist, who relies on Uber for a routine 18-mile trip to work was stunned Monday when she opened the app to find the price for her usual trip from Goose Creek to Charleston.

  Local group sees ‘positive trend’ of reduced jailing in Charleston County

Fewer people are lodged at the Charleston County jail, according to data collected by the Charleston County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, or CJCC.

  Fetter Health hosts Edisto vaccination clinic, deputies give rides

Fetter Health Care will be administering the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine on Edisto Island.

Town of Sullivan’s Island extends mask mandate

Council voted to pass the ordinance Monday night which directs customers and workers at business establishments to wear face masks. People must also wear face masks while interacting with people in or on outdoor spaces including parks, playgrounds, and beach access points.

Residents continue push for noise reduction in neighborhood bordering I-26

Northwood Estates borders I-26 and residents say the noise level has dramatically increased over time. With more infrastructure projects and cars coming to the area, they worry the problem will only get worse.

  Doctors see rise in serious COVID-19 complication in children in SC

With concerns of a fourth COVID-19 wave, doctors at the Medical University of South Carolina are warning that it could make a growing number of COVID-19 complications in children worse statewide.

  Review board defers decision on affordable housing project in W. Ashley

Charleston’s Design Review Board deferred a decision on an affordable housing project in West Ashley Monday, asking the developer to make a number of design changes and provide more information about drainage.

  MUSC’s new director of LGBTQ+ Health Services to expand education resources

In two weeks, the first person to hold the position as Director of LGBTQ+ Health Services and Enterprise Resources at MUSC will begin the

  After 30 years Edisto locals call for first, full-sized library

The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the critical role local libraries play in rural communities. Now, those on Edisto Island say they want a new library to come to the edge of Charleston County.

Coroner identifies man killed in North Charleston vehicle accident

The accident happened on Dorchester Road in North Charleston The North Charleston Police Department is investigation.

  Spoleto Festival returning in-person for 45th season

The Spoleto Festival will be returning to Charleston for a 45th season full of in-person music, dance and theater performances.

  Allergies or COVID? Symptoms allergists say you should be on the lookout for

As allergy season descends upon the Lowcountry, many people showing symptoms are wondering is it allergies? Or could it be COVID?

South Carolina Aquarium welcomes 2 new otters

The South Carolina Aquarium is getting two North American river otters.