Dorchester County

  No fans admitted for start of DD2′s basketball, wrestling season

As the high school football season nears its end, basketball and wrestling are just getting started with the first games of the year slated for Monday.

  Summerville teen charged with murder of man found shot to death at Bluffton home

One lane of Hwy 78 reopened following wreck near Hwy 178 intersection in Dorchester County

Man sentenced to 25 years in prison for fatal shooting at Dorchester Co. apartment

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Reward offered for info leading to arrest in Summerville killing

Coroner identifies homicide victim found at home in Summerville

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  Dorchester County prepares first comprehensive conservation plan

  Dorchester District Two school bus routes impacted by quarantined bus drivers

Remains of four unclaimed veterans from the Lowcountry to be interred on Friday

  Coroner identifies body found in wreckage of overturned SUV

  Some concerned following changes to Lowcountry Rapid Transit System route

  Summerville HS football stadium to be renovated, used as community event space

Trident United Way volunteers help Habitat for Humanity

Members of Trident United Way’s AmeriCorps team grabbed a hammer to pitch in on a Dorchester County Habitat for Humanity home in Summerville.

SCDOT: Crash on I-95 slows traffic in Dorchester County

The South Carolina Department of Transportation says a crash has closed the right lane on I-95 North and backed up traffic.

Summerville extends mask ordinance through Dec. 10

The town of Summerville has extended an ordinance requiring the public to wear face coverings in certain businesses through Dec. 10, 2020.

Thousands of Tri-county area students return to classrooms

Thousands of Tri-county area students returned to their classrooms Wednesday, and for some, it was their first time back in a desk since schools closed because of the pandemic in March.

Coroner identifies Summerville woman killed in auto-pedestrian accident

  New member, 2 incumbents elected to Dorchester District 2 School Board in tight race

Deputies: Public’s help needed to identify people who may have information

  Dorchester County recounting votes in School District 2 race Saturday

Children’s event debuts books about acceptance and diversity

  Rep.-Elect Mace: ‘I’m deeply humbled' by victory in U.S. House race

  Cunningham concedes loss to Mace in U.S. House race

Rep. Joe Cunningham, who election results show lost his reelection bid for the First Congressional District Tuesday, will hold a news conference Friday morning.

  Man surrenders in shooting that killed 1, injured another in Dorchester Co.

Jeremiah Da Shawn Wright, 19, surrendered to North Charleston authorities. He had been sought by detectives of the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office since last Friday.

  N. Charleston neighborhood in fear after 2 shootings in the same day leave 1 dead

A tenant at a North Charleston apartment complex said she is fearful after a young man was found shot to death Wednesday night.

  New route planned for bus rapid transit system in the Lowcountry

The Lowcountry Rapid Transit System (LCRT) route has been updated and shortened by a few miles.

  SC Works to host Open Air Job Fair

SC Works, a partner of the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce, says they will be hosting a job fair for people out of work or looking to change jobs in the Lowcountry.

  Dorchester District 2 candidates still waiting for results

Election workers in Dorchester County are feverishly entering more than 13,500 mail in ballots that were rendered unreadable by voting machines due to a printing error.

  Mace celebrates projected U.S. House race victory

State Rep. Nancy Mace, the projected winner of the First District Congressional Race in South Carolina, thanked voters and supporters Wednesday morning.

  Mail-in ballot counts underway in Dorchester County despite printing error

The head of the Dorchester County Elections says the county is “slowly but surely” making progress in tabulating more than 13,000 mail-in ballots Wednesday.

Cunningham says he will not concede election until every ballot counted

Joe Cunningham’s office has released a statement saying he will not cede the election to challenger Nancy Mace until all ballots are counted.

  Dorchester County to resume count after mail-in ballot printing error

Dorchester County election officials say they have discovered a printing error on mail-in ballots that will delay the counts.

Voters to decide 4 Lowcountry sheriff’s races

Four Lowcountry sheriffs are running for reelection and two of the challengers could make history if they are elected.

  DD2 addresses bus driver concerns, commitment to safety

Some bus drivers with Dorchester District 2 say they have concerns about driving kids to school amid the pandemic, and they want to know what is being done to keep them safe.

Coroner identifies teen killed in Dorchester County shooting

The Dorchester County Coroner’s Office says a 17-year-old died Friday morning in a shooting.

Police seeking information in identifying armed robbery suspects

The North Charleston Police Department is seeking information on four suspects involved in an armed robbery Friday night.

  Deputies identify man wanted in shooting that killed one, injured another in Dorchester Co.

Investigators have identified a man wanted in a shooting that killed one person and injured another in Dorchester County on Friday morning.

Dorchester drug and alcohol office to host ribbon cutting ceremony

Dorchester County Drug and Alcohol say they will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony for their new facility.

  Embattled pastor can remain at Summerville church; Judge says opponents can’t prove ownership

On Monday afternoon, a judge dismissed the case against Rev. Dr. Byron Foster, saying the congregation of New Ashley Baptist Church couldn’t prove they own the property.

Warehousing, distribution company coming to Dorchester County

A leading warehousing and distribution company announced plans Tuesday to establish operations and bring 26 new jobs to Dorchester County.

  Dorchester District 2 continuing hybrid learning through Nov. 6

A press release by the district cited an Oct. 22 DHEC disease activity report which showed the percent positive rate showed a slight increase raising that metric from medium to high.

  Parishioners going to court to try to get Summerville pastor booted from pulpit

Some members of a Summerville church want their pastor permanently booted from the pulpit. Members of New Ashley Baptist Church recently voted to put pastor Rev. Dr. Byron Foster on trespass notice, but were told a judge will have the final say.

  Summerville road improvements set to start soon

The Town of Summerville says they will be completely resurfacing several roads around town before the end of the year.

Summerville teacher recognized as ‘Educator of the Month’

South Carolina Treasurer Curtis Loftis has recognized a Gregg Middle School teacher for the South Carolina Financial Literacy Master Teacher Program’s Educator of the Month for October.

  Dorchester Paws faces setback in plans for new shelter

The Dorchester Paws animal shelter says they are having to change plans after they recently found out that the land where they were planning to relocate has too much wetland.

  Summerville’s Corey Woods neighborhood could see flood improvements

Officials say crews are removing pipes and opening up ditches for better water flow in the Corey Woods neighborhood in Summerville.

Deputies searching for trailer stolen from storage unit in Summerville

Dorchester County deputies say a business trailer was stolen from Public Storage on Dorchester Road.

One person found shot at business parking lot on Ashley Phosphate Road

Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the parking lot of the Beer and Tobacco Outlet on 3610 Ashley Phosphate Road. Authorities then located the victim who was suffering from two minor gunshot wounds.

  25 COVID-19 cases reported at Coastal Center; four dorms quarantined

A Dorchester County facility that has more than 140 residents and employs nearly 350 people is once again in the midst of an active COVID-19 outbreak.

  2 detained after suspect barricades himself in home with child, deputies say

Deputies in Dorchester County say two people are in custody after a brief standoff.

  Dorchester Co. District 4 board votes to extend superintendent’s contract

After hours of executive session, the Dorchester County School District 4 board voted to give their superintendent a commendable evaluation and extend his contract by two years.

  Former S.C. prison warden, associate get thousands in payout after inmate escape

The former warden and associate warden of Lieber Correctional Institute in Ridgeville got paid a combined $35,500 in a settlement with the South Carolina Department of Corrections.

Coroner releases name of pedestrian who died in hit-and-run

The Dorchester County Coroner’s Office has released the identity of the pedestrian killed in an early-morning hit-and-run Monday morning.

  DD2 School Board candidates participating in live forum

Tuesday night, you can learn about the candidates running for the Dorchester School District Two School Board.

  Dorchester District 2 uses tax increase to fund technology, new school

Dorchester School District Two is using money from a tax hike to pay for electronic devices for each student and to build a new middle school.

  Dorchester District 2 to hold virtual classes on Election Day

A Tri-County school district will require students to participate in remote learning on Election Day.

Man sentenced to 40 years in deadly 2018 shooting

A judge sentenced the man convicted of fatally shooting a 20-year-old Ladson man at a Dorchester County apartment complex in 2018 to four decades in prison.

  More in-person absentee voting locations set to open in Dorchester County Monday

More in-person absentee voting locations are set to open across the Lowcountry Monday.In Dorchester County, voters can cast their in-person absentee ballots in Summerville or North Charleston.

DHEC reports 1,483 COVID-19 cases associated with South Carolina schools

According to the latest DHEC report, there are currently 1,038 student cases and 445 school employee cases.

  Vehicles damaged by gunfire at apartment complex

The Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting incident late Thursday night at a Summerville-area apartment complex.

  Tri-County school districts join project to increase classroom resiliency during crisis

All four school districts in the Tri-county area are participating in a national project to make classrooms more resilient in times of crisis.