Dorchester Co.

  Summerville considering incentive program for new businesses

The town of Summerville wants to bring more businesses to the area. They plan to do this through a new program that would make it easier for companies to expand or start-up in Summerville.

  SC health department releases face mask waiver for students

  McMaster mask order splits Lowcountry school districts on enforcement

  Despite pleas against hoarding gas, Lowcountry drivers see delays at gas stations

  Investigators work to find cause of cabinet store fire

  Dorchester Co. Summer Youth Program accepting applications

  Summerville police arrest man, teen for shooting at Azalea Square

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  Dorchester District 2 balances budget in spite of funding formula

  New Jedburg Interchange more than halfway complete

  Police respond to Summerville High School after bomb threat called in

  Regal to reopen 2 Charleston-area theaters Friday

  Deputies: One wounded in early-morning parking lot shooting in Dorchester Co.

  Summerville tax preparer charged with preparing false tax returns

  Working Wednesdays: Jeff Cook Real Estate is hiring for busy housing market

The housing market is hot right now, and so are opportunities to work in this field. Jeff Cook Real Estate is hiring real estate agents.

  Coroner identifies two killed in crash involving 18-wheeler and SUV

The Dorchester County Coroner’s Office says two people died Tuesday night in a crash near Harleyville.

Dorchester Co. crews responding to waste water main break

Repair crews are responding to force main break on Orangeburg Road.

Overturned 18-wheeler shuts down Hwy 78. in Dorchester County

Officials with the Dorchester county Sheriff’s Office said it’s on the 6400 block of Badham Drive/Highway 78 near Reevesville.

Severe thunderstorm warning canceled for Tri-County area

  Dorchester Dist. 2 funding among the lowest in the state per student

  Dorchester District 2 doubles availability for summer programs

  What’s Driving You Crazy: No sidewalks on N. Hickory Street in Summerville

Brewing company expanding into Summerville

Police arrest second suspect wanted for woman’s murder

Deputies plan safety checkpoint in Summerville area

Dorchester County deputies will hold a safety checkpoint in the Summerville area Tuesday night.

FIRST ALERT: Rain, possible severe storms possible into Saturday evening

The Live 5 Weather Team has issued a First Alert Weather Day for Saturday, specifically the afternoon and early evening.

  Hwy. 78 reopens after crash involving SUV, concrete truck

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is responding to a crash in Dorchester County.

North Charleston police arrest man accused in woman’s murder

Authorities announced the arrest of 19-year-old Tyson Tyree Tucker charged with murder in connection with the shooting death of 63-year-old Sandra Molen-Coakley on April 10.

Missing Pee Dee teen investigation leads to kidnapping, criminal sexual conduct charges for SC man

A man kidnapped a 13-year-old in Marlboro County and then took the teen to the Charleston area, according to authorities.

  Former hospital patient starts her own pet therapy non-profit in Summerville

It is National Volunteer Week and Summerville Medical Center is praising one of its volunteers who is paying it forward after she spent time as a hospital patient.

Working Wednesdays: Thorne offers 4-day workweek for some positions at nutritional supplement maker

Current openings at Thorne include production operators, facilities maintenance technicians, maintenance mechanics, and material handlers. Many positions offer a 4-day workweek.

Dorchester District 2 schools begin announcing prom plans

The three high schools within Dorchester County School District 2 are beginning to confirm dates for their senior proms.

  Dorchester School District 2 seeks public input on budget

Dorchester School District Two wants to hear from parents and members of the community on next year’s budget plans.

Emergency crews put out vehicle fire in Dorchester County

It happened in the area of Dorchester Road near Orangeburg Road.

One person injured in Dorchester County shooting

The Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of the Harleyville Police Department responded to the 9100 block of Charleston Highway for a shooting.

Deputies: Man stabbed in club brawl

The Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office says a man was stabbed trying to intervene at a fight in a club.

  Dorchester Dist. 2 schools working on end-of-year celebrations, some proms still undecided

Some students and families in Dorchester District Two are still awaiting word on if they will have a prom and other year-end celebrations while the district works with principals to make plans.

  Lowcountry students can submit artwork to hang in the US Capitol

Students from across the Lowcountry have until the end of the month to submit their original artwork to hang in the nation’s Capitol.

Police: Man shot near Summerville restaurant

The Summerville Police Department says they are investigating the shooting of a man that happened outside a restaurant over the weekend.

Coroner identifies kidnapping suspect killed in head-on collision in Dorchester Co. during chase

The Dorchester County Coroner’s Office has identified a kidnapping suspect who died in a head-on collision in the St. George area during a police chase.

  What’s Driving You Crazy: ‘Too many accidents’ at Summerville intersection

A viewer wrote to Live 5 News to ask about any possible changes at an intersection she believes is dangerous.

Cops: Kidnapping suspect killed after crashing into motorist in Dorchester Co. during chase

Investigators said a man sought in a kidnapping case in Florida was killed after he crashed his car into another motorist’s vehicle during a car chase in Dorchester County.

Crews clear crash on I-26 westbound lanes in Dorchester County

Emergency crews have cleared a crash that was blocking traffic earlier on I-26 westbound lanes in Dorchester County.Emergency officials said the incident was at Exit 177.

  SC reports 5th consecutive weekly increase in new unemployment claims

Despite a slow drop in the unemployment rate over the past few months, South Carolina says the number of people who filed their first unemployment claims rose for the fifth straight week.

Working Wednesdays: 1-800-GOT-JUNK is hiring drivers and managers

1-800-GOT-JUNK has openings for truck team members and operations managers in the Lowcountry and the Greenville/Asheville areas.

  Last day for input on Berlin G. Myers final phase

Wednesday is the last day for you to share your thoughts on the third and final phase of the Berlin G. Myers Parkway project in Summerville.

  Man accused of chasing, blocking juveniles in Dorchester County

A Ladson man is being accused by deputies of taking things too far after seeing a car speeding down a suburban Dorchester County road.

  Water tunnel system built in 1920s undergoing $4.3M in repairs

A multi-million dollar project is in the works involving the Edisto River-Goose Creek Tunnel, which starts near Givhans Ferry State Park in Dorchester County and is buried under suburban and rural parts of the Lowcountry.

Deputies arrest woman accused of filing false report on home invasion, assault

The Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office arrested 22-year-old Kirsten Faith Snider who was given a $10,000 PR bond.

DD2 still considering options for high school proms

The Dorchester County School Board said it will announce plans for high school proms in June.

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

The city of North Charleston and tri-county leaders are looking at ways to improve access to healthy food in areas most needed.

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.

  Town of Summerville, police department face lawsuit in connection to traffic stop

Lawyers for a 19-year-old man filed a lawsuit Monday over what they call an unlawful traffic stop in which their client was detained at gunpoint.

  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.

  Police: Woman dies in North Charleston shooting

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

  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 ALERT: Crash blocks portion of Ashley Phosphate Road

Firefighters are asking drivers to avoid a portion of Ashley Phosphate Road because of a serious crash.

Lowcountry man sticks with same lottery numbers, wins $200K prize

A ticket purchased at a North Charleston store man $200,000 richer, South Carolina Education Lottery officials say.

  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.

Summerville Medical Center throws surprise party for 98-year-old volunteer

A volunteer celebrated his 98th birthday Tuesday with friends and staff at Summerville Medical Center.

  Coroner identifies body found in field in Dorchester County

The Dorchester County Coroner’s Office has released the identity of the 43-year-old man whose body was found in a field in September.

  Woman hosts food giveaway from N. Charleston home

A Lowcountry woman is working to make a difference in her community.

Lowcountry organizations host weekend food distributions

Several organizations say they will hosting massive food distributions for the Lowcountry community.

  Activists question use of force during traffic stop in Summerville

Community activists are calling for change in one Lowcountry police department after a dramatic traffic stop they claim was racially motivated.

Dorchester County man facing 20 charges related to child porn investigation

Authorities say a 25-year-old Summerville man is facing 20 charges in connection with child sexual abuse material.

  Coroner identifies man killed in Summerville shooting that injured two others

On Tuesday morning, deputies responded to the apartment complex on Orangeburg Road for a call of shots fired in the area. When deputies arrived they found two victims, one of whom was declared deceased.

Officials: Lightning likely started house fire in Dorchester County

Emergency officials reported that lightning likely struck a house and caused a fire in Dorchester County Wednesday night. It happened at a home on Sandridge Road near Ridgeville.

  One dead, two others injured in shooting at Dorchester Co. apartment complex

The Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a shooting killed one person and injured two others at an apartment complex on Tuesday morning.

  New plans released for Berlin G. Myers Parkway project

Starting on Tuesday, people who live and drive in the area can give feedback on the new floodplain mitigation plans by using a virtual meeting

N. Charleston Police sharing racial bias study with community

The North Charleston Police Department says they have been assessing racial bias within the department for almost a year.

  Dorchester District 2 distributing meal packs for Spring Break

Dorchester School District Two says they will provide free meal packs for students on Spring Break.

81-year-old man killed while operating hole digging equipment

The Dorchester County Coroner’s Office said an 81-year-old man was killed in an accident involving equipment used to dig holes. Coroner Paul J. Brouthers said Harold Legrand Gaddy of St. George died on Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Deputies arrest suspect in connection to Dorchester Co. shooting

Authorities say they have made an arrest in connection to a Dorchester Co. shooting on Wednesday.

  Summerville Police respond to incident at gas station

Summerville Police responded early Friday morning to a Ladson Road gas station.

Summerville woman wins $75K in scratch-off game

A Summerville lottery player says she hopes to be signing for a new house after her win.

Parker’s Kitchen opens ninth Charleston-area location

Parker’s opened its newest Lowcountry location Thursday in Ladson.

  Nonprofit sees more need, requests for help from community

Trident United Way has seen a non-stop increase in help requests since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

Police officers clear Summerville neighborhood after search for suspect

Authorities were in the area of the Weatherstone neighborhood earlier this afternoon.

Working Wednesdays: Hire Dynamics filling jobs in warehouse, distribution centers, manufacturing

Hire Dynamics puts approximately 300 people to work each week in the Charleston area.

Summerville man wins Palmetto Cash 5 twice in same night

State Education Lottery officials say a Summerville man played the same numbers twice and won double the jackpot.

  1 person hospitalized after shooting in Dorchester Co.

Deputies say one person has been shot in a Dorchester County Food Lion parking lot.

Lowcountry counties require highest hourly wage in state to afford rent, national report finds

People who live and work in the Tri-County of South Carolina face the biggest struggle in the state to afford a “modest” two-bedroom rental, a new national report finds.