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State gives $30 million to finish local road project

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 7:26 a.m.

A long-standing Dorchester County road project that’s been on the minds of citizens and public officials alike for more than four decades …

Gahagan Park getting new trail

Monday, April 20, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Summerville is finally acting on an old federal enhancement grant from the mid-2000s.

Behind the Apple -- Sandy Burris

Monday, April 20, 2015 12:01 a.m.

A career change for Sandy Burris resulted in her finding a place to call home at Givhans Alternative Program.

Collins to seek second term

Monday, April 20, 2015 4:57 p.m.

Mayor Bill Collins has thrown his hat into the ring in this year’s election, hoping for another term as mayor.

Mushrooming Growth: Agriculture chief sees bright future for farmers

Sunday, April 19, 2015 12:01 a.m.

A giant refrigerated room full of decomposing matter isn’t exactly where you’d expect to see the future of agriculture in Berkeley …

DD2 construction update

Saturday, April 18, 2015 12:01 a.m.

According to Bob Folkman, capital improvements facilitator for DD2, construction updates in the district are as follows:

Taking over the buses

Friday, April 17, 2015 10:01 a.m.

Operating school bus service in-house will save Dorchester District 2 between $200,000 and $400,000.

Local tribe seeks federal recognition

Friday, April 17, 2015 5:01 a.m.

Since the 1970s the Edisto Natchez-Kusso Indians have been asking the federal government to recognize their existence and Lowcountry heritage.

Sheriff seeks funding for extra staffing

Friday, April 17, 2015 12:01 p.m.

Sheriff L.C. Knight presented the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office budget at county council’s capital improvement planning retreat on …

One arrested for obstruction UPDATED

Thursday, April 16, 2015 10:52 a.m.

The Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office said it has arrested Edward Primo Bonilla, 30, of Hanahan for obstruction of justice in the case of …

DD2 extends elementary recess

Thursday, April 16, 2015 3:07 p.m.

Elementary students can look forward to a few extra minutes of lunch and playtime next school year.

Bond denied for accused shooter UPDATED

Thursday, April 16, 2015 11:46 a.m.

Bond was denied a second time Thursday morning for a Texas man accused of shooting and killing a Summerville woman on Trolley Road earlier this month. …

No prison time for man who put dead squirrel, Satanic note in church mailbox

Thursday, April 16, 2015 5:20 p.m.

A North Charleston man accused last year of twice vandalizing a Dorchester County church including one time involving Satanic pictures and messages will see no time behind bars following a court hearing Thursday in St. George.

DOJ files suit against two tax preparers

Thursday, April 16, 2015 5:17 p.m.

Two local tax preparation companies are under scrutiny, with the U.S. Department of Justice asking the courts to bar their owners from preparing federal tax returns.

Family waits on word from missing woman

Thursday, April 16, 2015 7:40 a.m.

When Brandy Chance thinks of her sister, her mind takes her to the most gut-wrenching possibilities.

County officials tour new detention center UPDATED

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 7:24 a.m.

County officials joined Sheriff L.C. Knight and detention center deputies Thursday afternoon in touring construction progress at the site of the new …

School board member’s brother-in-law charged

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 12:01 p.m.

Another family member has been arrested as part of the tangled case of arson and burglary at a school board member’s home.

DCSO searching for missing woman

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 12:31 p.m.

The Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in finding a woman who has been missing for more than a week.

Firefighers battle blaze at Harleyville plant UPDATED

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 9:42 a.m.

Firefighters are on scene of a blaze at Giant Cement Company on Judge Street in Harleyville, fire officials said.

DD2 declines to renew contract with Durham

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 7:43 a.m.

Dorchester District Two is taking back control of its bus transportation system.

Girls get techy

Monday, April 13, 2015 5:01 a.m.

A new club at Oakbrook Middle School is out to show everyone – especially girls themselves – that girls can do computer coding, too.

Police sergeant reflects on fatal shooting, career moments

Monday, April 13, 2015 12:01 p.m.

The scene was straight from a nightmare — a woman had been shot in the neck in the middle of daytime traffic and her killer on the rampage.

Ridgeville man dies in motorcycle crash UPDATED

Sunday, April 12, 2015 11:27 p.m.

A Ridgeville man died on Sunday, April 12 after his motorcycle struck a trailer attached to a pickup truck on S.C. 27.

Red Cross thanks volunteers

Sunday, April 12, 2015 12:01 a.m.

National Volunteer Week is April 12-18 and the American Red Cross is honoring its volunteers throughout the Lowcountry who give their time to help …

Summerville church hosts Scott funeral UPDATED

Saturday, April 11, 2015 11:39 a.m.

The eyes of the nation remained on the Lowcountry Saturday, as the funeral for Walter Scott – shot and killed by a North Charleston police …

Haley: Zero tolerance for litter in April – and beyond

Saturday, April 11, 2015 12:01 a.m.

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley proclaimed April as Zero Tolerance for Litter month during a press conference at the State House last week.

DCSO searching for missing woman

Friday, April 10, 2015 11:48 a.m.

The Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in finding a woman who has been missing for nearly a week.

Historic district residents, police unite to address rash of break-ins

Friday, April 10, 2015 5:01 a.m.

The Cuthbert Community Center in Summerville wasn’t large enough to hold the throng of angry and concerned historic district residents wanting …

Woman of the Year luncheon to honor crash victim

Friday, April 10, 2015 12:01 p.m.

The Summerville branch of the NAACP is hosting its second annual Woman of the Year luncheon this Saturday, and this year’s program will be in …

Citizens ask for no more money toward hotel project

Thursday, April 9, 2015 12:37 p.m.

In light of a recent motion filed to declare The Dorchester hotel contract invalid, multiple residents took the podium at Wednesday’s …

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