County Council increases jail budget

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 12:01 p.m.

After a lengthy executive session, Dorchester County Council passed motions to approve funding to cover a $5.46 million shortfall in the new detention center construction budget.

Historic Bethel AME Church celebrates family and friends week

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014 1:01 p.m.

Bethel AME Church’s Family and Friends Week kicks off this evening and the public is invited to join the celebration.

Democrats forecast change at the polls

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014 3:01 p.m.

Three statewide Democratic candidates came to Summerville on Saturday selling hope: hope that Democrats could win the state’s top spots, despite the …

Body found at landing UPDATED

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 9:23 a.m.

The Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a body was found near Bulow Landing about 8 a.m. Aug. 13.

AR baseball team has to forfeit games

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 12:36 p.m.

The Ashley Ridge baseball team is being forced to forfeit several games due to a rules violation.

Town votes in favor of allocating funds to Flowertown Players

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 12:01 a.m.

It looks like the Flowertown Players should be getting their funding after all.

DD2 pleased with PASS performance

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Scores for the South Carolina Palmetto Assessment of State Standards are in and Dorchester Two is pleased with the overall results.

Shots fired during interrupted burglary

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 11:49 a.m.

A 78-year-old Ladson woman reported a terrifying encounter with a burglar -- with the subject firing shots toward her -- early Tuesday morning.

Bosch implements reclaimed water system

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014 12:17 p.m.

Bosch officially kicked off implementation of a new reclaimed water system Monday.

Eugene Sires Elementary falls behind schedule

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 6:41 a.m.

Dorchester District Two officials have been looking forward to opening three brand-new elementary schools for the 2015-2016 school year.

Palmetto Goodwill hosts hiring event

Monday, August 11, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Palmetto Goodwill, in partnership with Ross, is hosting a Hire ME! event Wednesday, Aug. 13, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the Goodwill Community Resource Center, 2150 Eagle Drive, in North Charleston.

Matlock pleads guilty to double murder UPDATED

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Monday, August 11, 2014 5:26 p.m.

Caleb Brad Matlock pleaded guilty to the murder of two young women Monday, abruptly ending a trial in a case that rocked Berkeley County two years …

Green Wave pushes back scrimmage UPDATED

Monday, August 11, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Summerville’s first home scrimmage of the preseason has been rescheduled for 5 p.m. Aug. 12.

Serving the community: Brian Godfrey

Monday, August 11, 2014 12:01 p.m.

Patrolman First Class Brian Godfrey of Summerville got started in his police career through the military.

Ashley River Fire Dept. nets federal grant

Monday, August 11, 2014 5:01 a.m.

A federal grant will allow the Ashley River Fire Department to replace all 34 Self Contained Breathing Apparatus on its trucks.

Statewide Democratic candidates campaign in Summerville

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Saturday, August 9, 2014 4:59 p.m.

Dorchester isn’t known as Democratic territory; a trio of statewide candidates acknowledged as much when they said today they expected no more than …

Democratic campaign event

Saturday, August 9, 2014 4:49 p.m.

Dorchester Democrats welcomed gubernatorial candidate Vincent Sheheen, lt. gov. candidate Bakari Sellers and U.S. Senate candidate Brad Hutto at an …

Dentists ‘cool down’ for charity

Saturday, August 9, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Dental professionals are cooling off this summer by getting ice-cold water dumped over their heads – not just for a good laugh, but also to raise …

SLED investigating Friday night shooting

Saturday, August 9, 2014 6:24 p.m.

A shooting in Ladson involving a Summerville man is being investigated by SLED.

National Guard Armory could become community recreation center

Friday, August 8, 2014 1:01 p.m.

Summerville’s Parks and Recreation Department believes the best use for the old National Guard Armory building on Hickory Street would be to convert it to a community recreational center, geared towards all ages.

Houses just outside historic district ‘in jeopardy’

Friday, August 8, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Two houses are “in jeopardy” of being replaced with an office building.

Into the wild blue yonder

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Friday, August 8, 2014 9:15 a.m.

It was early Wednesday morning and Louis Compton sat tall in the training pilot seat, adjusted his goggles and flight helmet, and flashed a big grin …

‘If a child wants help...we’re here to help’

Friday, August 8, 2014 10:01 a.m.

Lisa Hart has always had a desire to help teenagers.

DCSO investigating shooting UPDATED

Friday, August 8, 2014 3:30 p.m.

The Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office is currently looking for two men in connection with a shooting that occurred Thursday night.

Police nab bank robbery suspect UPDATED

Friday, August 8, 2014 5:21 p.m.

Summerville Police say bank robbery suspect Christopher Adam Mitchell was taken into custody today in North Charleston. Mitchell was wanted on a …

Community Resource Center to host Town Hall Meeting Aug. 12

Thursday, August 7, 2014 11:01 a.m.

The Community Resource Center in Summerville is hosting a Town Hall meeting with the Summerville Police Department Aug. 12 in Doty Field Station in Summerville.

Town, county take part in National Night Out UPDATED

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Thursday, August 7, 2014 4:07 p.m.

Greenhurst residents peered out of doorways and from porches as the wail and blaring honk of a fire truck echoed through the neighborhood.

Police name bank robbery suspect

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Thursday, August 7, 2014 7:05 p.m.

Summerville Police have named 24-year-old Christopher Adam Mitchell as the suspect in yesterday’s bank robbery at South State Bank.

Guilty plea in burglary case UPDATED

Thursday, August 7, 2014 12:07 p.m.

A guilty plea is sending a local man to prison for 35 years on five burglary charges, the 1st Circuit Solicitor’s Office announced Thursday.

Berkeley County to split treatment center costs with Summerville

Thursday, August 7, 2014 2:01 p.m.

A 20-year, $20 million bond will fund Berkeley County’s portion of a $37 million project that will expand the Lake Moultrie water treatment facility’s capacity to 40 million gallons of water per day.

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