SPCA expanding foster program UPDATED

Friday, January 16, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The Frances R. Willis SPCA and Animal Shelter is seeking temporary warm homes for warm furry bodies.

Razeen Basunia returning champ in DD2 spelling bee

Friday, January 16, 2015 10:26 a.m.

Razeen Basunia, 12-year-old eighth-grader from Rollings Middle School of the Arts, is the returning champion of Dorchester District Two’s …

Food Network show coming to Summerville

Friday, January 16, 2015 11:15 a.m.

Local foodies have a shot at being on television this month.

NAACP, Democrats sponsor MLK Rally

Thursday, January 15, 2015 2:56 p.m.

In celebration of Martin Luther King Day, the Summerville NAACP and Dorchester County Democratic Party are hosting a MLK Rally, starting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 19, at Hutchinson Square in Summerville.

Summerville Rocks! again

Thursday, January 15, 2015 5:01 a.m.

Summerville Rocks!, like so many of Jane Orenstein’s projects, began as an idea to help the community.

Town hires legal help

Thursday, January 15, 2015 12:01 p.m.

The Town of Summerville is entering a contract with Clawson & Staubes out of Charleston for legal representation in the lawsuit that was filed …

Five Loaves Opening Night

Thursday, January 15, 2015 1:57 p.m.

Five Loaves Opening Night (Photos by Keri Whitaker)

DD2 gathers info

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 12:17 p.m.

Aside from election of officers, the Dorchester School District 2 Board of Trustees’ first meeting of 2015 appeared to largely be an …

Sanford stops in

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Rep. Mark Sanford spent a little time – lunchtime, actually – with area constituents Monday.

DD2 schedules workshop, executive session on aquatic center

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 9:50 a.m.

DD2 has scheduled a workshop, executive session and Aquatic Center Committee meeting on Jan. 15.

BAR: Houses can still be moved – until final approval

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 7:24 a.m.

Three houses subject to demolition are still up for grabs to make room for Summerville’s new boutique hotel; otherwise there will …

Police urge caution when dealing with solicitations

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 1:44 p.m.

Summerville Police are cautioning residents, particularly older residents, to be wary of people going door-to-door selling services.

Town seeking options on how to handle lawsuit UPDATED

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 12:23 p.m.

Summerville is exploring the best way to respond to a recent lawsuit filed by citizens upset about the new boutique hotel.

TV show filming at The Woodlands UPDATED

Monday, January 12, 2015 11:25 a.m.

Hollywood is coming to Summerville.

New judges sworn in

Monday, January 12, 2015 12:01 p.m.

Vernida (Penney) Hill and Michael H. Murphy, III were sworn in as associate municipal judges for Summerville on Jan. 7. Murphy and Hill will fill the …

County recognizes employees

Monday, January 12, 2015 5:01 a.m.

Dorchester County honored some of its own during County Council’s Jan. 5 meeting, including the county’s Employee of the Year.

Victim ID’d in fatal Cainhoy Road wreck UPDATED

Monday, January 12, 2015 11:29 p.m.

The man killed in a collision between a pickup truck and tractor trailer Monday afternoon, Jan. 12, has been identified as John Mitchell Jr., 44, of Summerville, according to Berkeley County Deputy Coroner Kristin Mazzell.

Red Cross: Disaster Action Team volunteers needed

Sunday, January 11, 2015 10:06 a.m.

The Palmetto South Carolina Region of the American Red Cross is in need of disaster relief volunteers.

DHEC delivers radon reminder

Saturday, January 10, 2015 11:06 a.m.

The Department of Health and Environmental Control is reminding South Carolinians to test their homes for radon during National Radon Action Month, …

New houses planned for development off West Butternut

Friday, January 9, 2015 12:30 p.m.

A plethora of housing units are in the planning process of being built across from Trotters Ridge in Summerville.

BAR schedules Jan. 12 meeting

Friday, January 9, 2015 3:44 p.m.

Despite already meeting once in the past week, Summerville’s Board of Architectural Review is meeting again Jan. 12 to discuss final approval for the demolition of five buildings.

The Ville shuts down business, investigation continues

Friday, January 9, 2015 6:01 a.m.

Police Chief Bruce Owens armed himself with reports detailing incidents at The Ville on Miles Jamison Road, all geared toward Wednesday’s public safety committee meeting and persuading the town to shut down the club.

Five arrested for area thefts

Friday, January 9, 2015 5:01 a.m.

The Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office has arrested five in connection with a number of thefts that totaled to hundreds of thousands of dollars in …

‘We’re not dragging our feet’

Thursday, January 8, 2015 6:01 a.m.

Dorchester District Two’s newly-assembled aquatic center committee is hoping to kick the year off by communicating with partners and the public.

N. Charleston police seek bank robber

Thursday, January 8, 2015 12:03 p.m.

The North Charleston Police Department is searching for a bank robbery suspect in connection with an incident Thursday, Jan. 8.

DD2 assistant principal placed on administrative leave

Thursday, January 8, 2015 2:01 p.m.

Christie Bailey O’Rear, assistant principal at Summerville High School, has been placed on administrative leave following her arrest for driving under the influence.

Opponents say BAR vote illegal

Thursday, January 8, 2015 12:18 p.m.

Even as BAR members voted Monday evening to give preliminary approval to The Dorchester, opponents were ready with arguments that the vote was …

Assault, burglary charges dropped in case of rape accusation

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 5:01 a.m.

All charges against a Summerville man accused of attempting to rape a woman in her home have been dropped.

DD2 on normal schedule for Thursday

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 5:06 p.m.

Dorchester District Two schools will operate on a normal schedule on Jan. 8 working with information from the county emergency preparedness agency and National Weather Service, according to a press release from the district. All staff members will take necessary measures to ensure that students are safe and warm during the school day with no …

Writer recollects older Summerville

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 12:25 p.m.

When she thinks about Summerville, Eleanor Allan McPhail thinks of a simpler time when she and her friends rode bikes everywhere, played in the woods …

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