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Red Cross seeking blood donations to increase winter supply

Friday, January 15, 2016 10:08 a.m.

The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donations to prevent a shortage this winter, according to officials.

Back to court

Friday, January 15, 2016 12:19 p.m.

The boutique hotel lawsuit is still alive, and all parties are heading back to the courtroom on Tuesday.

Locals review Thursday’s GOP presidential debate

Friday, January 15, 2016 2:09 p.m.

Dorchester county residents opened up about their top moments from Thursday night’s sixth GOP presidential debate and whether the event will …

Council hits ‘pause’ on mayoral powers vote again

Thursday, January 14, 2016 9:05 a.m.

Summerville Town Council is holding off yet again on a second and final reading of an ordinance amending mayoral power.

Forest Service offers fee-free Martin Luther King Day

Thursday, January 14, 2016 3:26 p.m.

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests will offer a fee-free day Monday, waiving day-use fees at recreation sites on both forests.

Council to revisit Bear Island/Sheep Island

Thursday, January 14, 2016 12:28 p.m.

Whether the Sheep Island alternative will actually be implemented is still up in the air.

Deputies: Brothers wanted after string of property thefts

Thursday, January 14, 2016 8:11 p.m.

Deputies are seeking the public’s help in locating two brothers they said have been involved in multiple instances of theft n the upper part …

Brent Ebarle named DD2’s top speller UPDATED

Thursday, January 14, 2016 5:21 p.m.

Dorchester District Two has a new spelling bee champion for the first time in three years.

Sen. Ted Cruz unveils five-step plan at county rally UPDATED

Thursday, January 14, 2016 12:28 p.m.

An eager crowd cheered and chanted the name of Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz as the Texas politician arrived at a rally of his …

Anger, questions arise after county terminates fire contract

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 5:01 a.m.

Both residents and employees in one of Old Fort Fire Department’s districts are concerned about future fire protection and potential loss of …

Back on the agenda

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 12:01 a.m.

When council members meet Wednesday night they will revisit two ordinances pertaining to the powers and duties of the mayor and town administrator.

Bear Island versus Sheep Island

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 12:15 p.m.

If the Bear Island Road extension does not get built, then Sheep Island Road needs to be improved to accommodate traffic.

DD2 ordering new buses

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 7:18 a.m.

DD2 is ordering 20 new school buses to be paid for through a five-year bond issue.

Man charged in Ridgeville double homicide

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 2:01 p.m.

Deputies said a Summerville man they arrested last month in connection with a double homicide in Ridgeville also was wanted for a separate club …

Election of board officers met with some hostility

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 11:03 a.m.

The annual election of officers for the DD2 board did not go smoothly Monday night.

Sen. Ted Cruz to hold Dorchester County rally

Monday, January 11, 2016 1:49 p.m.

Republican presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, plans to stop by Dorchester County Wednesday, just one day before he and six other …

A resolution with rewards: Quit and Win campaign offers cash incentives to quit smoking

Monday, January 11, 2016 9:21 a.m.

The year 2016 may be the year an old adage is debunked.

Five Loaves Cafe Ribbon Cutting

Monday, January 11, 2016 12:13 p.m.

Photos by Katie Flormbio

Legal debate resurfaces over SROs

Friday, January 8, 2016 5:01 a.m.

For those who thought the curtain had closed on the county’s school resource officer debate in July — when council snapped its finger …

New sheriff’s office team to ‘saturate’ high-crime communities

Friday, January 8, 2016 12:01 p.m.

Later this month the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office will unveil a new team meant to root out the increased crime the county experienced in …

Council to approve construction documents, fee schedule

Friday, January 8, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Council members are slated to approve construction documents for Phase 1 of the Hutchinson Square renovations, as well as a registration fee schedule for flag football.

Nexton invites public to ‘commit’ to being fit

Thursday, January 7, 2016 2:51 p.m.

The Nexton community aspires to keep up with the often-popular New Year’s resolution to get into shape.

Meet New Year baby Hailee

Thursday, January 7, 2016 11:57 a.m.

Hailee Eve Dodd has already claimed one title in her short seven days of life: she is Summerville Medical Center’s New Year baby for 2016.

Summerville’s new council sworn in

Thursday, January 7, 2016 7:08 a.m.

Summerville has a new mayor today after Wiley Johnson was sworn in Wednesday night.

Public Works to undergo restructuring

Thursday, January 7, 2016 11:01 a.m.

A number of changes are in store for the Dorchester County Public Works department after council approved a restructuring plan for the department Monday night.

Outdoors giant Cabela’s nixes land deal for Summerville store UPDATED

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016 5:58 p.m.

The big catch of a large outdoor sporting-goods store near Summerville appears to have gotten away.

Crafty cakes

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 3:01 p.m.

Growing up, Shannon Scicli’s mother always told her: dinner comes first, and then dessert.

Reeves announces for coroner

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 6:01 a.m.

While the coroner’s sole responsibility is to determine cause of death, whoever fills the elected seat also must have an endless supply of …

Celebrating Kwanzaa

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 12:01 p.m.

Summerville’s Kwanzaa celebration closed Friday with festivities in Hutchinson Square. Though turnout was lower than expected because of …

Disaster recovery center closing Friday

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 4:30 p.m.

A disaster recovery center in Berkeley County will close at 6 p.m. Friday:

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