First same-sex couples in Dorchester County receive marriage licenses

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 5:01 a.m.

At about 11:30 a.m. Friday, Deborah Lovings and Marcella Fletcher arrived at the Dorchester County Probate Court office to pick up a document they …

Behind the Apple – Jenny Cooper UPDATED

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 12:07 p.m.

Jenny Cooper’s parents say they always knew she was going to be a teacher because she has always loved kids.

Oakbrook Elementary faces lawsuit over church food pantry

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 7:26 a.m.

Oakbrook Elementary students are trying to help out a local church, but a potential lawsuit aims to stop the fundraising efforts.

DD2 bell changes tweaked for high school

Monday, November 24, 2014 6:01 a.m.

Not too many people attended the final bell schedule meeting on Nov. 18, but there has been a slight change to the proposed bell schedule for high …

Dorchester County welcomes new public works director,risk manager

Monday, November 24, 2014 12:01 p.m.

Dorchester County has hired two new additions to staff: Public Works Director Jason Carraher and Risk Manager Joe House.

Plantation Days

Sunday, November 23, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Band alumni heading to Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

Saturday, November 22, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Eight Dorchester District Two alumni will be leading the 2014 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade with the Western Carolina University “Pride of the …

I-26 Alt garnering interest

Friday, November 21, 2014 12:01 a.m.

People may not yet know what they want the future of transit in the Lowcountry to look like, but most agree something must be done, and soon.

Wesley endures a lot -- ‘for a little guy’

Friday, November 21, 2014 12:35 p.m.

Wesley Cassel loves dinosaurs.

Third Thursday - November

Friday, November 21, 2014 9:47 a.m.

Folks braved chilly weather to enjoy singing, dancing and bell-ringing under the lit-up trees on Hutchinson Square.

Berlin Myers Parkway inching forward

Friday, November 21, 2014 12:01 a.m.

In 1973, a young newspaperman named Bill Collins, newly arrived to the town of Summerville, wrote about a proposed road project known as the Sawmill Branch Parkway.

Saving pets one firetruck at a time

Thursday, November 20, 2014 5:01 a.m.

The moment she saw four burly firemen in full bunker gear gently resuscitating a tiny kitten with an oxygen mask after rescuing it from a house fire, …

4 arrested in beating, robbery

Thursday, November 20, 2014 12:33 p.m.

The Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office has arrested four, including a juvenile female, in connection with an armed robbery and beating of a North …

Zapp announces $30 million expansion

Thursday, November 20, 2014 9:56 a.m.

Zapp Precision Wire, Inc., a manufacturer of stainless steel, nickel alloys and titanium wire is expanding its operations in Dorchester County. The company will be investing $30 million in the expansion, adding an expected 20 new jobs in Summerville, S.C.

YMCA Oyster Shindig at Pine Forest Country Club UPDATED

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 2:06 p.m.

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Reward offered for info on postal carrier robbery

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 10:30 a.m.

The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office, along with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the U.S. Marshall’s Fugitive Task Force, is investigating the armed robbery of a postal letter carrier.

Benefit for Anne Marie Melfi at The Woodlands UPDATED

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 2:22 p.m.

Photos by Keri Whitaker

County hires new Economic Development Director

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 10:01 a.m.

Dorchester County has a new Economic Development Director.

Probate courts could accept same-sex marriage applications Thursday

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 3:48 p.m.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A judge issued the first gay marriage licenses and a couple was married in South Carolina on Wednesday, even as the state attorney general asked the U.S. Supreme Court to step in and block the unions.

Linde gets new name, new expansion

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Despite chilly breezes, Dorchester County warmly welcomed changes coming to Linde Material Handling North America Corporation Friday.

Knitting for ‘a local mission’

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 12:25 p.m.

When a certain group of women meet twice a month to knit, they do not just knit for fun – they knit for a cause.

DD2 gets an ‘excellent’ report card

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 7:23 a.m.

Dorchester District Two has earned an absolute rating of “excellent” on the 2014 state report card released by the State Department of Education and …

Transit meeting at Rollings tonight

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 12:46 p.m.

A series of public meetings will be held the week of Nov. 17 to gather input for the I-26 Regional Fixed Guideway Transit Alternatives Analysis and the Comprehensive Operational Analysis of the Charleston Area Regional Transit Authority (CARTA) transit system sponsored by the Charleston Area Transportation Study (CHATS).

Kings Grant gets speed hump; Council considers CRDA request

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 2:17 p.m.

Dorchester County Council has given permission for a new speed hump in Kings Grant, off Dorchester Road.

‘Anything I can do to help’ UPDATED

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 12:15 p.m.

Chilly temperatures and gloomy skies could not quench the warm spirit of volunteerism as volunteers from all over the Lowcountry took part in the …

Sweet Tea Half

Monday, November 17, 2014 10:38 a.m.

Pictures from the first Summerville Sweet Tea Half Marathon run Nov. 15. Sarah Harriman won the race.

Last bell schedule meeting is Nov. 18

Monday, November 17, 2014 12:01 a.m.

The last community bell schedule meeting will be held Nov. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Alston Middle School.

Giant tortoise

Monday, November 17, 2014 2:20 p.m.

Jerry, a 35-year-old giant African Sulcata Tortoise, enjoys a nosh of grass along North Main Street near Shoney’s and IHOP. His owner, Randy …

Dorchester County under tornado watch UPDATED

Monday, November 17, 2014 12:05 p.m.

Dorchester County, along with Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton and several other Lowcountry counties, is under a tornado watch until 6 p.m. According to NOAA, a tornado watch means "conditions are favorable for severe thunderstorms to form, but it also means that a few storms may be capable of producing a tornado." If the National Weather Service …

Flowertown pinks-out

Sunday, November 16, 2014 12:01 a.m.

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, students and faculty members at Flowertown Elementary School displayed their pink pride in recognition of …

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