Summerville High student charged with disruption of school UPDATED

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 8:03 p.m.

A Summerville High School student is being charged with disturbing school because of his reaction after police questioned him about a writing assignment.

School's back in UPDATED

Monday, August 18, 2014 9:57 a.m.

Photos from the first day of school at Dorchester School District Two Schools.

Serving the community: Matthew Schneider

Monday, August 18, 2014 12:01 p.m.

Engineer Matthew Schneider, 32, prides himself on being a “big joker” around the Summerville Fire Department.

Body identified

Monday, August 18, 2014 10:12 a.m.

The Dorchester County Coroner identifed the body found in Bulow Landing last week as Abner Lopez, 28, of North Charleston.

Prepping for school

Monday, August 18, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Myrtle Beach seeking help in triple-murder

Monday, August 18, 2014 2:09 p.m.

The Myrtle Beach Police Department will be in Summerville Wednesday asking for help in a triple-murder that killed two people from Summerville and one person from Ladson.

Sheriff’s office investigating possible neglect case

Friday, August 15, 2014 11:15 a.m.

Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office investigators are looking into a case of possible abuse or neglect of a 21-year-old Summerville woman.

Thurmond Visits Summerville Kiwanis

Friday, August 15, 2014 12:01 a.m.

The Kiwanis Club of Summerville welcomed state Sen. Paul Thurmond during the club’s regular meeting August 13.

Citizens, police discuss community issues

Friday, August 15, 2014 12:01 p.m.

Nearly two dozen people ignored turbulent weather to attend a special town hall-style meeting at Doty Field Aug. 12.

DHEC, local business come to terms

Friday, August 15, 2014 2:31 p.m.

A Summerville business has agreed it won’t resume operations, unless it’s willing to pay a $9,000 fine to the state Department of Health and Environmental Control.

County backs Sawmill Branch upgrade

Thursday, August 14, 2014 3:25 p.m.

At its meeting Monday, Dorchester County Council voted unanimously to contribute $10,000 to Leadership Dorchester’s latest community project effort.

County hires parks director

Thursday, August 14, 2014 11:21 a.m.

Dorchester County announced today it’s hired Eric Davis as its first Parks and Recreation Director.

“Hands of Christ” event outfits students for school

Thursday, August 14, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Summerville Presbyterian’s large gym, filled with neat rows of boxes with colorful clothes and happy volunteers, was a welcome sight for parents …

‘We don’t want to lose four historic houses’

Thursday, August 14, 2014 3:20 p.m.

The Summerville Preservation Society is on a mission to keep the town’s historic atmosphere intact, starting with four houses that might be in danger …

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

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

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

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

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 …

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