Driver dies after U.S. 78 collision

Friday, May 15, 2015 5:04 p.m.

A Ridgeville man died this morning after a crash on U.S. 78 near Campbell Thicket Road.

Sketch released of person of interest in Berkeley shooting UPDATED

Friday, May 15, 2015 3:35 a.m.

SLED has released a sketch of a person of interest in the shooting of a Berkeley County deputy.

Local musical combines sci-fi, love & comedy

Friday, May 15, 2015 12:17 p.m.

A life-sized, talking plant will devour humans as they dance and sing this month on the Summerville stage.

Pine trees removed on S. Main

Friday, May 15, 2015 6:01 a.m.

Nearly 30 pine trees were removed from the right-of-way in front of 607 and 611 S. Main Street in Summerville on May 12. Mayor Bill Collins, as well …

DD2 prepares for County Council

Friday, May 15, 2015 5:01 a.m.

Dorchester District Two board member Justin Farnsworth would love to see 1,000 people come and support the school district as it presents its budget …

Former Lowcountry officer indicted for child porn UPDATED

Friday, May 15, 2015 5:12 p.m.

A Summerville man indicted this week on child pornography charges once served in law enforcement in the Lowcountry.

Council extends contract with trash collector

Thursday, May 14, 2015 11:58 a.m.

Despite reported complaints from people dissatisfied with the town’s trash collection service, town council members have opted to carry on …

Free Wi-Fi expands in downtown area

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Thursday, May 14, 2015 4:27 p.m.

As people gathered outside of town hall today they witnessed Mayor Bill Collins and others cut a rope of Ethernet cords as a welcome to extending …

Man on trial for attempted murder UPDATED

Thursday, May 14, 2015 7:07 a.m.

A 20-year-old Lincolnville man stood trial this week in Dorchester County on charges he attempted to murder a Summerville couple two years ago after …

Body of missing man found in Georgia UPDATED

Thursday, May 14, 2015 12:17 p.m.

The body of a local man who had been missing since February has been found in Georgia.

40 years for 2013 shooting incident

Thursday, May 14, 2015 6:52 p.m.

A 20-year-old man will spend the next 40 years behind bars without possibility for parole in connection with a 2013 shooting incident in Summerville. …

Man dies a week after moped crash UPDATED

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 9:36 a.m.

A 60-year-old York, S.C., man died a week after his moped crashed in Dorchester County.

Smith begins board protests

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 5:01 a.m.

Community activist Louis Smith drew a straight line Monday from slavery-era laws prohibiting teaching slaves to read or write to the current state of …

Court staffing requests total more than $400K UPDATED

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 12:34 p.m.

The Dorchester County offices for the First Circuit Solicitor and Public Defender have together requested more than $450,000 in county funding next year to increase staffing and alleviate rising case loads.

Bus service could be cut for some in DD2

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 5:01 a.m.

Dorchester District 2 students who live within 1.5 miles of school could find themselves hoofing it next year.

County: Tax increase needed for public safety

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 12:35 p.m.

Dorchester County Councilmen have voiced their opinions about a proposed 2016 county tax increase intended to cover costs related to citizen …

BCSO searching for Summerville man

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 8:16 p.m.

The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office is searching for an elderly Summerville man Tuesday evening.

BAR gives final approval UPDATED

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 7:07 a.m.

Despite some heated comments from the crowd, The Dorchester hotel has the Board of Architectural Review’s final approval.

Free Wi-Fi in downtown Summverville expanded

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 1:41 p.m.

At 3 p.m. on May 14 in the Town of Summerville Municipal Complex courtyard, Mayor Bill Collins and Eric Wages, Google Data Center Operations Manager, will announce the expansion of the free high-speed Wi-Fi network in Historic Downtown Summerville.

Teacher of the Year luncheon

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 1:53 p.m.

The Greater Summerville Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce presented the annual Teacher of the Year awards luncheon, honoring teachers of the year …

Wiley Johnson running for mayor

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 7:09 a.m.

A packed room full of hooting and hollering greeted Wiley Johnson as he announced his plans to run in this year’s mayoral election. He will be …

Council requesting more info on intersection improvements

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 1:39 p.m.

Council members are hoping to get more information from SCDOT on plans to improve a sharp curve in Summerville, and would like to get a SCDOT …

More arrests possible in Pegram case UPDATED

Monday, May 11, 2015 1:25 p.m.

There could be more arrests in the case of Ashley Pegram, 28, the missing Summerville woman whose body was found in the woods near Harleyville over …

Volvo plant to open in Berkeley County

Monday, May 11, 2015 8:30 a.m.

Volvo Cars will set up its first U.S. car plant in Berkeley County, according to an early Monday morning press release by the company.

Three trips, two continents, one summer

Monday, May 11, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Pren Woods has a passion for learning, his students and traveling – and that last item is going to be a big perk for him this summer.

Volvo to build first US car plant in Berkeley County

Monday, May 11, 2015 4:10 p.m.

Volvo Cars will set up its first U.S. car plant in Berkeley County.

Pegram’s family asks for prayers

Monday, May 11, 2015 4:30 p.m.

The best way for everyone to help Ashley Pegram’s family is to pray, her sister Brandy Chance said Monday.

Behind the Apple -- Tricia Andrews

Monday, May 11, 2015 12:01 p.m.

Tricia Andrews tells her students every year: “Come visit me.”

Toddler dies 2 days after wreck UPDATED

Monday, May 11, 2015 10:35 p.m.

A 2-year-old died Monday from injuries sustained in a weekend wreck on U.S. 78, three miles west of Ridgeville.

State association to manage 211 hotline

Sunday, May 10, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Trident United Way (TUW) is excited to announce a new strategic partnership with the United Way Association of South Carolina (UWASC) that will allow …

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