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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 …

Hotel project moves forward; Board of Architectural Review votes 5-1 for preliminary approval UPDATED

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 5:00 a.m.

The developer of the controversial downtown hotel project unveiled plans Monday that address nearly every objection raised thus far about the design …

EMS vehicle involved in crash

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 12:01 p.m.

An EMS worker driving a first responder vehicle was involved in an accident Wednesday morning.

Chinnis new council chair UPDATED

Tuesday, January 6, 2015 12:22 p.m.

David Chinnis will take the helm of Dorchester County Council for the next two years.

Winners selected in state parks photo contest; New contest open

Tuesday, January 6, 2015 7:11 a.m.

Three winners were selected for the second quarter of the State Park Service’s “Making Memories” photo contest, an effort that invites people to …

Contractor charged with clear-cutting

Monday, January 5, 2015 12:20 p.m.

A contractor building a new gas station has been charged with 24 violations of the town’s tree ordinance.

Giving a late Christmas gift

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

Antiques Roadshow coming to Charleston

Monday, January 5, 2015 12:11 p.m.

South Carolina ETV announces that Antiques Roadshow, PBS’s most-watched ongoing series and a production of WGBH Boston, will visit Charleston as part of a six-city summer tour. Antiques Roadshow and ETV will host an all-day appraisal event on Aug. 8. Antiques Roadshow airs locally on ETV Mondays at 8 p.m.

The Dorchester gets preliminary approval from BAR

Monday, January 5, 2015 8:52 p.m.

Designs for The Dorchester, the controversial boutique hotel project in downtown Summerville, have received preliminary approval from the Board of …

One killed in car crash UPDATED

Monday, January 5, 2015 5:15 p.m.

A Summerville man was killed Monday as he sat in his truck waiting to turn onto Dorchester Road.

Scott to speak at MLK celebration at Cane Bay High

Sunday, January 4, 2015 12:01 a.m.

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott will be the keynote speaker at Goose Creek’s celebration of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in January.

Entries sought for sculpture competition

Saturday, January 3, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Sculpture artists are invited to participate in the 10th annual National Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition.

Boutique hotel makes big changes in 2014

Friday, January 2, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Among the items talked about on Summerville Town Council this year, news about the boutique hotel has continued to be one of the bigger discussions. …

2014: The Year in crime

Friday, January 2, 2015 12:01 p.m.

The one constant about law enforcement is that there are few, if any constants.

Police capture attempted murder suspect

Friday, January 2, 2015 3:16 p.m.

A midnight run for fireworks ended at the Dorchester County Detention Center for a man wanted by three agencies.

Third Thursday throughout the year

Thursday, January 1, 2015 12:01 a.m.

There were bands, school performances and carolers. There were folks enjoying wine, kids playing tag on the square and dogs tugging on their leashes. …

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