Serving the Community

Monday, September 22, 2014 12:01 a.m.

For Firefighter Ramon Tucker, firefighting is in his blood.

Habitat’s 51st build underway

Monday, September 22, 2014 12:31 p.m.

At 8 a.m., the work site was a concrete slab surrounded by muddy yard.

Taking his game to the state

Monday, September 22, 2014 12:17 p.m.

As Dorchester County’s Economic Development Director, Jon Baggett has scored a number of goals for the county’s economic development game.

HUGO: Before there was YouTube UPDATED

Sunday, September 21, 2014 9:09 a.m.

Richard Wood doesn't know what compelled him to put the family camcorder in his car on the way to work hours before Hurricane Hugo struck the Charleston area.

Not like the others ...

Saturday, September 20, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Fort Dorchester football fans may have done a double take during a recent performance.

H-u-g-o: ‘Hurry Up, Get Out’

Friday, September 19, 2014 1:42 a.m.

After Hurricane Hugo everyone had a story to tell: where they were, when it hit, what their thoughts were.

HUGO: Rebuilding with the help of strangers

Friday, September 19, 2014 1:39 a.m.

The generations of our elders were made of tough stock. Margaret Goodwine remembers her Aunt Susie walking from her home in Knightsville to …

HUGO: Turning the water back on

Friday, September 19, 2014 1:42 a.m.

The crews at Summerville CPW learned at lot from Hugo.

Remembering Hugo UPDATED

Friday, September 19, 2014 1:37 a.m.

When Hurricane Hugo struck on Sept. 21, 1989, sleepy little Summerville was still adjusting to a growth spurt that would see the town grow from a …

HUGO: Summerville steps up

Friday, September 19, 2014 1:41 a.m.

When he thinks about Hurricane Hugo, Harry Avant remembers the emergency calls he received that night.

HUGO: Flowertown in the Pines -- without the pines

Friday, September 19, 2014 1:43 a.m.

Heyward Hutson, then a county councilman as well as president of the Historic Preservation Society, said all he could see were trees down everywhere. …

HUGO: Riding out the storm

Friday, September 19, 2014 1:45 a.m.

Before Hurricane Hugo, Joe Pye didn’t think there were that many trees around his house, but after the storm hit he found 23 downed trees covering …

CRC moving forward with mission

Friday, September 19, 2014 12:45 a.m.

A little over two years into its mission, the Community Resource Center has accomplished much and is focused on new goals.

HUGO: Emergency responders stand down

Friday, September 19, 2014 1:43 a.m.

As Hugo bore down on the Lowcountry, a command post was established at the main Summerville Fire Department — the present day police department was …

HUGO: Return to school

Friday, September 19, 2014 1:41 a.m.

When DD2 Superintendent Joe Pye emerged from his house the day after Hugo, he didn’t recognize his own street.

HUGO: Lessons from the storm

Friday, September 19, 2014 1:44 a.m.

Frank Nigro, now a major with the Summerville Police Department, noted that all the training in the world cannot truly prepare one for the actual event. Nonetheless, many lessons were learned during Hugo that have gone a long way in improving emergency operations, not only here but around the country.

HUGO: Business recovery

Friday, September 19, 2014 1:40 a.m.

Barbara Dunning was living and working in Virginia when Hurricane Hugo hit.

Third bell schedule meeting set for Sept. 23

Thursday, September 18, 2014 7:10 a.m.

The third community meeting on the proposed new bell schedule for Dorchester District Two will be held Sept. 23 at 6:30 p.m. at Oakbrook Middle …

Council approves A-Tax recommendations UPDATED

Thursday, September 18, 2014 12:45 p.m.

Dorchester County Council unanimously approved recommendations for disbursement of Accommodations Tax funds during Monday night’s meeting.

Earth Fare is coming to Summerville

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 5:04 a.m.

Construction on an Earth Fare-anchored shopping center in Summerville should start within 30 days.

School resource officer arrested UPDATED

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 9:54 a.m.

A Summerville police officer who works as a school resource officer has been arrested on child porn charges.

Behind the Apple -- Crhistian Rodriguez

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 12:15 p.m.

When Crhistian Rodriguez was about to start middle school his parents paid for a private course in English.

District to break ground on schools

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 1:01 p.m.

Dorchester District Two is officially breaking ground on three of its new schools.

Dorchester Economic Development Director leaving

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 8:56 a.m.

Jon Baggett is leaving his position as Dorchester County’s Economic Development Director.

Serving the community: Jared Starr

Monday, September 15, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Paramedic Jared Starr, 40, credits his 20-year EMS career to happenstance.

Lincolnville hires new police, fire chiefs

Monday, September 15, 2014 8:20 a.m.

The town of Lincolnville recently took steps to beef up its public safety presence.

Pye receives an ‘A’

Monday, September 15, 2014 3:34 p.m.

Superintendent Joe Pye scored “exemplary” on his annual evaluation.

Barbecue competition set for Sept. 19

Sunday, September 14, 2014 5:38 a.m.

Autumn fast approaches.The intense Southern summer heat has begun to wane. Football season has kicked into high gear.

Museum introduces new American History program

Saturday, September 13, 2014 5:01 a.m.

The Summerville Dorchester Museum is proud to announce a new monthly program for students of American History.

Summerville woman dies in College Park Road accident

Saturday, September 13, 2014 9:35 a.m.

A Summerville woman died on Friday, Sept. 12 following a traffic accident on College Park Road in Berkeley County.

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