Chamber’s candidate forum set for Tuesday

Friday, October 9, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Two competing candidate forums this month could draw different candidates to each.

Dorchester Road now closed again after being reopened UPDATED

Thursday, October 8, 2015 9:35 a.m.

Dorchester County Emergency Management announced Thursday afternoon Dorchester Road is being closed again after briefly being open to motorists at …

Taking time for tutoring

Thursday, October 8, 2015 12:01 a.m.

At 12:20 p.m. Fort Dorchester High’s 2,200 students move through the halls, eager to grab lunch and mingle with their friends. Some head to …

Residents prepare for more water UPDATED

Thursday, October 8, 2015 5:03 p.m.

Under gorgeous blue skies Thursday, kids biked around neighborhoods, teens crowded the skate park and adults walked dogs.

Rick Santorum, Rep. Jenny Horne visit Summerville shelter

Thursday, October 8, 2015 2:44 p.m.

Flood victims staying at a shelter setup by the American Red Cross at Summerville High School received a surprise visit Thursday from a state …

Gov. Haley: Rain isn’t coming but floods are UPDATED

Thursday, October 8, 2015 5:17 p.m.

Gov. Nikki Haley warned county residents and those in surrounding areas to heed the warnings of first responders that the Lowcountry is still in …

Champion for a day: Coastal Center celebrates annual ‘Games Day’

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Residents at Coastal Center in Summerville were all smiles Thursday during the facility’s annual “Games Day” event.

‘It’s a miracle’: Firefighters evacuate Summerville teen in labor UPDATED

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 7:01 p.m.

Summerville teen Tyshenequia McLean snuggled in a hospital bed with her newborn baby boy Wednesday morning — her fingers intertwining with his. …

Tow truck driver charged

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 4:52 p.m.

A tow truck driver was arrested Wednesday after being accused of taking advantage of people trying to help during the flood.

Youth baseball team organizing giveaway yard “sale” for flood victims

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 3:56 p.m.

Some youngsters are helping flood victims with a “free yard sale.”

Floodwaters take 5-ton rescue truck off the road

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 7:13 a.m.

The people who chose to stay behind on French Quarter Creek Road in Huger needed to get out.

County offices to open Thursday; DD2 remains closed for students

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 5:47 p.m.

Dorchester County government offices will be open Thursday, the county announced late Wednesday afternoon.

Effects of flooding to linger, get pricey UPDATED

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 12:13 p.m.

The Ashley River remains a concern for county officials, Emergency Management Director Mario Formisano said Wednesday afternoon.

Italian Feast celebrates Italian heritage

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Mangia! It’s time for the third annual Italian Feast, quickly becoming a popular Summerville event.

SPCA recovers from extensive flood damage UPDATED

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 10:55 a.m.

Many have lost their homes and livelihood across the tri-county from historic flooding, and the community’s furry friends are no exception.

Beidler Forest UPDATED

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 2:49 p.m.

Workers at the Francis Beidler Forest in Four Holes Swamp, in the Harleyville area, shared these photos of flooding. The forest recorded the highest …

County warns of contractor scams

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 2:23 p.m.

Dorchester County is asking residents to report suspicious contractors to prevent price gouging.

Red Cross aiding flood victims

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 11:43 a.m.

Red Cross workers opened 35 shelters in North and South Carolina – 30 in South Carolina alone – where more than 200 people spent Sunday …

Damage estimates still to come UPDATED

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Only about 10 percent of South Carolina homeowners carry flood insurance, and most of those who do live in historic flooding areas, according to Russ …

School cancelled Wednesday UPDATED

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 3:18 p.m.

School is once again closed for Dorchester District 2 on Wednesday.

Minus Bridge on US 78 among roads closed; more water expected

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 2:18 p.m.

Water on the Minus Bridge means drivers cannot currently get between Summerville and St. George on U.S. 78.

BCSD cancels class for Wednesday

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 1:51 p.m.

Classes have been cancelled for Berkeley County students Wednesday, but employees are to return to work.

Rising water forcing evacuations UPDATED

Monday, October 5, 2015 10:01 a.m.

“It’s still very unsafe out there.”

DREAM implementing new gingerbread holiday contest UPDATED

Monday, October 5, 2015 8:01 a.m.

Christmas is a few months away, but Summerville DREAM is already gearing up for its holiday events – old and new – and the public is encouraged to jump on board sooner rather than later.

Evacuees recount tales of rising water

Monday, October 5, 2015 2:20 p.m.

Alisha Kemmerlin never thought she would spend the night at her former high school, but that is exactly what she and her friends were faced with this …

Behind the Apple - Katherine Henson

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

Katherine Henson started her teaching career at Fort Dorchester Elementary, and loved it so much she decided to stay.

Officials hope for minimal infrastructure damage UPDATED

Monday, October 5, 2015 3:58 p.m.

No one will know for sure until the waters recede, but on Monday officials were optimistic that local roads were minimally affected by the flooding, …

School cancelled for Tuesday; no curfew Monday night UPDATED

Monday, October 5, 2015 3:32 p.m.

Dorchester District 2 has cancelled school for Tuesday, the third school day in a row amidst historic flooding.

Summerville flooding UPDATED

Monday, October 5, 2015 4:35 p.m.

Residents throughout Summerville experienced flooding over the weekend and Monday as lakes and creeks rose beyond their banks.

Man helps rescue runaway coffin in flooded Ridgeville cemetery UPDATED

Monday, October 5, 2015 8:02 p.m.

Givhans resident Wayne Reeves has been assisting with local rescue missions in flooded communities for days but never did he imagine he’d be …

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