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A Summerville-based Shriners International officer woke up to a gathering of PETA (People for Ethical Treatment of Animals) representatives standing outside the local resident's front door on his Jan. 24 birthday.

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The Rotary Club of Summerville ushered in Jill Weatherford as one of its new members at their Feb. 1 meeting at the Hilton Garden Inn. Introducing the new kid on the block was Rotarian officer Richard "Dickie" Miler (pictured at podium). Weatherford is a local RE/MAX PRO realtor for Team Can…

Born in the Old Village of Mount Pleasant and having grown up in Charleston, Susie Summers has always performed music for a living. While growing up, her physician father would have the family moved to different regions, so she had musical influences from all over.

A look back at Black community members of Lincolnville will be the focus of a Feb. 9 lecture event hosted by the Dorchester Heritage Center at the Ridgeville Community Center, starting at 6 p.m.

Accounts of a group of rarely-mentioned 'factious' individuals known as the Goose Creek Men were part of guest speaker Dr. Mike Heitzler's historical revelations during his return visit with the Summerville Preservation Society on Jan. 26 at the Old Town Hall.

Charleston Southern University theatre professor Thomas Keating is taking his show on the road — to Summerville that is, where he'll be directing the southeast premiere of "Boundless" at the Flowertown Players on S Main Street, scheduled to run from Feb. 17-26.

Community member Duane Dickerson attended the Jan. 24 Dorchester County Parks & Recreation Commission meeting to report his recent dealings with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers relative to initiating a study on Eagle Creek. The body of water has subjected residents of Summerwood and Tra…

The Dorchester County Parks and Recreation Commission kicked started a new year of meetings by publicly introducing their newest member, Juan Santiago, to the audience during the evening of Jan. 24.

After the British took Savannah, Georgia, in December 1778, they decided to establish a base to the north, on Port Royal Island, South Carolina. They hoped this action would enable them to cut the supply line of the American troops commanded by General Benjamin Lincoln, who were stationed at…

The Summerville Orchestra's upcoming "Buona Sera!" series will feature renowned instrumentalist Cassie Pilgrim on Feb. 10 and 11 at the Summers Corner Performing Arts Center.

A detailed rundown of recent, proposed and/or upcoming repairs, additions and alterations at area parks during the Jan 24 Dorchester County Parks & Recreation Commission session was capped off by an update on improvements and a few setbacks relative to Summerville's Sawmill Branch Trail.

Photographer Joshua Parks is one of the studio artists at the Public Works Art Center, and his subject matter is appropriate for February’s “Black History Month.” Parks is also a filmmaker, documentarian, community organizer, and is the Digital Programs and Community Engagement Specialist at…

The Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber is pleased to announce the 2023 Board of Directors with the addition of several new members. Marshall Connor, Trident Technical College, will lead the Board as Chairman in 2023.

Years of dedication and training recently culminated in a return trip back home to Summerville for ballet performer Pierceton Mazell, who was one of several featured dancers during the Chattanooga Ballet's 2023 Art/Motion regional tour from Jan. 26-27.

In the spirit of benefitting the Folds of Honor scholarship program, the Larry & Rebecca Collett Foundation is hosting Topgolf's first charity tournament at its newest location at 5000 Topgolf Way in North Charleston on March 23.

People with serious illnesses might talk about the role a disease plays in their lives, but a Summerville support group and its recent keynote speaker are taking that idea one step further and asking their multiple sclerosis (MS) symptoms to step onto life’s stage with them.

Attendees at The Rotary Club of Summerville's Jan. 18 meeting were captivated by an uncomfortable subject matter, but one that affects every human in one form or fashion, as Hospice & Palliative Care Foundation Associate Director Diane Carlson offered a detailed presentation on the stage…

The Dorchester Children's Advocacy Center (DCAC) concluded 2022 with a bang by recording one of its most successful Operation E.L.F (Enhancing the Lives of Families) efforts to date. Operation E.L.F is the organization's annual toy drive for children who've received services from DCAC. The l…

Pervasive concerns relative to Tri-County firms being able to find adequate housing for new employees was on one several topics addressed by Charleston Regional Development Alliance (CRDA) Director of Stakeholder Relations Jason G. Brown at the Summerville/Dorchester Chamber of Commerce's Ja…

Dorchester Paws Pets of the Week features two eager canines looking for their forever homes, starting with Twinkle. She is described as the absolute best dog, who would like to prove to you just how awesome she really is. Twinkle appears to be housetrained and loves the company of other dogs…

On the heels of its Jan 4 opening and Jan. 21 ribbon-cutting ceremony, the McDonald's restaurant at 2902 West 5th North Street in the Jedburg area of Summerville is looking to add to its current staff.

The ARK of SC is the latest recipient of Volvo's USA Operations Grant via the Coastal Community Foundation. The contribution will supply the Summerville-based nonprofit outreach program with $6.500 that will go towards the payment of general operating expenses for the 2022 fiscal year.

The South Carolina Bar and the Dorchester County Library (DCL) are collaborating in hosting Law Talk on Jan. 26 at the Summerville Library, from 5:30-6:30 p.m., where the topic of the day will be employment law presented by attorneys Brice Ricker and Emily Tong.

Nearly 300 women will combine their energies next month in building a home for a Summerville-based single mom as part of Dorchester Habitat for Humanity's annual build undertaking inspiring females to get involved in construction in the spirit of creating a forever home for a local family.

Jacob Kendrick has been playing music in the Greater Charleston region for over 10 years. The Jaykob Kendrick Band has played at Montreux here a number of times. It consists of Jacob, Josh Walker, and other professional musicians. They cover a large territory from here to Atlanta to Myrtle B…

Summerville's Town Council recognized the need for a full-time prosecutor to handle a growing backlog of criminal cases at the group's Jan. 12 public meeting, but opted to put off on adding a new public litigator until the new fiscal year. 

The Summerville Area Ministerial Association, which represents more than 60 congregations in the Greater Summerville area, is sponsoring a week-long prayer pilgrimage to six different area churches to pray for unity and to hear sermons challenging worshipers to demonstrate various ways to pr…

A dedicated young man's journey from joining the Cub Scouts in Michigan a little over five years ago has recently culminated with the now Summerville resident emerging as one of two winners of a new pc via the "Computers with a Cause" initiative.

This past year was one of Champagne wishes and caviar dreams for Dorchester County Economic Development, as no less than nine firms announced investments in excess of $406 million combined that are expected to create 1,231 local jobs. Those 2022 totals, according to county government, consti…

Melon is a 5-year-old female and one super-sweet girl that will need a special home with no other animals as she loves to have all your attention to herself. But the terrier mix promises with her around you won't need another! Melon has learned many things from being in foster care such as s…

Fresh off his recent spray-painting demo at the Jan. 7 "Art in the Park" celebration at the Red Bank Road Graffiti Park in Goose Creek, muralist Patch Whisky is eyeing new mediums and opportunities to showcase his multicolored monster creations. 

A 6-year-old child is helping lead the charge to end hunger, as the Ridgeville-based Lily Hartline was recently recognized as Katie's Krops' Volunteer of the Year.

Four new courts at Laurel Street Park, it seems, won't be the only newly anticipated pickleball playing areas set to be built in Summerville, as nine more facilities are on tap to be added courtesy of The Pickle Bar, a recently-established restaurant, retail and recreation concept.

Public Works Art Center studio artist Emily Wilson was recently selected by the Summerville Parks and Recreation Department to dazzle up a mural located on the Sawmill Branch Trail along the Gahagan underpass at the Berlin G. Myers intersection. By late December, Wilson and a dedicated team …

The North Charleston Police Department (NCPD) and the Dorchester County Sheriff's Office (DCSO) collaborated in responding to a call for service in North Charleston during the early evening hours of Jan. 3 that resulted in law enforcement bringing a domestic disturbance suspect into custody.

I met local artist Susan Lowcavage when I was visiting the Public Works Art Center in mid-October, as she has a studio there. I found her work to have a nice quality of light and brightness to them … a sense of cheeriness, like how one feels when they are walking outside on a brilliantly sun…

McGrath Morgan Academy of Irish Dance reportedly had an "outstanding" weekend overall at the regional championships earlier this month. In particular, school dancer Bridgette Hettinger of Summerville experienced an especially impressive outing by placing fifth in the girls Under 10 competiti…

A local woman is finding some strength in numbers as she works to change the South Carolina failure to yield law that levies no consequences but a mail-in traffic ticket and a small fine for those who leave fatalities behind on the state’s roads.

Congregants of Summerville's St. Cyril and Methodius Church extend a warm invitation to the entire community to attend the Russian, Greek Orthodox house of worship's annual Christmas Nativity Recital kicking off at approximately 12 p.m. on Jan. 7.

The Flowertown Garden Club Christmas Doorway Decorating Contest returned this year with a theme of “Celebrating 175 Years of Christmas in Summerville.” Entries were judged for creativity, balance, and theme, while also critiquing decorations for uniqueness and originality. Awards were given …

One doesn’t expect a book by a Southern Baptist minister to begin with Chocolate Naked Ladies, but that is indeed how the Irreverent Reverend jumps into his first collection of “teachable moment” stories. And if humor and tears are teachers, this collection of stories and its sequel, The Irr…

Local musician and actor Fleming Moore referred me to Director Sean Morgan, owner of MUVIfilms. His photography/videography studio is located in the “Impact Studios” space below Impact Creative Arts Academy here in Summerville, as Robert Hazelip there is a co-partner. Morgan attended Trident…

On the heels of wrapping up a successful season with their Dec. 22 "A Southern Christmas" show at The Flowertown Players, the Vintage Vixens plan on continuing to support and entertain veterans in 2023, as auditions kick off on Jan. 8.

Scouts Emily Lloyd of Troop 742 and Preston Javorka of Troop 2 were recently awarded with new technology as part of the the Boy Scouts of America Coastal Carolina Council's "Computers with a Cause" program.

On Saturday Dec. 17, the Town of Summerville celebrated its 175th birthday. The community capped off the special occasion with a bash at Gahagan Park, the site for plenty of food, fun and fireworks. Among those in attendance were Mayor Ricky Waring, members of the Town Council and Summervill…

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