A man was arrested Sunday in North Charleston after police said he shot his girlfriend, then threatened to shoot himself.

About 2 p.m. Sunday, police got a call from a man at 2611 Ferrara Drive who said he just wounded his girlfriend and was going to shoot himself, police spokesman Spencer Pryor said.

When officers arrived, the woman’s son said his mother’s ex-boyfriend shot her and was in the house armed with a handgun. Officers saw Elder Wilson, 44, holding a small black handgun to his head and told him to put it down, Pryor said. Wilson put down the gun and was taken into custody. He was charged with attempted murder. The woman was taken to Medical University Hospital. Her identity was not released, and a report on her condition was unavailable.

The middle school orchestra at Charleston County School of the Arts won top awards at the Worldstrides Heritage Performance Music Festival competition in Florida. The orchestra won a first place and the Outstanding Orchestra Award, and director Susan Mears received the Adjudicator Award for Excellence. The orchestra was invited to participate in the National Invitational Festival of Gold in Chicago in 2013.

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Planners to discuss Coleman changes

The town of Mount Pleasant will hold a public meeting on the the Coleman Boulevard Revitalization Plan today.

The meeting is scheduled for 5-7 p.m. in Moultrie Middle School Cafeteria. It will be a drop-in format, with town staff and the design team on hand to talk about the plan and answer questions. A brief presentation will be given at 5:15 p.m. to review the project history and design considerations.

Improvements include a four-lane boulevard with a raised, landscaped median, dedicated bicycle lanes, limited on-street parallel parking, sidewalks and a multilane roundabout at Coleman and Chuck Dawley boulevards.

MYRTLE BEACH — The memory of a missing teenager from upstate New York is being preserved three years after she disappeared while on spring break in South Carolina.

Family and friends of Brittanee Drexel gathered Saturday to honor her by planting a tree in a Myrtle Beach park. The 17-year-old from Rochester, N.Y., was last seen leaving a Myrtle Beach hotel in April 2009.

A donated stone marker with Drexel’s name and the date she went missing was placed at the base of the donated tree as nearly three dozen people observed.

Family friend Robin Holley organized the event because she believes the teen is still out there. Holley said anyone who knows something should come forward.

From staff and wire reports