By the end of the day on March 10, Dorchester District 2 is expecting to have most of its more than 2,500 employees go though their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
A recent community needs assessment by the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments showcased some of the concerns of low- and moderate-income residents in the county. The purpose was to note any responses that could be taken with the Community Block Grant Program.
Dorchester District 2 and 4 want the ability to have more cash on reserve to better prepare for emergencies, and an old county law is the only thing in their way.
For more than 20 years, Second Chance Thrift Shop has been directly funneling all of its profits into Summerville organizations that support residents facing hardship. This year, volunteers with the shop hope to reach $100,000.
Dorchester District 2 is assuring parents of continued bus services after transportation staff members are put under a mandatory quarantine.
Summerville has seen tremendous growth over the years, with more people and companies flocking to the Lowcountry town in the pines. And while that growth has created opportunities for business and entrepreneurship, some residents want to ensure support for Black- and minority-owned businesses.
Charleston-based Hudson Automotive Group plans to start work in the summer on a 47,000-square-foot Nissan dealership in Summerville.
A Summerville biopharmaceutical firm seized on a recent rally in its stock price to raise nearly $30 million, or three times as much as it had anticipated.
Dorchester District 2 middle and high school students will start their five day face-to-face instruction return on Feb. 22.
Following complaints in 2019, Town Council members and some residents said they were assured by the developers that the site would be sold and become single-family homes.
Anders Gustafsson, head of the company's U.S. operations, told dealers that if the chip drought drags on, the automaker will focus on production of higher-demand sport-utility vehicles rather than slower-selling cars, such as the S60 that's built at a $1.1 billion manufacturing campus off Interstate 26, according to a report by Automotive News.
The Timrod Library is seeking community support to help fund its partnership with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, a program that helps libraries deliver free books once a month to local children.
The Summerville YMCA is postponing its annual Flowertown Festival until Oct. 8-10. The fundraiser is a weekend-long event that is traditionally held in the spring between March and April.
At a Feb. 8 school board meeting, DD2 officials signed a resolution calling for Gov. Henry McMaster to support appropriate prioritizing of the COVID-19 vaccine for educators and school personnel in the state vaccine distribution plan.
A 73-acre parcel along North Maple Street and Old Dairy Road in Summerville could soon become a large mixed-use development of commercial and residential uses after a pair of Mount Pleasant investors recently paid nearly $10 million for the property on the edge of Dorchester County near the new Nexton Parkway interchange on Interstate 26.
Retail giant Walmart's decision to build a $220 million import distribution center off Interstate 26 in Dorchester County was by far the biggest economic development announcement in the Charleston region in 2020, according to a new report from the S.C. Commerce Department.
At a special Summerville Town Council meeting, officials voted 6-1 to approve initial steps toward repealing and potentially replacing its unified development ordinance.
SUMMERVILLE —The State Ports Authority is partnering with a Charlotte developer to build the largest speculative industrial building in the region with the goal of bringing more cargo through the Charleston waterfront.
Shares of Aeterna Zentaris jumped after the company announced a possible agreement with a German research university working on an immunization alternative.
The Summerville Police Department is pushing town council members to approve new equipment and noise laws that they argue will be more enforceable.
At a Monday night school board meeting, district officials laid out plans for the full-time face-to-face return of students.
Tommy Baker wanted an authentic look for the nation's first — and only —commercial van dealership specializing in Sprinter vehicles built by Mercedes-Benz Vans.
In 1996, Peg Lahmeyer and other members of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Summerville started a ministry dedicated to supporting people with Alzheimer's disease and the caregivers who look after them.
Booker T. Johnson's burial site spent years separated from its veteran gravestone. During that time, the headstone was just a few miles away, resting on an abandoned building.
The 5,000-acre, master-planned Nexton community will offer 282 one- and two-story rental cottages through an Alabama-based developer as part of its mix of homes in the developing area of Berkeley County near Summerville.
Summerville native Jennifer Jaggars was recently promoted to captain following eight years of firefighting service. She is one of three women in the Summerville department.
At a Monday night board meeting, the district made the decision to continue on with its current districtwide virtual instruction model through Jan. 29.
After months of having a mask ordinance in place, the town has issued its first citation to a business located less than a mile from town hall.
The Summerville shelter closed out the year with placing a little more than 1,700 animals in foster homes. Shelter leaders say it was one of their higher animal fostering rates.
Beyond BASIC LIFE Skills is a nonprofit that gives adults with intellectual disabilities the tools they need to live independently.
"It's our connection to the outside world," said Maria Glover, a 61-year-old Summerville resident and longtime Meals on Wheels recipient. "They're almost like a second family."
Trident Health's Todd Gallati will retire after 12 years with the two-hospital system and 32 years to the day he started his career in the industry.
Like other organizations and businesses, the Summerville arts community has been hit hard with a pandemic that’s put a halt to one of its biggest revenue streams — live events.
Horizon Scientific Inc. has recently gotten more attention after being the only manufacturer in South Carolina selling ultra low temperature freezers. The equipment has become vital in safely storing the current COVID-19 vaccine.
At a DD2 school board meeting, members voted to support the district's plan to move out of the current hybrid model to all online classes for two weeks starting Jan 4.
For the past 33 years, Summerville churches have gathered to exchange ideas and methods of worship in what the community calls Unity Services.
Boy Scout Troop 2 was recently removed from their meeting space at St. Paul in Summerville. The church had been the home for the Scouts for years, with several of its members being a part of the group.
Online shopping during the coronavirus has convinced Walmart to reposition some distribution centers to handle the surge in sales.
The COVID-19 pandemic has dealt South Carolina an economic crisis like no other, with a relatively small segment of workers and businesses suffering the greatest losses, while much of the state has weathered the stay-at-home orders and social distancing with little or no lasting financial impact.
The Lowcountry Rapid Transit will be the state's first high-capacity mass-transit project when it's completed near 2026. But a planned downtown Main Street station that directly connects the town to Charleston will have to wait a few additional years.
The earliest construction will begin on widening U.S. Highway 78 is 2023, but residents still have an opportunity to offer any suggestions or concerns.
The contract includes a clause that would let drugmaker Regeneron retain exclusive rights to produce the treatment for commercial use, even though its development was funded, at least in part, by public money.
Christmas tree growers across South Carolina, worried in the spring as jobless rates soared with the spread of the coronavirus, are expecting a banner sales year as the unemployment rate has eased and families get outside to do something together during the pandemic.
At a Monday night school board meeting, officials announced that schools will remain on the hybrid model until winter break. This schedule is where students spend half of the week doing in-person learning and the other half receiving online instruction.