Amazon has admitted to problems with its third-party marketplace, particularly as online sales have boomed year-over-year to $860 billion in 2020.
The Summerville area over the last couple of years has slowly become a development hub with more houses rising up in the area. The challenge now is pinpointing spaces where low-income families can afford to stay.
To help with making this year's prom a success, Summerville High School organizers are asking for some additional support from the community.
The 5,000-acre Nexton community in Berkeley County will see a new developer on June 1 when the acquisition of the current developer, Newland, takes place. Unlike, Newland, the buyer, Brookfield Residential, is a developer and a homebuilder.
The Saul Alexander Playground in Summerville is starting welcomed renovations that will make it a more inviting space for all children.
Closet of Hope in Summerville began with a small community of foster parents and has since turned into a budding nonprofit catering to families in need of resources.
Town residents will soon have the opportunity to start back recycling metals, plastic and glass, in addition to paper and cardboard.
Despite some rumors that the event was canceled, Dorchester District 2 students, like some others in Berkeley and Charleston county, can still hold out hope for a prom this year.
For the last couple of years, the town has had a house-arrest program. The complication now is that officials have realized there isn't a town law or ordinance permitting the practice.
At its flagship garden at Crossroads Community Church on Gahagan Road in Summerville, Katie's Krops is giving people the opportunity to sign up for classes like gardening basics, yoga, art and safety.
One of the top teams in South Carolina high school baseball faced off with one of the top teams in Georgia in the championship game of the 51st Hanahan Invitational Tournament.
Dorchester Road runs for nearly 20 miles and is filled with connections to housing developments, businesses, Joint Base Charleston and the Ashley River. Those who want to avoid Interstate 26 often end up on the parallel road.
There are currently two county-run libraries in Dorchester. In the next couple of years, at least three more are expected to be added to the Summerville and Ridgeville area.
For the next couple of weeks, residents will have the opportunity to voice their concerns and comments on the third and final phase of the Berlin G. Myers Parkway.
By 2022, the more than 300-acre Pine Trace Natural Area is expected to be completed and be Dorchester County's largest county-owned park space.
One of the main roads in Summerville's predominantly Black neighborhood of Brownsville is getting quick repairs to keep it up through the summer.
At a recent Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce meeting, town and county officials updated residents on the Oakbrook redevelopment project.
“It’s kind of our front porch," said Michael Lisle, Summerville's economic developer on the I-26 corridor. “It sets the tone of our community."
Ashley Lawrence will represent the town and South Carolina in the national Ms. Wheelchair USA competition this July. But to get there she needs the community's support.
Frequent Doty Park tennis players fear that residents will permanently avoid using the courts if repairs and improvements aren't made soon.
“I really wanted to run around because I knew what I had found," Matthew Basak said. “It was amazing, it was sitting right in front of me.”
When completed, the John McKissick Field and Memorial Stadium will function as a large event space in the Lowcountry where organizers are envisioning hosting the annual Flowertown Festival and concerts as well as sporting events.
The Berlin G. Myers Parkway project has been in development for decades. The revised application for the final phase was previously submitted in 2018.
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.