The dispute revolved around whether the county acted legally when it combined two issues into a single referendum question in 2016 when voters were asked if they wanted to raise property taxes to fund $30 million in new libraries and $13 million in new and improved parks.
Thomas Novelly reports on crime, growth and development as well as military issues in Berkeley and Dorchester counties. Previously, he was a reporter at the Courier Journal in Louisville, Kentucky. He is a fan of Southern rock, bourbon and horse racing.
The unintended consequences of state-wide mapping have divided an apartment complex and a retirement home in Summerville with the Dorchester-Berkeley county line, causing complications with emergency services, evictions and school districting.
Between Jan. 1 and May 22, Dorchester County responded to a total of 160 calls, county spokeswoman Tiffany Norton said. Approximately 136 single-family homes and 50 mobile homes are in the 13-mile-long stretch of land.
Zakaryia Abdel Abdin, who pleaded guilty last August to one count of attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization, received the maximum 20 years in prison.
Fears about teacher retention are shared with neighboring districts in Berkeley,Charleston and Dorchester County. It comes amid a recent statewide shortage in educators. In an effort to combat the hemorrhage, districts are attempting to raise base teacher pay, provide stipends to rural areas and under served areas and cut down on mandatory testing.
Lowcountry planners are grappling with numerous possibilities to create a rapid bus transit system from Summerville to downtown Charleston, in…
Those World War II veterans, who would later be dubbed the members of "The Greatest Generation," are slowly fading away. In an effort to preserve their stories, the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum has identified 10 D-Day survivors and recorded their accounts for the 75th anniversary of the largest seaborne invasion in U.S. history.
South Carolina's Department of Transportation announced Friday that work on the Wando River bridge, formally known as the James B. Edwards Bridge, will begin sometime in June.
Hope's House, a project funded by the non-profit Dorchester County Community Outreach, will open on June 10. The residence at 700 Central Ave. will have eight beds for at risk women.
The southeast portion of the state has experienced record-setting high temperatures in recent days. The Charleston area on Monday experienced a high of 100 degrees, with an even higher heat index, which proved hot enough to warp the steel bridge.