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Past articles by Rebecca:

Woman dead, 2 flown to Augusta burn center after house fire in Powdersville

ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – Anderson County Coroner’s Office officials said a woman died and two other people were flown to an area burn center following a house fire early Friday morning in Powdersville. According to Anderson County dispatch, crews from Anderson County and Greenville County responded at about 4:50 a.m. to a home on […] → Read More

Easing congestion: A look at where the biggest Charleston County road projects stand right now

Charleston County, SC- Thursday night Charleston County staff will brief County Council on where each of the major road work projects stand across the county. The projects are funded by the sales taxes voters passed. Here is a breakdown of each of those projects from Mt. Pleasant to West Ashley. → Read More

Man found dead near driveway in North Charleston

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – North Charleston Police are investigating a deadly shooting off Northside Drive. Authorities responded to the area of 7800 Northside Drive shortly after 3:00 a.m. Tuesday in reference to a body that was found lying off the road near a driveway, according to Deputy Chief Scott Deckard with the North Charleston […] → Read More

Law enforcement agencies respond to threat against Hanahan High School early Wednesday

HANAHAN, S.C. (WCBD) – Local and federal law enforcement agencies are investigating a threat that was made against Hanahan High School on Wednesday. Students are now in class following a 2-hour delay Wednesday morning after parents reported seeing a massive law enforcement response near the school. According to the Berkeley County School District, a call […] → Read More

Baby born in car en route to hospital

Mt Pleasant, SC – Friday morning, Rob Millerbernd was racing down I26 with his wife, Nikki, kneeling on the passenger seat, hugging the headrest, in active labor. The Goose Creek residents were crossing the Wando Bridge when Nikki’s water broke shortly after 2:00 am on Friday, August 9, 2019. Rob drove down from training in Virginia on […] → Read More

Fire consumes home in Summerville overnight

Summerville, SC – Fire officials are now investigating a house fire on Elm Village Drive in Summerville. Fire crews were dispatched to the house in Berkeley County at 10:19 pm Tuesday. When crews arrived on scene to find a house fully engulfed in flames, according to Chief C&B Fire Department Joshua K. Woodall. The fire […] → Read More

King of “Margaritaville” commissions boat from local builder

Charleston, SC – The King of “Margaritaville” commission a 42 foot boat from Dorchester County based Freeman Boatworks. On its voyage to sea, the boat and it’s captain stayed over in the Charleston harbor Friday night. The boat was docked Thursday and left Friday morning from City Marina. The captain is taking the boat to […] → Read More

USC names new president despite protests

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Friday the University of South Carolina Board approved Gen. Robert Caslen as the 29th president of the University. Protests by students and complaints from professors led trustees to cast no vote on Army General and West Point Superintendent Robert Caslen back in April and instead unanimously agree to reopen the search. But with […] → Read More

One person dies after possible fall at Georgetown High School

GEORGETOWN, SC (WBTW) – One person has died following a call for a possible fall at Georgetown High School Thursday afternoon. The Georgetown County Coroner’s Office told News13 it was responding to Georgetown Hospital after a possible fall at the school. The coroner’s office says a cause of death is pending an autopsy. → Read More

Church fire under investigation Tuesday morning

Salters, SC – Williamsburg County Fire Department units responded to the scene of a single story church fire in Salters early Tuesday morning. The first unit on scene reported the church, Bethlehem Baptist Church, was engulfed in flames. The church is located on Old Gapway Road. Crews are still on the scene investigating, according to Fire Captain William Horton. → Read More

Lowcountry couple allegedly lies about baby’s birth to avoid adoption process

WASHINGTON – A Lowcountry couple, while in Japan, attempted to circumvent legal adoption processes by asserting that a baby from the Philippines was their own natural born child. They are now facing charges. A South Carolina couple was indicted today on charges stemming from their conspiracy to obtain a U.S. passport by falsely claiming they […] → Read More

Short-term rental rules in effect Monday in Mt. Pleasant

Mt. Pleasant, SC – Mount Pleasant Town Council amended its business license ordinance, effective July 1. The new ordinance includes business license provisions for short-term and long-term rentals. Penalties for late payment accrue at a rate of five percent per month commencing July 2. As part of the new ordinance for short-term rentals, a property […] → Read More

City looks for better options for boaters to tie up during storms, busy season

The City of Georgetown is proposing a mooring buoy plan in order to help reduce congestion of anchored boats adjacent to the Sampit River Bypass Channel and protect boats during storm events in the Georgetown Harbor. The plan is to add 29 mooring buoys, managed by the City of Georgetown. The mooring buoys are only […] → Read More

Lowcountry preacher says someone damaged neighborhood prayer box

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – A Lowcountry preacher is asking for information about who damaged his prayer box – and why. → Read More

Free lunch available to students during the summer

When schools let out for the summer, some children lose the only regular daily meal they get. But hopefully, fewer kids will go hungry this summer thanks to a partnership between Georgetown County Parks and Recreation and the Georgetown County School District. → Read More

Highly sought CCSD school increases kindergarten admissions

An additional 42 students will attend Buist Academy for the 2019-2020 school year. → Read More

The SC Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly hit-and-run in Berkeley County

Investigators believe the pedestrian was walking on 17 A when the driver, heading north, hit the pedestrian and fled from scene. → Read More

Segment of West Ashley Greenway to close

Safety precautions require closure May 13 through mid-August. → Read More

Teen dies following recreational vehicle accident

An Ashley Hall student dies following recreational vehicle accident. → Read More

Wando student dies, DNR investigating

The Charleston County Coroner's office confirmed a Wando High School junior has passed away. Logan Janik, 17, is from Mount Pleasant. The coroner says the cause of his death is still under investigation. → Read More