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Amaris Jenkins


Charleston, SC, United States

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Past articles by Amaris:

Parents weigh in on Carolina Park Elementary rezoning

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) – Parents in Mount Pleasant are fighting against a proposal to rezone Carolina Park Elementary School. It comes as leaders with the Charleston County School District (CCSD) predict growth in north Mount Pleasant will lead to an overcrowding issue. Right now, three options are being explored by CCSD leaders that could […] → Read More

Charleston Jewish Federation aims to combat anti-semitism during Holocaust Memorial Day

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Thursday marks Holocaust Memorial Day, or Yom Hashoah. Israel’s day of commemoration goes until sundown tonight. Charleston Jewish Federation is preparing to honor those lost in the Holocaust. The community-wide Yom Hashoah ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Charleston’s Holocaust Memorial in Marion Square. Organizers want to […] → Read More

TRAFFIC ALERT: Ice pieces falling from Ravenel Bridge cause lane closures

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) — The Mount Pleasant Police Department is warning drivers that ice pieces are falling from the Ravenel Bridge. Just after 3:30 p.m. officers blocked one lane in both directions of the bridge where pieces are falling. News 2 received calls from viewers who witnessed the ice falling. It’s unclear how long the lanes will be blocked. Check back here for updates. → Read More

Crews pretreating roads, bridges ahead of possible winter storm in the Lowcountry

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Officials are preparing ahead of potential weather storms coming across the Lowcountry. Crews have begun pretreating the roads and bridges, including the Ravenel Bridge, to prevent this from becoming a dangerous situation for drivers on the road. Crews from the South Carolina Department of Transportation are laying salt or sand down […] → Read More

2 dead, 2 injured following West Ashley crash involving 2 motorcycles, sedan

WEST ASHLEY, S.C. (WCBD) — Two people are dead and two others are injured after a car accident Sunday evening in West Ashley. According to the Charleston Police Department, just before 6:30 p.m. officers responded to an accident involving two motorcycles and a sedan on Magwood Drive between Charlie Hall Blvd. and Ashley Crossing Drive. […] → Read More

32nd annual Holiday Festival of Lights kicks off on James Island Co. Park

JAMES ISLAND, S.C. (WCBD) – It’s that time of year again, the 32nd annual Holiday Festival of Lights is here! The lights kick off Friday, November 12 and will be open everyday from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. until they close December 31st. Tickets can be purchased in advance online. Organizers say guests will get […] → Read More

Doctors urging families to get their vaccinations ahead of the holidays

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) — As Thanksgiving approaches, officials are letting the public know that they still have time to get vaccinated and protect yourself against COVID-19 ahead of the holidays. Reports show that being fully vaccinated can significantly lower the risk of severe illness or death. This could also help families enjoy a somewhat normal […] → Read More

City of Charleston preparing for coastal flooding over next few days

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The city of Charleston is encouraging residents to be prepared for major flooding as high tides are expected Thursday. Coastal flooding will impact much of the Lowcountry starting as early as 7:00 a.m. Thursday morning. The National Weather Service Charleston says that tides of over 8 ft. are expected Thursday, Friday […] → Read More

Flowertown Festival returns to Summerville after more than two year hiatus

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCBD) – After more than two years, the Flowertown Festival is making its way back to Summerville! The Flowertown Festival is the YMCA’s top fundraiser founded in 1973 to support health and wellness programs at the Y. Typically held in the Spring, thousands of people visit Summerville to see nature’s bounty awash in […] → Read More

Authorities responding to early morning structure fire at Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina

MT. PLEASANT, S.C (WCBD) – Officials are responding to an early morning structure fire at a local Mt. Pleasant hotel. According to dispatch, the call for a structure fire came in at 4:42 a.m. for the Charleston Harbor Resort – Harborside Hotel on Patriots Point Rd. Multiple agencies are on the scene responding to the […] → Read More

Charleston Southern AFROTC cadets honoring first responders who died on 9/11

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Charleston Southern University’s Air Force ROTC Detachment 772 cadets will honor the first responders who made the ultimate sacrifice 20 years ago. Fifty cadets are walking the equivalent of 10 stories or 2,071 stairs of the World Trade Center to honor those first responders Friday morning. On September 22, 2001, […] → Read More

Charleston International preparing for an anticipated busy weekend ahead of holiday travels

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Many prepare for travel ahead of the upcoming holidays to enjoy the last bit of Summer, with health officials worried as COVID-19 cases continue to rise. Health officials are urging that those not vaccinated should not participate in any holiday travel over the upcoming weekend. According to Triple A, a […] → Read More

Community reflects on six years since shooting at Mother Emanuel that claimed 9 innocent lives

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – It has been six years since nine people were shot and killed at a historic church in downtown Charleston. On the night of June 17, 2015, worshippers were attending Bible study at Emanuel A.M.E. Church – it was just after 8:00 p.m. when the shooter walked into the church and sat […] → Read More

CPD confirm one person hospitalized in Downtown Charleston shooting Sunday night

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) — The Charleston Police Department is investigating a shooting that left one injured Sunday night. According to officials, officers were on patrol when they heard gunshots in the area of Hanover and Johnson around 6:47 p.m. When officers arrived at the intersection, they found a victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The […] → Read More

Stall High School and MUSC to host vaccination clinic for students to receive first dose vaccine shots

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – R.B. Stall High School and the Medical University of South Carolina will be partnering to host a vaccine clinic to administer first dose vaccine shots to students. The clinic will be done at the school in North Charleston starting at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday for all students 16-years-old and older who want […] → Read More

Girl, 9, saves family from early morning house fire in Summerville

A 9-year-old girl is being hailed a hero after saving her family from an early morning house fire in Summerville. → Read More

Lowcountry woman hosts food distribution from North Charleston home

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — A lowcountry woman decided the day before Easter, was the perfect day to give back to her community. Rhonda Blake held a food distribution from her North Charleston home Saturday morning. With the help of donations, Blake gave away food to those in need. She had pallets of water, fresh fruit, […] → Read More

Lowcountry church hosts first COVID-19 testing site, amid recent spike in deaths

LADSON, S.C. — As the number of COVID-19 related deaths hit a record breaking number, one Lowcountry church plans to do it’s part to fight the virus. Wesley United Methodist Church on Ladson Road, hosted their first COVID-19 testing site Friday. The clinic started at 8 a.m. and will go on until 2 p.m. If […] → Read More

Harris Teeter, Charleston Co. vaccination clinic continues for participants in Phase 1A

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Harris Teeter pharmacists will continue to distribute COVID-19 vaccines for those eligible in Phase 1A. The City of Charleston and the Gaillard Center teamed up with Harris Teeter to host this vaccination clinic in the Lowcountry. With the winter weather causing shipping delays and cancellations in previous weeks, they will resume […] → Read More

THROUGH THE YEARS: King Street evolves, hopes to bring minority businesses back

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – King Street in downtown Charleston has changed tremendously over the past 30 years. Business is now booming as the city fills with new restaurants, retail stores, and even luxury hotels. But King Street did not always look that way. Ruth Jordan with the City of Charleston’s Office of Women and Minority […] → Read More