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Past articles by Megan:

2 Lowcountry districts work to fill teacher shortages

The school year has begun, but two Lowcountry districts are still looking for teachers. The call is going out in Charleston and Dorchester Counties. “There don’t seem to be as many people choosing to go into the field of education, which is heartbreaking. So, there’s just not as many candidates to choose from," said Elena Furnari, Director of Personnel for Secondary, DD2. “So, I think there’s… → Read More

A look at the new ABC News 4 Traffic Tracker vehicle

The Toyota of Charleston Traffic Tracker is driven weekday mornings by Trooper Bob. It’s the only car of its kind in the Lowcountry. The WiFi equipped Traffic Tracker has all the bells and whistles. “This vehicle if outfitted with six cameras, four on the roof, and two inside the vehicle. This allows us to see over traffic," Trooper Bob says. "So, I start off talking to the viewers, then I flip… → Read More

Summerville neighbors in shock: Man drowns after lawnmower slides into lake

A Summerville neighborhood is still in shock after Summerville Police said a man drowned in a freak accident. He has been identified as Tomas Patishtan, 29. Summerville Police said Tomas Patishtan was cutting the grass near the pond when he and the lawnmow → Read More

Lowcountry teen's uplifting speech wins world competition

In just a matter of minutes, Caleb Smith,18, captivated the globe with his words. “It wasn’t really about just winning, it was just using it as a platform to let people hear what I had to say.”Smith's words extend beyond his years. “When I reflect on my r → Read More

Medians planned for stretch of Dorchester Road averaging 10 accident a month

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) says a stretch of Dorchester Road in Dorchester County has one of the worst crash rates in the state. SCDOT met with the community to discuss their plan to reduce the number of deadly accidents on Tue → Read More

Attempted murder suspect accused of injuring girlfriend, arrested after stand off

Colleton County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jermaine Silas White, 42, who they say barricaded himself inside a house on Cleveland Street in Walterboro for about 40 minutes Monday afternoon.He is being charged with attempted murder by Walterboro Police in con → Read More

Trucking association reports driver shortage in South Carolina and the Lowcountry

Trucking companies throughout the state of South Carolina are struggling to find drivers to transport their goods.According to the South Carolina Trucking Association, the Palmetto State is in need of 2,000-3,000 drivers. Hundreds are needed in the Lowcoun → Read More

Nearly 50-year-old Johns Island outreach group in danger of laying off staff

For nearly 50 years, the Rural Mission on Johns Island has been a backbone for many people living on the barrier islands.Everything from renovations and home building from the ground up, to painting and yard cleaning.This week, they were notified that thei → Read More

Community pleads to 'stop the violence' in North Charleston

Across North Charlestonthe plea for change could be heard loud and clear. The United Black Men of Charleston marched along Dorchester Road at West Surrey Drive.The message: Stop the violence.For Celestine Dixon, this plea was very personal. “My son got gu → Read More

Whether or not I-526 is extended, Johns Island traffic frustrates residents

“Coming home it can be almost an hour,” Kristen Cario said about her drive time home to Johns Island.“It’s like 45 minutes to an hour coming home from work,” resident Middy Joyce added.Mark Lentz has lived in the area for seven years. Each year, his commut → Read More

Remodels and relocations: Checking in on West Ashley's dining options

West Ashley revitalization is a big topic among city and county officials. Over the last few years, a number of businesses have decided to close up shop West of the Ashley.The latest is Yokoso Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar, which closed its West Ashle → Read More

CCSD teachers to get salary increases, SROs in every school in approved budget

In a 7-2 vote The Charleston County School Board members passed a $507.7 million budget for next school year.Reverend Chris Collins and Mike Miller voted no. Miller said he's concerned about the increase in taxes. If we're increasing taxes, what results ar → Read More

Traffic improvement options for Hwy 41 get mixed reactions at meeting

Highway 41 in Mount Pleasant is one of the few detours in the Lowcountry’s after the closing of the westbound lanes of 526. People who live and work in the area were able to learn more about the improvement projects on Wednesday night. The team with Charl → Read More

Emergency closing of bridge causes headaches for Lowcountry motorists

For miles and miles, drivers heading to and from Mt. Pleasant found themselves sitting in traffic Monday afternoon.Some motorists gave up.“A half an hour from that point to the bridge, our engines were overheating, we had to get off, a motorcyclist named → Read More

Parents met with the District 2 Constituent Board to discuss changes to school zones

Changes could be coming to school zones in Mount Pleasant. The District 2 Constituent Board met with parents at Laing Middle School to discuss the options. Parents had a chance to see all the proposals on the table and leave comments.Some parents said the → Read More

Dangers at nail salons? One Lowcountry woman says she contracted warts on hands, feet

A West Ashley woman is recovering after she said she contracted warts on her hands and feet from a Lowcountry nail salon.Tori Heaton didn’t want to reveal the name of the salon, but said, “I didn’t really think about what would make a certain salon cleaner → Read More

Charleston County considers ways to improve Hwy 41 traffic woes

The constant flow of cars on a two lane road known as Highway 41 is causing a headache for drivers like Mia Callum.“It’s crowded, she said.She lives in Jamestown, but comes to Mount Pleasant during the week for work. “You can’t even take shortcuts because → Read More

Mother of 3-year-old who accidentally shot and killed himself seeks answers

“My baby is gone.”As tears flowed, Arika Williams recounted the final moments with her 3-year-old son, Aiden.“He had a tear coming down his eye, I said, 'my baby was in pain, my baby cried.'” That's how Williams described her son lying on the hospital bed. → Read More

Activists host rally for man they say was falsely accused of teenager's disappearance

On Saturday, The National Action Network and The Justice League United will host a rally for Timothy Taylor. He’s the man investigators connected to Brittanee Drexel’s disappearance during spring break in Myrtle Beach in 2009. The rally will start at noon → Read More

CCSD employee on leave after 5-year-old gets unsupervised ride home with Lyft

The Charleston County School District said an employee has been placed on administrative leave after Charleston Police began investigating how a five-year-old boy was picked up by the wrong person from his after school care program in West Ashley.Who did y → Read More