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Forrest Tucker


Charleston, SC, United States

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Recent articles by Forrest:

Charleston Harbor Deepening Project completed two years early

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD)- The Charleston Harbor is now 52 feet deep after the eighth project to dig to a greater depth in the harbor’s history. The project finished two years ahead of schedule on Monday as local and state officials met to celebrate. “When we targeted 52 feet we did that so we could host […] → Read More

City of Charleston, bar owners and Intellicheck unveil new ID scanner trial

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD)- Businesses and the City of Charleston are joining together to launch a pilot program to crackdown on underage drinking with the help of Intellicheck and Explore Charleston. The program costs 40,000 dollars, lasts six months and is a partnership with the ID scanner company Intellicheck. There are 31 spaces for participating businesses […] → Read More

Runners participate in annual Turkey Day Run before Thanksgiving dinner

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Thousands of turkey trotters are celebrating the Thanksgiving Day holiday after completing an annual run through downtown Charleston. More than 7,000 people packed into Marion Square for the turkey trot – including families dressed in turkey costumes who got their morning boost before the day’s big feast. “We like getting out […] → Read More

Turkeys given out to 1,200 people from across the Lowcountry

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Cars lined up at the CCSD District 4 Stadium as early as 11:00 a.m. on Monday for a Thanksgiving turkey giveaway organized by State Representative Wendell Gilliard (D-Charleston) and Healthy Blue South Carolina. “I just love how everyone is coming together as a community,” said Victoria Evans, a giveaway recipient. […] → Read More

Lowcountry Christmas tree vendors increasing prices

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Rising costs for fuel, irrigation and fertilizer are putting a strain on Christmas tree farms. Cardinal Farms has four locations to buy trees in the Lowcountry and says that they have had to charge more this year. “Anything that’s in the growing process has gotten more expensive. We have gone up […] → Read More

Nurses at Charleston’s VA Hospital are frustrated over staffing and pay issues

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD)- Nurses who work at the Ralph H Johnson VA Medical Center are speaking out on Veteran’s Day about issues with staffing and pay that they say is negatively impacting patient care. “We honestly feel like we are just nothing,” said one nurse who wanted to remain anonymous. “We have been working mandatory […] → Read More

McMaster and Cunningham make final campaign stops

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD)- Governor Henry McMaster and gubernatorial candidate Joe Cunningham rallied voters across South Carolina on Monday. Governor McMaster spent time in the Upstate and the Midlands while Cunningham spoke in Charleston. The governor started his speech by talking about pushing back against the policies coming from President Joe Biden and Democrats in Washington […] → Read More

Breaking down CCSD School Board races

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD)- Over 30 candidates are running for nine seats on the Charleston County School District School Board. There is a chance that all nine members are new to the board. This is the first election where candidates are coming from single-member districts. The candidates and their stances of what CCSD’s most pressing issues […] → Read More

Lowcountry sees record turnout for early voting

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Charleston County has a new record for early voting with 33,000 ballots cast before Tuesday morning. Numbers in Dorchester and Berkeley Counties are both at around 11,000 ballots cast each. The high numbers mean that election officials are going to be analyzing where less or more resources need to be on […] → Read More

Coastal Carolina Fair opens in Ladson

LADSON, S.C. (WCBD)- The annual Coastal Carolina Fair is underway at Exchange Park in Ladson. Most fairgoers have their eyes and stomachs on fair food for the first day. “They always have good food and it’s just a good time to spend with family. They have a little arts and crafts center where you can […] → Read More

Mt. Pleasant Waterworks planning to remove septic tanks from Shem Creek watershed

MT. PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD)- An approval for grant funding is all that stands in the way of 100 septic tanks being removed from the Shem Creek watershed. Mount Pleasant Waterworks has applied for the money and will know in January if they have been given it. “It’s a watershed approach that Mount Pleasant Waterworks is […] → Read More

Future of historic Charleston home uncertain

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD)- The house at 15 Radcliffe Street has stood since the early 1900s, but there is uncertainty surrounding what could happen to the vacant structure in the coming months. The home was built by Reverend Henry Bennett, a prominent African American preacher in Charleston, for his family and was rented out in the […] → Read More

Domestic Violence survivors share their stories to raise awareness of abuse

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD)- There were tears, laughter, silence and applause as four domestic violence survivors spoke about their pasts in abusive relationships and journeys of ongoing recovery on Thursday. My Sister’s House hosted the town hall style meeting where the survivors, who were all women, spoke to an audience at Charleston County Public Library […] → Read More

SCHP gives advice for drivers during Railroad Safety Week

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD)- Law enforcement and safety experts are giving out information that could save a life when drivers and pedestrians come across train tracks. In 2022, there have been 24 accidents involving trains in South Carolina with 12 injuries and four deaths. “Really these things shouldn’t happen. There’s no excuse for them to happen,” […] → Read More

The connection between Charleston and Great Britain’s royalty

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD)- Local historians are recalling the connections between Charleston and Great Britain as Queen Elizabeth II will have her funeral on September 19. “You cannot talk about Charleston history without bringing up the history of England,” said Dr. Eric Lager, the guide for Charleston History Walks. The entire colony of Carolina, which ran […] → Read More

Hispanic Heritage Month begins in Charleston

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD)- The growing Hispanic population in Charleston is getting to celebrate a second annual Hispanic Heritage Month in the city. “We are excited because when I came from California in 2002 it was a completely different situation in Charleston,” said Nilsy Rapalo, a member of Charleston’s Latinx Advisory Board and a former News […] → Read More

More small businesses are making Mount Pleasant home

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD)- 13 ribbon cuttings have welcomed new businesses to Mount Pleasant in 2022 with more on the way. “It’s a very happy place when you walk in here,” said Cynthia Lett, the co-owner of Beach Cowboy Fitness, which provides gym classes to people with special needs and homeschooled children. Lett’s business opened […] → Read More

SC Rep. Krystle Matthews says leaked audio was edited to make her look racist

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD)- South Carolina Representative Krystle Matthews (D-Ladson) says that the audio released by Project Veritas Action of her having a conversation with an undercover member of the group was edited to make her sound racist. “The statement that is being shared is a blatant mischaracterization of what I said in context,” said […] → Read More

Lowcountry poll workers needed for general election

CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD)- Election officials in Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties are hiring people to work at the polls on general election day in November. “We get applications in every day,” said Kizzie Scott, the Executive Director of Dorchester County Elections. Dorchester County has 155 of 240 workers hired while Charleston County needs several […] → Read More

CCSD Superintendent lays out new school year goals

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD)- During a visit to Pinehurst Elementary School on Wednesday, Charleston County School District (CCSD) Superintendent Don Kennedy spoke about three major goals for the 2022-2023 school year. “It’s very exciting. I left the house this morning a little after 6 a.m. I saw all these school busses on the road,” said […] → Read More