Melissa Rademaker, WBTV News

Melissa Rademaker


Charleston, SC, United States

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Recent articles by Melissa:

Parents bring concerns and questions to N. Charleston leaders after ballpark shooting

Parents still have questions, and many don’t want to go back to Pepper Hill Park after a shooting in the parking lot scared kids and parents alike. → Read More

Bodies of dogs found in food bags along South Carolina road

Authorities are investigating following a grisly discovery along a South Carolina road where the bodies of three dogs were found in dog food bags. → Read More

Berkeley county native comes home to celebrate 100th birthday, military service

Vester Owens was born in rural Cross, on April 9, 1922. A black man born in the segregated south, he worked as a plowman in the cotton fields until drafted into the United States Army in 1942. He left his home in Berkeley County to help storm the beaches of Normandy, France, on D-Day in 1944 during World War II. → Read More

South Carolina property owners will see flood insurance rates change

People in the Lowcountry are not strangers to flooding and the problems it causes. For those of you who own property in a flood zone, as of April 1st, your insurance rates are likely changing. → Read More

Ready-to-drink cocktails hit Mississippi shelves

Thanks to legislation passed last session, the cocktails can be sold under a beer license outside of liquor stores. → Read More

Hub City holds memorial 2 years after first COVID-19 case reported in Miss.

Mayor Toby Barker talked to the city officials and healthcare workers who gathered to remember the changes and challenges of the past two years. → Read More

MDHS hosts childhood resource and referral center in Hattiesburg

The center works with families and children to boost their emotional intelligence in pre-K development as we come out of the pandemic. → Read More

Lamar County fire training facility nearing completion

The state-of-the-art facility will keep Lamar County’s emergency responders well-trained with lots of simulation practice. → Read More

Mental Health Mobile Crisis Center sets up in Katie-John-Dabbs neighborhood after shooting

Pine Belt Mental Health Services have set up a mobile crisis unit in the neighborhood. → Read More

Telehealth program coming to K-12 schools

The $17 million grant will help offer resources during school hours through a school nurse’s office. → Read More

Laurel Housing Authority celebrates Black History Month

Speakers and singers stood up in front of the crowd and shared experiences and songs about their shared history. → Read More

Christian Services re-opens soup kitchen dining room for meals

After nearly two years, the organization welcomed people into its new and improved indoor dining room. → Read More

Residents are working to ‘Bring Back Brooklyn’

Clean-up days and events are coming to the community. → Read More

Pine Belt doctor reminds people to watch for macular degeneration during awareness month

The eye condition, common in people 50 and older, can cause loss of vision. → Read More

USM study shows investment in quality teaching leads to increased student retention

One in every four USM professors is ACUE certified. → Read More

Hattiesburg Clinic takes multi-disciplinary approach to chronic pain at interventional clinic

The interventional pain clinic houses doctors with different backgrounds who can work together to help a patient. → Read More

Lamar County Board considering medical marijuana opt-out

Governments have a 90-day window to opt-out of the program. → Read More

Hattiesburg and MDEQ investigating foul odor downtown

If you live or work in downtown Hattiesburg, you may have noticed a foul smell outside in the past few weeks. → Read More

‘Fieldhouse for the Homeless’ opens doors during freezing weather

Anyone is welcome to come to the shelters for as long as the weather is freezing. → Read More

Hattiesburg Fire Department on recruiting new class

The deadline to apply online is March 11. → Read More