Olivia Parsons, WRBL News 3

Olivia Parsons

WRBL News 3

Greenville, SC, United States

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Past articles by Olivia:

Spartanburg couple saves dog tied to train tracks left to die; Animal Control looking for the person responsible

Spartanburg County Animal Control is working to find the person responsible after a couple said they found a dog tied to train tracks behind their home over the weekend. → Read More

Anxious about re-entering society as restrictions ease? Here’s how to take back control of your life

Some doctors in the upstate say they are seeing an uptick in patients dealing with anxiety when it comes to re-entering society amid the pandemic. → Read More

Health experts recommend to take extra precautions if planning to travel during the holiday season

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Health experts are strongly encouraging Americans to limit their holiday travel and gatherings this year. Despite the warnings, Triple A says nearly 85 million Americans are still headed to a destination for the holidays. How you travel to these destinations are what matter, there are pros and cons to each […] → Read More

Voters prepare for last day of absentee in-person voting ahead of Election Day

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Monday is the last day for voters in the Tricounty to cast their ballot absentee in-person ahead of Tuesday’s election. Charleston County will have all four satellite locations open to voters Monday, looking to cast their ballot absentee. Voters can still vote in-person absentee at the Charleston County Library on the […] → Read More

Dorchester Co. implementing new equipment and check in systems to ensure voter safety this election

DORCHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – Although voting does look a little bit different due to the global pandemic, there are some other changes taking place that you will notice if you have not voted since 2016 or 2018. Dorchester County has new equipment and a new check in system for voting this year. Todd Billman, […] → Read More

Absentee in-person locations opening up throughout Charleston County

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – More in-person absentee voting locations will come online today here in Charleston County as we are nearly two weeks away from the election. There are a total of four locations throughout Charleston County that voters will be able to choose from. Locations opened today will include: Downtown Library Seacoast Church in […] → Read More

Fatal hit and run early Monday morning in Summerville

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCBD) – Authorities are investigating a hit and run that happened early Monday morning in Summerville. Deputies in Dorchester County responded to the crash with injuries on Miles Jamison Road near Greenhurst Avenue. According to authorities, the call came in around 2:50 a.m. Officials placed markers on Miles Jamison Rd. as they processed […] → Read More

Charleston’s Equity, Inclusion, and Racial Conciliation Commission working to end institutionalized racism

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The City of Charleston is working to bring together the community in an effort to achieve racial equity. The Equity, Inclusion, and Racial Conciliation Commission is made up of seven subcommittees all working toward the same goal of eliminating institutionalized racism in the City of Charleston. The subcommittees include: Housing and […] → Read More

In-person absentee voting begins Monday across the Lowcountry

CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – In-person absentee voting begins on Monday in Charleston County. This is the first year the county will have four absentee voting locations open up prior to the election. The North Charleston Coliseum will open up to voters beginning Monday at 8:30 a.m. Hours will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5 […] → Read More

Bear Island Road Extension will open to drivers for the first time on Tuesday

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCBD) – The new Bear Island Road Extension will officially open to drivers in Summerville Tuesday morning. The extension, which connects North Main Street to North Maple Street is meant to ease congestion in the North Main Street Area. Known for the large shopping center, a route to Azalea Square,and the big Walmart, […] → Read More

What voting absentee means for people living in Charleston County

CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – South Carolina lawmakers return to the statehouse on Tuesday, as the general assembly has set aside two weeks for a special session. Major issues on the table include changes to the state budget, while the House is expected to take up the Senate’s proposed bill on no-excuse absentee voting. Right […] → Read More

In-person classes resume on Monday at the College of Charleston

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – College of Charleston students will return to campus on Monday for in-person and hybrid classes. Over the weekend, the college welcomed more than 2-thousand students back to campus for move-in. The process will continue on Monday for those who didn’t feel comfortable doing so over the weekend. As students head back […] → Read More

Dorchester District 2 to kick off the school year entirely online until COVID-19 cases trend downward

DORCHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – Dorchester District Two students will kick off the 2020-2021 school year entirely online through a school-based e-learning model. Students will still go about a normal schedule with breaks scheduled throughout the day. Certified DD2 teachers will instruct students through live and recorded lessons. Students will be expected to be present […] → Read More

Second Lady Karen Pence to participate in roundtable discussion on Veteran Suicide Prevention efforts

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Second lady Karen Pence will make her way to the Lowcountry on Wednesday to highlight suicide prevention efforts in Charleston. Acting Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs Pamela Powers will join Second Lady Pence in a tour and roundtable discussion. Per a press release, ‘the tour will consist of viewing the Hall […] → Read More

Mount Pleasant Town Council votes against extended mask mandate

UPDATE: Mount Pleasant Town Council voted against extending a mask mandate by a 5 to 4 vote on Tuesday. MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) – An emergency ordinance could require people living in the town of Mount Pleasant to wear face masks when entering businesses for the next 61 days. The previous emergency ordinance in place […] → Read More

CCSD student-athletes will head back to campus starting Monday in phases

CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – Some student-athletes will head back to campus Monday in the Charleston County School District. The district is bringing all seven fall sports back to campus in phases. Starting Monday, only girl’s golf, swimming, and girl’s tennis will physically be on campus for practice. Athletic Director for the Charleston County School […] → Read More

Charleston City Council to talk possible plans of remodeling CofC’s Simons Center of the Arts

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Some changes could be on the way for the Simons Center for the Arts at the College of Charleston. On Wednesday, City Council will review plans for approval that would demolish and remodel a part of the building and some of its surrounding areas. According to the city council’s agenda, the […] → Read More

Charleston Riverdogs summer baseball camp begins on Tuesday; several restrictions in place to keep campers healthy

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The Charleston Riverdogs Youth Summer Camp sessions begin on Tuesday. The sessions are extended this year as the Riverdogs’ season is on hold due to the pandemic. Several new restrictions and protocols are in place to make sure that campers can remain safe and healthy while learning about several different baseball […] → Read More

Graduation ceremonies happening throughout the Lowcountry on Monday, both in-person and online

TRI-COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – Graduation ceremonies are happening across the Lowcountry starting Monday. Dorchester District Two will be holding in-person graduations starting at 7 a.m. over at Summerville High School. Students at Fort Dorchester High School will graduate Tuesday morning, followed by Ashley Ridge’s ceremony happening Wednesday. District officials came up with several protocols to […] → Read More

Dorchester District Two holding in-person graduation for 2020 graduates

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Diplomas will be given out for this year’s Dorchester District 2 graduates Monday morning. The district came up with several guidelines to make it happen with social distancing and other guidelines in place due to the pandemic. Summerville High School will be first Monday morning. Fort Dorchester will be Tuesday. […] → Read More