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Cait Przetak


Charleston, SC, United States

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Past articles by Cait:

Lowcountry Farms prepare for their first frost of the season

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) – Tuesday night will mark the first frost of the season for farmers and some tell News 2, they have been preparing for the temperatures to plummet for the past few days. Boone Hall said their main concerns are their tropical plants and ferns, but Helen Legare, one of the owners of Legare Farms said they started their […] → Read More

CCSD begins COVID-19 vaccinations for five to 11-year-olds, doctors debunk side effect myths

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – On Monday, the Charleston County School District (CCSD) began its process of vaccinating five to 11-year-old students against COVID-19. School officials held the first of ten clinics across the county in coordination with the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), and Fetter Health. […] → Read More

LGBTQ+ advocates oppose Gov. McMaster’s description of gender identity as ‘obscene’

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) – The State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) is investigating whether any state laws were broken after a book described by Governor Henry McMaster as ‘obscene’ and ‘pornographic was found in the library of a Fort Mill area public school. The book, Gender Queer: A Memoir, is getting praise from the LGBTQ+ […] → Read More

39 South Carolinians killed at the hands of their partners in 2021

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) is honoring the lives lost to Intimate Partner Violence across the state through 39 articles of clothing and victims’ stories hung up across their campus. Abby Steere-Williams, the Advocacy Program Coordinator at MUSC, and Karen Hughes a Forensic Nurse at MUSC began the display of clothing 6 […] → Read More

The CDC and DHEC release new guidelines for celebrating the holidays safely

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) released new guidelines for celebrating the holidays safely. Medical experts in the Lowcountry say the landscape for holidays has changed for 2021, thanks to vaccines. Dr. Valerie Scott, a Family Medicine Physician with Roper St. Francis Physician Partners said […] → Read More

4.3 million Americans quit their jobs in August, here’s where the Lowcountry stands

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – A record 4.3 million workers quit their jobs in August, that’s according to a new report from the U.S. Labor Department. Called the “great resignation” the national phenomenon of Americans quitting their jobs has now been seen in the Lowcountry. The United States Labor Secretary Marty Walsh told News 2 earlier this month, that the […] → Read More

Carnival’s Sunshine makes its way back to the Lowcountry for 2022

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Carnival Cruiseline has announced that its ship, Carnival Sunshine, will be back in the Charleston Harbor in 2022. Carnival voluntarily extended its pause in operations numerous times since its initial pause in March of 2020. In the calendar year 2019, representatives with the South Carolin Ports say there was a total […] → Read More

CCSD students sent home Wednesday for not following new mask enforcement policy

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Wednesday marked the Charleston County School District’s (CCSD) third day of mask enforcement. While warnings were given on Monday, on Tuesday students were separated from classes for virtual learning and on Wednesday students were sent home. Parents who were called to pick up their children held a protest shortly after at Laurel Hill Primary School. The four parents… → Read More

Where Lowcountry hospitals stand amid the national nursing shortage

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Lowcountry hospitals say they’ve been successful in fighting a nationwide Nurse shortage. Marissa Jamarik, the Vice President of Nursing with Roper St. Francis (RSFH) says they’ve hired over 90% of their initial goal in an effort to combat the ongoing nursing shortage. Jamarik says if you were to walk through the halls of RSFH “you […] → Read More

Liberty Hill Community kicks off Sesquicentennial Celebrations

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – A 150th anniversary is being held this weekend in a neighborhood that predates the City of North Charleston, known as Liberty Hill. The celebration began Friday at 5 p.m. and will go through Sunday night ending in a display of Fireworks led by North Charleston Police Chief Reggie Burgess, a product […] → Read More

Family of teen in intensive care at MUSC urges COVID-19 vaccinations

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Vaccine hesitancy for one family, nearly cost them their lives. On Thursday, a Father and Son that remain in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) are speaking out in hopes of inspiring other families to get vaccinated against COVID-19. What started out as a fever unable to […] → Read More

Special Commission on Equity, Inclusion and Racial Conciliation fails to become permanent in City of Charleston

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – On Tuesday night, the City Council for the City of Charleston voted to not move the Special Commission on Equity, Inclusion, and Racial Conciliation (SCEIRC) forward to become a permanent committee. The commission was created following the death of George Floyd. Harry Griffin, the Councilmember for District 10 said, “what we see in front […] → Read More

Attorney to 14 North Charleston first responders speaks out on lawsuit against city’s vaccine mandate

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – An attorney is speaking out on the lawsuit filed Monday on behalf of 14 City of North Charleston employees alleging that the city’s recently imposed COVID-19 vaccine mandate is unconstitutional. Tom Winslow, an Attorney at Goldfinch Winslow and counsel of some of the current 14 first responders suing the City of North Charleston for […] → Read More

Second half of summer outperforms pre-pandemic tourism numbers, says expert

CHARLESTON S.C. (WCBD) – Friday marks the official start of Labor Day Weekend and here in the Lowcountry, that means another influx of visitors. Tourism experts say despite the rise in cases from the delta variant, the reality is there haven’t been any noticeable negative impacts on the tourism industry. Daniel Guttentag, the Director of Tourism Analysis for the College of Charleston says… → Read More

Travel industry reports increase in bookings as CDC issues new guidelines for cruise ships, passengers

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new guidance for cruises. The agency now says anyone at risk for severe illness from COVID-19 should not go on a cruise even if they’re fully vaccinated. That group includes people with underlying medical conditions, pregnant women, recently pregnant women, and the […] → Read More

Fire Station 11 opens on Sofa Super Store Fire site, paying tribute to the Charleston 9

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – A fire station on the site of the furniture store where 9 firefighters died in a fire 14 years ago is finally open. The Charleston Fire Station 11 is nestled along Savannah Highway next to the Charleston 9 Memorial. The official opening of the bay doors for the firehouse is a […] → Read More

SCDOT and Charleston County present Alternative ‘G’ for Mark Clark Extension Project

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – After nearly 51 years, the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) staff members say they are confident the Mark Clark Expansion Project will come to fruition. On Thursday, the SCDOT Project Management team and Charleston County joined together to showcase their preferred plan and pathway during a special media presentation. […] → Read More

SC doctors petition to repeal Proviso banning mask mandates, legislators call for an emergency session

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD)- One thousand of South Carolina’s medical experts are calling for the reinstatement of mask mandates in public schools. In a petition, they’ve asked Governor Henry McMaster to repeal his proviso that bans the mandate. More than 200 of those signatures came from Lowcountry doctors who say masks in schools will not […] → Read More

Holy City Magic’s grand re-opening sold out, more shows to come

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – On July 15th, 2020, 49 ½ John Street closed their doors for what they thought could be for good. On Friday, 394 days later, their doors are back open and the magic has been brought back to the Holy City. For Holy City Magic, it was a case of now you see it and now […] → Read More

Back to school anxiety is increasing for children ahead of 2021-2022 year, doctors say

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – There are just over two weeks until the new school year begins and News 2 has heard your concerns over children feeling anxious about getting back in their classrooms. Family physicians say it’s beneficial to learn how best to speak to your children about their fears and learn and when it could be […] → Read More