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Hanna Powers


Charleston, SC, United States

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Past articles by Hanna:

Police say Ravenel Bridge rescue was a team effort

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Charleston officers who helped save the life of a man who was considering jumping off the Ravenel Bridge said it was a team effort in getting the man to safety and believe more help is needed to support those suffering from mental illnesses. It happened last Wednesday when Charleston officer Zachariah […] → Read More

South Carolina family suffers losses in Turkey earthquake

Search and rescue efforts continue in Turkey after two large-scale earthquakes hit the region, leaving many dead in its wake. → Read More

Jean’s Angels rolls out new mobile shower trailer for area homeless

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. WCBD) – A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Monday on a new mobile shower trailer designed to help the tri-county’s homeless population. Katrina Carpenter, who founded Jean’s Angels mobile shower trailer, said the idea behind the initiative was to try and meet the needs of our homeless population, specifically the lack of access […] → Read More

Iron Rose, Felix, Park & Grove preparing for Charleston Restaurant Week

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Charleston Restaurant Week kicks off Thursday and businesses across our area are excited for patrons to experience some of the Lowcountry’s best cuisine at a reduced price. Restaurant week happens twice a year on weeks that are typically slow for the service industry in order to give restaurants a boost. Local […] → Read More

CCSD students collect shoes for children in Liberia

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Charleston County School District (CCSD) students have collected hundreds of pairs of flip flops for children and families in Africa. The effort being spearheaded by former CCSD Board member, Dr. Helen Frazier, who frequently travels to Liberia for non-profit and humanitarian work. Dr. Frazier works closely with the “It Takes A […] → Read More

Lowcountry taking advantage of no-excuse early voting

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Monday marks the first full week of early voting across South Carolina, and voters in the Lowcountry seem to be taking advantage of expanded access to early voting. Across the Lowcountry, thousands of voters have cast their ballots since the option opened on October 24. According to the South Carolina Election […] → Read More

Man facing 40 years in deadly 2019 shooting of woman outside Citadel Mall

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – A man accused of killing a woman during a domestic-related incident outside Citadel Mall in February 2019 pleaded guilty during a hearing Tuesday. Cary Stephens is accused of shooting 23-year-old Deja Dantley in the parking lot of Citadel Mall. Dantley attempted to drive away but crashed her car in the process. […] → Read More

2022 Clear the Shelters shatters record for animal adoptions

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – News 2 wants to thank the Lowcountry for helping us make our 2022 Clear the Shelters initiative the most productive one on record. A total of 1,246 animals were adopted from Lowcountry animal shelters during the months of August as part of our campaign. To put that in perspective, last year […] → Read More

Charleston city leaders honor Doscher family

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – A family that has owned Lowcountry grocery stores for nearly 150 years is being celebrated by Charleston leaders. On Tuesday, Mayor John Tecklenburg proclaimed Aug. 16 as “Doscher’s Grocery Store Day” in the City of Charleston. A household name for more than a century, the first Doscher’s location opened in 1881 and […] → Read More

Affordable Housing: City celebrates completion of Bulls Creek apartments

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – A West Ashley apartment complex aimed at making affordable housing more accessible is now opening its doors. There were over 2,000 applications for the 62 units available at the Bulls Creek apartments, and the building is already fully leased. This was the first project completed using $20 million allotted for affordable […] → Read More

Local Red Cross volunteer helping in Kentucky flooding aftermath

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCBD) – A Lowcountry volunteer with the Red Cross is assisting in recovery efforts amid severe flooding in eastern Kentucky. Video provided by the Kentucky National Guard this week showed survivors being airlifted to safety amid rising water in the state. National Guard leaders said they’ve conducted more than a thousand rescues. Summerville’s […] → Read More

Inside Clemson’s Lowcountry vegetable lab

CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – Carrots, Peas, Cucumbers and Kale have a rich history on Savannah Highway. Driving from John’s Island to West Ashley, you may have noticed the large buildings and greenhouses on either side of US-17. They make up the USDA Vegetable Lab and Clemson University’s Coastal Research and Education Center, dating back […] → Read More

Is King Street any safer? A look at what has been done to curb violence in the Holy City

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Sweeping changes to King Street, including one-way traffic, prohibited street parking, and extra security at all times went into effect six months ago after a Count on 2 Investigation shed a light on some of the shocking crimes happening along Charleston’s most famous street. Lawson Roberts, a national event planner who […] → Read More

The race is on: Last-minute shoppers flock to local stores on Christmas Eve

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) – The race is on for last minute Christmas shoppers! Thousands of shoppers have been crowding Lowcountry stores on Thursday, and while many are looking for the perfect gift on Christmas Eve, stores are working hard to keep shoppers safe as they pack the shops. Stores are making sure lines are […] → Read More

Influenced: Social media translates to purchasing power in the age of Instagram

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The landscape of advertising is changing – taking the power away from the Fortune 500 advertising firms and thrusting it into a tiny device in the palm of our hands: cell phones. From fashion, to beauty, to music and movies, social media drives the sales of just about everything. Many of […] → Read More

RECAP: Senator Lindsey Graham and Jaime Harrison meet for final debate ahead of elections

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCBD) – We are just days away from Election Day, and Senator Lindsey Graham (R) and challenger Jaime Harrison (D), met Friday for their final debate in Columbia. This Senate race has been getting national attention as current Senator Lindsey Graham is a known ally to President Donald Trump, and Jaime Harrison has […] → Read More

CCSD adds district-wide e-learning days and launches new app

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The Charleston County School District (CCSD) made decisions Monday about board pay, e-learning, and new technology. CCSD finalized plans to give CCSD Board members a stipend of $800 per month, instead of the current $25 per meeting. Rev. Dr. Eric Mack, the Chair of the Board, says this change will go […] → Read More

Drive-by parades held at area hospitals to celebrate case management week

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCBD) – Lowcountry communities came together Friday to honor heroes at hospitals. The socially distanced festivities were at several locations, including Trident Medical Center and Summerville Medical Center. The parades, held in honor of national case management week, are all about recognizing the important work that case managers provide to patients and families, […] → Read More

CCSD students ask board candidates questions during online forum

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Tuesday night students hosted an online forum for Charleston County School District (CCSD) Board candidates. Current CCSD students served as moderators for the forums and led the discussion. While most CCSD students cannot yet vote for who serves on the school board, Tuesday they had the opportunity to ask questions to […] → Read More

Charleston leaders discuss racial equity and criminal justice reform

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Charleston City leaders say they’re one step closer to bridging the gap between law enforcement and the community. The Charleston Equality, Inclusion, and Racial Conciliation Committee met for nearly two hours Monday night, talking racial equity and criminal justice reform. The agenda for the meeting didn’t stray away from tough topics: “We […] → Read More