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Past articles by Raymond:

Summerville residents concerned about a forthcoming homeless shelter

DORCHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – Some residents in the Summerville area are raising concerns about a homeless shelter that will soon be built near their homes. The property which could be home to the new shelter is located near the corner of Beverly Drive and Miles Jamison Road. While some are unhappy with the plan, […] → Read More

Boy, 8, finds cat after animal abuse video surfaces on social media; deputies searching for suspects

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – A ring doorbell video that surfaced on social media over the weekend showing two juveniles abusing a cat prompted an outcry from animal advocates and the community. The cat was found and taken to Pet Helpers, who is also offering a reward for information that leads to the arrest and […] → Read More

Goose Creek leaders working to improve Redbank Road area

GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (WCBD) – Goose Creek is working on a plan to improve the Redbank Road area by adding additional branding to attract more artists and pedestrians. “The city portion of Redbank Road is from 52 to around the Snake Road area,” said Alexis Kiser, Assistant to the City Administrator. Goose Creek City Council […] → Read More

Dozens of cats recovered from Berkeley County ‘cat sanctuary’ in large hoarding case, deputies say

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – Authorities in Berkeley County are calling it one of the largest cat hoarding cases they have ever handled – more than 50 cats, dead and alive, were discovered at a so-called cat sanctuary. Berkeley County Animal Control responded to a caller about two weeks ago who shared concerns about a […] → Read More

Some concerned with Ridgeville development plan

RIDGEVILLE, S.C. (WCBD) – Some living in Ridgeville are concerned about two proposed developments that they do not believe fit in with the rural character of the town. “I watched Summerville grow since 1968. It didn’t grow, it exploded without zoning, and now it’s sprawl,” said Barbara Richardson, who lives near the proposed development sites. […] → Read More

New 300-acre park in the works in Summerville area

DORCHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – Dorchester County is working to construct a new 300-acre park off Miles Jamison Road. It’s the next big step in growth for parks in the county. “Pine Trees Park is in my district, which is really nice, but I think the most exciting part about it is when the county […] → Read More

Man seeking warm place to stay as temps drop below freezing

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – With temperatures set to dip below freezing late Friday night, some people are looking for a warm place to sleep. Jamie Woodberry has lived in Berkeley County for a little more than 20 years. But the recent cold snap will have a big impact on his life. “I just don’t […] → Read More

Property scams targeting vacant lots in South Carolina

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The South Carolina Real Estate Commission is offering a warning to the public about a scam that involves fake buyers or sellers of vacant land. “The most alarming call that I received one day- there was a ‘for sale’ sign on our lot, on our land,” said one woman who […] → Read More

Dorchester County leaders propose single-member districts for school board

DORCHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – Proposed changes may impact how you elect Dorchester District 2 school board members. Chairmen from both the county Democratic and Republican parties joined together for a press conference in Summerville on Wednesday sharing their support for changing the Dorchester District 2 school board from at-large to single-member districts. “You have […] → Read More

Additional fire and rescue teams serving Dorchester County

DORCHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – Two new fire and rescue teams in Dorchester County are ready to respond to emergencies when they occur. Dorchester County Fire and Rescue Chief Tres Atkinson said they implemented a new squad program in December to supplement the EMS division in the county and help with medical response. Chief Atkinson […] → Read More

New Berkeley County EMS unit to provide additional help during emergencies

DANIEL ISLAND, S.C. (WCBD) – A new medical unit is patrolling Daniel Island designed to better respond to people experiencing a medical emergency. “We’ve recently added what we call a ‘QRV,’ or a Quick Response Vehicle,” explained Berkeley County EMS Chief Michael Shirey. The QRV includes everything you would find in an ambulance, including a […] → Read More

Man recalls near tragic summer on Lake Moultrie, warns of dangers

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – Two men who had been fishing on Lake Moultrie were pulled from the water Tuesday afternoon after they were found floating on Lake Moultrie. But accidents on that lake in Berkeley County are not too uncommon. One man recalled just how dangerous the water on Lake Moultrie can be. “It […] → Read More

Sangaree bridge helping kids safely walk to school

SANGAREE, S.C. (WCBD) – What used to be a dangerous intersection that was often difficult to get through, is now a roundabout that allows traffic to move through in either direction. To make things a little easier, a new bridge was constructed nearby to help children safely walk to and from two Sangaree schools each […] → Read More

All eyes are on Walterboro as the city prepares for the Alex Murdaugh murder trial

WALTERBORO, S.C. (WCBD) – News outlets from around the world are arriving in Walterboro – a small Colleton County community known as the Lowcountry’s front porch – ahead of a massive trial centered around a disbarred attorney and the killings of his wife and youngest son. From Dateline to HBO, the downfall of Alex Murdaugh […] → Read More

Hanahan fitness center seeking help from the community

HANAHAN, S.C. (WCBD) – The owner of a fitness training company in Hanahan that has been working with kids and adults for a few years is calling on the community to help keep his business open. Kendrick Robinson opened The Factory Sports and Fitness Training in Hanahan a year before the coronavirus pandemic hit the […] → Read More

Stratford High School’s band is setting records

GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (WCBD) – Stratford High School’s band is celebrating a milestone moment. 64 students from Stratford made the regions band, setting a record for the high school and the Berkeley County School District as a whole. “For the past three years, we’ve actually broken our own record at 51 students, and then 52 […] → Read More

Scammers are pretending to be Berkeley County officials. Here’s what to look for

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – Authorities in Berkeley County are warning people about a recent scam involving emails and texts that appear to be coming from someone who works for the county. The warning comes after someone attempted to scam Berkeley County Councilman Tommy Newell this week with a fake text message designed to look […] → Read More

Business is booming at local fireworks stands

LADSON, S.C. (WCBD) – Business is booming at firework stands across the tri-county as people prepare to celebrate the new year. Rodney Christensen founded Road Show Fireworks in 2017. The business now employs about 15 people during the fireworks season. They had four stands last year but have since grown to seven across the Lowcountry. […] → Read More

Folly Beach gearing up for annual Flip Flop Drop

FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (WCBD) – Folly Beach is gearing up to welcome in the new year with a flip flop drop and Bill Murray look-a-like polar plunge. The annual tradition of the flip flop drop has ushered in the new year at Folly Beach since 2011. A giant pair of sparkling flip flops will descend […] → Read More

Community helps man who dropped $1,700 on Berkeley Co. highway

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – Kyle Kons was driving his motorcycle to Walmart on Wednesday when he dropped an envelope containing $1,700 cash somewhere along Highway 52. The Naval Nuclear Training School student had just returned from North Carolina with the money he had leftover from purchasing a car. When he arrived at Walmart, he […] → Read More