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Three new restaurants serving Summerville customers in the former Sticky Fingers building

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCBD) – A former Sticky Fingers restaurant is finding new life in Summerville. The building on Main Street now offers three different new restaurants in one location. You’ll find Azul Mexican restaurant at the front of the building, Kairos Mediterranean is located at the back, and right between you’ll find a new local […] → Read More

SC troopers to increase patrols during busy Thanksgiving travel period

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – Law enforcement is working to ensure everyone travels safely this Thanksgiving holiday. Troopers with the South Carolina Highway Patrol said Thanksgiving week is one of the busier travel weeks as people head to visit friends and family. SC Highway Patrol will begin intense Thanksgiving traffic enforcement to make sure everyone […] → Read More

Community reacts to Berkeley County School Board shakeup

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – Residents in Berkeley County were surprised Tuesday night when the Berkeley County School District (BCSD) Board — made up of mostly newly-elected members — voted to fire Superintendent Deon Jackson and their in-house lawyer, Dr. Tiffany Richardson. Some board members said that they were caught off guard by the firings, […] → Read More

Newly elected Berkeley County School Board is set to discuss three new resolutions Tuesday night

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – Newly elected Berkeley County School Board members are not wasting any time when it comes to making changes. Three resolutions are on Tuesday night’s agenda – one would direct the finance staff to begin working on a potential tax cut following a recent passage of the one-cent sales tax for […] → Read More

Police searching for suspect in Boulder Bluff break-ins

GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (WCBD) – Authorities in Goose Creek are looking for one of two suspects involved in a string of break-ins that happened over the summer in the Boulder Bluff community. The Goose Creek Police Department said several homes and vehicles were broken into back in July. Brittany Sibbio, who moved to the area […] → Read More

Meet the candidates running for Berkeley County council

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – Voters in Berkeley County will have to decide between multiple candidates in county council races. Incumbent candidates are facing a challenger in both the District 4 and 8 races. Each tells News 2 they have their own unique vision of where Berkeley County needs to head in the future. Republican […] → Read More

Enhanced security measures coming to Williamsburg County schools

KINGSTREE, S.C. (WCBD) – New security measures are set to begin this week at schools across Williamsburg County. The Williamsburg County School District announced a plan to install new weapon detectors using the EVOLV system, which is essentially a step above a traditional metal detector. The technology will be installed at middle and high schools, […] → Read More

Summerville/Dorchester Chamber of Commerce hosts candidate forum

DORCHESTER, S.C. (WCBD) – Candidates vying to represent Dorchester County came together Tuesday night to make their pitches to voters as election season is underway. Over a dozen candidates running for either Dorchester County Council or the State House took questions from and spoke with voters for nearly two and a half hours. They clarified […] → Read More

Company donates thousands of smoke alarms to Charleston area fire departments

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – More than 2,000 smoke alarms were donated to fire departments across the Charleston metro on Tuesday afternoon. The smoke alarms, provided by ServiceMaster of Charleston, cost about $14,000. They were donated as part of the company’s annual initiative. “It’s actually something that comes normally out of their budget, but we […] → Read More

New urgent care facility coming to northern Dorchester County

ST. GEORGE, S.C. (WCBD) – Residents in northern Dorchester County will soon have another option when it comes to medical care. The county is planning to turn a building that used to be a women’s detention center will become an urgent care facility. “The healthcare that is provided up there is basically by sole practitioners […] → Read More

New thrift store turning second-hand goods into community support

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) – A new thrift store in Mount Pleasant is providing a little more than second-hand goods. The God’s Goods Thrift Store opened last month with the purpose to help raise money for other needs in the Lowcountry. “We are an all-volunteer staff. There are no paid individuals in the store,” said […] → Read More

Berkeley County to open 3 early voting locations this month

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – Are you registered to vote in the upcoming election this November? The clock is ticking. This is the last week to register in South Carolina. “If you’re doing it in person, the deadline is this Friday, October 7 – if you’re doing the process online or by email or by […] → Read More

“Uptown Carnes” could bring more business, entertainment to Goose Creek

GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (WCBD) – A $50 million investment could soon bring new businesses to an area of Goose Creek being referred to as the uptown development. Goose Creek Mayor Greg Habib said the development, which will be built on a property off Highway 17A in the Carnes Crossroads community, will be a huge opportunity […] → Read More

Coroner: Victim of Goose Creek Taco Bell shooting was a juvenile

GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (WCBD) – A juvenile has died following a Thursday night shooting at Taco Bell in Goose Creek. Berkeley County Chief Deputy Coroner Darnell Hartwell did not identify the victim due to his age. Hartwell did tell News 2 that the juvenile was a 17 year old male. Law enforcement responded to the […] → Read More

Parents raise concerns of safety at Philip Simmons High School

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – Parents are raising concerns about safety at Philip Simmons High School in Berkeley County. It comes after two students were arrested and charged for having three guns on campus last week. It was followed by what the district said were rumors regarding other safety matters on Monday. One parent reached […] → Read More

Goose Creek chapel to be transformed into art gallery

GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (WCBD) – A longtime Goose Creek wedding chapel is being transformed into an art gallery. Several people were concerned a part of Goose Creek’s history might soon be gone after the property was put on the market. The chapel, which has served as a wedding venue, has held services for nearly 40 […] → Read More

Summerville’s annual Sweet Tea Festival happening this weekend

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCBD) – Nearly 20,000 people are expected to be in Summerville this weekend for the annual Sweet Tea Festival. “I think it’s going to be beautiful weather this weekend,” said Meredith Williamson, who is planning to take her daughter to the festival. “Hopefully, it will be a big crowd and lots of fun […] → Read More

Neighbor remembers man found dead after Summerville house fire

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCBD) – A 67-year-old man was found dead following a house fire in the Twin Oaks subdivision on Tuesday. Summerville fire officials said the single-story home was “heavily involved with flames” when crews arrived just after 7:00 p.m. A neighbor said she was looking outside and noticed the fire burning at her friend’s […] → Read More

Goose Creek woman worried about construction near private graves

GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (WCBD) – Residents who live in the Boulder Bluff community are concerned about construction work they feel could threaten some gravesites. The work is taking place at the intersection of Amy Drive and Judy Drive in Goose Creek. Katheryn Brennan posted photos of the gravesites on Facebook after noticing construction in the […] → Read More

State Rep. Joe Daning reflects on years of service, set to retire

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – A longtime Berkeley County lawmaker is set to retire after years of service to the community. A private retirement party was held Tuesday for State Representative Joe Daning (R-Berkeley County) to celebrate his decades-long career in public service. Rep. Daning began serving as an elected official in Goose Creek during […] → Read More