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Past articles by Taylor:

COVID-19 restrictions at public high school football stadiums

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Many of us were worried this day wouldn’t come, but it’s finally here— public high-school football is back in the Lowcountry. However, with the COVID-19 restrictions in place, the season may look a little different for fans. In the Charleston County School District, face masks will be required to watch the […] → Read More

MUSC teaming up with school districts to release Back2School playbook; Covid-19 in children increases

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD)— A big concern with children in the classroom is the risk your child contracts covid-19. One doctor at the Medical University of South Carolina shares about the possibility of more Covid-19 cases during the school year. Dr. Allison Eckard, Division Director of Infectious Diseases at MUSC, share that at the start of […] → Read More

City of Charleston looking for residents to weigh-in on comprehensive plan

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The City of Charleston plan is updated every ten years and this time the main focus is on flooding. The city’s planning director says the rising sea level must be considered when discussing growth. The comprehensive plan will guide the city’s decisions while taking into account things like housing, transportation, population, […] → Read More

Cadets begin in-person classes at The Citadel on Wednesday

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Wednesday marks the first day of classes for The Citadel. Several safety measures are being taken to limit population density on campus and reduce the risk of transmission. This year, The Citadel will have a hybrid class structure meaning that each class is divided into two groups who will rotate between […] → Read More

Registration deadline arrives for CCSD’s Virtual Academy

CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – The final day to register students for the Charleston County School District’s Virtual Academy has arrived. This is one of three options parents can utilize for the new school year. Those options include in-person instruction, virtual learning, and temporary remote instruction. Parents who do not register for virtual learning by […] → Read More

Deputies investigating armed robbery at Circle K gas station on Appian Way and Dorchester Rd.

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Authorities are currently investigating an armed robbery at a Circle K gas station on Appian Way and Dorchester Rd. According to authorities, they received a call from the store clerk at 4:15 a.m. The clerk stated that a younger black male came into the store and presented a gun asking […] → Read More

Charleston Fire Department responds to early morning house fire in Downtown Charleston

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The Charleston Fire Department responded to put out an early Thursday morning fire in Downtown Charleston. According to officials, firefighters responded to a reported structure fire on Sheppard St. just before 7:00 a.m. The home was reported as vacant and firefighters worked to gain control of the fire and extinguish before […] → Read More

Trident Medical Center in North Charleston celebrates 45 years of service

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – This year marks 45 years since the Trident Medical Center in North Charleston first opened their doors. Trident Medical Center opened their doors in 1975 with only 220 hospital beds at the time. Today, they have nearly doubled that number providing over 400 beds for patients. Thursday morning to begin […] → Read More

Federal eviction moratorium ends Friday; how you can find help to avoid eviction

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The federal eviction moratorium under the CARES Act is set to expire on Friday, impacting more than 12 million renters nationwide and thousands in the Lowcountry. There are resources available to those who are concerned about being evicted during the on-going pandemic. With the moratorium ending, landlords can give delinquent tenants […] → Read More

College of Charleston holding virtual town hall meeting to discuss upcoming semester

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The College of Charleston will host a virtual “town hall” meeting today to update students and families on changes they will see on campus this upcoming semester. The focus of the meeting is going to be mainly related to dining and residence halls on campus. The staff at the College of […] → Read More

Charleston County plans to accept nearly $58,000 grant to expand mental health and substance abuse services

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD)—Charleston County plans to accept a federal grant to expand mental health resources during the pandemic. The nearly $58,000 grant would help pay for operations at the Charleston Center. The center handles mental health and substance abuse treatment in Charleston County. The Charleston Center says they have seen an uptick in substance abuse, […] → Read More

Mount Pleasant residents band together to protect decades-old eagles’ nest from development

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCBD)— Some Mount Pleasant residents are concerned about 30-year-old active eagles’ nest on Founders Way. A developer is clearing land behind the nest to make way for senior living apartments. Nearly 300 members on a Facebook group called “Founders Way Eagles’ Nest” share fears of what the construction noise, lights, and cutting […] → Read More

Fire crews investigating reported explosion on Johns Island

JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. (WCBD)– The Saint Johns Fire District says they are investigating a reported explosion in the area of Plow Ground Road and River Rd. Shortly before 11 p.m. on Saturday night, the fire department posted to their Facebook page about the incident. According to the Saint Johns Fire District, “Police are investigating a […] → Read More

Inside MUSC’s drive-through specimen collection site for COVID-19 testing

WEST ASHLEY, S.C. (WCBD) – On average, 300 patients a day drive through the MUSC Health’s respiratory specimen collection site to get tested. Without ever having to leave the car, patients are first checked-in and then follow signs to the specimen collection tent. Healthcare workers, fully covered in hazmat suits, reach through the car window […] → Read More

Charleston County considers extending the State of Emergency; dispatch follows new 9-11 protocol

CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD)– Charleston County is considering extending the State of Emergency due to the pandemic. Council plans to talk about a potential extension during a meeting Thursday afternoon. The State of Emergency would be expanded for 20 days, if council votes in favor of an extension. It was only supposed to be in […] → Read More

City of Charleston is reviewing proposed renovations for Old Charleston Jail

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD)— Changes are on the way for the Old Charleston Jail on the Peninsula. The 19th Century jail was vacant for decades before being sold to Landmark Enterprises back in 2017. Today, a City of Charleston committee is reviewing the developers plan to add a parking lot and make other changes. City officials […] → Read More

Fire crews respond to a house fire in West Ashley on Saturday afternoon

WEST ASHLEY (WCBD)– Fire crews responded to a reported structure fire in West Ashley on Saturday Afternoon. The fire broke out at a home in the 2200 Block of Wood Avenue. The Saint Andrews Fire Department responded to the scene with auto aid assistance from the Charleston Fire Department. We are working to learn more […] → Read More

Man punches store clerk at Dollar General on James Island

JAMES ISLAND, S.C. (WCBD)- On Saturday afternoon, Charleston County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the Dollar General at 1238 Camp Road for an assault. According to the Public Information Officer for CCSO, Captain Roger Antonio, the call came in just after 3:30 p.m. Travis Jones got upset with a store clerk. He threw items at the […] → Read More

A guide to delicious meals and deals for Charleston Restaurant Week 2020

CHARLESTON S.C. (WCBD)- It’s an eleven day celebration of the best Lowcountry cuisine– Charleston Restaurant Week 2020 is happening now through Monday, January 19th. Nearly 100 restaurants are offering special dishes and prix fixe menus with prices that are typically lower than normal. Check out a restaurant participating in Charleston Restaurant Week in your neighborhood: […] → Read More

Federal government bans most e-cig flavors; Lowcountry doctor speaks out about the dangers of vaping

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Only regular tobacco and menthol-flavored e-cigarettes are now allowed. The White House announced a ban on flavored electronic cigarettes Thursday. The Trump Administration says it’s part of an effort to stop teenagers from vaping. Health and Human Services Secretary, Alex Azar, says, “The United States has never seen an epidemic of […] → Read More