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Sofia Arazoza


Charleston, SC, United States

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Past articles by Sofia:

Neighbor points finger to vacant home amid rodent infestation

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD)– Lakeecia Ross has lived in her Hilt Street home for more than 20 years. The North Charleston resident says that the vacant house next door has been a nuisance for 5 years. “Drug infestation, noise, it was very chaotic,” said Ross According to North Charleston spokesman Ryan Johnson, a resident was […] → Read More

Cat contracts herpes from rescued companion

Sarah Megrue was excited to adopt a cat from a local shelter as a companion for her cat Houdini. Megrue didn’t hesitate introducing Houdini to her new cat, Gandhi, assuming he had a clean bill of health. “I just always assumed that a vaccinated cat was a healthy cat,” she said. Less than week after […] → Read More

Potholes and Politics: Whose road is it anyway?

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (WCBD) – The drive down Walleye Road in the Francis Marion Forest is a bumpy one. Hugh Mitchum II is one of the 25 homeowners who use the dirt road daily to get to his home on Douglas Acres Lane. Mitchum says the road suffered severe damage in the floods of 2016 […] → Read More

Zombie Homes: A growing problem for the Charleston Fire Department

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Abandoned homes are a problem the City of Charleston has faced for decades. → Read More

City of Charleston committee to discuss downtown hit-and-run DUI

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The City of Charleston Public Safety Committee will discuss the Kacey Jay's sentencing in a meeting on Thursday. → Read More

Mount Pleasant is considering pick up safe zones for ride shares

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) – The Town of Mount Pleasant is considering creating pick-up safety zones for people using Uber and Lyft. → Read More

Controversy over the City of Charleston's plan not to repair an ice machine for shrimpers

CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) - Controversy over an ice machine is gaining traction on social media. It's a large-scale ice machine owned by the City of Charleston and used by commercial fishermen. → Read More

South Carolina ranked 10th most dangerous state for walking

CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA (WCBD)-- According to a Smart Growth America study, South Carolina is ranked the 10th most dangerous state in the U.S. when it comes to walking. → Read More

8 new charges filed against North Charleston church volunteer

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - DORCHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) - Officials with the North Charleston Police Department confirm they have filed 8 additional charges against Jacop Hazlett. The 28-year-old was previously charged with 1st degree criminal sexual conduct of a minor. → Read More

1 law enforcement officer killed, 6 others injured by gunman in Florence

FLORENCE, S.C. (WCBD)-- One law enforcement officer killed and six other law enforcement officers injured during shooting in Florence. → Read More

State Infrastructure Bank to discuss the future of I-526

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCBD)-- The State Infrastructure Bank will meet on Tuesday morning to discuss the status of the Mark Clark Expressway Project. → Read More

Power outages in Mount Pleasant impacting hundreds

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD)-- According SCE&G there are 464 people without power in Mount Pleasant. Estimated restoration for the outage is listed at 3:00 AM on Monday, December 18. The outage is affecting some residents in the Park West community. Neighbors started reporting the outages just before 10 p.m. Sunday evening. → Read More

Possible new options for Charleston County taxpayers

CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD)-- Charleston County passed the first reading of an advanced installment payment program for real property taxes Thursday night. It was the first of three reading necessary for the program to go into effect. Taxpayers who participate in the program would pre-pay, every other month, 5 equal installments of taxes beginning → Read More

Berkeley County officials to hold news conference about missing diver

The Berkeley County Rescue Squad is working to find a missing diver in the Cooper River near the Cypress Gardens Boat Landing → Read More

Crews recover body of missing girl in Stono River

JAMES ISLAND, S.C. (WCBD)-- Authorities have recovered the body of the 11-year-old girl who went missing in the Stono River on Sunday. According to Ryan Kunitzer, of the St. John's Fire District, the child was overcome by the current while swimming in the water. The search is taking place near the Limehouse Bridge on the → Read More

Mount Pleasant Waterworks responds to water quality concerns

MOUNT PLESANT, S.C. (WCBD)-- Mount Pleasant Waterworks has responded to water quality concerns posted on social media. In the press release they say the staff members have read the comments and are working to address the concerns. “We are aware of the concerns being posted on social media following the use of home water sampling → Read More

N. Charleston Mayor asks the community for help fighting violence

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD)-- North Charleston Mayor Kieth Summey posted a Youtube video asking the community for help fighting violence. "If you see something say something. We are not going to burn you, tell us. We are going to use some of these cases so that we can try to get guns off → Read More

Body of missing USC student found in Peru

(WJBF/WSPA) – The body of a missing man has been found in South America, according to a USC spokesperson. Credit: WJBF[/caption] 24-year-old Seth Thomas was a second-year medical student at the University of South Carolina. He was on a short-term medical mission in Peru where he was working with a → Read More

Harleyville 2-year-old reportedly drowns in family pool

Dorchester County officials say 2-year-old Greyson Singletary died as a result of drowning in a family pool. → Read More

Walk + Bike BCD presents regional master plan

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD)--Walk + Bike BCD presented their regional pedestrian and bicycle master plan Wednesday evening. "It is going to be a really important blueprint as we move forward working to be a more bike-able and walk-able friendly county," said Savanah Brennan with Charleston Moves. Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments has been working on the → Read More