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Brendan Clark


Mount Pleasant, SC, United States

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Past articles by Brendan:

Gov. McMaster remembers efforts to bring down the “Gentlemen Smugglers”

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – It was the early 1980s when then-president Ronald Reagan declared a “war on drugs.” One of his battles was fought in South Carolina. Known as the “gentlemen smugglers” because of their college educations and aversion to violence, members of a drug kingpin in South Carolina were accused of smuggling hundreds of […] → Read More

Everyday Hero: Alaina Nettles

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCBD) – It’s a family affair at Cane Bay High School and everyone watched as a milestone was surpassed on the basketball court. Varsity basketball player Alaina Nettles was all smiles as the senior passed the 1,000-point mark during the Cobras’ game against Timberland High School recently. Basketball is a way of life […] → Read More

Everyday Hero: Barbara Denton and Camp Rise Above

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Barbara Denton has made it her mission to help children with serious medical issues such as illnesses or disabilities. Through her nonprofit Camp Rise Above, she has succeeded in changing thousands of children’s lives. The program has been in the works for over a decade. Denton said the idea came to […] → Read More

This week’s Everyday Hero is Powder Puff Tough

HANAHAN, S.C. (WCBD) – It’s the second week of the high school football playoffs, but the championship has already been won… and this game means much more than just a trophy. Law enforcement at athletics events is usually there to keep the peace, but not on this night. No need to contain this excitement. Welcome […] → Read More

Everyday Hero: Dr. Gerald Wilson

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Dr. Gerald Wilson is a self-proclaimed “country boy.” He was born and raised in Hartsville, South Carolina and was the first one in his family to go to medical school. Ever since he was six years old, Wilson knew he wanted to be a doctor. Medical school is never easy, but […] → Read More

Everyday Hero: Joe Engel

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Joe Engel ran a dry cleaning business on King Street for years, joking that he was a CPA, specializing in Cleaning, Pressing, and Alterations. But behind his good sense of humor is a story of survival. Engel recently turned 95, an accomplishment he is thankful for every day. Engel is a […] → Read More

Everyday Hero: Rep. Wendell Gilliard and Project Cool Breeze

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – You don’t have to be the Lowcountry’s Chief Meteorologist Rob Fowler to know that Charleston gets HOT in the summer. Everyone needs a nice place to cool off, but air conditioning units can be expensive. One Lowcountry representative is working to bridge the gap. State Representative Wendell Gilliard founded Project Cool […] → Read More

Fighting drug overdoses in the Lowcountry

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The number of overdose deaths in the United States hit a record high in 2021, and the impacts are being felt here in the Lowcountry. One 2017 College of Charleston graduate lost five friends to overdoses. It inspired her to become a substance use disorder counselor. “That really just changed my […] → Read More

Everyday Hero: Charleston Water Mission

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Over two billion people around the world lack access to safe water. That’s roughly one third of the world’s population. After Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the number grew even higher. Charleston Water Mission is working to change that. “This situation is unlike anything we’ve ever done before. We don’t go into […] → Read More

Everyday Heroes: Tamika Obeng and Mazie Graham

GEORGETOWN, S.C. (WCBD) – A mother and daughter in Georgetown County were left living in their car, which didn’t even run, for four months last winter after the perfect storm of bad luck. Right after their husband and father died, both mother and daughter tested positive for COVID-19. Their options for generating income were severely […] → Read More

Everyday Hero: 71-year-old Summerville man has been mowing neighbor’s lawns for decades

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCBD) – As sure as the Azaleas bloom in the springtime, you will find 71-year-old Roy Wright pushing his lawnmower off Bryan Street in Summerville. Since Wright’s father built the house in 1971, he has been mowing his own yard, then heading over to mow his neighbors’ yards. He refuses to take anything […] → Read More

Keeping the Lowcountry shrimping industry afloat

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Americans love shrimp. Of the roughly 15 pounds of seafood consumed by the average American each year, just over four pounds are shrimp — and that number may be even higher for us shrimp fanatics here in the Lowcountry. Despite abundant local resources, over 90% of seafood is imported from other […] → Read More

Everyday Hero: Disaster Relief

It’s been over a month since Hurricane Dorian devastated parts of the Bahamas. The reality is relief and reconstruction will go on for years. News 2’s Brendan Clark introduces us to one woman who answered the call to help. Kristine Wager was at a Clemson football game when she got the call from a friend […] → Read More

Good Question: Is it still ok to take Zantac after the FDA warned it may contain a potentially dangerous impurity

Tonight’s question comes to us from Meredith, who uses the popular heartburn medication Zantac. She wonders if it’s still ok to take it after the Food and Drug Administration warned it may contain a potentially dangerous impurity. Dr. Richard Mills, Internal Medicine Physician with Roper St. Francis Physician Partners. Talking about the fact that the […] → Read More

Good Question: What is Charleston County doing to combat mosquito season?

If you think the Mosquitos are particularly bad right now, you are not wrong. A viewer in Mount Pleasant Stewart says he can’t go outside without getting attacked and wonders what actions Charleston County is taking to address and solve this problem. There are four seasons in the Lowcountry, summer, hurricane, allergy, and mosquito season. […] → Read More

Everyday Hero: Helping the Bahamas

While many in the Lowcountry saw some damage from Hurricane Dorian, it was nothing compared to the utter devastation suffered in the Bahamas. But as we always seem to do, people here came together to help those in need. News 2’s Brendan Clark talks about the several groups of people we call our Everyday Heroes. […] → Read More

GOOD QUESTION: How do I keep my A/C unit running properly during this heat wave?

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Record-setting heat has been smothering the Lowcountry over the past several days, and that means our air conditioners are working overtime to keep us cool. → Read More

Good Question: Who coined Charleston as "The Holy City"?

CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) – Have you ever wondered why Charleston is known as The Holy City? You’re not alone. In this week’s Good Question, Dustin asked: “When, how and who coined Charleston as ‘The Holy City’?” → Read More

GOOD QUESTION: How can you tell the difference between a sonic boom and earthquake?

CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) – Earlier this week, people who live in the Lowcountry were left wondering if an earthquake had hit as their home shook. It turns out, this time it was only a sonic boom. → Read More

Everyday Hero: Adam Gorlitsky

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) - December 30, 2005 is a day that changed Adam Gorlitsky's life forever. → Read More