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Charleston, SC, United States

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Charleston deputies seek information in 10-year cold case

HOLLYWOOD, S.C. (WCBD)- The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) is working to solve the 2012 murder of Germel Grant and urges anyone with information to come forward. On Dec. 5, 2012, 35-year-old Grant was shot and killed at a home on Salters Hill Road in Hollywood. According to CCSO, deputies responded to a shooting around […] → Read More

North Charleston man sentenced to 10 years for child sex crimes

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD)- A North Charleston man will spend ten years behind bars for the sexual exploitation of a minor, the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office announced Monday. 23-year-old David Curtis White pleaded guilty to the charges and was sentenced to 120 months in prison to be followed by a lifetime of court-ordered supervision. […] → Read More

Orangeburg family pleads for safe return of missing 5-year-old

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (WCBD)- Authorities in Orangeburg County are continuing their search for a missing five-year-old, and now her family is pleading for the child’s safe return. “Aspen is a very, very beautiful young lady,” attorney Justin Bamberg said on behalf of the family at a press conference Monday. “If you had to think about everything […] → Read More

NCPD seized nearly four dozen illegally carried guns in November

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD)- The North Charleston Police Department (NCPD) on Friday announced the seizure of nearly four dozen guns last month as they work to curb gun violence in the area. According to NCPD, officers seized 46 illegally or unlawfully carried guns in the month of November. The seizures resulted in 42 arrests. NCPD […] → Read More

City of Charleston holiday parade to impact downtown traffic Sunday

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD)- The City of Charleston’s annual holiday parade is set to impact traffic downtown traffic on Sunday. The parade is scheduled to begin at 3:00 p.m. near Colonial Lake on Broad Street and end at Marion Square on Calhoun Street. The following road closures will be in effect for the event: The parade […] → Read More

Steel and metal manufacturer expanding operations in Charleston County

CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD)- A family-owned steel and metal manufacturer is expanding its operations in Charleston County, the company announced Friday. Metal Trades, Inc. specializes in steel and sheet metal manufacturing for the marine industry and plans to construct a new facility on its existing campus on Highway 165 in Megget. “Metal Trades, Inc. is […] → Read More

When to ship packages so they arrive by Christmas

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD)- You spent weeks picking out and wrapping the perfect gifts for your out-of-town loved ones only to find out they will not arrive in time for Christmas Day. While the U.S. has seen some relief in the supply chain, packages may still take a little longer than normal to get where they […] → Read More

Road closures announced ahead of North Charleston Christmas parade

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD)- The North Charleston Police Department has announced a series of road closures scheduled for Saturday during the city’s annual Christmas parade and festival. Various road closures will begin at 11:00 a.m. and last until 11:00 p.m. on Dec. 3. The following intersections will be impacted at some point during that timeframe: […] → Read More

Stolen pot-bellied pig found safe, man arrested

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD)- A stolen pot-bellied pig has been found safe and the North Charleston Police Department (NCPD) has arrested an individual accused of stealing her. William Arthur Panasiewicz, 30, was arrested Thursday and charged with second-degree burglary. According to NCPD, Panasiwicz, reportedly confessed to taking the animal after being found with the animal. […] → Read More

Man arrested for April burglary at James Island storage facility

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD)- A man has been arrested in connection with a burglary that occurred at a James Island storage facility in April. An officer was patrolling the Riverland Market shopping center on Folly Road on April 27 at around 11:40 p.m. when they observed a Uhaul backed into a parking space with the rear […] → Read More

Man arrested for April burglary at James Island storage facility

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD)- A man has been arrested in connection with a burglary that occurred at a James Island storage facility in April. An officer was patrolling the Riverland Market shopping center on Folly Road on April 27 at around 11:40 p.m. when they observed a Uhaul backed into a parking space with the rear […] → Read More

Nominations open for annual CARTA bike giveaway

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD)- The Charleston Area Regional Transporation Authority (CARTA) wants to give five Lowcountry residents the gift of transportation this holiday season. Nominations for CARTA’s annual holiday bike giveaway are open now through Dec. 12 at 11:59 p.m. Five people will be selected at random to win a refurbished bicycle from Second Chance […] → Read More

Industrial truck manufacturer expanding in Dorchester County

DORCHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD)- A world leader in industrial truck manufacturing is expanding operations in Dorchester County bringing hundreds of new jobs to the area. KION North America, headquartered in Summerville, plans to “reshore the manufacturing of core components including forklift masts” and add assembly lines for the installation of crane systems, automated weld systems, […] → Read More

NCPD: Man wanted for questioning regarding October shooting

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD)- The North Charleston Police Department (NCPD) is asking for the public’s help locating a man wanted for questioning in reference to a recent shooting. According to NCPD, 38-year-old Christopher Rivers may have information regarding a shooting that occurred in the 7800 block of Dorchester Road around 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 15. […] → Read More

Where to find your Christmas tree in the Lowcountry

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD)- Now that Thanksgiving is in the rearview mirror, many Lowcountry residents are starting to deck the halls for the Christmas season. In 2021, 75 percent of American households displayed a Christmas tree, according to the American Christmas Tree Association, and with higher prices and less variety expected this year, experts are encouraging […] → Read More

You could win $25 tickets to see Dear Evan Hansen in North Charleston

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD)- Don’t be left “Waving Through a Window” during this week’s performances of “Dear Evan Hansen.” The award-winning hit Broadway musical is taking center stage at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center through Sunday, Nov. 27. In advance of the shows, production has announced that it will host a digital lottery offering […] → Read More

Which grocery stores are open in Charleston on Thanksgiving?

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD)- It happens to everyone. You are in the middle of cooking Thanksgiving dinner and realize you are missing an ingredient or have completely forgotten an item. Before you grab your car keys and head to the nearest supermarket, you might want to know if it will be open when you get there: […] → Read More

Thanksgiving to impact trash pickup for some Charleston residents

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD)- Trash and garbage collection will be delayed one day for some Charleston residents this week due to Thanksgiving. The City of Charleston announced that pickup on James Island, West Ashley outside I-526, and Johns Island will take place on Friday, Nov. 25. Officials noted that collection on Johns Island may extend into […] → Read More

Where to watch the World Cup in Charleston

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD)- The 2022 FIFA World Cup is officially underway in Qatar, and restaurants and bars across the Lowcountry are hosting watch parties throughout the major sporting event. Team USA faces Wales, England, and Iran in the group stage. All three matches will be played at 2:00 p.m. eastern time. Here is a list […] → Read More

South Carolina gas prices drop ahead of Thanksgiving

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD)- There is good news for South Carolina drivers as they prepare to hit the road for Thanksgiving as gas prices have fallen statewide in the last week. The state gas price fell by 8.9 cents and South Carolinians can expect to pay $3.17 per gallon at the pump on average, based on […] → Read More