Charleston County, SC

Police investigating man found dead in N. Charleston mattress store

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The North Charleston Police Department is investigating a ‘potential shooting’ after a man was found dead inside a mattress store. Police responded to Mattress Deals on Rivers Ave. for a medical emergency just before 10 a.m. on Thursday. The Charleston County Coroner has...
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Police investigate homicide at North Charleston mattress store

NORTH CHARLESTON — A man was found dead in an apparent shooting the morning of May 26 inside a mattress store. North Charleston police officers were dispatched around 10:15 a.m. for a medical emergency at Mattress Deals at 5900 Rivers Ave., spokesman Harve Jacobs said. The man was found dead inside the store from a possible gunshot wound, though the Charleston County Coroner's Office is still investigating, Jacobs said.
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CCSO: Woman arrested for assault, ramming motorcycle during argument

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – A woman is facing multiple charges after an alleged assault and damage to another person’s property during a Wednesday altercation. Charleston County Sheriff’s deputies around 7:35 p.m. responded to a disturbance report at a West Ashley residence. Melissa McNamee, 37, was recorded on video arguing with an unnamed man who told […]

CCSD guidance counselor suspended for failing to report abuse

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The South Carolina State Board of Education has suspended a Charleston County School District (CCSD) guidance counselor for failing to report alleged sexual abuse of a student. According to the State Board, Dana Grow was a guidance counselor at Moultrie Middle School in 2020 when...

Coroner identifies victim found at North Charleston hotel

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The Charleston County Coroner’s Office has identified a 47-year-old man who was discovered at North Charleston hotel Monday afternoon. Koshun Hightower from the Charleston area died at approximately 1:30 p.m. Monday afternoon from a gunshot wound, Charleston County Coroner Bobbi Jo O’Neal said.

VIDEO: South Carolina Ports announces end of Carnival Cruise contract

VIDEO: Body found at Goose Creek school parking lot was shooting victim. VIDEO: Three people in custody following standoff at Summerville apartment complex. VIDEO: One dead, three transported to hospital in multi-vehicle crash in Berkeley Co. Updated: 5 hours ago. VIDEO: One dead, three transported to hospital in multi-vehicle crash...

Family of deputy-involved crash victims asking for answers

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The family of three women who were killed in a crash with a Charleston County Deputy spoke publicly for the first time since the Mother’s Day accident. On May 8, Stephania Dantzler and her daughters Shanice and Miranda Dantzler-Williams were headed south on Highway 17 when their vehicle was struck by […]

Charleston Co. woman concerned after 911 call wait times

CHARLESTON CO., S.C. (WCBD) – One Charleston County woman said she is concerned after having to wait when she called 911.   Mary Ann Carrillo said she dialed 911 twice on Tuesday because a suspicious man approached her husband at their North Charleston apartment, and they felt unsafe. According to Carrillo, the phone rang 15-20 […]

Quintin’s Close-Ups: Judge Tamara Curry

Quintin Washington of Quintin’s Close-Ups recently spoke with Judge Tamara Curry, who is running to be the next Charleston County Probate Court judge. You can see the interview below. After you watch, be sure to check out Washington’s other interviews here. –

Blacksmithing company expanding operations in Charleston County

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - A modern blacksmithing company is investing more than $2 million into an expansion in Charleston County. Robert Thomas Iron Design, LLC announced plans to invest $2.9 million over the next three years in a new facility located at 56 Hayter Street in North Charleston. The investment will create 45 new jobs.

Crews extinguish overnight fire at Krispy Kreme store in Charleston

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – An early morning fire was extinguished at a Krispy Kreme store in Charleston. Officials with the Charleston Fire Department said the Charleston County Dispatch Center received a call regarding a fire at the doughnut shop off Savannah Highway shortly after midnight Wednesday. Emergency crews arrived in less than four minutes and […]

Family of deputy-involved crash victims to speak publicly

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The family of three women killed in a Mother’s Day crash involving a Charleston County Deputy will speak publicly through a press conference on Wednesday. The family of Stephania Dantzler, Shanice Dantzler-Williams, and Miranda Dantzler-Williams will be speaking for the first time since the deadly crash. Joining them are activists including […]
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Three CCSD students receive $2,500 NMSC scholarships

Charleston County School District (CCSD) is proud to announce the following three students earned $2,500 National Merit Scholarships from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) in 2022: Academic Magnet High School’s Asher L. Wallen, Eli A. Bundy from Charleston County School of Arts (SOA) and Ryan L. Teachman of Wando High School.

Family of 3 women killed in deputy-involved crash speaking Wednesday

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — The family of Stephania Dantzler and Miranda and Shanice Dantzler-Williams will speak to the public for the first time since a deadly, deputy-involved crash left the three women dead. "Stand as One" will host a press conference with the family members outside of the...
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Area waterparks prepare for summer opening with modified schedules

Charleston County Parks – Splash Island in Mount Pleasant, Whirlin’ Waters in North Charleston and Splash Zone on James Island will be open May 28-29, as well as Memorial Day, May 30. Two of the parks have modified schedules this summer due to lifeguard shortages. Splash Island waterpark...

Deputy involved in deadly wreck still on paid administrative leave; family calling for transparency

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - It has been 17 days since three women, a mother and her two daughters, died in a collision with a Charleston County Sheriff’s Office deputy. At 11p.m. on Mother’s Day, 53-year-old Stephanie Dantzler, 28-year-old Shanice Dantzler-Williams, and 22-year-old Miranda Dantzler-Williams were on Highway 17 in Ravenel, when deputy Emily Pelletier hit their car while responding to a disabled vehicle in the area.