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Lowcountry banker convicted on fraud charges seeks new trial

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The former Lowcountry bank CEO who was convicted in November on six counts relating to financial fraud is asking for a new trial. Russell Laffitte, the former chief executive officer of Palmetto State Bank, was convicted on Nov. 22 on one count each of conspiracy to commit wire or bank fraud, bank fraud and aiding and abetting bank fraud, and wire fraud and aiding and abetting wire fraud; and three counts of misapplication of bank funds and aiding and abetting misapplication of bank funds. Prosecutors accused him of conspiring with accused former Lowcountry attorney Alex Murdaugh in the fraud cases.
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Bert and T’s Desserts wins $10,000 in local business pitch competition

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - It’s a sweet victory for a Lowcountry entrepreneur. Christina Miller, the owner of Bert and T’s Desserts, won the top prize of $10,000 in the Ready, Set, Pitch competition Saturday, sponsored by Lowcountry Local First. Bert and T’s, named for Miller’s grandmothers, is an...
Charleston City Paper

David White is also known as the Dropping Pin Guy

“We call him the Mayor,” people say. Of course, David White isn’t the actual mayor of Charleston but that’s the nickname that his friends and family lovingly refer to him as, said Tawana Tolbert, one of White’s “real friends.” White has a lot of friends. You might know him as the Dropping Pin guy. He’s a staple in the Charleston food and wine scene and if you know, you know.

Christmas parade to impact Mount Pleasant traffic Sunday

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD)- The Mount Pleasant Police Department has announced multiple road closures scheduled for Sunday during the town’s annual Christmas Light parade. Festivities kick off with a fireworks display, then dozens of lighted floats–along with community groups and marching bands– will parade down Coleman Boulevard on Dec. 11 at 5:30 p.m. The parade […]

EMS on scene of rollover crash on Charlie Hall Boulevard

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - First responders are on scene of a crash on Charlie Hall Boulevard Tuesday afternoon. Charleston police are responding to a crash listed as a rollover/entrapment outside the Live 5 studios. It is unknown if anyone was seriously hurt in the crash. We’ve reached out to law...

Frampton Construction wraps up work on four-building industrial campus

Charleston, S.C. - Frampton Construction Company, LLC, a full-service construction firm providing planning and design support, preconstruction, and construction services, has completed the construction of TradePark East industrial campus in North Charleston, S.C. Developed by Trinity Capital Advisors, the 837,000-square-foot park features four Class-A industrial buildings located on Weber Boulevard...

Nativity Scene Comes To Life

Sunrise Presbyterian Church presents the Live Nativity and Bethlehem Village on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 3222 Middle St. on Sullivan’s Island. Live Nativity performances on the half hour beginning at 5 p.m. with the holy family, real manger animals and choir. The Bethlehem Village is in the Fellowship Hall with crafts, coin stamping, bread making, and refreshments.

LENS Program Grows And Expands Its Reach

The Law Enforcement Neighborhood Support Program was born late in 2021 as a partnership between the Isle of Palms Exchange Club and the IOP Police Department – a way to help out public safety employees and other island residents who fall on hard times and also to recognize the good work being done by the local law enforcement community. A year or so later, the organization has expanded its universe, offering scholarships for students of all ages, planning a variety of safety programs, sponsoring events, establishing an endowment fund and setting a lofty goal of raising more than $100,000 at its annual banquet. LENS has grown significantly since it came into the world with donations of $500 or more from 20 founding members. “It happened quicker and with greater support than we expected,” said Ted Kinghorn, who serves on the LENS Selection Panel and also on the LENS Endowment Oversight Committee. “The big thing is that we’re nimble. We can make decisions quickly.” The LENS Program already has provided $8,000 in college scholarships, $4,000 each to two students, but Kinghorn said he expects the organization to be in a position to award $30,000 a year for those attending college and also for K-12 students who require special training – especially children who might have been left behind during the COVID-19 pandemic. He pointed out that local residents Rom and Renee Reddy, through the Reddy Family Foundation, have committed to contribute $15,000 annually for the next five years to the LENS Scholarship Fund. The LENS Program hopes to participate in another form of education as well. Kinghorn said the organization is planning to host a bicycle rodeo in April or May, probably at the Recreation Center.

Pony Rides with Santa – Saturday, December 10, 2022 (Moncks Corner)

You must either pre-book online at ☝🏽-OR- TEXT “Santa pony rides” to 843-567-1805 to secure your booking. Adults and children can ride. Charleston Daily is a concept in community. Its mission is to promote, assist, and celebrate in everything Charleston, South Carolina. By partnering with businesses, community leaders, volunteers and events, we are spreading the love that is Charleston. As this city continues to grow and prosper, we want to help spread the message to all about how wonderful this community is. Charleston is about the people, community, water, land, history, heritage and the true southern warmth it brings with each and every day.

New Parker’s Kitchen Opens in West Ashley Neighborhood in Charleston

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Parker’s – a nationally acclaimed convenience store company and food service leader – recently opened a new Parker’s Kitchen at 3570 Savannah Highway/Hwy. 17 in Charleston, S.C., deepening the company’s commitment to customers in the Charleston metro area. Strategically positioned in...

Middle school students take flight

Around 75 sixth-grade students from Allendale-Fairfax Middle School and Colleton County Middle School participated in USC Salkehatchie’s Take Flight! Aviation Camp. The camp is offered as part of USC Salkehatchie’s STEM program in partnership with Boeing South Carolina, the Hiram E. Mann Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen and Joint Base Charleston.

N. Charleston man accused of stabbing boyfriend during argument

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - A 52-year-old North Charleston man was arrested after authorities said an argument escalated to a stabbing. Roosevelt Poarch was charged with domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature, jail records show. The North Charleston Police Department said they responded just before 10 p.m. Saturday...