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Holiday season kicks off with Christmas Tree lighting ceremony in Marion Square

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – It’s officially Christmas time in Charleston! On Thursday, crowds enjoyed the Marion Square Christmas Tree lighting ceremony. Three dazzling Christmas trees will now shine down on the park for the entirety of the holiday season, bringing normalcy back to the holidays for the first time since 2019. Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg […]
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North Charleston residents want to reconnect their neighborhood after 60 years apart

Union Heights was one of many neighborhoods impacted when I-26 was constructed in the 1960s. With that section of the interstate no longer in use, residents are working to reconnect their community. “That land becoming available means that where that scar was,” Gerard “Skip” Mikell, president of the Union Heights Neighborhood Council, said. “We can […]
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Local veterans react to Charleston VA Hospital’s five-star rating

CAHRLESTON, S.C. (WCBD)- The only hospital in South Carolina to receive five stars for patient satisfaction serves the Lowcountry’s veterans. The Ralph H Johnson VA Medical Center was awarded the honor by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Local veterans we spoke to say that they’ve always had positive experiences at the hospital. “I’ve […]

‘Sober or Slammer’ Campaign kicks-off across the Lowcountry ahead of the holidays

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) – South Carolina’s ‘Sober or Slammer’ campaign kicked off Thursday ahead of expected holiday season travel and parties. State and local law enforcement focusing on a goal of keeping impaired, distracted and aggressive drivers off the road. Aggressive, impaired and distracted drivers are all targets of state and local law enforcement […]

Recent Drought Update

Currently Charleston, Dorchester and Berkeley county, as well as the rest of South Carolina generally is sitting in a high pressure system. This means that dry air is sinking towards the surface in a clockwise direction. Because ideal conditions for precipitation include moist and rising air, rainfall is at a minimum in this region of […]

Restoration of Crab Bank Seabird Sanctuary completes

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) – Officials with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announce the completion of the Crab Bank Seabird Sanctuary. Representatives from both groups on November 6 toured the project along with contractor Norfolk Dredging Company. In mid-September Norfolk placed about 660,000 cubic […]

Deputies investigating bomb threat at Williamsburg County high school

GREELEYVILLE, S.C. (WCBD) – The Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) received a report on Thursday concerning a bomb threat at C.E. Murray High School. According to officials, the call was received around 8:51 a.m and prompted the response from multiple agencies including the Greeleyville Police Department, Williamsburg County Fire Department, Williamsburg County EMS, and the […]

Road closures announced for City of Charleston holiday parade

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD)- The City of Charleston has announced a series of road closures scheduled for Sunday during the annual holiday parade. The following road closures will be in effect during the event: Lockwood Boulevard between Montagu Street and Broad Street will be closed at 1:15 p.m. Broad Street between Lockwood Boulevard & Rutledge Avenue […]

Summerville PD collecting toys for children through Annual Christmas Outreach Program

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCBD) – The Summerville Police Department is working to provide Christmas presents to children in need this holiday season. Summerville Police Department’s (SPD) 7th Annual Christmas Outreach Program is working to provide gifts to students who live in the Town of Summerville or attend a Dorchester County School District 2 school. Families in […]

‘Carolina Lights’ drive-through holiday light show returns

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCBD)- The South Carolina State Fair is getting into the holiday spirit as they gear up for the third annual downtown drive-through holiday lights show ‘Carolina Lights.’ The drive-through experience will feature more than 100 LED light displays synced to holiday music along a mile-long stretch in Lexington Medical Center Fair Park at […]

Lowcountry Habitat for Humanity organizations team up to spread holiday cheer to families in need

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD)- Four Lowcountry Habitat for Humanity organizations are joining together in partnership with Lowe’s to build playhouses for children in need this Christmas. Close to 250 volunteers will gather on Saturday and work in teams to assemble and decorate playhouses that will then be given to children of Habitat homeowners and other families […]

Six displaced after house fire in North Charleston

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – On Wednesday night, North Charleston Fire crews and Dorchester County EMS responded to a fire at a home on Pleasant Ridge Drive. According to reports, fire crews arrived and saw heavy smoke coming from the roof of the home. Crews attacked the fire and shortly after, the roof collapsed due […]

Boil water advisory issued for customers in Dorchester County

DORCHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – A boil water advisory was issued Thursday in Dorchester County due to a water line break. According to Dorchester County officials, customers residing in Planters Knoll, Cumberland Way, Quail Hollow Court, Honeysuckle Lake Drive, Pleasant Ridge Drive are asked to vigorously boil water for at least one minute before drinking […]

Summerville Medical Center hosting community COVID-19 vaccination clinic for children 5 to 11 years old

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCBD) – The Summerville Medical Center will host multiple community COVID-19 vaccine clinics for children aged 5 – 11 years old. There will be three vaccination clinics for pediatrics on the following dates: Thursday, December 2nd from 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Saturday, December 4th from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December […]

Crews investigating overnight house fire on Folly Beach

FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (WCBD) – Fire crews are investigating the cause of an overnight house fire on Folly Beach. Officials say that the fire happened just after midnight early Thursday morning on East Huron Ave. near the post office on Folly Beach. Fire crews were able to extinguish the fire and have no reports of […]

Mostafa, Coastal Carolina upset South Carolina

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Essam Mostafa had 23 points and 13 rebounds and Coastal Carolina pulled away in the second half to upset South Carolina 80-56 on Wednesday night. It was Coastal Carolina’s first win against a Power Five opponent since beating Utah early in the 2019-20 season. The Chanticleers had a one-point halftime lead […]