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South Carolina will get $5M back from Medal of Honor Museum Foundation
The Medal of Honor Museum Foundation is returning the $5 million it received from the State of South Carolina to build a museum at Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant. Last Friday, after the Patriots Point Development Authority voted to terminate its 99-year lease with the Medal of Honor Museum Foundat
Roads closed due to heavy rain, flooding in downtown Charleston
CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) – Morning commuters saw heavy traffic along I-26 and many downtown roadways as heavy rain brought flooding across the area. A flash flood warning was issued for Charleston County early Friday morning; a flash flood watch will remain in effect through Saturday. Click here for th
5 Mount Pleasant Area Open Houses To Stop By
MOUNT PLEASANT, SC — House shopping online can be a frustrating process. While listing photographs can help, they're no stand-in for the real thing. That's where open houses come in handy: No more guesswork involved!
Multiple Bomb Threats Reported in Charleston
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - Bomb threats have been sent to multiple locations in Charleston, according to the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office. Authorities are investigating several bomb threats that are being reported at government buildings, banks, libraries, and other businesses across the United Stat
Charleston area under flash flood warning as downpours move across tri-county
Charleston County is under a flash flood warning Friday morning as a wide band of heavy rainfall moves across the tri-county area. The warning, issued by the National Weather Service, is in effect until 11:30 a.m. It includes downtown Charleston, North Charleston, Mount Pleasant, North Charleston, I
Water found in gasoline at pumps in North Charleston stations
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) - The Department of Agriculture has ordered two gas stations to stop the sale of certain types of gasoline. One is the Circle K at the corner of Rivers Avenue and Otranto Road, the other is the Circle K at 8501 Dorchester Road.
Mount Pleasant Mayor addresses ban on Christmas inflatables
MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCBD) – Don’t worry, your Christmas inflatables are safe… for now. The Town of Mount Pleasant is not actively considering a ban on holiday inflatables, according to Mayor Will Haynie.
Charleston-area restaurant chain to pay workers $280K to settle wage suit
A Mexican restaurant operator with three locations in the Charleston region will pay nearly $280,000 in back pay and damages to 68 employees to settle a government investigation into wage and record-keeping violations, the U.S. Department of Labor said Thursday.
Charleston County School District teacher placed on leave reinstated at new school
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A Charleston County School District teacher who was placed on leave has been reinstated, this time moved to a different school. Stephan Whaley was placed on leave in September after personnel file documents show there was a pending investigation into allegations that have dem
Charleston Co. superintendent apologizes for district’s handling of Gethers case
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - For the first time since Live 5 News first aired an investigation into a Charleston County School District employee who was promoted despite accusations of having child porn on a district computer, the leader of Charleston County Schools sat down one-on-one with Investigative
Flash Flood and Severe Weather Risk in Eastern South Carolina Friday
Yet another strong storm system is approaching the Palmetto State. On a weekend, of course. But this one will bring all rain. And a lot of it. A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for the Pee Dee region of South Carolina through Saturday afternoon, where two to four inches of rain is expected in this
Ring in the New Year with a New Year's Eve Gold Party
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) -- Soon we will be ringing in 2019 and if you're looking for a fun way to celebrate head over to the New Year's Eve Gold Party put on by a local non-profit.
He lost a high-profile case while battling cancer, but famed Charleston attorney won't stop
Andy Savage rarely shies from the spotlight. He has handled more high-profile cases than any criminal defense attorney in Charleston. But after one of the biggest of his career ended with a 20-year prison sentence for the policeman who killed Walter Scott, he slipped out of the federal courthouse an
Police: Man charged with attempted murder after stabbing roommate during fight
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A man is facing an attempted murder charge after North Charleston police say he stabbed his roommate during a fight. Officers responded to the 5600 block of Read Street on Wednesday night shortly before 8 p.m., where the victim told officers he was stabbed by his roommate, 33
Charleston is expecting its 3rd consecutive weekend storm with more rain in the forecast
The third weekend storm in a row is expected to drop rain on the Charleston area and the state starting in the early hours of Friday — one more drenching in an already wet month and year.
Nanny files new lawsuit against Southern Charmer, Thomas Ravenel
CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) - Another lawsuit has been filed against former State Treasurer and reality TV star, Thomas Ravenel. The complaint, filed by his former nanny who's accused him of sexual assault earlier this year, is also suing the companies behind the reality show "Southern Charm".
Nine Charleston County schools placed on state intervention list
CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) – The State Department of Education released a list this week of schools requiring state intervention. Nine Charleston County schools – ranking among the worst performing schools in the state – made that list.
N. Charleston man sentenced to 5 years for federal gun and drug charge
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A North Charleston man has been sentenced to five years for posessing guns in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Judge Richard M. Gergel handed down the sentence to Tyrus Cornell Goodwater, 27, and also ordered three years of court-ordered supervision.
Mount Pleasant woman charged with filing a false police report
On Dec. 8, 2018, at approximately 3:34 p.m., officers from the Mount Pleasant Police Department responded to the Marsh View Trail at 1619 Rifle Range Road in reference to an alleged sexual assault. Officers uncovered inconsistencies in the victim’s story during the initial interview. During the cour
Holiday Decoration Drama Brewing in Mount Pleasant
MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WTAT-TV) – The Old Historic District Commission of Mount Pleasant met Monday to discuss holiday inflatables in the area. Ebbie Frampton has eleven holiday decorations outside of his home. He says that it brings joy to the children of the community. He also decorates for Thanksgiv