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Snowden sewer project on hold amid complaints about Mount Pleasant annexation rules

MOUNT PLEASANT — A project to extend sewer lines to homes in Snowden has been postponed following an outpouring of complaints from the African-American settlement community about a requirement that property owners annex into the town.


19-year-old charged following armed robbery, shots fired incident

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) – A bond court hearing is expected Thursday for a man involved in a robbery that turned into a shootout with police in North Charleston. John Whitlock, 19, now faces four charges including two counts of armed robbery.


Car crashed into W. Ashley church early Thursday morning

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A car crashed into a church in West Ashley early Thursday morning. City of Charleston officers responded to the corner of Ashley River Road at Wappoo Road just before 1:20 a.m. and found a car had crashed into Graham A.M.E. church.


Mount Pleasant council has to determine balancing options

Mount Pleasant Town Council's annual retreat was held last month. A dominant topic of discussion was the town's Five-Year Financial Plan; to include revenue projections, anticipated expenditures, balancing options, a timeline and a recommended budget.


Man stole car belonging to Mount Pleasant woman found dead of gunshot wound, police say

Mount Pleasant police have charged a man with stealing a car belonging to a woman found dead of a gunshot wound in her home in the Old Village earlier this month. The Mount Pleasant Police Department's investigation into the shooting death of 60-year-old Ann Witherspoon raised questions about transp


North Charleston police name suspect in officer-involved shooting

North Charleston police officers opened fire on an armed suspect who they say robbed someone at gunpoint, committed a carjacking and crashed into another vehicle on city streets Wednesday afternoon.


DHEC investigating possible rabies exposure in Charleston County

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The state’s health department says one person near North Charleston who was caring for a stray cat may have been exposed to rabies. The potential exposure happened on or around Feb. 12 when the cat scratched the victim, according to a release from the Department of Health and


South Carolina mom outraged after kids told to pick cotton, sing slave song as "game"

ROCK HILL, S.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) - A South Carolina mother is outraged after her 10-year-old son, and his classmates, were told to pick cotton and sing a slave song with words like, "I like it when you don't talk back, make money for me," as part of a class field trip during Black History Month.


Patriot's Point offering a free symposium

Mount Pleasant, S.C. (WCBD)- Happening Today, a free black history month symposium on board the USS Yorktown!. Today marks the 35th symposium in this series titled, “Ordinary people doing extraordinary things”.


Town approves $50K match program for Housing for All Mount Pleasant

Many advocates for affordable housing in the East Cooper community spoke up during the public comments at February's Town of Mount Pleasant council meeting. Housing for All Mount Pleasant, a newly formed nonprofit is working to bring 'attainable housing' to the area. The nonprofit had proposed the t


Mt. Pleasant police seek information in hit-and-run crash that injured pedestrian

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - Mount Pleasant police are asking for the public’s help regarding a hit and run crash that injured a pedestrian on Toler Street. Police say, a unknown driver drove his vehicle into a pedestrian while he was attempting to have a conversation with him for speeding.


Son of Charleston church shooting victim Ethel Lance dies

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The family of a victim of the 2015 Charleston church shooting in South Carolina has suffered another loss. The Post and Courier reports that Gary Washington, the deaf son of Emanuel AME Church shooting victim Ethel Lance, died Monday.


Charleston County small-batch distillery expanding operations

A Charleston County distillery that makes small-batch bourbon and other spirits is expanding its operations with $4.2 million in equipment and a new facility, the company said Thursday.


Report: Hate groups on the rise in South Carolina

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A new report released Wednesday says the number of hate groups in the Palmetto state have grown in each of the past three years. The Southern Poverty Law Center released its “Year In Hate and Extremism” report on Wednesday, which detailed the rise.


Police Blotter - Man punches store sign after being towed for parking illegally

Several police officers responded to a cell phone retail store in Mount Pleasant for a verbal disturbance. The officers met with the victim who stated that he had his tow truck parked in preparation to tow a vehicle when another car parked behind the tow truck. The report said the suspect was drivin


Packages shipped to Lowcountry addresses may have contained drugs, documents reveal

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Packages sent to locations in Dorchester and Clarendon counties may have contained drugs, according to search warrant applications filed in federal court last month.


Former Berkeley Co. schools CFO who embezzled $1.2M to be sentenced Wednesday

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The former Chief Financial Officer of the Berkeley County School District is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday for embezzling more than $1.2 million from them.


Police searching for stolen church storage trailer

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCBD) – A trailer filled with $10,000 worth of a local church’s gear has been stolen. The pastor of Saint Andrews Church in Mount Pleasant says the items are needed for their Sunday worship service.


Vendue hires another downtown Charleston hotel's chef to replace Forrest Parker at Revival

Revival, the 8-month-old restaurant at The Vendue, will continue to emphasize “modern Southern cuisine” following the departure of its opening chef, a spokeswoman says. Simon Glenn will take over the position previously held by Forrest Parker, who was instrumental in the development of the signature


252-room hotel, one of city's largest, approved for Charleston School of Law site

A new full-service hotel is coming to Meeting Street. And according to the zoning board which voted to approve the project, there was nothing in the city's code to stop it. The 252-room hotel, which is set to be one of the largest on the peninsula, received unanimous approval from Charleston's Board