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Charleston County plan to redevelop Naval Hospital site takes shape in North Charleston

Rivers and McMillan avenues, not far from the former Naval Base in North Charleston, was a thriving commercial hub decades ago, but in recent years the city and Charleston County have struggled to revive the area.


North Charleston school sex abuse case: A supervisor's loan, incomplete paper trail emerge

An incomplete paper trail and a supervisor's previously undisclosed loan to a now-deceased Charleston County School District employee accused of viewing child pornography and molesting students have added new details to a story that has drawn the outrage of parents and community leaders.


Pedestrian struck by dump truck, pronounced dead at the scene

CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) – One person has died after being hit by a dump truck in North Charleston. NCPD spokesperson, Spencer Pryor said officers responded to an auto vs. pedestrian collision at the intersection of Carner Avenue and Burton Lane just after 5:00 p.m. Thursday.


Crash near airport blocks multiple lanes of International Blvd.

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A vehicle accident has blocked traffic in both directions at Michaux Parkway and International Boulevard. The crash was reported shortly before 11 p.m.


At least 20% of North Charleston street lights are out at any given time

Each year, North Charleston pays South Carolina Electric & Gas almost $2 million in electric bills or in lease agreements to operate the city's 8,290 street lights. But at any given time, about a quarter of those — approximately 1,800 lights — are broken.


Coroner: Man found dead on North Charleston porch Dec. 31 died by homicide

The Charleston County Coroner's Office said on Thursday that a man found dead New Year's Eve on the porch of an Ashley Heights residence was the victim of a fatal shooting. Luis Lopez Bautista, 53, was identified as the deceased, and the coroner's office said that his death is being investigated as


Police asking for help to locate 16-year-old runaway believed to be in the Lowcountry

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — The Mt. Pleasant Police Department has shared the photo of Dawson Simpson, a 16-year-old runaway, believed to be in the Goose Creek or North Charleston area.


South Carolina Department of Corrections staffer arrested on forgery charges

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – A South Carolina Department of Corrections staffer was arrested by Richland County Sheriff’s Department on Monday for charges of forgery and false pretenses.


SC Aquarium offering free admission to gov. employees

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — South Carolina Aquarium is offering complimentary admission to furloughed federal government employees. Officials say government employees with a valid ID and their immediate families can get into the South Carolina Aquarium for free.


Charleston pastor arrested on suspicion of choking pregnant woman

A pastor of a downtown Charleston church was arrested Thursday and charged in connection with alleged domestic violence against a pregnant woman. Rashan Lamar Wilson, a 35-year-old resident of Kings Grant Lane in North Charleston, faces one count of domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature


Black Renters In The South Are Bearing The Brunt Of America’s Eviction Crisis

ATLANTA — On a brisk morning in mid-December, Valencia Hicks was running late to the Fulton County courthouse in hopes of avoiding eviction. The 43-year-old mother had been forced out of her home the year before, a process that had uprooted her family from their apartment in East Point, Georgia. At


SC retains ranking for lowest labor union membership rate

The Carolinas once again had the nation's lowest percentage of workers represented by organized labor, new figures show, even as a key labor union battle is playing out at Boeing Co.'s campus in North Charleston.


More than 400 people leaving South Carolina public housing

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — More than 400 people have been ordered to leave a public housing complex in South Carolina because of natural gas leaks. Columbia firefighters began checking for gas leaks after two men were found dead in separate apartments Thursday morning.


S.C. Aquarium launches 2019 after hours program starting Fri. Feb. 1

Who says aquariums are just for kids? The South Carolina Aquarium is continuing its After Hours Program — all-inclusive night events at the aquarium reserved for those 21 and up. Attendees can enjoy a night of wildlife with like-minded adults as they're treated to small plates from the Aquarium's Go


Downtown Charleston women's apparel shop closing

A large downtown Charleston retail space soon will sit empty. National women's apparel chain Talbots will close its 16,600-square-foot store at 261 King St. on Jan. 26, a store manager confirmed Friday.


Suspect crashes into another car while attempting to flee officers, injures other driver

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — The Charleston County Sheriff's Office arrested a suspect who crashed into another car while attempting to flee deputies, according to officials.


Pastor arrested for strangling, assaulting wife outside downtown church

CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) – A Charleston-area pastor has been arrested and charged after police say he strangled his wife to the point of unconsciousness earlier this week. The incident happened late Monday evening at Southside Impact Church on Beaufain Street.


Woman carjacked outside Charleston hospital

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) – Police are investigating a carjacking Friday evening that happened outside of Women’s and Children’s Hospital in the 800 block of Pennsylvania Avenue.


Weekend Roundup: From a comedy festival to Poe's 210th bday, all the fun you'll ever need

TGIF, folks. Let's stick to our resolutions to have more fun this year. Part of that fun, of course, means getting your funny on at the Charleston Comedy Festival. Read all about this weekend's shows in our extensive CCF coverage.


Police: Two arrested, caught red-handed spraying graffiti in Hanahan

HANAHAN, S.C. (WCIV) — Caught red handed!. That's how the Hananhan Police department describe the arrest of two people around 1 a.m. Friday, charged with spray-painting graffiti on a window of a business in Yeamans Hall Plaza.