Professional Experience: While I was in school I spent two years working as a photojournalist at WSAZ, the NBC affiliate in Huntington/Charleston West Virginia. News Philosophy: Having the trust of the public is never something that should be taken lightly, being respectful is the biggest part of this job! Hometown: I’m proud to say I’m originally from the Carolinas, so it’s so nice to be working in a place I love! While I was born in Raleigh, my family lives in Hickory, NC now and that’s where I call home! Education: I attended Marshall University in Huntington West Virginia where I majored in broadcast journalism and minored in political science. Go Herd!! Hobbies & Interests: I love spending time with my family, doing absolutely anything outdoors, and looking for the best ice cream places in every city I go to! If I could plan a perfect day, it would easily include snorkeling and a raspberry cheesecake milkshake! Favorite Books and Movies: I used to read several books a week when I was younger, but now my favorite one is probably Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah. It’s so hard to pick a favorite movie...maybe Princess Diaries? I could watch it every day! Likes Best About the Lowcountry: The weather!! I’m not made for the cold or the snow, it’s the worst, so being able to hopefully ditch my heavy winter coat for the next few years is amazing! I like one big snow storm a year, but give me warm weather any day! Most interesting assignment: While I was working in WV, I did a story about a man who carves and displays 3,000 (and counting!) pumpkins on and around his house every October. The community comes to help volunteer when they can, but the owner of that house and former mayor of the small town does most of it himself. It was so cool to see 3,000 pumpkin designs lit up all in one place! I always love a feel-good story when I can find one.
Two months after eleven people were killed in the Pittsburgh Tree of Life Synagogue shooting, survivors of the tragedy sought peace and unity within the walls of Mother Emanuel AME Church. Members of the synagogue f visited the Mother Emanuel AME Church for Sunday service.
It’s been five years since Charleston County Sheriff’s Deputy Joe Matuskovic was shot and killed in the line of duty. On Saturday local law enforcement honored him in their own way by hosting and playing in a hockey game.
The Charleston District Army Corps of Engineers is trying to put Shem Creek boating business owners at ease on Friday after some of them, joined by Mount Pleasant’s mayor, expressed concerns about the Crab Bank Island restoration project.
Crab Bank Island is seeing heavy erosion, and the town of Mt. Pleasant is trying to fix that by using the dredge waste from the Charleston Harbor Deepening Project to build back up their bird-nesting island.
The South Carolina Department of Transportation says that the new year means new initiatives to fix the potholes lacing South Carolina roads. Over the next several weeks, SCDOT says they are doing a “Pothole Blitz,” so drivers will see workers all over the Lowcountry filling in those holes.
On Tuesday night, the Georgetown chapter of the NAACP went to the county council meeting to confront the council and councilmember James Austin Beard about his possible fraudulent activity when filing for office.
People from all over the Lowcountry did their part to help save the Morris Island Lighthouse on Sunday while having a little fun too. Bowens Island restaurant held the annual Save The Light Oyster Roast to help raise money for maintenance of the beloved structure.
The Mayor of Lincolnville says that an official marker has been needed for a while so that the history of the town is out for everyone to see. He says that it’s better late than never when it comes to this marker.
Deputies are still looking for the person who shot and killed a man in West Ashley early Thursday morning. The man, identified as Aubrey Zanders, was found by Charleston Police and then taken to MUSC where he later died from his injuries.
On Friday night, the Mt. Pleasant Police Department was out in full force with extra patrols and two checkpoints set up along the area to ensure that reckless or intoxicated drivers are not on the streets.
Folly Beach, Mount Pleasant, Sullivan’s Island, and Charleston have all decided to start their own initiatives to ban plastic bag use but now a local lawmaker is pushing to expand these efforts statewide.
A Lowcountry family says they are still in shock after filing a report with the North Charleston Police Department saying that thieves broke into their home and stole their most expensive Christmas gifts only three days before the big day.
This is the fourth year Dorchester County has sponsored families for Christmas. Fifteen families were chosen for various reasons, some of those families even having up to eight kids in one home due to different circumstances.