2001- Best Newscast, SC Associated Press, Broadcast Division (Bill Sharpe also named for this award)
2005- Consumer Spirit Award, South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs
2009- Outstanding Community Service, Moja Arts Festival
2010- Community Service Award, Charleston Trident Urban League
2010, 2011- Best News Anchor as voted by the fans of the Black Expo
2013- Inducted into the Williamsburg County School District Hall of Fame
2016 - Second Place RTDNAC Award in Health/Medicine Category
Let the story tell itself.
BA Journalism, University of South Carolina 1987
Place of birth:
Married to my high school friend, Gregory. We have two sons, Khristopher and Nicholas, a daughter Yakima, a grandson, Jaxson and a boxer named Belle.
Spending time with family, volunteer work, reading
Favorite books and movies:
Books: Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
Movies: Too numerous to name
Likes best about the Lowcountry:
My family and friends are close by, southern hospitality and great food.
Most interesting assignment:
Covered Oprah Winfrey and Prince Charles in Charleston following Hurricane Hugo.
Most interesting interview:
A story about a man whose face was torn off during a tree cutting accident. He almost died, but instead of worrying about his own life, he hid his face from his wife because he didn't want that to be her last vision of him. I was deeply moved by his love for his wife. Fortunately, doctors were able to reconstruct his face and his recovery went well.
2001 - Best Newscast, SC Associated Press, Broadcast Division (Bill Sharpe also named for this award)
2005 - Consumer Spirit Award, South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs
2009 - Outstanding Community Service, Moja Arts Festival
2010 - Community Service Award, Charleston Trident Urban League
2010, 2011 - Best News Anchor as voted by the fans of the Black Expo
2013 - Inducted into the Williamsburg County School District Hall of Fame
2016 - Second Place RTDNAC Award in Health/Medicine Category
"And then remember we didn't have any electricity so it was also very dark. So not only is the water coming in, but it's really dark so you can't see who's next to you, what's next to you at that point. So yeah, it was very scary."
We've got all the businesses going again, we didn't really lose many people. A couple of families said we think we'd rather live somewhere else, but all the local people that were here during Hugo got rebuilt and they're back here. And we're actually experiencing a little bit of a building boom.
So the flu shot is a dead virus or inactivated, so it's not live. So we're giving you dead viruses, so it's not possible for the flu shot to give you the flu. Health care professionals are urging people to get a flu shot now.
From downtown to beach towns, flooded streets and yards are a common sight. And a teacher at West Ashley High wants to seize this opportunity to use a real world issue to teach her students a lesson that extends beyond the walls of the classroom.
Micki Boulineau of Charleston Charter School for Math and Science needs something called Breakout Edu Kits for her ninth graders.The kits will encourage students to collaborate in solving problems. They will provide students with hands-on materials to make learning and exploring fun.
A recent payout on behalf of the Medical University of South Carolina involves a doctor who sued the University of South Carolina alleging that an inappropriate relationship between a fellow researcher and a supervisor led to harassment and emotional distress.
More restaurants and businesses that employ hourly workers are using a high tech approach to hiring. It's all to analyze applicants' personalities to determine who would make a good employee for a particular company.
Trident Medical paid a $20,000 from DHEC. The hospital says, "a positive outcome of the consent order is we were granted permission to increase the number of our inpatient behavioral health beds to 25 from 17."
A food and convenience store chain that plans to create 1200 jobs in our area is now open for business in the tricounty. Parker's Kitchen opened its first store June 29 in Moncks Corner. Parker's plans to open 40 stores in the tricounty over the next four years.
Some bouncing ballerinas at Oakbrook Middle School in North Charleston get to dance part of the school day away in dance class. Their teacher says they need balance boards to improve their technical skills.
In piano class, students work at their own pace, so it is necessary for them to have headphones so they can focus on their own work. Oakbrook Middle school piano teacher Kimberly Fludd says that's why she is requesting these items on the Donors Choose website.
Coach Travis Gladden of the Zucker Middle School girls basketball team says the balls they currently have are worn out with no bounce. He's asking for help to get top quality balls for the girls, who had a great season. He says sports helps students on and off the court.
Ms. Andrysczyk is an ELA teacher at Windsor Hill Arts Infused Elementary School. She wants copies of the novel, Letters from Rifka, for her students. She says that and a big colorful rug are helpful in engaging students.
Angie Balderson had worked in real estate, pharmaceutical sales and radio sales, and did very well for herself and the companies she represented. But she decided she wanted to start making money for herself.
Victor Colbert was a cook at heart, but worked other jobs to provide for his family until he made the decision to go into the food truck industry. He says now he gets to control his schedule, have time for family and make money. He shares the bumps in the road he encountered in running a food truck.
A teacher in the Williamsburg County School District is enthusiastic that a special Lego set would increase her high school students' exposure to STEM careers. But there's no money in the budget for this Lego robot system, so she's turning to the Donors choose website.
Michelle Moultrie Summers has built a successful event planning business. But after quitting her day job, she realized it was going to take more than creativity to run a successful company. She shares the ups and downs of getting started and three things she would have done differently.
Volleyball coach Lindsay Sauls wants basic workout gear and clothing to help her students get some exercise for a healthier lifestyle. All students can take advantage of her program, but she especially wants girls to take part and develop healthy habits.