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    Dorchester District 2 changes fire drill reporting procedure

    Following a News 2 Reality Check investigation into Lowcountry schools, and their compliance with a State Law requiring monthly fire drills, Dorchester District 2 is changing its procedure for reporting those drills. Following a News 2 Reality Check investigation into Lowcountry schools, and their compliance with a State Law requiring monthly fire drills, Dorchester District 2 is changing its procedure for reporting those drills.
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    Following a News 2 Reality Check investigation into Lowcountry schools, and their compliance with a State Law requiring monthly fire drills, Dorchester District 2 is changing its procedure for reporting More>>

    Dorchester District 2 schools not keeping up with fire drill requirements Video included

    Schools in the Lowcountry not keeping up with required monthly fire drills. Schools in the Lowcountry not keeping up with required monthly fire drills.
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    At some point in the first 10 days of this new school year, every public school in South Carolina is required to complete a fire drill. State law also requires one drill each month for the rest of the More>>

    Charleston County schools falling short on required fire drills Video included

    Despite South Carolina law requiring monthly fire drills, many Charleston County schools are falling short of the requirement. Despite South Carolina law requiring monthly fire drills, many Charleston County schools are falling short of the requirement.
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    State law requires all schools in South Carolina to do at least one fire drill each month that school is in session, including one in the first 10 days of school. Using the Freedom of Information Act, More>>

    What an unsafe windshield 'harvester' installation looks like Video included

    Windshield installation expert, Jeff Olive, shows News 2's Brad Franko what makes this windshield installation unsafe. Windshield installation expert, Jeff Olive, shows News 2's Brad Franko what makes this windshield installation unsafe.
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    With windshield harvesting a likely cause of South Carolinians paying more than the national average for car insurance, it didn't take long for an example of careless workmanship to show up following a More>>

    Windshield "harvesters" could put your life at risk Video included

    It is one of the most often used protective devices in your vehicle, and insurance, and windshield experts say your windshield is the target of possible insurance fraud. It is one of the most often used protective devices in your vehicle, and insurance, and windshield experts say your windshield is the target of possible insurance fraud.
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    It is one of the most often used protective devices in your vehicle, and insurance, and windshield experts say your windshield is the target of possible insurance fraud. "They come in, fly-by-night, replace More>>

    Reality Check: Eye in the Sky Video included

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    They have been on the front lines for our nation's military for years, and now the same technology is on its way to local law enforcement near you.Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) are on the fast track to More>>

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    • Search halted for missing Gaboon Viper

      Search halted for missing Gaboon Viper

      Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:08 PM EDT2014-04-22 23:08:20 GMT
      The missing viper could still be out there, but the search has been halted for safety concerns.
      The missing viper could still be out there, but the search has been halted for safety concerns.
    • Handler on possibly loose viper: "This is nothing to play with"

      Handler on possibly loose viper: "This is nothing to play with"

      Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:09 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:09:14 GMT
      This gaboon viper is about two feet smaller than the one that's possibly missing.This gaboon viper is about two feet smaller than the one that's possibly missing.
      The Town of Mt. Pleasant is on high alert.Just days after the Harbor Pointe apartment complex alerted its residents about a possible loose gaboon viper, experts are warning neighbors near the area to be careful.
      The Town of Mt. Pleasant is on high alert.Just days after the Harbor Pointe apartment complex alerted its residents about a possible loose gaboon viper, experts are warning neighbors near the area to be careful.
    • Horse accident has some calling for horse/carriage ban in downtown Charleston

      Horse accident has some calling for horse/carriage ban in downtown Charleston

      Thursday, April 24 2014 9:10 AM EDT2014-04-24 13:10:38 GMT
      The horse that bolted off with his carriage and crashed into the Charleston Market Tuesday afternoon has some people talking about banning horses/carriages downtown. Debbie Hall started a Facebook page after the recent incident in Savannah, when a horse there was spooked. She says these horse incidents prove carriages do not need to be in downtown Charleston. “You have to look at the other side of what’s being used ...
      The horse that bolted off with his carriage and crashed into the Charleston Market Tuesday afternoon has some people talking about banning horses/carriages downtown. Debbie Hall started a Facebook page after the recent incident in Savannah, when a horse there was spooked. She says these horse incidents prove carriages do not need to be in downtown Charleston. “You have to look at the other side of what’s being used ...
    • Police arrest man for cooking meth in Relax Inn hotel room

      Police arrest man for cooking meth in Relax Inn hotel room

      Thursday, April 24 2014 11:04 AM EDT2014-04-24 15:04:19 GMT
      At least one person is under arrest after a meth lab was uncovered in North Charleston.
      At least one person is under arrest after a meth lab was uncovered in North Charleston.
    • Sanders Clyde Elementary School teacher named CCSD Teacher of the Year finalist

      Sanders Clyde Elementary School teacher named CCSD Teacher of the Year finalist

      Thursday, April 24 2014 10:19 AM EDT2014-04-24 14:19:16 GMT
      Charleston County School District has announced it's top five finalists for district teacher of the year.  Charles Atkins teaches drama at Sanders-Clyde Elementary School.
      Charleston County School District has announced it's top five finalists for district teacher of the year.  Charles Atkins teaches drama at Sanders-Clyde Elementary School.
    • Food for thought: The Lowcountry Food Bank helped 220,000 people last year

      Food for thought: The Lowcountry Food Bank helped 220,000 people last year

      Thursday, April 24 2014 9:23 AM EDT2014-04-24 13:23:09 GMT
      The Lowcountry Food Bank is well known in the area for helping those who have fallen on hard times, but this time of year the effort could use a little extra help. The main hub of the Lowcountry Food Bank sits on Azalea Avenue in North Charleston and they are always accepting food donations. The spring and summer months are a little more challenging. LCFB serves 10 coastal counties across the area and offered assista...
      The Lowcountry Food Bank is well known in the area for helping those who have fallen on hard times, but this time of year the effort could use a little extra help. The main hub of the Lowcountry Food Bank sits on Azalea Avenue in North Charleston and they are always accepting food donations. The spring and summer months are a little more challenging. LCFB serves 10 coastal counties across the area and offered assista...
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