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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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    • More evidence mounts in case of missing Gaboon Viper

      More evidence mounts in case of missing Gaboon Viper

      Friday, April 18 2014 7:00 PM EDT2014-04-18 23:00:58 GMT
      (WCBD) More evidence has surfaced that lead experts to believe that the Gaboon Viper is still on the loose in Harbor Pointe Apartments. What is now only pieces of the snake's skin was approximately 95% of the shed skin when it was found, only missing part of the head.
      (WCBD) More evidence has surfaced that lead experts to believe that the Gaboon Viper is still on the loose in Harbor Pointe Apartments. What is now only pieces of the snake's skin was approximately 95% of the shed skin when it was found, only missing part of the head.
    • 4/20: marijuana legalization advocates quiet in the Lowcountry

      4/20: marijuana legalization advocates quiet in the Lowcountry

      Sunday, April 20 2014 3:01 PM EDT2014-04-20 19:01:05 GMT
      April 20th is the day marijuana advocates have long used to promote the drug's legalization. At a smoke shop on Folly Road Sunday, no customers would discuss marijuana use, but admitted to waiting outside four hours before the store opened its doors so they could invest in deals on pipes. Meanwhile in Denver this weekend, business is booming. The state claims millions of dollars in revenue since pot was legalized and the once feared crime increase has not materialized. Vape pens are essentia...
      April 20th is the day marijuana advocates have long used to promote the drug's legalization. At a smoke shop on Folly Road Sunday, no customers would discuss marijuana use, but admitted to waiting outside four hours before the store opened its doors so they could invest in deals on pipes. Meanwhile in Denver this weekend, business is booming. The state claims millions of dollars in revenue since pot was legalized and the once feared crime increase has not materialized. Vape pens are essentia...
    • VIRAL VIDEO: Selfie Captures Man Getting Kicked By Train Engineer

      VIRAL VIDEO: Selfie Captures Man Getting Kicked By Train Engineer

      Wednesday, April 16 2014 2:46 PM EDT2014-04-16 18:46:32 GMT
      A video posted to YouTube showing a man getting kicked in the head by a person on a passing train has gone viral.
      A video posted to YouTube showing a man getting kicked in the head by a person on a passing train has gone viral.
    • Easter Sunday takes on an additional meaning for Mt. Pleasant church

      Easter Sunday takes on an additional meaning for Mt. Pleasant church

      Sunday, April 20 2014 11:26 PM EDT2014-04-21 03:26:23 GMT
      The Easter message of resurrection took on an additional meaning for Palmetto Presbyterian Church in Mt. Pleasant.Last year, on Good Friday, arsonists attempted to burn down the church.It was the second time in nearly a month.The doors leading into the church suffered the most damage.This Easter Sunday, however, those doors were given new life and a new role."I asked if I could take one of them and build a cross out of it," Derrick Russ said. Russ has been a member of the congregation for man...
      The Easter message of resurrection took on an additional meaning for Palmetto Presbyterian Church in Mt. Pleasant.Last year, on Good Friday, arsonists attempted to burn down the church.It was the second time in nearly a month.The doors leading into the church suffered the most damage.This Easter Sunday, however, those doors were given new life and a new role."I asked if I could take one of them and build a cross out of it," Derrick Russ said. Russ has been a member of the congregation for man...
    • 4/20: marijuana legalization advocates quiet in the Lowcountry

      4/20: marijuana legalization advocates quiet in the Lowcountry

      Sunday, April 20 2014 3:01 PM EDT2014-04-20 19:01:05 GMT
      April 20th is the day marijuana advocates have long used to promote the drug's legalization. At a smoke shop on Folly Road Sunday, no customers would discuss marijuana use, but admitted to waiting outside four hours before the store opened its doors so they could invest in deals on pipes. Meanwhile in Denver this weekend, business is booming. The state claims millions of dollars in revenue since pot was legalized and the once feared crime increase has not materialized. Vape pens are essentia...
      April 20th is the day marijuana advocates have long used to promote the drug's legalization. At a smoke shop on Folly Road Sunday, no customers would discuss marijuana use, but admitted to waiting outside four hours before the store opened its doors so they could invest in deals on pipes. Meanwhile in Denver this weekend, business is booming. The state claims millions of dollars in revenue since pot was legalized and the once feared crime increase has not materialized. Vape pens are essentia...
    • Beer bill aims to bring big brewers to South Carolina

      Beer bill aims to bring big brewers to South Carolina

      Sunday, April 20 2014 8:04 AM EDT2014-04-20 12:04:32 GMT
      A bill filed this week could be a game changer for South Carolina beer breweries. "It will increase production, right now they're limited to 2,000 barrels of beer a year. This would really raise the stakes to 500,000," Brook Bristow, attorney for the SC Beer Association said. Bristow wrote the bill that's called the "Stone Bill," intended to lure Stone Brewing to the Palmetto State. They're a west coast brewery looking to expand on the east coast. Opponents say this bill could hurt local busi...
      A bill filed this week could be a game changer for South Carolina beer breweries. "It will increase production, right now they're limited to 2,000 barrels of beer a year. This would really raise the stakes to 500,000," Brook Bristow, attorney for the SC Beer Association said. Bristow wrote the bill that's called the "Stone Bill," intended to lure Stone Brewing to the Palmetto State. They're a west coast brewery looking to expand on the east coast. Opponents say this bill could hurt local busi...
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