The moments following the crash are often a blur when you're involved in a car accident. However, per South Carolina law, those on the scene must adhere to legal responsibilities and obligations.
First, try to stop your car and ensure it is positioned safely near the scene of the crash. Then, call 911 to report the accident. While most folks go into full-blown panic mode, you need to stay calm so you can process the situation. If you notice that there are injured people, give them "reasonable assistance." Per South Carolina Code of Laws, that could include transporting hurt people to a hospital or calling an ambulance for them.
If you're in a car crash, you need to be prepared to exchange contact information with other drivers at the accident scene. If the person who caused the collision is present, make sure to get their name, phone number, address, and insurance info. If witnesses are present, get their contact info, too, in case our team needs to obtain their account later.
Next, try to piece together how the car crash happened. This is an appropriate time to take photos of the cars, wreckage, and debris. Ask yourself if you think a vehicle failed to follow the rules of the road, like speeding or failing to stop at a stop sign.
Regardless of how minor your injuries may appear and who may be to blame for the accident, get legal advice from Theos Law Firm first before giving any recorded statements or refusing medical care.
Time and again, auto accident victims agree to early settlements provided by insurance companies because the offer seems like a lot. But what if you return to work after recovering from an accident, only for your pain to return?
With adjusters, lawyers, and investigators at their disposal, insurance agencies will do everything in their power to minimize the compensation you deserve. Don't let them pick on you or silence your voice. If you or a loved are victims of a negligent car or truck accident in South Carolina, contact Theos Law Firm today. We have the team, tools, and experience to fight back on your behalf, no matter how complicated your case may seem.
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HOLLYWOOD, S.C. (WCBD) – A mobile home that was left abandoned along Davison Road in Hollywood could be removed in the near future thanks to actions taken by the surrounding towns.Residents said the mobile home has become an eyesore; it’s been there for so long it now appears on Google Maps. But what you won’t see on Google Maps is that the trailer is still furnished....
HOLLYWOOD, S.C. (WCBD) – A mobile home that was left abandoned along Davison Road in Hollywood could be removed in the near future thanks to actions taken by the surrounding towns.
Residents said the mobile home has become an eyesore; it’s been there for so long it now appears on Google Maps. But what you won’t see on Google Maps is that the trailer is still furnished.
On Thursday, Ravenel Mayor Stephen Tumbleston said he is working with Hollywood Mayor Chardale Murray to create a timeline for a speedy demolition and removal of the trailer. Tumbleston said once the owner of the trailer signs an approval letter, the towns will work together to remove it.
“We’re waiting on that letter to come back executed with a signature, and then we’ve solicited bids and we will partner with Hollywood on getting it out. And just as soon as we get the document back from the owner, court cases and all that aside, we’ll get it cleaned up, we’ll get it moved out,” said Mayor Tumbleston.
News 2 spoke with the crew working to help remove the trailer, Berry Demolition. Once they are given the go-ahead, the process of removing the trailer will take 2 to 3 days. After the demolition crew surveyed the area, like many, they agree it must go.
“I mean its definitely got to go, needs demolishing that’s all. There’s probably no saving it and moving it again from now, so yeah it definitely has to be torn down and moved from here,” said one crew member.
Over in Hollywood, newly elected Mayor Murray is still getting settled into office, but said that won’t stop her from doing what she can to have the trailer removed from Davison Road.
“That feels good you know, to know that this trailer has been sitting out here almost two months. My word is my bond. I called the Mayor of Ravenel and when I called him he said ‘Hey we got to do whatever we can to do to make this happen’ and here it is,” said Mayor Murray.
Concerned resident, Jerry Gray, who first told News 2 about the trailer, says he’s happy to see progress being made.
“If you don’t have a plan, you don’t have a clue. Ideally, a plan is being formulated. That’s why I say I’m optimistic with a little dose of caution,” said Gray.
News 2 will continue following this story as the community awaits the removal.
HOLLYWOOD, S.C. (WCBD) – A couple from Hollywood, South Carolina will celebrate 75 years of marriage this year. The special couple, both aged 96, still love, laugh, and sing their way through a lifelong marriage.The price of gas was .23 a gallon 75 years ago. Jackie Robinson took to the field for the Brooklyn Dodgers, becoming the first African American to play in Major League Baseball – but Robinson was not the only one making moves.Leroy Morrison was working on a home run of his own and focused on a different diam...
HOLLYWOOD, S.C. (WCBD) – A couple from Hollywood, South Carolina will celebrate 75 years of marriage this year. The special couple, both aged 96, still love, laugh, and sing their way through a lifelong marriage.
The price of gas was .23 a gallon 75 years ago. Jackie Robinson took to the field for the Brooklyn Dodgers, becoming the first African American to play in Major League Baseball – but Robinson was not the only one making moves.
Leroy Morrison was working on a home run of his own and focused on a different diamond.
“We went to a wedding one day. A friend had a wedding across the street. I see a girl, and she was dressed so pretty. I said I’m going to carry one of those girls home tonight, two sisters. I said one of y’all gotta go home with me,” he recalled.
“I said this is the girl, I’m gonna marry,” said Mr. Morrison. A feat that took nine months, and the ball was clearly in Ms. Wilhelmina’s court.
“I tell her she’s the one. She looked at me and she said, I don’t love you,” he remembered.
“I used to didn’t like him because he wore suspenders hanging behind him, untidy on him. I just didn’t like him, he wasn’t sharp enough for me. I was sharp. I had a wide-rim hat. I was sharp. I knew I was sharp,” said Mrs. Morrison.
Love triumphed over fashion woes, and on June 12, 1947, Leroy Morrison and Wilhelmina Roach became husband and wife.
“Marriage license was $5.00,” said Mr. Morrison. “My wedding dress cost me $16. I got off of King Street,” added Mrs. Morrison.
Both are now 96 years old with ten children and a long lineage that follows.
The Morrisons say the secret to a happy marriage for them: is faith, forgiveness, compromise, patience, and protecting peace.
“The secret is it’s just like a rubber band. You take the rubber band, the more you stretch it, the more it gives. Don’t stretch it too much, and it stays together,” said Mr. Morrison.
“I always tell people take it, whatever stress comes on, you have to take it to make it, and that’s the only way you can make it,” said Mrs. Morrison. “I didn’t have all good days, but I took the bad days and the good days the same, give and take. He is forgiving, and I was forgiving with him also, that’s what kept us together.”
They also say good meals helped as well. “She’s a good cook. She cooked the meals and baked the pies,” said Mr. Morrison.
Mr. Morrison, a retired shoe repairman and barber, and Mrs. Morrison a stay-at-home mom remain inseparable. “Never spent one night away. If he goes outside, and I don’t see him for five or ten minutes, I’m looking for him,” Mrs. Morrison said.
The Morrisons are considered community champions because they dedicated their lives to helping others, and often hosted neighborhood events to feed their Hollywood community.
Both now have health challenges and have 24-hour care from family members, but they continue to give back in whatever way they can.
Their message to young couples starting out: “I would tell them; every day is not going to be Sunday. Every day is not going to be good. Some days will be bad, but I think most of my days are good days, and go to church treat everybody right, all those people who treat you wrong, love them anyhow,” said Mr. Morrison.
After 75 years of marriage, Mrs. Morrison still sings her song of love for her groom mixed with a kiss, but with notes that render a cautionary tale.
“I love you, Roy. You better not let me catch you walking down lover’s lane with anyone else but me, because I love you. I love you. I love you, Roy,” she sang.
The family held a big celebration to mark the three-quarters of a century milestone in August.
Together, they have ten children, twenty-four grandchildren, sixty-five great-grands, twelve great great grands, and five bonus adopted children.
Happy 75th Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Morrison!
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - This week on Awareness, Billie Jean Shaw visited the beautiful and historic campus of South Carolina State University ahead of the inaugural entertainment masterclass taught by actor and singer Jason Weaver.Weaver has an ongoing successful career rising to fame at an early age. He starred in Disney’s hit sitcom, “Smart Guy,” was the singing voice of young Simba in the original “Lion King” film and he played young Michael Jackson in “The Jacksons An American Dream,” serie...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - This week on Awareness, Billie Jean Shaw visited the beautiful and historic campus of South Carolina State University ahead of the inaugural entertainment masterclass taught by actor and singer Jason Weaver.
Weaver has an ongoing successful career rising to fame at an early age. He starred in Disney’s hit sitcom, “Smart Guy,” was the singing voice of young Simba in the original “Lion King” film and he played young Michael Jackson in “The Jacksons An American Dream,” series. As an adult, he’s starred in the movies, “ATL,” “Drumline,” and currently “The Chi.” Weaver is bringing his decades of experience from Hollywood to South Carolina State University to spearhead the university’s first entertainment masterclass, a plan he says has been in the works since January with SC State’s Board of Trustee member Dr. Macie P. Smith.
In this segment, Jason Weaver explains to Billie Jean Shaw how he entered the world of Hollywood and maintained a successful career. Weaver also talks about mega pop star Michael Jackson choosing him to play the young Michael Jackson in the “The Jackson An American Dream,” series and the surprising, yet odd way he met Michael Jackson on set. He also discusses how the role as young Michael Jackson led to call from another mega star, Elton John, who hand picked him to play young Simba in “Lion King.”
Jason Weaver shares even more candid moments from his ongoing career in Hollywood including how he’s been able to maintain his career unproblematically and his advice to future entertainers.
Jason Weaver explains how and why he wanted to teach an entertainment masterclass at South Carolina State University, the lessons students will walk away from the class with and if the title of professor is in his future. Brown also brought along other Hollywood heavy hitters to join in on the class, his attorney, actress and film producer Lena Waithe and actor, writer and producer Orlando Jones who also makes an appearance in this segment.
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With the closing credits rolling to Hollywood’s biggest labor fight in decades, production work on South Carolina film projects are expected to resume soon.The long-awaited resolution was reached overnight on Nov. 8, nearly four months after film and television actors went on strike.The proposed three-year contract still must be approved by the board of the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and its members in the coming days.But union leadership declared in a written statement ...
With the closing credits rolling to Hollywood’s biggest labor fight in decades, production work on South Carolina film projects are expected to resume soon.
The long-awaited resolution was reached overnight on Nov. 8, nearly four months after film and television actors went on strike.
The proposed three-year contract still must be approved by the board of the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and its members in the coming days.
But union leadership declared in a written statement that the strike ended shortly after midnight Thursday. It put the value of the new contact at more than $1 billion.
“Outer Banks” co-creator and Executive Producer Jonas Pate told The Post and Courier that work will be “starting up immediately” but declined to elaborate. Filming for the series, which began in May, was initially expected to wrap at the end of this year in preparation for an early 2024 release. It’s unclear how the 118-day walkout will affect the schedule.
The S.C. Film Office said it expects that the show will resume filming in South Carolina in December.
Linda Lee, president of the Carolina Film Alliance board of directors, said Thursday that the pending labor deal “hopefully means we’ll be back to work soon.” She said that while many fully backed the strike, the last few months have been financially difficult for most workers in the industry.
“Everyone is just waiting to see what happens,” Lee said.
She also cautioned that the holidays could cause further delays in ramping production back up on a number of projects.
Matt Storm, director of the S.C. Film Commission, said numerous projects around the Palmetto State were affected, from small independent films to high-profile productions
“Since most productions were paused, it’s hard to know at this point how much that has shifted their timelines,” he said.
During the strike, Storm said, the commission, which is part of the S.C. Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, held workshops and training in the Upstate to prepare more local residents for employment once projects resume.
A rebranded downtown Charleston hotel unveiled its new name and look this month after wrapping up a $4 million renovation.
The Enclave at The Vendue near Waterfront Park is one of two lodgings that locally based Avocet Hospitality operates on either side of Vendue Range and markets as distinct experiences, a la: “If The Vendue is the art gallery, The Enclave is the artist’s retreat.”
The renovation centered around the 39 guest rooms and common areas over the summer. The property remained open during construction.
“Vendue is bold, loud and vibrant with the energy of the rooftop bar, while The Enclave is quieter — almost club-like,” Avocet owner Jon Weitz said. “The Enclave is intended for those guests who wish to be inspired by contemporary art in a more private and bespoke setting.”
Earlier this year, The Vendue at 19 Vendue Range moved away from the traditional front desk model and moved to curbside greetings. Staff were trained in improv through local theater company Theatre 99 to help build stronger connections with guests upon check-in and throughout their stay.
The Enclave, which is at 26 Vendue Range, officially took on it new name in August. It provides exclusive access to the sibling property’s artist-in-residence studio, a range of personalized services.
The Charleston Place has dedicated a part of its Thoroughbred Club in honor of a local artist and frequent guest.
The Jonathan Green Lounge is right off the lobby in the city’s largest hotel. Green is a prominent Gullah artist who’s spent the last four-decades creating works that embrace aspects of American and African American Southern cultures, history and traditions.
He grew up in the rural coastal community of Gardens Corner near Beaufort. And his art is known for capturing the art of everyday life, like a woman hanging out laundry, horses, as well as other scenes and symbols of the Gullah community.
“My entire life has been about telling stories through art,” Green said. “Each series is like a film strip that highlights different perspective, composition, people and cultures.”
The Charleston Place owner Beemok Hospitality Collection said it wanted shine a spotlight on the artist, who’s been a frequent visitor of the hotel over the past 20 years. Several of his original works now hang in the lounge.
Green said that while he was introduced to the property as a guest, he continued to come back because it was a place where he felt “welcomed like family.”
“It’s a privilege to have your work recognized in a hotel setting, which is just as familiar and grand as a museum,” Green said. “New people will be continually introduced to my art. It’s not just about hanging some paintings on the wall. It’s about really being recognized as a person and as your artwork.”
The Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry will host its annual “Noon Year’s Eve” on Dec. 30 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Ann Street museum will have a variety of events with a noon ball drop and juice box toast. Activities are included with paid admission; the outdoor ball drop on the alley is a free, walk-up event.
A historic Broad Street property that’s housed banks, law firms and a publicly traded real estate company over the past 134 years or so is back under local ownership in a deal totaling $6.2 million.
An affiliate of EP Group purchased the 15,500-square-foot, three-and-a-half story building at 39 Broad St. for $5.58 million last week, according to public land records. The deal included an adjacent 16-space parking lot at 28 Elliott St., which sold for $620,000.
The seller was Healthcare Realty Trust of Tennessee.
The vacant commercial building is between East Bay and Church streets. It underwent a top-to-bottom renovation about eight years ago.
EP Group, which said it invests in middle-market, U.S. based businesses and is based on Meeting Street, plans to take part of the newly acquired property. A spokesman said the privately held company is reviewing “a range of possible plans” for the rest of the space.
“We look forward to being the stewards of this building and remaining part of the vibrant downtown community,” EP Group CEO Terry Hurley said in a written statement.
The new owner and The Post and Courier were owned by the same parent company until September 2021, when both were spun off as standalone businesses.
According to Historic Charleston Foundation, 39 Broad dates to the late 1800s — with the “marked verticality” of its arched windows among its most distinctive architectural features. The builder was Charles Otto Witte, a wealthy German-born businessman and consul for various European nations who once lived at what’s now the Ashley Hall school campus.
The structure later became known as the Exchange Bank and Trust Co. building, named for an early tenant was established in 1891. Local archives show a law firm and Merchants’ and Miners’ Bank were operating at the same address a few years earlier.
Parents, activists, school board members and community members got together at St. Luke's AME Church in Hollywood to discuss ways to rally behind Charleston County School District Superintendent Eric Gallien. (WCIV)HOLLYWOOD, S.C. (WCIV) — Parents, activists, school board members and community members got together at St. Luke's AME Church in Hollywood the evening of Oct. 17 to discuss ways to rally behind Charleston County School District (CCSD) Superintendent Eric Gallien.Monday's meeting was the latest in a series of co...
Parents, activists, school board members and community members got together at St. Luke's AME Church in Hollywood to discuss ways to rally behind Charleston County School District Superintendent Eric Gallien. (WCIV)
HOLLYWOOD, S.C. (WCIV) — Parents, activists, school board members and community members got together at St. Luke's AME Church in Hollywood the evening of Oct. 17 to discuss ways to rally behind Charleston County School District (CCSD) Superintendent Eric Gallien.
Monday's meeting was the latest in a series of community meetings that have been happening across Charleston County since Gallien was put on paid administrative leave by the Board of Trustees in late September.
Ahead of the community meeting, it was revealed the board will meet the following afternoon to review a possible settlement and release of Gallien.
"It makes me really sad and very concerned about how we are going to proceed forward with good, solid leadership in Charleston County schools," said board member Carol Tempel, one of the four supporting Dr. Gallien.
The news was upsetting to board members like Tempel and community members in the Hollywood area who say they’re still learning about the situation.
"If he can do what we need done in the school district, allow him to do it," community member Lisa Jenkins said. "Not continue to stall the progress that we are making for our students."
Monday's meeting was organized by Movement 400, the group of activists working to get Dr. Gallien back in his office. Group leaders reiterated they believe the board is acting out of line.
"The board thinks it's the superintendent and they cannot be both," Rev. Nelson B. Rivers III said. "You cannot be the board and the superintendent. They want to do both and we’re not going to let them do it."
Movement 400 says even if Gallien is released on Tuesday, the group's work would continue.
"The reason we got started was not just for Dr. Gallien," Rivers said. "We got started because of the injustice of the board against black children, poor children, brown children, and just people."
Tempel says she never thought this controversy would get to the point of releasing the superintendent.
"I really felt that the cause for leave was really unjustified," she said. "I believed it was subject to investigation, of course, but not to put him on paid administrative leave."
Tempel and fellow board members Darlene Roberson and Courtney Waters read a letter to the crowd written by Gallien.
In the letter, the superintendent wrote that after conversations with his family and medical advisors, he is requesting to "immediately withdraw (the) proposal for a separation with CCSD as the superintendent."
"I've come to realize that the sacred trust our community has placed in me is something I cannot turn my back on," Gallien wrote.
Movement 400 says they plan to be at Tuesday night's special board meeting to continue to show support for Gallien and the districts students.
The meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. at 75 Calhoun Street.