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MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) — May is Mental Health awareness month. This May could be the most important one yet because of the spike in mental health issues unearthed during the pandemic. One Mt. Pleasant athlete is doing his part to help the crisis and to provide help to others. He might be one of the least talked about, yet most appreciated, players on the teams crashing Cinderella’s ball. “I’m spoiled to death, I’m blessed beyond belief — I’ve been to 3 NCAA Tourney’s all because of ...
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) — May is Mental Health awareness month. This May could be the most important one yet because of the spike in mental health issues unearthed during the pandemic. One Mt. Pleasant athlete is doing his part to help the crisis and to provide help to others.
He might be one of the least talked about, yet most appreciated, players on the teams crashing Cinderella’s ball. “I’m spoiled to death, I’m blessed beyond belief — I’ve been to 3 NCAA Tourney’s all because of Coach Young at Wofford and this past year,” said Wando grad Eric Wagenlander.
He’s all about the “W” - Wins, Wando, Wofford, Walk-On. “I wasn’t a very good player, I had a lot of players and coaches around me,” he said.
But, Wagenlander is now following their lead. He’s worked at Charleston Southern, James Madison and is now a grad assistant for his college coach, Mike Young, at Virginia Tech. “I want to coach basketball. I want to be a head coach one day. I’m at the greatest point I’ve been in mentally and physically. I’m loving life, it feels like the world lifted off your shoulders, it’s awesome.”
The “weight lifted” is the reason we tell this story. Things always seemed great for Eric, but things aren’t always as they seem. “Started with anxiety, worries here and there personally, in November things took a turn for the worse. I didn’t take mental health that seriously, didn’t know that much about it. Never experienced anything like it Start not sleeping, paranoia, didn’t want to be out in public, it was real for me.” As a part of a support staff, it was Wagenlander that needed the support.
“I was putting on a front at work, masking it all, that’s why it was so hard to go home every night because you are putting on front at work. I lived it. I was embarrassed, I didn’t want to talk about it. I didn’t want to tell anybody.”
Luckily, Wagenlander had a supportive family. He had a supportive girlfriend, who just happened to be a mental health therapist. He opened up to them, then coaches and players on his team. The support for him was everywhere. “It's how God made me, it is what it is, if people accept it or don’t, I can’t control that.”
Wagenlander turned the corner in his own battle: Getting the help he needed. Now, he wants to help others in sports and in his position.
“You hear all the time the stigma of mental health, I’m not Kevin Love, Demar Derozan, Michael Phelps — but, if I can help one person that’s what I am looking to do.”
Just last week, he started an online forum on his 26th birthday.
“The real truth, real athletes, real people, real stories. If it helps one person, awesome, if it helps a thousand awesome — hopefully mental health a couple years from now is something that people are more open about," he said.
MOUNT PLEASANT S.C. (WCBD) – Memorial Day Weekend is here, and the South Carolina Highway Patrol (SCHP) believes the roadways and highways will be packed. This assumption comes as they said this is the first official summer holiday since COVID-19 restrictions have let up across the state. State Troopers stated on Thursday that vigilance will be needed with the additional traffic as their 100 Deadly Days of Summer campaign begins this weekend and will continue through Labor Day Weekend. Trooper Nick Pye with the South Caro...
MOUNT PLEASANT S.C. (WCBD) – Memorial Day Weekend is here, and the South Carolina Highway Patrol (SCHP) believes the roadways and highways will be packed. This assumption comes as they said this is the first official summer holiday since COVID-19 restrictions have let up across the state.
State Troopers stated on Thursday that vigilance will be needed with the additional traffic as their 100 Deadly Days of Summer campaign begins this weekend and will continue through Labor Day Weekend.
Trooper Nick Pye with the South Carolina Highway Patrol said as more head to the beaches and lakes, the uncertainty grows on the roadways. He went on to note that the 100 Deadly Days of Summer comes as, “unfortunately, we see an increase in traffic fatalities as well, so what we are doing is asking people to take their time, slow down, do the speed limit and just be safe on the roadways.”
To increase safety, Trooper Pye said that nearly every Highway Patrol Officer will be out this weekend, but even more, checkpoints will be in place to target drunk drivers.
He said that oftentimes, people don’t think about who is going to drive until it’s too late. Trooper Pye explained that if residents simply just plan ahead and make the right decision, they can “prevent something from affecting the rest of your life or ending your own life”
The checkpoints, according to SCHP, are integral for keeping the community safe and are for more than just those consuming and getting behind the wheel.
They explained that they often also check to ensure children are restrained properly, whether that is buckled in their safety seat or their seat belt.
The biggest safety tip the South Carolina Highway Patrol has for the community is to have patience when on the roadways. Trooper Pye said, “We need to understand that the same thing that you are doing, everybody else is doing. Going to the beach or going to the lake, so just take your time and leave a little bit earlier if you need to and we want to make sure that you get there and get home safely.”
Trooper Pye said even more than simply protecting yourself and loved ones while on the roadway, you can also be proactive by checking your tire pressure, oil, signals, the fuel level in your gas tank, and phone battery life. He said these are items many forget to check until it’s too late.
If you do end up stranded or in trouble, SCHP said to simply dial * HP.
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCSC) - South Carolina’s governor celebrated the arrival of the largest container ship ever to dock at a South Carolina port Friday in Mount Pleasant. The cargo ship Marco Polo arrived Friday morning at the Wando Terminal, making the Charleston area its final stop before the massive 1,300-foot long, 175-foot wide vessel heads overseas. McMaster was expected to speak at around noon from the South Carolina Ports Authority headquarters in Mount Pleasant to celebrate the milestone event. The gover...
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCSC) - South Carolina’s governor celebrated the arrival of the largest container ship ever to dock at a South Carolina port Friday in Mount Pleasant.
The cargo ship Marco Polo arrived Friday morning at the Wando Terminal, making the Charleston area its final stop before the massive 1,300-foot long, 175-foot wide vessel heads overseas.
McMaster was expected to speak at around noon from the South Carolina Ports Authority headquarters in Mount Pleasant to celebrate the milestone event.
The governor praised the cooperation and strength reflected by the ship’s arrival and the work on infrastructure he said was necessary to make it possible.
“This is what teamwork looks like,” McMaster said standing feet away from the Marco Polo Friday afternoon. “South Carolina is open for business. We never did close, we never will close and as Darius Rucker says, ‘Come, let me tell you why I love this place.’”
S.C. Ports has invested $2 billion in infrastructure in recent years, including enhancements to Wando Welch Terminal, to handle bigger ships and more cargo.
S.C. Ports President and CEO Jim Newsome calls the ship’s scheduled arrival a big moment for the state.
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“SC Ports has long planned for the arrival of such a ship by investing significantly in big-ship infrastructure and cargo capacity, as well as deepening Charleston Harbor,” he said. “We are all proud to share in this milestone.”
The ship can carry more than 16,000 containers. Ship-to-shore cranes with 155 feet of lift height above the wharf deck stand ready to load and unload such vessels, port officials say.
“Our efficient operations and deep harbor are designed to handle ships of this size,” SC Ports COO Barbara Melvin said.
The Marco Polo has traveled along the eastern coast. It arrived in Savannah Wednesday to a cheering crowd.
The ship is operated by the CMA CGM Group, a world leader in shipping and logistics. The Marco Polo is sailing on CMA CGM’s Columbus JAX service and is traveling from South Asia to the eastern U.S. Coast.
“Bigger ships carry more cargo, further supporting port-dependent businesses and jobs throughout South Carolina and beyond,” S.C. Ports Board Chairman Bill Stern said.
Port operations support 1 in 10 jobs in the state, Stern said.
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — Tonight, our investigation into low- and moderate-income housing has taken a new turn. A single mother of four says she's been battling the Housing Authority of Charleston since she moved in a year and a half ago. She's begging for someone to fix a chronic water leak, as well as apparent mold, mildew and termite issues. I saw several smoke and fire alarms that had been dismantled lying on a dresser. Resident Shakara Dobson says the Housing Authority took them down, but never put them up again. AB...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — Tonight, our investigation into low- and moderate-income housing has taken a new turn. A single mother of four says she's been battling the Housing Authority of Charleston since she moved in a year and a half ago.
She's begging for someone to fix a chronic water leak, as well as apparent mold, mildew and termite issues.
I saw several smoke and fire alarms that had been dismantled lying on a dresser. Resident Shakara Dobson says the Housing Authority took them down, but never put them up again. ABC News 4 reached out to Mount Pleasant's fire chief.
The chief sent a team over to her unit to get those alarms in place to make her home safe. The water issues, however, are ongoing.
“It’s degrading and painful,” says Dobson.
She lives in one of Mount Pleasant's 70-year-old Edmund Jenkins Homes. Those homes, built as workforce housing, are still run by the city of Charleston's Housing Authority. That's who she calls when things go wrong.
“More than once a week, more than once a day is how often I call them,” says Dobson.
Dobson moved in with her four small children in 2019. Since then, she says she's had a litany of issues, many to do with a water leak even though the pipe and wall were patched. “The water doesn’t come from there anymore, it’s shifted somewhere else, that’s what happens, they patch a piece and then it shifts. It’s a never-ending cycle,” says Dobson.
It ends up on her floors, her cabinets and Dobson says, in her walls.
“Whatever this brown stuff is, this is what is coming out of the wall. When I scrub it, it drains back the same way,” says Dobson.
She says there are termites, too, and three of her windows do not shut, Dobson says.
ABC News 4 reached out to Housing Authority CEO Don Cameron who quickly responded to me this afternoon. He says the Authority has been trying to work with Ms. Dobson for months and has been denied entry to the unit at times.
He says on May 21 a contractor was scheduled to investigate and resolve her water issues.
That contractor was late and when he did arrive Cameron says she denied him entrance. Cameron says he plans to look into Dobson's other issues, including the dismantled smoke alarms.
“I am not the only one around here suffering. They are just afraid to speak because they are afraid to lose their place. Even if this is going to lose my place, I am okay with that,”
I asked Dobson for reaction to Cameron's email. She says that on May 21 the contractor was late but he never came to her unit.
He rescheduled due to her work conflict, she says, and the only time she's denied entrance to other maintenance workers was when they told her they were not certified to work on her problem.
Grand Funk Railroad are comin’ to your town to help you party it down this summer and fall on their Some Kind of Wonderful U.S. tour. The tour was originally scheduled for early 2020 but postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic....
Grand Funk Railroad are comin’ to your town to help you party it down this summer and fall on their Some Kind of Wonderful U.S. tour. The tour was originally scheduled for early 2020 but postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The arena rockers will kick off their 30-date trek on July 2 in Fayetteville, Ga. and zigzag across the country through December, playing amphitheaters, casinos, state fairs and more. The final scheduled date is on Nov. 6 in Florence, S.C., but their itinerary includes five more to-be-announced shows, ending on Dec. 3.
Grand Funk Railroad currently include cofounding members Don Brewer (drums and vocals) and Mel Schacher (bass), along with former Kiss guitarist Bruce Kulick, singer Max Carl (formerly of 38 Special) and keyboardist Tim Cashion. The current lineup has been active since 2000.
While Grand Funk Railroad already celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2019, July 2021 marks a momentous anniversary as well: 50 years since they and Humble Pie sold out New York’s 55,000-capacity Shea Stadium in 72 hours — faster than the Beatles in August 1965.
“I can’t wait to get back onstage and perform for people. This has been torture for me and the rest of the guys,” Brewer said in a press release. “When we take the stage for the first time in over 15 months and hear the crowd and applause, I’m sure I will be thinking, ‘Thank God!’”
You can see Grand Funk Railroad's 2021 tour dates below.
Grand Funk Railroad Some Kind of Wonderful 2021 U.S. Tour
July 2 - Fayetteville, GA @ Southern Ground Amphitheater
July 4 - Harrisburg, NC @ Harrisburg 4th of July Celebration
July 10 - Chippewa Falls, WI @ Northern Wisconsin State Fair *
July 24 - Walker, MN @ Moondance Jam
July 31 - Marion, IL @ Marion Cultural and Civic Center
Aug. 6 - Waterloo, NY @ del Lago Resort & Casino
Aug. 8 - Webster, MA @ Indian Ranch
Aug. 14 - Mount Pleasant, MI @ Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort **
Aug. 27 - Big Flats, NY @ Summer Stage at Tag's ^
Sept. 4 - Portsmouth, OH @ TBA
Sept. 5 - Wauseon, OH @ Fulton County Fair ^^
Sept. 9 - Cohasset, MA @ South Shore Music Circus
Sept. 10 - Hyannis, MA @ Cape Cod Melody Tent
Sept. 17 - Biloxi, MS @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi
Sept. 18 - Kansas City, MO @ Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City
Sept. 24 - French Lick, IN @ French Lick Resort
Oct. 1 - TBA
Oct. 3 - Dallas, TX @ TBA
Oct. 8 - Northfield, OH @ MGM Northfield Park
Oct. 9 - TBA
Oct. 15 - Las Vegas, NV @ TBA
Oct. 22 - Reno, NV @ Grand Sierra Resort
Nov. 6 - Florence, SC @ TBA
Nov. 12 - TBA
Nov. 13 - TBA
Nov. 20 - TBA
Nov. 27 - TBA
Dec. 3 - TBA
* w/ Blue Oyster Cult
** special guest to Kid Rock
^ w/ the Guess Who
^^ w/ Little River Band