Didn’t See The Lights, Crashed

When a police cruiser is rushing to a scene, every driver should not only take notice, but stop in the safest place possible to allow the officer through.  Not stopping is not only against the law, but it hinders that officer from getting to the scene of a situation. Hitting the police officer with a…

Disabled Man Injured In Dispute With Dorchester Deputies

There is no doubt the police do heroic work, but they are only human. Sometimes, their intervention can create some unfortunate results, though they meant only to protect themselves and others. Despite their intentions, police departments are just as liable for the damages they cause as much as any citizen, if not more so. After…

Fee For Emergency Response May Pass In Dorchester County

Getting into an accident in certain areas of Dorchester County may end up costing motorists a fee for emergency response. On Monday, the City Council passed the second reading of an amendment that would impose a fee for non-residents involved in car crashes in which Dorchester County Fire Rescue personnel are dispatched.  This fee would…

How To File In Small Claims Court

In the event you find yourself with a potential claim that may be too small to warrant an attorney opening a file, it may be your best option to file your claim in small claims court. In South Carolina, small claims court, sometimes referred to as magistrate’s court, has a jurisdictional limit of seven thousand…

Fizz, Crackle, Pop – What Fireworks Are Safe?

Wondering whether to go watch the community display or put on your own show this holiday? We asked Fire and Life Safety Educator for the North Charleston Fire Department, Bianca Bourbeau, what she sees most in fireworks issues, and she shared these insights with us. What’s the most dangerous consumer firework? Bianca Bourbeau: I would…

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