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We want like to take a moment to welcome you to Colucci's Jewelers - Knightsville's premier jewelry store for more than 60 years. We are so happy that you decided to visit our website! We hope that while you're here, you will begin to get a sense of why so many customers choose Colucci's Jewelers over other jewelry stores in Knightsville, SC.
In an industry known for snobby salespeople and overpriced items, Colucci's Jewelers brings warm smiles and affordable prices to jewelry shoppers in the Lowcountry. Unlike other jewelers in Knightsville, the Colucci team focuses on providing customers with an unmatched jewelry experience, from the moment they pull into our parking lot to the minute they leave our showroom. We believe our customers deserve special attention, and our goal is to provide them with friendly, personalized service every time they visit.

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The Colucci Difference

As a certified jeweler with more than 50 years in the industry, Stefan Colucci has built his reputation on excellence and execution. With a wealth of knowledge and a passion for precision, Stefan pours his heart into every custom-made piece of jewelry, repair, restoration, and appraisal that he completes at Colucci's Jewelers. With consistent craftsmanship and impressive attention to detail, Stefan's ability to cater to all your jewelry needs will exceed your expectations every time.
While Stefan focuses on creating unforgettable custom jewelry for you or your loved one, his wife Summer specializes in customer service. Kind, patient, and knowledgeable in her own right, Summer will take all the time necessary to answer your questions and guide you through the jewelry selection process. Whether you're stressed out looking for the perfect diamond engagement ring or need to restore a priceless family heirloom, Summer will make sure you receive the attention you deserve.
When you shop at Colucci's Jewelry, understand that we will never try to pressure you into a purchase or provide you with lackluster service if you're "window shopping." We treat each of our customers with the same exceptional care, whether they are repeat clients or new faces.
Colucci's is a name you can trust - there's a reason we were voted Best Jeweler in 2019 by Readers Choice!

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We offer several different jewelry styles and services in Knightsville, from breathtaking engagement rings to extensive repairs. Keep reading to learn more about a few of our specialties.

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Diamond Engagement Rings in Knightsville

Proposing to the love of your life is one of the most beautiful, memorable moments that two people will ever share as a couple. An engagement ring symbolizes love and acceptance; it epitomizes trust and commitment. While no two proposals will ever be exactly the same, there is one constant that will always remain true: the diamond engagement ring you choose from Colucci's Jewelers will give you a lifetime of pleasure and contentment.
We understand that choosing the right engagement ring is one of the most important decisions you can make. That is why we pair the finest engagement jewelry in Knightsville, SC, with one-on-one showings and helpful advice - to ensure that you discover dazzling rings at an affordable price. With the Colucci team by your side, we take second-guessing out of the equation, so you can focus on popping the question with confidence. After all, a diamond engagement ring is meant to be cherished for a lifetime!

Factors to Consider Before Buying an Engagement Ring

We find that taking the time to give our clients as much information as possible makes their experience easier and more enjoyable. Before you visit our store in person, consider the following factors when choosing an engagement ring:

  • Ring Size: Knowing your fiance's ring size is crucial, especially if you're planning a surprise without her knowing. Borrow one of her rings and bring it to Colucci's Jewelers, and we will measure free of charge. For the perfect fit, we can also resize her ring when the time is right.
  • Jewelry Preference: Sapphire? Ruby? Emerald? Diamond? At Colucci Jewelry, we have a wide range of gemstones to choose from which to choose, as well as settings and metal types. Ask your fiancee's friends or family for tips, or better yet, ask her yourself if you can do so without spoiling the surprise.
  • 4 C's: The four C's represent color, clarity, cut, and carat weight. If you're just starting your search, this system might be foreign to you, but it is a trusted grading system used throughout the world. We recommend you visit Colucci's Jewelers for a quick education on this system, so you can find a quality diamond at a price that fits within your budget.
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On-Site Jewelry Services in Knightsville

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With regular care and maintenance, your piece of fine jewelry from Colucci's Jewelers will give you a lifetime of enjoyment. Whether your favorite emerald necklace needs cleaning or a small diamond in your engagement ring is loose, we are happy to help. With more than 50 years of experience as Colucci's Jewelers' in-house repair expert, Stefan Colucci will handle your jewelry with care and compassion. Stefan is also highly skilled at creating designer jewelry in Knightsville, SC. If you have a grand idea for a custom jewelry project, Stefan will consult with you one-on-one to turn your dream into reality.

In addition to the above services, Colucci Jewelers also offers:

  • Class Rings
  • Cash for Gold
  • Gold Dealer Services
  • Consignment Services
  • Custom Diamond Engagement Rings
  • Luxury Watches
  • Luxury Watch Repair
  • Rhodium Plating
  • Same-Day Jewelry Repair
  • Gold Coins for Sale
  • Restringing

Don't risk sending your jewelry off to another state or country to be repaired by someone you can't see or talk to - as the premier on-site jewelry store in Knightsville, we will handle all of your jewelry needs in person, with hard work and a smile.

If you need to get your fine jewelry appraised for insurance purposes, Colucci's Jewelers can help.

It's a great idea to get your jewelry appraised periodically. As the years pass along, the value of your precious metals and gemstones can fluctuate. If your last appraisal was more than two years ago, you could run into problems with your insurance coverage. If your jewelry is insured for less than its replacement value, you could lose a substantial amount of money if it is stolen or lost.

To help prevent situations like this from happening, our on-site jeweler Stefan Colucci will provide you with an up-to-date appraisal report based on your jewelry's current market value. That way, you can update your insurance accordingly.

We also specialize in estate jewelry appraisals, so you know exactly how much your old jewelry is worth if you are thinking of selling.

Our appraisal services include:

  • Diamond Appraisals
  • Insurance Appraisals
  • Court Appraisals
  • Estate Jewelry Appraisals
  • Cash Offer for Appraised Jewelry

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Sell Your Jewelry in Knightsville

Selling jewelry from years past can be a hard experience. Estate jewelry, in particular, can have sentimental value attached and can be hard to sell. This is because jewelry is often a symbol of achievement or affection, such as your class ring from high school or your grandmother's wedding band. At Colucci's Jewelers, we understand the connection to old jewelry and appreciate the memories and value you have with these antique pieces.

In addition to the personal value, antique and estate jewelry can be quite valuable from a monetary standpoint. Estate jewelry is extremely popular in this day and age. Many Lowcountry locals are selling their vintage pieces to trusted jewelry stores in Knightsville, SC, like Colucci's Jewelers.

Many customers choose to sell their jewelry to Colucci's Jewelers because we offer an intimate, honest experience - something that you will certainly not receive if you list your jewelry for sale on an internet marketplace. We will be upfront with you every step of the way to help separate personal value from monetary value, and will present you with a fair offer to consider.

If you are interested in selling your jewelry, we encourage you to visit our showroom to meet our staff and get an accurate appraisal of your jewelry's worth.

We buy a multitude of different jewelry, including:
  • Estate Jewelry
  • Custom Jewelry
  • Antique Jewelry
  • Diamonds
  • Rubies
  • Sapphires
  • Emeralds
  • Male Wedding Rings
  • Female Wedding Rings
  • Engagement Rings
  • Bracelets
  • Earrings
  • Necklaces
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Platinum
  • All-Things Rolex

Knightsville's Most Trusted Jewelry Store

We are proud and grateful to have served thousands of customers looking for quality jewelry and a relaxed, no-pressure atmosphere. We would love the opportunity to speak with you face-to-face so that we can learn what you're looking for and what you love about jewelry. Whether you're looking for a custom diamond engagement ring or need friendly advice about what looks right, we are here help.

Latest News in Knightsville, SC

2 new restaurants open in Charleston area, another adding second location

A North Charleston restaurant and bar is adding a second location while two other dining spots are now open in the Charleston suburbs.Neighborhood Tap House plans to open by early fall in Festival Centre Shopping Center at Dorchester and Ashley Phosphate roads next to Ocean City Chinese Restaurant.The restaurant and bar opened its original location at 2110 Greenridge Road off Rivers Avenue in North Charleston in 2015, according to business partner Fred Cavedo....

A North Charleston restaurant and bar is adding a second location while two other dining spots are now open in the Charleston suburbs.

Neighborhood Tap House plans to open by early fall in Festival Centre Shopping Center at Dorchester and Ashley Phosphate roads next to Ocean City Chinese Restaurant.

The restaurant and bar opened its original location at 2110 Greenridge Road off Rivers Avenue in North Charleston in 2015, according to business partner Fred Cavedo.

He hopes to have the venue open by the end of August, but he said construction is still underway so the launch is open-ended at this time.

In Ladson, a new breakfast, brunch and lunch restaurant is now serving.

Eggs Up Grill opened Monday at 3679 Ladson Road in front of Walmart Neighborhood Market. Its hours are 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. Another Eggs Up Grill is coming to the new Harris Teeter-anchored shopping center under development in West Ashley Circle.

Marc Cotone, owner of the new Ladson location, cited “the high volume of traffic, yet general lack of dining options in the Ladson Road/Palmetto Commerce Parkway area” when discussing the location choice.

“Eggs Up Grill continues to be a perfect fit for growing areas like Ladson, and we saw a great need here for the quality product and customer service that this brand is known for,” Cotone said. “We look forward to partnering with this community and becoming a hub of local activity, all while serving our neighbors for breakfast, brunch and lunch.”

The restaurant has three other locations in the Charleston area. They are in Cane Bay in Berkeley County, northern Mount Pleasant and the Knightsville area of Summerville.

Also now open is Agaves Mexican Cantina in the Lowes Foods-anchored Market at Mill Creek Shopping Center on S.C. Highway 41 in Mount Pleasant.

Package deal

The UPS Store will open a new location on the Charleston peninsula by November.

The packaging and printing company will move into a space at 472 Meeting St., Suite C, at Columbus Street.

“As development on the Peninsula continues to grow, we found that many areas were underserved,” said UPS Store franchisee Michael Cunningham. “By opening on the corner of Meeting and Columbus streets, our goal is to help people by providing them with the best possible print and business services without having to cross the peninsula to get them.”

Bow wow

A former retail shop in the Charleston region is being transformed into what is being called South Carolina’s first luxury dog hotel.

K9 Resorts Daycare and Luxury Hotels is upfitting an 8,900-square-foot former Rite Aid pharmacy store at 918 Houston Northcutt Blvd. in the Harris Teeter-anchored Village Pointe Shopping Center.

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The pet boarding facility will feature chandeliers, hospital-grade heating and air conditioning, ornate architecture, executive suites, and modern antimicrobial design elements inside and out for man’s best friend.

Kim Tryon, a veterinary tech dedicated to animal care for more than 15 years, will own and operate the facility. The Fanwood, N.J.-based business plans to open in September.

Rounding up

Through Aug. 27, Bi-Lo customers can round up their purchase to the nearest dollar or make a donation of their choice at the register to support the American Heart Association’s fundraising campaign “Life Is Why We Give.”

Tuning in

A new music venue is now open in downtown Charleston.

Forte Jazz Lounge can be found at 475 King St. in the former Pure Theater site, according to a statement from the performance venue.

Cameras for cash

Old camera equipment and film can be exchanged for cash at a West Ashley shop Friday and Saturday.

AccuPhotoLab & Studio will host Used Photo Pro’s buyer of cameras, film, tripods, light systems and other gear 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at 1757-A Savannah Highway.

Also, Peachtree Camera will be on hand to clean and align camera lenses for a fee.

Rolling in

A Charleston man who developed a new wagon to haul supplies to the beach will showcase his wares at the new Yeti store in downtown Charleston during Second Sunday on King Street this weekend.

After five years and several prototypes, John McCollum created the Chuck Wagon to transport everything beachcombers need.

Yeti is located at 360 King St. Second Sunday runs 1-5 p.m., when King is closed to vehicular traffic from Calhoun to Queen street.

Living the Life in Summerville: Primate sanctuary is saving thousands of lives

By Casey L. Taylor, JDTucked away near Summerville, SC – the place known as “Flowertown, USA” – is a sanctuary dedicated to gibbons (small apes). It’s a jungle-like wonderland that has lifesaving at the core of its mission.The International Primate Protection League (IPPL) sanctuary is a secret to many locals. It is situated on over 40 acres of land surrounded by lush woods. Neighbors are lucky enough to hear the songs and great calls of these interesting primates throughout the da...

By Casey L. Taylor, JD

Tucked away near Summerville, SC – the place known as “Flowertown, USA” – is a sanctuary dedicated to gibbons (small apes). It’s a jungle-like wonderland that has lifesaving at the core of its mission.

The International Primate Protection League (IPPL) sanctuary is a secret to many locals. It is situated on over 40 acres of land surrounded by lush woods. Neighbors are lucky enough to hear the songs and great calls of these interesting primates throughout the day and night.

The sanctuary is home to 36 gibbons, the smallest of the apes, who have been rescued or retired from laboratories, deplorable “roadside” attractions, or the pet trade. IPPL provides lifetime care to these incredible endangered species and works to educate the community on the plight of gibbons in the wild.

The gibbon residents at the sanctuary have indoor night houses that are hurricane-grade, expansive outdoor habitats, and aerial walkways that give them the choice to safely move about their designated areas as they wish. It is important to the organization that each sanctuary resident is given as much freedom of choice as possible in a captive environment, while keeping them safe. Despite most residents having a rough start to their lives, they thrive at IPPL. They even have some residents nearing the age of 60!

International Outreach

IPPL is a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and preserving the world’s remaining primates, great and small. For the last 45 years, IPPL has made a global impact by securing an export ban on primates from Thailand (saving thousands and thousands of lives) and working with over 20 reputable primate rescue and rehabilitation centers in Southeast Asia, Africa, and South America.

IPPL not only supports their efforts to care for native primates who have been rescued and are in need of rehabilitation or lifetime care, but also to thwart poachers and illegal wildlife traffickers, as well as educate local villages and communities on how they can help be part of the solution in preserving native populations of primates.

Small Team, Big Impact

With a small but mighty team of animal caregivers, maintenance technicians, office staff, and dog nannies, IPPL provides compassionate lifetime care for every resident, which includes nutritious and delicious fresh produce three times a day for the gibbons, as well as veterinary care and enrichment — to stimulate those intelligent minds of theirs!

Forms of enrichment vary from food puzzles that the gibbon must figure out in order to get their healthy treats, to special time with their favorite caregiver. Bubble-blowing is a big hit with some of the gibbons. Tong, who was one of the first four original residents at the sanctuary, loves a good foot rub — what girl doesn’t?

Absolutely nothing beats a life in the wild, but for these residents that is sadly not a reality. The team at IPPL feels that the least they can do is make the rest of these individuals’ lives the happiest and healthiest they can be. From residents used in invasive human vaccination studies and locomotion tests, to those kept in less-than-favorable conditions, IPPL’s sanctuary is a safe and loving place for them to thrive and to live as gibbons should.

Casey L. Taylor, JD is the Executive Director of IPPL.

MORE ABOUT IPPL

The sanctuary is not open to the public as an attraction, but it holds educational events in the community and offers options to visit during special times. Sign up to receive their e-newsletters on their website (www.ippl.org) and be the first to know about opportunities and events.

Winter Storm - January 3, 2018

OverviewA rare winter storm affected southeast South Carolina and southeast Georgia on January 3, 2018. The storm produced a variety of wintry precipitation, including snow, sleet and freezing rain. Charleston Airport (KCHS) measured 5.3 inches of snow, the 3rd greatest daily snowfall on record, just 0.1 inches shy of the 5.4 inches that fell during the ...

Overview

A rare winter storm affected southeast South Carolina and southeast Georgia on January 3, 2018. The storm produced a variety of wintry precipitation, including snow, sleet and freezing rain. Charleston Airport (KCHS) measured 5.3 inches of snow, the 3rd greatest daily snowfall on record, just 0.1 inches shy of the 5.4 inches that fell during the 1973 storm. This made it the snowiest January on record at Charleston Airport and 2nd snowiest at Savannah Airport (KSAV). Due to the continued cold air in place even after the storm, the snow/ice remained on the ground in spots for many days causing significant disruptions to travel and commerce. Charleston Airport recorded snow on the ground for 5 consecutive days which is the most on record. Check out a visible satellite image on January 4 showing the snow left behind from the storm.

Technical Discussion

Arctic high pressure was in place at the surface ahead of an upper-level disturbance moving east across the Southeast U.S.. This caused surface low pressure to develop near the Bahamas, then move northward near the Gulf Stream and spread moisture across southeast Georgia and southeast South Carolina. Precipitation began in the predawn hours along the Georgia coast, then spread north and west during the day before tapering off across Georgia in the afternoon and in the evening across South Carolina. Surface wet-bulb temperatures were at or below freezing at the onset. However, due to a shallow, above-freezing layer just above the surface, as noted on the 18 UTC (1 PM EST) upper-air sounding at Charleston, precipitation began as primarily freezing rain with some sleet mixed in. Then, colder air moved into the area from the northwest during the afternoon as the surface low pressure system moved by offshore causing the precipitation to transition to snow. Aside from a brief burst of sleet that spread up the coast during the afternoon, snow was the predominant precipitation type until the end of the event. As is often the case during winter storms determining when this changeover would occur was one of the forecast challenges we faced.

Another challenging aspect to the forecast was determining the snow-to-liquid ratios (SLR) during the event, which typically are ~7:1 on average in this area, meaning that for every inch of liquid precipitation that falls there will be ~7 inches of snow. Of course, in reality this usually changes during an event as the amount of moisture and the vertical temperature profile of the atmosphere change.

For more information on the technical terms discussed, check out the NWS JetStream glossary.

Snow/Ice Amounts

Public Information StatementSpotter ReportsNational Weather Service Charleston SC219 PM EST Fri Jan 05 2018The following are unofficial observations taken by various qualitycontrolled observations systems from across Southeast South Carolinaand Southeast Georgia.********************STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL********************LOCATION          STORM TOTAL     TIME/DATE   COMMENTS                     SNOWFALL           OF                     /INCHES/   MEASUREMENTGEORGIA...Bryan County...   Ellabell               6.0   500 PM  1/03  Social Media   Pembroke               5.0   500 PM  1/03  Social Media   Richmond Hill          4.0   400 PM  1/03  Social Media   1 N Keller             2.5   400 PM  1/03  Other Federal   Lanier                 1.5  1224 PM  1/03  Amateur Radio...Bulloch County...   Nevils                 4.0   500 PM  1/03  Social Media   Brooklet               3.5   500 PM  1/03  Social Media   5 SE Brooklet          3.5   500 PM  1/03  Social Media   6 SSE Stilson          3.5   311 PM  1/03  Social Media   Statesboro             3.0   500 PM  1/03  Social Media...Candler County...   Metter                 2.0   100 PM  1/03  911 Call Center...Chatham County...   Garden City            4.0   500 PM  1/03  Social Media   Bloomingdale           3.0   500 PM  1/03  Social Media   Pooler                 3.0   145 PM  1/03  Broadcast Media   Port Wentworth         3.0   500 PM  1/03  Social Media   2 SW Windsor Forest    2.5   500 PM  1/03  Trained Spotter   2 ENE Skidaway Islan   2.0   210 PM  1/03  CoCoRaHS   2 SW Meinhard          2.0  1226 PM  1/03  Broadcast Media   1 WSW White Bluff      1.2   140 PM  1/03  Trained Spotter...Effingham County...   Springfield            4.0   500 PM  1/03  Social Media   4 NE Eden              4.0   400 PM  1/03  Trained Spotter   Guyton                 3.8   500 PM  1/03  Social Media   Rincon                 3.8   300 PM  1/03  Social Media   Meldrim                3.5   352 PM  1/03  Social Media   Marlow                 2.9   500 PM  1/03  CoCoRaHS...Evans County...   1 WNW Hagan            3.5   300 PM  1/03  Emergency Manager...Jenkins County...   6 SW Scarboro          0.2   300 PM  1/03  Emergency Manager...Liberty County...   Allenhurst             5.1   500 PM  1/03  Social Media   Sunbury                2.0   158 PM  1/03  Social Media   4 ESE Midway           1.5   325 PM  1/03  Public   Hinesville             0.9   230 PM  1/03  Public   2 ENE Retreat            T   455 AM  1/03  Law Enforcement...Long County...   Ludowici               3.0   500 PM  1/03  Social Media   4 W Ludowici           2.0   400 PM  1/03  Social Media...McIntosh County...   Townsend               2.0   130 PM  1/03  Social Media   Darien                 1.0   115 PM  1/03  Snow total.   Crescent               0.3   300 PM  1/03  Social Media...Screven County...   Oliver                 3.0   230 PM  1/03  Social Media   1 SSW Newington        3.0   230 PM  1/03  Social Media   Dover                  1.0   200 PM  1/03  Social Media   5 N Sylvania           0.5   230 PM  1/03  Social Media...Tattnall County...   Reidsville             2.9   400 PM  1/03  Social Media   Glennville             2.6   400 PM  1/03  Social MediaSOUTH CAROLINA...Allendale County...   Fairfax                2.0   330 PM  1/03  Utility Company...Beaufort County...   Hilton Head Island     4.5   400 PM  1/03  Amateur Radio   Bluffton               4.0   230 PM  1/03  Amateur Radio   4 NE Beaufort          3.5   525 PM  1/03  Emergency Manager   5 NE Beaufort          3.5   530 PM  1/03  Emergency Manager   3 NNE Beaufort         2.2   530 PM  1/03  Social Media   3 NNE Hilton Head Is   1.0   135 PM  1/03  Public   6 NNW Tybee Island     1.0   705 AM  1/03  CoCoRaHS...Berkeley County...   1 NE College Park      6.8   600 PM  1/03  Public   1 W Sangaree           6.8   630 PM  1/03  Trained Spotter   7 SSE Moncks Corner    6.5   432 PM  1/03  Social Media   5 NE College Park      6.3   630 PM  1/03  Social Media   7 NNE College Park     6.0   722 PM  1/03  Public   2 ENE College Park     6.0   523 PM  1/03  Social Media   5 N Sangaree           6.0   650 PM  1/03  Broadcast Media   1 SSW Crowfield Plan   5.5   600 PM  1/03  NWS Employee   2 W Daniel Island      5.0   630 PM  1/03  NWS Employee   1 SW Sangaree          5.0   427 PM  1/03  Social Media   1 NW College Park      5.0   400 PM  1/03  NWS Employee   6 NNE Sangaree         5.0   630 AM  1/03  Trained Spotter   1 NNE Pinopolis        4.8   436 PM  1/03  Social Media   2 ENE Old Santee Can   4.5   600 PM  1/03  CoCoRaHS   1 E Wando              4.3   540 PM  1/03  Broadcast Media   2 N Summerville        4.0   338 PM  1/03  Social Media   2 NW Sangaree          4.0   317 PM  1/03  Social Media   1 W College Park       3.9   315 PM  1/03  Social Media   Jamestown              3.0   300 PM  1/03  Amateur Radio...Charleston County...   1 SSE Ladson           6.5   600 PM  1/03  Emergency Manager   5 ESE Cainhoy          5.8   600 PM  1/03  CAROLINA PARK   1 SW Goose Creek       5.3   444 PM  1/03  Social Media   1 ESE Charleston Air   5.3   745 PM  1/03  NWS Office   1 WNW Hanahan          5.2   600 PM  1/03  Trained Spotter   2 W North Charleston   5.0   430 PM  1/03  Amateur Radio   3 NE Mount Pleasant    5.0   700 PM  1/03  Trained Spotter   1 WSW Ladson           5.0   815 AM  1/05  Broadcast Media   Ladson                 4.8   412 PM  1/03  Social Media   2 NNW Mount Pleasant   4.8   600 PM  1/03  CoCoRaHS   1 SW West Ashley       4.8   545 PM  1/03  NWS Employee   4 ENE Mount Pleasant   4.5   530 PM  1/03  Public   2 SSW James Island     4.5   437 PM  1/03  Social Media   3 WNW Charleston Air   4.5   404 PM  1/03  Social Media   3 NNE Boone Hall Pla   4.4   630 PM  1/03  NWS Employee   1 E Mount Pleasant     4.3  1130 PM  1/03  Public   1 SW Shadowmoss        4.1   630 PM  1/03  NWS Employee   2 ENE Johns Island     4.1   600 PM  1/03  NWS Employee   1 WSW Charleston       4.0   630 PM  1/03  Emergency Manager   2 WNW Mount Pleasant   4.0   650 PM  1/03  Emergency Manager   2 WNW West Ashley      4.0   540 PM  1/03  Broadcast Media   4 WNW Johns Island     3.9   610 PM  1/03  Social Media   2 S Cainhoy            3.5   348 PM  1/03  Social Media   2 SSW Shadowmoss       3.0   310 PM  1/03  Social Media   Ravenel                3.0   155 PM  1/03  Public   5 WSW Shadowmoss       3.0   238 PM  1/03  Social Media   1 WSW James Island     3.0   430 PM  1/03  Amateur Radio   2 SSW Goose Creek      3.0   308 PM  1/03  Public   2 NNW North Charlest   3.0   415 PM  1/03  Amateur Radio   3 WSW James Island     2.6   250 PM  1/03  Social Media   Awendaw                2.5   330 PM  1/03  Amateur Radio   5 NNW Johns Island     2.5   234 PM  1/03  Amateur Radio   3 S Goose Creek        2.5   232 PM  1/03  Amateur Radio   3 SSE Shadowmoss       2.3   255 PM  1/03  NWS Employee   4 SSW Awendaw          2.0   200 PM  1/03  Fire Dept/Rescue   2 NNW West Ashley      2.0   320 PM  1/03  Amateur Radio   4 SW Johns Island      2.0   300 PM  1/03  Amateur Radio...Colleton County...   3 S Cottageville       5.3   630 PM  1/03  NWS Employee   Bennetts Point         5.0   500 PM  1/03  Trained Spotter   4 ESE Cottageville     4.5   500 PM  1/03  Trained Spotter   Round O                4.0   400 PM  1/03  Amateur Radio   5 ESE Islandton        3.5   315 PM  1/03  Amateur Radio   1 E Lodge              2.0   313 PM  1/03  Amateur Radio   Canadys                1.8   430 PM  1/03  Amateur Radio...Dorchester County...   3 SW Summerville       7.3   556 PM  1/03  Broadcast Media   1 S Summerville        6.8   415 PM  1/03  NWS Employee   2 ESE Jedburg          5.5   620 PM  1/03  County Official   5 SSE Knightsville     5.5   343 PM  1/03  Social Media   3 S Summerville        5.5   635 PM  1/03  Trained Spotter   Ridgeville             5.4   540 PM  1/03  Emergency Manager   2 SSE Summerville      5.2   519 PM  1/03  Social Media   2 S Ladson             5.0   600 PM  1/03  NWS Employee   3 S Knightsville       5.0   403 PM  1/03  Social Media   4 S Ladson             5.0   442 PM  1/03  Social Media   1 NNW Knightsville     4.0   224 PM  1/03  Social Media   Dorchester             3.3   430 PM  1/03  Amateur Radio   3 WSW Ladson           3.1   350 PM  1/03  Public   3 N Givhans            2.8   237 PM  1/03  Social Media   3 SSW Ladson           2.3   235 PM  1/03  Social Media   3 W Charleston Airpo   2.2   300 PM  1/03  Amateur Radio   2 ESE Knightsville     1.8   200 PM  1/03  Public...Hampton County...   Yemassee               4.0   500 PM  1/03  Social Media   Estill                 2.0   300 PM  1/03  Snow total.   Hampton                2.0   335 PM  1/03  Snow total amount....Jasper County...   2 E Ridgeland          6.0   500 PM  1/03  Social Media   Ridgeland              4.0   342 PM  1/03  Public   3 SSW Jasper           4.0   500 PM  1/03  Emergency Manager   Grays                  3.5   350 PM  1/03  Emergency Manager   1 NNW Ridgeland        3.5   430 PM  1/03  Emergency Manager   2 NE Hardeeville       3.0   405 PM  1/03  Emergency Manager   Hardeeville            3.0   222 PM  1/03  Amateur Radio   2 W Gillisonville      3.0   345 PM  1/03  Emergency Manager   Robertville            2.0   330 PM  1/03  Emergency Manager***********************STORM TOTAL ICE***********************LOCATION          STORM TOTAL     TIME/DATE   COMMENTS                          ICE           OF                     /INCHES/   MEASUREMENTGEORGIA...Chatham County...   2 SW Windsor Forest   0.10  1100 AM  1/03  Trained Spotter   Isle Of Hope          0.08  1058 AM  1/03  Social Media   Tybee Island             T   830 AM  1/03  Emergency Manager   Thunderbolt              T   745 AM  1/03  Emergency Manager...Liberty County...   4 ESE Midway          0.25   325 PM  1/03  Public...McIntosh County...   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New fire station coming to Summerville

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCSC) - A new fire station is coming to the town of Summerville, making it the town’s sixth station.Summerville Fire Department Chief Richard Waring says the new station will be built on Miles Jamison Road, right next to the Coastal Center. He says right now, they’re finishing up site work for the new station, and they hope to finish by December. The plan is for them to start clearing land by Jan. 1, Waring said.There is not an address assigned to the site yet, but Waring says it will be located b...

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCSC) - A new fire station is coming to the town of Summerville, making it the town’s sixth station.

Summerville Fire Department Chief Richard Waring says the new station will be built on Miles Jamison Road, right next to the Coastal Center. He says right now, they’re finishing up site work for the new station, and they hope to finish by December. The plan is for them to start clearing land by Jan. 1, Waring said.

There is not an address assigned to the site yet, but Waring says it will be located between the traffic circle and the Coastal Center on Miles Jameson Road. It would be on the same side of the road as the Coastal Center.

Waring says Fire Station 6 is going to improve their efficiency, especially as Summerville continues to grow.

“Just looking at the response times and what not for the area that this station’s going to serve,” Waring said. “Neighborhoods such as Summerville Place, the Lakes of Summerville, and those neighborhoods that are in town, it’ll improve our response time to those areas, and that’s what we were looking to do.”

Waring says the closest Summerville fire station to this area is on Trolley Road in the Oakbrook community. While that station averages about a seven to 10 minute response time to the area, Waring says the new Fire Station 6 will get them down to a less than five minute response time.

Waring says Summerville Fire is working with Dorchester County on the land agreement for the new station. While it is in town limits, he says they are going to be able to serve some areas in unincorporated Dorchester County as well.

Waring says they’ve renovated two existing stations over the last few years, but the last new station in town was Fire Station 5 in Knightsville. That was built back in 2014.

“Well, it’s just, it’s exciting,” Waring said. “Anytime you add a new fire station facility, it’s great for the department because it gives us a sense of pride for a new facility, and it’s also a better service we’ll be able to provide for our citizens, so we’re excited for that.”

Waring says Fire Station 6 will have the same features as the other stations in town, like work out equipment, diesel exhaust systems, and safety features on the building.

Fire Station 6 will have one fire engine and 12 firemen based out of it.

Waring says they are hiring for new members and those interested can apply on the town of Summerville’s website.

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Rescued primates living longer, happier lives at Summerville sanctuary

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCBD) – It was 1973 when Shirley McGreal, then living in Southeast Asia, saw beady bright eyes staring back at her from between the slats of a wooden crate.The eyes belonged to a gibbon — a primate native to the region — who had fallen victim to the dangerous world of the pet trade, where gibbons were being sold into homes, zoos, or labs, only to later be discarded.In 1977, McGreal created the Inter...

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCBD) – It was 1973 when Shirley McGreal, then living in Southeast Asia, saw beady bright eyes staring back at her from between the slats of a wooden crate.

The eyes belonged to a gibbon — a primate native to the region — who had fallen victim to the dangerous world of the pet trade, where gibbons were being sold into homes, zoos, or labs, only to later be discarded.

In 1977, McGreal created the International Primate Protection League (IPPL) in Summerville as a gibbon sanctuary. The now 47-acre property remains nestled in a quiet area of the Lowcountry that is illuminated by the sounds of the primates singing to one another.

Meg McCue-Jones, the Compliance and Outreach Manager, explained that the land was a sod farm in the late 70s and started taking in the gibbons that needed help soon after.

One of the sanctuary’s residents, Gibby, is one of the oldest known living gibbons at over 60 years old.

Like most of the gibbons at the sanctuary, his life started off rough.

McCue-Jones said that Gibby was wild caught, and “with every gibbon wild caught, they shoot mom out of the tree, hoping baby falls, and then they take the baby.”

He was first sold into the pet trade in by a Bangkok dealer, but that was just the beginning. Gibby went to labs at Hofstra University and the State University at Stony Brook.

Researchers embedded electrodes in his skin as part of a locomotion project.

The electrodes and thin wires were inserted into his muscles and connected him to a suit that would measure his muscle movements. McCue-Jones explained that this was obviously not an ideal situation on any aspect, whether it be a human or animal.

At 44, Gibby made it to his first sanctuary, but the conditions were hard on his body. In March of 2007, just four years after his arrival, the IPPL reached out to the sanctuary to relocate not only Gibby, but several other gibbons.

For Gibby, like the other 29 at the sanctuary, Summerville is his last stop. McCue-Jones says that the sanctuary is their forever home.

But with the pandemic, their home has become more difficult to manage.

With fear of COVID-19 spreading to the primates, volunteers were no longer allowed to assist with the many daily tasks necessary to keep the place running.

From hosing the outsides of the enclosures, to raking, food prep, and even assistance inside the office—the staff was left with mounting responsibilities.

The economic impacts of the pandemic left donors and community partners reeling financially, but the bills at the sanctuary remained steady.

As a non-federally funded organization, the IPPL relies heavily on donations to meet the needs of the animals.

Stacy Lambert, a Senior Animal Care Giver, said that since a lot of their population has started to reach geriatric ages, their vet bills are getting bigger as they are having more interventions and medications, different procedures, and checkup appointments with Dr. John Ohlandt.

While expensive, their system of care has proven to work.

Lambert says that in the wild, gibbons usually live about 30-35 years. However, in captivity, gibbons living into their 40s is normal. However, the IPPL has quite a few gibbons that are up in their 40s and 50s while, of course, Gibby is 62.

Although the interventions from the IPPL show the ability of the sanctuary, McCue-Jones said all those at the IPPL ultimately wish there was not a need for them at all, and that the gibbons could live freely in the wild.

McCue-Jones said, “as Shirley has spoken of before, if you really think about it, do humans need sanctuaries, should we have them? Should we be treating the animals this way?”

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