Kristen Rary is the Lowcountry Reporter for WTOC. She is an Atlanta native and joined the WTOC team in June of 2019.
While at The University of Georgia, Kristen earned a Bachelors in Journalism and a Bachelors in Political Science. She also reported and anchored for UGA's Grady Newsource. While in school Kristen was awarded a Hearst award for her work covering deaf accessibility and limitations at the University. She was also named a Deborah Norville Scholar for her political coverage leading up to the 2018 midterm elections.
Prior to her work at WTOC, Kristen spent time in newsrooms such as Atlanta's WSB-TV and D.C.'s WRC-TV, where she learned the skills she needs to report on the Lowcountry and greater Savannah area.
Kristen is excited to get to know the people of Savannah and South Carolina, so if you see her around please stop and say hello! She loves to learn more about people, and definitely won't turn down restaurant suggestions!
If you have any tips that you think Kristen should investigate, please email her at email@example.com.
The Hardeeville Fire Department has responded to six medical calls in the last 36 hours. The department expects that number to go up because one third of the population in their coverage zone is the at-risk population of 65 and older.
Thousands of Lowcountry residents are practicing social distancing and staying at home. But for the most part, there hasn’t been a direct order to do so. The mayor of Beaufort is hoping that changes and that people will shut their doors and shelter in place.
If you are running low on toilet paper and haven’t been able to find any, you might be using other paper products like wipes or paper towels. But the Beaufort Jasper Water Sewer Authority is asking if it comes to that, throw them out and do not flush them down your toilet.
All this rainy weather has a direct impact on many school systems. And although Beaufort County did not close their schools Thursday, their bus drivers do have to change how they operate to make sure the kids stay safe.
COVID-19 hasn’t made its way to South Carolina yet, but some who shop at places like Piggly Wiggly in Hardeeville say they’re worried because their location right next to Interstate 95 means anyone could be passing through at any time.