Colleton County

Coroner: Mother, son shot multiple times

A mother and son from a prominent legal family were shot multiple times before they died. Colleton County Coroner Richard Harvey told The Island Packet Monday that both Paul Murdaugh and his mother Maggie were shot multiple times June 7 before they died.

“An Angel in Disguise”: Hundreds celebrate Raniya Wright’s life

Wright passed away Wednesday after a fight in school two days earlier

WALTERBORO, S.C. (WOLO) — When people think of Raniya Wright, the first thing some say comes to mind was her radiant smile and passion for life. “Raniya was always a pleasant, fun child to be around and sometimes you talk to children and they’re saying things that you’d never expect them to say, and she was good like that. She was…

Update on 5th-grader death in Colleton County, School Board issues statement

WALTERBORO, SC (WOLO)–Thursday at 6pm community members in Colleton county gathered for a vigil in remembrance of Raniya Wright. Wright, a fifth grader, died Wednesday, two days after a reported classroom brawl. She had been unresponsive since Monday according to her family. Thursday this afternoon the school board held a meeting on the matter. ABC Columbia’s Alexis Frazier reports in this…