• National Voter Registration Day is September 23rd

    The South Carolina State Election Commission, along with Americans across the nation, will be celebrating National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) on Tuesday, September 23, 2014.  This is a nationwide effort to register voters before the upcoming election in November. This year’s theme is Celebrating Democracy in America, encouraging individuals to exercise one of our most basic rights in America:  the […]

    National Voter Registration Day is September 23rd
  • Firefighters respond to fire at Nucor in Cainhoy

    BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–On Thursday shortly before 9 p.m., the Cainhoy Fire Department responded to the Nucor Berkeley Plant located at 1455 Hagan Avenue, off of Cainhoy Road, for a reported structure fire. Once on the scene, they immediately requested mutual aid from Charleston County to respond as well. Cainhoy units were first to arrive and found a large mill building […]

    Firefighters respond to fire at Nucor in Cainhoy
  • Santee Cooper will test Santee Dam sirens Oct. 6

    MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – Santee Cooper will conduct routine tests of its 15 Santee Dam warning sirens in Berkeley, Clarendon and Williamsburg counties on Monday, Oct. 6, at 10 a.m. As part of the test, Santee Cooper will set off each siren in test mode, which includes about a one-minute siren wail followed by a prerecorded message and a live […]

    Santee Cooper will test Santee Dam sirens Oct. 6
  • 15 signs that prove you’re probably from Berkeley County

    1. Your idea of “going into town” means heading to Moncks Corner                   2. You know at least one person with the first name “Bubba”   Via Giphy.com (Pictured: “Bubba” from Forrest Gump)   3. You think the four seasons are deer, duck, dove and turkey             […]

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  • Traveling Vietnam veterans memorial wall comes to the lowcountry

    The largest traveling replica of the iconic Vietnam Memorial Wall will be on display at the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime museum Oct. 9-12. The 360-foot long, eight-foot tall American Veterans Traveling Tribute (AVTT) Wall is 80 percent scale of the memorial in Washington D.C. It contains the names of every one of the 58,272 men and women who died […]

    Courtesy: American Veteran Traveling Tribute & The Traveling Wall (AVTT)
  • Famous Disney characters headed to lowcountry in February

    In a captivating combination, Master Magician Mickey Mouse and the always-dazzling Minnie Mouse join forces with professional illusionist Zach Williams for a magical production on stage. Disney Live! presents Mickey’s Magic Show Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt features grand illusions and favorite Disney characters, including Donald Duck and Goofy; Cinderella and her Fairy Godmother; Alice in Wonderland and the […]

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  • Craigslist encounter leads to violent sexual attack, Hanahan man arrested

    What was supposed to be a friendly Craigslight hookup turned into a violent rape for a Ladson woman, according to investigators with the Charleston Co. Sheriff’s Office. Deputies have since charged John Phillip Burnside, 33, of Hanahan with 1st degree criminal sexual conduct. He’s been booked into the Charleston Co. Detention Center. Investigators say on August 19th, Burnside went to […]

    Pictured: John Phillip Burnside (Courtesy: Charleston Co. Sheriff's Office)
  • Moncks Corner approves $6.6 million budget for 2015

    MONCKS CORNER, S.C.—Tuesday night Moncks Corner town council unanimously approved its $6.6 million budget for 2015—an increase of about $795,000 over the current year. The new budget passed on second reading after a series of budget workshops and hearings with the public. The town’s newest budget includes the hiring of one police officer for approximately $55,689. The Moncks Corner Police […]

    Moncks Corner approves $6.6 million budget for 2015
  • Cypress Gardens bridge to be completed in two weeks

    BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.—According to Tom Smith, emergency preparedness director for Berkeley County, SCDOT officials say that the Cypress Gardens bridge is expected to be completed by September 30th. “I am putting a star on my calendar on Monday, Sept 29th, marking when I project the bridge will be complete, and Tuesday, September 30th, when I plan to resume driving up […]

    Pictured: Cypress Gardens Bridge repair
  • Cop charged with sexual exploitation of a minor

    SLED agents confirmed they arrested a now-former Summerville police officer Tuesday in connection with pornography involving a minor. Carlisle Johnson Floyd, 40, of Summerville, was charged with three counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, second degree, a felony with a penalty upon conviction of from two years up to ten years in prison. According to the affidavit, the arrest […]

    Pictured: Carlisle Johnson Floyd (via Summerville Police Department)
 
 
 

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Firefighters respond to fire at Nucor in Cainhoy

Firefighters respond to fire at Nucor in Cainhoy

September 19, 2014 at 11:46 am

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–On Thursday shortly before 9 p.m., the Cainhoy Fire Department responded to the Nucor Berkeley Plant located at 1455 Hagan Avenue, off of Cainhoy...

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Biggby Coffee gets ready to open in Goose Creek

Biggby Coffee gets ready to open in Goose Creek

September 12, 2014 at 8:00 pm

GOOSE CREEK, S.C.—Coffee lovers rejoice! Pretty soon you’ll have a new place to get a tasty ‘Cup of Joe.’ Biggby Coffee will officially open its doors for business...

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Mother sues BCSD, claims student sexually assaulted young daughter

Mother sues BCSD, claims student sexually assaulted young daughter

September 14, 2014 at 8:07 pm

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.—Legal troubles against the Berkeley County School District continue to mount. A mother is suing the school district as well as the principal of Marrington...

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Famous Disney characters headed to lowcountry in February

September 18, 2014 at 10:21 am

In a captivating combination, Master Magician Mickey Mouse and the always-dazzling Minnie Mouse join forces with professional illusionist Zach Williams for a magical production...

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National Voter Registration Day is September 23rd

National Voter Registration Day is September 23rd

September 19, 2014 at 11:50 am

The South Carolina State Election Commission, along with Americans across the nation, will be celebrating National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) on Tuesday, September 23,...

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Pictured: Trident Medical Center

Trident Cancer Center completes $6 million expansion

September 17, 2014 at 2:47 am

On Thursday September 18 at 4:30 p.m., Trident Cancer Center will hold a ribbon cutting for its new expansion. Trident Cancer Center staff and physicians, North Charleston...

 
 
 

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11 photos of the cutest piglet in the entire world

11 photos of the cutest piglet in the entire world

In Berkeley County, sure, dogs and cats are pretty common. But it’s not at all strange to find folks here with nontraditional pets. In fact, I knew someone who had a pet deer for quite a while out in Macedonia. Heck, for a little while growing up I had a pet pig named Henrietta–and I know I certainly wasn’t alone. […]

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Pictured: Trident Medical Center

Trident Cancer Center completes $6 million expansion

On Thursday September 18 at 4:30 p.m., Trident Cancer Center will hold a ribbon cutting for its new expansion. Trident Cancer Center staff and physicians, North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey, Representative Jenny Horne and other local elected officials will be on hand for this momentous occasion. The 3,500 square foot expansion includes the addition of the TruBeam Linear Accelerator, which […]

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Alligator takes a midnight stroll on a Goose Creek road

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.—Sure, there are lots of alligators in many of the lakes, ponds and rivers here in Berkeley County. However, it’s not every day you see an alligator walking down a busy road, but for one concerned citizen it was definitely a sight to see. Not only did he spot the gator, he also unleashed his inner “Crocodile Dundee” […]

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Scammers pretending to represent law firms to collect fake debts

Scammers pretending to represent law firms to collect fake debts

The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) is warning the public that scammers are “spoofing” SCDCA telephone numbers in an attempt to seem more legitimate. While reports never revealed exactly what the scammer was after, they did claim to represent a law firm and could be trying to collect a fake debt. Scammers use this tactic to scare a […]

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Pictured: Oysters

Shellfish season will open Oct. 1 in South Carolina

  The 2014-2015 season for harvesting shellfish (clams, oysters and other bivalves) in coastal waters of South Carolina will open one-half hour before official sunrise on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014.  The shellfish season will remain open through May 15, 2014, unless conditions warrant extending or shortening the season.  Season dates apply to both recreational and commercial shellfish harvesting.  In the […]

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Pictured: Mason and friends with U.S. Senator Tim Scott

12-year-old starts Republican club for kids

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–Mayson, a seventh grade student at Marrington Middle School, has shown an interest in politics since she was a toddler. Last May Mayson Merritt, 12, asked her grandmother if she could start a Republican kids’ club in Berkeley County. During the 2012 presidential campaign, she met almost all of the Republican Primary candidates while taking pictures at their […]

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Large fire destroys three mobile homes in Moncks Corner

Large fire destroys three mobile homes in Moncks Corner

MONCKS CORNER, S.C.—Shortly after 3 o’clock Tuesday morning, firefighters responded to a massive mobile home fire that quickly spread to two other trailers near Ophir Street at Broughton Road. The properties were located inside Locklairs Landing in Moncks Corner. Multiple fire departments were dispatched to the scene including Moncks Corner Rural which was assisted by Whitesville, Santee Circle, Pineridge and […]

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Deputies investigate deadly shooting at Goose Creek apartment

GOOSE CREEK, S.C.–The Berkeley Co. Sheriff’s Office is investigating a deadly shooting that took place Sunday night at a Goose Creek apartment complex. According to Berkeley Co. Coroner Bill Salisbury, 9-1-1 dispatch received a call in reference to a shooting at River Ridge apartments on Harbour Lake Drive around 11:25 p.m. The victim, 27-year-old Joshua Holmes of Ladson, was transported […]

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Teen injured in early morning shooting in the Cainhoy area

Teen injured in early morning shooting in the Cainhoy area

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.—An 18-year-old is recovering from his injuries after deputies say someone shot him early Sunday morning. According to officers, shortly before 7 a.m. the teen called 9-1-1 to report that he’d been shot at a home located at 1435 Joyner Lane off of Clements Ferry Road near the Cainhoy area. The teen stated that someone reportedly fired shots […]

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Mother sues BCSD, claims student sexually assaulted young daughter

Mother sues BCSD, claims student sexually assaulted young daughter

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.—Legal troubles against the Berkeley County School District continue to mount. A mother is suing the school district as well as the principal of Marrington Middle School of the Arts, James Spencer. She alleges that school officials failed to stop a boy from sexually assaulting her 12-year-old daughter at the school. “This is basically a real extreme bullying […]

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