• Three Finalists Named For BCSD Superintendent Position

    BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–The Berkeley County Board of Education has named three finalists in its continued search for a superintendent and has announced opportunities for the public to meet these candidates. On July 22 and 23, the Board conducted initial interviews with a slate of six additional candidates recommended by BWP & Associates search consultants. The candidates are those meeting the […]

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  • Chad Sweatman Wins Moncks Corner Town Council Race

    MONCKS CORNER, S.C.—After a runoff that recently ended in a tie, the third time appears to be the charm. On Tuesday night, local businessman Chad Sweatman was declared the unofficial winner of the Moncks Corner special election for town council. Sweatman received 51.59 percent of the vote while his opponent, Jay Law, received 48.41 percent of the vote. “We had […]

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  • New Pro Joins Crowfield Golf Club Team

    GOOSE CREEK, S.C.–Veteran golfer Bobby Donnellan has joined Goose Creek’s Crowfield Golf Club as its new head pro. He brings 24 years of experience as both player and instructor to the job. “I am excited about becoming part of the Crowfield Golf Club team, and look forward to using my experience to provide an exceptional tournament and golf experience for […]

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  • Berkeley County School Board Plans Public Receptions For Superintendent Finalists

    BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–The Berkeley County Board of Education will soon name three finalists for the superintendent position. In preparation for the announcement and visits, the Board has planned receptions for Tuesday, August 4; Wednesday, August 5; and Thursday, August 6, to allow employees, community members and business leaders an opportunity to meet and hear from the three superintendent finalists. On […]

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  • Berkeley County Council Passes Budget With No Millage Increase

    MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – Berkeley County Council passed Supervisor Bill Peagler’s amended County Government budget tonight by a vote of 7-1, with Councilman Jack Schurlknight being the only dissenting vote. Council also unanimously passed Supervisor Peagler’s amended Berkeley County Water and Sanitation budget. “I am thankful for the strong majority of County Council members, who stood with me to make […]

    Berkeley County Council Passes Budget With No Millage Increase
  • Berkeley Co. Library System Brings Mifi30 To The Lowcountry

    ST. STEPHEN, S.C.– The Berkeley County Library System is pleased to be the first library system in the state to offer a new service, MiFi30, which allows customers to check out the internet for 30 days, free with their library card. This new service began with a grant of more than $11k from Google-SC to the Friends of the Berkeley […]

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  • Berkeley Co. Deputies Track Down Suspect Accused Of Striking Goose Creek Patrol Car, Leading Officers On Chase

    GOOSE CREEK, S.C.—On Saturday, shortly before 3 p.m., a Goose Creek officer responded to the Boulder Bluff subdivision in reference to a reckless driver. According to the incident report, a witness followed the vehicle, described as a white Infiniti driven by 26-year-old James Cale Gilliam, throughout the Boulder Bluff subdivision. The witness reportedly notified dispatch that at one point Gilliam […]

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  • Berkeley Co. Sheriff’s Office: 3 People Shot Following Birthday Party

    BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–Berkeley County deputies say they are investigating a triple shooting that occurred Friday night following a birthday party on Mitten Road in Moncks Corner.  According to investigators, after the party ended, several people began walking down Nelson Ferry Road when an unidentified car drove by. Officials say the passengers in the car opened fire on the victims. Deputies say […]

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  • Coroner: Contractor Crushed By Equipment While Working At Nucor

    HUGER, S.C.–According to Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury, on Saturday around 10:30 a.m., an out of state sub-contractor working at the Huger Nucor steel plant was pinned between two moving pieces of equipment and crushed. He was pronounced dead on the scene by Coroner Salisbury. The Berkeley County and Charleston County Rescue Squads worked for 6 hours to free the man, […]

    Coroner: Contractor Crushed By Equipment While Working At Nucor
  • Ex-CCSD Superintendent Nancy McGinley A Candidate For BCSD Superintendent Job

    BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–According to WCBD-TV, former Charleston County School District Superintendent Dr. Nancy McGinley is a candidate for the top job at the Berkeley County School District. Dr. McGinley was one of four candidates reportedly interviewed on Thursday. With seven years at the helm, McGinley, now 60, was the longest-serving superintendent in Charleston County’s history. She resigned from the CCSD in October with two […]

    Pictured: Nancy McGineley (Courtesy: SC Association of School Administrators)
 
 

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Berkeley Co. Library System Brings Mifi30 To The Lowcountry

July 27, 2015 at 1:49 pm

ST. STEPHEN, S.C.– The Berkeley County Library System is pleased to be the first library system in the state to offer a new service, MiFi30, which allows customers to...

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New Pro Joins Crowfield Golf Club Team

July 28, 2015 at 3:34 pm

GOOSE CREEK, S.C.–Veteran golfer Bobby Donnellan has joined Goose Creek’s Crowfield Golf Club as its new head pro. He brings 24 years of experience as both player...

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Three Finalists Named For BCSD Superintendent Position

July 28, 2015 at 10:38 pm

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–The Berkeley County Board of Education has named three finalists in its continued search for a superintendent and has announced opportunities for...

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Moncks Corner’s Sydney Duke Named ‘2015 Miss Pre-Teen American Beauty’

July 21, 2015 at 11:32 am

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–Representing South Carolina, Sydney Duke of Berkeley County was crowned Miss Pre-Teen American Beauty at the 2015 American Beauty Pageant Final...

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Chad Sweatman Wins Moncks Corner Town Council Race

July 28, 2015 at 9:20 pm

MONCKS CORNER, S.C.—After a runoff that recently ended in a tie, the third time appears to be the charm. On Tuesday night, local businessman Chad Sweatman was declared the...

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DHEC Releases Safe Fish Eating Advisory For S.C. Waters

DHEC Releases Safe Fish Eating Advisory For S.C. Waters

July 10, 2015 at 8:44 pm

Fishing in South Carolina is a summer hobby for many people, and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control has updated the fish consumption advisory...

 

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Moncks Corner Man Considered A ‘Person Of Interest’ In Orangeburg Quadruple Murder

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–An individual sought by state and federal authorities in Orangeburg County has been confirmed as a person of interest in the Holly Hill murders of last week, according to OCSO Spokesperson Richard Walker. The victims were all shot to death, investigators have stated. They’ve been identified as Tamara Perry, 14; Shamekia Sanders, 17; Krystal Hutto, 28; and Jerome Butler, […]

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Civil Rights Group Calls For Removal Of Confederate Flag On Goose Creek Welcome Sign

Civil Rights Group Calls For Removal Of Confederate Flag On Goose Creek Welcome Sign

Live5News.com | Charleston, SC | News, Weather, Sports GOOSE CREEK, S.C.—Members of the National Action Network are calling for the removal of a Confederate battle flag emblem from the city of Goose Creek’s welcome sign. “I’m born and raised right here in Goose Creek and seeing that sign day in and day out reminds me of what took place June […]

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New Outdoor Store Cabela’s To Bring 175 Jobs To Berkeley County

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–Cabela’s Incorporated, the World’s Foremost Outfitter® of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, announced today plans to bring the company’s unique retail experience and legendary customer service to Summerville, S.C., and the greater Charleston area. Cabela’s expects construction on the 82,000-square-foot store to begin in 2015, and anticipates a fall 2016 opening. It will be located in Nexton, near […]

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Motorcyclist Killed In Head On Collision With Car In Cane Bay Area

Motorcyclist Killed In Head On Collision With Car In Cane Bay Area

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–According to Berkeley County Corner Bill Salisbury, on Wednesday at 5:46 a.m. he responded to Old State Road near Cane Bay for an accident. Salisbury says 27-year-old Maxwell Mackey of Cane Bay was riding his motorcycle west on Old State Road when he was struck head-on by a sedan going east. He died at the scene.  The coroner says […]

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Goose Creek Police Looking For Two People Accused Of Fraud

Goose Creek Police Looking For Two People Accused Of Fraud

GOOSE CREEK, S.C.–The Goose Creek Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the young male and female scene in this surveillance image. Authorities say they are accused of fraud. Police believe they are both using cloned debit/credit bank cards. The recent incident occurred on July 5, 2015 at the CVS Pharmacy in Goose Creek. If you have any information […]

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Berkeley Co. Sheriff’s Office Investigating Fatal Shooting

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in Ladson Tuesday night. Authorities say the victim was discovered on Frank Jones Road just off College Park Road in Ladson around 9:30 p.m. When deputies arrived on the scene they found one person suffering from a gunshot wound. “Our Office has had a team of detectives […]

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New Social Media Network Created Just For People Battling Addictions, Disorders

New Social Media Network Created Just For People Battling Addictions, Disorders

We all know that life isn’t always ‘rainbows and butterflies.’ It can actually be downright brutal. From drug addiction to eating disorders, we all struggle with real issues from time to time.  That’s why NeoA was created.  It’s a revolutionary new platform that brings together people with common interests who wish to unite in order to improve their quality of […]

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H.O.P.E. Acres Inches Closer To The ‘2015 Giving Back Award’

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–H.O.P.E Acres has inched closer to becoming a 2015 Giving Back Award recipient. “I wanted to personally extend our appreciation for your support of H.O.P.E. Acres Rescue as one of 50 of your local Non-Profit’s of The Year during round one of the 2015 Giving Back Awards,” stated Tracey Sawyer, the non-profit’s president.  “We are off to round […]

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Goose Creek Police Recognized By The National Child Safety Council

GOOSE CREEK, S.C.–H. Dale Royer from the National Child Safety Council recently presented Chief Harvey Becker an award for the department’s 15 years of continued participation in the organization’s ‘Safetypup’ program. “We are grateful to the NCSC for providing the Safetypup materials we use regularly to educate children in a variety of safety concerns,” Becker stated. Safetypup® has joined the ranks […]

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Moncks Corner’s Sydney Duke Named ‘2015 Miss Pre-Teen American Beauty’

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–Representing South Carolina, Sydney Duke of Berkeley County was crowned Miss Pre-Teen American Beauty at the 2015 American Beauty Pageant Final event in Orlando, Florida!Sydney Duke is the 10-year-old daughter of Charlene and Gerald Duke of Moncks Corner. Sydney has been competing in pageants since the age of four and has won well over 150 local and state […]

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