• 10 movies filmed in Berkeley County

    Forget about Hollywood! Some of the biggest movies to hit the big screen have been filmed right here in good ol’ Berkeley County. We’ve included many of them below. The Patriot (2000): Starring Mel Gibson and Heath Ledger, the movie depicts the life of a peaceful farmer named Benjamin Martin who is driven to lead the Colonial Militia during the […]

    10 movies filmed in Berkeley County
  • Body found in Goose Creek pond

    GOOSE CREEK, S.C.–According to Berkeley Co. Coroner Bill Salisbury, on Wednesday night the body of a 54-year-old woman was found in a pond located in the Liberty Hall Plantation subdivision. She was discovered by police around 11 p.m. at 144 Old Jackson Road. It was her husband, police say, who reported his wife, Susan Smith, missing. At this time, it’s […]

    Body found in Goose Creek pond
  • Deputies arrest four people connected to burglary & home invasion

    BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–According to Berkeley Co. Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Dan Moon,  deputies have arrested four individuals in connection with a burglary and home invasion in Berkeley County that occured around 4:30 a.m. Monday. Moon says deputies located a silver Dodge Durango in Summer Creek Mobile Home Park on College Park Road that was a vehicle suspected to have been used […]

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  • Alvin businessman to be featured in new series called “Made Right Here”

    BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.— Middleton Made Knives of St. Stephen is one out of 10 companies that will be highlighted in the upcoming “Made Right Here” series by Maxwell House. According to Maxwell House officials, the coffee giant has always been about celebrating “good” with its 107-year-old tagline, originated by President Teddy Roosevelt, deeming the quality coffee “Good to the Last […]

    Pictured: Quintin Middleton (Via Facebook)
  • Police search for masked robber who stole twenty dollars from gas station

    GOOSE CREEK, S.C.—According to Goose Creek police, on Monday shortly before 1:00 a.m. officers responded to an armed robbery at the Kangaroo Gas Station on Redbank Road. The victim reportedly told police that the suspect walked into the store and demanded that he give him the cash from the register. According to the victim, the suspect claimed he was moving […]

    Courtesy: Goose Creek Police Dept.
  • Bus driver fired after caught texting and driving

    WCBD-TV: News, Weather, and Sports for Charleston, SC BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.—A Berkeley County mother recently sent WCBD-TV cell phone video capturing what appears to be a bus driver texting while driving on the job. While the video is only 24 seconds long, Melissa Steiferman wanted to expose the careless driver’s actions in hopes it’ll prevent others from doing the same. […]

    Via WCBD-TV
  • Violent armed robbery in St. Stephen caught on camera

    ST. STEPHEN, S.C.—Some scary moments recently for a couple working inside a St. Stephen convenience store when they got the scare of probably a life time. According to St. Stephen Police, three men dressed entirely in black and wearing masks entered Palmetto Food on Byrnes Drive in late September. Inside the store, officers say the suspects assaulted a store worker […]

    Violent armed robbery in St. Stephen caught on camera
  • Over 29,000 students to pledge against gun violence

    United States Attorney Bill Nettles announced that on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, members of the United States Attorney’s Office and their local, state, and federal law enforcement partners will meet with students from across South Carolina, as part of South Carolina’s 13th annual Student Pledge Against Gun Violence. With a focus on keeping their schools and communities safe, students in […]

    Over 29,000 students to pledge against gun violence
  • Berkeley Co. students surpass state average on ESEA report card

    MONCKS CORNER, S.C.–Berkeley County School students in all grade levels continue to outperform the state standards in the state and federally mandated Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Federal Accountability System, according to school district officials. More than 90 percent of schools surpassed the state requirements. The federal report card takes into account science, social studies, Math, English language arts […]

    Berkeley Co. students surpass state average on ESEA report card
  • 70-year-old man killed after minivan collides with a logging truck

    BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–On Monday around 11:15 a.m. Lawrence Phillips, 70, of Eutawville was the back seat passenger in a minivan when it ran head-on with a logging truck, according to Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury. The coroner says the accident happened on Old State Road near the Wassamassaw Swamp Bridge. He was pronounced dead on the scene by the coroner. […]

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10 movies filmed in Berkeley County

10 movies filmed in Berkeley County

October 24, 2014 at 6:58 pm

Forget about Hollywood! Some of the biggest movies to hit the big screen have been filmed right here in good ol’ Berkeley County. We’ve included many of them below. The...

Business »

Pictured: Quintin Middleton (Via Facebook)

Alvin businessman to be featured in new series called “Made Right Here”

October 22, 2014 at 3:52 pm

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.— Middleton Made Knives of St. Stephen is one out of 10 companies that will be highlighted in the upcoming “Made Right Here” series by Maxwell...

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Bus driver fired after caught texting and driving

October 22, 2014 at 1:38 pm

WCBD-TV: News, Weather, and Sports for Charleston, SC BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.—A Berkeley County mother recently sent WCBD-TV cell phone video capturing what appears to be...

Entertainment »

These folks love peanuts! (Courtesy: Henry Cales)

Hundreds of people attend Bonneau Peanut Festival 2014

October 20, 2014 at 4:02 pm

BONNEAU, S.C.—If you like boiled peanuts or roasted peanuts, Bonneau was the place to...

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Ginny Deerin, S.C. Secretary of State candidate: “It’s time for a change.”

October 21, 2014 at 12:41 am

GOOSE CREEK, S.C.—For the last twelve years, Mark Hammond of Lancaster has served as South Carolina’s Secretary of State. However, in the upcoming General Election he...

Health »

DHEC board to create Ebola health preparedness network

DHEC board to create Ebola health preparedness network

October 15, 2014 at 9:51 pm

The South Carolina Board of Health and Environmental Control today issued a Public Health Order (PHO) to create a statewide Health Preparedness Network (HPN), which will...

 
 
 

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Courtesy: Goose Creek Police Department

Goose Creek Police: Man exposes himself to girl inside Walmart

GOOSE CREEK, S.C.—The Goose Creek Police Department is requesting the public’s help in identifying the individual in the provided photo. According to police, a girl told officers that she was was shopping with her mother when she noticed a black male following her inside the Walmart Supercenter on St. James Avenue. She reportedly told police that she was on the […]

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Pictured: Ginny Deerin

Ginny Deerin, S.C. Secretary of State candidate: “It’s time for a change.”

GOOSE CREEK, S.C.—For the last twelve years, Mark Hammond of Lancaster has served as South Carolina’s Secretary of State. However, in the upcoming General Election he is facing new competition from a Democratic candidate hailing from the lowcountry—Ginny Deerin. “I decided to run for office because for the last couple of years I’ve been very interested in traveling around the […]

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Alcoa Mt. Holly announces $155,542 in grants to local non-profits

GOOSE CREEK, S.C.–On Monday,  Alcoa Mt. Holly announced $155,542 in Alcoa Foundation grants to four local non-profit organizations: the South Carolina Aquarium, Junior Achievement of Coastal South Carolina, the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics, and Trident Habitat for Humanity. The South Carolina Aquarium will receive $70,000 over two years to support its high school internship program, giving […]

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These folks love peanuts! (Courtesy: Henry Cales)

Hundreds of people attend Bonneau Peanut Festival 2014

BONNEAU, S.C.—If you like boiled peanuts or roasted peanuts, Bonneau was the place to be this past weekend. Friday kicked off the town’s annual Bonneau Peanut Festival. Around 4,000 people attended the event. Along with plenty of peanuts to chow down on in honor of the town’s agricultural heritage, there were lots of activities for the kids including a Ferris […]

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Zombies devour ‘The Berkeley Observer’ (sort of)

Zombies devour ‘The Berkeley Observer’ (sort of)

This weekend, zombies invaded the south, and ‘The Berkeley Observer’ got caught up in it all. See, we were there to cover the infection. Unfortunately, we became the victim. We were simply no match for ‘the walkers.’ We called out to the governor for help, but he just tried to shoot us. Okay—all jokes aside. We were actually in Atlanta […]

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Jury awards family of Berkeley Co. inmate nearly $3 million in wrongful death lawsuit

Jury awards family of Berkeley Co. inmate nearly $3 million in wrongful death lawsuit

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.—On Friday, five Berkeley County detention officers were ordered to pay $2.95 million after a jury found them liable for the death of David Allan Woods, an inmate at the Hill-Finklea Detention Center who reportedly died under their watch on November 11, 2010. His estate filed a civil lawsuit in late 2012. A U.S. District Court judge heard […]

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Courtesy: Chick-Fil-A

Site plans approved for proposed Moncks Corner Chick-Fil-A

MONCKS CORNER, S.C.–Construction of the very first Moncks Corner Chick-Fil-A is inching closer to reality. After careful review, the town’s planner, Alison Simmons, recently approved the site plans for the new restaurant. Simmons notified the Charleston engineering firm, G. Robert George & Associate, Inc., of the news in a letter Friday. They submitted the plans for the town to review […]

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BCSD communications director Amy Kovach may have to repay $100,000 in legal fees

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.—The school district’s communications director, Amy Kovach, has been slapped with more bad news. If the state Attorney General’s Office gets its way, Kovach may be forced to pay back more than $100,000 the district has paid lawyers so far in defending her against ethics and fraud allegations. On October 14th, Chief Deputy Attorney General John McIntosh sent […]

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Santee Cooper to consider raising rates, launches study

Santee Cooper to consider raising rates, launches study

MONCKS CORNER, S.C.–The Santee Cooper Board of Directors have authorized management to study the utility’s current electric rates and whether the rates will support future expenses, in particular continued construction of the nuclear units at V.C. Summer Nuclear Station. The study is expected to take several months, with management scheduled to report its study recommendations at the board’s June 2015 […]

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Very first BBQ festival for Moncks Corner fast approaching

Very first BBQ festival for Moncks Corner fast approaching

MONCKS CORNER, S.C.–Who in Berkeley County doesn’t enjoy some good barbeque? That’s what we thought.  Here, EVERYONE loves some good BBQ.  In fact, it’s about as common as sweet tea.  Heck, the two even go perfect together.  For those who can’t resist this good stuff, you’re in luck. The Town of Moncks Corner will be hosting the 1st Inaugural Town […]

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