• Hanahan city leaders hire new fire chief

    HANAHAN, S.C.—Hanahan city leaders recently approved the hiring of Joseph “Bo” Bowers as the new fire chief. He replaces Jerry Barham who retired several months ago after serving as the city’s chief for approximately twenty years. Bowers is currently the battalion chief at the Awendaw Fire District where he has worked since 1991, serving as battalion chief for the past […]

    Pictured: Joseph "Bo" Bowers (Provided)
  • Beckley will not join Peagler administration

    BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.—After endorsing Moncks Corner Mayor Bill Peagler for the county supervisor position, there was wide speculation that Jerry Beckley would likely join Peagler in some capacity on the county level. However, Beckley says that will not be happening. On Friday, he says he informed the supervisor-elect via e-mail that he has decided not to join his administration at […]

    Pictured: Jerry Beckley
  • Horse rescue group forced to move or shut down

    MONCKS CORNER, S.C.—Since 2010, H.O.P.E. Acres Rescue has made it its mission to rescue horses near death, neglected and abused, and it is the only organization of its kind in Berkeley County dedicated to saving these precious creatures. “We take in horses in all stages. Some of them don’t look like they’re emaciated or underweight, but they may have medical […]

    Horse rescue group forced to move or shut down
  • 10 intriguing facts about Berkeley County

    Berkeley County is not only the biggest and fastest growing county in South Carolina, it is also a pretty fascinating place that is rich in history. While this is by no means a complete list, we’ve included ten facts, some bizarre, about the area which first established itself as a county in 1882. 1. Since 1993 there have been four […]

    10 intriguing facts about Berkeley County
  • Deer hunting returns to Bonneau Ferry WMA

    BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–Deer hunting has returned to the 10,700-acre Bonneau Ferry Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Berkeley County, just south of Moncks Corner, where a variety of hunting opportunities can be enjoyed, especially by those interested in experiencing the area with a youth hunter. Between archery hunts, adult/youth gun hunts, and limited draw gun hunts, 80 deer were harvested during […]

    Deer hunting returns to Bonneau Ferry WMA
  • Berkeley Co. Sheriff’s Office to take back unwanted prescription drugs

    This Saturday September 27, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your medications for disposal to either the front of the Sheriff’s Office at […]

    Berkeley Co. Sheriff’s Office to take back unwanted prescription drugs
  • Santee Cooper to give away energy-efficient LED bulbs

    MONCKS CORNER, S.C. — Santee Cooper will be giving away highly efficient LED bulbs to its residential customers beginning Monday, Oct. 6, as a way to promote energy efficiency and celebrate Public Power Week and Customer Service Week, both of which occur the week of Oct. 6. In addition, Santee Cooper will greet customers with free refreshments in retail offices […]

    Santee Cooper to give away energy-efficient LED bulbs
  • Hanahan man arrested after police say they discovered a meth lab

    HANAHAN, S.C.—A Berkeley County man is behind bars after Hanahan police say they located a meth lab inside his home. Anthony Jay Pate, 38, was booked into the Hill Finklea Dentention Center early Thursday morning. He faces numerous drug charges. After receiving a tip, police say they got a warrant to search Pate’s home which is located on Murray Drive. […]

    Pictured: Jay Pate (Courtesy: Berkeley Co. Sheriff's Office)
  • School board member resigns from office

    BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.—According to the district’s Chief Administrative Officer Deon Jackson, Sheldon Etheridge has announced his resignation as school board member for District 6. The district includes Sangaree, St. Stephen, Cross, Macedonia and Moncks Corner. His resignation comes after announcing a move to Clarendon County. Jackson says Etheridge’s last day will be September 30th. His term was not set to […]

    Courtesy: Berkeley Co, School Board
  • MUSC makes enhancement to manikin used for childbirth training

    Promising technology born at the Medical University of South Carolina Healthcare Simulation Center is now available as an improvement to Laerdal Medical’s SimMom, a manikin that simulates childbirth for medical training. The MUSC Foundation for Research Development filed the patent application for the adaptation and exclusively licensed it for commercial purposes to Laerdal, which recently made the new module available […]

    Courtesy: Laerdal
 
 
 

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Hanahan city leaders hire new fire chief

September 29, 2014 at 3:31 pm

HANAHAN, S.C.—Hanahan city leaders recently approved the hiring of Joseph “Bo” Bowers as the new fire chief. He replaces Jerry Barham who retired several months ago...

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Santee Cooper to give away energy-efficient LED bulbs

Santee Cooper to give away energy-efficient LED bulbs

September 25, 2014 at 3:05 pm

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. — Santee Cooper will be giving away highly efficient LED bulbs to its residential customers beginning Monday, Oct. 6, as a way to promote energy efficiency...

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Courtesy: Berkeley Co, School Board

School board member resigns from office

September 25, 2014 at 12:05 pm

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.—According to the district’s Chief Administrative Officer Deon Jackson, Sheldon Etheridge has announced his resignation as school board member for...

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Goose Creek gears up for 2014 Fall Festival

September 23, 2014 at 12:25 pm

The City of Goose Creek will present the “2014 Fall Festival” on Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm behind the Marguerite H. Brown Municipal Center. This...

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Pictured: Jerry Beckley

Beckley will not join Peagler administration

September 27, 2014 at 1:59 pm

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.—After endorsing Moncks Corner Mayor Bill Peagler for the county supervisor position, there was wide speculation that Jerry Beckley would likely join...

Health »

Courtesy: Laerdal

MUSC makes enhancement to manikin used for childbirth training

September 25, 2014 at 11:38 am

Promising technology born at the Medical University of South Carolina Healthcare Simulation Center is now available as an improvement to Laerdal Medical’s SimMom, a manikin...

 
 
 

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Man dies from complications of 2005 shooting

Man dies from complications of 2005 shooting

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–On October 22, 2005, David McCray of Wando was shot on Clements Ferry Road in Berkeley County. Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury says he became a paraplegic as a result of his injuries. The coroner says that on September 14, 2014 (9 years later) he was admitted to a local hospital due to problems from his injury. Salisbury […]

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Bonneau family of six loses home to fire

BONNEAU, S.C.–The American Red Cross assisted a Bonneau family of three adults and three children after their home on Pooshee Plantation Way was destroyed by fire on early Wednesday morning, Red Cross officials stated. The Bonneau Fire Department responded to the residence. Volunteers provided financial assistance for food, lodging and clothing, comfort kits containing personal hygiene items, and referrals to partner agencies […]

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Violent crime in South Carolina dropped in 2012

Violent crime in South Carolina dropped in 2012

The rate of violent crime in South Carolina decreased 6.3 percent in 2012, according to a report released Tuesday by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division. “The Uniform Crime Report is a snapshot of criminal activity,” said SLED Chief Mark Keel. “While the decrease in overall violent crime is encouraging, increases in some categories tell us there’s always much work […]

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Lowe’s employees lend a helping hand to local homeless shelter

Lowe’s employees lend a helping hand to local homeless shelter

For two days in a row, Lowe’s employees throughout the tricounty, including the Goose Creek location, joined forces to give 180 Place, a shelter in Summerville, a much needed makeover. “We have a lot of people on different tasks, different projects,” stated Shenique Rollinson with Lowe’s. “They’re very dedicated.” Nearly 40 Lowe’s employees volunteered their personal time to help out […]

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9-1-1 call released from deadly standoff in Goose Creek

9-1-1 call released from deadly standoff in Goose Creek

GOOSE CREEK, S.C.—Goose Creek Police have released the 9-1-1 call from Tuesday’s deadly standoff on McClain Street. Shortly after 9 p.m., Karen Rice called for help after she says her husband threatened to shoot her in the head. “I live at 501 McClain Street, and I don’t know what’s happened to my husband but he just pulled four guns on […]

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South Carolina unveils statewide obesity action plan

South Carolina unveils statewide obesity action plan

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) Director Catherine Templeton and the South Carolina Obesity Council, today unveiled the state’s first-ever obesity action plan, SCaledown.org. A culmination of collaborative efforts, the initiative focuses on both long-term and short-term strategies that can be immediately implemented to begin reducing the rate of obesity in the Palmetto State. “Obesity kills […]

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Suspect shot and killed during standoff with Goose Creek police

Suspect shot and killed during standoff with Goose Creek police

WCIV-TV | ABC News 4 – Charleston News, Sports, Weather GOOSE CREEK, S.C.—The suspect in Tuesday night’s standoff with SWAT and Goose Creek Police has died. According to Coroner Bill Salisbury, the suspect has been identified as 57-year-old Brian Eugene Rice. Several officers surrounded a home on McClain Street near Red Bank Road after Rice fired multiple shots. Rice was […]

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BCSD Rodney Thompson requests to resign as superintendent

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.—The Berkeley County School District may soon have to look for another superintendent. According to The Post & Courier, Rodney Thompson sent an email to district employees Tuesday night asking to be released from his contract during the summer of 2015. Thompson became the superintendent in 2011 after serving as the district’s chief administrative officer. Prior to that, […]

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Enterovirus strain confirmed in South Carolina

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) laboratory has confirmed the first cases of the EV-D68 strain of enterovirus in two (2) residents of South Carolina’s Upstate region, the state Department of Health and Environmental Control reported tonight. “We requested lab support from the CDC shortly after this virus was on the rise in other parts of the […]

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Goose Creek gears up for 2014 Fall Festival

The City of Goose Creek will present the “2014 Fall Festival” on Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm behind the Marguerite H. Brown Municipal Center. This FREE event will feature live entertainment, arts/craft vendors, kid’s play area, safety demonstrations, food vendors, laser tag and much more!! This event will raise awareness and donations for Helping Hands […]

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