• Sangaree man ‘car surfing’ when killed, friend arrested for involuntary manslaughter

    BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–An arrest has been made in a case involving the death of a Sangaree area man, stated Berkeley Co. Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Dan Moon. Kristopher Charles Gerhard, 30, of 106 Kirk Ct. Summerville has been charged with involuntary manslaughter. Moon says that Daniel Cristino Montalvo, who also resided at 106 Kirk Ct.was found early Monday morning January 19, […]

    Pictured: Kristopher Gerhart (Courtesy: Berkeley Co. Sheriff's Office)
  • Former Hanahan firefighter pleads guilty to criminal sexual conduct with minor

    HANAHAN, S.C.—A former Hanahan firefighter and paramedic pled guilty to assault and battery as well as criminal sexual conduct with a 14-year-old girl on Thursday. A judge then sentenced 31-year-old Justin Shayne Rider of Ladson to one year on the assault and battery charge and his 15 year sentence for the criminal sexual conduct charge was suspended to five years […]

    Pictured: Justin Rider (Courtesy: Berkeley Co. Sheriff's Office)
  • ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic announces mandatory world tour

    Fresh off the biggest year of his storied career, “Weird Al” Yankovic  today announced his 2015 Mandatory World Tour. The tour will stop at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center on August 9. Slated to visit over 100 cities throughout North America, Europe, and Australia, the tour follows the release of Weird Al’s #1 album, Mandatory Fun (RCA Records).  The […]

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  • Youth coon hunt to be held in Ridgeville on Saturday, Jan. 31

    A youth coon hunt will be held in Ridgeville on Saturday, Jan. 31, sponsored by the Summerville Coon Hunters Association. It’s part of a series of nine youth coon hunts being held around South Carolina through February, sponsored by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources and the S.C. Coon Hunters Association. For more information on the Ridgeville youth coon hunt, […]

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  • Coroner: Young man found on side of road in Sangaree dies

    BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–According to Berkeley Co. Coroner Bill Salisbury, on Monday shortly after midnight, Jan. 19th, 24-year-old Daniel Montalvo of Summerville was found on the side of Heather Drive in the Sangaree area of Berkeley County. Salisbury stated that he had head and body trauma and was transported to MUSC. On Wednesday, Jan. 21st he was pronounced dead at the […]

    Coroner: Young man found on side of road in Sangaree dies
  • Moncks Corner teen wakes up to find burglar rummaging through bedroom

    MONCKS CORNER, S.C.–The Moncks Corner Police Department responded to a daytime burglary on Maple Leaf Drive at approximately 8:45 Thursday morning, authorities said. The resident woke up to find a young black male rummaging through an adjacent bedroom. “When the teen noticed him, he ran out of the residence,” stated Steve Meadows with the Moncks Corner Police Department. “Thankfully no […]

    Moncks Corner teen wakes up to find burglar rummaging through bedroom
  • BCSD seeks public input with search for new superintendent

    BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.– The search for a new superintendent to lead Berkeley County schools has begun, and the Berkeley County Board of Education wants input from the community to assist with the process. A series of group meetings and public forums are planned for January 26 and January 28, 2015 for the public. Participants will be able to share feedback […]

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  • Overnight fire destroys Bonneau family’s home

    BONNEAU, S.C.–American Red Cross disaster-trained volunteers assisted five individuals whose home, located on Long Acre Drive in Bonneau, was destroyed in a fire overnight. According to volunteers, The Red Cross is meeting the immediate needs of the three adults and two children by providing financial assistance for food and clothing, comfort kits with personal hygiene items, and referrals for their […]

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  • Cross Elementary student wins poetry competition

    Nadia President, a second grade student at Cross Elementary School, won first place in the Primary Division of the 2015 National Career Development Association’s Poetry and Poster Contest. Thirty-five South Carolina public school students and seven adult educators were chosen as state winners in the National Career Development Association’s 49th annual poetry and poster contest. The competition is conducted annually […]

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  • DHEC helps uninsured smokers quit with free nicotine gum and patches

    Free nicotine replacement therapy is available for smokers who do not have health insurance, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control announced today. “Many people without health insurance delay using effective aids like nicotine gum or patches to help them quit smoking because they worry about the costs,” said Sharon Biggers, director of the agency’s Division of Tobacco Prevention […]

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Sangaree man ‘car surfing’ when killed, friend arrested for involuntary manslaughter

January 23, 2015 at 3:20 pm

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–An arrest has been made in a case involving the death of a Sangaree area man, stated Berkeley Co. Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Dan Moon. Kristopher...

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Berkeley Chamber of Commerce seeks input on future economic development

Berkeley Chamber of Commerce seeks input on future economic development

January 15, 2015 at 4:08 pm

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–The Berkeley Chamber of Commerce Board has initiated a comprehensive study to develop a new strategy for the economic development growth of Berkeley...

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BCSD seeks public input with search for new superintendent

BCSD seeks public input with search for new superintendent

January 20, 2015 at 3:48 pm

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.– The search for a new superintendent to lead Berkeley County schools has begun, and the Berkeley County Board of Education wants input from the community...

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‘Weird Al’ Yankovic announces mandatory world tour

January 23, 2015 at 11:35 am

Fresh off the biggest year of his storied career, “Weird Al” Yankovic  today announced his 2015 Mandatory World Tour. The tour will stop at the North Charleston Performing...

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Former Berkeley Co. Supervisor Jim Rozier elected SCDOT chairman

January 15, 2015 at 3:51 pm

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Commission on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, elected Jim Rozier of the 1st Congressional District as the new Chairman of...

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DHEC helps uninsured smokers quit with free nicotine gum and patches

January 20, 2015 at 2:17 pm

Free nicotine replacement therapy is available for smokers who do not have health insurance, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control announced today. “Many...

 

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1 killed, 2 injured in 18-wheeler collision on County Line Road

1 killed, 2 injured in 18-wheeler collision on County Line Road

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–On January 19, 2015 shortly after 2 p.m. Berkeley Co. Coroner Bill Salisbury was called to a fatal accident on County Line Road and Addidas Street. According to Salisbury, a tractor-trailer truck was traveling south on County Line Road when it struck a car coming out of Addidas Street. The driver of the car, 74-year-old Florence Hall of […]

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2015 ‘Berkeley County, S.C. Visioning Effort’ launched

2015 ‘Berkeley County, S.C. Visioning Effort’ launched

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–The Berkeley Chamber of Commerce is collaborating with local government, education, healthcare and other local business and community leaders on a strategic community and economic development planning process to create a shared vision and strategic plan for Berkeley County, SC. The vision plan will be led by Steering Committee Co-Chairs:  Senator Paul Campbell, Berkeley County Delegation Member; Dwayne […]

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Berkeley Chamber of Commerce seeks input on future economic development

Berkeley Chamber of Commerce seeks input on future economic development

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–The Berkeley Chamber of Commerce Board has initiated a comprehensive study to develop a new strategy for the economic development growth of Berkeley County. The Berkeley Chamber is working with Market Street Services, a nationally recognized economic development consulting firm that assisted with strategies for some of the top nationally recognized communities, such as Nashville and Austin. This […]

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Former Berkeley Co. Supervisor Jim Rozier elected SCDOT chairman

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Commission on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, elected Jim Rozier of the 1st Congressional District as the new Chairman of the SCDOT Commission. The Commission also elected Mike Wooten of the 7th Congressional District as the new Vice Chairman of the SCDOT Commission. Rozier, a Berkeley County native, was elected in 1990 as Berkeley […]

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Nason Medical Center owners settle fraud allegations for $1,021,778.26

United States Attorney Bill Nettles announced today that the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of South Carolina, settled claims of health care fraud with Nason Medical, out of Charleston, South Carolina, and two of its owners,  Dr. Baron S. Nason and Robert T. Hamilton. The United States contended that Nason Medical submitted numerous false claims to Medicare, Medicaid […]

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Attendance line changes on hold for several Moncks Corner schools

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–During the January 13th Berkeley County Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Dr. Rodney Thompson announced that the attendance lines for Berkeley Intermediate School, Berkeley Elementary School and Whitesville Elementary School will not be changed for the 2015-2016 academic year. Plans to change the attendance zones and grade configurations for Berkeley Intermediate School, Berkeley Elementary School and Whitesville Elementary […]

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Berkeley Co. Coroner: 864 deaths investigated last year

Berkeley Co. Coroner: 864 deaths investigated last year

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–The Berkeley Co. Coroner’s Office has released its annual report for 2014. The results are listed below: 2014 Deaths: Natural: 724 Suicide: 24 Accidental: 32       (Most were accidental overdose.) Traffic deaths: 39 Drowning: 3 Homicide: 14 Assisting Coroners from other counties: 17 Pending investigations: 9     (Most are waiting results from autopsies and toxicology.) Undetermined: 2 (Both are […]

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National Alliance on Mental Illness to offer Berkeley Co. support groups

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–It’s a topic many people feel uncomfortable talking about: mental illness. In South Carolina, about 170,000 adults battle mental illness while about 48,000 children live with serious mental health conditions. To help those in need, the National Alliance on Mental Illness is offering brand new, free support groups in Moncks Corner. There are also groups in Summerville. At […]

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Attorney General Alan Wilson, law enforcement, victim advocates call for domestic violence reform

Attorney General Alan Wilson, law enforcement, victim advocates call for domestic violence reform

Attorney General Alan Wilson held a Domestic Violence Call to Action Rally today at the State House, minutes before the 2015 session began. He stood alongside Sheriffs, Police Chiefs, Solicitor’s, Victims’ Advocacy Groups, state law enforcement leaders, constitutional officers and members of the General Assembly as he called on the need for immediate legislative action on domestic violence reform. “Our […]

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Man killed on Cainhoy Road after collision with 18 wheeler

Man killed on Cainhoy Road after collision with 18 wheeler

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–On January 12, at 5:07 p.m. the Berkeley Co. Coroner’s Office was notified of a traffic death on Cainhoy Road in Berkeley County. A Ford F-350 truck driven by 44-year-old John Mitchell, Jr. of Summerville, collided with an 18 wheeler going in the opposite direction, authorities stated. Mitchell was pronounced dead on the scene by Deputy Coroner Kristin […]

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