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BCD Council Of Governments Seeks Public Input On New Transportation Plan

BERKLELEY COUNTY, S.C.–The Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments (BCDCOG) is currently developing the region’s 2040 Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) – and the agency is seeking public input in doing so. The federally mandated LRTP is a multimodal plan that sets priorities for spending federal funds on transportation projects in the region over the next 25 years. This includes highways, roads, bridges, […]

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Bi-Lo Recalls Baby Lima Beans For “Possible Presence Of Foreign Objects”

Southeasters Groceries, the parent company of BI-LO, is issuing a voluntary recall of multiple Southern Home frozen products containing baby lima beans. These products were sold in 10-,16-, and 32-ounce packages. The recall is due to a possible presence of foreign objects. These frozen products were sold in BI-LO and Winn-Dixie stores in South Carolina. The affected products and corresponding UPC codes are: […]

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Groundbreaking For New YMCA At Cane Bay Set For June 2nd

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–Cannon Street YMCA of Greater Charleston announces the groundbreaking for their new state-of-the-art facility in Cane Bay on June 2nd 2017. This highly-anticipated project will feature a 54,000-square-foot sports facility with a 25-meter swimming pool, full basketball court, jogging track, multipurpose spaces and even a library. The 5,000-square-foot library will be full service and is the first of […]

Carolina Energy Conservation installs solar panels for customer Frank Proscia at his home on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016 in Myrtle Beach Paul Zoeller/ Santee Cooper
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Santee Cooper Offering Free Solar Energy 101 Workshop In Moncks Corner

MONCKS CORNER, S.C.–Santee Cooper is offering a free Solar Energy 101 Workshop to help customers understand the solar energy technologies and rebates available to them. The workshop will be held on Saturday, May 13, from 10:30 a.m. until noon, in the Bill McCall Auditorium at Santee Cooper headquarters (1 Riverwood Dr., Moncks Corner). The workshop complements Santee Cooper’s Solar Home, […]

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Berkeley Chamber Board Endorses Statewide Gas Tax

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.-Berkeley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors endorses a state-wide gas tax to repair and maintain South Carolina deteriorating roads. The Board supports increasing the gas tax to provide a sustainable and recurring funding source that will enable the Department of Transportation to work on the more than 85% of our state roads that are rated “poor or […]

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Santee Cooper Board Authorizes Rate Study

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – The Santee Cooper Board of Directors recently authorized management to study the utility’s current electric rates and determine whether the rates will support future expenses. Two key factors driving the rate review are continued expenses associated with Santee Cooper’s share of the two new nuclear units at V.C. Summer Generating Station and costs associated with environmental […]

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‘Celebrate The Season’ Raises Over $150,700 For Local Charities

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – Celebrate The Season raised $150,720.17 in 2016 for charities serving Berkeley County and the tri-county area. The month-long holiday festival has raised more than $712,000 since its 2011 debut, which includes sponsorships, gate returns, proceeds from vendor sales and the Tinsel Trot holiday fun run. “Celebrate The Season has raised almost three quarters of a million […]

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Dupont To Close Kevlar Plant In Berkeley County

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–After six years of operation, the Kevlar plant in Berkeley County is shutting its doors for good. The move is said to impact more than 100 local Dupont employees. Dan Turner, a spokesman for DuPont, said Kevlar manufacturing at the Cooper River site is transitioning to the company’s Spruance site in Richmond, Virginia, where a majority of the […]

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Demolition To Begin On Jefferies Generating Station

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – Santee Cooper awarded the contract for the demolition of Jefferies Generating Station near Moncks Corner to DEMCO Inc. DEMCO has started pre-demolition site work and is currently beginning general preparations, collecting and sorting materials and equipment, and setting up for asbestos abatement. Demolition work begins this month, with the dismantling of Jefferies’ two 300 ft. stacks […]

Pictured: Construction underway for a new grocery store popular in Europe.
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Construction On New Grocery Store Underway In Goose Creek

GOOSE CREEK, S.C.–If you’ve traveled along St. James Avenue lately, you may have noticed a lot of construction taking place next to Zaxbys. According to Goose Creek Administrator Jake Broom, a popular grocery chain in Europe plans to open up shop in the coming months. “It’s actually going to be Lidl (pronounced LEEdill), a German grocery store with over 10,000 locations […]