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Pictured from left to right: Berkeley County Councilman Tim Callanan
Moncks Corner Town Councilman David Dennis
Moncks Corner Planning Commission Chair Charlotte Cruppenink
Richard Heckle, Jacobs Cove New Home Consultant
Chris Borriello, Jacobs Cove New Home Consultant
Jason Byham, Lennar Coastal Carolinas Division Director of Sales
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Mayor, others celebrate new 58-homesite subdivision

MONCKS CORNER, S.C.–On Wednesday Lennar,  a home builder headquartered in Miami, celebrated the closing of its first home in the Jacobs Cove neighborhood with a ribbon cutting ceremony. This new subdivision, which is located near the heart of downtown Moncks Corner, is yet another sign of the the growth that Berkeley County continues to experience.  The U.S. Census Bureau already […]

Get your taxes filed for FREE
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Get your taxes filed for FREE

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–It’s that time of year again that most people dread—tax season. While it can be stressful, one local organization wants to take the pain out of filing your return. The Benefit Bank of South Carolina will be helping tax payers complete their returns free of charge. Anyone who needs their tax return filed will have the opportunity to […]

Berkeley Co. Council buys the old Food Lion building for $350,000.
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County agrees to purchase old Food Lion building

MONCKS CORNER, S.C.—Berkeley County supervisor, Dan Davis, has confirmed that the county will purchase the old Food Lion building for approximately $350,000. Council voted on the measure earlier this week. The abandoned building currently sits adjacent to the Berkeley County Government Building along U.S. Highway 52.  In 2005, the county moved its administration offices into the old K-mart building.  A […]

On Saturday, Jennifer Hill and Abbi Holcomb will raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project.
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Through tragedy & heartache, two local women to give back

MONCKS CORNER, S.C.—For Jennifer Hill and Abbi Holcomb the last year and a half hasn’t exactly been easy. In September 2012, both women lost someone very important to them—tragically, senselessly and unexpectedly. For Holcomb, that person was her niece. For Hill, that person was her young daughter. To this day, the two sister-in-laws are still trying to make sense of […]

Fire logs sold out
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Winter storm the new Black Friday?

GOOSE CREEK, S.C.–It may not be the day after Thanksgiving, but Berkeley County folks aren’t playing around when it comes to the chilly temperatures. Weather forecasters are predicting possible snow and power outages throughout the Lowcountry. In anticipation of the unpleasant weather, people have been flocking to local stores, stocking up on supplies. Walmart employees at the Goose Creek location […]

Law firm sues American LaFrance on behalf of laid off workers
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Law firm sues American LaFrance on behalf of laid off workers

MONCKS CORNER, S.C.–More financial troubles appear to be mounting against American LaFrance. The Charleston-based law firm of Richardson, Patrick, Westbrook & Brickman (RPWB) has announced that a class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of two former employees of American LaFrance, LLC.  The company was headquartered in Moncks Corner, serving as a South Carolina-based fire truck manufacturer. The two […]

American LaFrance
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Major manufacturer in Berkeley Co. closes

MONCKS CORNER, S.C.—On Friday American LaFrance, LLC announced the closing of its warehouse, production and service facilities in Moncks Corner, SC, Ephrata, PA and Los Angeles. The company, which had been in business for more than 150 years, was headquartered on Spring Grove Drive in Moncks Corner. Close to 200 people reportedly worked at the Moncks Corner location. American LaFrance, […]

Bass Pros Shop coming to the area
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Bass Pros Shop coming to the area

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–For all you hunters and outdoor enthusiasts in Berkeley County, pretty soon you will no longer have to drive to Myrtle Beach to visit the nearest Bass Pros Shop. The outdoor retailer, which specializes in hunting, fishing, camping and other related outdoor gear, has announced plans for a new store in the greater Charleston area. The 130,000- to […]

2 remaining Blockbusters close in Berkeley County
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2 remaining Blockbusters close in Berkeley County

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–The end of an era has finally arrived. The only two Blockbuster stores in Berkeley County closed their doors for good Sunday evening. The one-time-giant video chain had a store in Goose Creek and one in Moncks Corner. Several months ago DISH Network Corporation announced that its subsidiary, Blockbuster L.L.C., would end its retail and by mail DVD […]

New yogurt shop opens for business
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New yogurt shop opens for business

GOOSE CREEK, S.C.–If you love sweets, you’re in luck. A new yogurt shop has officially opened its doors for business. The company chain, SweetFrog, is fairly new. In business since 2009, it has over 320 stores operating in 25 states, with international locations in the United Kingdom and the Dominican Republic. It opened its latest shop in Berkeley County in […]