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Berkeley Council Remembers Unsolved Murder Victim Ariel Morgan

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–A road near the site where a Berkeley County teen was shot to death nearly three years ago has been dedicated in her memory. Berkeley County Council dedicated Ambassador Avenue to Ariel Elaine Morgan Monday night during the regular council meeting. The teen’s friends and family stood beside Berkeley County Sheriff Duane Lewis and other county leaders as […]

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Police: Suspects Caught Vandalizing Bank Parking Lot With Spray Paint

GOOSE CREEK, S.C.–The Goose Creek Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating and identifying the two individuals pictured above. Police say the individuals were caught on video surveillance spray painting a parking lot of 208 St. James Avenue. According to the Goose Creek Police Department, the vandalism occurred on April 05, 2017 at approximately 12:47 a.m. in front of […]

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Goose Creek City Council Honors Award-Winning Artist

GOOSE CREEK, S.C.–Goose Creek City Council honored artist Leena Karambelkar at its Tuesday, April 11 meeting. Karambelkar, pictured with Mayor Michael Heitzler, is this year’s Goose Creek Artist Guild Purchase Award Winner for her Mixed Media Painting “Nirvana.” The painting was presented at the meeting and will be displayed at City Hall. “I feel fortunate to live in this beautiful Lowcountry […]

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Longtime Berkeley Electric Board Member Passes

MONCKS CORNER — Reverend Joseph Gibbs, Sr., one of the longest serving members on Berkeley Electric Cooperative’s Board of Trustees, passed away at the end of March. He was 74 years old. Rev. Gibbs served as a Trustee for Berkeley Electric Cooperative since his election in 1979, serving for 38 years. He also served on Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina […]

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Deputies: Detention Officer Arrested For Contraband

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–A Berkeley County detention officer is behind bars, charged with contraband. On March 31, 2017 Sheriff Duane Lewis was approached by a member of the community regarding a potential issue with a detention deputy bringing contraband into the jail. Due to the nature of this situation, the State Law Enforcement Division was contacted and requested to investigate. Late […]

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Berkeley County Officials Urge Residents To Prepare For Mosquito Season

MONCKS CORNER, SC – Berkeley County Mosquito Abatement (BCMA) announced Thursday afternoon that they expect to begin ground spraying this week. The warming temperatures and recent rainfall have brought an increase in mosquitoes, county authorities stated. County leaders say Mosquito Abatement personnel have been busy inspecting standing water throughout the county and treating water where juvenile mosquitoes are found. When large […]

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Deputies Save Driver In High-Speed Chase After Car Flips

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–Several deputies saved a man’s life after authorities say he led them on a high-speed chase before flipping his car Friday afternoon. According to Chief Mike Cochran with the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office, around  2 p.m. a deputy was patrolling Old Highway 6 near Loch Dhu Lane in Cross when he observed a 1992 Cadillac Sedan DeVille traveling at […]

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Stoba USA Corporation Celebrates Grand Opening

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC – Stoba, a manufacturer of machined components for the automobile industry, will officially open its new production plant in Berkeley County Wednesday afternoon. The plant’s new location is at 2301 Charleston Regional Parkway. The new development is expected to bring $7.7 million in capital investment and create 61 new jobs. Stoba is a leader in the production […]

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BCSD High Schools To Dismiss 1 Hour Early Due To Inclement Weather

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–Berkeley County School District high schools will dismiss students one hour early due to the potential for severe weather. “As safety and security is our number one priority, officials will continue to monitor the storm to determine the potential impact on our schools,” stated BCSD spokesperson, Katie Orvin. Additionally, all after school activities canceled today and will be […]

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Deputies: Man Sets Girlfriend On Fire, Charged With Attempted Murder

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–A Berkeley County man is behind bars after deputies say he tried to kill his girlfriend by pouring lighter fluid on her and setting her on fire following an argument. The incident took place at a home on Coveney Way in the Ladson area in Berkeley County. Before deputies arrived on scene, a bystander transported the victim to […]