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American LaFrance
Business

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
Business

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
Business

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
Business

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 […]

Kelly Gaskins
Business

Local perfume CEO reaches mega milestone

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–Nearly three years ago, Kelly Gaskins, who was born and raised right outside Moncks Corner, made a bold move. She quit her job in TV news, moved back in with her parents, and had no steady income. “I was working during the heart of the economic downturn. The economy tanking added to a lot of tension in the […]

Ex-worker of former St. Stephen dentist sentenced
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Ex-worker of former St. Stephen dentist sentenced

ST. STEPHEN, S.C.–According to the Ninth Judicial Circuit Solicitor’s Office, Linda Branton Gregg, 54, was sentenced to six years in prison this week. Once out, she will then serve three years probation. Authorities said to avoid trial, Gregg decided to plead guilty to the charges. The St. Stephen woman was accused of stealing $80,000 from her employer, the late Dr. […]

Have you seen us?
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Police need help locating larceny suspects

GOOSE CREEK, S.C.–The Goose Creek Police Department needs the public’s help identifying the individuals seen in the photo officers say was taken from the Wal-Mart in Goose Creek. Police say that on December 16, 2013, the suspects entered Wal-Mart in Goose Creek, where a woman used a stolen credit card to make a $1,110.00 purchase. When the card was declined, […]

Governor Nikki Haley
Politics

Governor, DSS celebrate welfare-to-work success

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–Governor Nikki Haley joined with South Carolina Department of Social Services (DSS) Director Lillian Koller in recognition of the 18,000 South Carolinians who have transitioned from welfare to work since 2011. CR Bard in Moncks Corner is one of hundreds of companies in South Carolina which have hired former welfare recipients. “From the start, getting South Carolinians off […]

DHEC to help students prepare for school
Health

DHEC to offer free whooping cough shots

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.—If you’re a parent and have a soon-to-be seventh grader in need of vaccination for the whooping cough, listen up. The Department of Health and Environmental Control will offer T-dap vaccines at two area clinics on August 17th. For the 2013-2014 school year, the T-dap vaccine is a new school entry requirement for all incoming seventh graders. Health […]

WWE comes to the Lowcountry
Entertainment

WWE LIVE comes to the lowcountry

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–Listen up, Berkeley County peeps! If you love wraaaaastling, you’re in luck. Starting this Friday, tickets officially go on sale at 10 a.m. at the North Charleston Coliseum for WWE Live. Tickets start as low as $15. The big event arrives in town on February 28, 2014 for one show only at 7:30 p.m. If you go, you’ll […]