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Family Circle Cup seeking national anthem singers

DANIEL ISLAND, S.C.–The 2014 Family Circle Cup is currently searching for five National Anthem singers to perform throughout the week-long event on Daniel Island, March 29 – April 6, 2014. For the fourth year, the tournament, in partnership with Cumulus Radio, is collecting online video submissions to search for all-star vocal talent. Five talented singers will win the opportunity to perform […]

The Google Data Center Fund of Tides Foundation recently gave a grant totaling $30,000 to the South Carolina Aquarium in Charleston.
Business

$30,000 Google grant supports SC Aquarium education programs for Berkeley Co.

The Google Data Center Fund of Tides Foundation recently gave a grant totaling $30,000 to the South Carolina Aquarium in Charleston. The grant is part of the Foundations commitment to play a positive role in each of the communities in which they operate and will help support South Carolina Aquarium STEM education programs for Berkeley County students and teachers. The […]

Moncks Corner man busted for $8,300 worth of marijuana
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Moncks Corner man busted for $8,300 worth of marijuana

MONCKS CORNER, S.C.–According to a spokesperson with the Berkeley Co. Sheriff’s Office, agents with the drug enforcement unit searched a Moncks Corner home this week where they found over 800 gross grams of marijuana. Derrick James Holmes, 29,  was arrested at the house, which is located at 622 English Oak Circle on Wednesday, and charged with possession with intent to […]

Man charged with three counts of attempted murder in Bonneau Beach shooting
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Man charged with three counts of attempted murder in Bonneau Beach shooting

BONNEAU BEACH, S.C.–On March 11, Berkeley Co. deputies say they responded to a shooting at 1022 Old Horseshoe Road in Bonneau Beach. When they arrived, they found one person suffering from a gunshot wound to his left upper arm. According to an incident report, the shooting stemmed from an argument of some sort.  At some point, the victim told deputies […]

You know you want one!
Entertainment

Wanna win a gator head trophy???

JAMESTOWN, S.C.–Here in Berkeley County we tend to do things a little differently.  While some competitions give the winners and runner ups a nice golden trophy or plaque, in Jamestown you’ll get a gator head trophy instead.  And, yep, we’re serious.  They’re actual gator heads. Organizers for this year’s Hell Hole Swamp festival are gearing up for this year’s big […]

Governor Encourages Senate To Take Action
Politics

SC House passes Gov. Nikki Haley K-12 education reform initiative

Gov. Nikki Haley today joined Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee Brian White, Chairman of the House Education and Public Works Committee Phil Owens, and Subcommittee Chairman of Public Education Kenny Bingham, in applauding the South Carolina House of Representatives’ passage of her K-12 Education Reform Initiative. The budget passed by the House today includes every major component […]

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Politics

President Obama signs SC disaster declaration, includes Berkeley Co.

Today, the President declared a major disaster in the State of South Carolina and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe winter storm during the period of February 10-14, 2014. Federal funding is available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for […]

Upper Spelling Bee Contestants
Education

Berkeley County’s top young spellers compete at 2014 District Elementary Bees

MONCKS CORNER, SC – Berkeley County School District (BCSD) held its Elementary Spelling Bees recently at Timberland High for top spellers representing schools in the upper portion of the district and on Tuesday, March 4 at Hanahan High for students enrolled at schools in the lower region of the county. The top spellers were as follows. Upper Elementary Spelling Bee […]

At the 2014 Teacher Induction Ceremony held Friday, March 7, BCSD’s superintendent Dr. Rodney Thompson poses with the 2014 top three Teacher of the Year Honor Roll honorees-- Heather Ducker of Goose Creek High, Carolyn Mullinax of Boulder Bluff Elementary, and Lauren Reeder of Marrington Elementary.NE
Education

BCSD announces three 2013-2104 Teacher of the Year Honor Roll finalists

MONCKS CORNER, SC – At its annual Teacher Forum Induction, the Berkeley County School District (BCSD) honored its 2014 school-level Teachers of the Year and announced its top three Honor Roll teachers. The annual ceremony was held at Crowfield Baptist Church and featured the talents of Cane Bay High School’s Cobra Quartet. The Forum and district congratulated and recognized the […]

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Education

BCSD: No school on Memorial Day after all

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–Late last month, the Berkeley Co. School Board of Education designated April 21 (which had been a teacher work day) and May 26 (Memorial Day) as make-up instructional time for two of the four days recently missed due to this year’s winter storm. Many parents were originally outraged, posting to the district’s Facebook page that going to school […]