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Pictured Right: Rep. Jim Merrill

Berkeley Co. lawmaker proposes CofC/MUSC merger

Representatives Jim Merrill of Berkeley County and Leon Stavrinakis of Charleston County have filed a bill to create a full-scale (undergraduate/graduate) comprehensive research university in Charleston, South Carolina by merging the College of Charleston and the Medical University of South Carolina. Representatives Merrill and Stavrinakis issued the following statement on the matter, “This proposal is a response to business demands […]

Pictured: Berkeley Co. Sheriff's Office
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BCSO receives national accreditation

MONCKS CORNER, S.C.–Berkeley County Sheriff Wayne DeWitt announced Thursday that the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office eearned the honor of becoming a nationally accredited law enforcement agency. The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., CALEA recognizes agencies like the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office that demonstrate the commitment to excellence in law enforcement. This award is considered a benchmark for […]

SCDHEC to offer free HIV testing

DHEC encourages testing on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is partnering with community-based organizations to sponsor HIV testing events this week in celebration of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on February 7. “We know that almost 10,000 African-Americans in our state are living with HIV/AIDS,” said Janet Tapp, director of the agency’s STD/HIV Division. “There are more, however, who have […]

Get your taxes filed for FREE

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 […]

Gallup ranks SC fifth in the nation for being "most religious."
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Gallup Poll: SC ranks in the top 10 for being “most religious”

According to a new Gallup poll, South Carolina is considered the fifth most religious state in the country. Who came in first you ask? Based on the study, that honor goes to the great state of Mississippi with 61% of the population identifying themselves as “very religious.” Fifty-four percent of the population consider themselves to be “very religious” in the […]

Hanahan schools nominated for 2014 Nat’l Blue Ribbon Schools Award

Hanahan schools nominated for 2014 Nat’l Blue Ribbon Schools Award

Dr. Mick Zais, State Superintendent of Education, recently announced that five South Carolina schools were nominated to apply for the 2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools Award. “I am excited to nominate five of our highest performing schools for this prestigious award,” said Dr. Zais.  “Students, teachers, and parents of these extraordinary public schools should be proud of this achievement and […]

Pictured: Aaron Drews
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Teen arrested after reportedly making bomb threat

MONCKS CORNER, S.C.–According to spokesperson Dan Moon, the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a teen in connection with a bomb threat made Monday. Authorities say deputies responded to a report of a threat left on an answering machine at the Vocational Rehabilitation Center on S. Live Oak Dr. in Moncks Corner. A counselor at the center said she received […]

Pictured: Goose Creek City Hall

City awarded recreational trail grant

GOOSE CREEK, S.C.–The South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism recently awarded the City of Goose Creek  a $100,000 Recreational Trails Program grant to construct a new trailhead with a 60-space parking facility and 1,000 linear feet of hiker/biker trail for the Wannamaker North Trail. The Wannamaker North bike trail is an 8-mile loop that runs through a wooded […]

Kim Rose, Assistant Manager of the Moncks
Corner DMV office, was chosen as the
2013 SCDMV Employee of the Year for Field
Services Region 2.
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Moncks Corner DMV employee recognized

Kim Rose, Assistant Manager of the Moncks Corner DMV office, was recently chosen as the 2013 SCDMV Employee of the Year for Field Services Region 2. DMV announced the award at its  Annual Employee Awards Ceremony held at DMV headquarters in Blythewood, SC. Region 2. Manager Kim Fralick nominated Rose for her outstanding service and dedication to the citizens of […]