District CFO: Property tax increase needed for schools’ deficit

Thursday, April 16, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Get ready to dig into those pockets. Berkeley County School District CFO Brantley Thomas said the district is facing a $10 million deficit in next …

Manufacturer proposes 4,000 jobs in Lebanon/ Pringletown area

Thursday, April 16, 2015 5:55 p.m.

Near an area known for idyllic pastures and country homes, a manufacturer seeks to bring 4,000 jobs over 10 years for an advanced manufacturing and …

Chick-fil-A opens in Moncks Corner

Thursday, April 16, 2015 12:01 p.m.

Chick-fil-A restaurant opened its doors for business at 6 a.m. Thursday morning, April 16, in Moncks Corner after first giving away 100 free …

Thompson indicted; Franchini takes over as interim Superintendent UPDATED

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 4:22 p.m.

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced Wednesday the State Grand Jury has returned an indictment against Berkeley County School …

County Council declines to outlaw bridge jumping

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 12:01 p.m.

Berkeley County Council has affirmed citizens’ right to jump off bridges.

Experts share watermelon growing insight

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Pending rains will put watermelons at risk for gummy stem blight and anthracnose.

County launches ‘streamlining’ service for developers

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 12:01 p.m.

Berkeley County is offering a new service that the county’s spokesman said will “streamline and expedite” services for land …

Cypress Gardens hosting Cultural Dance Festival April 19

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 11:39 a.m.

Cypress Gardens will welcome the Cultural Dance Festival featuring a vast array of authentic dances from around the globe on April 19.

School district refinances debt, reduces interest rates

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Berkeley County School District has refunded some 2006 bonds for $89,560,000, lowering its interest rates from 5.05 percent to 3.04 percent, …

Close call!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 2:45 p.m.

Lady Cavs clinch region title with 12-4 win

Monday, April 13, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The St. John’s Christian Academy Lady Cavaliers hit the ground running and never looked back.

From chaos to graduation: District recognizes kids who’ve turned around

Monday, April 13, 2015 12:01 p.m.

Deanna Green looks tough: closely cropped hair, baggy jeans with a wide-buckled belt, and an upward-chin smirk.

TV show looking for paid extras

Monday, April 13, 2015 10:35 a.m.

The upcoming CBS show The Inspectors will begin filming in the Charleston area on Monday, April 20.

Hanahan High teacher selected as district Teacher of the Year

Sunday, April 12, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Amanda Cromer stood next to the other Teacher of the Year finalists Friday, but she never expected to win.

Mushrooming growth: Agriculture chief sees bright future for farmers

Saturday, April 11, 2015 12:01 a.m.

A giant refrigerated room full of decomposing matter isn’t exactly where you’d expect to see the future of agriculture in Berkeley …

Cypress Gardens to host insect expert

Friday, April 10, 2015 12:01 p.m.

There’s a bug on your tomato. Should you smash it or leave it be?

Burbage falls short in sheriff petition campaign

Friday, April 10, 2015 8:05 a.m.

Berkeley County Sheriff petition candidate Derrick Burbage has fallen well short, obtaining just over half the signatures needed, in his campaign to appear on the June 9 special election.

Rain dosen’t dampen Opening Day enthusiasm

Friday, April 10, 2015 12:01 a.m.

It rained on Moncks Corner’s Opening Day parade.

Firefighters battle blaze on Sweet Bay Lane UPDATED

Friday, April 10, 2015 9:39 p.m.

Firefighters from Moncks Corner Rural Fire and the Town of Moncks Corner Fire Departments battled a barn fire off Sweet Bay Lane early Friday evening, …

Peper named graduate school director at CSU

Thursday, April 9, 2015 12:01 a.m.

After spending 40 years in newsrooms and locker rooms, Warren Peper is spending his days in conference rooms and the halls of academia in his new …

Nucor Steel VP named ‘Ambassador for Economic Development’

Thursday, April 9, 2015 12:01 p.m.

Gov. Nikki Haley has recognized one of Nucor Steel’s top employees as Ambassador for Economic Development.

Berkeley County police chiefs react to Walter Scott shooting UPDATED

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 3:00 p.m.

Like officials in North Charleston, three Berkeley County police chiefs have been quick to label Saturday’s shooting of an unarmed black man by a North Charleston police officer as an avoidable tragedy.

Fallen firefighter to be remembered on his birthday

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 12:01 a.m.

A former Berkeley County firefighter, who died late last year, will be remembered on his birthday, Friday, April 10, as people are asked to perform a …

In their own words: GOP candidates for Sheriff make their case

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 12:01 p.m.

It’s hard to get to know 14 candidates in less than two months, but that’s exactly what voters have been asked to do with the Tuesday, …

Lady Stags look to regain playoff form

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 12:01 p.m.

Berkeley softball has lived a charmed life the past two seasons, winning consecutive Region 8AAA championships.

THS senior captures first place at technology competition

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Congratulations are in order for Timberland High School senior Jake Knowlton and 13 Berkeley High School students for six first place wins at the …

NCPD officer charged with murder UPDATED

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 7:23 p.m.

A North Charleston police officer has been charged with murder after a video surfaced showing him shooting a man in the back.

Moncks Corner man suspect in manhunt

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 12:29 p.m.

A seven-hour manhunt for a man considered armed and dangerous near Cane Bay High School ended after the suspect surrendered at the Moncks Corner …

Free boating course set for April 18

Monday, April 6, 2015 10:38 a.m.

Youngsters ages 12 to 18 are invited to attend a free boating safety course at the Berkeley County Library in Moncks Corner on April 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Santee Cooper mini-bond sale underway

Monday, April 6, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Santee Cooper began its spring 2015 Mini-Bond sale April 1, offering investors the opportunity to purchase municipal bonds throughout April for as …

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