SC businesses, residents can apply for disaster loans following flooding

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 12:01 a.m.

South Carolina businesses and residents affected by severe storms and flooding on Aug. 30-31, can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet announced.

It’s finally happened: Moncks Corner has its recreation complex

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Former Moncks Corner Mayor Bill Peagler took the podium at the grand opening of the town’s 52-acre recreation complex with pride and certain …

Cross bounces back with focused effort

Monday, September 14, 2015 7:01 a.m.

Cross football coach Shaun Wright was concerned how his team would deal with getting blown out by natural rival Timberland a week earlier.

Wounded deputy takes oath under Sheriff Lewis

Monday, September 14, 2015 8:05 p.m.

Lt. Will Rogers stood to take the oath of office under Sheriff Duane Lewis. As required by state law, all deputies must swear-in under a new sheriff. …

Blotter: Gamecock statue stolen

Monday, September 14, 2015 2:12 p.m.

Football season is revving up and with it — sometimes — comes petty crime.

Red Cross: Donate blood to prepare for emergencies

Monday, September 14, 2015 1:29 p.m.

The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to help their communities prepare for emergencies by giving blood during National Preparedness Month this September.

Shrimp season opens for waterways UPDATED

Monday, September 14, 2015 12:01 p.m.

The 2015 shrimp-baiting season opened noon on Friday, Sept. 11, in South Carolina waters.

Wolves roll through Crestwood

Sunday, September 13, 2015 6:00 p.m.

The Timberland Wolves are back on track after a rough season opener.

School district on track for 21 percent growth over last 10 years UPDATED

Friday, September 11, 2015 12:01 p.m.

It is projected that by the 2016-2017 academic year, Berkeley County School District will have experienced a 21 percent increase in students in the last 10 years.

Berkeley Co. man shares his story to inspire faith

Friday, September 11, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Even at church, some people averted their eyes from the man in the wheelchair. His face was dented in an odd way. His speech was slurred.

Bomb threat at Timberland High School UPDATED

Friday, September 11, 2015 11:47 a.m.

Timberland High School has been given the all-clear after a bomb threat about 11:30 a.m. today.

Wounded deputy returns to service UPDATED

Thursday, September 10, 2015 12:14 p.m.

Lt. Will Rogers finally got to take the oath of office from Berkeley County Sheriff Duane Lewis.

Four-wheeler driver struck, killed on OT Wallace Boulevard

Thursday, September 10, 2015 3:15 p.m.

A 51-year-old Moncks Corner man was killed while driving his four-wheeler on O.T. Wallace Boulevard after he was struck by a pickup truck at around 5 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, according to a news release from Coroner Bill Salisbury.

County alum first female in Citadel athletics Hall of Fame

Thursday, September 10, 2015 4:01 p.m.

Stephanie McNeill fielded the phone call early in the morning following a night shift at Tulane University Medical Center and wasn’t quite …

AARP seeking volunteers for tax season

Thursday, September 10, 2015 12:01 a.m.

With tax season upon us, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is looking for volunteers for next year to assist in preparing free income taxes for the elderly and anyone who needs help with their income taxes.

Sons of the American Revolution organizing in Berkeley County

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 11:32 a.m.

Berkeley County’s Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) Organizational Meeting will be held at the Santee Cooper Auditorium in Moncks Corner on Friday, Sept. 11, at 10 a.m. This is a call for descendants of American Revolutionary War patriots in Berkeley County. We are starting a new SAR local chapter in Berkeley County, so come and listen …

Goats v. kudzu: Ruminants tip scales in battle against invasive plants

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Armed with teeth, horns and cloven hooves, a herd of heroes has raced to Clemson University’s rescue, bravely confronting marauding invaders …

Former American LaFrance workers to receive 6-weeks severance packages

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 12:01 a.m.

U.S. District Court has approved a six-week severance package for the former employees at a Berkeley County firetruck manufacturer that abruptly …

Hanahan honors its fallen homegrown hero

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 10:00 a.m.

Hanahan High School honored the memory of Staff Sergeant Girard “Jerry” Gass Jr. before its home football game Aug. 28 against …

Berkeley Co. school board terminates convicted employee

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 9:14 p.m.

The Berkeley County School Board has terminated Amy Kovach following her conviction on one count of common law misconduct in office and one count of …

Bridge Run fund taking applications for healthy lifestyle grants

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 8:01 a.m.

The Cooper River Bridge Run Fund of Coastal Community Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2015-2016 grant cycle. Started in 2006, the fund distributes grants ranging from $500-$1,500 for projects that support the group’s mission of “the promotion of regular physical activity for a healthy lifestyle.”

DNR seeks hunter input on deer regulations

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources has scheduled seven public meetings to receive input from hunters concerning DNR supported legislation …

Santee Cooper generates 1 millionth megawatt hour of ‘green’ electricity

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 4:00 p.m.

A Moncks Corner state-owned utility has hit a renewable energy milestone, generating enough electricity to power more than 74,000 average-sized homes.

Blotter: Loaded shotgun chucked in woods

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Late in the afternoon on Aug. 30, a Huger man saw another man throw a loaded gun behind a tree. He told a deputy later that evening that two men — whom he described as black males driving an orange or red SUV — pulled into his driveway on Halidon Hill Lane around 4:30 p.m. Then, the passenger got out, walked up to a tree, threw …

The perfect recipe for a good time

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 4:00 p.m.

Berkeley misses out, again, on being Beer-keley

Monday, September 7, 2015 10:10 a.m.

Beer-keley County will have to wait.

District sees increase in seniors taking ACT

Monday, September 7, 2015 10:10 a.m.

With the gaining popularity of a college application test nationwide, 11 percent more senior high schoolers in Berkeley County opted to take the ACT last year.

Gitmo detainees in Berkeley Co.? County, state officials balk UPDATED

Monday, September 7, 2015 4:01 p.m.

County and state elected officials are banding together to say no to a Berkeley County military prison accepting prisoners from Guantanamo Bay, where …

Green Power program produces 1 million megawatt hours of electricity

Friday, September 4, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Santee Cooper’s Green Power program hit a major milestone when it generated its 1 millionth megawatt hour (MWh) of electricity this week. That’s enough renewable energy to power more than 74,000 average-sized homes for a year.

Wolves bounce back against rival UPDATED

Friday, September 4, 2015 11:48 p.m.

Timberland coach Art Craig did something Friday night he guessed he hadn’t done in at least a decade or more. He elected to receive the …

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