Report: County is eighth best in state in jobless rate

Tuesday, August 23, 12:01 p.m.

More Berkeley County residents found jobs — including the hundreds who joined the workforce — in July, leading to a sharp 0.4 percent dip in the county’s unemployment rate,...

Historians: Blackbeard the pirate a native of Goose Creek

Tuesday, August 23, 12:33 a.m.

Let Summerville have its sweet tea. Goose Creek may have an even sweeter claim: birthplace of the famous Blackbeard the pirate.

4 of 5 school board races contested for Nov. 8 election

Tuesday, August 23, 12:01 p.m.

Of the five seats facing reelection for Berkeley County school board, two freshman incumbents will try to retain their seats in a challenged race. The three other, more seasoned incumbents will not...

Local Red Cross helps shelter, feed more than 10,000 in Louisiana

Tuesday, August 23, 12:01 p.m.

The flooding in Louisiana has been called by some the worst natural disaster since Superstorm Sandy and American Red Cross disaster volunteers are providing shelter, food, and comfort to families who...

Cavaliers snap losing skid

St. John’s Christian Academy traveled to Beaufort Academy Friday night for the season opener for both teams.

Muschamp focused solely on South Carolina, not redemption

COLUMBIA — Will Muschamp isn’t worried about what did or didn’t happen at his only other head coaching stop. Everything the new coach does is all about South Carolina.

Clemson aiming for College Football Playoff again

CLEMSON — When Clemson came back from its national championship loss to Alabama, coach Dabo Swinney showed his Tigers a handful of plays that could have changed the result.

RedHawks fall to league-leading Outsiders

The Lowcountry RedHawks were aiming to win on back-to-back weeks but came up short against the CCFL-leading Triad Outsiders on Saturday.

Education Briefs

Dara Harrop has been named the new principal of Marrington Middle School of the Arts in Goose Creek, South Carolina. The Berkeley County School Board approved the appointment on July 26.

Education briefs: 31,777 students at county public schools

Berkeley County public school students returned to school Aug. 15. By the fourth day of school, the district announced it has 31,777 kindergarten through 12th grade students and has hired 378 new...

An easier A: Students will be graded on 10-point scale

In an effort to help Berkeley County’s public school students to match up to neighboring school district students and national students, the school board has unanimously passed a policy...

Trident Medical Center plans $13.5M expansion

Citing a need for additional access to emergency and surgical services Trident Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Todd Gallati has announced the hospital will embark on a $13.5 million expansion.

Milligan Police Summer Camp a great success

The second annual Joshua L Milligan Police Summer Camp took place July 25-29.

Hood: Construction on new Dollar General store underway

Construction is coming along with the Dollar General Store being built on Highway 17-A by the fire department. I was told it is expected to open in September.

Second Chance Thrift Shop in Pinopolis opens, donations accepted

Tommy and Robin Dantzler are celebrating the opening of a new business and the residents of Berkeley County are pleased to see their county resources continue to grow.

Williams: Care for family with mental illness takes vigilance

I am one of those people that you may call not very curious; or probably, you may say I am selectively curious.

Guest Column

Memories of neurotic Nicky still linger

Last night I dreamed about Nicky again.

Guest Column

Editor’s Notes: Pokemon luring players to nearby sex offenders

More than 80 sex offenders live or work within a 2-mile radius of my office.

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