Flooding worsens; District cancels school Monday UPDATED

Sunday, October 4, 2:21 p.m.

Evacuations have been called for parts of Berkeley County Sunday and Berkeley County School District has canceled school for Monday.

Longleaf pine trees shedding needles is normal this time of year

Saturday, October 3, 12:01 a.m.

Longleaf pine trees are shedding their needles across the sandhills and coastal plain, a normal occurrence this time of year, according to the S.C. Department of Natural Resources.

Emergency Director: Flooding poses danger this weekend

Friday, October 2, 12:08 p.m.

Berkeley County government offices closed at noon Friday and the libraries will be closed through the weekend, but one office will remain open and on stand-by as the rains continue to fall in the...

Weather pushes games to Monday

Friday, October 2, 11:12 a.m.

Local schools rescheduled football games planned for Friday and those teams will play on Monday.

Trojans come up short against Lake Marion

The Cross Trojans will enter region play this week coming off a hard-fought setback to rival Lake Marion.

Berkeley takes Timberland

Nevermind Berkeley defeated Timberland 42-32 Friday, five just may be the magic number for Berkeley football coach Jeff Cruce.

Cobras can’t pin first loss on Ashley Ridge

A year ago, Ashley Ridge’s defense allowed more than 600 yards rushing in a loss to Cane Bay. On Friday night, the Swamp Foxes’ defense was determined not to be the goat.

Berkeley cross country teams making strides

The Berkeley High School cross country season has proven to be a work in progress, according to coach Melissa Hicks.

‘LOL’ with Sangaree Elementary

Sangaree Elementary School’s Learning Outdoor Lab (LOL) is officially open. The LOL is the result of a $5,000 Lowes Toolbox for Education grant and a $1,000 Bosch Energy, Science &...

Berkeley Middle College student earns National Merit’s Commended Student designation

Berkeley Middle College senior Garrett Wright has been named a Commended Student in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program.

BCSD students outperform peers on WorkKeys assessments

The South Carolina State Department of Education announced the results of each district’s WorkKeys assessments. Berkeley County School District (BCSD) students received more National Career...

Governor’s School for Science & Math accepting applications

The South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) is accepting applications through Feb. 1, 2016 for its Class of 2018. Online applications are available at

Calvary Church wants to turn on the light at 50th celebration

In many ways, September 20 looked like any other Sunday morning at the Calvary Church of the Nazarene in Goose Creek.

Trilogy: Taste of St. Philip’s, Men’s Program

The Saint Philip Benizi Catholic Church will conduct the “Taste of Saint Philips” 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 3 at the church hall. Offerings will include Italian, Mexican, German,...

St. Stephen Library Celebrates Grand Opening

The Grand Opening for the new St. Stephen Library was held on Sept. 20. Over 150 people attended and were excited to see the new facility. There was a wonderful program, with many local...

News from St. Stephen

The members of St. Stephen United Methodist Church, 183 Hood Street, would like to extend a warm welcome to the public, to join them for their annual Fall Bazaar Fundraiser. The fundraiser will be at...

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