Cellphone saves sinking boat

Thursday, July 10, 2014 11:45 p.m.

A cellphone call proved to be good luck for three boaters on Lake Moultrie last week.

Rescue Squad Chief to boaters: Be careful

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 11:07 a.m.

With the summer boating season kicking into high gear with the Fourth of July weekend, Berkeley County Rescue Squad Chief Bill Salisbury is stressing …

DNR confirms bat disease in South Carolina

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 11:09 a.m.

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources recently received confirmation that white-nose syndrome, a disease that has killed millions of bats in eastern North America, has been confirmed in a tri-colored bat in Richland County.

Bookmobile returns to rural Berkeley County

The Gazette

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 11:08 a.m.

More than 20 years ago, Berkeley County Library’s bookmobile made its last rounds in South Carolina’s largest county, but now, in the day of digital …

Scott to honor Vietnam era Veterans

Monday, July 7, 2014 3:25 p.m.

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) will host a special ceremony on Aug. 2 in Columbia to honor South Carolina’s Vietnam War era veterans for their service to our country.

Fire chief Barham retiring after 42 years

Monday, July 7, 2014 7:29 a.m.

When Jerry Barham looks back over the last four-plus decades, he can know he always attacked his job without fear in his heart or any hesitation.

School district passes budget without tax hike UPDATED

Saturday, July 5, 2014 9:11 a.m.

Berkeley County School Board unanimously passed a $223.5 million budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year, which began June 30.

Hanahan death ruled homicide

Friday, July 4, 2014 2:10 p.m.

A 19-year-old North Charleston man is dead from a gunshot wound, and Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury has ruled the death a homicide.

Big crowd expected at July 4 festival, fireworks show

Friday, July 4, 2014 7:58 a.m.

Goose Creek residents planning to attend the 25th annual Fabulous Fourth in the Creek festival Friday night are encouraged to come early, and share a …

County applies for FEMA grant

The Gazette

Thursday, July 3, 2014 11:17 a.m.

Not since Hurricane Hugo has Berkeley County seen such destruction. That’s been a common refrain following the wicked February ice storm.

Distribution center expansion to create 49 new jobs

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 9:43 a.m.

Fruit of the Loom has announced plans to expand the company’s Berkeley County distribution center.

Heavy travel expected for July 4 weekend UPDATED

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 3:20 p.m.

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety is urging motorists to plan early and leave plenty of time for travel over the long July 4 weekend.

Tropical Storm Arthur to become hurricane, skip past Charleston coast

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 9:32 a.m.

The National Hurricane Center has released its Wednesday forecast saying Tropical Storm Arthur, the first named storm of hurricane season, will …

The Lowcountry rocks the Fourth UPDATED

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 5:10 p.m.

 It always makes the holiday that much more special when Independence Day falls on a wide-open weekend night.

Special election expected to fill mayor position

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 8:35 a.m.

The county seat will soon need a new mayor.

Tropical Storm Arthur forecasted for Charleston area UPDATED

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 7:49 a.m.

The National Weather Service has forecasted for a tropical depression to drift toward the Southeast this week and intensify to a tropical storm.

County budget deferred until at least July UPDATED

The Gazette

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 3:22 p.m.

Berkeley County will close out the fiscal year June 30 without a new budget for 2014-2015.

Investigation continues into fatal shooting of teen UPDATED

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 9:24 a.m.

The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal shooting of a teenager Monday night.

SCE&G warns of potential scams

Monday, June 30, 2014 8:28 a.m.

South Carolina Electric & Gas is urging business and residential customers to be aware of scam artists posing as SCE&G employees.

Feagin named Convenience Store Manager of the Year UPDATED

Monday, June 30, 2014 4:04 p.m.

Dale Feagin never saw this one coming. He thought he was getting a surprise store inspection at his Hess Express Store at 429 St. James Ave. in Goose …

Expansion to bring 20 jobs to Hanahan

Sunday, June 29, 2014 10:25 a.m.

Berkeley County officials have announced JBE Inc. will expand its operations by establishing a new facility in Hanahan.

25th ‘Fabulous Fourth in the Creek’ on tap

Thursday, June 26, 2014 9:20 a.m.

Celebrate Independence Day with the City of Goose Creek at the 25th annual Fabulous Fourth in the Creek festival.

School board moves ahead with volunteer coaches policy change UPDATED

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 8:56 a.m.

Berkeley County School Board voted 6-1 Tuesday for the first of two readings to a policy addition concerning parent volunteer coaches in the district.

Parade Magazine debuts July 3 in Gazette

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 11:13 a.m.

The Gazette welcomes Parade, the most widely read magazine in America, to its newspaper beginning Thursday, July 3.

Speaker of the House visits Berkeley County UPDATED

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 4:09 p.m.

The scene was reminiscent of a legendary Bill Murray sighting in Charleston, when the “Ghostbusters” star sat down across from a woman at McDonald’s, …

New tax proposed to pay for federally mandated program

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 10:57 p.m.

Berkeley County taxpayers could see a new line item on their tax bills as the county moves forward with a new utility needed for environmental protection.

County water bills may rise

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 10:57 p.m.

A proposed $37 million expansion for the Lake Moultrie water treatment facility outside Moncks Corner could mean slightly higher water bills for residents for all of Berkeley County and Summerville starting as soon as 2016.

Berkeley votes mirror statewide results

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 8:36 p.m.

With all 61 precincts reporting, the results for statewide races in Berkeley County are mirroring the state results reported so far.

Davis, Peagler battle it out in runoff UPDATED

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 8:00 a.m.

A light voting turnout has been reported at several precincts around Berkeley County Tuesday as the county’s top political office hangs in the …


The Gazette

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 7:06 p.m.

Berkeley County has elected a new supervisor, as Bill Peagler won a commanding runoff election victory over incumbent Dan Davis.

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