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Red Cross has urgent need for blood and platelet donations to prevent a winter shortage

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 11:46 a.m.

The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donations to prevent a shortage this winter. Busy holiday schedules in November and December contributed to about 1,700 fewer blood drives across the country compared to the two previous months, which has resulted in about 50,000 fewer donations and reduced the blood supply. Donation …

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 11:45 a.m.

DHEC offers free kits to help South Carolinians test homes for harmful radon gas

Georgia prosecutor seeks indictment of police officer who killed Moncks Corner native

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016 11:45 a.m.

A Georgia prosecutor said Jan. 7 that he would seek a murder indictment against the Atlanta-area police officer who fatally shot Moncks Corner native …

FEMA looks at numbers from flood relief

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 11:31 a.m.

Ninety days after severe storms and flooding in South Carolina, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration have provided more than $219 million in grants and loans to assist in recovery, according to a statement from the agency.

South Carolina lawmakers propose raising minimum dropout age

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 12:21 p.m.

(AP) -- South Carolina lawmakers are making another attempt to cut the state’s high school dropout rate. A bill to be considered by General Assembly this year would raise the minimum dropout age from 17 to age 18.

Middle College still taking applications

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 11:46 a.m.

Berkeley County Middle College High School is accepting applications from rising high school juniors and seniors in Berkeley County interested in attending the school during the 2016-2017 academic year. The application deadline is 4 p.m. Feb. 29.

Suicides outpace population growth in Berkeley County

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 12:01 a.m.

At least 30 people died by their own hands in Berkeley County in 2015, contributing to a rate that appears to be outpacing the county’s …

Spilling operations swell Santee River to 23 feet

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 11:10 a.m.

The Santee River near Jamestown rose to just shy of 23 feet last week as state-owned utility Santee Cooper spilled from Lake Moultrie to ease …

Former sheriff pleads guilty

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Monday, January 11, 2016 4:05 p.m.

Acknowledging that he had a problem with alcohol, former Berkeley County Sheriff Wayne DeWitt pleaded guilty on Monday to charges in connection with …

Redhawks set first scrimmage date UPDATED

Sunday, January 10, 2016 9:29 p.m.

The Carolina Redhawks had 30 players attend the team’s first practice since the holiday break on Saturday.

Wash reaches coaching milestone

Saturday, January 9, 2016 3:09 p.m.

Tim Wash got into the coaching profession to help make a difference in young people’s lives.

Goose Creek police officer found not guilty of DUI

Friday, January 8, 2016 3:42 p.m.

A Goose Creek police officer has been found not guilty of driving under the influence, according to a press release from his lawyer David Aylor.

Gators fend off Cane Bay upset bid

Friday, January 8, 2016 12:01 p.m.

First-year Goose Creek wrestling coach Nick Geary said the Gators have built the team around its seniors.

Interfaith roundtable commemorates MLK Jan. 16

Friday, January 8, 2016 12:01 a.m.

As part of commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King, there will be an Interfaith Roundtable 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, at Grace Reformed Episcopal Church.

Stratford wrestling team gets spacious digs

Thursday, January 7, 2016 11:55 p.m.

Stratford High School’s wrestling program now has a true place to call home.

Knights coast in region opener UPDATED

Thursday, January 7, 2016 1:26 p.m.

The first step toward region supremacy is getting to 1-0.

Official: Ladson resident to face charge after kicking man who stabbed him

Thursday, January 7, 2016 12:01 a.m.

A Ladson man is expected to be arrested after kicking the person who had just stabbed him on Christmas Day, a sheriff’s spokesman said Wednesday.

Goose Creek to participate in state’s ‘largest’ MLK tribute

Thursday, January 7, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The Goose Creek Clergy Association has joined the YWCA Greater Charleston for simultaneous area-wide commemoration services to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10, at Goose Creek High School.

Goose Creek FD receives grant

Thursday, January 7, 2016 12:01 a.m.

An $8,000 grant will help the Goose Creek Fire Department purchase Streamlight flashlights and other safety-related equiptment.

Growing the gumbo

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 12:01 p.m.

Ed Mueller doesn’t struggle with words when it comes to touting Carolina Gumbaya’s very own version of seafood gumbo as the true taste …

Crafty cakes

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Growing up, Shannon Scicli’s mom always told her: dinner comes first, and then dessert.

Remember bats are mammals that should be protected

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 12:52 p.m.

Bats are nature’s pest patrol and the major predator of night-flying insects, according to Mary Bunch, biologist with the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR). All of South Carolina’s bats are insect-eaters, and since bats forage for several hours a night, a single colony can provide significant local control for flying insects, …

Northwood girls ready for second half of season

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 12:50 p.m.

The Northwood Academy girls basketball team bolted out to an 11-0 start before losing its last two games of 2015.

Santee Cooper board approves contract execution for Mt. Holly plant

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 12:56 p.m.

Power will continue humming at a Goose Creek aluminum smelting plant through at least 2018, according to a new power contract approved by state-owned …

One injured in club shooting

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 12:58 p.m.

One person sustained a head injury and was taken to the hospital after a shooting at a North Charleston club Sunday morning in Dorchester County, …

AMA earns 24 total medals at Florida event

Monday, January 4, 2016 12:01 p.m.

The Academy of Martial Arts (AMA) Taekwon-Do dojang took nine students to Jacksonville for the Titus Taekwon-Do Institute Tournament last month.

Goose Creek girls 3-1 in Tennessee UPDATED

Sunday, January 3, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Over the holiday break, Goose Creek High School’s girls basketball team rolled into Greeneville, Tenn. looking for some competition.

Postal Service Previews 2016 Stamps

Sunday, January 3, 2016 11:53 p.m.

WASHINGTON — The Postal Service is providing a preview of its 2016 stamp program that is sure to attract the interest of fans of Sarah Vaughan, …

County consultant IDs road projects from sales tax fund

Saturday, January 2, 2016 7:01 a.m.

How far does a penny go? In Berkeley County, it needs to add up to about $202.4 million to widen, improve, pave and extend roads from Daniel Island …

Cane Bay girls overwhelmed in Coastal final

Saturday, January 2, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Cane Bay’s girls basketball team was forced to look at the bigger picture rather than taking championship trophy snapshots after the Carolina …

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