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Berkeley County flood maps ready for public viewing

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 11:59 a.m.

Newly revised preliminary digital flood insurance rate maps for Berkeley County will be available for residents to review at a public open house, 4-7 p.m. Aug. 10 at the Berkeley Electric Co-op Meeting Hall in Goose Creek.

Sheriff’s Office seeks two men in ATV theft UPDATED

Sheriff’s Office seeks two men in ATV theft
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 2:52 p.m.

The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help in identifying two men involved in the theft of an all-terrain vehicle from a Ladson …

Coastal Conservation League agrees to Oakridge Landfill mitigation

Coastal Conservation League agrees to Oakridge Landfill mitigation

For The Gazette

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 12:03 p.m.

The trade would be straight up: Preserve 233 acres of freshwater wetlands and uplands so that 83 acres of “not prime” habitat can be …

Knights get ‘good work’ at Colleton

Knights get ‘good work’ at Colleton
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 10:02 a.m.

Winning a scrimmage isn’t all that important to Stratford High School football coach Joe Marion.

Private school opens at Carnes Crossroads

Private school opens at Carnes Crossroads
Monday, August 8, 2016 10:57 a.m.

Northwood Academy’s new Upper School at Carnes Crossroads has opened just in time for the start of the private school’s year beginning …

Berkeley school board consider restoring prayer

Berkeley school board consider restoring prayer

For the Independent

Monday, August 8, 2016 10:58 a.m.

The Berkeley County School Board was expected to consider a proposal Tuesday that could reinstate its opening prayer.

Berkeley County flood maps ready for public viewing

Monday, August 8, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Newly revised preliminary digital flood insurance rate maps for Berkeley County will be available for residents to review at a public open house, 4-7 p.m. Aug. 10 at the Berkeley Electric Coop Meeting Hall in Goose Creek.

iTeams Xtreme campers innovate, create

iTeams Xtreme campers innovate, create
Sunday, August 7, 2016 12:01 a.m.

A spork that speaks several languages and a gameboard that can help with physical rehabilitation were just two brainchilds from middle schoolers …

Additional Camp Hall sewage line to avoid rural communities

Sunday, August 7, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Facing a large crowd mostly representing the bucolic and vocal community of Lebanon, Berkeley County Council members declared the waste coming from Camp Hall industrial site in unincorporated Ridgeville will not find a route down Highway 176 or Jedburg Road.

RedHawks’ home opener spoiled UPDATED

RedHawks’ home opener spoiled
Sunday, August 7, 2016 1:33 a.m.

Perhaps no one moment captures the frustration that is the Lowcountry RedHawks’ first season in the Central Carolina Football League better …

Sertoma Classic signals start of new season

Sertoma Classic signals start of new season
Sunday, August 7, 2016 2:10 p.m.

The 46th edition of the Sertoma Classic will once again ring the bell for the start of the 2016 high school football season in the Lowcountry.

Cop Stop

Cop Stop
Saturday, August 6, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Kindness is contagious and Goose Creek resident Jeremy McNeer is recruiting volunteers to help him prove it.

Critical blood and platelet shortages

Saturday, August 6, 2016 12:01 a.m.

While thousands of people from across the country responded to the emergency request for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, a critical blood shortage remains. The Red Cross urges eligible donors to give now to help ensure blood is available throughout the rest of the summer to meet patient needs.

Local health experts believe S.C. mosquitoes will eventually spread Zika

Local health experts believe S.C. mosquitoes will eventually spread Zika

For the Gazette

Friday, August 5, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Following Friday’s announcement that mosquitoes in South Florida have likely acquired the Zika virus, a spokesman for the South Carolina …

Trident Medical Center plans $13.5M expansion

Friday, August 5, 2016 12:01 p.m.

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.

Smith announces intention to retire

Friday, August 5, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Tom Smith has weathered every storm in Berkeley County since 2007 and it appears he will continue his service through at least this hurricane season, which ends Nov. 30.

Crime in the county

Crime in the county
Friday, August 5, 2016 12:01 a.m.

A man who went on a text message sending spree in June, sent more than 100 text messages to a Moncks Corner woman demanding that she start dating him. …

Bucs ready to continue strong summer in Canada UPDATED

Bucs ready to continue strong summer in Canada
Friday, August 5, 2016 1:52 p.m.

When Charleston Southern’s mens basketball team opens preseason practice in early October, its seven new players will be more than familiar …

County official: Cypress Gardens could reopen by April 2018

County official: Cypress Gardens could reopen by April 2018
Thursday, August 4, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Berkeley County will spend $1 million over the next two years to reopen its No. 1 tourist attraction, Cypress Gardens.

Back-to-school backpack and school supply give-away

Back-to-school backpack and school supply give-away
Thursday, August 4, 2016 3:00 p.m.

Charlamagne Tha God & Third Eye Awareness have announced a Back 2 School Backpack Giveaway from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 6 at Berkeley High School, …

‘A’ in effort: School board looks to bump grades to 10-point system

Thursday, August 4, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Berkeley County School District’s board unanimously voted for the first of two readings that will enact a 10-point grading system for all grades except first and second.

Little Libraries open around Moncks Corner UPDATED

Little Libraries open around Moncks Corner
Thursday, August 4, 2016 12:01 a.m.

No membership required and no due date or overdue fees. Take a book or leave a book on your time, near a place where you were already going, in the …

State agencies team up to promote student driving safety UPDATED

Thursday, August 4, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The South Carolina Departments of Education, Public Safety, and Transportation began a joint effort to bring school and community awareness to the importance of student driving safety.

Team unity early focus for Knights UPDATED

Team unity early focus for Knights
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 5:05 p.m.

Team chemistry is often overlooked when evaluating what any team should be able to accomplish in the win column.

Education Briefs

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 11:06 a.m.

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 …

Industry recruiting office to add new staff member

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 11:11 a.m.

The county’s industry recruiting office will grow to meet the current and projected future demand of companies seeking to locate to the Lowcountry.

Arts Commission awards $23,983 to grantees

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 11:06 a.m.

The South Carolina Arts Commission has awarded $3,148,120 in grants to South Carolina communities, artists, arts organizations and schools for the …

Fifth suspect arrested in fatal home invasion in Huger UPDATED

Fifth suspect arrested in fatal home invasion in Huger
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 5:43 p.m.

The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office has arrested the fifth suspect in connection to a home invasion in Huger that left one man dead July 21. …

Stratford alum Hornikel ready for Rio UPDATED

Stratford alum Hornikel ready for Rio
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 12:01 p.m.

By any metric, BJ Hornikel is one of the most remarkable student-athletes to ever stroll the halls of Stratford High School.

Beyond the cookie: Girl Scout Stem camp UPDATED

Beyond the cookie: Girl Scout Stem camp
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 12:01 p.m.

The Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina (GSESC) wrapped up a week of learning and fun in Berkeley County courtesy of a Google STEM grant.

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