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.

Feds, state to study county’s ‘green infrastructure’ for pilot program

Monday, June 23, 2014 1:24 p.m.

Berkeley County’s natural systems will be studied by federal and state forestry officials as part of a South Carolina pilot program designed to help …

More workers join labor force in Berkeley County, joblessness rises

Saturday, June 21, 2014 3:00 p.m.

Berkeley County saw a slight rise in its jobless rate in May as about 400 workers joined its labor force since April, according to numbers released by the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce.

County hires new EMS director

Friday, June 20, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Berkeley County officials announced Thursday that Steven Cotter will head up the county’s EMS operations.

Who can vote in a primary runoff?

Friday, June 20, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Not everyone can vote in the Republican and Democratic primary runoffs Tuesday, June 24.

Newell earns nomination, likely heads to council in 2015

The Gazette

Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Tommy Newell secured more than 59 percent of the vote during the June 10 Republican primary to presumably earn a spot on Berkeley County Council.

Davis and Peagler head for runoff

The Gazette

Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Berkeley County voters aren’t done yet with selecting the Republican nominee and presumptive superintendent to run the county.

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