Disaster unemployment made available to local residents

Friday, October 9, 2015 10:47 a.m.

Gov. Nikki Haley and the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW) announced that 16 counties, including Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties, are eligible to receive Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) after FEMA approved them for individual assistance.

Santee River continues to rise; Cooper River shouldn’t be affected

Friday, October 9, 2015 10:26 a.m.

Santee River, which flows through Jamestown in the upper part of the county, is rising with more than half a million gallons added to its flow every …

County Council goes paperless with iPads

Friday, October 9, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Citing potential legal issues and cost-savings, Berkeley County Council approved purchasing electronic tablets for each council member and the supervisor — a total of $3,683.88.

A Survivor’s Story: Megan Cavanagh and Menopause the Musical

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Thursday, October 8, 2015 2:01 p.m.

Change is good, a nursing newborn with teeth is not –but an estrogen-deprived celebration that’s hilarious?

Custom-built fire truck to serve City for 20 years

Thursday, October 8, 2015 11:19 a.m.

The Goose Creek Fire Department has welcomed its newest addition: a custom-built fire truck that is expected to serve the City for at least two …

Council approves bullet-proof vests for codes enforcement

Thursday, October 8, 2015 12:01 p.m.

Berkeley County Council has approved spending $4,000 for the Planning Department’s eight codes enforcement officers to wear bulletproof vests.

Lady Knights move region matches to Friday, Saturday UPDATED

Thursday, October 8, 2015 1:27 p.m.

Stratford's girls tennis team has set its schedule for the rest of the season after inclement weather forced cancellations.

Berkeley Co. schools open Friday on one-hour delay UPDATED

Thursday, October 8, 2015 2:04 p.m.

Berkeley County School District students will return to school Friday, Oct. 9, on a one-hour delay.

Gators travel to James Island on Friday; Hawks not sure UPDATED

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 3:14 p.m.

The Goose Creek Gators and James Island have agreed to play as scheduled on Friday at 7:30 on James Island.

CSU opens 'second season' against Monmouth UPDATED

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 3:51 p.m.

Charleston Southern hosts Monmouth to open Big South Conference play at Buccaneer Field on Saturday.

Schools open on two-hour delay Thursday in Berkeley County UPDATED

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 1:28 p.m.

Berkeley County School District students will return to school Thursday on a two-hour delay. School bus pick up will operate on a one-hour delay. …

Stratford, Cane Bay to tangle Saturday UPDATED

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 2:50 p.m.

The picture is becoming clearer about high school football games on the horizon.

Federal disaster declared for Berkeley County

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 9:44 a.m.

After Federal Emergency Management Agency and state damage assessment officials toured Berkeley County Tuesday in the wake of unprecedented flooding, …

Pickin’ and grinnin’: Bluegrass fest comes to Old Santee Canal Park

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 11:58 p.m.

The “high lonesome sound” of bluegrass music comes to Old Santee Canal Park for the inaugural Biggin Swamp Bluegrass Festival on …

Council: Door-to-door salesmen must have permit

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 11:59 p.m.

If you’re soliciting wares door-to-door in Berkeley County, you will now be required to have a license.

Sheriff’s Office receives grant for 26 Tasers

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 11:59 p.m.

Berkeley County Sheriff’s deputies will have a little extra back-up with a Department of Justice grant allowing for the purchase of 26 Tasers.

Classes cancelled Wednesday; Employees will report UPDATED

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 1:19 p.m.

Students in the Berkeley County School District will have another day off on Wednesday, officials announced on Tuesday.

Supervisor: Berkeley Co. will be named disaster area

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 11:05 a.m.

Berkeley County was not one of the initial counties to be named federal disaster areas, but Supervisor Bill Peagler said the county will not miss out …

Floodwaters take 5-ton rescue truck off the road UPDATED

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 11:43 a.m.

The people who chose to stay behind on French Quarter Creek Road in Huger needed to get out.

Blotter: Assault reported over Air Jordan shoes

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 12:37 p.m.

A Goose Creek man told a Goose Creek Police officer that he was sitting on his friend’s porch when another man approached him and demanded the $250 Air Jordan sneakers on his feet. When the victim refused, the man punched him in the face and threatened to hit the victim with a dumbbell, according to the officer’s report. The officer …

Fall festival postponed UPDATED

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 9:40 a.m.

The 2015 Goose Creek Fall Festival has been rescheduled. The popular event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31 on the grounds …

Trio picked for Shrine Bowl UPDATED

Monday, October 5, 2015 7:14 p.m.

Half of the six Lowcountry selections to the South Carolina Shrine Bowl team will come from Hanahan and Goose Creek high schools.

Flooding worsens; District cancels school Tuesday UPDATED

Sunday, October 4, 2015 2:22 p.m.

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

Service academy information sessions scheduled

Saturday, October 3, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The office of U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) will host a series of informational sessions and office hours throughout South Carolina for high school students interested in attending one of the five service academies – U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy or U.S. Coast Guard Academy. …

Fish, fun, & food at DNR open house in Charleston Oct. 24

Saturday, October 3, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Come face-to-face with a flatfish, practice your fishing knots, or take a cruise around Charleston Harbor at the upcoming Marine Resources Center Open House, an activity-packed event that’s all about the coast.

Officials brace for weather impacts UPDATED

Friday, October 2, 2015 10:08 a.m.

Dorchester County officials say they’ve worked through emergency scenarios, they have their plans and procedures in place, and now …

Stratford wins muddy battle with Wave

Friday, October 2, 2015 12:03 a.m.

Stratford football coach Joe Marion’s intel about the rain was it wasn’t going to stop Friday or over the weekend.

Longleaf pine trees shedding needles is normal this time of year

Friday, October 2, 2015 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.

Lady Knights blank rivals in tennis UPDATED

Thursday, October 1, 2015 12:01 p.m.

City rivals Stratford and Goose Creek tangled on the tennis court Tuesday, Sept. 29 in a Region 7-AAAA match and it was the Lady Knights who netted …

Weather forcing rescheduling of games UPDATED

Thursday, October 1, 2015 1:03 p.m.

Schools are looking to weather reports and rescheduling football games planned for Friday.

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