Heartworms a threat in summer

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 3:14 p.m.

After a week of summer storms, the standing water provides prime breeding territory for mosquitoes infected with heartworm disease. Pet Helpers advises owners to take extreme precautions to protect their pets from this deadly disease.

Politics the focus of NAACP meeting UPDATED

The Gazette

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 8:06 a.m.

The Goose Creek chapter of the NAACP received a short course in politics Monday night.

Ladson business delivers 96 floral arrangements to nursing home

Monday, July 28, 2014 7:13 a.m.

Local Ladson florist Sandra Bird of Birds Nest Florists & Gifts delivered 96 floral arrangements to Heartland Health Nursing Home in Hanahan last …

County passes $61M budget UPDATED

The Gazette

Monday, July 28, 2014 11:05 p.m.

Berkeley County Council has passed its budget for the current fiscal year after months of wrangling and a slew of last-minute amendments that, in the …

Coaching ban policy enacted with exceptions UPDATED

Monday, July 28, 2014 11:16 a.m.

Berkeley County School District’s school board has approved an unpopular amendment to a policy that has become known as the “ban on parent coaches.”

Kennedy Center director a BHSA board member for 2014-15

Sunday, July 27, 2014 10:29 a.m.

The Behavioral Health Services Association of South Carolina has announced its Board of Directors for 2014-2015.

‘We’re here to help families when they need help the most’

The Gazette

Saturday, July 26, 2014 9:51 a.m.

Helping people help themselves is Michelle Arredondo’s mission.

Day of Caring moved to November

Friday, July 25, 2014 8:39 a.m.

Trident United Way’s Day of Caring is moving from September to Friday, Nov. 14.

McDaniel joins Gazette editorial staff

Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:13 p.m.

Veteran journalist Steve McDaniel has joined The Gazette’s editorial staff as a news and crime reporter. McDaniel’s beat will include Goose Creek …

NAACP logo added to Goose Creek welcome sign UPDATED

The Gazette

Thursday, July 24, 2014 8:56 a.m.

Goose Creek has added the local chapter of the NAACP’s logo to the city’s welcome sign at the entrance to town on U.S. 52 North.

DNR announces new chairman

Thursday, July 24, 2014 9:03 a.m.

The South Carolina Senate recently confirmed a new chairman to the S.C. Natural Resources Board, the policy-making body of the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

Dorchester expansion to bring 150 jobs

Thursday, July 24, 2014 2:11 p.m.

Sportsman Boats Manufacturing, a manufacturer of saltwater fishing boats, is more than doubling the size of its existing facility in Dorchester County. The $3.5 million investment is expected to create 150 new jobs.

Filipino outreach event Aug. 2

Thursday, July 24, 2014 2:12 p.m.

The Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C., in cooperation with the Filipino Community Center Inc. in Charleston, has announced that it will conduct a Consular Outreach Mission.

Safety improvements in the works for county schools

The Gazette

Thursday, July 24, 2014 2:19 p.m.

School is out for another few weeks, but safety improvements are underway to keep kids safe once they return.

State Museum readies one-of-a-kind facility

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 3:59 p.m.

The South Carolina State Museum is about to be brighter than ever as it opens a one-of-a-kind facility on Saturday, Aug. 16.

ARB takes first look at golf course ‘comfort stations’

The Gazette

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 11:16 a.m.

The Goose Creek Architectural Review Board took its first look at the plans for new “comfort stations” at Crowfield Golf and Country Club at their …

Berkeley school board bans parent coaches UPDATED

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 11:48 p.m.

Despite strong public opposition, the Berkeley County school board approved Tuesday a so-called ban on parent coaches.

Goose Creek NAACP meeting July 28

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 3:05 p.m.

The Goose Creek NAACP will hold its monthly general meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, July 28 at 2 Springhall Drive in Goose Creek.

Blood drives planned as need increases

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 8:57 a.m.

The American Red Cross is calling on eligible donors with all blood types to help maintain a sufficient blood supply this summer.

City seeking fall festival vendors

Monday, July 21, 2014 3:11 p.m.

The City of Goose Creek will present its 2014 Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. behind the Marguerite H. Brown Municipal Center.

Jobless rate continues to rise in Berkeley County

The Gazette

Monday, July 21, 2014 8:36 a.m.

Berkeley County saw nearly 1,000 more persons seeking work in June, which has contributed to the county’s increasing jobless rate, according to …

Groups gather to protect ‘Sportsman’s Paradise’

The Gazette

Sunday, July 20, 2014 10:34 a.m.

An informal networking meeting — the first of its kind — took place July 18 among those seeking to conserve and preserve Berkeley County’s greenways …

Daniels promoted to newspapers’ advertising sales supervisor position

Saturday, July 19, 2014 9:34 a.m.

Summerville Communications is pleased to announce that marketing consultant Nick Daniels has been promoted to advertising sales supervisor.

Why are 35 kids in BCSO custody this week?

The Gazette

Friday, July 18, 2014 7:01 a.m.

Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office had 35 kids “in custody” the week of July 14 for its annual Deputies Camp in Moncks Corner.

Heitzler honors top employee

Thursday, July 17, 2014 9:08 a.m.

Goose Creek Mayor Michael Heitzler took time to honor the city’s 2014 Employee of the Year this week.

Filipino outreach event Aug. 2

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 7:29 a.m.

The Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C., in cooperation with the Filipino Community Center Inc. in Charleston, has announced that it will conduct a Consular Outreach Mission.

2 injured in apparent Goose Creek shootout

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 5:26 p.m.

Two men, ages 22 and 31, were involved in a shooting that is under investigation by the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office.

Goose Creek ‘rife with opportunity’ for breweries

The Gazette

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 7:26 a.m.

Berkeley County — and especially Goose Creek — could have untapped potential when it comes to attracting the latest boom industry in the state: craft …

Settlement underway for deputies’ suit against county

The Gazette

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 8:04 a.m.

Berkeley County Council has authorized spending up to $285,000 to settle a federal lawsuit by eight Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office deputies …

Team set to examine, evaluate GCPD

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 2:37 p.m.

A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies is set to arrive on Aug. 3 to examine all aspects of the Goose Creek Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations and support services.

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