According to one Berkeley County official, last year the state had over $10-billion in capital investments. Berkeley County accounted for 40 percent of that investment. It’s a new economy and that is why job fairs are much needed events for needy employers.
A call for service at a Moncks Corner drinking establishment resulted in officers from the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office (BCSO) finding three males laying in the middle of a parking lot, as all three had been shot during a reported fracas on the night of Jan. 28.
Spurred by a recent infusion of grant monies, the Kennedy Center Prevention Department is partnering with the Berkeley County Library System (BCLS) during the month of February to provide free Deterra® Drug-Disposal Pouches at all seven library sites and Mobile Library in Berkeley County.
Berkeley County celebrated the completion of its roundabout project at Sangaree Parkway and Royle Road intersection in Summerville with a ribbon-cutting and plaque dedication ceremony on Tuesday, January 24, 2023, a county statement reports.
A young man's vehicular accident on Old Hagen Avenue in Huger during the evening hours of Jan. 27 has resulted in the individual's death, according to the Berkeley County's Coroner's Office.
Berkeley County’s new coroner officially introduced himself to County Council on Jan. 23. Darnell Hartwell gave the governing body and the public insight into some of the challenges his office faces and changes he will make in the coming months.
Berkeley County's "7 Roads Project" has recently been completed in the rural communities of St. Stephen, Whitesville and Pinopolis. The roads combined cover about 2.1 miles in length.
The Berkeley County Coroner's Office had identified two bodies that were found floating in Lake Moultrie in Pinopolis during the early afternoon hours of Jan. 24.
With improved response times being a top priority for the Berkeley County Council, the government body is announcing that a new Quick Response Vehicle (QRV) was placed into service on Daniel Island on Jan. 22.
The National Association for the Advance of Colored People (NAACP) began over a century ago to stifle social injustice and expand civil and human rights nationwide. The organization has come a long way to include two million members with branches all over the country helping spark social, po…
It started out with good intentions, at first. Viva Tire Recycling was given the opportunity to do business in Berkeley County. The company recycled discarded tires. Once shredded and recycled, the rubber would be used for things like playground surfaces.
The first order of business at the Jan. 17 Moncks Corner Town Council meeting involved the appointment of Lt. Steve Young as the interim Chief of the local police department in light of David R. Brabham's health-related resignation on Jan. 4.
As one of the fastest-growing municipalities in the state, it only makes sense for Goose Creek to invest in expanding our electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure to support sustainable, responsible growth in our communities. The recent installation of a new EV charging station at the G…
At the Jan. 09, Berkeley County Council meeting members decided to greenlight bills that will allow three separate pieces of land to become one single 39-acre slice. It’s the beginning steps on a project that would place another apartment complex right beside the other on College Park Road i…
The lack of blue recycling bins across the county gives some the impression that Berkeley doesn’t have a recycling program — but don’t fret, it does and it will continue at the landfill for the foreseeable future.
The South Carolina Attorney General’s Office, once again released annual numbers on human trafficking across the state. The agency is one of several that make up the South Carolina Human Trafficking Task Force. The task force consists of numerous agencies and advocacy groups all over the state.
A dedicated conservationist's 39-year mission in seeking ways to improve natural resources at both the county and state levels is being recognized for his longtime service by being selected to receive the South Carolina Association of Conservation Districts "2022 Commissioner of the Year" award.
Human trafficking is an issue that is often hidden, but efforts continue to get the public more involved in stopping the crime on a local level.
Community members wondering what happens in the event of a loved one passing away without declaring estate heirs are welcome to attend the Jan. 19 Property Law Talk live tutorial hosted by the South Carolina Bar in collaboration with the Berkeley County Library System (BCLS) at the St. Steph…
After officially being sworn in as Moncks Corner's Police Chief last September, David R. Brabham has recently advised Town government of his resignation as commanding officer a little over three months since his appointment.
Locals from the public and private sectors flooded the Berkeley County Administration Building in Moncks Corner on Jan. 3 to witness the swearing-in ceremony that saw newly-elected and reelected Council members and a probate court judge assure that they are duly qualified to serve their cons…
As temperatures plummeted in the area, it was the community that helped out the animals at the Berkeley County Animal Center. A facility that is perpetually at capacity.
Increased density development, graduate retention, commercial parking and attracting new business in the community were all on the table during an hour-long analysis of future growth in the Town of Moncks Corner presented by BCDCOG (Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments) Prin…
Family farmers and small businesses can now apply for separate federal loan assistance to help cover costs resulting from damages wrought by Hurricane Ian this past fall.
Berkeley-Moncks Corner County Farm Bureau and local Farm Bureau Insurance agents have combined forces to assist local residents who may be saddled with financial or medical hardships this holiday season.
Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the participation in national settlements with Teva, Allergan, CVS, and Walgreens the could be worth $242-million more for the state.
The South Carolina Labor Force Participation Task Force (LFPTF) findings have been released. Results from Two research reports offer some reasons for and possible solutions to the state’s low labor participation rate.
After seven years as the Town of Moncks Corner's Community Development Director, Douglas Polen is set to tackle his next professional chapter, as was announced by Town Administrator Jeff Lord at the Dec. 20 Town Council meeting.
The Berkeley Soil and Water Conservation District's informal Dec. 13 meeting in Pineville saw the group's Vice Chair Barry Jurs dominate the discussion, with Chairperson Diane Edwins nominating him for reappointment and statewide distinction in 2023.
Camp Hall Industrial Park in Ridgeville was the site of another economic announcement. During a cloudy wind-whipped day, the governor as well as local leaders converged under a white tent on a barren cut of land to make the $3.5-billion partnership with the manufacturer official.
For years Berkeley County has been trying to put together a successful and cost effective recycling program. Then back in 2018, the county seemed to find the answer from a recycling company offering a simple solution.
Civilians and law enforcement members in attendance at the 33rd Annual Candlelight Memorial Service in Moncks Corner gathered for the dual purpose of honoring the lives of innocent DUI victims, while also continuing to spread the word against intoxicated and/or drug-impaired driving.
Through his travels on both coasts, barbering has been a rewarding experience for Julian Kelly, who owns and operates his CTB (Confidence Through the Art of Barbering) shop in Moncks Corner. But individual success isn't what life's all about for the Los Angeles native, as he's currently seek…
Berkeley County announced its first cut of the opioid settlement money. On Nov. 28, council members were given information on the amount the county will receive. In total, the National Opioid Settlement Fund is $28 billion.
A Nov. 28 traffic stop, according to the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office (BCSO), led to the seizure of large quantities of substances that tested positive for methamphetamine, along with a portion of marijuana from two local residents.
Trident Technical College, which has campuses in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester Counties, is extending its tuition-free initiative for another academic year, giving most South Carolina residents the opportunity to attend the college tuition-free through Spring Semester 2024.
A nearly month-long investigation by the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office has resulted in three suspects being charged of allegedly carrying out a smuggling scheme that saw a 22-year-old male attempt to cut a hole through a parking-lot fence outside the Hill-Finklea Detention Center in Monck…
District Land Services Specialist Nick Yoder issued a lion's share of updates during his monthly report at the Berkeley Soil & Water Conservation District meeting, including his recently proposed trail-system venture behind the House of Smiles daycare center at 215 Carolina Ave in Downto…
The Town of Moncks Corner's Comprehensive Plan update on Nov. 15 featured results from a recent community survey narrated by BCDCOG (Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments) Principal Planner Mark Brodeur, who communicated that people love restaurants and hate traffic, among ot…
The Berkeley Community Mental Health Center (BCMHC) in Moncks Corner is depended upon more than ever. The number of those seeking treatment due to psychiatric concerns is climbing.
A massive crane stood above the new structure on Wall Street in Moncks Corner. Attached to the crane was a hose that spit concrete into seams to form walls and eventually the entire frame to a house for a mother and her three children.
Town and County officials joined Moncks Corner community members on Nov. 21 at the East Main Street Regional Recreation Complex in witnessing Home Telecom CEO Will Helmly officially usher in a new Miracle League Field. The ceremony was followed by athletes of all abilities gathering to play …
A unidentified male suspect continues to be on the loose following a Nov. 14 robbery of a Family Dollar location at 113 College Park Road in Ladson, according to the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office.
It’s something pet owners do not want to think about, but the day will come when there will be end-of-life decisions. The loss of a family friend is never easy to deal with and figuring out the best way to memorialize the lost dog or cat is another struggle.
Moncks Corner Town Council members welcomed new staff members at their Nov. 15 meeting, including Carson Shepherd (left photo), who is serving in the role of Business Development Manager for the Town and Zelda Holmes, who is the new Victim's Advocate for the local police department.
Recent 2022 Lowcountry Music Hall of Fame Inductee Richard "Chip" Chipman (fourth from right with brown sports jacket) was the proud recipient of a proclamation from Mayor Michael Lockliear (posing with framed plaque) and members of Moncks Corner Town Council. A native of Kentucky, Chipman h…
For years a new Berkeley County courthouse has been needed. The current facility on California Avenue in Moncks Corner is cramped, cluttered and when it comes to restrooms and courtrooms, there is not enough of either. The court system in Berkeley County has out grown the building.