All lanes open on Interstates 526 and 26 after multiple wrecks

Traffic is backed up in the Don Holt Bridge on I-526 about 9 a.m. this morning.

MONCKS CORNER -- An annexation plan that Jameston officials hoped would reverse the decline of this tiny Berkeley County town was voted down Tuesday.

The annexation failed 48-32, according to unofficial election returns. The expansion would have more than tripled the town's population, which was 72 in the last census, down from 98 a decade earlier. The annexation would have added at least another 200 people to the town's population. The area to be annexed included 168 registered voters. A similar annexation plan also failed to pass a vote three years ago.