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‘On behalf of a grateful nation …’
Post 166 Veteran’s Day ceremony attracts dozens At the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, Goose Creek joined the state and nation in honoring all U.S. Veterans. American Legion Post 166 held its annual Veterans Appreciati ...  full story
Enrollment growing at TTC’s Moncks Corner campus
Enrollment at Trident Technical College’s Berkeley Campus has doubled in the past three years. Yet the Moncks Corner school remains a well-kept secret for many. Karen Wrighten is dean of the local campus. “We still have Berkeley County re ...  full story
Election Day looms
Berkeley County voters will go to the polls Tuesday to pick winners in several local races, answer two referendum questions, and help decide a too-close-to-call presidential contest. Two “Yes or No” questions will appear on all Berkeley C ...  full story
Woods’ friends remember ‘such a beautiful soul’
Quiet raindrops fell Wednesday night in downtown Moncks Corner, as dozens of Dana Woods’ friends and family members gathered for a candlelight vigil at Unity Park. Some spoke in hushed tones about what the young woman meant to them; some joined ...  full story
Ladson man loses life in boating accident
A fishing trip near Moncks Corner turned deadly Sunday as a 19-year-old man lost his life when the boat he was on was swamped by high waves on Lake Moultrie. Robert Northern Daniels, 19, of Ladson, died; the death has been ruled an accidental drownin ...  full story
Friends of Wade Arnette – including Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury – crowded into Goose Creek American Legion Post 166 Saturday for a birthday party honoring the county’s former coroner.  full story
Good friends, good food
A delicious dinner is served Saturday at former Berkeley County Coroner Wade Arnette’s 80th birthday party at the American Legion Post 166 in Goose Creek.  full story
Happy Birthday, Wade!
A host of community leaders attended a Goose Creek party Saturday celebrating former Berkeley County Coroner Wade Arnette’s 80th birthday. The bash was held at American Legion Post 166 in Goose Creek. Above, Rep. Bill Crosby and Rep. Joe Daning ...  full story
A Festive Fourth
American Legion Post 166 in Goose Creek commemorated the Fourth of July with a daylong celebration in Goose Creek. The event featured games and refreshments. “We’re giving back to America what America has given to us,” Simpson said ...  full story
Franklin’s First
The Goose Creek City Council meeting earlier this month was the first for new Goose Creek City Council Member Franklin Moore (left). Pictured at right is council member Mark Phillips during the monthly session.   full story
GCPD Chief: Keep doors locked City Council approves $1.3 million bid for streetscape
Neither a recent apartment fire near Redbank Road nor an unsolved home invasion on Winterberry Avenue took place within Goose Creek city limits. Still, the city’s police and fire chiefs responded to concerns about the horrific events by issuing ...  full story
Ready to Ride
The recent opening of the Wannamaker North Trail just outside of Goose Creek city limits off of Westview Blvd. attracted a crowd of mountain bike enthusiasts. The trail is designed for riders of all experience levels. The single-track trail, which is ...  full story
Search under way for Goose Creek home invasion suspects
The search for two home invasion suspects is continuing Monday morning in Goose Creek. The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call from a Winterberry Avenue residence shortly after 3 a.m. Monday morning, BCSO Spokesman Dan Moon sai ...  full story
New trail opens to excitement, praise
Goose Creek mountain biking enthusiasts have a reason to celebrate: a new, eight-mile trail has officially opened to the public. Officials from the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission joined Goose Creek Mayor Michael Heitzler Saturday mo ...  full story
Alcoa, Santee Cooper extend deadline to 2013
For over 12 months, Santee Cooper and Alcoa’s Mt. Holly Plant have been negotiating. Those negotiations will now continue another year. The two sides have signed an agreement that will extend a looming June 2012 deadline to June 30, 2013. Befo ...  full story
Alcoa, Santee Cooper agree to extend deadline
Alcoa's Mt. Holly plant will not be closing its doors this month. For over 12 months, Santee Cooper and Alcoa’s Mt. Holly Plant have been negotiating a possible energy rate change. Those negotiations will now continue another year. The two side ...  full story
‘For the love of country …’
As America paused to remember its fallen heroes on Memorial Day, perhaps the words of President James Garfield said it best: “For the love of country, they accepted death.” Garfield’s words were spoken by U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsm ...  full story
Top honor
American Legion Post 166 Past District One Commander Cecil F. Rash (right) congratulates 90-year-old Don Ralph of Kentucky, who was the oldest living U.S. Veteran at Monday’s Memorial Day Service at Carolina Memorial Funeral Chapel in North C ...  full story
Thumps up
U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham gives a thumbs up last week at Boeing. Graham and a host of other state leaders were on hand for the rollout of the 787 Dreamliner. For more images, visit and click on Photos.  full story
Legislators take stock at chamber luncheon
Fifty new law enforcement officers will be added in South Carolina this year, thanks to the state’s new budget. That was the message that Rep. Bill Crosby delivered to the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce’s annual Legislative Luncheon. The ...  full story
Grilling Out
Stratford High School baseball players Marshall Snyder (left) and Patrick Simmons man the grill Saturday at the Symphony Under the Stars concert at the Goose Creek Municipal Center. The concert featured the SHS Wind Ensemble. For more images from the ...  full story
Talking Shop
Goose Creek City Councilmen John McCants (left) and Jerry Tekac take stock during the city’s Symphony Under the Stars Saturday. The event drew hundreds of music lovers and took place under perfect conditions.  full story
Musical Talents
Members of the Charleston Community Band (at right) and the Stratford High School Wind Ensemble entertain a crowd of hundreds Saturday at the Goose Creek Symphony Under the Stars concert at the Municipal Center. For more images from the event, visit ...  full story
You look familiar!
Goose Creek Mayor Michael Heitzler sees several familiar faces in the Stratford High School Wind Ensemble, from his days as a school principal. Heitzler introduced the group at Saturday’s Symphony Under the Stars. For more images from the event ...  full story
Nice Crowd
Hundreds of music lovers from Goose Creek and around the Lowcountry came to the Municipal Center Saturday for the city’s Symphony Under the Stars. For more images from the night, visit and click on Photos      full story

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