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January 4, 2009 by Emily Spann Brown (Register to contact)

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December 27th, 2008, the BHS Foundation Launched. Our Christmas Extravaganza was a success. A mock check was presented to the school Principal as a pledge to raise one million dollars by 2010 to guarentee every graduate a secondary education. We signed up over 100 paid memberships that day and the talent show of the decades was very entertaining. It was held on Burke High Campus and tours was given by the student ROTC squad. We are currently seeking decades from all of the Black High Schools that was in the Charleston pennisular. Burke,CA Brown, Rivers, Avery, Charleston High, etc. We currently have over 500 paid members to start with our triangle of success which includes Burke's Centinnial Celebration in year 2010. Please email or contact Emily Spann Brown, ASAP, for full information. *****@aol.com or BHS Foundation, Inc. PO Box 20926, Chas. SC 29413. Membership is $10.00 annually, donations are tax deductable.

We want YOU to be apart of what will be a Historical Event.

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  1. Beto O'Rourke to speak Burke High School in Charleston during 1st South Carolina trip  ABC NEWS 4
  2. Beto O'Rourke is making his first visit to SC as candidate this weekend. He's not the only one.  Charleston Post Courier
  3. SC Lede: Trail Bites - Sen. Bernie Sanders  WVIK
  4. 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke in SC on 2-day grassroots road trip this weekend  WIS10
  5. Texas Democrat and presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke to make stop at Lowcountry brewery  wpde.com
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Construction underway for Stoney Field at Burke High School  WCBD News 2

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) - Stoney Field at Burke High School will get a few key updates.



Campaign Trail: Senator Cory Booker hosting event at Burke High School  ABC NEWS 4

Continuing his campaign for the 2020 presidential election, Sen. Cory Booker heads to the Palmetto State, making campaign stops in Simpsonville and ...



Charleston lawmakers vote on new Charleston County school board member to fill vacant seat  ABC NEWS 4

Charleston County School District's new board member is Chris Fraser. A delegation of Charleston County lawmakers voted him in to fill a vacant seat after ...



Presidential hopeful Sen. Cory Booker in Lowcountry Saturday for campaign events  ABC NEWS 4

A New Jersey Democrat hoping to be our country's next president will pitch his message to potential voters Saturday in the Lowcountry. Sen. Cory Booker plans ...



Democratic Presidential Candidate Beto O'Rourke hosts Charleston meet & greet  WCBD News 2

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) - Democratic 2020 Presidential Candidate Beto O'Rourke drove to his Charleston meet and greet and spoke to more than one ...



Reps. Cunningham, Clyburn speak at March for Our Lives rally in North Charleston  ABC NEWS 4

On March 24, 2018, hundreds gathered at Riverfront Park in North Charleston, in unison with other March for Our Lives rallies across the nation. On Saturday ...



E. Carolina Ave. in Summerville closed for power line issue  ABC NEWS 4

Summerville Police say E. Carolina Avenue is closed from Berlin G. Myers Parkway to S. Main Street (U. S. 17-A) at "Five Points" because of problems with ...



GasBuddy: Gas prices increase in South Carolina and across the country  ABC NEWS 4

Gas prices are continuing to increase in South Carolina and across the country, according to GasBuddy. GasBuddy reports prices in the Palmetto state are 24.



Charleston Police searching for missing 15-year-old  ABC NEWS 4

Charleston Police officers are looking for Dejanae Cierra Simmons, a 15-year-old last seen on March 15. She is considered a runaway. She is described as a ...



Beto O'Rourke is coming to Charleston for town hall with Marlon Kimpson on Saturday  Charleston City Paper

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Meeting on Thursday to discuss gentrification in Charleston  WCBD News 2

Downtown Charleston, SC (WCBD)- Tomorrow night, Thursday, March 21st, the Charleston Promise Neighborhood will host a panel discussion meeting at ...



Protesters interrupt Charleston Co. School Board meeting, claim they are ‘new school board’  Live 5 News WCSC

Charleston County School District officials halted a school board meeting Monday when a protest outside the headquarters moved inside to the meeting room.



Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) to continue 2020 campaigning in Charleston on Saturday  ABC NEWS 4

Sen. Cory Booker will be in South Carolina on Friday and Saturday as he continues to campaign for the 2020 presidential election. The New Jersey Democrat ...



'A bit of a rockstar:' Beto O'Rourke draws crowds in first 2020 presidential visit to SC  Charleston Post Courier

Though O'Rourke jumped into the Democratic primary race later than many of his competitors, his breakneck pace and prolonged days on the trail — driving ...



Charleston Fashion Week ushers in new vision with sold-out opener  ABC NEWS 4

Charleston Fashion Week is back, but the catwalk has moved from its usual spot in Marion Square this year. The fashion event is now split into three one-night ...



Lowcountry group helping neck area residents deal with gentrification  Live 5 News WCSC

The neck is a part of town where Charleston and North Charleston connect near Meeting Street Road.



Julian Smith, longtime Cooper River Bridge Run director, passes away  ABC NEWS 4

Julian Smith, longtime director of the Cooper River Bridge Run, died Friday. Smith had been battling cancer for some time. The disease had forced Smith to ...



Charleston Farmers Market returns to Marion Square on April 13  ABC NEWS 4

The Charleston Farmers Market returns to Marion Square on Saturday, April 13, and continues every Saturday from 8 a. m. to 2 p. m. through November 30.



Why is Charleston County dumping its recycling at the landfill?  ABC NEWS 4

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — Charleston County is dumping recyclables at the landfill. Officials say they're processing an overload of materials as fast ...



The Salty Dog Cafe coming to Bohicket Marina on Kiawah  ABC NEWS 4

The Salty Dog Cafe, a fun and funky waterfront dining spot in Hilton Head, is opening a new Lowcountry location near Charleston. The cafe, known for waterfront ...



Here’s when and where Democratic presidential hopefuls will visit SC ahead of primary  The State

Democrat candidates running for the presidential nomination in the 2020 general election primary will visit SC to campaign. Here's when and where the hopefuls ...



Lawsuit from former employee claims Boeing SC took shortcuts on safety inspections  ABC NEWS 4

A former employee of Boeing South Carolina has filed a lawsuit against the company and two managers alleging shortcuts on safety inspections. Liam Wallis ...



Hundreds of Berkeley County students could go to different high school under rezoning plan  ABC NEWS 4

The Berkeley County School Board approved first reading of a plan that would force hundreds of high school students to attend a different school next year.



"Catch up on Lunch" program to help with school lunch debt  ABC NEWS 4

The Lowcountry Blessing Box Project is teaming up with fellow non-profit organization "I Heart Hungry Kids", "Queen Street Hospitality Group" and the ...



Summerville officer charged with burglary, breaking in home; woman and child hid in closet  ABC NEWS 4

UPDATE:A Summerville police officer has been placed on administrative leave without pay following an incident where he is suspected of forced entry at a ...



Beto O'Rourke barrels across South Carolina as newest entry to 2020 presidential race  Charleston Post Courier

Though O'Rourke jumped into the Democratic primary race later than many of his competitors, his breakneck pace and prolonged days on the trail — driving ...



CofC students to protest following racist video allegedly made by student  ABC NEWS 4

Students say the highly questionable video was recorded on a college field trip in February. “Get your black a** up here,” a voice says. Students say a ...



Surprise! Mt. Pleasant teacher a state 'Teacher of the Year' finalist  ABC NEWS 4

State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman surprised Mamie P. Whitesides Elementary School teacher, Stephanie Haecherl at her school today with ...



VIDEO | Roaches recorded at Sbarro Pizza in North Charleston, DHEC confirms presence  ABC NEWS 4

The SC Department Of Health and Environmental Control released inspection reports for the Sbarro Pizza on 2160 Northwoods Blvd. in North Charleston.



Mount Pleasant child hospitalized after accidental shooting  ABC NEWS 4

Mount Pleasant Police say a child recently was hospitalized after an accidental shooting in a Carolina Park home. The incident happened March 15 according to ...



A Charleston high school is combining subjects in 3rd major program change in 10 years  Charleston Post Courier

A national program with support from the Gates Foundation is shaking up the classrooms at Burke High. The New Tech Network emphasizes creative ...



North Charleston man dies from injuries suffered in January accident on Remount Rd.  ABC NEWS 4

Charleston County Coroner's Office says James Hawkins, 48, has died after anaccident in North Charleston on January 16. The North Charleston man died on ...



Call for volunteers to help renovate future apartments for homeless veterans  ABC NEWS 4

Handymen and women, electricians, plumbers, sheetrock and flooring experts, painters and lots of other helpers are needed to help renovate future apartments ...



Grant from dermatology association will add shady spot at West Ashley elementary school  ABC NEWS 4

The Oakland Elementary School in West Ashley will soon have a new permanent shade structure. That's thanks to a shade structure grant from the American ...



Bill addressing Charleston Loophole 'dies' in Senate despite apparent voter support  ABC NEWS 4

A Lowcountry Senator says legislation intended to strengthen gun background checks and address the "Charleston Loophole" effectively failed Thursday. Sen.



Gas prices continue to rise in South Carolina  ABC NEWS 4

CHARLESTON, S. C. (WCIV) - All good things must come to an end. Gas prices in South Carolina are now well over two dollars per gallon, according to Gas ...



BCSD board approves 2019-2020 instructional calendar  ABC NEWS 4

Following a brief discussion at the February 26, 2019 Berkeley County Board of Education meeting, the 2019-20 instructional calendar was unanimously ...



Booker nets 1st 2020 endorsement from S. Carolina lawmaker  ABC NEWS 4

Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker has netted the first endorsement from a sitting lawmaker in the crucial early-voting state of South Carolina.



Cory Booker will bring his 2020 campaign to Charleston on Sat. March 2  Charleston City Paper

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Police: Woman struck by vehicle in hit-and-run on King Street, suffers multiple injuries  ABC NEWS 4

UPDATE: Charleston Police Department have chargeda 45-year-old Charleston man. Officials are on the scene of a hit-and-run that occurred Friday evening at ...



The Lowcountry needs more foster parents  ABC NEWS 4

Across the state of South Carolina, more than 4500 children are currently in foster care; that's according to the Department of Social Services. In the Tri-County ...



Dispatch: Crews responding to hazmat call downtown; building evacuated out of precaution  ABC NEWS 4

UPDATE: According to the Charleston fire marshal, the material in the building will continue to produce an odor and the occupants have been relocated.



Morning rush hour tidal flooding likely for Charleston mid-week  ABC NEWS 4

Morning drives on the Charleston Peninsula likely will be impacted by tidal flooding through the middle of this week. The National Weather *Service* in Charleston ...



Burke High Hosts Annual Band Scholarship Fair  charlestonchronicle.net

Burke High School is hosting the 14th Annual Band Scholarship Fair, which allows senior band students from around the Lowcountry, the state, and beyond to ...



South Carolina ranks near bottom for babies  ABC NEWS 4

According to a new report, South Carolina ranks among the bottom half of all states for babies. The State of Babies Yearbook: 2019 takes a look at indicators that ...



Small electrical fire draws emergency crews to College of Charleston's Berry dorms  ABC NEWS 4

UPDATED: 6:45 p. m. Charleston firefighters and police responded Monday morning to reports of a fire and a smoke in the building at the College of ...



Here are the Charleston restaurants, chefs named semi-finalists for the James Beard awards  ABC NEWS 4

The James Beard 2019 restaurant and chef award semifinalists were announced today and several Charleston chefs and restaurants were recognized for ...



Stingrays host Pink in the Rink night Saturday; Coliseum issues parking alert  ABC NEWS 4

Officials are encouraging fans to carpool and arrive early if they are headed to the North Charleston Coliseum Saturday. The parking alert is for the South ...



SC business calendar  Charleston Post Courier

ESTATE ADMINISTRATION: Charleston County Probate Court holds a free workshop on estate administration and the probate process. 10 a.m.-noon. 84 Broad ...



Burke High students graduate MUSC cancer research program  ABC NEWS 4

The future is looking bright for some students at Burke High School. Thursday was graduation day for 17 students who are now celebrated S. C. CURE scholars.



Airforce base: gates re-opened after lockdown  ABC NEWS 4

All gates have re-opened at Joint base Charleston. Officials say, the gates were closed for a brief period of time, after an individual attempted to run the air base ...



Deputies searching for missing man last seen on Johns Island  ABC NEWS 4

Charleston County Sheriff's Office deputies are looking for Paul VanSant, 38, who has been missing for a week. "He was last seen on Clark Hills Circle, Johns ...



AC problems affecting Burke High School  Live 5 News WCSC

One of the 10 air conditioning units at Burke High School isn't working correctly.



Police: Man broke into Folly Road Mexican restaurant after hours, stole cash register  ABC NEWS 4

A 39-year-old Summerville man was charged this week for breaking into La Carreta Mexican restaurant at 335 Folly Road overnight Jan. 10 and stealing the ...



Murder-for-hire trial begins for Goose Creek man accused of sex assault on 81-year-old  ABC NEWS 4

A Goose Creek man accused of robbing and sexually assaulting his 81-year-old neighbor and later planning a murder-for-hire plot while in jail is due in court ...



Sen. Bernie Sanders wraps Charleston campaign trip with healthcare talk, seven stitches  ABC NEWS 4

Presidential hopeful Senator Bernie Sanders wrapped up a two-day trip to Charleston with a round-table discussion Friday. Sanders joined several panelists at ...



SC Highway Patrol: Bicyclist killed after being hit by vehicle in Dorchester County  ABC NEWS 4

The Dorchester County Coroner's Office says Spencer Quincy Christie, 58, died after a collision on Hudson Rd. outside St. George in Dorchester County on ...



Town hall meeting raises concerns about future of 9 failing schools in Charleston County  ABC NEWS 4

Nine Charleston County schools are considered among the lowest-achieving in the state. Attendees at Monday's town hall organized by Charleston County ...



Winthrop Poll Released: S.C. remains strong supporters of President Trump  ABC NEWS 4

The most recent results from the Winthrop poll were released were released early Thursday morning. Results show South Carolina residents remain strong ...



Many Charleston Wine + Food events sold out as festival nears  ABC NEWS 4

The Charleston Wine + Food Festival doesn't begin until March 6, but it looks like another busy year is practically guaranteed! According to the festival's event ...



Driver dies in Colleton County wreck Saturday afternoon  ABC NEWS 4

South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating after one person died Saturday, March 2nd, in a single vehicle wreck in rural Colleton County . Highway Patrol ...



Woman seen in video kicking bouncer during Folly Gras event arrested  ABC NEWS 4

The woman seen kicking a bouncer in the face in a video widely distributed on social media from a Folly Gras event on Saturday has been arrested, according to ...



8th annual Charleston Beer Fest returns in May at Riverfront Park in North Charleston  ABC NEWS 4

The eighth annual Charleston Beer Fest takes place Saturday, May 18 from noon to 7 p. m. at Riverfront Park in North Charleston. Nearly 40 breweries will pour ...



Army Corps: $138M funding for Charleston Harbor deepening included in Trump's budget  ABC NEWS 4

The Army Corps of Engineers Charleston District announced that the Charleston Harbor "Post 45 Deepening Project" is still on schedule after $138 million in ...



College of Charleston Forum to Highlight Challenges, Solutions in Public Education  charlestonchronicle.net

It is not easy being a teacher. Long hours, hard work, low pay and a lack of support are some of the speed bumps that teachers experience on a regular basis.



SC Forestry Commission says 300 acre burn in Berkeley Co is for wildlife management  ABC NEWS 4

The South Carolina Forestry Commission is conducting a controlled burn of about 300 acres in Berkeley County. The burn is being conducted for wildlife ...



Man arrested for breaking into 20 Summerville storage units, $100K in property recovered  ABC NEWS 4

Summerville Police have arrested John Garren Hart Jr. , 37, of Edith Street in North Charleston, in connection with the burglary of over 20 storage units in the ...



Victim of reported West Ashley attack faces suspect in court  ABC NEWS 4

Brandy Lytle took the podium Saturday morning in bond court, speaking out against her alleged attacker. In a court affidavit, authorities say Lytle identified ...



Jailhouse informant: Teen wanted to kill 81-year-old to duck charges of sexual assault  ABC NEWS 4

A murder-for-hire plot to kill an 81-year-old woman in order to duck charges of robbery andsexual assault. That's what a jailhouse informant told jurors on day ...



Mt. Pleasant firefighters help woman find sentimental items in debris following house fire  ABC NEWS 4

MT. PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) — The Mt. Pleasant Fire Department said the call came in around 2:15 a.m. on Thursday from a home in a Remington Forest ...



Police: One adult, 2 juveniles seriously injured following Daniel Island crash  ABC NEWS 4

Four people, including two juveniles, have been hospitalized after a two-vehicle collision on Daniel Island Friday afternoon, according to the Charleston Police ...



A witness to fatal Citadel Mall shooting shares what she saw  ABC NEWS 4

On Wednesday,Heather Remington, a witness to the fatal Citadel Mall shooting, shared what she saw happen Tuesday night. "My husband and I were going to ...



Coach, teacher's assistant accused of choking student  ABC NEWS 4

Police say a South Carolina teacher's assistant is facing criminal charges for choking a student who briefly lost consciousness. News outlets report the Cayce ...



South Carolina gas prices continue to climb  ABC NEWS 4

Gas prices in South Carolina continue to increase, according to GasBuddy. GasBuddy reports prices have risen 3. 0 cents per gallon in the past week, average ...



Steph Curry surprises Charleston boy & 'hero' dad with matching sneakers  ABC NEWS 4

Shoot your shot, kid. It's a simple, commonly used phrase: “ask, and you shall receive. ”West Ashley 8-year-old Jackson Smoak did just that. And, boy, did he ...



Cory Booker Takes 2020 Campaign to Crucial South Carolina  Courthouse News Service

CHARLESTON, S.C. (CN) – Democratic presidential hopeful Cory Booker spoke with voters in South Carolina over the weekend to bolster his support in the ...



Mother representing teen son in court wears mask he allegedly wore during elderly assault  ABC NEWS 4

Day two for the state trial of a Goose Creek teen. Aaron Capers, 19, is accused of sexually assaulting and robbing his elderly neighbor in 2017. RELATED |Teen ...



Berkeley County Deputies arrest a repeat offender, again  ABC NEWS 4

A repeat offender in Berkeley County has been arrested, yet again. Berkeley County Deputies say they arrested 34-year-old Joshua Parker last week, after ...



Mystery man spends $540 on Girl Scouts cookies, warms hearts in South Carolina  ABC NEWS 4

A mystery man is being hailed as a hero for buying all the cookies some Girl Scouts had for sale, saying he did it so they wouldn't have to stand outside anymore ...



SC Democratic Chairman steps down to endorse Sen. Cory Booker for president  ABC NEWS 4

Brady Quirk-Garvan, who has served as the Chairman of the Charleston County Democratic Party for five years, announced that he is stepping down in order to ...



Teen charged with sexual assault of elderly neighbor is represented by his mother in court  ABC NEWS 4

The trial of a Goose Creek teen is underway. Aaron Capers, 19, is accused of sexually assaulting and robbing his 81-year-old neighbor at knife point.



Coroner: Man, dog die in South Carolina condo fire  ABC NEWS 4

Officials say a man and his dog have died in a South Carolina condo fire. News outlets report that the Georgetown County Coroner's Office says 30-year-old ...



EPA bans chemical found in paint stripper that caused Lowcountry man's death  ABC NEWS 4

It's a major win for a Lowcountry family fighting the federal government. Drew Wynne, 31, died while refinishing a floor. The coroner blamed a chemical found in ...



South Carolina lawmakers back bill to combat child torture  ABC NEWS 4

Legislation to impose felony charges on individuals who torture children in South Carolina is essential to protecting children's well-being and prosecuting child ...



Nikki Haley nominated for Boeing board of directors  ABC NEWS 4

CHARLESTON, S. C. (WCIV)- Boeing has nominated former UN ambassador and South Carolina governor Nikki Haley to its board of directors. Haley's ...



Emergency teams enlist Charleston students' help in addressing 'hurricane complacency'  Charleston Post Courier

The Charleston area has been spared the brunt of so many near-miss hurricanes and tropical storms in recent years, emergency management officials are ...



CCSD Alumni Kris Kaylin Hosts Rain Gear Drive to Benefit Mitchell Elementary School Students  charlestonchronicle.net

Kris Kaylin knows what it's like to trudge to school in the rain without a raincoat, umbrella, or rain boots. She would have been happy to have only an umbrella on ...



Colleton deputies charge 2 with manslaughter amid death investigation  ABC NEWS 4

The Colleton County Sheriff's Office has arrested two people on involuntary manslaughter charges after a person was found dead following a fight at a home ...



DOT hopes to make Red Bank Road safer with raised median  ABC NEWS 4

People who live, work and drive in Goose Creek will get to speak with S. C. DOT representatives Thursday night about a proposal to improve safety along a busy ...



Burke defends home court, routs Baptist Hill in Round 1 of Modie Risher Classic  Charleston Post Courier

It sounds cliché, but Coach Deon Richardson thought his Burke High Bulldogs could've played better in their first round win of the annual Modie Risher Classic.



Woman says church fired her over same-sex relationship  ABC NEWS 4

A South Carolina woman says he was fired from her role as a teacher at a Baptist child development center for her same-sex relationship. The State reported ...



Lawsuit: CCSD negligent, didn't protect student from Burke HS teacher's sexual advances  ABC NEWS 4

The mother of a former Burke High School student and her son are suing the Charleston County School District over the student's alleged sexual relationship ...



Charleston honors Green Bay Packers player, Burke HS graduate  Live 5 News WCSC

Burke High School graduate and Green Bay Packers defensive end Fadol Brown now has a day named after him.



Burke's early struggles against Dutch Fork spell defeat in Modie Risher championship  Charleston Post Courier

Burke High's loss in Saturday's Modie Risher championship could easily be chalked up to a bad first quarter.



Mount Pleasant shrimpers worried about broken ice machine  ABC NEWS 4

Shrimpers in Mount Pleasant are demanding a solution for an ice machine in downtown Charleston being broken, saying it could hinder their success this ...



NewSpring Church denies responsibility in daycare volunteer sex abuse scandal  ABC NEWS 4

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — NewSpring Church is taking no responsibility over a sex abuse scandal involving one of its former church daycare ...



SC 'one big pot party?' Senator responds to mass mailer targeting medical marijuana bill  ABC NEWS 4

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Citadel hosts traveling art exhibit raising awareness of Veteran suicide  ABC NEWS 4

Scott LoBaido is traveling along the coast to honor veterans who put their lives on the line for our country. He's stopping in all 13 original colonies, bringing ...



Wake Up Carolina holds summit against human trafficking and sex abuse at Charleston  ABC NEWS 4

Speaking up about your rights isn't always easy. That was the message at the first 'Our Community, Our Children' summit put on by non-profit Wake Up Carolina.



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