Cordesville home destroyed by blaze

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 10:47 a.m.

A Cordesville family of six has been displaced after a July 17 fire destroyed its mobile home.

North Charleston man arrested in Moncks Corner drive-by shooting UPDATED

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 11:29 a.m.

Berkeley County Sheriff Duane Lewis announced via press release July 29 the arrest of Jamez Deondre Kelly, 19, of North Charleston for the July 24 …

County preps site for Volvo’s first US plant

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 5:05 p.m.

Workers in Sweden take their summer vacations seriously, which is why there has been little movement by that country’s leading carmaker on a Volvo manufacturing plant — the first in the U.S. — to be built in Berkeley County.

Deadly kiss? Bug could spread deadly disease to the Lowcountry

The Post and Courier

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 10:49 a.m.

The kissing bug is no beauty. A half-inch long, it looks like a cross between a roach and a paper wasp, with wings folded back like a bat.

Presidential candidate stops by Summerville UPDATED

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 10:49 a.m.

Summerville received its first visit from a Presidential candidate Friday morning with the 2016 race now underway.

School board announces superintendent finalists, meetings

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 8:42 a.m.

Berkeley County school board named three finalists for the superintendent position on July 28.

Sweatman stuns Law 356-334 in runoff redo UPDATED

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 12:39 p.m.

Chad Sweatman fought the Law and won.

Practice set to begin for area football teams

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The official start to the high school fall sports season is right around the corner, set to begin over the weekend.

Berkeley Co. passes $68.3M budget without property tax increase UPDATED

Monday, July 27, 2015 10:57 p.m.

Nearly a month into the new fiscal year, Berkeley County government finally has a budget.

Park and Rec all-stars honored by town council

Monday, July 27, 2015 12:01 p.m.

The Moncks Corner Park and Recreation baseball and softball all-star teams were honored before Town Council during their regular July 21 town council …

Battlefield Berkeley County: New study will uncover county’s role in independence

Sunday, July 26, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Pop quiz, and no Googling: Who is Henry Laurens?

Survey finds new recreation complex vital to downtown’s resurgence

Sunday, July 26, 2015 12:01 p.m.

A nearly yearlong survey soliciting opinions and feedback from downtown Moncks Corner businesses and consumers indicated the new recreation complex …

Three wounded in Moncks Corner drive-by shooting

Saturday, July 25, 2015 5:38 p.m.

Two people were airlifted to Medical University Hospital on Friday night after being gunned down on their way home from a birthday party.

Clemson extension 4H workshop planned

Saturday, July 25, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The local 4-H Youth Development Program is offering a 2-day workshop for youth ages 9-and-older who would like to learn about food and cooking.

NUCOR Steel worker killed in industrial accident UPDATED

Saturday, July 25, 2015 8:20 p.m.

Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury reported a worker had been killed in an industrial accident at NUCOR Steel.

Stags’ Bonner Stadium gets new scoreboard UPDATED

Saturday, July 25, 2015 2:28 p.m.

The facelift and improvement of Berkeley High School’s sports facilities continued over the summer with the installation of a new scoreboard …

Moncks Corner, Cross students wow at The Citadel

Friday, July 24, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Four Moncks Corner and Cross natives have earned top honors at The Citadel for the spring 2015 semester.

Crime blotter: Jewelry stolen in Cross UPDATED

Special to The Independent

Friday, July 24, 2015 12:02 p.m.

On June 8 in Cross, a man and woman said that their jewelry was missing from their residence. They both stated that there was no sign of forced entry …

Sertoma Classic seeking two national anthem singers

Thursday, July 23, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The Sertoma Club is looking for Charleston’s top two high school student talents to perform the National Anthem at the 45th Annual Sertoma …

County’s jobless rate holds steady in June

Thursday, July 23, 2015 12:01 p.m.

Berkeley County hasn’t had any big changes to its jobless rate since May, according to the state’s June unemployment data released by S. …

New Cabela’s planned for Lowcountry UPDATED

Thursday, July 23, 2015 10:34 a.m.

A new Cabela’s could open in the area in the fall of 2016.

Another Berkeley Co. ‘Most Wanted’ behind bars UPDATED

The Post and Courier

Thursday, July 23, 2015 7:10 p.m.

Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Moncks Corner man with a violent criminal history — named as one of Berkeley …

Ex-Charleston superintendent interviewed for Berkeley County schools chief

The Post and Courier

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 11:41 p.m.

Former Charleston County School District Superintendent Nancy McGinley is a candidate for the top job at Berkeley County School District.

Washburn starting with basics at Cane Bay

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Cliff Washburn’s first basketball team at Cane Bay High School will journey into winter with plenty room for improvement.

Shop tax-free for school supplies Aug.7-8

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 12:01 p.m.

The state’s tax department will lift sales tax on back-to-school items beginning midnight Friday, Aug. 7, and ending at midnight Sunday, Aug. …

BCSO investigating Ladson shooting as homicide UPDATED

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 11:21 p.m.

Berkeley County Sheriff Duane Lewis announced this morning that the death of 27 year-old Donald Timothy Lloyd, Jr. of Ladson is being investigated as a homicide.

Drone key in river search after crash

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The call had gone out over air traffic control airwaves shortly after 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 7: “Plane in distress.”

Stags win Stratford’s 7-on-7 tournament

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 2:52 p.m.

Ask any football coach and they’ll be the first to dismiss football titles won in June and July out of hand.

Apply for deer lottery hunts by Aug. 21

Monday, July 20, 2015 4:51 p.m.

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources applications for deer lottery hunts are currently available online at https://dnrlicensing.sc.gov/dnrlicensingsales/salescategories.aspx.

K9 partner ‘Gotcha’ to be sorely missed

Monday, July 20, 2015 6:01 p.m.

The sudden passing of a K9 partner has left the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office saddened, according to a BCSO release.

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