County works on tax deals to lure more jobs

The Independent

Thursday, October 30, 2014 12:28 a.m.

Three companies are in active economic development talks with Berkeley County.

Berkeley Blue Brigade band earns superior rating

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 1:00 p.m.

The Berkeley Stags Blue Brigade marching band earned a superior rating and a third place finish at the Blue Jacket Fanfare competition at Aynor High …

Bonner students experience live theater

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 12:13 a.m.

Students at H.E. Bonner Elementary School recently experienced live theater on their own school’s stage.

GOP Breakfast to hear from candidates

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 12:16 a.m.

All Berkeley County School Board candidates have been invited to speak and answer questions at the monthly Republican Breakfast, set for Nov. 1. To date, Mac McQuillian (District 2), Jeff Reuer (District 4) and Sally Wofford (District 6) have confirmed their attendance.

County wants meeting to address GenEarth odor

The Independent

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 1:10 a.m.

Berkeley County has a message for Gov. Nikki Haley: send someone — anyone high up — from the Governor’s Office or the state health agency to come …

JV and B team Stags enjoying banner seasons UPDATED

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 12:16 p.m.

The Berkeley football teams are enjoying a banner season in 2014, so far. All of them.

THS places 10th at FFA competition

Monday, October 27, 2014 7:26 a.m.

The Timberland FFA Tractor Driving Team placed 10th overall in the State FFA Tractor Driving Career Development Event at the SC State Fair on Oct 14. …

Girl Scouts hold dedication ceremony

Monday, October 27, 2014 11:36 a.m.

Girl Scout Troop 099, with the Eastern South Carolina Council, held its Investiture and Rededication ceremony on Oct. 19, investing nine girls as …

Cypress Gardens Haunted Swamp - Oct. 25

Monday, October 27, 2014 12:48 p.m.

Photos by Katherine Florimbio

Body of missing Ohio man found by search team UPDATED

Sunday, October 26, 2014 12:57 a.m.

The body of a missing Ohio man has been found in Berkeley County after a search that lasted over 24 hours.

CHS Homecoming Parade a hit in Cross

Sunday, October 26, 2014 11:44 a.m.

Cross High School’s recent Homecoming Parade drew a great crowd and topped off a festive week at the school.

Republican challenges longtime Democratic representative

Sunday, October 26, 2014 11:41 a.m.

S.C. Rep. Joe Jefferson will defend his seat against retired homicide detective and Navy torpedo-man John Mondo on Nov. 4.

Stags rout Stall 48-0, region championship showdown next

Saturday, October 25, 2014 9:42 a.m.

This one was over by the 10 minute mark of the first quarter.

Cavs runners win SCISA state championship

Saturday, October 25, 2014 2:23 p.m.

The St. John’s Christian Academy Cavaliers won the SCISA 2014 team cross country state championship on Saturday, Oct. 25.

Timberland Homecoming a success in 2014

Friday, October 24, 2014 12:24 a.m.

Timberland High School’s Homecoming was highlighted last week by the crowning of 2014 Homecoming Queen Sha’kaisha Broughton.

Berkeley County’s labor force declines as jobless rate decreases

The Independent

Friday, October 24, 2014 12:22 p.m.

The labor force and number of those employed in Berkeley County decreased from August to September, according to numbers released by S.C. Department …

Alcoa to sell ownership stake in Mt. Holly smelter

Friday, October 24, 2014 7:07 p.m.

Alcoa has announced that it has reached an agreement to sell its ownership stake in the Mt. Holly aluminum smelter in Goose Creek to Century Aluminum Company for $67.5 million in cash, plus an additional potential earn-out.

Shooting sports offered to interested state schools

Thursday, October 23, 2014 12:14 p.m.

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources has announced a new shooting sports opportunity for Palmetto State schools.

BCSD school board candidates forum set for Monday UPDATED

Thursday, October 23, 2014 4:31 p.m.

The Berkeley County School District school board candidates' forum will take place Monday, Oct. 27 in the old Nursing Auditorium in the 920 Building at the Trident Technical College main campus on Rivers Avenue.

Berkeley business leaders discuss issues

The Independent

Thursday, October 23, 2014 7:01 a.m.

The Berkeley County business community sounded off Wednesday morning, Oct. 22, on a long wish list of improvements it hopes will become a reality. …

DAR celebrates 15th anniversary

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 7:50 a.m.

General Marion’s Brigade, Berkeley County’s chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, celebrated its 15th anniversary with an open house …

County mulls allowing campgrounds on rural property

The Independent

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 1:39 p.m.

Berkeley County Council will decide soon whether or not to allow campgrounds outside of commercial areas.

Four arrested in Summerville burglary case UPDATED

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 9:31 p.m.

Berkeley County Sheriff’s deputies arrested four individuals Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 21, in connection with a burglary and home invasion, according …

Man killed in wreck on Old State Road

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 10:15 a.m.

A Eutawville man has died after the minivan he was riding in struck a logging truck head on, according to Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury.

School board candidates make case for Nov. 4 election

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 7:01 a.m.

The Independent’s Conversation with the Candidates wrapped up Oct. 15 with the school board District 6 candidates Tommy McPherson and Sally Wofford. …

Lady Stags serve up success on Senior Night

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 12:26 p.m.

In their last home match of the season, the Berkeley Lady Stags tennis team wanted to go out with a bang.

School bus driver allegedly texted while driving students

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 5:34 p.m.

A bus driver is no longer employed with Berkeley County School District after a short video allegedly shows him texting on the job.

Alcoa Mt. Holly announces $155,542 in grants

Monday, October 20, 2014 7:24 a.m.

Alcoa Mt. Holly announced $155,542 in Alcoa Foundation grants to four local non-profit organizations last week: the South Carolina Aquarium, Junior …

Homecoming parade a storied Berkeley and Moncks Corner tradition UPDATED

Monday, October 20, 2014 1:53 p.m.

The fans came back.

St. Stephen's Octoberfest

Monday, October 20, 2014 11:14 a.m.

Photos by Ann Mack

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