Apparent shootout under investigation

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 5:29 p.m.

Two men, ages 22 and 31, were involved in a shooting that is under investigation by the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office.

Master Gardener brings Japanese garden insights to Cypress Gardens

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 7:32 a.m.

Cypress Gardens will host a unique “Lunch & Learn” featuring Master Gardener Vivian Whorley July 30.

Framework for electing new mayor presented to town council

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 7:34 a.m.

The Independent

Fatal Bonneau wreck kills driver

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 11:23 a.m.

A driver of a pickup truck had died followng a single vehicle wreck near Bonneau July 14, according to Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury.

Red Cross announces heat safety measures

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 3:22 p.m.

The American Red Cross reminds everyone of the steps they should take to stay safe as summer temperatures rise in South Carolina.

Settlement underway for deputies’ suit against county UPDATED

The Independent

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 4:19 p.m.

Berkeley County Council has authorized spending up to $285,000 to settle a federal lawsuit by eight Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office deputies …

Ellington Camp brings out the best of Berkeley

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 7:47 a.m.

The Ellington Elite football camp brought out the best of Berkeley on Friday, June 11.

Common Core no more: District eyes another curriculum change

The Independent

Monday, July 14, 2014 12:42 p.m.

Berkeley County students and teachers will have less than a year to pivot away from Common Core’s curriculum to a new state-developed standard’s …

New Cavs A.D. feeling right at home

Sunday, July 13, 2014 1:01 p.m.

The boxes are stacked along the floor.

Untapped: Berkeley County in prime position to attract breweries

The Independent

Friday, July 11, 2014 4:29 p.m.

The fastest growing county in South Carolina hasn’t yet tapped what’s become one of the fastest growing industries in the state: craft beer breweries. …

Nonprofits encouraged to apply for accommodations funds

Thursday, July 10, 2014 9:05 a.m.

Berkeley County Accommodations Tax Committee is accepting applications for funds now through Friday, July 25.

Haley: American Dream ‘alive and well in South Carolina’

Thursday, July 10, 2014 4:11 p.m.

According to Governor Nikki Haley, the American Dream is alive and well in South Carolina.

DNR confirms bat disease in South Carolina

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 12:47 p.m.

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources recently received confirmation that white-nose syndrome, a disease that has killed millions of bats in eastern North American, has been confirmed in a tri-colored bat in Richland County.

Town rocks out July 4 street dance UPDATED

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 5:32 p.m.

The 2014 Moncks Corner Fourth of July celebration came with a bit of a unique twist this year.

Moncks Corner Fourth of July Parade

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 11:52 a.m.

Photos by Ann Mack

Supervisor campaign reports: Peagler out-raises, out-spends for win

The Independent

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 10:59 a.m.

The Berkeley County supervisor race saw nearly $60,000 raised between three candidates — but the lion’s share went to challenger and ultimate winner …

Bonneau's Fourth of July Celebration

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 12:31 p.m.

Photos by Ann Mack

Sheriff spokesman: Eadytown fatal shooting likely self-inflicted

Monday, July 7, 2014 6:59 p.m.

A fatal shooting in Eadytown Monday was likely self-inflicted, according to Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Dan Moon.

Bookmobile returns to rural Berkeley County

The Independent

Monday, July 7, 2014 7:24 a.m.

More than 20 years ago, Berkeley County Library’s bookmobile made its last rounds in South Carolina’s largest county, but now, in the day of digital …

UPDATED: School district passes $223.5M budget without millage increase UPDATED

Monday, July 7, 2014 7:23 a.m.

Berkeley County School Board unanimously passed a $223.5 million budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year, which began June 30.

Berkeley County’s senior center breaks ground

The Independent

Saturday, July 5, 2014 9:09 a.m.

There are only seven months left before the Berkeley County Seniors Moncks Corner facility expansion opens in February 2015.

Rescue Squad Chief to boaters: Be careful

Friday, July 4, 2014 8:05 a.m.

With the summer boating season kicking into high gear with the Fourth of July weekend, Berkeley County Rescue Squad Chief Bill Salisbury is stressing …

Fourth of July means family fun in Moncks Corner

Thursday, July 3, 2014 11:08 a.m.

It’s finally here: The Fourth of July!

Berkeley County GOP gets new chair

Thursday, July 3, 2014 10:56 a.m.

Daniel Island lawyer Josh Whitley has taken the helm of the county’s Republican party after weeks of the Grand Old Party resembling the Donner Party.

County budget deferred until July meeting

The Independent

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 8:23 a.m.

Berkeley County will close out the fiscal year June 30 without a new budget for 2014-2015.

Santee Cooper approves $9 million in loans UPDATED

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 8:23 a.m.

The Santee Cooper Board of Directors approved $9 million in loans last week to advance five industrial development projects across the state.

Fruit of the Loom distribution center expansion will create 49 jobs

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 9:41 a.m.

Fruit of the Loom has announced plans to expand the company’s Berkeley County distribution center.

Busy highways predicted for holiday weekend

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 3:18 p.m.

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety is urging motorists to plan early and leave plenty of time for travel over the long July 4 weekend.

Tropical Storm Arthur to become hurricane, skip past Charleston coast

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 9:35 a.m.

The National Hurricane Center has released its Wednesday forecast saying Tropical Storm Arthur, the first named storm of hurricane season, will …

Tropical Storm Arthur forecasted for Charleston area

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 10:00 a.m.

The National Weather Service has forecasted for a tropical depression to drift toward the Southeast this week and intensify to a tropical storm.

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