Former Timberland student victim of apparent murder-suicide

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 2:40 p.m.

A former Timberland High School student is the apparent victim of a murder-suicide at a Columbia apartment complex.

Superintendent released from contract, offered teaching position

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 10:24 p.m.

The school district has agreed to release its chief employee from his position effective July 31, 2015.

MMS Red Ribbon Week takes a stand against drugs

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 12:06 a.m.

Macedonia Middle School celebrated Red Ribbon Week with a host of activities and fun events – all with the lofty goal of taking a stand against drugs. …

Thanksgiving food drive underway

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 1:19 p.m.

The Berkeley Independent has joined with Curves of Moncks Corner and Music Man Barbecue to sponsor the Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive.

First Presbyterian Church honors local vets with breakfast UPDATED

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 9:22 a.m.

There is something uniquely American about a November sunrise in Smalltown USA.

Fire and Smoke Shak wins SBN’s BBQ Team of the Year

Monday, November 10, 2014 1:29 p.m.

Jack and Kim Fulton, of Fire and Smoke Shak were all smiles as they accepted the $10,000 first place prize as the SBN BBQ Team of the Year.

My Dead Cat, Nosey, for County Council: Voters write-in more options

Monday, November 10, 2014 7:01 a.m.

Two deceased pets earned four votes across four races during the Nov. 4 election.

‘Buy Local’ week announced for the county

Monday, November 10, 2014 2:01 p.m.

Berkeley County businesses are signing up for “Buy Local” week Nov. 24-29.

BBQ Festival and Chili Cook Off UPDATED

Monday, November 10, 2014 3:20 p.m.

Photos by Ann Mack

Lady Stags enjoy season to remember on tennis court

Sunday, November 9, 2014 10:34 a.m.

The Berkeley Lady Stags’ quest for a return trip to the Lower State finals was derailed in the second round by number one seeded Aiken, 5-1 on Monday, …

Fire and Smoke Shak claims SBN Grand Champion prize UPDATED

Sunday, November 9, 2014 11:41 a.m.

The first, and obvious choice, cook meat. The second, these guys know how to keep score.

Second annual Tinsel Trot kicks off Celebrate the Season

Saturday, November 8, 2014 11:10 a.m.

It’s that time of year again, time to celebrate the holiday season.

Stags cross country runners qualify for state... again

Friday, November 7, 2014 3:41 p.m.

The Berkeley Stags cross country team took another giant leap forward as a program by qualifying for the Class AAA cross country meet for the second …

MUSC investigating possible but ‘not probable’ Ebola case UPDATED

Friday, November 7, 2014 8:41 a.m.

UPDATE: The patient’s condition was downgraded from “low-risk to no-risk” on Friday afternoon. The state health depaartment determined a blood test was not necessary. Read more at the Post and Courier (subscription required).

Rec complex to be ready for BBQ Festival

Friday, November 7, 2014 12:06 a.m.

The Moncks Corner Regional Recreation Complex will be ready and open for business by the time the 13 barbecue cookers fire up their smokers and …

Marvin Wiggins, 79, remembered as a dear friend of Moncks Corner UPDATED

Friday, November 7, 2014 10:52 a.m.

The death of Berkeley County businessman Marvin Wiggins, on Thursday, Nov. 6, has left the town of Moncks Corner shocked and saddened.

Berkeley County says ‘yes’ to extending roads’ penny sales tax

The Independent

Thursday, November 6, 2014 7:01 a.m.

The penny sales tax aimed at improving roads around the county is here to stay — at least until 2022 when it is set to expire.

2015 Relay for Life kickoff set

Thursday, November 6, 2014 3:55 a.m.

It’s that time of year again. Time to launch another Relay for Life celebration campaign.

Stag Nation calls for Blue Out Friday night against visiting Dreher

Thursday, November 6, 2014 3:36 p.m.

The call has gone out for Friday night’s first round playoff game against the Dreher Blue Devils.

Liberty R.E. Church wins flag competition

Thursday, November 6, 2014 1:45 p.m.

Members of Liberty R.E. Church Sunday School participated in a flag competition at Cummins Theological Seminary on Sunday, Oct. 26 and won first …

Moncks Corner Halloween Festival

Thursday, November 6, 2014 10:34 a.m.

Photos by Ann Mack

County turnout dips for midterm election

The Independent

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 12:17 p.m.

Midterms tend to draw a lower turnout, but Berkeley County’s turnout on Tuesday, Nov. 4, was low even for midterm standards.

Garden Club seeks to save historic tree

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 8:32 a.m.

The Town and Village Garden Club of Moncks Corner and Pinopolis has launched its 64th year with a statewide project, Historic Trees for Historic …

Election 2014: School board, referendum and House races decided UPDATED

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 1:58 p.m.

Three school board races and a tax referendum highlighted the 2014 elections in Berkeley County.

Cutting-edge waste company fights publicity battle

The Independent

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 10:45 a.m.

Yet another cutting-edge company wants to locate in Berkeley County to process waste.

Polls remain open until 7 p.m.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 3:49 p.m.

Voter turnout in Moncks Corner remained steady throughout the day as voters cast their ballots in several elections to include the local school board, …

Turnout steady so far throughout Berkeley County UPDATED

The Independent

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Voters are experiencing short lines with about 15-20 minute waits at polls across the county Tuesday.

Voter hotline available for problems at poll

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 2:38 p.m.

As voting continues in Berkeley County Tuesday afternoon, few problems have been reported at the polls.

Election Day: Republicans heavy favorites up and down ballot UPDATED

Associated Press

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 11:16 a.m.

South Carolina voters will pick their candidates today in 11 statewide races along with the state’s U.S. House members and state House members. …

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