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.

SCE&G warns of potential scams

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 3:56 p.m.

South Carolina Electric & Gas is urging business and residential customers to be aware of scam artists posing as SCE&G employees.

Cell phone call saves sinking boat UPDATED

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 11:08 p.m.

A cell phone call proved to be good luck for three boaters on Lake Moultrie this week.

Peagler: ‘Best interest of Berkeley County is our focus’ UPDATED

The Independent

Monday, June 30, 2014 3:59 p.m.

The presumptive supervisor-elect for the county has something to say about the divide on county council — “the elephant in the room” for many inside …

County applies for FEMA grant for February storm cleanup

The Independent

Sunday, June 29, 2014 9:33 a.m.

Not since Hurricane Hugo has Berkeley County seen such destruction. That’s been a common refrain following the wicked February ice storm.

Alvin Homecoming Festival 2014

Saturday, June 28, 2014 6:47 p.m.

Photos from the Alvin Homecoming Festival. (Photos Ann Mack/Berkeley Independent).

Electric outage planned for St. Stephen

Friday, June 27, 2014 9:14 a.m.

Santee Cooper has scheduled a planned outage for 8 a.m. on Friday, July 4, to repair the main line that feeds into the St. Stephen substation.

Grant to expand water services in Bonneau Beach

Friday, June 27, 2014 9:15 a.m.

Some Bonneau Beach residents will soon be able to connect to county water services thanks to a Community Infrastructure Grant, Berkeley County officials announced last week.

Hibbett Sporting Goods coming to Moncks Corner

Friday, June 27, 2014 9:13 a.m.

Hibbett Sporting Goods Inc. the national sporting goods retailer based in Birmingham, Ala., has announced the execution of a lease for a new store in Moncks Corner.

Sheriff: Shumway murder solved UPDATED

lcantu@journalscene.com

Friday, June 27, 2014 11:27 a.m.

The Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office announced Friday it’s solved the case into the murder of Drew Shumway, whose body was found in a storage shed …

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