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Ana update: Berkeley remains under tropical storm watch

Saturday, May 9, 2015 9:26 a.m.

Berkeley and Charleston counties remain under a tropical storm watch Saturday as Tropical Storm Ana continues to slowly move northward, with landfall expected to take place early Sunday along the upper South Carolina / lower North Carolina coast.

Six file for open school board seat UPDATED

Friday, May 8, 2015 12:01 p.m.

Filing is complete for the special election to an open Berkeley County School Board seat.

Letter Carriers’ food drive set for Saturday

Friday, May 8, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will conduct its 23rd annual nationwide Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on Saturday, May 9.

Berkeley County Chamber Business Mixer UPDATED

Friday, May 8, 2015 1:10 p.m.

The Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce held a business mixer at Trident Technical College (Berkeley Campus). (Photos by Ann Mack)

Berkeley wins pair of district championships UPDATED

Friday, May 8, 2015 9:41 p.m.

The Berkeley Stags baseball and softball teams captured a pair of district championships, the Lady Stags softball team edging Georgetown 4-3, and the …

Music teacher makes quarterfinals for national recognition

Thursday, May 7, 2015 12:01 a.m.

A Berkeley County music teacher has been selected as a quarterfinalist for the 2016 GRAMMY Music Educator of the Year Award.

Controlled burns in Francis Marion National Forest cause a stir

Thursday, May 7, 2015 11:48 a.m.

The phones in the Berkeley Independent’s Moncks Corner office were ringing off the hook this week, with concerned readers wanting to know, …

Tropical storm Ana draws a bead on SC coast UPDATED

Thursday, May 7, 2015 12:24 p.m.

UPDATE: The storm system hovering off the coast which blanketed much of the Lowcountry in heavy rains on Thursday, May 7, has been been given a …

Wolves down Loris 7-5 to advance to district finals; St. John’s falls

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 11:41 a.m.

This has not been an easy week and a half for the Timberland Wolves, but in the end, it has turned into a gratifying one.

Online applications being accepted for 2015 gator hunting

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources began accepting online applications for the 2015 Public Alligator Hunting season and the Wildlife …

Training seminar for retailers set for May 13

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 10:05 a.m.

The Ernest E. Kennedy Center, the Goose Creek Police Department, The Berkeley/Charleston Alcohol Enforcement Team and Project STAR are sponsoring a Palmetto Retailers Education Program training for store owners, managers, clerks, and training personnel from stores, restaurants, and places that sell tobacco and alcohol.

Registration open for BCSO summer camp

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 12:01 p.m.

Registration is still open for the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office Summer Deputy Camp for children.

Lewis edges Adams in thriller UPDATED

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 6:57 p.m.

Duane Lewis has unofficially captured a dramatic victory in the GOP runoff for Berkeley County Sheriff.

Healthy living focus of Bonner Elementary event

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Bonner Elementary School staff participated in a wellness program on April 20.

County man charged with murder in case of missing woman

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 12:57 p.m.

Evidence indicates missing Summerville mom Ashley Pegram, 28, is most likely deceased, the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday. …

Hell Hole Swamp Festival UPDATED

Monday, May 4, 2015 4:07 p.m.

The annual Hell Hole Swamp Festival was held in Jamestown. (Photos by Ann Mack)

School board reopens superintendent search UPDATED

Monday, May 4, 2015 7:20 p.m.

Berkeley County school board voted 5-3 Monday to reopen its superintendent search, just days after three finalists met the public.

Body identified as missing St. Stephen man

Monday, May 4, 2015 12:33 p.m.

Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury has identified the body found in the Rediversion Canal north of St. Stephen on Monday morning, May 4.

Moncks Corner Playground Committee asks for public’s help

Monday, May 4, 2015 10:22 a.m.

Children in today’s world need more play and exercise, and the Moncks Corner Playground Committee is trying to help meet this need.

New license plates in SC begin with specialty tags

Monday, May 4, 2015 12:01 p.m.

The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles began issuing redesigned license plates on May 1, in accordance with state law.

School board approves bump in pay for interim superintendent

Monday, May 4, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The Berkeley County School Board has approved a $5,000 per month bump in pay for Interim Superintendent Archie Franchini.

Rain fails to dampen Relay for Life spirits

Sunday, May 3, 2015 12:01 a.m.

No one was going to rain on the Relay for Life’s parade last weekend, not even the threat of heavy thunderstorms on Saturday, April 25.

Want to communicate with the sheriff’s office? There’s an app for that

Saturday, May 2, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office has announced the formal launch of the Berkeley County Sheriff App — a communications tool that …

Stags teams advance with first round wins

Saturday, May 2, 2015 10:19 a.m.

Sometimes a good glove can spark a rally as much as a good bat.

Wolves still alive in playoffs after opening loss

Friday, May 1, 2015 11:21 a.m.

Some early mistakes cost Timberland against the Loris Lions in the Class AA playoff opener in St. Stephen on the night of Thursday, April 30.

Harlem Renaissance comes to Berkeley Middle

Friday, May 1, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The students of Berkeley Middle School welcomed a crowd of nearly 500 parents and community members in April for dinner and a variety show …

Final superintendent candidate meets public; board to meet again Monday UPDATED

Friday, May 1, 2015 6:12 p.m.

Barry Shepherd, the third and final candidate for the open Berkeley County School Superintendent position, toured Berkeley County and the area …

Second of 3 superintendent candidates meets the public

Thursday, April 30, 2015 6:21 p.m.

Rocky Killion, the second of three finalists for the vacant Berkeley County school superintendent position, toured Berkeley County and its schools …

St. John’s included in 2015 Sertoma

Thursday, April 30, 2015 11:18 a.m.

St. John’s Christian Academy football fans are feeling a little bit giddy about the coming football season.

Is Volvo eyeing Berkeley County? Still no confirmation

Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Speculation continues that the manufacturer seeking to bring 4,000 jobs to the Lebanon-Pringletown area of Berkeley County is Volvo.

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