Scholarship targets high school seniors with a deceased parent

Friday, January 15, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The James F. Byrnes Scholarship Program was established in 1949 to assist young South Carolinians who had lost one or both parents.

County approves seeking bids for independent fire study

Friday, January 15, 2016 11:30 a.m.

Three years after the governing body of Berkeley County recommended an independent study of its 26 rural, volunteer fire departments, the bid process …

NWS: Rain could bring high water

Friday, January 15, 2016 9:15 a.m.

Rain expected today sparked the National Weather Service to issue a flood watch for Dorchester and Berkeley counties through Friday evening.

A resolution with rewards: Quit and Win campaign offers cash incentives to quit smoking

Thursday, January 14, 2016 12:01 p.m.

The year 2016 may be the year an adage is debunked.

South Carolina lawmakers propose raising minimum dropout age

Thursday, January 14, 2016 12:01 a.m.

(AP) -- South Carolina lawmakers are making another attempt to cut the state’s high school dropout rate. A bill to be considered by General Assembly this year would raise the minimum dropout age from 17 to age 18.

In with the new: Moncks Corner’s swearing in ceremony for chief, council, commissioner and mayor

Thursday, January 14, 2016 12:01 a.m.

It was a night of new as 2016 got its official start with a swearing in ceremony at Moncks Corner town hall Jan. 4.

Forest Service offers fee-free Martin Luther King Day

Thursday, January 14, 2016 3:26 p.m.

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests will offer a fee-free day Monday, waiving day-use fees at recreation sites on both forests.

437th Airlift Wing Commander Reflects on Wing’s 50 years in Charleston

For the Independent

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 11:31 a.m.

JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. – Fifty years ago, on Jan. 8, 1966, the 437th Airlift Wing began its presence in Charleston, S.C. In the ensuing …

FEMA looks at numbers from flood relief

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 11:31 a.m.

Ninety days after severe storms and flooding in South Carolina, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration have provided more than $219 million in grants and loans to assist in recovery, according to a statement from the agency.

‘Don’t forget to tell “the Dream”’

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 11:30 a.m.

A white man in his 20s — but looking not much older than most teenagers — entered Emanuel AME in downtown Charleston and sat in on a …

Legislative session to be telecast live

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 11:34 a.m.

The South Carolina Legislature will be seen live Tuesdays-Thursdays on the ETV World Channel beginning Jan. 12.

Suicides outpace population growth in Berkeley County

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 11:09 a.m.

At least 30 people died by their own hands in Berkeley County in 2015, contributing to a rate that appears to be outpacing the county’s …

Salisbury named volunteer of year by Berkeley County Prevention Board

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 12:01 a.m.

In recognition of outstanding service and contributions to the field of prevention and to the promotion of a safe and healthy drug-free county, the …

Former sheriff pleads guilty


Monday, January 11, 2016 4:05 p.m.

Acknowledging that he had a problem with alcohol, former Berkeley County Sheriff Wayne DeWitt pleaded guilty on Monday to charges in connection with …

Timberland girls on win streak

Monday, January 11, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The Timberland girls basketball team seems to have hit its top gear at just the right time.

Wolves rise to No. 1 UPDATED

Sunday, January 10, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The Timberland Wolves have risen to the top of the Class AA basketball poll at the midway point of the season.

Wash reaches coaching milestone

Saturday, January 9, 2016 3:06 p.m.

Tim Wash got into the coaching profession to help make a difference in young people’s lives.

Goose Creek police officer found not guilty of DUI UPDATED

Friday, January 8, 2016 4:35 p.m.

A Goose Creek police officer has been found not guilty of driving under the influence, according to a press release from his lawyer David Aylor.

Interfaith roundtable commemorates MLK Jan. 16

Friday, January 8, 2016 12:01 a.m.

MONCKS CORNER -- As part of commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King, there will be an Interfaith Roundtable 9-11 a.m. Jan. 16, at Grace Reformed Episcopal Church.

Remember bats are mammals that should be protected

Thursday, January 7, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Staff Reports

Georgia prosecutor seeks indictment of police officer who killed Moncks Corner native


Thursday, January 7, 2016 11:59 a.m.

A Georgia prosecutor said Jan. 7 that he would seek a murder indictment against the Atlanta-area police officer who fatally shot Moncks Corner native …

First year brings successes and challenges for Berkeley supervisor Bill Peagler

Thursday, January 7, 2016 12:01 p.m.

Bill Peagler’s first year as head of Berkeley County government has been an eventful one.

Captain of wrecked boat: ‘God made it hit right in the right place’

Thursday, January 7, 2016 9:02 a.m.

Capt. Richie Wimmer went down with his pontoon boat as it tumbled in the current of the spillway at the Lake Marion dam.

Moncks Corner town council seated and ready to serve

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Moncks Corner’s year of the election is in the books and town council’s newest member is ready.

Disaster recovery center closing Friday

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 4:36 p.m.

A disaster recovery center in Berkeley County will close at 6 p.m. Friday:

Postal Service Previews 2016 Stamps

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 12:01 p.m.

WASHINGTON — The Postal Service is providing a preview of its 2016 stamp program that is sure to attract the interest of fans of Sarah Vaughan, …

Warm weather means more to see at Old Santee Canal Park

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Turtles sunned on logs, the cutgrass stage-whispered, and down the boardwalk a family walked slowly, pausing to take in the scenery of Old Santee …

Boat sucked into spillway at Marion dam

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 12:03 p.m.

A pontoon boat capsized Monday with four people on board as it was “pulled into the spillway” of the hydroelectric dam between Lake …

Growing the gumbo

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Ed Mueller doesn’t struggle with words when it comes to touting Carolina Gumbaya’s very own version of seafood gumbo as the true taste …

U.S. Marshals shoot, kill Summerville man wanted for Berkeley Co. homicide

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Lonnie Haskell Powers Jr. of Summerville was shot and killed Saturday afternoon by U.S. Marshals after a standoff in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

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