Wassamassaw Recreation League holds first Fall Festival UPDATED

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015 12:01 a.m.

It’s hard not to notice the peeling paint on the buildings dotting the sprawling mass of land located at 1023 Queenie Road.

County to address dilapidated houses, lots with new ordinance

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 12:01 p.m.

Without any discussion, Berkeley County Council has given third and final reading to an ordinance that levies fines on property owners and places …

16 Cypress Gardens employees administratively separated

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 12:01 a.m.

A popular, county-owned tourism destination has administratively separated 16 employees following its closure due to the historic flooding in October. …

Blotter: Four-wheeler driver attempts to evade police

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015 12:01 a.m.

While on patrol on Oct. 25, a deputy noticed a man driving a four-wheeler on Byrnes Drive in Moncks Corner. The deputy turned on his lights and …

‘Santee Cooper Sportsman’ returns for third season

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Boats zip through the water, an orange sun sets beneath where water meets the trees and happy men wield impressive fish, all to the tune of swelling …

Moncks Corner Halloween Festival

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 11:11 a.m.

Moncks Corner Halloween Festival photos.The Berkeley Independent participated again this year, giving away candy to anyone playing our game "Kick the …

Chad Sweatman, David Dennis and Jay Law elected to fill council seats UPDATED

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 5:08 p.m.

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School board approves land acquisition contract for Hanahan school

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 10:18 a.m.

The Berkeley County School Board voted unanimously Oct. 27, to approve the land acquisition contract for Tanner/Foster Creek Elementary School …

Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office arrests 14 in narcotics and prostitution investigation

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 10:17 a.m.

Berkeley County Sheriff Duane Lewis announced the arrest of 14 people over the weekend following an undercover narcotics and prostitution …

County moves forward with recycling company agreement UPDATED

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 10:18 a.m.

Berkeley County Council has given a nod to the supervisor to execute an agreement with a private recycling company that would have 100 percent …

Mallory Evans: Portrait of a senior

The Independent

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Mallory Evans’ eyes twinkle just a tad when the subject of tennis and college comes up.

Wolves lock up another region title UPDATED

Monday, November 2, 2015 12:15 p.m.

The Timberland Wolves football team will end the regular season in a familiar position.

Cane Bay churns out win over Wando

Sunday, November 1, 2015 11:56 p.m.

Cane Bay High School’s ground game was too strong for Wando on Friday night.

No. 1 Bites the Dust

Sunday, November 1, 2015 5:13 p.m.

Charleston Southern football coach Jamey Chadwell has probably taken as many Gatorade baths as any coach in the school’s history.

Town of Moncks Corner employee of the quarter Jessica Morgan

The Independent

Saturday, October 31, 2015 12:01 p.m.

Moncks Corner mayor Michael Lockliear presented Jessica Morgan with an employee of the quarter plaque at town council meeting on Oct. 20, praising …

Free vision clinic offered Nov. 14 in Moncks Corner UPDATED

Friday, October 30, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Two Berkeley County state representatives are bringing a free vision event to Moncks Corner.

Packaging company to establish operations in Moncks Corner

Friday, October 30, 2015 10:58 a.m.

A&R Bulk-Pak Inc., a contract packaging company specializing in the packaging and distribution of plastics for overseas export, is establishing operations in Berkeley County.

Hawks defeat rival Berkeley UPDATED

Friday, October 30, 2015 10:47 p.m.

Hanahan would have still gotten to play for the region title if it had come up short to rival Berkeley on Friday but it wouldn't have been with the …

Crime in the County: Puppy theft and urine threats

Friday, October 30, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Sometime between midnight and 3 a.m. on Oct. 20, someone snuck onto a Cross man’s properties and stole seven pit bull puppies. The owner of the puppies told a Berkeley County Sheriff’s deputy that he suspected a man known for stealing and reselling dogs who the owner had had encounters with in the past. Another man who lives with the …

Heart to Heart hosts PULSE, NAACP joins the Celebration

The Independent

Thursday, October 29, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The beat at Heart to Heart International Ministries was going strong Saturday as members of PULSE performed at the community center formerly known as …

Berkeley County Announces Emergency Mosquito Abatement Plan

Thursday, October 29, 2015 5:23 p.m.

MONCKS CORNER, SC – In response to a major, countywide mosquito hatch-off resulting from the 1000-year rains, Berkeley County Mosquito Abatement will be launching a significant effort of aerial spraying over areas with the highest mosquito counts.

State, federal agencies gather to help Berkeley Co. residents weather the flood

Thursday, October 29, 2015 8:41 a.m.

The rains came through the roof and then the musty smell began. Janet Snipes of Goose Creek said her insurance asked for a $2,500 deductible to fix …

DHEC: Mosquitoes thrive after flooding, take precautions

Thursday, October 29, 2015 12:01 p.m.

In the wake of recent flooding, residents are urged to take steps to reduce breeding grounds for mosquitoes, the Department of Health and Environmental Control advised last week.

Domestic violence victims remembered at Goose Creek vigil

Special to the Independent

Thursday, October 29, 2015 12:01 p.m.

“This is not easy, but I will do my best.”

Thousands register for federal disaster assistance following heavy rains

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 10:44 a.m.

More than 3,000 people have registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for disaster assistance following the epic rainfall earlier this month, according to FEMA spokesman William Lindsey as of Friday.

Flu fatality reported in Lowcountry

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 10:49 a.m.

The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control announced Tuesday, Oct. 20, that the state has suffered its first four flu-associated deaths of the season.

Moncks Corner family pushes to bring ‘Potties for the People’ UPDATED

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 10:42 a.m.

Imagine living in a rural farming village in Belize. The air is hot, the plants are green, and you really need to pee. You look around but, in this …

Berkeley Homecoming Parade UPDATED

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Berkeley homecoming photo gallery

Meet the Moncks Corner Town Council candidates UPDATED

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 11:05 a.m.

Town Council elections will be held Tuesday in Moncks Corner. A total of three seats are available on town council with five candidates vying for them. The seats will go to the three with the highest number of votes.

Public meetings scheduled with superintendent

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 11:04 a.m.

Berkeley County School District will host drop-ins at several schools throughout the district to allow members of the community to meet and speak …

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