Berkeley County mulls change in political sign enforcement UPDATED

The Independent

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 11:09 a.m.

A change could come to Berkeley County’s enforcement of political signs in public right of ways this month.

Town observes April as Child Abuse Prevention Month UPDATED

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 9:08 p.m.

Moncks Corner Mayor Bill Peagler joined hands on April 11 with the Berkeley County Dept. of Social Services and the Children’s Trust of South …

Berkeley deputy indicted on federal weapons charges

Monday, April 14, 2014 4:46 p.m.

United States Attorney Bill Nettles stated Monday, April 14 that Tony Allen Riley, 60, of Goose Creek, was charged in a two-count federal indictment.

Special Olympics a hit at BHS

Sunday, April 13, 2014 10:38 a.m.

When the ancient Greeks first conceived the idea of an Olympics, this is what they had in mind; spirited competition for the sake of competition and …

Santee Cooper names new general counsel

Sunday, April 13, 2014 12:28 a.m.

The Santee Cooper Board of Directors has named Fourth Circuit Judge J. Michael Baxley as senior vice president and general counsel, effective July 1. Baxley will replace James E. Brogdon, who retires June 30.

District celebrates students who have overcome, achieved

The Independent

Saturday, April 12, 2014 12:01 p.m.

This is the story of children who didn’t fall through the cracks. Something stopped their fall.

Assault on Pinewood results in school lockdown UPDATED

Friday, April 11, 2014 12:45 p.m.

A fist fight on Pinewood Drive in Moncks Corner resulted in a lockdown at Berkeley High School around 11:15 a.m. on Friday, April 11.

Report: Berkeley County home sales increase UPDATED

Thursday, April 10, 2014 4:58 p.m.

Berkeley County home sales and home listings in March have increased over last year, according to numbers released by the Charleston region’s real …

BCSO reports shooting near Moncks Corner UPDATED

Thursday, April 10, 2014 5:01 p.m.

On April 9 at about 8:30 p.m., Berkeley County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a shooting off Kitfield Road near Moncks Corner.

Special election results: Hayes takes school board seat UPDATED

The Independent

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 8:55 p.m.

The voters have spoken: Jim Hayes will fill the vacant seat on Berkeley County School District’s school board.

Town receives $250,000 state grant

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 2:23 p.m.

The sun shined brightly on Moncks Corner last week – despite the cloudy weather.

County begins spraying for mosquitoes

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 4:36 p.m.

The bugs are back in town.

Former POW to be honored by Moncks Corner

Monday, April 7, 2014 10:05 a.m.

Former World War II prisoner of war Reggie Salisbury was honored by Moncks Corner Mayor Bill Peagler in observance of National Former POW Recognition …

Cold-case murder of 5-year-old warms up with new tip

Monday, April 7, 2014 3:00 p.m.

More than 25 years after the unsolved murder of a 5-year-old Horseshoe community boy, a new tip could move the case forward.

April Berkeley County Chamber Mixer UPDATED

Friday, April 4, 2014 11:43 a.m.

April's Berkeley County Chamber Mixer was held at UniHealth Post-Acute Care in Moncks Corner. (Photos Ann Mack).

Reeder crowned Berkeley County’s Teacher of the Year

The Gazette

Thursday, April 3, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Berkeley County School District has its new Teacher of the Year: Lauren Reeder of Marrington Elementary.

It’s political sign season: What are the county’s rules? UPDATED

The Independent

Thursday, April 3, 2014 11:04 a.m.

Brace yourself, Berkeley County. Political signs are about to sprout up faster than dandelions in a heat wave.

Marion new Stratford football coach UPDATED

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Defensive coordinator Joe Marion has been tabbed the new football coach at Stratford High School.  

Meth lab busted at Moncks Corner motel

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 9:20 a.m.

A meth lab bust at a local hotel resulted in the arrest of one individual on Monday, April 1.

County greenlights grant application to bring water to Horseshoe

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 5:25 p.m.

Low- and moderate-income families living in the Horseshoe community of Bonneau Beach are one step closer to having public water distribution lines and fire hydrants.

The cluck stops here: Chickens considered for residential zones UPDATED

The Independent

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Want fresh eggs out of your backyard? If you’re in most of Berkeley County’s residential zones, you’re out of luck.

Annual St. Stephen Catfish Festival UPDATED

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 3:13 p.m.

Loads of photos from the annual Saint Stephen Catfish Festival that draws people from all over the Lowcountry. (Photos by Ann Mack)

Republicans fill June primary ballot for county seats UPDATED

The Independent

Sunday, March 30, 2014 9:18 p.m.

A second challenger entered the race for sheriff for June’s Republican primary.

Special election Tuesday to fill vacant school board position UPDATED

Sunday, March 30, 2014 4:36 p.m.

Voters will decide between Kevin Condon and Jim Hayes for a new member on the Berkeley County School District school board Tuesday, April 8.The special election was called to fill the position left by Scott Marino, who resigned at the end of 2013. The district covers schools on the western side of Goose Creek and Summerville, Cross and Moncks …

Catfish Festival a hit despite weather threat

Sunday, March 30, 2014 9:24 p.m.

“We had a nice turnout in spite of the threat of weather,” said festival coordinator Johnny Broome. “We lost a few vendors because of the rain but …

Student to school board: Give us access to cell phones UPDATED

The Independent

Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Should Berkeley County School District students have access to their cell phones during non-instructional time?

Search begins for canning coaches

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 2:16 a.m.

How do you can tomatoes … or freeze corn … or make fig preserves?

Independent’s Brown garners 7 writing awards UPDATED

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 2:16 a.m.

Veteran journalist Dan Brown of the Berkeley Independent captured seven South Carolina Press Association writing awards for 2013, as the SCPA’s …

Military News

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 2:16 a.m.

Kelly graduates



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