Police seek gas station burglars

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 1:45 p.m.

Goose Creek and Moncks Corner police department investigators request assistance identifying the persons and vehicle suspected of committing recent …

County asks DHEC for help with GenEarth problem

The Independent

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 7:39 a.m.

Berkeley County has promised to supersede state action if the state’s environmental agency does not stop the smell coming from a bioenergy plant.

Flash flood warning issued for Berkeley County

Monday, September 22, 2014 7:44 p.m.

The National Weather Service out of Charleston has extended its flash flood warning to include southern Berkeley County, central Charleston County, and southeastern Dorchester County until 8:30 p.m. EDT

Pineville native celebrates special birthday

Monday, September 22, 2014 2:22 p.m.

Family and friends traveled from near and far to participate in a special birthday celebration for Barbara Jefferson-Ragin, formerly of Pineville, a …

The final push: Crew fights elements to open bridge by Sept. 26 UPDATED

Monday, September 22, 2014 7:33 a.m.

A solid white bridge now spans across the railroad tracks, linking the two sides of Cypress Gardens Road.

Accident claims Moncks Corner man

Monday, September 22, 2014 7:47 a.m.

A 44-year-old Moncks Corner man died on Sunday after a one-car accident in the early morning hours of Sunday, Sept. 21.

Remembering Hugo: ‘I thought the world had ended’

Sunday, September 21, 2014 9:05 a.m.

“I thought the world had ended.”

Berkeley BBQ Cookoff enjoys near record turnout

Saturday, September 20, 2014 9:44 a.m.

If you cook it they will come, as the line of cars trailing out of Old Santee Canal Park attested on the night of Friday, Sept. 19.

DNR to begin survey for removal of illegal buoys

Friday, September 19, 2014 1:08 p.m.

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division will begin a survey Oct. 1 to locate illegal buoys along state waterways and lakes. …

Berkeley youth starts Republican Kids’ Club

Friday, September 19, 2014 7:50 a.m.

Last May, 12-year-old Mayson Merritt asked her grandmother if she could start a Republican Kids’ Club in Berkeley County.

Hibbett Sports coming to Moncks Corner

Thursday, September 18, 2014 2:53 p.m.

Hibbett Sporting Goods Inc., an Alabama-based sporting goods company operating as Hibbett Sports, is pleased to announce that its newest Hibbett Sports store will be opening in the Moncks Corner market, employing approximately eight full and part-time team members.

New push could create more farmers’ markets

The Independent

Thursday, September 18, 2014 2:17 p.m.

Farmers’ markets could begin sprouting up all over the county like corn. Or like tomatoes. Or like any other tasty produce county farmers and …

Nucor plant fire damages building UPDATED

Thursday, September 18, 2014 11:24 p.m.

A fire Thursday, Sept. 18, sent multiple fire agencies to the Nucor Steel Plant in Huger.

Moncks Corner native recognized for charity work

Thursday, September 18, 2014 8:05 a.m.

A Berkeley County native and Florida high school principal was recognized for his school’s fundraising work at a national event this spring honoring …

County’s only remaining one-room schoolhouse takes funding fight to Columbia UPDATED

The Independent

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 8:10 a.m.

Just ten minutes outside Moncks Corner, a small wooden building sits along a quiet country road. It doesn’t sit alone, but nestled among neighboring …

Conversation with the Candidates series features District 4 candidates

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 8:06 a.m.

The two candidates vying for Berkeley County school board’s District 4 seat will discuss issues with voters Wednesday, Oct. 1.

Town Council approves $6.64 million budget

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 4:21 p.m.

Moncks Corner Mayor Bill Peagler’s final budget was approved by town council during its Sept. 16 regular monthly meeting.

Berkeley H.S. student in serious condition after assault UPDATED

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 1:08 p.m.

A 15-year-old Berkeley High School student is in serious condition after an apparent assault by another 15-year-old student.

Red Cross plans safety campaign as Hugo anniversary nears

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 7:51 a.m.

On Sept. 21, the 25th anniversary of Hurricane Hugo’s devastation inflicted on South Carolina, the American Red Cross will launch a landmark …

Bonneau man arrested on meth charges

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 5:22 p.m.

A Bonneau man is in custody after police there discovered a methamphetamine lab Tuesday, Sept. 16, on West Church Street, according to reports.

Fire destroys Moncks Corner mobile homes

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 10:21 a.m.

A fire destroyed three mobile homes and a shed in Moncks Corner early Tuesday, Sept. 16, according to reports.

Mayor’s final budget set for council approval

Monday, September 15, 2014 1:25 p.m.

Moncks Corner Mayor Bill Peagler’s final budget is set to be approved by town council.

Statewide waterways cleanup set for Sept. 20

Monday, September 15, 2014 7:39 a.m.

The 26th annual Beach Sweep/River Sweep is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 20 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m.

Ladson man killed in apartment shooting UPDATED

The Independent

Monday, September 15, 2014 10:01 a.m.

A 27-year-old man was shot and killed the night of Sunday, Sept. 14, at River Ridge apartments in the Goose Creek area, according to Berkeley County …

THS, Berkeley volleyball teams make early strides

Sunday, September 14, 2014 9:50 a.m.

Summerville is the New York Yankees of the Lowcountry: Green Wave teams have a knack for winning. Football, basketball, tennis ... and volleyball, …

Literacy program receives $2,000 grant

Saturday, September 13, 2014 9:25 a.m.

A program exposing children to books before they enter elementary school has received $2,000 from a major retailor.

Man dies in wreck; woman charged

The Indpendent

Friday, September 12, 2014 1:23 p.m.

The man killed in a traffic accident Thursday afternoon has been identified as Christopher Hearn, 36, of Summerville.

Unvaccinated 7th graders will not be allowed in public school

Friday, September 12, 2014 1:44 p.m.

Berkeley County School District is taking vaccines seriously.

Moncks Corner business robbed

The Independent

Friday, September 12, 2014 7:01 a.m.

An assistant manager of a Family Dollar store in Moncks Corner was the victim of an attempted armed robbery Aug. 17, according to a police report.

Child hit by vehicle dies UPDATED

Friday, September 12, 2014 10:23 a.m.

A child struck by a vehicle on Domingo Drive on Friday morning has died, Berkeley County Coronor Bill Salisbury said.

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