Calvary Church wants to turn on the light at 50th celebration UPDATED

Special to the Berkeley Independent

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 1:05 a.m.

In many ways, September 20 looked like any other Sunday morning at the Calvary Church of the Nazarene in Goose Creek.

Trojans come up short against Lake Marion

Monday, September 28, 2015 6:01 a.m.

The Cross Trojans will enter region play this week coming off a hard-fought setback to rival Lake Marion.

Man killed in Moncks Corner home invasion ID’d

Monday, September 28, 2015 3:31 p.m.

The Berkeley County Coroner on Monday publicly identified the man killed during a home invasion Sunday.

Cobras can’t pin first loss on Ashley Ridge UPDATED

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Sunday, September 27, 2015 11:23 p.m.

A year ago, Ashley Ridge’s defense allowed more than 600 yards rushing in a loss to Cane Bay. On Friday night, the Swamp Foxes’ defense …

Berkeley cross country teams making strides

Sunday, September 27, 2015 6:21 p.m.

The Berkeley High School cross country season has proven to be a work in progress, according to coach Melissa Hicks.

Got tourists? Time to apply for county grant

Saturday, September 26, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Nonprofits are encouraged to get their paperwork together and apply for funds from the county’s accommodation tax.

‘LOL’ with Sangaree Elementary

Saturday, September 26, 2015 1:03 p.m.

Sangaree Elementary School’s Learning Outdoor Lab (LOL) is officially open. The LOL is the result of a $5,000 Lowes Toolbox for Education …

Labor force shrinks in Berkeley Co.

Saturday, September 26, 2015 1:04 p.m.

Nearly 1,000 Berkeley County residents left the labor force in August contributing to a decline in the county’s jobless rate from 5.9 percent to 5.6 percent, according to numbers released by the state’s Department of Employment and Workforce.

As easy as 1-2-3 UPDATED

Saturday, September 26, 2015 11:32 p.m.

Charleston Southern may not have the most impressive football stadium in the Lowcountry or play in the biggest conference.

Stoots back in dugout at SJCA

Friday, September 25, 2015 12:01 a.m.

A Lowcountry coaching legend has landed at St. John’s Christian. He’s in the early phases of his tenure this fall.

Drug-free festival turns 25

Friday, September 25, 2015 11:18 a.m.

For 25 years, the Berkeley County Prevention Board has hosted a family-oriented festival aimed at a good time and keeping kids off drugs.

Shellfish season set to open Oct. 1

Friday, September 25, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The 2015-2016 season for harvesting shellfish (clams, oysters, mussels and other bivalves) in coastal waters of South Carolina will open one half hour before official sunrise on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. The shellfish season will remain open through May 15, 2016, unless conditions warrant extending or shortening the season. Season dates apply to …

Look! Up in the sky! It’s the International Space Station over Moncks Corner!

Special to the Independent

Thursday, September 24, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Red, green and blue lights flash all at once. It’s time to run outside and search the sky: the International Space Station is flying over …

DNR offers guidelines to keep bird feeders clean, backyard birds safe

Thursday, September 24, 2015 11:00 a.m.

Many South Carolina residents enjoy feeding wild birds. Several bird species commonly visit feeders providing an opportunity for residents to enjoy …

Red cross offers donation opportunities

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 11:59 a.m.

During Liver Awareness Month this October, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood and platelets to support liver transplant patients and others needing blood products.

Lt. Gov. McMaster visits Moncks Corner

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 12:01 p.m.

Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster spoke to members and guests of the Moncks Corner Rotary Club during a luncheon Thursday held at Gilligan’s Seafood …

New St. Stephen Library opened Sunday

The Independent

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 12:01 p.m.

St. Stephen community members, Berkeley County Library system officials and Berkeley County government officials gathered on Sunday from 3-5 to …

SC first among women murdered by men, again

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 11:59 a.m.

South Carolina ranked first in the nation in the rate of women murdered by men, with a rate of 2.32 per 100,000, according to the new Violence Policy Center (VPC) study When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2013 Homicide Data.

Photo: Lt. Rogers reports for duty

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 12:00 p.m.

Lt. Will Rogers stood to take the oath of office under Sheriff Duane Lewis. As required by state law, all deputies must swear-in under a new sheriff. …

Walking the line: Sheriff beefs up law enforcement presence in first 100 days

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Duane Lewis walks a fine line. Within his first 100 days as Berkeley County sheriff, he has increased law enforcement presence throughout the county …

Weedy Asian plant bears delicious name

A.C. Moore Herbarium

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The average American’s simplest and commonest form of breakfast consists of coffee and beefsteak.

County: Dirty lot? Clean it up

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 12:01 p.m.

A new ordinance moving through county council uses state law to clean up derelict vehicles, unclean lots and uninhabitable homes around the county. …

Sheriff nets 50 in multi-agency sweep

Monday, September 21, 2015 3:36 p.m.

Sheriff Duane Lewis announced that his office made 50 arrests during a multi-agency sweep that included criminal saturation patrols, drug …

Moncks Corner Town Council approves budget

The Independent

Monday, September 21, 2015 12:05 p.m.

Moncks Corner Town Council met Sept.15 for the first reading by title only of an ordinance to amend sections of the town of Moncks Corner zoning …

Mountain dweller produces brilliant red fruit

A.C. Moore Herbarium

Sunday, September 20, 2015 12:01 a.m.

If I was on some foggy mountain top

Cobras hand Hanahan first blemish

Special to the Independent

Sunday, September 20, 2015 11:01 p.m.

For the second time this season, the Cane Bay Cobras hosted an undefeated team.

Strong second half propels Wolves to third straight win UPDATED

Sunday, September 20, 2015 5:26 p.m.

The Timberland Wolves enter rivalry week on a three-game win streak.

Blotter: Thief planning outdoor adventure

Special to the Independent

Sunday, September 20, 2015 3:22 p.m.

Somewhere, a thief is planning an outdoor adventure. A man on Lakeside Drive in Moncks Corner reported to a Berkeley County Sheriff’s deputy …

‘Perfect conditions’ for mosquitoes right now

The Post and Courier

Sunday, September 20, 2015 12:01 p.m.

Mosquitoes have taken a big bite out of the enjoyment as summer wanes into fall.

Joint Base Charleston honors POWs, MIAs

Saturday, September 19, 2015 7:08 p.m.

Joint Base Charleston honored all former prisoners of war and those missing in action during a series of events which began Sept. 17 and concluded …

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