Berkeley County man arrested on tax charges UPDATED

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 4:54 p.m.

Ralph Lewis Cooper Jr., 49, a Berkeley County resident, was arrested April 22 income tax charges.

‘Stamp Out Hunger’ drive set for May 10

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 11:32 a.m.

Saturday, May 10 marks the 22nd anniversary of America’s largest-single day of giving — the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive in Partnership with the U.S. Postal Service, Campbell Soup, Feeding America and other partners.

BCRW annual Membership Tea a success

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 11:32 a.m.

The Berkeley County Republican Women held their annual Membership Tea at the historic Moncks Corner Train Depot on April 6.

Haunted warehouse: Firetruck maker left behind more than just debt

The Independent

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 11:34 a.m.

Not many venture down this road. Brown felled trees — remnants of February’s ice storm — line the curvy stretch leading to a shuttered warehouse. The …

Lord Berkeley Conservation Trust appoints board members

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 11:31 a.m.

The Lord Berkeley Conservation Trust (LBCT) recently appointed Jim Rozier as its incoming president. LBCT also brought three individuals onto its board of directors: Mike Heitzler, Mac McQuillin and Bart Sabine.

Kiwanis Prayer Service set for May 1

Monday, April 21, 2014 9:28 a.m.

Moncks Corner Kiwanis will host its annual prayer service at First Baptist Church at 8 a.m. on Thursday, May 1.

Heritage Trust names Harwell branch manager

Friday, April 18, 2014 3:30 p.m.

Heritage Trust’s new Moncks Corner Branch Manager is Moncks Corner native Clarence Harwell.

BCSO and SPD nab car thief

Friday, April 18, 2014 3:43 p.m.

A joint investigation by the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office and the Summerville Police Department resulted in the arrest of one person. Three …

Bomb threat at Google cleared UPDATED

Thursday, April 17, 2014 3:04 p.m.

A bomb threat was reported at Google’s Berkeley County facility on Thursday.

County dispatcher named Telecommunicator of the Year

Thursday, April 17, 2014 12:22 p.m.

The Berkeley County 911 Communications Center named Ashley Taylor Telecommunicator of the Year for 2013 during National Public Safety …

Proposed cursive law gains support UPDATED

Special to The Independent

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Look inside the classrooms of today. A pen and paper have taken a back seat to computers, and Microsoft Office is used more often than handwriting. …

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.  



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