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Berkeley Co. SAR chapter growing

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 10:50 a.m.

Berkeley County’s Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) chapter is growing and has scheduled its next meeting Feb. 4.

Salem College signs Berkeley Middle College senior to play softball

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 10:34 a.m.

A signing first for Berkeley Middle College (BMC), family, coaches and school administrators looked on as senior Danielle Hood made the commitment …

State confirms 3 SC residents tested for Zika virus

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 10:46 a.m.

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Health officials say three people in South Carolina are being tested for the Zika virus, but no cases of the disease have been confirmed yet.

Wrestling season enters eleventh hour

Monday, February 1, 2016 11:59 a.m.

The high school wrestling season has turned into the home stretch.

Timberland girls continue surge

Sunday, January 31, 2016 10:41 p.m.

By watching them right now, it would be hard to believe Timberland’s girls basketball team was once 1-9 this season.

County reinstates payment of election commissioners

Saturday, January 30, 2016 2:17 p.m.

It’s not every day that a public official gets a 100 percent pay increase, but that’s exactly what Berkeley County Council did during …

Annual Judged Show highlights local artists’ talent

Saturday, January 30, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The City of North Charleston’s Cultural Arts Department said works by members of the Goose Creek Artists Guild will be on exhibit at the North Charleston City Gallery Feb. 4-27.

Charleston Battery releases preseason schedule

Friday, January 29, 2016 12:01 p.m.

The Charleston Battery will host preseason matches with USL’s Saint Louis FC and Wilmington Hammerheads in a nine-game tune-up schedule that …

School district seeks bus drivers; training set for Feb. 8

Friday, January 29, 2016 7:52 a.m.

Berkeley County School District is currently accepting applications for school bus drivers and will host a training for drivers who apply.

Blood donations urgently needed by the American Red Cross

Thursday, January 28, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The American Red Cross urgently needs blood donors to make an appointment to give this winter. Eligible blood donors of all types are needed, especially those with O, AB, B negative and A negative.

Homegrown Flavor from an Indoor Garden

Thursday, January 28, 2016 7:44 a.m.

Add some homegrown flavor to your winter meals. From microgreens to tomatoes, it is possible to grow produce indoors.

Pastors encourage racial unity through upcoming conference

Thursday, January 28, 2016 7:51 a.m.

Overcoming South Carolina’s racial divide is “not an easy fix” but “a necessary fix,” according to a group of …

Economic forecaster: ‘We just have to put our heads down and bore ahead”

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Forget the rose-colored glasses. A year after predicting the best year for Berkeley County’s economy since the Great Recession, the annual …

Bus rapid transit, light rail floated at Thursday meeting

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 12:01 a.m.

What would happen if for every 20 vehicles on Interstate 26, one vanished? Would your commute be 5 percent faster? Would you have 5 percent less frustration? Or would you be one of those 5 percent, relaxing on your commute to work with Wi-Fi?

Through the ranks: Moncks Corner’s new police chief

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 12:01 p.m.

Moncks Corner’s new police chief E.B. “Rick” Ollic didn’t follow in his father’s footsteps and that was OK by …

Fire guts building on East Main Street

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 2:38 p.m.

Moncks Corner fire department responded to an early morning commercial structure fire today on East Main Street in Moncks Corner.

County’s legal team ironing out language to cite owners of blighted properties

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Citations are coming for 22 properties considered “blighted” by Berkeley County codes enforcement — but first, the county’s legal team is working out the process for notifying owners.

Independent’s Moncks Corner office changes hours UPDATED

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 9:40 a.m.

The Berkeley Independent office at 100 Gulledge St. has changed its hours to 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. The office will no longer be open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Moncks Corner Main Street Community Input Sessions

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 4:21 p.m.

The revitalization of Moncks Corner is underway and planning director Doug Polen has invited the public to share their perspectives.

‘Nurse Maude’ receives updated exhibit at Berkeley Museum UPDATED

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 9:39 a.m.

Visitors to the Berkeley Museum weren’t stopping long at the alcove that held a nurse’s bag.

Redhawks brave chilly weather on Saturday

Monday, January 25, 2016 11:37 a.m.

Carolina Redhawks general manager Terry Jackson said 40 players attended the team’s practice on Saturday and braved the chilly weather.

Cavs pull away from Ridge Christian

Sunday, January 24, 2016 10:56 p.m.

A focused practice led to a strong performance, one that ended in a victory for St. John’s Christian’s boys basketball team.

Baseball brewing for Bucs

Sunday, January 24, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Practice for the Charleston Southern baseball team officially begins with a scrimmage on Friday, Jan. 29 but the Buccaneers are actually already five …

Snow flurries around Berkeley County UPDATED

Saturday, January 23, 2016 9:14 a.m.

Light snow flurries fell around Berkeley County beginning in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Jeff Cruce files formal complaint against Berkeley Schools

Friday, January 22, 2016 1:58 p.m.

Former head coach and athletic director at Berkeley High School, Jeffery Lance Cruce has filed a formal complaint with the Berkeley County Court of Common Pleas naming Berkeley County School district as the defendant.

Little Big Man

Thursday, January 21, 2016 12:01 a.m.

It’s hard to imagine Dougie Metts physically intimidating or manhandling anybody. Berkeley High School’s lightest wrestler is just a …

Cane Bay High choirs host Zumbathon charity event

Thursday, January 21, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The choirs of Cane Bay High School will host a Zumbathon to raise money for Cane Bay’s Cobra Chorale to travel and perform at the Southern Division of the American Choral Directors Association’s bi-annual conference in Tennessee.

Georgia police officer indicted in shooting of Moncks Corner native

Thursday, January 21, 2016 8:21 p.m.

A suburban Atlanta police officer was indicted Thursday on a murder charge in the fatal shooting of Anthony Hill, the naked and unarmed Moncks Corner native who was running at him last year, according to news accounts.

Goose Creek man arrested in connection to criminal sexual conduct with minor

Thursday, January 21, 2016 2:53 p.m.

A 23-year-old Goose Creek man could face up to 90 years in prison if convicted in connection to a charge of criminal sexual conduct with a minor.

After six years, third floor of jail to open Monday UPDATED

Thursday, January 21, 2016 3:10 p.m.

The third floor of the Hill-Finklea Detention Center opened Monday to fanfare from Berkeley County officials.

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