Middleton Place celebrating camellias with tours, workshop

Thursday, February 4, 2016 12:01 p.m.

Middleton Place National Historic Landmark’s 2016 Camellia season kicks off with a weekend of events highlighting the camellia.

Macedonia Newsline: Benekin can spell success, residents learn the weather

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 10:45 a.m.

Macedonia Middle School student, Jasmine Benekin, will be representing MMS in the Regional Spelling Bee on March 10 at Charleston Southern University. …

Republican Women

Friday, January 15, 2016 12:01 a.m.

State Rep. Joe Daning installed new officers of the Berkeley County Republican Women. The new officers are President Sandy Donahue, Vice President …

Jamestown Loop: Milford named to dean’s list

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Ejhazz Milford of St. Stephen has been named to Trident Technical College’s Part-Time Dean’s List for the Fall Semester of 2015. Ejhazz is attending TTC through Berkeley County’s Middle College. Congratulations to Ejhazz and all the other students who have accomplished this high honor.

A little honesty is better than no honesty

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 11:36 a.m.

To help those who can’t immediately get beyond the headline, let me say that strictly speaking partial honesty is dishonesty, just like telling a part of the truth and not the whole truth is a form of lying.

Jamestown Loop: A munster good time to be had in Jamestown

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 10:46 a.m.

Hell Hole, Inc. announces Munster Mash, a Halloween Party for young and old. It will be held on Saturday from 5-9 p.m. at the Steel Shed in Jamestown. It will feature games, prizes, haunted house and hayride, as well as a “Trunk or Treat,” and a costume contest for all ages. Look for the event on Facebook. This is sponsored by Hell …

Chase After a Cure donates $120K for pediatric cancer research

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 11:37 a.m.

Celebrating the end of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September, local nonprofit Chase After a Cure made its annual donation to the Medical …

A Survivor’s Story: Megan Cavanagh and Menopause the Musical

The Berkeley Independent

Thursday, October 8, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Change is good unless it’s to celebrate the estrogen-deprived and then it’s hilarious.

Macedonia Newsline: Showing Respect

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Macedonia Middle School Students Blake Brown, John Gaskins and Kevin Hartley won the Character Trait for September which was Respect. Congratulations to these three fine students.

Trilogy: Taste of St. Philip’s, Men’s Program

Saturday, October 3, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The Saint Philip Benizi Catholic Church will conduct the “Taste of Saint Philips” 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 3 at the church hall. Offerings will include Italian, Mexican, German, and American food. There will be something for everyone in the family. Tickets for the event are just $1. It is a great deal, and you are invited to come for …

Baby showers and community action

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 11:31 a.m.

On Saturday, Sept. 19 the ladies of Hood’s Chapel United Methodist Church gave a real nice bridal shower for Jaclyn Nobles. There were lots of people, gifts and tons of food. It was really a nice event and Jaclyn was very excited and happy. She is to be married on Oct. 17. All the gifts Jaclyn received from the shower will give her a lot to …

News from St. Stephen

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 11:30 a.m.

The members of St. Stephen United Methodist Church, 183 Hood Street, would like to extend a warm welcome to the public, to join them for their annual Fall Bazaar Fundraiser. The fundraiser will be at the church and begin on Oct. 2 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and end on Oct. 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a variety of handmade crafts on display for …

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.

Filipino outreach event Aug. 2

Monday, July 21, 2014 8:32 a.m.

The Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C., in cooperation with the Filipino Community Center Inc. in Charleston, has announced that it will conduct a Consular Outreach Mission.

Annual Swamp Safari returns to Cypress Gardens

Friday, July 11, 2014 12:11 a.m.

It’s time to pull out your safari hat for Cypress Gardens’ annual Swamp Safari.

BCSO Summer Deputy Camp dates set

Friday, May 30, 2014 12:14 a.m.

The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office is having its annual Summer Deputy Camp for students 8 to 12 years of age.

4H Youth Gardening contest accepting applications

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 11:29 a.m.

The South Carolina 4H Youth Development Programs have a new short-term project for area youth interested in gardening.

Alligator meat gaining popularity as food

Special to The Independent

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

It’s big, green, scary and, apparently, very tasty.

BHS junior brings home Miss South Carolina Teen crown

Friday, April 18, 2014 3:11 p.m.

Erica Wilson, a 17-year-old junior at Berkeley High School, was crowned Miss South Carolina Teen at the 2014 Miss South Carolina Teen Pageant in …

Lowcountry Arts Day May 6

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 9:11 p.m.

The Charleston Regional Alliance for the Arts, in partnership with the Coastal Community Foundation, will facilitate Lowcountry Arts Day on May 6 to raise awareness and funds for its members throughout the Tri-County’s diverse arts community and will be supplemented by an anonymous gift of $110,000.

Historical Society Fall Tour Oct. 19

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 12:01 a.m.

The Berkeley County Historical Society Fall Tour is set for Oct. 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Clemson Extension features 2 new gardens UPDATED

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 5:32 p.m.

 The Clemson Extension in Moncks Corner has two new ornamental gardens.A concept that dates back to the 1970s, the lasagna garden is designed to be a …

Art show winners announced UPDATED

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 10:08 p.m.

The 23rd Annual Old Santee Canal Fine Arts Exhibition took place Aug. 24 to Sept. 8.Hosted by The Berkeley Artist Guild, Santee Cooper and Berkeley …

Mystery Plant: A favorite food for swallowtail butterfly UPDATED

Thursday, September 12, 2013 2:38 p.m.

 No, it's not a holly, although it does look like one.This is one of the most common woodland understory shrubs in eastern North America, occurring …

Funeral options involving trees

Thursday, September 5, 2013 3:27 p.m.

I received an interesting e-mail from my friend Craig, who has inspired several columns. It directed me to a website where I would learn how I could become a tree when I die. Of course I had to see what that was about.

Goose Creek movie night Sept. 7 UPDATED

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 10:09 a.m.

The City of Goose Creek will wrap up the summer season with a free outdoor movie on Saturday, Sept. 7 behind the Marguerite H. Brown Municipal Center.Bring your blanket or lawn chairs and relax under the sky while enjoying the Disney movie “Wreck It Ralph” on a giant inflatable movie screen beginning around 8 p.m.Concessions including …

Art exhibition under way UPDATED

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 10:26 a.m.

 The 23rd Annual Juried Art Competition and Exhibition began on Aug. 24 and will continue through Sept. 8, from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. in the Interpretive Center at the Old Santee Canal Park (900 Stony Landing Road, Moncks Corner). Artists from all over the state will compete for cash awards,  Purchase awards, and the People’s Choice award. …

Weeping Willow a childhood favorite UPDATED

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 10:27 a.m.

 Last week my friend Craig asked me why there seems to be so few weeping willow trees in our area. I had not noticed before, but there do seem to be far fewer of them here than there were in southwest Virginia where I grew up.While there are over 100 species of native willows (most of which are shrubs), weeping willows originated in China. Their …

Gospel concert set for Aug. 30 in Goose Creek UPDATED

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 10:06 a.m.

 The World Gospel Inspiration Network Associates and Bajim Productions are presenting The Voices of Grace Gospel Concert 2013 at the Goose Creek High School Performing Arts Center on Friday, Aug. 30.Doors open at 6 p.m., with praise and worship at 6:45. The school is located at 1137 Redbank Road in Goose Creek.The concert will feature national …

Plant loves summer, blooms into fall UPDATED

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 10:35 a.m.

 The summer's flower is to the summer sweet.               William Shakespeare, Sonnet 94 Ah, late summer: hot and sticky, soft, fragrant mornings, …

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