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Getting ready for fall: The Berkeley Blue Brigade goes to band camp

Getting ready for fall: The Berkeley Blue Brigade goes to band camp
Saturday, July 30, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The beginning of the high school football season also means the beginning of band season.

Cane Bay Choir receives rings at ceremony

Cane Bay Choir receives rings at ceremony
Friday, July 29, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Cane Bay Cobra Chorale Choir director William Bennett said it’s been a big year for the choirs at Cane Bay High School and now there are the …

Heart Association praises digital game

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

Pokémon Go is getting players physically moving in the real world, a change from the stereotypical stationary screen time usually associated …

National Farmers Market Week

National Farmers Market Week
Friday, July 29, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The number of incentives to buying and selling local is growing and the Moncks Corner farmers market is no exception for finding farm fresh food and …

Fields promoted to captain at Moncks Corner PD

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

In a profession where split second decisions often matter most, the ones that take time, are important too.

Unemployment up in county, down across state

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

Berkeley County saw its unemployment rate increase slightly during the past month, rising to just below the state average.

Crime in the county UPDATED

Crime in the county
Thursday, July 28, 2016 12:00 p.m.

The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office responded July 16 to a call regarding a residential burglary in Ladson. According to the report, the …

Huger home invasion suspect captured in Virginia UPDATED

Huger home invasion suspect captured in Virginia

For the Independent

Thursday, July 28, 2016 8:48 a.m.

A suspect who has been on the loose since a fatal home invasion in the Huger community last week has been captured in Virginia, according to the …

Hummingbirds bring a sweet sight to backyards

Hummingbirds bring a sweet sight to backyards

For the Independent

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

What does Goose Creek and Moncks Corner have that downtown Charleston doesn’t have? Well, for one, a lot more hummingbirds.

State-owned utility approves $52.4M bond to restructure debt

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 3:14 p.m.

The Santee Cooper Board of Directors approved the sale of $52.4 million in revenue obligation bonds during a special telephonic board meeting Friday.

Back-to-school backpack and school supply give-away

Back-to-school backpack and school supply give-away
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 2:20 p.m.

Charlamagne Tha God & Third Eye Awareness have announced a Back 2 School Backpack Giveaway from 10 a.m. -2 p.m. Aug. 16 at Berkeley High School, …

‘Sweat equity:’ Davis goes on to general against Aiken-Taylor for District 100

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 3:14 p.m.

Newly minted S.C. Rep. Sylleste Davis, R-Moncks Corner, has earned her party’s nomination and will go on to the general election to face Democrat and current Moncks Corner City Councilmember Tonia Aiken-Taylor.

Find shelter in hurricane season

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

During a hurricane, the safest place — other than leaving — may be your child’s school.

DCSO investigating club shooting, four injured

DCSO investigating club shooting, four injured
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 3:18 p.m.

A shooting at a club in North Charleston early Saturday morning injured four, two of whom were seriously hurt, said the Dorchester County …

Municipal Assoc. of SC elects board members

Municipal Assoc. of SC elects board members
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 2:18 p.m.

Moncks Corner Mayor Michael Lockliear was appointed to serve a three-year term on the board of the Municipal Association of South Carolina (MASC).

Additional Camp Hall sewage line to avoid rural communities

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 9:55 a.m.

Facing a large crowd mostly representing the bucolic and vocal community of Lebanon, Berkeley County Council members declared the waste coming from Camp Hall industrial site in unincorporated Ridgeville will not find a route down Highway 176 or Jedburg Road.

Bucs favored to win Big South

Bucs favored to win Big South
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 3:38 p.m.

Charleston Southern is the Big South Conference preseason favorite for the first time in the football program’s history.

Clemson scientists hot on trail of ‘crazy’ ant species that might soon invade S.C.

Clemson scientists hot on trail of ‘crazy’ ant species that might soon invade S.C.

Clemson University

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 12:19 p.m.

A dangerously prolific invasive ant species, which first surfaced in the United States almost 15 years ago, has been spreading through the South ever …

County official: Cypress Gardens could reopen by April 2018 UPDATED

County official: Cypress Gardens could reopen by April 2018
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 3:59 p.m.

Berkeley County will spend $1 million over the next two years to reopen its No. 1 tourist attraction, Cypress Gardens.

Football teams reach starting line

Football teams reach starting line
Monday, July 25, 2016 12:01 p.m.

When the sun rises on Friday, a new era officially begins for Berkeley High School football.

A half-million people tell feds to save the red wolf

For the Independent

Monday, July 25, 2016 11:32 a.m.

As the recovery program for the imperiled red wolf hangs by its last claws, nearly a half-million people have signed a petition started by two high …

RedHawks going through growing pains

RedHawks going through growing pains
Monday, July 25, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The Lowcountry RedHawks have encountered resistance and struggles typical for any expansion team.

Heat hard on Lower Santee River striped bass

Heat hard on Lower Santee River striped bass
Sunday, July 24, 2016 7:39 a.m.

Striped bass and other fish living in the Lower Santee River are struggling to survive high water temperatures and overcrowding.

Two of five suspects remain at large in fatal home invasion

Two of five suspects remain at large in fatal home invasion

For the Independent

Sunday, July 24, 2016 7:36 a.m.

Three of the five men suspected in carrying out a fatal home invasion in Huger early Thursday morning are in custody.

Search underway in fatal home invasion in Huger

Search underway in fatal home invasion in Huger
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 12:01 a.m.

On man was shot to death during a home invasion in the 100 block of Martha Lane in Huger early Thursday morning.

Convicted child rapist wanted by sheriff’s office UPDATED

Convicted child rapist wanted by sheriff’s office
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 5:49 p.m.

The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office has asked for help from the public in locating a man accused of failing to register as a sex offender.

New staffers join Jarrard, Nowell & Russell

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Jarrard, Nowell & Russell LLC (JNR), a Charleston-based accounting and business advisory firm, has named Kristi Rudd as office manager and Trey …

Revival for youth, community set for July 27

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Victory Baptist Church has planned its ONE WAY - Youth Revival for 7-9 p.m. July 27-29.

Elvis Shannon

Elvis Shannon
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 12:45 p.m.

With the final season on the horizon, Elvis Shannon’s got something to talk about.

Nonprofit seeks to help navigate muddy waters of heirs’ property

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 12:01 p.m.

Melvin Richburg of Eutawville owns an unknown portion of a 57-acre tract of land in Berkeley County. It’s unknown because it’s heirs’ property. Richburg could be one of a dozen or several dozen with a legal claim to the property.

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