Access to Volvo riles emotions in Pringletown, Lebanon

Friday, November 27, 2015 12:01 p.m.

Discontent and disgust rippled through a crowd of 150 or so Berkeley County residents Saturday as they waited for answers as to why changes are being …

Disaster assistance deadline approaching

Friday, November 27, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Survivors of the October storms and flooding in South Carolina have until Dec. 4, to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and submit …

State report card: District performing at or above average

Thursday, November 26, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Berkeley County School District Report Card shows that the district is performing at or above state averages, according to results released yesterday by the South Carolina Department of Education. The report cards provide a progress report on how schools and districts are performing across South Carolina. The report highlights graduation rates, …

What did the first Thanksgiving look like in Berkeley County?

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 12:01 p.m.

In Colonial times, the early European settlers to Berkeley County didn’t celebrate Thanksgiving as we know it today: an annual, one-day …

Residents invited to join Mayor for tour of historic church

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Goose Creek Mayor Michael Heitzler will conduct a tour of historic St. James Goose Creek Church on Saturday, Nov. 28 at 11 a.m.

Nonprofit group freezes funds to swamped Cypress Gardens

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 12:01 a.m.

As federal and county officials begin repair assessments for Cypress Gardens, the nonprofit group that aids with thousands of dollars in expenses …

Blotter: Man uses Doritos bag to rob store

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 12:01 p.m.

On Nov. 18, a man walked into a store on North Main Street in Summerville and brandished his right hand in a Doritos bag like he was concealing a gun. He pointed the bagged hand at the cashier and told her to give him the money. She opened the cash register, and he snatched about $80 and ran out of the store. The cashier described the man as a six- …

Bucs earn first-ever FCS playoff berth

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 9:58 a.m.

Charleston Southern’s historic football season was rewarded with the No. 8 national seed and a first round bye in the 2015 FCS Playoffs. The …

Nominations now open for Best of Berkeley

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 10:05 a.m.

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Lady Stags ready to storm season, make noise UPDATED

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015 9:59 a.m.

Berkeley High School’s girls basketball team has been busy gearing up for the 2015-16 season on the hardwood.

2015 Tinsel Trot

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 5:57 p.m.

The Tinsel Trot is a "sneaker peek" of the holiday lights before the Celebrate the Season opens at the Old Santee Canal Stare Park in Moncks Corner. …

2nd Annual Turkey Giveaway & Healthfair UPDATED

Monday, November 23, 2015 2:05 a.m.

Over 600 turkeys were given away to the community at the 2nd Annual Turkey Giveaway & Health Fair.Moncks Corner's Charlamagne tha god, Third Eye …

Tough ending for Wolves; 2016 outlook bright again

Monday, November 23, 2015 3:56 p.m.

For now, Timberland’s second-round playoff loss at Dillon on Friday night will hurt badly.

Berkeley voters ‘Feel the Bern’ at Democratic presidential hopeful event UPDATED

Sunday, November 22, 2015 5:30 p.m.

A small crowd greeted U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont with chants of “Bernie, Bernie, Bernie!”

Industrial park receives ‘shovel-ready’ designation

Thursday, November 19, 2015 12:28 p.m.

Five years after 500 workers lost their jobs at the massive wholesale nursery Carolina Nursery outside Moncks Corner, the mostly vacant site is ready …

David Berry Benefit

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Thursday, November 19, 2015 12:01 p.m.

For David Berry, a mild Monday in September seemed like the ideal day to burn a bit of trash.

Blotter: Man cuts himself on bottle of moonshine

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015 12:01 p.m.

On Nov. 10, a Berkeley County sheriff’s deputy responded to Rainey Drive in Ladson in response to a disturbance. When the deputy turned onto …

DAR honors Vietnam veterans

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 12:31 p.m.

The General Marion’s Brigade Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution honored Vietnam veterans on Saturday at a ceremony at the …

School district receives AdvancED accreditation

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Berkeley County School District (BCSD) hosted an AdvancED External Review Team from Nov. 1, through Nov. 4. The External Review Team found that BCSD …

Foundation offers funding up to $10,000 for nonprofits

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The Giving Back to Berkeley County Fund of Coastal Community Foundation is now accepting requests for funding of up to $10,000 from Berkeley County nonprofits addressing any community need. Online applications are available at http://coastalcommunityfoundation.org/grants/ and must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 8.

Help wanted for school district’s ‘most difficult job’

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 12:01 p.m.

Pedro Acosta has eight children in Berkeley County schools and it seems like they are always coming home or going to school late.

Ripe for tradition: Monastery creche festival showcases a world of nativity scenes

Special to the Independent

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Over the last decade, some families in the Lowcountry have adopted a new holiday tradition wholly unique to the region. For them, the season would …

Middleton Place Pioneer Days, Part 2 UPDATED

Monday, November 16, 2015 12:46 p.m.

Photos by Katie Florimbio

Middleton Place Pioneer Days, Part 1 UPDATED

Monday, November 16, 2015 12:40 p.m.

Photos by Katie Florimbio

March 14 named one of three flood make-up days

Monday, November 16, 2015 11:39 a.m.

Berkeley County School District Superintendent Brenda Blackburn has named the third school makeup day as Monday, March 14.

Berkeley Boutique Sip and Shop

Sunday, November 15, 2015 5:57 p.m.

The Berkeley Boutique hosted their first of many more to come "Sip and Shop". What a great way for ladies to enjoy a night out with a little …

Cobras heading to Westside

Sunday, November 15, 2015 5:32 p.m.

Twenty-one Cane Bay seniors enter the final stretch of their high school football careers on Friday.

Macedonia man erects Korean War monument

Saturday, November 14, 2015 8:07 p.m.

Leonard Hood, Webber J. Gaskins, Richard L. Kinloch, Louis I. Mack, Roosevelt Basco, Charles R. Cooper, John W. Hill Jr., and C.A. Wrenn.

UPDATE: Robbery suspect caught UPDATED

Friday, November 13, 2015 4:47 p.m.

An armed robbery suspect sought by Berkeley County Sheriff’s office has been found according to Berkeley County officials.

Fall Festival for Berkeley Center of the Arts set for Saturday

Friday, November 13, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Berkeley Center for the Arts will present its Fall Festival at Goose Creek High School (1137 Redbank Road, Goose Creek) 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.

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