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RedHawks eyeing move to spring league

RedHawks eyeing move to spring league
Monday, September 26, 2016 3:01 p.m.

The Lowcountry RedHawks minor league football team finished the summer with a 3-8 record, ending up 10th out of 12 teams in the Central Carolina …

Local unemployment rate rises slightly

Local unemployment rate rises slightly
Monday, September 26, 2016 7:01 a.m.

While the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped for the fourth consecutive month, Berkeley County saw a slight increase in the …

Summerville man dead after car strikes tree

Monday, September 26, 2016 12:50 p.m.

A Summerville man died Saturday, a month after his vehicle ran off the roadway and struck a tree, according to the Berkeley County Coroner’s Office.

Mosquito spraying to take place on Wednesday

Mosquito spraying to take place on Wednesday
Monday, September 26, 2016 5:47 p.m.

The Berkeley County Mosquito Abatement aerial application over Daniel Island, Thomas Island, the Clouter Creek and Yellow House Dredge Disposal Sites, …

Trojans blank rival, turn focus to region UPDATED

Trojans blank rival, turn focus to region
Monday, September 26, 2016 12:39 a.m.

Cross High School’s football team used a strong second half to repel a rival on Friday. The Trojans also built up some momentum for the start …

Litter’s long journey to Old Santee Canal Park

Litter’s long journey to Old Santee Canal Park

For the Independent

Sunday, September 25, 2016 8:44 p.m.

On a map Old Santee Canal Park is a speck on the Cooper River, a long, winding seam of water connecting Lake Moultrie to the Atlantic Ocean. There is …

Bucs road warriors again

Bucs road warriors again
Sunday, September 25, 2016 10:08 p.m.

Charleston Southern’s football team has been a road warrior the first half of the season.

Cobras hoping trails lead to state

Cobras hoping trails lead to state
Saturday, September 24, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The Cane Bay High School boys cross country team is planning on punching its first-ever ticket to the state championships later this fall.

Homicide suspect to be extradited

Friday, September 23, 2016 12:07 p.m.

A man accused of killing his wife and fleeing from Sangaree to Georgia in her vehicle has been cleared for extradition, according to Berkeley County Chief Deputy Mike Cochran.

Gus Moody Memorial Tournament of Bands returns

Gus Moody Memorial Tournament of Bands returns
Friday, September 23, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The music is returning to celebrate a notable Dorchester School District 2 icon.

Douglas leads Stags past Timberland UPDATED

Douglas leads Stags past Timberland
Friday, September 23, 2016 10:49 p.m.

ST. STEPHEN -- Big offensive plays and timely defensive stops pushed the Berkeley Stags past Timberland, 35-13, on Friday night, and giving Berkeley …

Highway Patrol stepping up enforcement along I-26

Thursday, September 22, 2016 12:01 p.m.

Although the 100 Deadly Days of Summer are over, the Highway Patrol has partnered with local agencies to focus on enforcement on I-26 and remind motorists that driving safely is important all year.

U.S. Senate pass harbor deeping, earmarks federal funds for water authority

Thursday, September 22, 2016 12:33 a.m.

Berkeley County’s economic development efforts could be bolstered by a new federal act making its way through Congress.

Berkeley public students to report to school Oct. 17 for Hermine makeup

Thursday, September 22, 2016 12:32 a.m.

Tropical Storm Hermine hasn’t made her last impression on the Lowcountry. After Berkeley County School District schools closed due to the threat of rain and wind Sept. 2, the school district had to select a makeup day.

Senator Tim Scott awarded ACU’s Conservative Excellence Award

Senator Tim Scott awarded ACU’s Conservative Excellence Award
Thursday, September 22, 2016 12:41 a.m.

For the third consecutive year, Sen. Tim Scott, R-South Carolina, will be awarded the Conservative Excellence Award from the American Conservative …

Husband to be charged in wife’s death UPDATED

Husband to be charged in wife’s death
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 10:05 a.m.

A 39-year-old man killed his wife and fled Sangaree in her vehicle before her daughter found her body, according to the Berkeley County …

Football Talk Episode 6

Football Talk Episode 6
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 9:52 a.m.

Click HERE for video.

Painted rocks sprout in Goose Creek UPDATED

Painted rocks sprout in Goose Creek
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 12:01 a.m.

When Jim Morrell of Goose Creek combed a beach 2,951 miles across the country earlier this month, he wasn’t looking for seashells. He was …

Palmetto State Armory Ribbon Cutting

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 11:44 a.m.

Photos by Katie Florimbio Sept. 20, 2016

Bucs open conference play at Monmouth

Bucs open conference play at Monmouth
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 11:34 a.m.

Charleston Southern’s Big South Conference opener at Monmouth is on Saturday at Kessler Field in West Long Branch, N.J.

Stags in process of getting better

Stags in process of getting better
Monday, September 19, 2016 7:01 p.m.

The Berkeley High School football team went into an open date on Friday about halfway where it had hoped to be after four games.

Shrine Bowl roster announcement Sept. 26 UPDATED

Shrine Bowl roster announcement Sept. 26
Monday, September 19, 2016 7:00 a.m.

Within a week, 40 senior high school football players will find out if they’re part of the South Carolina squad representing the state in the …

Middleton Place Rice Culture Days UPDATED

Monday, September 19, 2016 9:49 a.m.

Middleton Place Rice Culture Days

Cross blasts Baptist Hill, ready for rival

Cross blasts Baptist Hill, ready for rival
Sunday, September 18, 2016 11:03 p.m.

Cross High School continued blowing out opponents on the nights it wins in football.

Wolves fight hard in loss to Cane Bay

Wolves fight hard in loss to Cane Bay

Special to the Independent

Sunday, September 18, 2016 11:29 p.m.

Friday night’s Berkeley County rivalry between Cane Bay and Timberland was a matchup of two teams that are almost mirror images of each other. …

Giant gator caught on Lake Marion

Giant gator caught on Lake Marion
Friday, September 16, 2016 4:14 p.m.

An 800-pound alligator has been captured in South Carolina, one of the largest caught in the state in recent years.

County moves to eliminate fire tax commission UPDATED

County moves to eliminate fire tax commission
Thursday, September 15, 2016 10:45 a.m.

An ordinance is in the works to eliminate a governing body that makes recommendations on spending of taxpayer money.

Kelly Gabriel named principal of Berkeley Elementary School UPDATED

Kelly Gabriel named principal of Berkeley Elementary School
Thursday, September 15, 2016 12:09 p.m.

Kelly Gabriel has been named the new principal of Berkeley Elementary School located in Moncks Corner, South Carolina. The Berkeley County School …

Cooper River Bridge Run Fund accepting applications for 2016-2017 grant cycle

Thursday, September 15, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The Cooper River Bridge Run Fund of Coastal Community Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2016-2017 grant cycle.

German subsidiary planning to invest $7.7 million create 61 new jobs

German subsidiary planning to invest $7.7 million create 61 new jobs
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 2:30 p.m.

• stoba is establishing production operations in Berkeley County.

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