On hearing good stories

Friday, August 1, 2014 12:01 p.m.

I grew up in the “olden days” as my grandkids would say, before such delights as Books on Tape

Local family helps breathe life back into neighborhood relic

Friday, August 1, 2014 10:00 a.m.

An upcoming summer event will bring the community together to marvel at the transformation of the Old Mount Pleasant Academy, located at 140 Hibben Street.

DD2 lunch prices go up, get healthier

Friday, August 1, 2014 11:30 a.m.

When Dorchester District Two students return to school Aug. 18, they’ll be paying 10 cents more for breakfast and lunch — but they’ll also be getting healthier meals, officials said.

The tide is high and so is the demand

Friday, August 1, 2014 4:00 a.m.

Riding the wave of demand, developers of Tides are launching an expansion to the high-profile Mount Pleasant condominium community located just off …

Police Blotter – Animal cruelty

Friday, August 1, 2014 7:07 a.m.

According to police, a man was charged with animal mistreatment after a witness reported him for leaving his dog in a hot car.

Shrink Think - Should I wear the Colt 45 of the Snubnose 38

By John Abess MD

Special to the Moultrie News

Friday, August 1, 2014 9:24 a.m.

A man with a history of violence shot his social worker in the head, killing her, and then shot and wounded his psychiatrist, Dr. Lee Silverman. This …

Crime Beat

Friday, August 1, 2014 12:01 p.m.

Armed robbery

Friday Night Rivals series includes Summerville-area teams

Friday, August 1, 2014 12:01 a.m.

There won’t be many Thursday night varsity games in the Lowcountry this football season, but several local teams will still have televised games.

County staff finalizing revised jail budget

Friday, August 1, 2014 12:01 p.m.

Dorchester County is working on how to cover a shortfall in the budget for the new jail project.

Lions induct new members

Friday, August 1, 2014 8:02 a.m.

The Goose Creek Lions Club recently announced the addition of two new members.

Summer security entrance projects nearing completion

Friday, August 1, 2014 10:01 a.m.

The summer security entrance projects are nearing completion at Dorchester District Two schools but a couple of projects are being postponed until next year.

Taste of Charleston, Restaurant Week return

Friday, August 1, 2014 12:00 p.m.

Mark your calendars as the culinary mecca of Charleston, South Carolina will play host to two of the city's most highly anticipated culinary events this September.

Philippine outreach event Saturday

Friday, August 1, 2014 8:07 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.

Council interviews judge candidates at workshop

The Gazette

Friday, August 1, 2014 8:01 a.m.

The Goose Creek City Council met Thursday at a workshop to attend to business ahead of the upcoming regular council meeting.

Wanted

Friday, August 1, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Editor’s note: According to information provided Wednesday by the Summerville Police Department, the following suspects were still at large. All …

Mayor weighs in on hotel funding

Friday, August 1, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Ten years ago the town of Summerville purchased a tract of land on Cedar Street, near West Richardson Avenue. For 10 years that property has been vacant and deteriorating, according to Mayor Bill Collins.

Town wraps up summer tennis camp series next week

Friday, August 1, 2014 10:25 a.m.

As the summer holiday winds down, kids have at least one more opportunity to have some fun on the Doty Park tennis courts.

RiverDogs, Goodwill to hold scavenger hunt

Friday, August 1, 2014 5:55 a.m.

The Charleston RiverDogs and Palmetto Goodwill have teamed up to host Goodwill Hunting, a tri-county scavenger hunt that runs Monday, August 4 through Sunday, August 10 at select Goodwill stores. Participants can win tickets to a RiverDogs game at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park and a chance to win a daily prize pack.

Pets of the Week

Friday, August 1, 2014 5:11 a.m.

Sally is a one year old spayed female Dilute. Hi everyone, I’m a sassy girl with a coat of many colors and I’m waiting patiently for you. Stop by and …

The Independent moving office to corner of Main and Gulledge

Friday, August 1, 2014 7:57 a.m.

The Berkeley Independent is relocating from its current Main Street address in downtown Moncks Corner adjacent to Unity Park to a new location at the …

Letters to the editor

Friday, August 1, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Misadventures in development

Man charged with sex assault of child

lcantu@journalscene.com

Friday, August 1, 2014 6:01 a.m.

A Summerville man is facing a charge of first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor under the age of 11.

Longleaf pines shed needles in summer

Friday, August 1, 2014 7:58 a.m.

Longleaf pine trees are shedding their needles across the sandhills and coastal plain, a normal occurrence this time of year, according to the S.C. …

Two locals compete on “American Grilled” UPDATED

Thursday, July 31, 2014 10:40 a.m.

Two local grillers were on fire on T.V. last night, but it wasn’t enough to win on “American Grilled.”

Intercepting Light

Thursday, July 31, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Art Central Gallery is offering “Intercepting Light,” the new exhibit by artist and co-owner Yvonne Rousseau. \

SC bridges on road to improvement - Charleston County leader of AAA”s top 20 substandard list

Thursday, July 31, 2014 10:38 a.m.

Extra funds have ramped up South Carolinas efforts to repair and replace deficient bridges, but one in five of the state's bridges still remain substandard, according to AAA Carolinas.

Awendaw Green Barn Jams every Wednesday

Thursday, July 31, 2014 8:17 a.m.

The Awendaw Green Barn Jams are an outdoor, year-round original music showcase that get folks off their couch to enjoy and connect with others and …

SC panel approves compromise on teaching evolution

Thursday, July 31, 2014 11:25 p.m.

A proposed change in South Carolina's biology standards for teaching evolution is designed to encourage discussion in the classroom.

CARTA, RiverDogs partner for weekly contest

Thursday, July 31, 2014 8:18 a.m.

The Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) is hosting weekly CARTA trivia on social media with winners set to receive a Family 4-Pack of tickets to Charleston RiverDogs games.

McDaniel joins Independent staff

Thursday, July 31, 2014 7:54 a.m.

Veteran journalist Steve McDaniel has joined The Independent’s editorial staff as a news and crime reporter.

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