‘We’re not immune’: Active shooter training prepares Berkeley County residents

Wednesday, August 31, 12:01 a.m.

According to the Department of Justice, at least 160 active shooter incidents have occurred in the United States since 2000, including the Emmanuel AME Church massacre last year that claimed nine...

Report: Student ACT scores low, but climbing

Wednesday, August 31, 12:01 a.m.

Only 14 percent of 51,000 students tested statewide who graduated this year met the ACT’s “college readiness” benchmarks in all four of the exam’s subject areas...

Deadly equine disease reported in Berkeley County

Tuesday, August 30, 12:01 p.m.

A case of a deadly, mosquito-borne disease that affects horses has been reported in Berkeley County.

Staying busy with the bees

Tuesday, August 30, 12:21 a.m.

The buzz coming from a hive of busy bees tells most people to step away – a self-preservation instinct to prevent getting stung.

Stags volleyball team not short on athleticism

The Berkeley volleyball team has experience, but in some ways is starting off fresh.

Cavs volleyball coach sees improvement

It took a little longer than expected but St. John’s Christian Academy finally got its volleyball coach.

Cavaliers improve to 2-0

The St. John’s Christian Academy Cavaliers improved to 2-0 Friday night with a 64-34 victory over the Charleston Collegiate Sun Devils.

Citadel, CSU agree to renew football rivalry

The Citadel and Charleston Southern have agreed to renew their football rivalry, Bulldogs athletic director Jim Senter said Monday.

Education Briefs

Dara Harrop has been named the new principal of Marrington Middle School of the Arts in Goose Creek, South Carolina. The Berkeley County School Board approved the appointment on July 26.

Education briefs: 31,777 students at county public schools

Berkeley County public school students returned to school Aug. 15. By the fourth day of school, the district announced it has 31,777 kindergarten through 12th grade students and has hired 378 new...

An easier A: Students will be graded on 10-point scale

In an effort to help Berkeley County’s public school students to match up to neighboring school district students and national students, the school board has unanimously passed a policy...

Trident Medical Center plans $13.5M expansion

Citing a need for additional access to emergency and surgical services Trident Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Todd Gallati has announced the hospital will embark on a $13.5 million expansion.

Republican Women meet

The Berkeley County Republican Women had their August dinner Aug. 27 at The Barony House.

Wesley AME collecting water for flood relief

The Lucinda R. Snider Women’s Missionary Society at Wesley AME is sponsoring a bottled water drive to help victims of the Louisianan flood.

Local church food bank makes food available to senior citizens in need

The Church of God of Prophecy on Church of God Road has its food bank open 5:30-7:30 p.m. every third Thursday evening. The church takes applications for senior citizens 60 years and older with a...

We should be looking beyond the elections

Let me start out this week by saying thanks to all those people who expressed their appreciation and encouragement to me recently for the wonderful and informative articles printed in the Berkeley...

Guest Column

SC must shed idea of corruption as inevitable

Recently, I was talking with a woman who lives in Columbia and works with government contracting on the local, state and national level. She is a very accomplished professional who has built a...

Guest Column

American dream is on life support

What is the American Dream? Does it even exist anymore? What became of the idea that “you can be anything that you want to be?”

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