Timberland Homecoming a success in 2014

Friday, October 24, 2014 12:24 a.m.

Timberland High School’s Homecoming was highlighted last week by the crowning of 2014 Homecoming Queen Sha’kaisha Broughton.

Berkeley County’s labor force declines as jobless rate decreases

The Independent

Friday, October 24, 2014 12:22 p.m.

The labor force and number of those employed in Berkeley County decreased from August to September, according to numbers released by S.C. Department …

Alcoa to sell ownership stake in Mt. Holly smelter

Friday, October 24, 2014 7:07 p.m.

Alcoa has announced that it has reached an agreement to sell its ownership stake in the Mt. Holly aluminum smelter in Goose Creek to Century Aluminum Company for $67.5 million in cash, plus an additional potential earn-out.

Shooting sports offered to interested state schools

Thursday, October 23, 2014 12:14 p.m.

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources has announced a new shooting sports opportunity for Palmetto State schools.

BCSD school board candidates forum set for Monday UPDATED

Thursday, October 23, 2014 4:31 p.m.

The Berkeley County School District school board candidates' forum will take place Monday, Oct. 27 in the old Nursing Auditorium in the 920 Building at the Trident Technical College main campus on Rivers Avenue.

Berkeley business leaders discuss issues

The Independent

Thursday, October 23, 2014 7:01 a.m.

The Berkeley County business community sounded off Wednesday morning, Oct. 22, on a long wish list of improvements it hopes will become a reality. …

DAR celebrates 15th anniversary

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 7:50 a.m.

General Marion’s Brigade, Berkeley County’s chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, celebrated its 15th anniversary with an open house …

County mulls allowing campgrounds on rural property

The Independent

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 1:39 p.m.

Berkeley County Council will decide soon whether or not to allow campgrounds outside of commercial areas.

Four arrested in Summerville burglary case UPDATED

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 9:31 p.m.

Berkeley County Sheriff’s deputies arrested four individuals Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 21, in connection with a burglary and home invasion, according …

Man killed in wreck on Old State Road

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 10:15 a.m.

A Eutawville man has died after the minivan he was riding in struck a logging truck head on, according to Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury.

School board candidates make case for Nov. 4 election

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 7:01 a.m.

The Independent’s Conversation with the Candidates wrapped up Oct. 15 with the school board District 6 candidates Tommy McPherson and Sally Wofford. …

Lady Stags serve up success on Senior Night

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 12:26 p.m.

In their last home match of the season, the Berkeley Lady Stags tennis team wanted to go out with a bang.

School bus driver allegedly texted while driving students

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 5:34 p.m.

A bus driver is no longer employed with Berkeley County School District after a short video allegedly shows him texting on the job.

Alcoa Mt. Holly announces $155,542 in grants

Monday, October 20, 2014 7:24 a.m.

Alcoa Mt. Holly announced $155,542 in Alcoa Foundation grants to four local non-profit organizations last week: the South Carolina Aquarium, Junior …

Homecoming parade a storied Berkeley and Moncks Corner tradition UPDATED

Monday, October 20, 2014 1:53 p.m.

The fans came back.

St. Stephen's Octoberfest

Monday, October 20, 2014 11:14 a.m.

Photos by Ann Mack

Jefferson, Mondo debate in Summerville forum

Sunday, October 19, 2014 12:49 a.m.

Candidates vying for House District 102 — one of only two contested S.C. House seats in Berkeley County for the General Election — squared off during …

Blown Away: Stags spank Bruins 41-15 UPDATED

Saturday, October 18, 2014 12:11 a.m.

Six turnovers will not win many football games.

Macedonia Middle faculty takes stand against breast cancer

Saturday, October 18, 2014 9:20 a.m.

Macedonia Middle School faculty and staff dressed in pink to raise breast cancer awareness on Friday, Oct. 10.

AG to BCSD: Cease paying legal fees for indicted employee

Friday, October 17, 2014 11:54 a.m.

The state’s Attorney General’s Office issued a letter to Berkeley County School District Oct. 14 saying it may seek legal action to recover money the district has spent on defending an indicted employee.

Conversation with the school board candidates: Tommy McPherson UPDATED

The Independent

Friday, October 17, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Berkeley County school board District 6 candidate Tommy McPherson sat down with voters and the Independent Oct. 15 for the final installment of …

Santee Cooper board approves 2014 Series CD bond sale

Friday, October 17, 2014 1:00 p.m.

The Santee Cooper Board of Directors has approved the sale of $736 million in revenue obligation bonds, with proceeds designated to refinance a …

Detention officers ordered to pay $3M in wrongful-death suit

Friday, October 17, 2014 8:48 p.m.

A jury has issued a $2.95 million verdict against five Berkeley County corrections officers accused of standing by while an inmate at Hill-Finklea Detention Center suffered and later died.

Court approves final settlement for deputy overtime pay suit

The Independent

Friday, October 17, 2014 7:55 a.m.

A district court has approved settlement of a lawsuit over Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office’s fluctuating overtime policy.

Conversation with the school board candidates: Sally Wofford UPDATED

The Independent

Friday, October 17, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Berkeley County school board District 6 candidate Sally Wofford sat down with voters and the Independent Oct. 15 for the final installment of …

Lady Cavs volleyball season ends with loss UPDATED

Thursday, October 16, 2014 7:40 a.m.

The St. John’s Christian Academy Lady Cavaliers volleyball team ended its season on something of a down note on Monday, Oct. 13 with a straight game, …

Accident claims Moncks Corner man

Thursday, October 16, 2014 10:24 a.m.

A 65-year-old Moncks Corner man died on Oct. 15 after a single-car accident on Highway 402.

Good Samaritan aids in car fire rescue

Thursday, October 16, 2014 12:25 p.m.

Walter Dean can consider himself a lucky man today.

Free computer classes continue at Tech

Thursday, October 16, 2014 7:43 a.m.

The Public Computer Center at Trident Technical College’s Berkeley Campus is offering computer courses to the public, free of charge.

DNR breaks down 2014 turkey hunting stats

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 11:58 a.m.

Over 45,000 turkey hunters take to the woods annually in South Carolina with hopes of harvesting a wily gobbler, and the 2014 spring turkey season …

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