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Ephraim Butler

Thursday, February 4, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Dedicated and determined, Ephraim Butler’s world revolves around basketball.

Moncks Corner on the move with more progress

Thursday, February 4, 2016 12:01 p.m.

At the first regular monthly Moncks Corner council meeting of 2016, Mayor Michael Lockliear read the appointments of John West (Town Attorney, four-year term), Marilyn Baker (Clerk-Treasurer, two-year term), George Bishop (municipal judge, four-year term) and Robert E. Watson (municipal administrative judge, four-year term)

Crossing the finish line: Students help their special education peers in ‘viral’ program

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 12:01 a.m.

High fives greet the students who cross the finish line and, those that struggle, receive encouragement and help until they get across.

Medical emergency halts signing ceremony; new date Feb. 8 UPDATED

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 5:29 p.m.

The annual Berkeley County School District athletic scholarship signing ceremony was postponed until a later date due to a medical emergency …

Berkeley Co. to vote on resolution saying ‘no’ to Gitmo prisoners

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 10:42 a.m.

Berkeley County Council will consider a resolution that opposes closing of Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility and housing its detainees at the U.S. Naval Brig in Hanahan.

Working toward improving, funding school districts

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Lawmakers have a deadline to develop a funding plan for public school districts. By the end of the current legislative session, elected officials hope to report that they comply with a state Supreme Court ruling.

Bills included in House Education Reform package

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 12:01 a.m.

1) H. 4783 - Redefine the expectations of a South Carolina high school graduate

Santee Cooper to spill water in anticipation of heavy rains

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 3:33 p.m.

Due to current lake levels and forecasted rainfall upstream, Santee Cooper began spilling operations today at the Santee Dam, according to a statement released Wednesday afternoon. The controlled spill began at 2,500 cubic feet of water per second into the Santee River.

Scrapbooking fundraiser raises money for Make-A-Wish

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 12:01 p.m.

The tiny two-inch word ‘believe’ with little bits of bling –attached to a lanyard and worn by Kristine Shaffer – sparkled …

State confirms 3 SC residents tested for Zika virus

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 10:27 a.m.

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Health officials say three people in South Carolina are being tested for the Zika virus, but no cases of the disease have been confirmed yet. Media outlets report that state Department of Health and Environmental Control officials announced the three patients Friday.

Joint Base Charleston Sailor hailed as hero for helping unconscious man on flight

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 10:23 a.m.

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Robert Jackson

Berkeley Co. SAR chapter growing

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 10:50 a.m.

Berkeley County’s Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) chapter is growing and has scheduled its next meeting Feb. 4.

Salem College signs Berkeley Middle College senior to play softball

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 10:34 a.m.

A signing first for Berkeley Middle College (BMC), family, coaches and school administrators looked on as senior Danielle Hood made the commitment …

State confirms 3 SC residents tested for Zika virus

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 10:46 a.m.

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Health officials say three people in South Carolina are being tested for the Zika virus, but no cases of the disease have been confirmed yet.

Wrestling season enters eleventh hour

Monday, February 1, 2016 11:59 a.m.

The high school wrestling season has turned into the home stretch.

Timberland girls continue surge

Sunday, January 31, 2016 10:41 p.m.

By watching them right now, it would be hard to believe Timberland’s girls basketball team was once 1-9 this season.

County reinstates payment of election commissioners

Saturday, January 30, 2016 2:17 p.m.

It’s not every day that a public official gets a 100 percent pay increase, but that’s exactly what Berkeley County Council did during …

Annual Judged Show highlights local artists’ talent

Saturday, January 30, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The City of North Charleston’s Cultural Arts Department said works by members of the Goose Creek Artists Guild will be on exhibit at the North Charleston City Gallery Feb. 4-27.

Charleston Battery releases preseason schedule

Friday, January 29, 2016 12:01 p.m.

The Charleston Battery will host preseason matches with USL’s Saint Louis FC and Wilmington Hammerheads in a nine-game tune-up schedule that …

School district seeks bus drivers; training set for Feb. 8

Friday, January 29, 2016 7:52 a.m.

Berkeley County School District is currently accepting applications for school bus drivers and will host a training for drivers who apply.

Blood donations urgently needed by the American Red Cross

Thursday, January 28, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The American Red Cross urgently needs blood donors to make an appointment to give this winter. Eligible blood donors of all types are needed, especially those with O, AB, B negative and A negative.

Homegrown Flavor from an Indoor Garden

Thursday, January 28, 2016 7:44 a.m.

Add some homegrown flavor to your winter meals. From microgreens to tomatoes, it is possible to grow produce indoors.

Pastors encourage racial unity through upcoming conference

Thursday, January 28, 2016 7:51 a.m.

Overcoming South Carolina’s racial divide is “not an easy fix” but “a necessary fix,” according to a group of …

Economic forecaster: ‘We just have to put our heads down and bore ahead”

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Forget the rose-colored glasses. A year after predicting the best year for Berkeley County’s economy since the Great Recession, the annual …

Bus rapid transit, light rail floated at Thursday meeting

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 12:01 a.m.

What would happen if for every 20 vehicles on Interstate 26, one vanished? Would your commute be 5 percent faster? Would you have 5 percent less frustration? Or would you be one of those 5 percent, relaxing on your commute to work with Wi-Fi?

Through the ranks: Moncks Corner’s new police chief

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 12:01 p.m.

Moncks Corner’s new police chief E.B. “Rick” Ollic didn’t follow in his father’s footsteps and that was OK by …

Fire guts building on East Main Street

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 2:38 p.m.

Moncks Corner fire department responded to an early morning commercial structure fire today on East Main Street in Moncks Corner.

County’s legal team ironing out language to cite owners of blighted properties

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Citations are coming for 22 properties considered “blighted” by Berkeley County codes enforcement — but first, the county’s legal team is working out the process for notifying owners.

Independent’s Moncks Corner office changes hours UPDATED

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 9:40 a.m.

The Berkeley Independent office at 100 Gulledge St. has changed its hours to 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. The office will no longer be open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Moncks Corner Main Street Community Input Sessions

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 4:21 p.m.

The revitalization of Moncks Corner is underway and planning director Doug Polen has invited the public to share their perspectives.

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