Peagler administration proposes tax increase; majority of council balks

Friday, May 29, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Supervisor Bill Peagler framed a proposed property tax increase as a choice between people and politics. He asked Berkeley County Council to do the …

Red Cross assists Lowcountry families

Thursday, May 28, 2015 12:01 p.m.

American Red Cross disaster-trained volunteers have been assisting 10 people in the Lowcountry after fires destroyed three separate homes this week, …

Split vote: School board asks staff to plan for tax increase in budget

Thursday, May 28, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Berkeley County School District staff will prepare a budget presentation with a proposed tax increase after a split vote from the school board.

School board hires interim superintendent while search continues

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 12:01 p.m.

The school board has hired an interim superintendent to fill the shoes of its embattled schools chief while a search for his replacement continues.

SLED investigating BCSO deputies' gunfire exchange UPDATED

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 10:29 p.m.

The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating why Berkeley County Sheriffs Office deputies exchanged gunfire during a vehicle pursuit that …

Graham planning June 1 presidential announcement

Associated Press

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 12:01 a.m.

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham all but confirmed Monday that he will run for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, saying he believes …

‘Stuff the Bus’ school benefit gets rolling

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 12:01 p.m.

Berkeley County School District is inviting everyone to “get on the bus” to support education in Berkeley County by participating and …

American heroes ‘made a pledge’ to the country

The Independent

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Moncks Corner was not alone in honoring America’s fallen heroes on Memorial Day.

Moncks Corner remembers the fallen

Monday, May 25, 2015 11:24 a.m.

The line of American flags stretches from one end of Main Street to the other, as far as the eye can see. They stand silent sentinel over this quiet …

Cane Bay baseball team opens season May 27

Monday, May 25, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The Cane Bay Venom junior American Legion baseball team will begin its 2015 season on May 27 with a game at Andrews – the start of a 16-game …

Antioch Fellowship program enjoyed by all

Sunday, May 24, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The Antioch Baptist Association conducted its Annual Fellowship Program May 16 at Day Dawn Baptist Church, with the Rev. Joshua Prioleau as host …

Stanley earns All-State honors

Saturday, May 23, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Berkeley Lady Stags’ junior Jessica Stanley has been on a mission since the conclusion of the 2014 season.

Toddler dies in St. Stephen accident

Friday, May 22, 2015 10:13 a.m.

A 22-month-old boy died on Thursday, May 21 in an apparent drowning in St. Stephen.

Be careful! Memorial Day kicks off summer boating season

Friday, May 22, 2015 12:01 a.m.

With the summer boating season kicking into high gear, Berkeley County Rescue Squad Chief Bill Salisbury is stressing the importance of safety and …

Text-to-911 service launched in Berkeley County

Friday, May 22, 2015 12:01 p.m.

Berkeley County has launched Text-to-911 effective Thursday, May 21.

Timberland HS evacuated due to bomb threat

Thursday, May 21, 2015 9:50 a.m.

For the second straight day, the Berkeley County School District has had to deal with a bomb threat.

Suspect dead after shootout identified UPDATED

Thursday, May 21, 2015 6:39 a.m.

The suspect in the shooting of Berkeley Deputy Lt. Will Rogers has died following a shootout in downtown Charleston.

Red Cross encourages donation of blood, platelets

Thursday, May 21, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The American Red Cross is encouraging the donation of blood or platelets during its “100 days of summer. 100 days of hope” campaign, …

Property tax hike on the table for county schools

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 12:01 p.m.

The chief financial officer for Berkeley County schools delivered grim news during a school board budget workshop Tuesday: non-owner occupied homes …

Lady Cavs reflect on historic season

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Senior Christiana Mitchum and sophomore Cassie Haines helped cap an historic season for the St. John’s Christian Academy Lady Cavalier …

Cross JROTC Awards program sees cadets honored

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The JROTC administrators and instructors of Cross High School conducted their annual Awards Day Program on April 22 in the school’s Program …

CSU celebrates 50th graduation

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 12:01 p.m.

Charleston Southern University’s Class of 2015 graduated earlier this month at the North Charleston Coliseum, culminating the …

Reward offered for capture of gunman

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 2:22 p.m.

Law enforcement has announced an $11,000 reward for information leading to the capture of an unidentified suspect who ambushed and shot a Berkeley …

County sued over alleged unspent impact fees

Monday, May 18, 2015 12:01 a.m.

A class-action lawsuit filed Tuesday asserts Berkeley County has failed to spend at least $10 million in collected impact fees in a timely and legal …

Berkeley County DAR honors Vietnam Veterans

Monday, May 18, 2015 11:44 a.m.

Over 200 people attended a Vietnam War Survivors and Remembrance Service on May 1 at the Berkeley County Veterans Monument in Moncks Corner.  …

Lady Wolves’ 4x100 relay team wins AA state championship

Sunday, May 17, 2015 1:07 p.m.

Add another state championship banner hanging from the rafters of the Timberland High School gymnasium.

County historical site set for groundbreaking ceremony

Saturday, May 16, 2015 12:01 a.m.

A groundbreaking ceremony for the St. James, Goose Creek Chapel of Ease Historical Site will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on June 13 to mark the …

SLED releases sketch of person of interest; Rogers remains in critical condition UPDATED

Friday, May 15, 2015 1:48 a.m.

SLED has released a sketch of a person of interest in the shooting of a county deputy.

Lady Stags come home fighting to stay alive

Friday, May 15, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The Berkeley Lady Stags find themselves with their backs against the wall, much like their baseball counterparts, after losing 7-1 at Hartsville on …

Whitesville Elementary hosts 5K race UPDATED

Thursday, May 14, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The Whitesville Elementary School Running Club, made up of 50 third through fifth graders, hosted its first annual 5K race at Old Santee Canal Park …

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