New DNR chair confirmed

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 3:30 p.m.

The South Carolina Senate recently confirmed a new chairman to the S.C. Natural Resources Board, the policy-making body of the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

‘Swamp Safari’ set for Aug. 16

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 3:45 p.m.

Cypress Gardens’ annual Swamp Safari is returning next month.

Coaching policy change came despite opposition; exceptions will be allowed

The Independent

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 3:32 p.m.

Berkeley County School District’s school board has approved an unpopular amendment to a policy that has become known as the “ban on parent coaches.” …

Dorchester County plant expansion to bring 150 jobs

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 3:30 p.m.

Sportsman Boats Manufacturing, a manufacturer of saltwater fishing boats, is more than doubling the size of its existing facility in Dorchester County. The $3.5 million investment is expected to create 150 new jobs.

State Museum announces new planetarium

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 3:29 p.m.

The South Carolina State Museum in Columbia is about to be brighter than ever as it opens a one-of-a-kind facility on Saturday, Aug. 16.

Berkeley school board bans parent coaches UPDATED

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 11:34 p.m.

Despite strong public opposition, the Berkeley County school board approved Tuesday a so-called ban on parent coaches.

Safety improvements underway for Berkeley County schools

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 9:06 a.m.

School is out for another few weeks, but safety improvements are underway to keep kids safe once they return.

Town honors Park and Rec All-Stars

Monday, July 21, 2014 8:30 a.m.

Honoring the accomplishments of its young people has been a long standing tradition with Moncks Corner Town Council.

Groups gather to protect ‘Sportsman’s Paradise’

The Independent

Monday, July 21, 2014 3:36 p.m.

An informal networking meeting — the first of its kind — took place July 18 among those seeking to conserve and preserve Berkeley County’s green- …

Jobless rate continues to rise in Berkeley County

The Independent

Sunday, July 20, 2014 9:51 a.m.

Berkeley County saw nearly 1,000 more persons seeking work in June, which has contributed to the county’s increasing jobless rate, according to …

Cross woman killed when struck by truck

Saturday, July 19, 2014 8:15 p.m.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol, along with the Berkeley County Coroner’s Office is investigating an auto-pedestrian fatality in the Cross community of Berkeley County Friday, July 18.

Daniels promoted to newspapers’ advertising supervisor

Saturday, July 19, 2014 8:50 a.m.

Summerville Communications is pleased to announce that marketing consultant Nick Daniels has been promoted to advertising sales supervisor.

Stags out, Timberland in for 2014 Sertoma

Friday, July 18, 2014 7:45 a.m.

The Berkeley Stags will be conspicuous in their absence at Johnson-Hagood Stadium this year, at the traditional start of the high school football …

Red Cross: Summer blood donations critical

Thursday, July 17, 2014 8:44 a.m.

The American Red Cross is calling on eligible donors with all blood types to help maintain a sufficient blood supply this summer.

Why are 35 kids in BCSO custody this week? UPDATED

The Independent

Thursday, July 17, 2014 3:47 p.m.

Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office had 35 kids “in custody” the week of July 14 for its annual Deputies Camp.

Apparent shootout under investigation

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 5:29 p.m.

Two men, ages 22 and 31, were involved in a shooting that is under investigation by the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office.

Master Gardener brings Japanese garden insights to Cypress Gardens

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 7:32 a.m.

Cypress Gardens will host a unique “Lunch & Learn” featuring Master Gardener Vivian Whorley July 30.

Framework for electing new mayor presented to town council

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 7:34 a.m.

The Independent

Fatal Bonneau wreck kills driver

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 11:23 a.m.

A driver of a pickup truck had died followng a single vehicle wreck near Bonneau July 14, according to Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury.

Red Cross announces heat safety measures

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 3:22 p.m.

The American Red Cross reminds everyone of the steps they should take to stay safe as summer temperatures rise in South Carolina.

Settlement underway for deputies’ suit against county UPDATED

The Independent

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 4:19 p.m.

Berkeley County Council has authorized spending up to $285,000 to settle a federal lawsuit by eight Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office deputies …

Ellington Camp brings out the best of Berkeley

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 7:47 a.m.

The Ellington Elite football camp brought out the best of Berkeley on Friday, June 11.

Common Core no more: District eyes another curriculum change

The Independent

Monday, July 14, 2014 12:42 p.m.

Berkeley County students and teachers will have less than a year to pivot away from Common Core’s curriculum to a new state-developed standard’s …

New Cavs A.D. feeling right at home

Sunday, July 13, 2014 1:01 p.m.

The boxes are stacked along the floor.

Untapped: Berkeley County in prime position to attract breweries

The Independent

Friday, July 11, 2014 4:29 p.m.

The fastest growing county in South Carolina hasn’t yet tapped what’s become one of the fastest growing industries in the state: craft beer breweries. …

Nonprofits encouraged to apply for accommodations funds

Thursday, July 10, 2014 9:05 a.m.

Berkeley County Accommodations Tax Committee is accepting applications for funds now through Friday, July 25.

Haley: American Dream ‘alive and well in South Carolina’

Thursday, July 10, 2014 4:11 p.m.

According to Governor Nikki Haley, the American Dream is alive and well in South Carolina.

DNR confirms bat disease in South Carolina

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 12:47 p.m.

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources recently received confirmation that white-nose syndrome, a disease that has killed millions of bats in eastern North American, has been confirmed in a tri-colored bat in Richland County.

Town rocks out July 4 street dance UPDATED

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 5:32 p.m.

The 2014 Moncks Corner Fourth of July celebration came with a bit of a unique twist this year.

Moncks Corner Fourth of July Parade

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 11:52 a.m.

Photos by Ann Mack

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