Ann Caldwell and the Magnolia Singers open St. John the Beloved concert series

Thursday, September 3, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The Church of Saint John the Beloved, 28 Sumter Ave., is delighted to present the opening concert for the Seventh Annual Concert Series. The series …

The heat is bringing out the crazy

Thursday, September 3, 2015 12:01 a.m.

I’m working on a theory: People have always been crazy, we just haven’t known about it. With today’s 24-hour news cycle, every nutty thing we do is public knowledge. (I’ve always liked this saying: “Live as if every single thing you do will someday be known. Because it will be.”)

Candidate deadlines this week

Thursday, September 3, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Anyone interested in running for a local office must file by noon Friday, Sept. 4.

A home of her own

Special to the Independent

Thursday, September 3, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Linda Lewis had tried before to move out of the two-bedroom apartment she shared with her 15-year-old daughter, but she always ran up against hefty …

Goats v. kudzu: Ruminants tip scales in battle against invasive plants

Thursday, September 3, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Armed with teeth, horns and cloven hooves, a herd of heroes has raced to Clemson University’s rescue, bravely confronting marauding invaders …

Bandits place fourth at Sectionals

Thursday, September 3, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The Baseline Bandits held their own at a regional tennis tournament held in the mid-state.

Business Association to host candidate forum

Thursday, September 3, 2015 6:17 a.m.

The Mount Pleasant Business Association (MPBA) will host a Mount Pleasant Town Council candidate forum at noon on Thursday, Oct. 15, at the Mount Pleasant Holiday Inn. Dr. Gibbs Knotts, chair of the Political Science Department at the College of Charleston, will be the moderator. All candidates running for Mount Pleasant Town Council are invited …

Bustos joins race for Town Council

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 6:17 a.m.

Joe Bustos announced his candidacy for Mount Pleasant Town Council. He has been involved in town government for the last 15 years as a council member …

VA holds Mental Health Summit

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 9:08 p.m.

The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center invites community partner mental health and veteran service organizations to attend its third annual Mental Health Summit on Sept. 11, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Charleston Dorchester Mental Health Center, 2100 Charlie Hall Blvd., Charleston.

Blotter: The many ways to vandalize cars UPDATED

Special to the Independent

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 10:00 a.m.

Getting into her car in Sangaree on Aug. 22, a woman noticed something red smeared on her back window of the 2012 Ford Focus. She got out to …

Patriots survive road trip

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Fort Dorchester improved to 2-0 on the season with a 36-28 victory at Carolina Forest Friday.

SC VFW elects first female commander

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 5:01 a.m.

Change is afoot in the VFW.

Trojans win big over defending state champs 44-16

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 10:06 a.m.

Deep in his heart, Cross Trojans Coach Shaun Wright probably didn’t expect to come away from Hunter-Kinard-Tyler with a 44-16 win.

Mayor proclaims ‘Fleet Reserve Association Days’ in Goose Creek UPDATED

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 9:51 a.m.

Goose Creek Mayor Michael Heitzler has proclaimed Sept. 10-13 as “Fleet Reserve Association Days” in Goose Creek.

Charleston County Hosts Conference: So You Want to Start a Nonprofit

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 10:43 a.m.

Experts in nonprofit work will speak at day-long conference

Following city stoppage, music returns to IOP venue

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 6:22 a.m.

After 10 months of back and forth with Isle of Palms City Council and more than $20,000 in new stage and sound equipment, regular live music is back at Morgan Creek Grill. Representatives of the restaurant and venue appeared before council on Aug. 25 to present the results of the most recent series of tests measuring the volume of performers at …

Crime beat

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 12:01 a.m.

A report stated a man punched a deputy in the head and tried to fight him as the deputy attempted to handcuff the man. The incident occurred on Aug. 28 at a home on Tannenbaum Road in Ravenel. The officer had gone to the home for an assault call between a man and his sister. After the man refused to comply with the deputy and instead put himself …

Community column: Praying in faith to grow faith

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 9:57 a.m.

There’s a story that you may have heard about a young preacher at a small rural church.

Labor Day gas prices lowest in a decade for South Carolina

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 11:09 a.m.

Low prices at the pump to fuel holiday travel

Coast Brewing Co. “Tap Takeover” at The Granary

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 2:06 p.m.

Mount Pleasant restaurant The Granary is pleased to announce the Coast Brewing Co. “Tap Takeover” September 9th through 20th. This collaborative event held at The Granary will feature Coast Brewing Co. specialty brews on draft and the recently released Hop Art and Kolsch 16oz cans. The Granary will also offer Coast Brewing Co. …

GCPD: Do you recognize this fraud suspect?

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 9:51 a.m.

The Goose Creek Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying an unknown male suspect involved in using a cloned credit …

Things I’ve learned from Twitter

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 9:58 a.m.

I have embraced Tweet-dom of late.

South Carolina’s most famous song

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 9:54 a.m.

What if I asked you to name the most famous song that has come from South Carolina?

TENNIS: Stratford vs. Hanahan

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 10:26 a.m.

Stratford defeated Hanahan in tennis on Tuesday at Collins Park in North Charleston. (Photos by Rob Gantt)

Panthers blow out Chargers’ fuse

For The Journal Scene

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 12:01 p.m.

The Panthers diffused the Chargers Friday.

Looking forward to November

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 12:01 a.m.

On Nov. 3, citizens of Summerville will have a chance to decide the future of our town. Do we maintain the character of a small southern town? Or do we go down the path of high density development like Mount Pleasant? The current mayor, Bill Collins, has set us on the path of development. He has chosen to commit $12 million of your tax dollars …

Community events

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 6:54 a.m.

At Charleston Waterkeeper, members celebrate local waterways by creating opportunities and events for the community to get on (and sometimes in) the water, reminding locals why clean water is a cornerstone of Charleston’s unique culture, history and lifestyle.

Collins announces candidacy for Town Council

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 6:16 a.m.

Nick Collins, longtime local resident and small-business owner with a history of service in the community, announced he will seek a seat on the Mount …

Bridgman’s watercolors inspired by local rivers

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 12:01 p.m.

Recent watercolor scenes by Mary Ann Bridgman are inspired by watery wonderlands everywhere, but especially by those that make up so much of our …

Charleston Jazz Orchestra hosts annual Latin Night

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 11:17 a.m.

Charleston Jazz Orchestra, Charleston’s own resident big band’s Season 7 continues Saturday, September 19, 2015, presenting MONK, NO …

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