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“Healthy Over Hungry” Cereal Drive UPDATED

Friday, May 29, 2015 10:16 a.m.

Because summer is a particularly hard time for those struggling with hunger and children can’t always rely on their schools for nutritious …

Reggae Nights Summer Concert Series features Coolie G & Lion Soul Reggae Band June 5; ReggaeInfinity on June 26

Friday, May 29, 2015 10:15 a.m.

The Reggae Nights Summer Concert Series at James Island County Park is here! Upcoming concerts in the series are Friday, June 5 with Coolie G & …

Wetland companion bills still active in 2016

Friday, May 29, 2015 5:01 a.m.

Companion bills set on redefining Dorchester County’s inclusion in coastal zone regulations and promoting economic development will likely not become law before the South Carolina legislative period ends next month.

Patriots work on rebuilding defense

Friday, May 29, 2015 10:30 a.m.

What a difference a year has made for the Fort Dorchester football team.

Local author gets ideas everywhere

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

Richard Standring is a Summerville author who has been writing since 1967. He has always enjoyed writing short stories, but he has some novels as …

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 …

Wanted

Friday, May 29, 2015 10:01 a.m.

Editor’s note: According to information provided Wednesday by the Summerville Police Department, the following suspects were still at large. …

Motorcycle accident claims life

Friday, May 29, 2015 10:19 a.m.

An early morning motorcycle accident has claimed the life of a Moncks Corner man.

Program achieves best results by keeping siblings together in foster care

Friday, May 29, 2015 10:08 a.m.

An increase in children needing foster families in the greater Charleston area has sparked an urgent appeal to residents willing to open their homes to youngsters in need. Neighbor To Family (NTF), a child welfare agency in Charleston, currently seeks area residents willing to learn more about becoming a foster parent to siblings in need. Experts …

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

Friday, May 29, 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.

DD4 seeks millage increase

Friday, May 29, 2015 5:01 a.m.

Dorchester School District Four is seeking a tax increase for next year to increase teacher salaries.

Police Blotter – Two beers

Friday, May 29, 2015 6:36 a.m.

Police arrived on an accident scene in which a driver struck a tree. According to the report, the driver said he noticed a car on the boulevard when he was turning and swerved to try and avoid it, but hit a tree. However there were no road markings to indicate such.

An old favorite done a new way

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

If it’s okay with St. Peter – and if I get a pass through those gates – I’m taking my crockpot with me to heaven. That …

SC School for the Deaf and the Blind

Friday, May 29, 2015 9:58 a.m.

Opens an Outreach Center in Charleston

Green Wave must fill key positions

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

The Green Wave football team wrapped up its spring practice last week and Summerville coach John McKissick is optimistic about Summerville’s …

Oakie Spoleto UPDATED

Friday, May 29, 2015 9:32 a.m.

Oakbrook Elementary held their third annual Oakie Spoleto Festival on May 27.

Crime beat

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

• A Summerville man reported his work van was stolen from his Planters Retreat apartment complex parking lot sometime between Friday morning and Monday evening. He said the doors were locked, and the van contained tools and equipment valued at approximately $2,800.

Reading through generations

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

Residents from the Village of Summerville make a special trip every Tuesday to Flowertown Elementary School to read to second grade students. The …

Hursey signs with Stingers

Thursday, May 28, 2015 10:04 a.m.

The Stingers will have two Summerville southpaws on their pitching staff next school year.

College of Charleston planning new 20,000-square-foot athletic facility UPDATED

Thursday, May 28, 2015 10:54 a.m.

College of Charleston director of athletics Joe Hull has announced a fundraising campaign to raise private funds for a new, state-of-the-art …

School news and student kudos

Thursday, May 28, 2015 12:33 p.m.

The following local residents were among 1,666 students named to Biola University’s Fall 2014 Dean’s List for academic excellence:

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, …

Police Blotter – Drunk workout

Thursday, May 28, 2015 5:31 a.m.

According to a police report, a man was stopped in a local store for stealing some workout gloves. The loss prevention officer told police he witnessed the man open the package and put the gloves on. Then the suspect allegedly walked past the point of sale where he was apprehended.

Kicking off graduation season

Thursday, May 28, 2015 12:16 p.m.

DD2 and DD4 Adult Education graduates bow their heads during the benediction at the Dorchester County Adult Ed commencement on May 27. The …

Judo instructors win national championship UPDATED

Thursday, May 28, 2015 11:44 a.m.

Local judo instructors Rob Gouthro and Lisa Capriotti are once again national judo champions and have earned places on the USA World Team set to …

Mira retrieves eight cases of underwater wine, extending commitment to innovation UPDATED

Thursday, May 28, 2015 11:58 a.m.

Mira Winery, a producer of critically acclaimed wines exclusively from Napa Valley, announced today that it had retrieved seven cases of the winery’s Rutherford Cabernet and one case of Chardonnay, a fraction of the winery’s total production, as it extends its commitment to innovation. As part of that effort, Mira will join forces …

Charleston County Council announces vacancies on boards and commissions

Thursday, May 28, 2015 2:15 p.m.

Applications accepted through Wednesday, June 3

Sen. Graham planning presidential announcement June 1

Associated Press

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

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

Stingrays headed to Kelly Cup Finals after 3OT Game 7 win UPDATED

Thursday, May 28, 2015 9:57 a.m.

Forward Joe Devin scored the game-winning goal in the third overtime to help the South Carolina Stingrays to a 1-0 Game 7 win over Toledo in the ECHL …

WARNING: Graphic images – Cruel Memorial Day prank may wind up killing animal

Thursday, May 28, 2015 1:31 p.m.

In a shocking case of cruelty, a North Charleston dog was found on a Good Samaritan’s doorstep, with its muzzle taped shut. Caitlyn, a 15- …

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