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Football teams reach starting line

Monday, July 25, 12:01 p.m.

When the sun rises on Friday, a new era officially begins for Berkeley High School football.

RedHawks going through growing pains

Monday, July 25, 12:01 a.m.

The Lowcountry RedHawks have encountered resistance and struggles typical for any expansion team.


A half-million people tell feds to save the red wolf

Monday, July 25, 11:32 a.m.

As the recovery program for the imperiled red wolf hangs by its last claws, nearly a half-million people have signed a petition started by two high school students calling on federal regulators not...


Heat hard on Lower Santee River striped bass

Sunday, July 24, 7:39 a.m.

Striped bass and other fish living in the Lower Santee River are struggling to survive high water temperatures and overcrowding.

Elvis Shannon

With the final season on the horizon, Elvis Shannon’s got something to talk about.

RedHawks roughed up in opener

The defending Central Carolina Football League champions were simply too strong for the new kids on the block.


Bowers climbs to the top of North America

Lowcountry Realtor Justin Bowers recently climbed to the top of the highest peak in North America.


Houston returns to BHS wrestling

Earnest Houston is back for a second stint as the Berkeley High School wrestling coach.

Education Briefs

Senfronia Smith has been named the new principal of Cross High School. The Berkeley County School Board approved the appointment at its board workshop on July 12.

Sangaree Middle band director selected for directors association

Brian Trauger, band director at Sangaree Middle School, was recently elected to membership at the American School Band Directors Association, held in Lexington, Kentucky June 29 to July 1.


Education briefs: Craig, Baumgarten, & CSU grads

The following Berkeley County residents received degrees from Charleston Southern University May 7 at North Charleston Coliseum:


Attendance lines approved for new Hanahan school

Berkeley County School Board has approved attendance lines for a new school in the Hanahan area.Known as the Tanner/Foster Creek elementary school, the school will pull students from Goose Creek...

Local chiropractor encouraging donations of instruments

Dr. Drew K. McPhail teamed up this past season to support and encourage the donation of used or new instruments to the North Charleston POPS! for its education initiative, the POPS!KidZ. The vision...

God’s servants recharged after vacation

I’d like to thank the management of the Independent who graciously allowed me to take a few weeks off from writing this column while I was out of town on a two-week vacation. As many of you...


Freedom in U.S. deserves respect

There has been no shortage of conflict in our nation since the presidential campaigns began and even before. It seems as if a climate of intolerance has developed that has led people to rather...


Community Room and Cafe ready for lunch in St. Stephen

The St. Stephen Community History Room and Café will be open 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Thursday. The menu will consist of baked lasagna, tossed garden salad, Texas toast, dessert and more.

Guest Column

Kennard: Watch for familiar faces at Olympics in August

I love the Olympics. I love the pageantry, the drama, the underdog stories, the rivalries and the camaraderie between nations that this world sporting event fosters.

Guest Column

Smith: Keep cool if you want to hang with me

My husband and I recently vacationed with two other couples. It was fun – and eye-opening, considering Widdle Baby and I were together for 10 days in airplanes, hotel rooms and a ship’s...

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