‘Smokin’ Os’ captures Goose Creek BBQ honors

Saturday, May 3, 2014 2:23 p.m.

The City of Goose Creek held its Third Annual Beach and BBQ Festival on Saturday, April 26 behind City Hall.

Youth gardening contest announced

Monday, April 28, 2014 10:45 a.m.

The South Carolina 4H Youth Development Programs have a new short-term project for area youth interested in gardening.

Real Health Clinic of Goose Creek open house, fundraiser May 10

Monday, April 28, 2014 10:45 a.m.

Real Health Advanced Care has joined forces with Heart For Autism, a charitable organization providing hope, information and treatment assistance to families affected by autism spectrum disorders (ASD). They are hosting a family-fun event on Saturday, May 10 from 12 to 4 p.m.

Alligator meat gaining popularity as food

Special to The Independent

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 11:31 a.m.

It’s big, green, scary and, apparently, very tasty.

Heitzler proclaims ‘Student Painters Day’

Friday, April 18, 2014 5:03 p.m.

Goose Creek Mayor Michael Heitzler declared April 14 as “Lowcountry Student Painters Day” in recognition of the Lowcountry Student Painters for their …

They Serve UPDATED

Thursday, April 17, 2014 12:01 a.m.

A difficult wait

The Gazette

Sunday, April 13, 2014 12:16 a.m.

For the past two years, a modest home near Westview Middle School has clicked, beeped, whirred and sloshed with noises five times a night, every …

Police Cadets to participate in 2014 Bike-A-Thon UPDATED

Thursday, April 10, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Goose Creek Bike-A-Thon coordinator, Chief Harvey Becker of the Goose Creek Police Department, has announced that the Goose Creek Police Cadets, Explorer Post 400, will participate in the Saturday, April 12 “Making a Difference for St. Jude” Bike-A-Thon.

ARK offers caregiver classes UPDATED

Thursday, April 10, 2014 12:01 a.m.

The ARK, Alzheimer’s Family Support Services, will offer two caregiving classes at Roper Hospital Berkeley from April 16 to May 21.

Goodwill seeks donations after slow start to 2014 UPDATED

Thursday, April 10, 2014 12:01 a.m.

As people clean out their closets for spring, Palmetto Goodwill asks you to consider donating unwanted items to help the community. Without donations, Palmetto Goodwill’s ability to provide mission services is negatively impacted. Traditionally February and March are low months for donations, but this year donations are down significantly from …

Maundy Thursday play April 17 UPDATED

Thursday, April 10, 2014 12:01 a.m.

North Charleston United Methodist Church has announced that its Maundy Thursday worship service will feature a new Last Supper play, “Beneath the Upper Room.”

Chase Challenge fun for adults, children UPDATED

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 10:30 a.m.

Chase After a Cure and On Purpose Adventures are partnering to create The Chase Challenge in which teams of adults and children participate in field …

Westview announces rising sixth grade parent event UPDATED

Monday, April 7, 2014 8:53 a.m.

The middle school years are a time when students grow emotionally, socially, physically and academically. Westview Middle is committed to educating the whole child with twenty-first century skills. The school would like to invite all rising sixth grade students and their parents for a face-to-face meeting with the Westview Middle faculty and staff. …

Hanahan athletic booster club hosting golf tournament

Monday, April 7, 2014 10:47 a.m.

The Hanahan High School athletic booster club will host a fundraiser golf tournament on Saturday, May 10 at Crowfield Golf Club.

Area Episcopal mission becomes official

Thursday, April 3, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Episcopal clergy and delegates from all over eastern South Carolina admitted five Continuing Worship Groups as official Missions of The Episcopal Church in South Carolina and The Episcopal Church, at the 223rd Annual Convention of The Episcopal Church in SC at All Saints Episcopal Church in Hilton Head.

Lions visit Flowertown UPDATED

Thursday, April 3, 2014 12:01 a.m.

The Lions Clubs of Summerville and Goose Creek took to the streets of Summerville on March 20 to showcase what the Lions Clubs do for their …

City seeks teams for Backyard BBQ Fest UPDATED

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 4:49 p.m.

The City of Goose Creek will present its Third Annual Beach and BBQ Festival on Saturday, April 26 from 4 to 7 p.m. on the grounds of the Marguerite H. Brown Municipal Center.

Military News

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 4:59 p.m.

Ravenell graduates

Special Assembly UPDATED

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 4:57 p.m.

Sabrina McCracken, the Worthy Advisor of the Goose Creek Rainbow Assembly #39, along with Rainbow Girls of Goose Creek, the Goose Creek Masonic Lodge …

Riders needed for annual bike-a-thon

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 4:50 p.m.

Goose Creek Police Chief Harvey Becker is calling on all Goose Creek area residents to join the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital “Making a Difference for St. Jude” Bike-A-Thon slated for Saturday, April 12, beginning at 9 a.m. at the lake and hiker biker trail behind Goose Creek City Hall.

Miss Goose Creek Teen USA places in top 10 UPDATED

Thursday, January 23, 2014 11:07 p.m.

Miss Goose Creek Teen USA Jordyn Rogge placed in the top 10 in Miss SC USA Teen, held at the Performing Arts Center in North Charleston in November. …

Mystery Plant — Succulent succulents UPDATED

USC Herbarium

Friday, January 3, 2014 12:01 a.m.

There are hundreds of species of plants that people refer to as “succulents.” (We had one as a Mystery Plant only very recently! Here’s another one.) …

A one-skillet chicken dinner packed with flavor UPDATED

Friday, January 3, 2014 12:01 a.m.

J.M. HIRSCH, AP Food Editor

Cumbie, Green to marry in spring ceremony

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 12:01 a.m.

Jennie Elizabeth Cumbie of Summerville and George Francis Green, Jr., of Summerville are engaged to be married on March 22, 2014 at the First Baptist …

Fall Festival Fun

Thursday, November 21, 2013 1:02 p.m.

Cypress Gardens announces holiday events

Thursday, November 21, 2013 1:02 p.m.

As the holiday season approaches, Cypress Gardens has announced plans to offer two of its most popular seasonal events, which are quickly becoming a family tradition for many across the Lowcountry.

‘Celebrate the Season’ returns this month

Friday, November 15, 2013 12:44 p.m.

Santee Cooper’s Celebrate The Season continues to bring families and the community together during the holidays.

Thanks, Goose Creek!

Friday, November 15, 2013 12:45 p.m.

Take steps to a healthier diet UPDATED

Thursday, November 14, 2013 12:01 a.m.

If a commitment to healthy eating seems too tough to swallow, then start with a taste test.

Cypress Gardens announces new programs

Thursday, November 7, 2013 2:29 p.m.

Four programs have been introduced as part of Cypress Gardens’ new educational initiative focused on cultural history, Berkeley County government announced this week.

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