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Williams: The weather changes and so does life

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Warm weather is approaching us again. This time to stay. I hope. We are past the middle of April and it is about time for the weather to settle down. I have heard people blame the weather for a number of different illnesses. The explanation is that the weather changes so often and quickly you never really know how to dress. Which leads me to a …

Serving time: New inmate work program collects 30 tons of trash from county roadways

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Eight pairs of black-and-white striped legs combed a weedy edge of Bushy Park Road on a recent spring day. The men carried orange bags into which …

Smith Says: Good housekeepers channel their Tupperware spirit animal

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Scene: A house.

Crime beat

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Deputies said they responded to an area on Ladson Road April 11 regarding a man in a hospital gown walking around the area. Deputies said in a report they had been made aware by Summerville police that a patient had escaped Summerville Medical Center. A check of the man’s information revealed he was wanted by Berkeley County …

Letter: Slap in the face

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 12:01 a.m.

To the Editor:

BCSD Announces 58 Seventh Graders as Duke TIP Scholars

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Berkeley County School District (BCSD) has released the names of the 58 seventh-grade students who qualified for and have been recognized as Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) Scholars.

Work to build loving relationships

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Today I want to give you three ways that loving relationships are built in the church. First, they are built in unity. These traits are found in the first part of Ephesians 4.

Big And Little Rocking Chairs Going To Auction

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Two different sized chairs are coming to the Summerville ROCKS! auction.

Closson inducted into Phi Beta Kappa society

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The Phi Beta Kappa Society, the nation’s most prestigious academic honor society, installed its 285th chapter in its 240-year history at …

Freshmen cadets sworn in as members of Citadel corps

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Men and women who entered The Citadel as freshmen last fall have officially been sworn in as members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets as of Saturday, April 9.

Crosby: The State Capitol Report

For the Independent

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The House of Representatives amended Senate amendments on H.3579, legislation that includes DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION RESTRUCTURING AND ROAD …

Street party planned for Carnes Crossroads UPDATED

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The streets of Carnes Crossroads will take on a festive vibe on May 15 when the community hosts its fourth annual Street Party at the Village Green, featuring food trucks, live music, entertainment and activities for residents and visitors of all ages. Hosted by Carnes Crossroads Real Estate, the event takes place from 1-4 pm in the heart of the …

School district dubs Sedgefield’s Blackwood as Teacher of the Year

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 12:01 p.m.

Sharon Blackwood has earned top honors among Berkeley County public school teachers. Nominated by her peers and then selected among 42 …

Hanahan 7, Berkeley 2

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 9:34 p.m.

Hanahan defeated Berkeley 7-2 in a Region 8-AAA soccer match on Tuesday at HHS.

Charleston County Parks offering CSA starting April

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 2:12 p.m.

Come get your fresh veggies! The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) invites families throughout the Lowcountry to join in on …

Charleston skin cancer screening to take place on May 2, National Melanoma Day

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 2:13 p.m.

Doctors to provide free skin cancer screening; open to the public in the Lowcountry

Berkeley Sheriff’s Office seeks body cam grant

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 4:22 p.m.

When you encounter a Berkeley County Sheriff’s deputy, odds are he or she doesn’t have a dashboard camera on the patrol vehicle, and he or she definitely doesn’t have a body camera — something that has gained national attention for condemning or exonerating officers for use of force.

Senior leaders lift Stratford UPDATED

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 3:05 a.m.

Stratford High School took the first step toward locking up at least one home playoff game by knocking off Cane Bay on Monday.

Small Business Week is May 1-7

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 10:03 a.m.

The Small Business Administration has declared May 1-7 as Small Business Week to celebrate the efforts of small businesses across the country (https://www.sba.gov/content/sba-announces-national-small-business-week-8).

School board inches closer to purchasing Williams Lane property

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 12:01 p.m.

Years of tangoing over buying property for a proposed Hanahan elementary school may come to an official end soon, but some who pushed for the effort remain unsatisfied, citing traffic concerns.

Caley accepted into National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 4:07 p.m.

Abijah Caley of Ladson has accepted membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

Fort boys, Wave girls claim county championships

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 12:01 p.m.

The Summerville girls and Fort Dorchester boys had the top performances at the Dorchester County Championships track and field meets hosted by …

Berkeley vs. Hanahan

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 9:37 p.m.

Berkeley traveled to Hanahan for a Region 8-AAA soccer match on Tuesday. Hanahan won the game 7-2. Cody Stone and Darren Pierce had goals for the …

Stags hoping to take region title

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 12:01 p.m.

The Berkeley High School baseball team enters the final week of the regular season within striking distance of its fourth consecutive region …

Serving time: New inmate work program collects 30 tons of trash from county roadways

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 1:00 a.m.

Eight pairs of black-and-white striped legs combed a weedy edge of Bushy Park Road on a recent spring day. The men carried orange bags into which …

Limehouse Produce Announces Winners of 2016 “Berry Creative” Strawberry Campaign

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 2:14 p.m.

Limehouse Produce is proud to announce the winners of the third annual “Berry Creative” Strawberry Campaign. For the campaign, area elementary schools submitted their best artwork and creative projects promoting strawberries. School classes submitted recipes, drawings, artwork, or stories all showcasing more about the popular fruit. …

Man wanted in Berkeley since 2012 on sex crimes arrested in North Carolina

For the Independent

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 3:48 p.m.

A man who was wanted in Berkeley County since 2012 on sex crime charges involving minors was arrested Monday night in North Carolina.

Stratford 8, Cane Bay 1

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 12:47 a.m.

Stratford defeated Cane Bay 8-1 on Monday in a Region 7-AAAA baseball game. (Photos Rob Gantt)

Rum-centric food and drink festival

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 11:42 a.m.

From the producers of Bacon and Bourbon comes Rum Runners, a cocktail and food-centric event that explores the spirits and flavors of the West Indies, with ten chefs and 30 rum distilleries serving up delicious pairings. Pay homage to the spirit that gave the Rum Runner its name, pirates, and all the best flavors of the West Indies.

County passes automatic aid agreement between county, town fire agencies UPDATED

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 12:01 p.m.

Dorchester County residents can expect the closest fire apparatus to respond to any future emergency they might have, regardless of their tax …

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