White issues verbal to USC Sumter

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 12:34 a.m.

Stratford senior Mikey White wasn’t blessed with enviable amounts of height or weight.

Trio picked for Shrine Bowl UPDATED

Monday, October 5, 2015 7:14 p.m.

Half of the six Lowcountry selections to the South Carolina Shrine Bowl team will come from Hanahan and Goose Creek high schools.

Flooding worsens; District cancels school Tuesday UPDATED

Sunday, October 4, 2015 2:22 p.m.

Evacuations have been called for parts of Berkeley County Sunday and Berkeley County School District has canceled school for Tuesday.

Service academy information sessions scheduled

Saturday, October 3, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The office of U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) will host a series of informational sessions and office hours throughout South Carolina for high school students interested in attending one of the five service academies – U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy or U.S. Coast Guard Academy. …

Fish, fun, & food at DNR open house in Charleston Oct. 24

Saturday, October 3, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Come face-to-face with a flatfish, practice your fishing knots, or take a cruise around Charleston Harbor at the upcoming Marine Resources Center Open House, an activity-packed event that’s all about the coast.

Officials brace for weather impacts UPDATED

Friday, October 2, 2015 10:08 a.m.

Dorchester County officials say they’ve worked through emergency scenarios, they have their plans and procedures in place, and now …

Stratford wins muddy battle with Wave

Friday, October 2, 2015 12:03 a.m.

Stratford football coach Joe Marion’s intel about the rain was it wasn’t going to stop Friday or over the weekend.

Longleaf pine trees shedding needles is normal this time of year

Friday, October 2, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Longleaf pine trees are shedding their needles across the sandhills and coastal plain, a normal occurrence this time of year, according to the S.C. Department of Natural Resources.

Lady Knights blank rivals in tennis UPDATED

Thursday, October 1, 2015 12:01 p.m.

City rivals Stratford and Goose Creek tangled on the tennis court Tuesday, Sept. 29 in a Region 7-AAAA match and it was the Lady Knights who netted …

Weather forcing rescheduling of games UPDATED

Thursday, October 1, 2015 1:03 p.m.

Schools are looking to weather reports and rescheduling football games planned for Friday.

Crime briefs UPDATED

Thursday, October 1, 2015 12:01 a.m.

A Goose Creek man made one little mistake when he walked away from his car on the night of Sept. 21, and it cost him $1,730 worth of hunting gear and …

Drug-free festival turns 25

Thursday, October 1, 2015 12:01 p.m.

For 25 years, the Berkeley County Prevention Board has hosted a family-oriented festival aimed at a good time and keeping kids off drugs.

Labor force shrinks in Berkeley Co.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 11:43 a.m.

Nearly 1,000 Berkeley County residents left the labor force in August contributing to a decline in the county’s jobless rate from 5.9 percent to 5.6 percent, according to numbers released by the state’s Department of Employment and Workforce.

Committee downgrades drought for coastal counties

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 11:38 a.m.

The S.C. Drought Response Committee, meeting via conference call on Sept. 24, has downgraded the drought status of the coastal counties of South Carolina. Counties throughout the rest of the state remain in either incipient or moderate status, although the Committee is optimistic for more downgrades with the forecast of heavy rain around the state. …

Volvo breaks ground in Berkeley County

The Independent

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Moments before picking up a shovel to officially break ground with Volvo cars of North America President and CEO Lex Kerssemakers, Gov. Nikki Haley …

Calvary Church wants to turn on the light at 50th celebration

Special to the Gazette

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 11:35 a.m.

In many ways, September 20 looked like any other Sunday morning at the Calvary Church of the Nazarene in Goose Creek.

Wood Duck box applications due Nov. 1

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 11:38 a.m.

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources, in partnership with the South Carolina State Chapter of Ducks Unlimited and the South Carolina Department of Corrections, will continue the construction and distribution of wood duck boxes this winter. Applications are available online at: http://www.dnr.sc.gov/wildlife/waterfowl/woodduck/application.html …

County agrees to take on maintenance of Henry Brown Blvd pedestrian path

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 11:39 a.m.

Berkeley County will foot the maintenance for a proposed pedestrian path along Henry Brown Boulevard near Goose Creek.

Berkeley bands compete in inaugural honorary event UPDATED

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 1:08 a.m.

McKissick Field in Summerville came to life Saturday as 10 high school bands from around the tri-county and one from the Upstate performed a variety …

Shellfish season set to open Oct. 1

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The 2015-2016 season for harvesting shellfish (clams, oysters, mussels and other bivalves) in coastal waters of South Carolina will open one half hour before official sunrise on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. The shellfish season will remain open through May 15, 2016, unless conditions warrant extending or shortening the season. Season dates apply to …

Cobras can’t pin first loss on Ashley Ridge UPDATED

Special to The Gazette

Monday, September 28, 2015 10:20 a.m.

A year ago, Ashley Ridge’s defense allowed more than 600 yards rushing in a loss to Cane Bay. On Friday night, the Swamp Foxes’ defense …

Jefferson, Profit lift Gators UPDATED

Monday, September 28, 2015 10:32 p.m.

The Goose Creek Gators have lost more in recent weeks than they’re used to but they’ve not lost focus of the course they’re on. …

Stoots back in dugout at SJCA

Sunday, September 27, 2015 6:29 p.m.

A Lowcountry coaching legend has landed at St. John’s Christian. He’s in the early phases of his tenure this fall.

Look! Up in the sky! It’s the International Space Station!

Special to the Gazette

Saturday, September 26, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Red, green and blue lights flash all at once. It’s time to run outside and search the sky: the International Space Station is flying over …

Chargers back on track after rough start UPDATED

Saturday, September 26, 2015 1:09 p.m.

Northwood Academy’s first football game of the 2015 season was a stark reminder the Chargers essentially have a bull’s eye painted …

Got tourists? Time to apply for county grant

Saturday, September 26, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Nonprofits are encouraged to get their paperwork together and apply for funds from the county’s accommodation tax.

As easy as 1-2-3 UPDATED

Saturday, September 26, 2015 11:29 p.m.

Charleston Southern may not have the most impressive football stadium in the Lowcountry or play in the biggest conference.

Drug-free festival turns 25

Friday, September 25, 2015 12:01 a.m.

For 25 years, the Berkeley County Prevention Board has hosted a family-oriented festival aimed at a good time and keeping kids off drugs.

‘LOL’ with Sangaree Elementary

Friday, September 25, 2015 11:15 a.m.

Sangaree Elementary School’s Learning Outdoor Lab (LOL) is officially open. The LOL is the result of a $5,000 Lowes Toolbox for Education …

Knights hang on against Hanahan to end skid UPDATED

Friday, September 25, 2015 11:00 p.m.

Football practices at Stratford High School had become rougher and more frustrating with each passing week.

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