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Gators eyeing return trip to Columbia UPDATED

Saturday, February 13, 2016 11:34 a.m.

Region championship. Check.

One of America’s longest-serving mayors returns to his roots Former Mayor of Charleston, Joseph P. Riley, Jr., begins tenure at The Citadel

Saturday, February 13, 2016 10:40 a.m.

After spending 40 years as Charleston’s mayor, Joseph P. Riley Jr., reported to The Citadel just two hours after his last day in office ready and eager to begin the next chapter of his life.

Baseball tournaments on tap

Friday, February 12, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The sounds of baseballs pinging off bats and the subsequent applause is about to return for county fans of America’s favorite pastime.

Coloring outside the lines: Library patrons find stress relief in an activity normally reserved for children

Friday, February 12, 2016 12:01 a.m.

There’s a new craze sweeping the Lowcountry and the nation: coloring in coloring books.

Berkeley County hosts 2nd Annual Tri-County Literacy Celebration

Thursday, February 11, 2016 12:01 p.m.

Their mission was to greet and entertain young readers at the second annual Tri-County Literacy Celebration at Old Santee Canal Park Saturday.

Dairy Queen opens in Goose Creek

Thursday, February 11, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The packed parking lot looked like a scene from a grocery store on a day before a flurry falls in the South.

South American virus brings worry to Lowcountry moms

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 11:48 a.m.

With news of a South American virus that affects fetal development, at least one Summerville mom will look at delaying a planned pregnancy until …

Red Cross urges blood donations in February

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 11:52 a.m.

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients by giving blood this February.

PSA chairman of the board receives “Commander’s Public Service Award”

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The Chairman of the Board for Palmetto Scholar’s Academy, Stacy Lindbergh, received the “Commander’s Public Service Award,” a U.S. military honor, during the ribbon cutting ceremony for PSA’s new facility on Joint Base Charleston, S.C., Jan. 23.

Absentee voting under way in South Carolina

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 11:52 a.m.

For those who don’t need to watch another debate or hear another speech to know who they want for the next president of the United States, absentee voting is under way in South Carolina.

Knights end season in state quarterfinals

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 12:01 p.m.

The curtains came down on the team portion of the wrestling season.

Stratford’s Sanborn earns scholarship

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 2:45 p.m.

Andrew Sanborn shouldn’t have any problems getting that new laptop he wants.

Bucs get early start on spring football UPDATED

Monday, February 8, 2016 10:07 a.m.

Charleston Southern began its spring football practice schedule on Friday afternoon at Buccaneer Field. The Bucs re-acclimated themselves to the …

Northwood girls roll in SCISA showdown

Monday, February 8, 2016 8:24 p.m.

Northwood Academy’s girls basketball team trailed after the first quarter but coasted the rest of the way in a SCISA showdown with Thomas …

Woman found dead in Hanahan home

Monday, February 8, 2016 3:51 p.m.

A 68-year-old female identified as Frances Anderson was found dead at her residence on Beverly drive in Hanahan this morning.

Postponed once, signing ceremony goes on UPDATED

Monday, February 8, 2016 11:51 p.m.

Timberland High School football coach and athletic director Art Craig has been on both ends of the Berkeley County athletic scholarship signing …

Hanahan parents get first glimpse of Tanner/Foster Creek elementary school

Sunday, February 7, 2016 4:30 p.m.

Hanahan area parents got their first glimpse of the new school proposed for the much-delayed Tanner Plantation, Foster Creek area school during a …

Kids host ‘Souper Bowl’ to help food program

Saturday, February 6, 2016 12:41 p.m.

Watch out Cam Newton: Boulder Bluff Elementary students have some dazzling smiles of their own. Those smiles were on display during their Souper Bowl …

Coloring outside the lines: Library patrons find stress relief in an activity normally reserved for children

Friday, February 5, 2016 3:04 p.m.

There’s a new craze sweeping the Lowcountry and the nation: coloring in coloring books.

Berkeley Co. SAR chapter growing

Thursday, February 4, 2016 12:01 p.m.

Berkeley County’s Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) chapter is growing and has scheduled its next meeting Feb. 4.

County reinstates payment of election commissioners

Thursday, February 4, 2016 12:01 a.m.

It’s not every day that a public official gets a 100 percent pay increase, but that’s exactly what Berkeley County Council did during …

Grapplers move on to Lower State UPDATED

Thursday, February 4, 2016 9:53 p.m.

Fifty-six Region 7-AAAA wrestlers cleared the first hurdle in their quests for state championship glory on Wednesday at Stratford.

Nonprofit targets community violence with gun buyback

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 10:16 a.m.

There’s a new nonprofit group in the county targeting community violence. National Action Network’s Berkeley County Chapter formed in September, a few weeks before the historic, 1,000-year flood, which has kept the chapter busy in recovery mode.

Medical emergency halts signing ceremony; new date Feb. 8 UPDATED

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 5:29 p.m.

The annual Berkeley County School District athletic scholarship signing ceremony was postponed until a later date due to a medical emergency …

Crossing the finish line: Students help their special education peers in ‘viral’ program

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 10:16 a.m.

High fives greet the students who cross the finish line and, those that struggle, receive encouragement and help until they get across.

Santee Cooper to spill water in anticipation of heavy rains

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 3:33 p.m.

Due to current lake levels and forecasted rainfall upstream, Santee Cooper began spilling operations today at the Santee Dam, according to a statement released Wednesday afternoon. The controlled spill began at 2,500 cubic feet of water per second into the Santee River.

Fire guts building on East Main Street

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 10:30 a.m.

Moncks Corner fire department responded to an early morning commercial structure fire Jan. 27 on East Main Street in Moncks Corner.

State confirms 3 SC residents tested for Zika virus

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 10:27 a.m.

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Health officials say three people in South Carolina are being tested for the Zika virus, but no cases of the disease have been confirmed yet. Media outlets report that state Department of Health and Environmental Control officials announced the three patients Friday.

Joint Base Charleston Sailor hailed as hero for helping unconscious man on flight

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 10:23 a.m.

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Robert Jackson

Wrestling season enters eleventh hour

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The high school wrestling season has turned into the home stretch.

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