Find shelter in hurricane season

Thursday, July 28, 12:01 p.m.

During a hurricane, the safest place — other than leaving — may be your child’s school.

Huger home invasion suspect captured in Virginia

Thursday, July 28, 8:48 a.m.

A suspect who has been on the loose since a fatal home invasion in the Huger community last week has been captured in Virginia, according to the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office.

Clemson scientists hot on trail of ‘crazy’ ant species that might soon invade S.C.

Thursday, July 28, 12:01 a.m.

A dangerously prolific invasive ant species, which first surfaced in the United States almost 15 years ago, has been spreading through the South ever since and now appears to be on the verge of...

New coalition rallies against proposed rate hike by SCE&G

Thursday, July 28, 12:01 a.m.

COLUMBIA — Leaders from small business, environmental and community groups joined forces Monday to challenge South Carolina Electric & Gas’ largest rate increase proposal in years.

First practice here for football teams

Coaches and players often refer to the start of football practice as Christmas in July or August.

Johnson making career jump

Former Stratford High School boys basketball coach Troy Johnson is moving away from the sidelines into administration.

Bucs favored to win Big South

Charleston Southern is the Big South Conference preseason favorite for the first time in the football program’s history.

Ladson woman and dog to hike in the desert

Apollo lost a leg, but it didn’t stop him from developing a love for hiking.

Citadel recruits K-12 STEM teacher candidates

To meet the critical need for highly trained K-12 teachers of science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines (STEM), The Citadel Graduate College is accepting applications for full,...

Education briefs: Rochester Institute of Technology, USC-Upstate, School District, Wofford

The following students made the Dean’s List at Rochester Institute of Technology for the spring 2016 semester:

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.

Berkeley Co. schools raise taxes for second year in a row

For the second time in as many years, another tax increase for public schools will hit Berkeley County taxpayers.

Military news update

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Austin-Eugene G. Burkett graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

We’re all on same side: the side for right

Thanks to all those people who either sent me feedback on the fire prevention series of articles or spoke to me in person.

A bang for bucks

Brightly colored containers have appeared along the roadsides throughout Berkeley and Dorchester counties as entrepreneurs are setting up shop for the Independence Day holiday.

Help animals beat the heat this summer

Cody knows how to keep his cool. The 15-year-old pinto horse drinks plenty of water – possibly up to 24 gallons in one day – and hangs out in the shade of a pine tree as the day heats...

Kennard: A good car is a bonus in stormy weather

Let’s talk about the weather for a minute. It’s hot. It’s rainy. It’s humid. It’s cool – well not really cool. And that’s all in one minute.

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.

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