Opportunities at Mt. Pleasant’s biggest expo

Thursday, August 28, 2014 7:01 a.m.

The booth space for Mount Pleasant’s biggest networking event will soon be gone.

Superintendent: School starts with ‘few hiccups,’ greater enrollment

The Independent

Thursday, August 28, 2014 8:14 a.m.

Berkeley County schools saw more than 800 new students join the district during the first week of school, according to numbers released by …

St. Stephen man sentenced to three years for domestic assault

Thursday, August 28, 2014 1:42 a.m.

A St. Stephen man who severely beat a woman was sentenced to three years in prison Tuesday, Aug. 26, according to the 9th Circuit Solicitor’s Office. …

Sept. 11 flag ceremony, memorial service announced

Thursday, August 28, 2014 8:15 a.m.

American Legion Post 166 in Goose Creek will be hosting its 13th Annual Flag Disposal Ceremony / 9-11 Memorial Service on Thursday, Sept. 11 at 6 p.m. …

Governor’s School announces new appointments

Thursday, August 28, 2014 8:21 a.m.

The South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics has announced the appointment of the following individuals to the Board of Trustees:

Team Spirit

Thursday, August 28, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Police Blotter – Oh grow up

Thursday, August 28, 2014 6:37 a.m.

A police report said that a woman went by her ex-husband’s house to drop off school supplies for their kids. She did not speak to him – she simply dropped the items off and went to leave, the report said, but the ex-husband allegedly came out to her car to talk with her. When he did, she backed out of the parking space and began to drive off. He …

Police Blotter – Hands off, buddy

Thursday, August 28, 2014 9:29 a.m.

A female reported to police that a cab driver she uses regularly groped her while on the way to work one morning.

‘I consider myself a voice for the voiceless’

Thursday, August 28, 2014 5:00 a.m.

Two years ago Louis L. Smith learned the school board business is not a job to take lightly.

Gators athletes, coaches chill out UPDATED

Thursday, August 28, 2014 12:21 a.m.

Dozens of Goose Creek athletes took the ice bucket challenge on Wednesday and challenged the school’s administration and all other athletic programs …

Tri-County 9-1-1 Leaders Asking Citizens to Help Address Internet Phone Concerns

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 10:00 a.m.

Staff at area 9-1-1 centers, including those in Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties, noticed an issue with the increasingly popular Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) or internet phone service. Leaders are asking citizens to update their providers with a current address to avoid any problems with locating a caller during an emergency …

State announces ‘Read to Succeed’ office

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 10:22 a.m.

State Superintendent of Education Dr. Mick Zais announced this week that a “Read to Succeed” office has been created at the State Department of Education, in compliance with the recently passed literacy law.

Palmetto Tree relative can grow to 30 feet

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 11:39 a.m.

Did you know that there are four different palm species that are native to the southeastern USA?

CSU School of Education receives national recognition

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 9:37 a.m.

The Charleston Southern University (CSU) School of Education has received notification that all its teacher education programs have received national …

State announces ‘Read to Succeed’ office

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 10:19 a.m.

State Superintendent of Education Dr. Mick Zais announced this week that a “Read to Succeed” office has been created at the State Department of Education, in compliance with the recently passed literacy law.

SEND OFF PARTY: 3 Guys on motorcycles, 5500 miles across the USA to purchase injured veterans all-terrain wheelchairs

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 11:09 a.m.

The Send Off Party for TOUR TO ENABLE will be held on Wednesday Aug. 27 at Liberty Taproom in Mount Pleasant. Great drink specials, a chance to meet the riders before their journey and donate to their cause. The TOUR TO ENABLE is three Charleston area men who are departing Charleston on Aug. 28 for a 3 week, 5,500 mile motorcycle ride to raise $15, …

State should be proud of Connor Shaw

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 12:13 p.m.

I’m always excited to see Clemson or USC athletes ascend to the NFL, but it was particularly thrilling to watch former Gamecock quarterback Connor Shaw play in the preseason Monday Night Football matchup between the Cleveland Browns and Washington Redskins.

Weird, wild stuff

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 12:23 p.m.

Once you’re in the news business, you’re never really out of the news business. Which is why I’m still obsessed with the news business.

Upcoming Chamber of Commerce events

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 11:49 a.m.

Upcoming Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce Events: Sept. 5 – Oct. 24

Signs, signs everwhere ... UPDATED

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 12:19 p.m.

I’ve been paying a lot of attention to advertising signs and billboards while on the road lately. I don’t text and drive during my frequent travels, but I do take the occasional peek at the signs along the way.

City seeks vendors, sponsors for fall festival

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 10:25 a.m.

The City of Goose Creek will present its 2014 Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Marguerite H. Brown Municipal Center. …

Pups beat dog days of summer at Whirlin’ Waters

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 9:28 a.m.

Humans can cool down at beaches and waterparks, but how does man’s best friend beat the heat?

Summer canning classes announced

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 7:58 a.m.

Two final summer canning classes are scheduled during the month of September.

Panthers looking to build on early success

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 12:01 p.m.

The Pinewood football team will carry some momentum into its rivalry game with Northwood Academy.

Police Blotter – Out of good faith, pay up

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 9:36 a.m.

According to a police report, a woman living in a retirement home was the victim of an identity theft. She told police she received a letter from a credit collections service saying she was late on her credit card from a chain retailer. She explained that she did not have a credit card with this retailer.

Gun and Knife Show returns to Ladson Sept. 6-7

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 11:10 a.m.

Mike Kent’s Original Charleston Gun and Knife Show returns to Ladson on Saturday, Sept. 6 and Sunday, Sept. 7 at Exchange Park Fairgrounds.

A tricky situation in funding education

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 9:39 a.m.

Everyone who is against funding for education, please raise your hand.

Gibbs-Forde graduates from basic training

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 10:31 a.m.

Air Force Airman Michael L. Gibbs-Forde graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, TX.

Skipton processional planned

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 12:26 p.m.

A processional is planned Thursday, Aug. 28, for Goose Creek firefighter Steve Skipton Sr., who died Saturday at 41 after battling lung cancer.

School board greenlights virtual classrooms

The Gazette

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 2:01 p.m.

Berkeley County students will have the option to take online classes.

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