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Rain fails to dampen Relay for Life spirits

Sunday, May 3, 2015 12:01 a.m.

No one was going to rain on the Relay for Life’s parade last weekend, not even the threat of heavy thunderstorms on Saturday, April 25.

Weathering wasp invasions and taking back your lawn

Sunday, May 3, 2015 8:27 a.m.

Digger wasps are continuing to multiply in numbers in the Lowcountry. At Possum’s, we used to get a few complaints in localized areas, now the numbers seem to be on the rise. One faithful reader of the “Horticulture Hotline” sent me a 14-page letter describing the progression of damage to her yard. I saw an old friend in the …

School board OKs salary increase for interim superintendent

Sunday, May 3, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The Berkeley County School Board approved a $5,000 per month bump in pay for Interim Superintendent Archie Franchini.

Blended families topic of new book

Sunday, May 3, 2015 7:01 a.m.

Today in America, blended families are becoming the new normal. According to a 2011 report, 42 percent of adults—nearly 100 million people—have a step-relationship. Now, there is a powerful collection of stories that reflects their experiences.

Fresh fun at Mount Pleasant Farmers Market

Sunday, May 3, 2015 5:46 a.m.

Dance and fashion come together in NYC

Saturday, May 2, 2015 1:01 p.m.

Nine of Mount Pleasant Performing Arts Company’s dance members and 10 of Charleston County School of the Arts costume design students came …

DMV announces info on new license plates

Saturday, May 2, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles is set to begin issuing redesigned license plates on May 1, in accordance with state law.

Rethink Folly Road: A Complete Streets Study

Saturday, May 2, 2015 11:04 a.m.

From May 7-13, a team of sustainable planning, transportation, urban design, economics, and green infrastructure experts will be working with the community to develop a plan for the future of the Folly Road corridor, from Center Street on Folly Beach to the Wappoo Cut Bridge.

Want to communicate with the sheriff’s office? There’s an app for that

Saturday, May 2, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office has announced the formal launch of the Berkeley County Sheriff App — a communications tool that …

Goose Creek man killed in Summerville

Saturday, May 2, 2015 10:20 a.m.

A Goose Creek man died at Trident Medical Center after being shot in Summerville on Friday evening.

Police Blotter – Gentleman’s agreement gone wrong

Saturday, May 2, 2015 6:44 a.m.

A man called police because he said he was partnering with another fellow to buy a motor for his boat. The partnership entailed use of the boat. At no time did the victim say he signed over or alleged ownership of the boat. The boat was in the partner’s possession, stored at his place of employment. However, the two men were involved in an …

Thailand-bound for Christ

Saturday, May 2, 2015 12:01 a.m.

From the Bible Belt streets of a Southern small town to the heart of Buddhist country in Southeast Asia, local resident Wendy Alexander is headed on …

Fire chiefs learn lesson in communication

Saturday, May 2, 2015 6:46 a.m.

Kim Holcombe, vice president of training and marketing at PST Inc., spoke at a recent meeting of the Charleston County Fire Chiefs Association.

Green Wave grapplers become Saints

Saturday, May 2, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The Green Wave record holder for most wrestling wins and two of his teammates will join the Limestone College wrestling team next school year.

Pinewood junior selected for BMW Web.com challenge

For The Journal Scene

Saturday, May 2, 2015 12:01 p.m.

Michaela McAuley, a junior at Pinewood Preparatory School, was recently selected by the South Carolina Junior Golf Association to participate in the …

Hanahan townhomes damaged by fire UPDATED

Saturday, May 2, 2015 2:50 p.m.

Six apartment units at a complex in Hanahan were destroyed by fire early Saturday morning.

Stags teams advance with first round wins

Saturday, May 2, 2015 10:19 a.m.

Sometimes a good glove can spark a rally as much as a good bat.

Police: Man, 37, killed in shooting UPDATED

Saturday, May 2, 2015 12:16 a.m.

A 37-year-old man died at a local hospital after a reported shooting in the area of North Cedar and West 3rd North streets in Summerville on Friday night.

Center for Women launches status report

Saturday, May 2, 2015 2:25 p.m.

It’s not just about women. When women succeed, communities as a whole succeed. The Center for Women (C4W) convened a task force of professionals including League of Women Voters, The Citadel, Southern Wesleyan, Tell Them, Lowcountry Women’s Specialists, Palmetto Youth Connections and Hope Financial Services in October 2013 to begin …

First Folio coming to Columbia in 2016

Saturday, May 2, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The University of South Carolina, recently named as South Carolina’s site for the “First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare” national tour, will host the exhibition April 11-May 1, 2016.

South Carolina awarded $1,537,215 for family violence victims and support providers

Friday, May 1, 2015 9:21 a.m.

Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) formula grants totaling $1,537,215 have been awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families (ACF) to support South Carolina domestic violence victims and organizations.

Wrongful death suit filed in bicyclist’s death

Friday, May 1, 2015 10:20 a.m.

The widower of a woman killed while bicycling to work last fall has filed a wrongful death lawsuit.

Wando vs. Fort Dorchester gallery UPDATED

Friday, May 1, 2015 6:31 p.m.

Wando baseball defeated Fort Dorchester, 7-1, in the opening round of the Class AAAA playoffs Thursday in Mount Pleasant.

“GET LOST,” an exhibit featuring the works of Mark Bettis

Friday, May 1, 2015 11:23 a.m.

Get lost in color, texture, and patterns in the upcoming exhibit at Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art, featuring abstract mixed-media artist Mark …

Local ballet company presents ‘Snow White’

Friday, May 1, 2015 1:03 p.m.

On April 1 and 2, Mount Pleasant Performing Arts Company presented its third rendition of “The Tale of Snow White” at the Sottile …

Crime beat

Friday, May 1, 2015 10:01 a.m.

An employee at a grocery store on Bacons Bridge Road discovered his bicycle was stolen during his shift. It had not been chained.

County principal tapped for state superintendent council

Friday, May 1, 2015 12:07 p.m.

College Park Middle School Principal Ingrid Dukes has been selected to serve on State Superintendent of Education Mollie Spearman’s Principal Advisory Council.

Ravenel strikes out 13 as Wando breezes past Fort D in playoff opener UPDATED

Friday, May 1, 2015 2:40 p.m.

Wando baseball rolled through Fort Dorchester, 7-1, in its Class AAAA playoff opener Thursday in Mount Pleasant.

BCSO announces new app to share info with public

Friday, May 1, 2015 11:37 a.m.

The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office has announced the formal launch of the Berkeley County Sheriff App — a communications tool that …

‘Lowcountry Blooms’ celebrates spring

Friday, May 1, 2015 12:01 p.m.

“Lowcountry Blooms,” paintings by artist Alexandra Kassing, is the featured May show at Art Central Gallery in Summerville.

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