FINZ welcomes Chef Alston

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 2:47 p.m.

After 21 years as a chef at one of Mount Pleasant’s landmarks, William Alston wasn’t quite sure what his future would hold for him when the owner’s …

Magistrate orders alleged gambling machines destroyed

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 6:01 a.m.

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division seized five machines from a local bar that it contends are illegal gambling machines.

RiverDogs Gullah Geechee Heritage Night set for Aug. 1 UPDATED

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 1:27 p.m.

The Gullah/Geechee Nation carries a unique culture through centuries of American history dating back to its African roots. The Lowcountry is home to …

Police Blotter – I want her out

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 6:46 a.m.

Police were dispatched to a home where someone called 911 and then hung up. Per policy, police have to respond, so they traced the address. When they arrived at the residence, according to the report, they were met by a man in the yard who said, “Thank you for showing up. I want her out.” His daughter then came out of the house crying, the report …

School board seeks bond for debt reduction

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014 7:53 a.m.

The Berkeley County School District school board has approved a resolution seeking a $40 million general obligation bond to pay down debt and save on …

Center for Women to host ‘Be Brave’ celebration

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 9:13 a.m.

The Center for Women (C4W) will host their annual “Be Brave” celebration on Friday, Aug. 1. The “Be Brave Brunch” will take place at the Mount …

St. Stephen October Fest dates set

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 7:59 a.m.

The Town of St. Stephen’s annual October Festival is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 10 and Saturday, Oct. 11. Vendors are needed.

Extension’s anti-pollution program honored

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 8:07 a.m.

The Clemson University Extension Service’s pollution prevention and watershed protection program has received a national award. The Universities Council on Water Resources honored the Carolina Clear program with council’s 2014 Education and Public Service Award.

School news

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 9:42 a.m.

The following Virginia Military Institute cadet is among the 317 cadets who graduated May 16. William C. Hyman Jr. of Charleston, South Carolina, received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a philosophy minor. Cadet Hyman graduated with distinction. Cadet Hyman’s parent is Ms. Sarah E. Kenan.

Friends of Santa celebrate Christmas in July

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 9:45 a.m.

Friends of Santa is a special group of friends in the East Cooper area that enjoy coordinating efforts for supporting others during hard times. They …

John William Ledbetter, Jr.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 1:36 p.m.

John William Ledbetter, Jr.

Sheela Bhattacharyya, MD UPDATED

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 9:27 a.m.

Dr. Sheela Bhattacharyya enjoys the long-term role a primary care physician plays in keeping patients healthy. “I like the idea of getting to …

Taking extra precaution so children aren't left in hot cars UPDATED

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 9:24 a.m.

The June death of 22-month-old Cooper Harris in metro Atlanta brought national attention to the grim dangers of leaving a child in a heated vehicle. …

Lights out! Man accused of using BB gun to make his point

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 3:01 p.m.

A Ridgeville man who called law enforcement to report people disturbing his sleep in his home wound up spending the rest of the night in jail.

Splash Day fun in the sun July 30

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 1:11 p.m.

Beat the heat as Memorial Waterfront Park turns into a water park during the fifth annual Town of Mount Pleasant Splash Days. Giant waterslides and children’s laughter will fill the lawn for the second of three events on July 30 from 4 to 8 p.m.

Recreation Department events

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 2:28 p.m.

Programs

PEBA names executive director

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 1:14 p.m.

The Board of Directors of the South Carolina Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA) today announced its selection of the agency’s new executive director. After a national search that included consideration of more than 85 individuals, the Board voted unanimously to offer the position to Peggy G. Boykin, who has accepted the appointment. She will …

New season dawning

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 12:30 p.m.

Sunrise on Friday morning signals the beginning of a new high school football season.

Police Blotter – ATM card not get-out-of-jail-free card

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 12:53 p.m.

Police were called to investigate a possible drunk driver one evening. When an officer arrived in the area, he noticed the vehicle in question drifting in and out of the lane.

Foster, Powell to wed in August

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 1:15 p.m.

Jim and Eva Foster of Lake Quivira, Kan. are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Hartmann Foster to Captain David Thomas …

LifePoint fishing tournament set for Aug. 9

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 12:29 p.m.

The third annual LifePoint Hooked on Life Fishing Tournament is fast approaching.

SCHP, Georgia Patrol to square off for charity

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 7:58 a.m.

Looking to show a little love to law enforcement and the Special Olympics?

Getting a kick at camp

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 9:44 a.m.

Search called off UPDATED

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 12:38 p.m.

Manhunt called off but suspect remains at large, authorities say.

Charlene Laura Dangerfield

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 1:36 p.m.

Charlene Laura Dangerfield

Heartworms a threat in summer

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 3:14 p.m.

After a week of summer storms, the standing water provides prime breeding territory for mosquitoes infected with heartworm disease. Pet Helpers advises owners to take extreme precautions to protect their pets from this deadly disease.

Col. Derrin Williams assumes defense logistics command

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 10:23 a.m.

United States Army Colonel Derrin E Williams, a Moncks Corner native and Berkeley High School graduate, took command of the Defense Logistics Agency- …

Locals enjoy great fishing, first catch

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 9:45 a.m.

Lawsuit Trial concludes

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 9:33 a.m.

Testimony in the ongoing lawsuit between the national Episcopal Church, the Episcopal Church in South Carolina, and the Diocese of South Carolina wrapped July 25.

Wando, Bishop England renew rivalry in Sertoma finale UPDATED

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 10:36 p.m.

Wando and Bishop England are set to collide in the marquee game of the 44th annual Sertoma Football Classic Aug. 22 at Johnson Hagood Stadium. …

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