County museum engages community

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 11:00 p.m.

The Berkeley County Museum and Heritage Center held a reception for members and invited guests on May 29 to re-engage the community after the recent completion of extensive refurbishing projects.

Mayor declares ‘Amateur Radio Week’

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 10:34 a.m.

Goose Creek Mayor Michael Heitzler has declared June 22-28 “Amateur Radio Week” in recognition of the outstanding services provided by the Trident …

Gallery to showcase county artists

Monday, June 23, 2014 9:48 a.m.

The City of North Charleston’s Cultural Arts Department has announced that works by members of the Berkeley Artists Guild will be on exhibit at the …

Fleet Reserve elects new officers UPDATED

Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Fred Bolz was elected president of Low Country Branch 269 Fleet Reserve Association for 2014-2015 by the membership attending the group’s recent annual election meeting.

Cypress Gardens announces new summer camp

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 10:57 a.m.

Cypress Gardens has a new summer camp program: Swamp Safari Summer Camp for children ages 6 to 10 years old.

SCE&G volunteers give Helping Hands a hand

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 10:56 a.m.

Helping Hands of Goose Creek recently received a helping hand of its own from the community.

American LaFrance auction draws international interest

The Gazette

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 9:14 a.m.

The auctioneer company handling the June 11 American LaFrance auction has fielded calls from all over the country and world, including a businessman …

Mystery Plant an aquatic species

USC Herbarium

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 1:58 p.m.

Now that it’s warmed up, I’ve been thinking of doing some more aquatic botany.

Community Band’s first performance Thursday

Monday, June 2, 2014 11:14 p.m.

The City of Goose Creek’s Community Band will have its first performance on Thursday, June 5 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Stratford High School …

Mystery Plant features purplish-green stalk

Thursday, May 29, 2014 11:51 p.m.

In this column, we have had several members of the philodendron family…the Araceae…as subject of wonder.

Trident Tech car show winners announced

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 7:51 p.m.

Car enthusiasts came out to show and admire more than 250 classic, new and customized vehicles at Trident Technical College’s 22nd Spring Spin-Off …

Mayor issues ‘Mental Health Month’ proclamation

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 8:56 a.m.

Goose Creek Mayor Michael Heitzler signed a proclamation declaring the month of May as “Mental Health Month” in the City of Goose Creek.

Spotlight Concert Series features CSU faculty members

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 9:43 p.m.

The Spotlight Concert Series continues May 25 with A Piano Salon, at 3 p.m. at the College of Charleston’s Cato Center (room 234).

Trident Health urges community to be aware of stroke symptoms

Friday, May 9, 2014 7:07 a.m.

May is National Stroke Awareness Month. In order to help the community understand the risk factors and symptoms of stroke, a leading cause of death and serious long-term disability in the United States, Trident Health is committed to raising awareness about how to recognize when an individual may be having a stroke and what to do if you suspect …

Street Party planned at Carnes Crossroads

Friday, May 9, 2014 12:01 a.m.

The streets of Carnes Crossroads will take on a festive vibe on Sunday, May 18 when the community holds its second annual Street Party at the Village …

Recent cold weather threatens watermelons

Saturday, May 3, 2014 2:22 p.m.

The most recent cold snap may be a setback for the state’s watermelon season. Clemson University plant disease specialist Tony Keinath points out …

Beach and BBQ!

Saturday, May 3, 2014 2:23 p.m.

Goose Creek’s Beach and BBQ Festival took place under blue skies Saturday at the Municipal Center.

‘Smokin’ Os’ captures Goose Creek BBQ honors

Saturday, May 3, 2014 2:23 p.m.

The City of Goose Creek held its Third Annual Beach and BBQ Festival on Saturday, April 26 behind City Hall.

Youth gardening contest announced

Monday, April 28, 2014 10:45 a.m.

The South Carolina 4H Youth Development Programs have a new short-term project for area youth interested in gardening.

Real Health Clinic of Goose Creek open house, fundraiser May 10

Monday, April 28, 2014 10:45 a.m.

Real Health Advanced Care has joined forces with Heart For Autism, a charitable organization providing hope, information and treatment assistance to families affected by autism spectrum disorders (ASD). They are hosting a family-fun event on Saturday, May 10 from 12 to 4 p.m.

Alligator meat gaining popularity as food

Special to The Independent

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 11:31 a.m.

It’s big, green, scary and, apparently, very tasty.

Heitzler proclaims ‘Student Painters Day’

Friday, April 18, 2014 5:03 p.m.

Goose Creek Mayor Michael Heitzler declared April 14 as “Lowcountry Student Painters Day” in recognition of the Lowcountry Student Painters for their …

They Serve UPDATED

Thursday, April 17, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Police Cadets to participate in 2014 Bike-A-Thon UPDATED

Thursday, April 10, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Goose Creek Bike-A-Thon coordinator, Chief Harvey Becker of the Goose Creek Police Department, has announced that the Goose Creek Police Cadets, Explorer Post 400, will participate in the Saturday, April 12 “Making a Difference for St. Jude” Bike-A-Thon.

ARK offers caregiver classes UPDATED

Thursday, April 10, 2014 12:01 a.m.

The ARK, Alzheimer’s Family Support Services, will offer two caregiving classes at Roper Hospital Berkeley from April 16 to May 21.

Goodwill seeks donations after slow start to 2014 UPDATED

Thursday, April 10, 2014 12:01 a.m.

As people clean out their closets for spring, Palmetto Goodwill asks you to consider donating unwanted items to help the community. Without donations, Palmetto Goodwill’s ability to provide mission services is negatively impacted. Traditionally February and March are low months for donations, but this year donations are down significantly from …

Maundy Thursday play April 17 UPDATED

Thursday, April 10, 2014 12:01 a.m.

North Charleston United Methodist Church has announced that its Maundy Thursday worship service will feature a new Last Supper play, “Beneath the Upper Room.”

Miss Goose Creek Teen USA places in top 10 UPDATED

Thursday, January 23, 2014 11:07 p.m.

Miss Goose Creek Teen USA Jordyn Rogge placed in the top 10 in Miss SC USA Teen, held at the Performing Arts Center in North Charleston in November. …

Mystery Plant — Succulent succulents UPDATED

USC Herbarium

Friday, January 3, 2014 12:01 a.m.

There are hundreds of species of plants that people refer to as “succulents.” (We had one as a Mystery Plant only very recently! Here’s another one.) …

A one-skillet chicken dinner packed with flavor UPDATED

Friday, January 3, 2014 12:01 a.m.

J.M. HIRSCH, AP Food Editor

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