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Committee downgrades drought for coastal counties

Thursday, October 1, 2015 4:01 p.m.

The S.C. Drought Response Committee, meeting via conference call on Sept. 24, has downgraded the drought status of the coastal counties of South Carolina. Counties throughout the rest of the state remain in either incipient or moderate status, although the Committee is optimistic for more downgrades with the forecast of heavy rain around the state. …

Wando downs Bishop England in straight sets

Thursday, October 1, 2015 1:51 p.m.

In less than a month’s time, the questions that surrounded Wando volleyball’s youthful lineup have been answered with wins.

Patriots improve to 7-0 UPDATED

Thursday, October 1, 2015 11:53 p.m.

The Patriots drove through the mud and rain to score four touchdowns in a 29-6 victory over West Ashley Thursday.

Berkeley Middle College student earns National Merit’s Commended Student designation

Thursday, October 1, 2015 9:07 a.m.

Berkeley Middle College senior Garrett Wright has been named a Commended Student in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program.

On Vacation - Belize

Thursday, October 1, 2015 2:48 a.m.

Weather forcing rescheduling of games UPDATED

Thursday, October 1, 2015 1:03 p.m.

Schools are looking to weather reports and rescheduling football games planned for Friday.

Closings, event rescheduling, cancellations due to weather UPDATED

Thursday, October 1, 2015 1:56 p.m.

Several local events scheduled for this weekend have been either rescheduled or canceled due to inclement weather.

Wood Duck box applications due Nov. 1

Thursday, October 1, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources, in partnership with the South Carolina State Chapter of Ducks Unlimited and the South Carolina Department of Corrections, will continue the construction and distribution of wood duck boxes this winter. Applications are available online at: http://www.dnr.sc.gov/wildlife/waterfowl/woodduck/application.html …

Wando wins High School Invitational, Bishops 14th UPDATED

Thursday, October 1, 2015 4:34 p.m.

BEAUFORT — Wando girls golf rallied to a 1-stoke win at the fourth annual Women’s S.C. Golf Association Junior Foundation High School …

North Charleston man shot in domestic last month dies UPDATED

Thursday, October 1, 2015 2:30 p.m.

A North Charleston man died Thursday from a gunshot wound he suffered last month during a domestic incident, according to Dorchester County …

SCEMD warns residents to prepare for heavy rainfall, flooding

Thursday, October 1, 2015 12:44 p.m.

The South Carolina Emergency Management Division and partner state agencies have upgraded the state’s operational condition to level four. OPCON 4 is the second lowest of five operational conditions and enables state agencies to make preparations for any potential effects from Hurricane Joaquin and predicted heavy rainfall from a separate …

Crime briefs UPDATED

Thursday, October 1, 2015 12:01 a.m.

On the evening of Sept. 22, a Berkeley County sheriff’s deputy responded to Southern Sugar Drive in Moncks Corner. At the scene, residents told …

Crime briefs UPDATED

Thursday, October 1, 2015 12:01 a.m.

A Goose Creek man made one little mistake when he walked away from his car on the night of Sept. 21, and it cost him $1,730 worth of hunting gear and …

Charleston County Severe Weather Update #2

Thursday, October 1, 2015 5:03 p.m.

Charleston County Government’s downtown Charleston facilities will be closed tomorrow, Friday, October 2.

Drug-free festival turns 25

Thursday, October 1, 2015 12:01 p.m.

For 25 years, the Berkeley County Prevention Board has hosted a family-oriented festival aimed at a good time and keeping kids off drugs.

Charleston County Severe Weather Update UPDATED

Saturday, October 3, 2015 11:17 a.m.

Most callers to SCDOT want to know if roads are passable. They can get the latest information from the customer service center or the SCDOT Road …

CARTA offers free WiFi

Thursday, October 1, 2015 2:06 p.m.

Transit riders in the Lowcountry can now connect to the information superhighway while traveling on an actual highway, as the Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) and Verizon Wireless today announced free WiFi service on the system’s main line and Express buses.

BCSD students outperform peers on WorkKeys assessments

Thursday, October 1, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The South Carolina State Department of Education announced the results of each district’s WorkKeys assessments. Berkeley County School District (BCSD) students received more National Career Readiness Certificates than students in the state and across the country. Eighty-nine percent of Berkeley County School District students who took …

Legare Farms’ Myrtle Maze and Pumpkin Patch opens this weekend

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 11:45 a.m.

Legare Farms’ Maze and Pumpkin Patch will be open weekends October 3rd through October 31st . This is the 14th year for Legare Farms to host the Pumpkin Patch and Maze. This event will be held on the farm, located at 2620 Hanscombe Point Rd. Johns Island, SC. Admission to the farm is just $1 and coupons for free admission can be printed at …

Labor force shrinks in Berkeley Co.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 11:43 a.m.

Nearly 1,000 Berkeley County residents left the labor force in August contributing to a decline in the county’s jobless rate from 5.9 percent to 5.6 percent, according to numbers released by the state’s Department of Employment and Workforce.

Charleston Listens: With different communication styles

By Julie Chapman

Special to the Moultrie News

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 5:43 a.m.

“You just don’t get it.” My seventeen year old daughter said as she walked away. Once again, our conversation had become a …

Bulls Island public dock temporarily closed for repairs

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 7:05 a.m.

Effective immediately, the Bulls Island public dock will be closed for repairs. Officials expect that these repairs will be completed and the dock’s anticipated reopening will be on Saturday, Oct. 03. For follow up information and updates please check the facebook page at www.facebook.com/caperomain.

Brandy N. Wiggins

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 11:25 a.m.

Brandy N. Wiggins, 35, of Bonneau, SC, passed on Monday, September 21.

Low Country Invitational draws large field

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 11:34 a.m.

The 10th annual Low Country Cross Country Invitational was held on Johns Island Saturday .

Committee downgrades drought for coastal counties

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 11:38 a.m.

The S.C. Drought Response Committee, meeting via conference call on Sept. 24, has downgraded the drought status of the coastal counties of South Carolina. Counties throughout the rest of the state remain in either incipient or moderate status, although the Committee is optimistic for more downgrades with the forecast of heavy rain around the state. …

National Institutes of Health study finds racial, ethnic differences in fetal growth

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 11:31 a.m.

Researchers find current standards may misclassify certain fetuses

Stratford vs. Goose Creek

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 12:54 a.m.

The Stratford girls tennis team defeated Goose Creek 6-1 on Tuesday in a Region 7-AAAA match. (Photos by Rob Gantt)

Starting is easy, but finishing is....what’s that?

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 11:45 a.m.

Surely I have ADD. I can’t spend three minutes on one task before I get distrac—SQUIRREL!

Crime beat

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 8:01 a.m.

A man was served a family court warrant Sept. 22 for failure to pay more than $10,000. Deputies served the warrant at a home on Culloden Drive in the Summerset Acres subdivision.

Baby showers and community action

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 11:31 a.m.

On Saturday, Sept. 19 the ladies of Hood’s Chapel United Methodist Church gave a real nice bridal shower for Jaclyn Nobles. There were lots of people, gifts and tons of food. It was really a nice event and Jaclyn was very excited and happy. She is to be married on Oct. 17. All the gifts Jaclyn received from the shower will give her a lot to …

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