Dorchester, Berkeley farmers qualify for drought aid

Sunday, September 20, 2015 12:01 a.m.

An unexpectedly severe drought joined forces this summer with a relentless heat wave in a one-two punch that is knocking many South Carolina farmers off their feet.

Mountain dweller produces brilliant red fruit

A.C. Moore Herbarium

Sunday, September 20, 2015 12:01 a.m.

If I was on some foggy mountain top

Six teens arrested for car break-ins, burglaries

Sunday, September 20, 2015 3:24 p.m.

A rash of motor vehicle break-ins and burglaries in the areas of Pinopolis and Moncks Corner has resulted in the arrests of five teenagers and a 16- …

Coroner: Woman shot to death in Harleyville UPDATED

Sunday, September 20, 2015 1:32 p.m.

Dorchester County Coroner Chris Nisbet has confirmed a woman died in a shooting outside Club Exclusive in Harleyville Sunday morning. 

Swamp Fox volleyball team grabs bragging rights

Sunday, September 20, 2015 9:01 a.m.

The Ashley Ridge volleyball team swept a tri-match with Fort Dorchester and Summerville Tuesday.

Blotter: Thief planning outdoor adventure

Special to the Independent

Sunday, September 20, 2015 3:22 p.m.

Somewhere, a thief is planning an outdoor adventure. A man on Lakeside Drive in Moncks Corner reported to a Berkeley County Sheriff’s deputy …

Charleston County offering free small business seminar

Sunday, September 20, 2015 3:32 p.m.

Charleston County Government’s Contracts and Procurement Department announces a free seminar for small business owners. It will be held from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. on Sept. 24, in the County’s Lonnie Hamilton Public Services Building located at 4045 Bridge View Drive in North Charleston, SC, 2nd floor, Room A214.

Horticulture Hotline - Discolored grass could mean Large Patch

Sunday, September 20, 2015 6:28 a.m.

With all of the heavy rains, Large Patch/Brown Patch is really giving our Lowcountry grasses a hard time. The cooler nights, lower daylight hours, and these rains have created an environment favorable for the spread of this disease. Hopefully, you are all saving some money and have turned off your irrigation because we have had at least an inch of …

New Rotary auxiliary president installed

Sunday, September 20, 2015 12:20 p.m.

‘Perfect conditions’ for mosquitoes right now

The Post and Courier

Sunday, September 20, 2015 12:01 p.m.

Mosquitoes have taken a big bite out of the enjoyment as summer wanes into fall.

Harbour Club hosts charity Classic Gala “Sapphire Soiree”

Sunday, September 20, 2015 12:16 p.m.

The Harbour Club, a private business and social club and a member of the ClubCorp family, is excited to announce the club will hold its annual ClubCorp Charity Classic Gala “Sapphire Soiree” on Oct. 9. The club’s local charity of choice this year is Camp Rise Above, a local non-profit organization providing fun, life changing …

Red Cross: Donate blood to prepare for emergencies

Saturday, September 19, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to help their communities prepare for emergencies by giving blood during National Preparedness Month this September.

Palmetto Goodwill and Charleston Stage to host The Producer musical

Saturday, September 19, 2015 2:27 p.m.

Palmetto Goodwill and Charleston Stage are hosting a performance of The Producer, A New Mel Brooks Musical at the historic Dock Street Theatre in downtown Charleston on September 19. Proceeds from this event will benefit Palmetto Goodwill Veteran Programs.

On Vacation - Philmot Scout Ranch

Saturday, September 19, 2015 6:34 a.m.

Wannamaker admission increasing Oct. 1

Saturday, September 19, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Starting Oct. 1, daily admission at Wannamaker County Park will increase to $2.

Planning Commission considers leaving overlay district alone

Saturday, September 19, 2015 12:01 a.m.

It seems the people have spoken and support is lacking for one county councilman’s proposed ordinance to redraw the boundaries of the Ashley …

Cooper River Bridge Run fund accepting Applications for 2015-2016 grant cycle

Saturday, September 19, 2015 7:14 a.m.

The Cooper River Bridge Run Fund of Coastal Community Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2015-2016 grant cycle. Started in 2006, the Fund distributes grants ranging from $500-$1,500 for projects that support the group’s mission of “the promotion of regular physical activity for a healthy lifestyle.”

DAR recognizes long-time members

Saturday, September 19, 2015 9:11 a.m.

Joint Base Charleston honors POWs, MIAs

Saturday, September 19, 2015 7:08 p.m.

Joint Base Charleston honored all former prisoners of war and those missing in action during a series of events which began Sept. 17 and concluded …

Wando fends off Summerville for first win UPDATED

Saturday, September 19, 2015 12:13 a.m.

Wando outgunned Summerville 64-49 Friday to capture its first win of the season.

Goose Creek vs. Fort Dorchester

Saturday, September 19, 2015 1:32 a.m.

Goose Creek lost 20-13 to Fort Dorchester on Friday. (Photos by Rob Gantt)

Shellhammer wins at Coaches Classic

Saturday, September 19, 2015 2:01 p.m.

Summerville High School sophomore Victor Shellhammer was the individual winner in the Championship race at the 2015 Coaches Classic Cross Country …

Ashley Ridge at Stratford Football

Saturday, September 19, 2015 4:31 a.m.

Pictures from Stratfords' football game with Ashley Ridge. The Swamp Foxes earned their first win at Ray Stackley Field. It was also Elementary …

Island hosts community wellness fair

Friday, September 18, 2015 7:04 a.m.

The City of Isle of Palms has teamed up with East Cooper Medical Center to offer free fasting blood work at the Isle Of Palms Community Wellness Fair …

I-Beam is ready for another great year

Friday, September 18, 2015 5:16 a.m.

The East Cooper Faith Networks leading initiative; I-Beam, is ready to starts its 6th year serving children in select schools in the East cooper. I- …

Crime beat

Friday, September 18, 2015 12:01 a.m.

A wounded coyote was spotted at the entrance to the Guilford Gates subdivision on Central Avenue. A DNR officer dispatched the animal and removed the carcass.

Tenderloin: aptly named

Friday, September 18, 2015 12:01 a.m.

One of my favorite cuts of meat is pork tenderloin. I especially like it when it’s priced BOGO at the grocery store. I cook one and freeze one. …

DD2 releases schedule of meetings on attendance lines

Friday, September 18, 2015 10:01 a.m.

In preparation for the 2016 opening of Dorchester School District Two’s four new schools — three elementary schools and the middle school of the arts — proposed attendance line changes have been developed by district staff. As an important part of the process of changing attendance lines, seven public meetings will be held at …

Mandatory 10-digit local dialing starts in 10 days for 843 area code

Friday, September 18, 2015 7:09 a.m.

South Carolina residents and businesses in the 843 area code are reminded that 10-digit dialing becomes mandatory on Sept. 19. All local calls placed …

Pets of the Week

Friday, September 18, 2015 9:04 a.m.

Fetty Wap is a 4-year-old neutered and microchipped Chihuahua mix. Fetty Wap is not your typical Chihuahua. He is a happy and sweet boy that loves to …

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