Split vote: School board asks staff to plan for tax increase in budget

Friday, May 29, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Berkeley County School District staff will prepare a budget presentation with a proposed tax increase after a split vote from the school board.

Swamp Foxes adjust to new coordinators

Friday, May 29, 2015 1:01 p.m.

In addition to the normal challenges of spring practice, this year the Swamp Fox football team had to adjust to a pair of new coordinators.

DD4 seeks millage increase

Friday, May 29, 2015 5:01 a.m.

Dorchester School District Four is seeking a tax increase for next year to increase teacher salaries.

LifeManagement announces expanded tutoring opportunities

Friday, May 29, 2015 11:40 a.m.

LifeManagement Center (LMC) announced expanded services in the Mount Pleasant area, including one-on-one tutoring in various content areas, academic coaching, Summer Packet Prep, remedial reading and math programs, ADHD/LD support and psychoeducational evaluations. These services will be available for all ages, all grades – and even for …

Police Blotter – Two beers

Friday, May 29, 2015 6:36 a.m.

Police arrived on an accident scene in which a driver struck a tree. According to the report, the driver said he noticed a car on the boulevard when he was turning and swerved to try and avoid it, but hit a tree. However there were no road markings to indicate such.

An old favorite done a new way

Friday, May 29, 2015 12:01 a.m.

If it’s okay with St. Peter – and if I get a pass through those gates – I’m taking my crockpot with me to heaven. That …

Girl Scouts say thanks to law enforcement

Friday, May 29, 2015 12:14 p.m.

Girl Scouts Troop 099 recently gave police officers a special “thank you.”

SC School for the Deaf and the Blind

Friday, May 29, 2015 9:58 a.m.

Opens an Outreach Center in Charleston

Green Wave must fill key positions

Friday, May 29, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The Green Wave football team wrapped up its spring practice last week and Summerville coach John McKissick is optimistic about Summerville’s …

Motorcyclist suffers fatal injuries in wreck

Friday, May 29, 2015 11:17 a.m.

According to Mount Pleasant Police Department spokesman Inspector Chip Googe, the Mount Pleasant Police Department responded to a motorcycle collision on South Morgans Point near the KOA Campground at approximately 9:41 p.m. on May 28. The motorcycle was heading north when it went off of the roadway and struck a tree. The driver of the motorcycle …

Charleston veterans win SCORE business grants

Friday, May 29, 2015 1:06 p.m.

Hank Cardarelli, chairman of SCORE Charleston, is pleased to announce its first annual award of small-business grants to selected local veterans: Kenneth C. Ryan, a retired Navy captain who has launched his educational literacy company; KRyan Creative LLC in Charleston; Cephus E. Simmons Sr., who served four years in the U.S. Navy as a hospital …

Oakie Spoleto UPDATED

Friday, May 29, 2015 9:32 a.m.

Oakbrook Elementary held their third annual Oakie Spoleto Festival on May 27.

Ashley Ridge student going to medical event

Friday, May 29, 2015 12:01 p.m.

Barbara Alves Wanderley grew up believing she wanted to be a singer.

Moultrie Middle School student wins cereal eating contest – Real winners are Lowcountry Food Bank recipients UPDATED

Friday, May 29, 2015 1:08 p.m.

We’ve heard of all sorts of eating contests, from hot dogs to ice cream, but East Cooper Regional Medical Center’s recent cereal eating …

Birthday, family celebration draws a crowd in Alvin

Special to The Independent

Friday, May 29, 2015 12:01 p.m.

The 94th birthday of World War II Veteran Jack Greene was recently celebrated in Alvin.

Crime beat

Friday, May 29, 2015 12:01 a.m.

• A Summerville man reported his work van was stolen from his Planters Retreat apartment complex parking lot sometime between Friday morning and Monday evening. He said the doors were locked, and the van contained tools and equipment valued at approximately $2,800.

Local golfers compete for Pebble Beach invite

Friday, May 29, 2015 12:06 p.m.

The National Kidney Foundation will hold its NKF Golf Classic at Cassique Golf Club, Kiawah Island on Tuesday, June 2, 2015. The tournament is one in a series of over 30 amateur golf tournaments across the country. The NKF Golf Classic is the only charity golf tournament that invites the top five local finishing teams to compete at the Pebble …

Reading through generations

Friday, May 29, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Residents from the Village of Summerville make a special trip every Tuesday to Flowertown Elementary School to read to second grade students. The …

Teen struck in hit-and-run

Friday, May 29, 2015 2:43 p.m.

A 14-year-old was struck by a car and transported to the hospital as a precaution about 12:30 p.m., Summerville Police Capt. Jon Rogers said Friday.

Special event – “Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People”

Friday, May 29, 2015 10:50 a.m.

International expert set to deliver eye-opening public talk at MUSC

Pets of the Week

Friday, May 29, 2015 12:01 p.m.

Harley is a 3-year-old neutered and microchipped male Rottweiler blend. Harley loves the sofa and is eager to please his alpha owner. He is an indoor …

Hursey signs with Stingers

Thursday, May 28, 2015 10:04 a.m.

The Stingers will have two Summerville southpaws on their pitching staff next school year.

College of Charleston planning new 20,000-square-foot athletic facility UPDATED

Thursday, May 28, 2015 10:54 a.m.

College of Charleston director of athletics Joe Hull has announced a fundraising campaign to raise private funds for a new, state-of-the-art …

School news and student kudos

Thursday, May 28, 2015 12:33 p.m.

The following local residents were among 1,666 students named to Biola University’s Fall 2014 Dean’s List for academic excellence:

Red Cross assists Lowcountry families

Thursday, May 28, 2015 12:01 p.m.

American Red Cross disaster-trained volunteers have been assisting 10 people in the Lowcountry after fires destroyed three separate homes this week, …

Police Blotter – Drunk workout

Thursday, May 28, 2015 5:31 a.m.

According to a police report, a man was stopped in a local store for stealing some workout gloves. The loss prevention officer told police he witnessed the man open the package and put the gloves on. Then the suspect allegedly walked past the point of sale where he was apprehended.

Kicking off graduation season

Thursday, May 28, 2015 12:16 p.m.

DD2 and DD4 Adult Education graduates bow their heads during the benediction at the Dorchester County Adult Ed commencement on May 27. The …

Judo instructors win national championship UPDATED

Thursday, May 28, 2015 11:44 a.m.

Local judo instructors Rob Gouthro and Lisa Capriotti are once again national judo champions and have earned places on the USA World Team set to …

Mira retrieves eight cases of underwater wine, extending commitment to innovation UPDATED

Thursday, May 28, 2015 11:58 a.m.

Mira Winery, a producer of critically acclaimed wines exclusively from Napa Valley, announced today that it had retrieved seven cases of the winery’s Rutherford Cabernet and one case of Chardonnay, a fraction of the winery’s total production, as it extends its commitment to innovation. As part of that effort, Mira will join forces …

Charleston County Council announces vacancies on boards and commissions

Thursday, May 28, 2015 2:15 p.m.

Applications accepted through Wednesday, June 3

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