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Residents split on road closures UPDATED

Monday, March 2, 2015 1:03 p.m.

Many hot-button issues have come before Mount Pleasant Town Council, but one that has never been resolved keeps rearing its ugly head – and has for more than 20 years.

Chamber to host business innovation workshop UPDATED

Monday, March 2, 2015 11:29 a.m.

The Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce will host a free one-hour business management workshop entitled “Thinking your Way to the Next Level: an Introduction to Business Innovation” on Thursday, March 5 at 5 p.m. at Coastal Coffee Roasters located at 108 East 3rd North Street in Summerville.

Hundreds of students sick at Whitesville Elementary

Monday, March 2, 2015 4:34 p.m.

The unidentified sickness at Whitesville Elementary affected more children and faculty Monday.

Goose Creek vs. Berkeley Soccer

Monday, March 2, 2015 8:45 p.m.

Photos by Rob Gantt

St. Stephen in mourning after Humbert’s passing

Monday, March 2, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Everyone in St. Stephen will definitely miss the smiling face of Mr. Robert Lee “Rock” Humbert.

Sweetgrass Festival celebrates 11 years

Monday, March 2, 2015 9:00 a.m.

The Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Festival Association will kick off its 11th year on Saturday, June 6, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with the East Cooper Community Civic Club hosting the Gullah Geechee Seminar in the Cooper River Room at the Waterfront Park. The seminar is designed to inform and educate the audience about the Gullah Geechee people’s …

Treasured memories after a hard year

Monday, March 2, 2015 10:12 a.m.

The year 2014 wasn’t an easy one at Crazy Acres. My husband, Widdle Baby, and I buried my mom, his mom and his step-father.

Benefit concert combats sexual assault

Monday, March 2, 2015 11:00 a.m.

Statistics show that every 90 seconds a women is raped in America. Charleston needs community involvement and support. The community must work together to raise and promote strong, alert, confident and healthy attitudes and behaviors to end America’s sexual assault epidemic.

Shooting reported at Planters Retreat

Monday, March 2, 2015 9:40 a.m.

A shooting at Planters Retreat Apartments on Sunday evening sent one person to the hospital.

BMS ‘Llamacorns’ win first for robotics

Monday, March 2, 2015 10:07 a.m.

Several students in the technology club at Berkeley Middle School attended the recent Citadel Robotics and Bridge Building Competition.

East Cooper places three in top 4 at wrestling state championships UPDATED

Monday, March 2, 2015 3:40 p.m.

Bishop England sophomore wrestler Jack Grooms placed third in the state at the Class AA individual state championships last weekend in Anderson.

Spring Jam full lineup set for for April 18

Monday, March 2, 2015 4:00 p.m.

On Saturday, April 18, the third annual Spring Jam Music Fest, presented by 105.5 The Bridge and Rick Hendrick BMW, will bring an entire day of fun and entertainment to The Grove at Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant. The festival will feature a full lineup of live music and performance art throughout the day, as well as the Arts and Goods Village …

Town holding special council meeting tonight

Monday, March 2, 2015 12:30 p.m.

Summerville Town Council is holding a special council meeting tonight at 5:30 for first reading of two ordinances – one concerning the …

Palmetto Christian girls’ title run falls just short UPDATED

Monday, March 2, 2015 11:40 a.m.

Hilton Head Christian topped Palmetto Christian, 68-60, in a shootout at the SCISA Class AA girls state championship Saturday at the Sumter Civic …

State’s largest chess tourney checks into East Cooper

Monday, March 2, 2015 7:00 a.m.

On Saturday, Feb. 28, scholastic chess players from all over South Carolina will converge at the cafeterias of Pinckney Elementary and Cario Middle …

Council and mayor consider pay raise UPDATED

Monday, March 2, 2015 10:29 a.m.

The first committee meeting of the day in Mount Pleasant was the Bids and Purchases Committee which met to discuss bids to construct rest room facilities at the farmer’s market. The weekly market is held on the grounds of Moultrie Middle School. Four bids were received, with the project going to IPW Construction Group out of North …

Unidentified sickness sparks disinfecting at Whitesville Elementary

Monday, March 2, 2015 9:39 a.m.

Forty students and nearly 30 adults at Whitesville Elementary felt sick Friday, causing the district to clean and disinfect the school for Monday.

There goes Spock

Monday, March 2, 2015 10:12 a.m.

Other than Superman, Star Strek’s Mr. Spock was my favorite action hero growing up.

Fifteen file for Berkeley County Sheriff race

Monday, March 2, 2015 2:52 p.m.

Filing closed Monday for candidates wanting to become the county’s chief law enforcement officer. The tally is at 15 candidates as of Monday …

Mapping Sullivan’s Island’s coyote population UPDATED

Monday, March 2, 2015 1:36 p.m.

In order to better understand the town’s coyote population, Sullivan’s Island officials have asked residents to report all animal …

Glasspro – Celebrating 20 years of niceness and importance

Monday, March 2, 2015 5:17 p.m.

Every single job that comes through the Glasspro business is important, and everyone who works there is nice, according to founder Paul Heinauer. …

County OKs $8 million in debt refinancing UPDATED

Monday, March 2, 2015 11:50 a.m.

Berkeley County Council has approved third and final reading for a general obligation bond that could result in a $600,000 interest rate savings.

Charleston Bed Race rolls by March 22

Monday, March 2, 2015 4:00 p.m.

The sixth annual Charleston Bed Race is set to take place on Sunday, March 22, at Blackbaud Stadium on Daniel Island. This annual event brings the Charleston community together by racing beds to raise money for childhood cancer support through the nonprofit organization Camp Happy Days. The local charity hosts a summer camp and other life-changing …

Behind the Apple – Megan Profit

Monday, March 2, 2015 5:01 a.m.

For Megan Profit, becoming a teacher was just one of those things she knew she was destined to become.

BCSO accepting applications for reserve deputies

Monday, March 2, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office is now accepting applications for the position of reserve deputy.

Honorary board member

Monday, March 2, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Berkeley vs. Goose Creek in Soccer

Monday, March 2, 2015 8:47 p.m.

Photos by Rob Gantt

Summerville ROCKS!

Monday, March 2, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Sharon Quinn of Summerville, one of the founding members of the Lowcountry Women’s Social Group, is painting the chair that group has …

This Week in Print – The ‘R’ months have it

Monday, March 2, 2015 4:51 p.m.

The largest oyster roast on record is held each year at Boone Hall Plantation and organized by the Greater Restaurant Association of Charleston. In …

Women’s business network hosts guest speaker

Monday, March 2, 2015 6:00 a.m.

The Charleston Chapter of Ellevate Network, a global professional women’s network, will host a breakfast featuring a presentation from Carla …

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