Future City encourages students to plan cities of future

Friday, August 28, 2015 9:26 a.m.

Over the years, cities and towns have managed their ever-expanding piles of trash in a variety of ways, including dumping it into landfills, burning it in incinerators, or shipping it off in trucks and barges. Such waste management systems contribute to air and water pollution and can be expensive and energy intensive. Today, engineers around the …

Welding helmets going to technology center UPDATED

Friday, August 28, 2015 6:48 a.m.

The Mechanical Contractors Association of South Carolina provided the Dorchester County Career & Technology Center with a grant to purchase 20 Lincoln Electric “auto darkening” welding helmets. The new helmets provide an additional level of safety for students in the welding program and allows them to establish an arc more …

Coastal Community Foundation announces Summerville scholarship winners

Friday, August 28, 2015 12:01 p.m.

Coastal Community Foundation announced the Summerville winners of its 2015 General Scholarship Awards. In the overall scholarship program, 129 students from Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester Counties were selected to receive $291,711 in scholarship funding. In Summerville, eight students received $13,250 in funding.

Summerville student competes in agribiz quiz bowl

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 11:41 a.m.

English Ratliff of Summerville and a team of Clemson University agribusiness students competed in a national quiz bowl competition at the annual …

New facility for private school under construction

Monday, August 24, 2015 12:01 a.m.

With construction on a brand new academic and athletic campus for Northwood Academy at Carnes Crossroads now under way, the emerging master planned community from the Daniel Island Company will soon become a destination for the more than 750 students who attend this highly-ranked private school for children in pre-school through 12th grade. The …

Summerville High student recognized

Friday, August 21, 2015 12:01 p.m.

Summerville High School senior Wade Hamilton (with mom Lisa Hamilton) was recently selected as Berkeley Electric Cooperative’s student of the …

Pinewood launches Idea lab

Friday, August 21, 2015 12:01 a.m.

August marks the launch of Pinewood Preparatory School’s Idea Lab initiative, the state’s most comprehensive design thinking and STEM program for students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12.

Career & Tech welcomes four instructors

Thursday, August 20, 2015 2:17 p.m.

The Dorchester County Career and Technology Center is welcoming four new instructors for the 2015-2016 school year. “We lost four great …

Scott accepting intern applications

Thursday, August 20, 2015 11:53 a.m.

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-SC, announced he is accepting applications for congressional internships in his Washington, DC, North Charleston, Columbia and Greenville offices for the fall of 2015. The intern program is open to undergraduate and graduate students who have strong interest in public service, government and press. All internships are unpaid, …

Cubs camp aboard Yorktown

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 1:06 p.m.

Cub Scouts from Pack 725 of Summerville recently re-lived a part of history when they participated in the camping program aboard the USS Yorktown at …

Dorchester County graduate named Newman Civic Fellow

Thursday, August 13, 2015 11:48 a.m.

From across the country, college and university presidents — all members of Campus Compact — have nominated promising student leaders …

Local students recognized at Orangeburg-Calhoun Tech

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 12:27 p.m.

The following individuals have been named honor students for the Summer 2015 academic term at Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College:

SHS grads awarded scholarships by insurer

Friday, August 7, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Columbia – SCHB Self Insurers Fund is pleased to announce that recent Summerville High School graduates Danielle Halajcsik and Andrew Murray were the recipients of $1,000 awards from the SCHB Self Insurers Fund 2015 College Scholarship Program. An independent panel of judges who evaluated their commitment to educational excellence, …

Teacher supply donation

Thursday, August 6, 2015 2:45 p.m.

Three young Dorchester County residents used their chore money this summer to purchase items and donate them to the Teacher Supply Drive. DMV sends …

Basic leadership training positively affects NJROTC Cadets

Monday, August 3, 2015 12:01 a.m.

A young group of Summerville High School NJROTC cadets recently took a rigorous trip to Parris Island to learn firsthand from the United States …

Local students make honor roll at Oregon State University

Saturday, August 1, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Names of students who have made the Scholastic Honor Roll Spring term have been announced by Oregon State University. A total of 982 students earned straight-A (4.0). Another 3,571 earned a B-plus (3.5) or better to make the listing. To be on the Honor Roll, students must carry at least 12 graded hours of course work. Students on the Honor Roll …

Duncan to join Pinewood staff as school nurse

Friday, July 31, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Pinewood Preparatory School is pleased to announce Treasa Duncan, RN, BSN as its new school nurse.

Aguirre receives white coat in ceremony

Friday, July 31, 2015 12:01 p.m.

Amanda Aguirre of Summerville received her white coat at the Physician Assistant Program Class of 2016 White Coat Ceremony at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) in Harrogate, Tenn., on June 27.

Cadets participate in Youth Leadership Conference

Friday, July 31, 2015 12:01 p.m.

Two Summerville High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) cadets recently joined numerous fellow cadets of the NJROTC units …

Local students earn honors at The Citadel

Friday, July 31, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Veteran students enrolled at The Citadel earned top honors in the spring 2015 semester. Dean’s List recognition is given to students registered for 12 or more semester hours and whose grade point average is 3.2 or higher with no grade below a C for the previous semester’s work.

Independent schools train for effective classroom evaluations

Thursday, July 30, 2015 5:03 p.m.

Several members of the staffs at area independent schools recently completed a workshop on conducting effective classroom teacher observations, …

DD2 schedules registration events for 2015-2016 school year

Thursday, July 30, 2015 12:21 p.m.

Students who will be attending Dorchester District Two schools for the 2015-2016 school year should register during Fact and Fee days on Aug. 4 and 5. The registration times are as follows:

Pinewood celebrates best AP pass rate in school history

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The 2015 Advanced Placement exam scores are out, and Pinewood Preparatory School is celebrating its highest AP exam pass rate in the school’s history: 92 percent. The record-setting number represents the best pass rate since Pinewood students began taking AP exams in 1995, when only two students participated in the testing program. In 2015, …

Remembering soldiers

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Pren Woods, world history teacher from Alston Middle, is in Europe working on a project involving the American cemeteries overseas where World War II …

Clay Hill Elementary registration

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 11:35 a.m.

Clay Hill Elementary School will hold registration for all students on Aug. 4 – 6 and Aug. 11 – 13 from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. each day.

Trident Tech offering STEM opportunities to vets

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 12:39 p.m.

Trident Technical College (TTC) is holding a workshop for anyone who has served or is serving in any branch of the military, whether they are active …

Summerville High NJROTC participate in leadership camp

Friday, July 24, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Twenty Summerville High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) cadets joined the cadets of the NJROTC units at Georgetown High, …

Woodland High School registration

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 3:39 p.m.

Registration is Aug. 4-6 in the cafeteria.

Cooking and nutrition class offered to youth

Friday, July 17, 2015 2:46 p.m.

Local 4-H Youth Development Program is offering a two-day workshop for youth ages 9 and up who would like to learn about food and cooking. Youth will participate in fun activities while learning about foods, nutrition and healthy cooking. Youth will learn skills necessary to prepare foods at home as well as compete in various 4-H foods / nutrition …

Cuff named to Dean’s List

Monday, July 13, 2015 4:36 p.m.

Brittany N. Cuff of Harleyville has been selected for inclusion on the Dean’s List for academic achievement during the Spring 2015 semester at …

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