Elks offering national, local scholarships

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 11:41 a.m.

The Elks National Foundation awards $2.4 million in college scholarships to a total of 500 high school seniors nationwide through the Most Valuable Student Scholarship.

Happy Homecoming

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 11:40 a.m.

Faith Christian School celebrated homecoming on Sept. 25, with the crowning of Homecoming Queen Katherine Miller, and a 57-14 victory over the North …

DD2 students top state average on ACT WorkKeys

Friday, October 2, 2015 12:01 a.m.

In recently released state ACT WorkKeys® scores, 90.3 percent of Dorchester School District Two high school juniors demonstrated work readiness in the first statewide administration of this job skills assessment. In the spring of 2015, 11th grade students throughout the state took the new three-part test which consists of Applied Mathematics, …

Governor’s School for Science & Math accepting applications

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) is accepting applications through Feb. 1, 2016 for its Class of 2018. Online applications are available at www.scgssm.org/apply-now.

Governor’s School hosting info session in Summerville

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 1:34 p.m.

The Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) is hosting an information session for prospective students and their families on Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 6 p.m. at Trident Technical College, Summerville Site, 449 Old Trolley Rd.

Students teach the parents

Monday, September 28, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Newington Elementary School held a ‘Parent Information Night’ on Sept. 10. The Technovators (the afterschool technology club) hosted …

Grandparents celebrate at Flowertown Elementary

Friday, September 25, 2015 12:01 p.m.

Flowertown Elementary was glad to welcome students’ grandparents to the annual Grandparents Day Celebration.

Lending a hand

Friday, September 25, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Summerville High School players who previously attended Flowertown Elementary recently made a guest appearance at their elementary alma mater. They …

Future firefighters

Thursday, September 24, 2015 10:03 a.m.

The Dorchester County Career & Technology Center upgraded its fire training facility over the summer and frequently partners with Dorchester …

Jones earns Dean’s List spot

Thursday, September 24, 2015 11:48 a.m.

Austin Peay State University is proud to recognize Ann Jones, of Summerville, who has shown a commitment to academic excellence, earning a Summer 2015 semester GPA of 3.5 or greater, with placement on the Dean’s List.

Literacy Day

Thursday, September 17, 2015 8:01 a.m.

Oakbrook Elementary is one of 700 schools in more than 25 countries that participated in International Literacy Day on Sept. 8. All classes, pre-K …

Behind the apple - Beth Fiorito

Thursday, September 17, 2015 8:01 a.m.

Beth Fiorito faces a lot of new challenges this school year – and she is up for it.

Time with grandma and grandpa

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

Beech Hill Elementary was filled with smiles, hugs and laughter as our Grand Beacons walked through the doors. On Sept. 8 and 9, Beech Hill’s …

Local students named National Merit semifinalists

Thursday, September 10, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 61st annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,400 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be …

Behind the Apple - Melissa Odom

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 12:01 p.m.

Driving from Moncks Corner to Knightsville Elementary every day is a long drive, but Melissa Odom says it is worth it.

Citadel honors local students

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The President’s List is one of the most distinguished cadet awards presented by The Citadel. It indicates excellence in academics and military duties. The list is a combination of the Dean’s List and the Commandant’s Distinguished List and is composed of cadets who contribute the most to their companies while maintaining …

Students invited to create recycled scupltures

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 12:01 p.m.

The Garden Club of South Carolina is sponsoring a fun contest for students about recycling. Eight students in grades fourth through eighth will compete against each other for the best sculpture made completely out of recycled materials.

Local students graduate from Clemson UPDATED

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 10:01 a.m.

Clemson University awarded degrees to 864 students Aug. 7 at its summer graduation ceremony in Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville.

Lester earns B.S. at Harding

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 4:46 p.m.

Kevin Lester of Summerville is one of nearly 800 graduates who received a diploma at Harding University’s commencement exercises May 9, 2015.

Pinewood actors perform in U.K.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 3:30 p.m.

Seven students representing the Pinewood Stage Company capped off their summer with a trip to the United Kingdom in early August, spending two days …

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 …

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