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Families invited to a free, family-friendly event exploring science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)

Friday, January 30, 2015 9:18 a.m.

The 2015 Charleston STEM festival is a free, family-friendly celebration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (known as STEM) in the Lowcountry. The festival will be held Feb. 7, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Brittlebank Park on Lockwood Boulevard in Charleston. Attendees will enjoy dozens of interactive exhibits and hands-on demonstrations …

County adds more methane extraction wells to landfill

Friday, January 30, 2015 12:01 a.m.

A mountain of trash generates enough electricity to power 800 homes, but only if the waste is fresh and actively producing methane.

Green Wave boys power past Patriots

Friday, January 30, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The Summerville boys don’t have the size or experience around the basket that Fort Dorchester does, but that didn’t matter Tuesday.

Pets of the Week

Friday, January 30, 2015 12:30 p.m.

Caboose is an 11-month-old neutered male Plott Hound mix. Caboose is an exceptionally content, social and happy puppy. He has never met a stranger …

Crime beat

Friday, January 30, 2015 10:01 a.m.

Officers arrested two men after a report of a fight in progress at an East Doty Avenue bar led to two traffic stops. In the first traffic stop, two men in the car were apparently unconnected to the fight, though they had just left the bar in question. However, the driver was cited for drug paraphernalia and transportation of liquor with a broken …

Wando wrestling downs West Ashley in regular-season finale UPDATED

Thursday, January 29, 2015 4:49 p.m.

Wando wrestling closed out the regular-season with a dominant 51-18 win over West Ashley on Senior Night Wednesday in Mount Pleasant.

CSO Spiritual Ensemble welcomes renowned conductor Edward Higginbottom Performing Mozart Requiem Saturday, Feb. 28

Thursday, January 29, 2015 11:53 a.m.

The Charleston Symphony Orchestra (CSO) Spiritual Ensemble, under the direction of guest conductor Edward Higginbottom, a leading British choral conductor, organist, and scholar, will performs the complete Mozart Requiem Saturday, February 28, 2015, 6:00pm at St. Philips Episcopal Church, 142 Church Street, Charleston.

East Cooper Girl Scout goes for gold

Thursday, January 29, 2015 2:08 p.m.

Caitlyn Richardson, an East Cooper resident and member of Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina, officially earned her Gold Award recently. In light …

Goose Creek NAACP chapter inducts new officers

Thursday, January 29, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The Goose Creek chapter of the NAACP swore in new officers Monday, Jan. 26.

Caring for those who care for others

Thursday, January 29, 2015 6:39 a.m.

Today in the United States there are many people providing care for others. Grandparents care for grandchildren. Adult children care for their aging parents. Spouses care for their aging and ailing partners. Family members care for disabled relatives.

Stanley Winzell Thigpen

Thursday, January 29, 2015 2:13 p.m.

Stanley Winzell Thigpen, 58, husband of Patricia Arnold Thigpen, of Summerville, SC passed away Friday, January 23, 2015 in Florida.

WRESTLING: Goose Creek vs. Stratford

Thursday, January 29, 2015 12:21 a.m.

The Goose Creek Gators defeated rival Stratford 39-34 to claim the Region 7-AAAA crown on Wednesday, Jan. 28. (Photos by Rob Gantt)

Wando No. 1, BE No. 5 in preseason baseball polls

Thursday, January 29, 2015 1:46 p.m.

Wando baseball will start the 2015 season ranked No. 1 in Class AAAA in the South Carolina Baseball Coaches Association preseason top 10 polls.

Police Blotter - Keep the noise down

Thursday, January 29, 2015 7:57 a.m.

Police were called to a home because a couple got into an argument over the noise. According to a police report, the girlfriend, who had red marks and a torn shirt, when police arrived, said she had been out that evening and when she got home her boyfriend and his buddies were up drinking.

Wando wins state mock congressional hearing

Thursday, January 29, 2015 5:32 a.m.

Wando High School Team A and St. Anthony Catholic School won the South Carolina Bar Law Related Education (LRE) Division’s We the People: The …

Cypress Gardens presents ‘Frozen in Time’ fossil show

Thursday, January 29, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The “Frozen in Time” Winter Fossil Show kicks off a new year of exciting family-friendly events Cypress Gardens.

Interested in moving a historic house?

Thursday, January 29, 2015 7:27 a.m.

Feeling like they’ve got their priorities straight, Heyward Hutson is happy with Summerville Commissioners of Public Works’ decision to …

YMCA gymnasts medal in Ozone Invitational

Thursday, January 29, 2015 3:01 p.m.

Several Summerville YMCA gymnasts earned recognition at their first out-of-state competition of 2015. The Summerville team performed at the Ozone …

When the wheels come off the bus

Thursday, January 29, 2015 2:06 p.m.

This past summer, my wife, Sue, and I visited Furman University for a lecture series presented by The Riley Institute and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute called “Can’t Win for Losing: The Crisis of the Working Poor.” This annual event brings together academicians, expert speakers and leading professionals and officials …

Longtime Goose Creek Rural FD Chief dies

Thursday, January 29, 2015 3:26 p.m.

Longtime Goose Creek Rural Fire Dept. Chief Michael Haines, who has served since Dec. 1973, passed away on the morning of Jan. 29.

Moncks Corner man dies in Performing Arts Center fall

Thursday, January 29, 2015 3:58 p.m.

A Moncks Corner man died in an accident at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center following a 40-foot fall on Wednesday afternoon.

Driving thanks

Thursday, January 29, 2015 11:58 a.m.

Summerville Elks Lodge #2719 members received an award from local Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter #17 for weekly transportation of disabled …

Chamber gets good news for 2015 UPDATED

Thursday, January 29, 2015 11:54 a.m.

The outlook for the national economy is pretty good, even though the coming year could have some bumps.

Lady Green Wave trounces rival

Thursday, January 29, 2015 11:57 a.m.

The Lady Green Wave played smothering defense and took advantage of scoring opportunities to defeat its crosstown rival Tuesday.

Bipartisan, bicameral group introduces Cuba Travel Bill

Thursday, January 29, 2015 1:45 p.m.

In the House of Representatives, Congressman Mark Sanford (SC-01) and Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) will introduce on Monday the “Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act of 2015.” It is the companion bill to its Senate counterpart introduced today by Jeff Flake (AZ) and Patrick Leahy (VT). The bill simply removes the travel ban to Cuba that …

Rocking more robots

Thursday, January 29, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The Windsor Hill Arts Infused Elementary RoboHawks team had a great day at the FLL Robotics Competition at River Oaks Middle School on Jan. 17. They …

The Flaming Eagles

Thursday, January 29, 2015 12:01 p.m.

Clay Hill Elementary Robotics Team, The Flaming Eagles, participated in the Robotics competition at River Oaks Middle School on Saturday, Jan. 17. …

Mira Winery announces addition of Mark Carnucci as Director of National Sales

Thursday, January 29, 2015 11:39 a.m.

Mira Winery, a producer of critically acclaimed wines of exceptional character and complexity exclusively from Napa Valley continued its growth today with the addition of Mark Carnucci who will serve as Director of National Sales. Mark is a 20-year veteran in the wine business, working in several capacities with both the distributor and supplier …

New legislative session dawns

Thursday, January 29, 2015 7:02 a.m.

The South Carolina General Assembly convened the 121st regular session last week with much pomp and circumstance with the inauguration of the governor and the oath of office administered to the state’s constitutional officers.

Class of 2015: Julian Gibbs

Thursday, January 29, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Julian Gibbs understands teamwork.

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