‘Creativity is as essential as literacy’

Thursday, October 23, 2014 12:18 p.m.

When a visitor walks into Kurry Seymour’s music class, students greet the visitor with a chorus of, “Welcome to our community.”

South Carolina Sheriffs’ Association seeking new members

Thursday, October 23, 2014 10:52 a.m.

Sheriff Al Cannon of Charleston County excitedly announced the 2014 Fall Membership Drive for the South Carolina Sheriffs' Association would soon be underway. Sheriff Cannon went on to explain that he is an active member of the South Carolina Sheriffs' Association and invited the citizens of Charleston County to join the Association as an Honorary …

Green Wave kickoff moved after reports of possible gang activity

Thursday, October 23, 2014 11:33 a.m.

Friday’s Summerville High School football game has been moved to 6 p.m., instead of the usual 7:30 p.m., amid rumors of gang activity.

Woman found dead in Goose Creek pond identified UPDATED

Thursday, October 23, 2014 11:09 a.m.

A 54-year-old woman’s body was found Wednesday, Oct. 22, in a pond in the Liberty Hall Plantation subdivision in Goose Creek, Berkeley County Coroner …

Police Blotter – The peanut gallery UPDATED

Thursday, October 23, 2014 11:57 a.m.

A mother went to the police station to report that her son had been allegedly assaulted the night before at a football game. She said another kid had been throwing peanuts at her son, so her son started throwing them back. According to the report, she said after both kids had thrown objects back and forth about 10 times, the other boy allegedly …

Palmetto Goodwill to host hiring event UPDATED

Thursday, October 23, 2014 1:43 p.m.

Palmetto Goodwill has been selected by Arby's to conduct a hiring event on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 10 a.m. at the Palmetto Goodwill Community Service …

JV Football: Goose Creek vs. Wando

Thursday, October 23, 2014 10:34 p.m.

Photos by Rob Gantt

Cheerleaders march in parade

Thursday, October 23, 2014 12:11 p.m.

Clay Hill Elementary cheerleaders marched in the Woodland High School Homecoming Parade held in Ridgeville. The cheerleaders practice twice a week …

Scouts launch new fundraising event

Thursday, October 23, 2014 10:00 a.m.

The Coastal Carolina Council of the Boy Scouts of America has been serving the youth of coastal South Carolina for more than 90 years by instilling in young people the values found in the Scout Oath and helping them become productive citizens and leaders in their communities. More than 7,000 young people were members of a scouting program locally …

Berkeley business leaders discuss issues

The Independent

Thursday, October 23, 2014 7:01 a.m.

The Berkeley County business community sounded off Wednesday morning, Oct. 22, on a long wish list of improvements it hopes will become a reality. …

Centre Pointe Emergency to hold community halloween event UPDATED

Thursday, October 23, 2014 2:15 p.m.

Centre Pointe invites the Charleston community to their “Spooktacular” Halloween event on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10am–Noon. …

Are you listening? – Our Community Listens provides communication training UPDATED

Thursday, October 23, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Many of the communication pitfalls that cause havoc in our relationships come from violating the basic principle of being quick to listen and slow to …

Sports Briefs

Thursday, October 23, 2014 10:38 a.m.

The Ashley Ridge Tech Fall Youth Wrestling program will have registration Oct. 27 through Oct. 30. Registration will be held from 6-8 p.m. in the Ashley Ridge High School mini gym entrance. Turn in the school’s bus entrance for access to the mini-gym. Cost is $75 and includes instruction, Tech-Fall Wrestling, T-shirt and SCYWA competitors card. A …

Development halt to be considered - Councilman to propose building permit allocation

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 10:57 a.m.

By Sully Witte

Obituaries

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 2:08 p.m.

Jacob Christopher Fair, 20, of Black Mountain, passed away Monday, Oct. 13, 2014.

Homecoming Parade

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 6:12 p.m.

Pictures from the 2014 SHS Homecoming Parade.

Scary stuff

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 7:51 a.m.

You know this is how The Walking Dead started.

DAR celebrates 15th anniversary

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 7:50 a.m.

General Marion’s Brigade, Berkeley County’s chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, celebrated its 15th anniversary with an open house …

Reader weighs in on chicken debate

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 7:51 a.m.

Dear Editor:

Scary stuff

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 2:07 p.m.

You know this is how The Walking Dead started.

Police Blotter – Road rage

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 6:18 a.m.

A woman driving through a traffic circle allegedly noticed a female driver behind her following very closely. The female driver then attempted to pass the woman, but was unable, according to the report. The female driver then allegedly followed the woman around the parking lot into which she had turned into until the victim stopped and parked.

Pass the okra!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 2:08 p.m.

Southerners do make headlines, don’t we? Sometimes we hear some piece of news and immediately know it happened south of the Mason-Dixon Line. We just KNOW, the same way we know it’s going to rain if we wash the car.

Police Blotter – Man didn’t think he needed to pull over

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 10:21 a.m.

After receiving a call of a possible DUI, an officer ran lights and sirens to catch up with the driver before the suspect committed any more traffic violations, according to a police report.

Walpole asked to return to coaching at Academic Magnet UPDATED

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 6:06 p.m.

An official statement released by Charleston County School District announced that the recently fired head coach of Academic Magnet football, Bud Walpole, has been asked to return to his position at the school.

Letters to the editor

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 5:01 a.m.

Dear Editor:

Boddie tells own story of the tragedy of domestic violence

The Gazette

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 7:01 a.m.

Lorrie H. Boddie loved her husband once, she told an audience of about 70 people gathered behind the Goose Creek Municipal Center for a domestic …

EcoHealth hosts ‘Breasts and Brunch Open House’ UPDATED

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 10:15 a.m.

EcoHealth Wellness Center and Detox Spa will host “Breasts and Brunch Open House” on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1051 …

Parents learn tips and strategies

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 5:42 p.m.

What do you do when your kids are bickering in the backseat of the car? Refusing to do homework? Experimenting with drugs and alcohol? These questions and more were addressed at a recent community event featuring nationally certified parent coach Christine Donavan and a panel of local experts including Lucy Beckham, Wando principal; Michael …

Local man sues for defamation and wrongful termination

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 10:51 a.m.

Bryan Crabtree and ADC Engineering are being sued by local resident Jim Owens.

Watermelon-gate: NAACP weighs in on Academic Magnet controversy

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 6:13 p.m.

Academic Magnet head football coach Bud Walpole was fired Monday amidst controversy surrounding a postgame celebration deemed inappropriate by the …

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