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Ann Caldwell and the Magnolia Singers open St. John the Beloved concert series

Thursday, September 3, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The Church of Saint John the Beloved, 28 Sumter Ave., is delighted to present the opening concert for the Seventh Annual Concert Series. The series …

Folly Jazz Festival Gala Sept. 12

Thursday, September 3, 2015 9:55 a.m.

The Charleston Performing Arts Center (C-PAC) located at 873 Folly Road (not to be confused with the North Charleston Coliseum & Performing Arts Center) is hosting a fundraising event scheduled for Saturday Sept. 12 from 6 to 9 pm. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go to support the 2015 Folly Jazz Festival which will be held on Nov. 7 and 8 …

Sports Briefs

Thursday, September 3, 2015 10:01 a.m.

Preparations are underway for the 2015 Ashley Ridge Grappler Golf Classic. The tournament, which benefits the AR TechFall Club, is scheduled for Sept. …

Bid farewell to Summer and furry friends this “Lemur” Day Weekend

Thursday, September 3, 2015 11:05 a.m.

Visit the Ring-tailed Lemurs at the South Carolina Aquarium before they head on their next adventure

Do not kill police officers, black people, white people or any people

Thursday, September 3, 2015 10:39 a.m.

I had never heard of Chicago suburb Fox Lake police officer Joe Gliniewicz. Recently, three men murdered him. Sadly I now know about what a great man, and police officer he was.

The heat is bringing out the crazy

Thursday, September 3, 2015 12:01 a.m.

I’m working on a theory: People have always been crazy, we just haven’t known about it. With today’s 24-hour news cycle, every nutty thing we do is public knowledge. (I’ve always liked this saying: “Live as if every single thing you do will someday be known. Because it will be.”)

Candidate deadlines this week

Thursday, September 3, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Anyone interested in running for a local office must file by noon Friday, Sept. 4.

BUsiness Kudos

Thursday, September 3, 2015 10:07 a.m.

Eleven Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP Charleston attorneys in 14 practice areas have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016.

A home of her own

Special to the Independent

Thursday, September 3, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Linda Lewis had tried before to move out of the two-bedroom apartment she shared with her 15-year-old daughter, but she always ran up against hefty …

Local teacher named History Teacher of the Year

Thursday, September 3, 2015 11:13 a.m.

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is pleased to announce that Mary Huffman from Mount Pleasant has been named the 2015 National …

CofC Concerts: Violinist Robert Simonds to open series

Thursday, September 3, 2015 9:52 a.m.

The 2nd Monday Series at the College of Charleston School of the Arts will open its 2015-16 series with a concert featuring violinist extraordinaire Robert Simonds, on September 14. The accomplished musician, who is the Principal Second Violin of the Louisville Orchestra, will perform Baroque, Contemporary Classical, and American Roots music; the …

Goats v. kudzu: Ruminants tip scales in battle against invasive plants

Thursday, September 3, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Armed with teeth, horns and cloven hooves, a herd of heroes has raced to Clemson University’s rescue, bravely confronting marauding invaders …

Bandits place fourth at Sectionals

Thursday, September 3, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The Baseline Bandits held their own at a regional tennis tournament held in the mid-state.

Business Association to host candidate forum

Thursday, September 3, 2015 6:17 a.m.

The Mount Pleasant Business Association (MPBA) will host a Mount Pleasant Town Council candidate forum at noon on Thursday, Oct. 15, at the Mount Pleasant Holiday Inn. Dr. Gibbs Knotts, chair of the Political Science Department at the College of Charleston, will be the moderator. All candidates running for Mount Pleasant Town Council are invited …

Moving Day

Thursday, September 3, 2015 9:25 a.m.

Christine Czarnik’s new house, with help from a police escort, heads down Cedar Street toward the West Richardson Avenue intersection, at 7 a. …

Senior Booster Club to host candidate forum

Thursday, September 3, 2015 7:23 a.m.

Co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the Charleston Areas (LWVCA), the Mount Pleasant Senior Booster Club (MTSBC) is pleased to announce it will host a candidate forum for the upcoming Mount Pleasant Town Council election on Monday, Sept. 14, at 10 a.m. at the Thomasena Stokes-Marshall Senior Services Center on 840 VonKolnitz Road.

Patriots face slithery foe

Thursday, September 3, 2015 9:01 a.m.

Fort Dorchester has to go into the Cobra Den this week.

Bustos joins race for Town Council

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 6:17 a.m.

Joe Bustos announced his candidacy for Mount Pleasant Town Council. He has been involved in town government for the last 15 years as a council member …

VA holds Mental Health Summit

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 9:08 p.m.

The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center invites community partner mental health and veteran service organizations to attend its third annual Mental Health Summit on Sept. 11, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Charleston Dorchester Mental Health Center, 2100 Charlie Hall Blvd., Charleston.

Blotter: The many ways to vandalize cars UPDATED

Special to the Independent

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 10:00 a.m.

Getting into her car in Sangaree on Aug. 22, a woman noticed something red smeared on her back window of the 2012 Ford Focus. She got out to …

Patriots survive road trip

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Fort Dorchester improved to 2-0 on the season with a 36-28 victory at Carolina Forest Friday.

SC VFW elects first female commander

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 5:01 a.m.

Change is afoot in the VFW.

Trojans win big over defending state champs 44-16

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 10:06 a.m.

Deep in his heart, Cross Trojans Coach Shaun Wright probably didn’t expect to come away from Hunter-Kinard-Tyler with a 44-16 win.

Mayor proclaims ‘Fleet Reserve Association Days’ in Goose Creek UPDATED

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 9:51 a.m.

Goose Creek Mayor Michael Heitzler has proclaimed Sept. 10-13 as “Fleet Reserve Association Days” in Goose Creek.

Charleston County Hosts Conference: So You Want to Start a Nonprofit

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 10:43 a.m.

Experts in nonprofit work will speak at day-long conference

Following city stoppage, music returns to IOP venue

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 6:22 a.m.

After 10 months of back and forth with Isle of Palms City Council and more than $20,000 in new stage and sound equipment, regular live music is back at Morgan Creek Grill. Representatives of the restaurant and venue appeared before council on Aug. 25 to present the results of the most recent series of tests measuring the volume of performers at …

Crime beat

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 12:01 a.m.

A report stated a man punched a deputy in the head and tried to fight him as the deputy attempted to handcuff the man. The incident occurred on Aug. 28 at a home on Tannenbaum Road in Ravenel. The officer had gone to the home for an assault call between a man and his sister. After the man refused to comply with the deputy and instead put himself …

Swamp Foxes win shootout with Trojans UPDATED

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 12:01 a.m.

It was a bad night to be on the defensive side of the ball.

Community column: Praying in faith to grow faith

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 9:57 a.m.

There’s a story that you may have heard about a young preacher at a small rural church.

Labor Day gas prices lowest in a decade for South Carolina

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 11:09 a.m.

Low prices at the pump to fuel holiday travel

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