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Pelletterie inducted into Phi Kappa Phi

Friday, April 29, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Michael Pelletterie of Summerville was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Pelletterie was initiated at Troy University.

Welcome Home Vietnam veterans event planned in Moncks Corner

Friday, April 29, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Moncks Corner is celebrating South Carolina Vietnam War veterans survivors and remembrance day beginning at 12 p.m. May 6 at the Regional Recreation Complex, 418 East Main Street, Moncks Corner.

Crime beat

Friday, April 29, 2016 12:01 a.m.

An officer was called to a home on Challedon Drive where a woman was sitting on a water meter to prevent a CPW worker from accessing it, according to a police report. CPW wished to install a new type of meter, but the woman told police she had researched the new meters and they cause mental illness, the report said. The officer suggested she go to …

Local Wal-Mart is latest to join retail online, curbside shopping trend

Friday, April 29, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Online shopping with curbside pickup is a perk now offered by Wal-Mart in Goose Creek.

Kicking camp, prospect search coming to Ashley Ridge

Friday, April 29, 2016 12:01 a.m.

A Ray Guy Prokicker.com Kicking Camp will be hosted by Ashley Ridge High School May 14-15.

Letter: Relationship with new administrator already off to rocky start

Friday, April 29, 2016 12:01 a.m.

To the Editor:

Inklings: Top dogs bring their own set of personalities

Inklings: Top dogs bring their own set of personalities
Friday, April 29, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Of the some dozen canines who have reigned over our homes since 1957, several were beagles. This breed was Jim’s favorite when he was a boy …

Editorial: Riverfest illustrates importance of Ashley River

Friday, April 29, 2016 12:01 a.m.

To many Summerville residents, the Ashley River is just a bump in the road as they cross over the bridge under construction on Highway 165 south of town.

Sheriff’s Office swears in new reserve deputies

Sheriff’s Office swears in new reserve deputies
Friday, April 29, 2016 12:01 a.m.

It’s a tough time to wear a gun and badge. That was the opinion echoed multiple times during a swearing-in ceremony for seven Dorchester …

Legislation moving forward in Columbia

For the Independent

Friday, April 29, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The House amended, approved, and sent the Senate H.4763, legislation designated as “ALICIA’S LAW” to acknowledge the advocacy …

Student-decorated rockers heading to auction

Student-decorated rockers heading to auction
Friday, April 29, 2016 12:01 a.m.

A total of 58 artist-decorated rocking chairs – 16 of them children’s chairs – will go under the auctioneer’s hammer at …

County crime

Friday, April 29, 2016 12:01 a.m.

A substance that tested positive to be crack/cocaine was found in the vehicle of a driver with a suspended license pulled over for speeding. It was the man’s third driving under suspension offense in five years.

Wando vs. Academic Magnet gallery UPDATED

Thursday, April 28, 2016 3:43 p.m.

Wando boys soccer defeated Academic Magnet, 2-0, Wednesday, April 27 at Wando Stadium in Mount Pleasant.

Town unveils improvements to Alhambra Hall following social media training event

Town unveils improvements to Alhambra Hall following social media training event
Thursday, April 28, 2016 9:26 a.m.

Alhambra Hall was buzzing with excitement at a recent networking event and ribbon cutting ceremony. The East Cooper Hospitality Alliance recently …

Letter: Big issue; police car colors?

Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:01 a.m.

To the Editor:

Corner Renaissance converges at Depot, discusses plans for future

Corner Renaissance converges at Depot, discusses plans for future
Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The revitalization of Moncks Corner is a “program not a project,” said Beppie LeGrand of the Municipal Association of South Carolina. …

Frances R. Willis SPCA reduces fees on Adopt a Shelter Pet Day

Thursday, April 28, 2016 2:25 p.m.

The Frances R. Willis SPCA in Dorchester County is inviting you to come join them in celebrating National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day this Saturday, April 30. It is a great excuse to look into adopting, rather than shopping for a new pet.

School board might nix public comments

School board might nix public comments
Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:42 p.m.

DD2 is looking into scratching public comments off its agenda for future board meetings.

Knights earn playoff spot UPDATED

Knights earn playoff spot
Thursday, April 28, 2016 1:09 p.m.

The Stratford boys soccer team qualified for the playoffs at the expense of their rival on the final night of the regular season.

Local landscape architect chosen as fellow in national society

Local landscape architect chosen as fellow in national society
Thursday, April 28, 2016 4:48 a.m.

Kenneth (Kenny) R. Seamon, principal of SeamonWhiteside, has been elevated to fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

Wando baseball, softball drop playoff openers

Wando baseball, softball drop playoff openers
Thursday, April 28, 2016 1:52 p.m.

One game into the postseason, defending state champion Wando is facing elimination.

County crime

Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:01 a.m.

A substance that tested positive to be crack/cocaine was found in the vehicle of a driver with a suspended license pulled over for speeding. It was the man’s third driving under suspension offense in five years.

Parents speak out against what they see as overly harsh discipline

Parents speak out against what they see as overly harsh discipline
Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Two Dorchester District Two moms describe their fifth-grade sons in a similar way: they are good children, they said. They make good grades and have …

Letter: Strong mayor form is least transparent UPDATED

Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:01 a.m.

I have always been opposed to the Strong Mayor form of government. It is the least transparent administration. A Strong Mayor Council would give the mayor the authority to hire and fire staff. The ultimate in “good old boy systems.”

Public input sought for Volvo industrial site

Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will accept public comment until May 5 on development of the industrial park in Berkeley County that will hold Volvo’s first U.S. car plant.

Seaside volunteer appreciation

Seaside volunteer appreciation
Thursday, April 28, 2016 2:59 p.m.

Student and athlete to watch, Sierra Stewart

Student and athlete to watch, Sierra Stewart
Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:01 a.m.

A bystander at a recent Berkeley High School (BHS) track meet nodded approvingly while watching the competition.

Lowcountry AIDS Services identifies one-third of new HIV positive cases in S.C. last year

Lowcountry AIDS Services identifies one-third of new HIV positive cases in S.C. last year
Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:26 p.m.

Launches Major New Fundraising Initiative for Outreach, Testing and Prevention

MPPD to hosts Prescription Take-Back Day at both Wal-Mart Locations April 30

MPPD to hosts Prescription Take-Back Day at both Wal-Mart Locations April 30
Thursday, April 28, 2016 9:39 a.m.

Many households have medications that are outdated or no longer used because prescriptions change, conditions alter or people simply stop taking them. …

After hours of chase, nearly 10-foot gator caught on IOP beach

After hours of chase, nearly 10-foot gator caught on IOP beach
Thursday, April 28, 2016 10:18 a.m.

An Isle of Palms Animal Control officer and a contractor for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources removed an alligator between nine and …

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