Old jail in downtown Beaufort getting a new life

The Beaufort Arts Council has bought a historic downtown building with plans to renovate it into offices, an art gallery and a classroom and an event space. The former Beaufort County jail will become the King Street Arts Center.

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How spending too little on roads has cost hundreds of lives in SC

Grayson Lee was 19 when she died on a S.C. road in 2014, one of more than 4,500 people killed on the state’s roads since 2011. Hundreds of those deaths, including possibly Grayson’s, could have been prevented if the state spent more to make its roads and bridges safer. State officials say they know how to make roads safer. But, they add, they don’t have the money.

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Mourning 'Chrissy', Bluffton car accident victim

Tabitha Johnson, Christine Barrett's older sister, has been coming to the site of Barrett's informal memorial on Bluffton Parkway "six, seven times a day" since the 18-year-old Bluffton resident lost her life in a car accident in the early morning hours of Aug. 27. Johnson spoke about her sister during a visit Aug. 29.
Josh Mitelman The Island Packet & The Beaufort Gazette
Mourning 'Chrissy', Bluffton car accident victim 0:26

Mourning 'Chrissy', Bluffton car accident victim

Have you seen the 'Waving Man' along US 21? 0:55

Have you seen the 'Waving Man' along US 21?

Beaufort rolls at Battery Creek 0:46

Beaufort rolls at Battery Creek

Beaufort's Tabernacle Baptist Church celebrates its 153rd anniversary 1:09

Beaufort's Tabernacle Baptist Church celebrates its 153rd anniversary