Holidays

Holidays

Want a selfie with a Clydesdale? You’ll have 3 local chances for St. Patrick’s Day

In 2016, hundreds packed Old Town Bluffton to see the Budweiser Clydesdales as part of the Old Town Dispensary’s sixth anniversary celebration.

Holidays

Valentine's surprise(d)! Hilton Head 'Barbershoppers' croon to local women

The ladies at Hilton Head Island Safe Harbour on Feb. 10, 2017, got a totally unexpected early Valentine's Day present. The gift, from the Hilton Head Barbershoppers, wasn't tangible, but it sure provided smiles. Safe Harbour is a nonprofit membership service organization designed to help island residents who wish to remain in their own homes as they grow older.

Beaufort News

What has 4 voices, one ‘instrument’ and sings to you on Valentine’s Day? These guys

Beaufort-based barbershop quartet Tidal Fource has been around for six years, singing to lovers on Valentine’s Day and patients in hospitals. The group is part of the Beaufort Harbormasters, a chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, which claims more than 23,000 members in North America. These men sing because it moves them just as much as it does their audiences. And because it’s fun.

Holidays

Valentine's Day 'sweet spots' across Beaufort County

Looking for love in all the wrong places? To help you find a location for an intimate getaway with that special someone, here are a few pretty places around Beaufort County that would be perfect spots for that romantic walk, or talk (and maybe even a proposal).

Holidays

'It was openly acceptable to be racist': How a Bluffton pastor endured 'horrific' school integration

Bluffton pastor Dr. Jon Black, of Campbell Chapel A.M.E. Church, told The Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette that enduring school integration while in elementary school in Sumter, S.C., included some "horrific" times. Back then, said Black, 59, racism was "openly acceptable." In the current climate, he added, it's "quasi-acceptable." Our conversation with Rev. Black wasn't all negative. The former Navy chaplain cited his daughter's recent marriage as a sign that with the "social media" generation, real racial progress can happen.

Local

Bluffton man met 'magnificent' MLK several times

Bluffton resident Jacob Martin was born and raised just down the street from Campbell Chapel A.M.E. Church, where we spoke with him Jan. 15, 2017. But for a large portion of Martin's life, he worked as a police officer in other cities, including Detroit, where in 1950 he met Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., while working security for a visit by the global icon.

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Valentine's surprise(d)! Hilton Head 'Barbershoppers' croon to local women

The ladies at Hilton Head Island Safe Harbour on Feb. 10, 2017, got a totally unexpected early Valentine's Day present. The gift, from the Hilton Head Barbershoppers, wasn't tangible, but it sure provided smiles. Safe Harbour is a nonprofit membership service organization designed to help island residents who wish to remain in their own homes as they grow older.
Valentine's surprise(d)! Hilton Head 'Barbershoppers' croon to local women 0:33

Valentine's surprise(d)! Hilton Head 'Barbershoppers' croon to local women

Valentine's Day 'sweet spots' across Beaufort County 1:23

Valentine's Day 'sweet spots' across Beaufort County

Kids answer: 'What is Valentine's Day?' 0:52

Kids answer: 'What is Valentine's Day?'

'It was openly acceptable to be racist': How a Bluffton pastor endured 'horrific' school integration 2:35

'It was openly acceptable to be racist': How a Bluffton pastor endured 'horrific' school integration