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One of Hunting Island’s last cabins will remain ... for now

The owners of a Hunting Island cabin who rent the lot it sits on from S.C. Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, are fighting the state to allow them keep the building intact. The agency, which oversees the island, has determined the owners’ long-term lease with the state is no longer valid and that the cabin must be removed due to erosion and damage caused by the hurricane. A judge recently issued an temporary order allowing the cabin to remain standing.

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Why a rare teachable moment means Beaufort County students will have a day off

The highly anticipated August total solar eclipse has caused the S.C. General Assembly to create a workaround so state school districts could start back early — and have off Monday, Aug. 21, the date of the eclipse. The eclipse — which will visible in 14 states, according to NASA — is an educational opportunity for both students and teachers, said Beaufort County School District Spokesperson Jim Foster.

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Skimmer scam alert: How to protect your $ against gas pump data-stealing devices

Six ‘skimmers’ — electronic devices that steal credit and debit card information — have been found at four Beaufort County gas stations in the past three weeks. While scams like this are rare, they can be hard to discover. Sometimes the U.S. Secret Service gets involved when crimes cross county and state lines. The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is in the early stages of its investigation but wants you to know there are things you can do at the pump to protect your wallet.

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Spanish fort comes to life four centuries later

Archaeologists, more than 20 years later, using radar and magnetometers, have created a digital and a 3-dimensional accurate representation of San Marcos, the fort founded by Pedro Menendez Marquez in 1577 on Santa Elena - now known as the the home to Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island. The 3D model is on display at Beaufort's Santa Elena History Center.

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Coming attraction: what's next at the Santa Elena Center

At the March 24, 2017 unveiling for the Santa Elena Center's scale model of Fort San Marcos, the 1577 fort built by Spanish colonists on what is now Parris Island, Santa Elena Foundation board chairman Andy Beall describes the next step: creating an augmented reality video of the fort.
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Coming attraction: what's next at the Santa Elena Center 1:27

Coming attraction: what's next at the Santa Elena Center

Spanish fort comes to life four centuries later 0:39

Spanish fort comes to life four centuries later

'Every Marine a rifleman': M16 assembly, disassembly competition at Parris Island 0:45

'Every Marine a rifleman': M16 assembly, disassembly competition at Parris Island

Head lice: fact or fiction? 1:45

Head lice: fact or fiction?