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Beaufort News

Ride 2 Recovery rolls through Lowcountry

Bicyclists with Ride 2 Recovery rolled through Okatie and Beaufort on March 8, 2017. Ride 2 Recovery is part of Project Hero, which helps veterans and first responders affected by post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, and injury achieve rehabilitation, recovery and resilience in their daily lives.

Crime & Public Safety

'Teeko' and 'Hunden,' Bluffton PD's new K9s, ready for patrol

The Bluffton Police Department recently added K9 dogs "Teeko" and "Hunden." On March 7, 2017, the canines, who came from the Czech Republic, showed their skill at the M.C. Riley Complex in Bluffton. Working with them, their handlers — who joined the dogs for a month of training last month in North Carolina — officers Joseph DeLong and Jason Rodriguez.

Real Estate News

See what the future Old Towne Manor B&B looks like now, and imagine

Owner Lisa Bragg walked us through the property of what will be The Old Towne Manor, which she describes as a bed-and-breakfast with southern charm and a modern feel. After renovations, the 6,500-square-foot building will feature pine flooring, a floor-to-ceiling fireplace, wrap-around porches, six guest suites and an owner's suite. A separate 2,400-square-foot guest house will be connected by a breezeway, and an outdoor area will include a fireplace with a lounge area, a pool and a hot tub. Renovations are expected to begin on March 15, with a potential "soft" opening late summer 2017.

Videos

Early look: Fire at apartments in Bluffton near bridges to Hilton Head

A fire broke out at the Lakes at Edgewater Apartments in Bluffton the morning of March 23, 2017.
Liz Farrell Staff video
Early look: Fire at apartments in Bluffton near bridges to Hilton Head 0:59

Early look: Fire at apartments in Bluffton near bridges to Hilton Head

Extensive damage to home from fire; under investigation 1:40

Extensive damage to home from fire; under investigation

Ride 2 Recovery rolls through Lowcountry 0:34

Ride 2 Recovery rolls through Lowcountry

Straw poll at town hall: No to Hilton Head National redevelopment 0:42

Straw poll at town hall: No to Hilton Head National redevelopment