Bluffton Packet

Business

Bluffton council lightens up to give shoppers, diners more options

Bluffton’s Town Council voted Tuesday to relax regulations on vendors who peddle their wares at events such as annual Bluffton Seafood and Arts Festival or weekly Farmers Market of Bluffton. The aim of the move was to make it easier for event organizers to bring in vendors and keep events in Bluffton regionally competitive.

Crime & Public Safety

Unlocked cars + gun, cash = Bluffton break-in spree

Several hundred dollars and a handgun have been stolen in a series of recent car break-ins in neighborhoods off Alljoy Road in Bluffton. The four thefts — which reports indicate could be related — occurred late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning. One incident was captured by a surveillance camera.

Crime & Public Safety

Police continue search for suspect in Bluffton sexual assault

A man alleged to have committed a sexual assault the evening of July 20, 2017, in the Sandy Pointe area of Bluffton is still at large. A Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office spokesman said Friday morning that while subject information such as race, height, and weight remain unclear, the man “was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt with the hood cinched tightly around his face” and may have possibly been wearing jeans.

Videos

This is what Sun City looked like 24 years ago

In 1993, when developers of Sun City Hilton Head were looking to develop a key piece of property that straddled Beaufort and Jasper counties, the land was filled with pines, hardwood trees and dirt roads. If you were leaving Hilton Head Island, US 278 went only as far as SC 170. And then, just two years later, Sun City was in full bore to become the metropolis it is today. Watch through this video to see how more than 5,000 acres became what is known today as Sun City.
Drew Martin Staff video
This is what Sun City looked like 24 years ago 0:55

This is what Sun City looked like 24 years ago

Classmates show kindness after girl falls off stage 0:47

Classmates show kindness after girl falls off stage

Beaufort County Council votes down Hilton Head National zoning request 2:45

Beaufort County Council votes down Hilton Head National zoning request

This is not your grandparents bookmobile: A glimpse inside Beaufort County Library's new ride 0:37

This is not your grandparents bookmobile: A glimpse inside Beaufort County Library's new ride