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Local Military News

Hazing allegations at Parris Island reported in all training battalions

Two dozen new hazing investigations show recruit abuse and mistreatment has been reported in each of Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island’s four training battalions. Some of those documents, obtained through Freedom of Information Act requests, show allegations of drill instructor-to-recruit misconduct ranging from name-calling to serious physical assaults. One found “a staggering level of misconduct and recruit abuse” and recommended three Marines for courts-martial.

Hurricane

Close calls and regrets: Those who didn't evacuate for Matthew tell us about their night

When Hurricane Matthew passed just 5 miles off the coast of Hilton Head Island in the early hours of Oct. 8, an untold number of Beaufort County residents — those who ignored Gov. Nikki Haley’s order to evacuate days earlier— experienced the storm from inside their homes, from nearby shelters, from their boats, from their cars and, in at least one case, from under the overhang of a small-town gas station.

Golf

The best 18 holes of golf on Hilton Head Island

We asked our readers to pick the best 18-hole, par 72 golf course imaginable on Hilton Head Island. Local golf pros submitted their courses' favorite holes and we opened up their list to public voting. More than 6,000 votes later, we had our dream 18.

Videos

Secrets of success from a Blue Angel

Lt. Lance Benson, a pilot with the Blue Angels, spoke to middle and high school students on Friday, April 28, 2017, at Beaufort High School.
Delayna Earley Staff video
Secrets of success from a Blue Angel 0:32

Secrets of success from a Blue Angel

Take a sneak peek at the Navy's new virtual reality trailer 1:19

Take a sneak peek at the Navy's new virtual reality trailer

He planned the perfect Beaufort proposal in the sky. Then she went to the bathroom. 0:54

He planned the perfect Beaufort proposal in the sky. Then she went to the bathroom.

What does Trump's executive order on offshore drilling mean? 0:52

What does Trump's executive order on offshore drilling mean?