Special Reports

Crime & Public Safety

Why was Bluffton’s police chief paid nearly $80,000 to not be in Bluffton?

Bluffton police chief Joey Reynolds traveled out of town for almost five of the past 15 months, including to places like Argentina, Chile and Morocco, in his separate role as a board member of an international police organization – mostly while receiving his regular taxpayer-funded salary.

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.

Videos

The Sea Pines gate fee resolution

Mark Griffith of the Sea Pines Community Services Associates board discusses the resolution to increase the Sea Pines gate fee.
Alex Kincaid akincaid@islandpacket.com
The Sea Pines gate fee resolution 1:06

The Sea Pines gate fee resolution

The marsh tacky is back and receiving visitors at Honey Horn 1:17

The marsh tacky is back and receiving visitors at Honey Horn

93-year-old Hilton Head woman who fell and spent two nights lying on the ground thanks God for 'letting me stay a little (longer)' 0:22

93-year-old Hilton Head woman who fell and spent two nights lying on the ground thanks God for 'letting me stay a little (longer)'

5 Beaufort locations that have been featured in blockbuster movies 0:38

5 Beaufort locations that have been featured in blockbuster movies