Special Reports

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.

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Hilton Head is growing older fast: How it helps, what it costs

About this series: From 2000 to 2014, the Town of Hilton Head Island aged at almost three times the national rate, according to census data released in December. Today about a third of residents are older than 65 — up from 24 percent in 2000. Is this necessarily a bad thing? We take a look at why we should embrace this trend, and why we should worry.

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Tracking the wild ponies of Little Horse Island

The wild ponies have called the island home since the 1950s. Those lucky enough to see the blend of marsh tacky horses and Shetland ponies hope they will be there for a long time. But the ponies face several threats — a limited food source, inbreeding and encroaching development, among them — that put that future at risk.

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ACE Basin: A 'Last Great Place' turns 25

A quarter century ago, the lands straddling the Ashepoo, Combahee and Edisto rivers in coastal South Carolina were mostly private holdings covered in forest, creek and marsh. Not much has changed -- and that took hard work. Visionary men and women, landowner and public servant, have achieved a 217,000-acre conservation jewel in an area destined for sprawl.

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On hallowed ground: Tales from Beaufort National Cemetery

Union soldiers lie near Confederate soldiers. Liberators of World War II's concentration camps rest just rows away from prisoners of wars who themselves languished in foreign pits. Quiet heroes from nearly forgotten Korean War battles sit silent next to celebrated Medal of Honor recipients who cameoed on The Ed Sullivan Show. They all are united in this place. As Americans. As heroes. Here are some of their stories.

Videos

Frank Martin postgame reaction after loss to Kentucky

South Carolina men's basketball coach Frank Martin wraps up the game vs. Kentucky.
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Frank Martin postgame reaction after loss to Kentucky 11:13

Frank Martin postgame reaction after loss to Kentucky

Thornwell, Blanton talk loss to Kentucky 4:13

Thornwell, Blanton talk loss to Kentucky

Chili Cook Off participant reveals secret ingredient 0:50

Chili Cook Off participant reveals secret ingredient

'Cookies and Concerns' brings a taste of the Women's March on Washington to Beaufort 1:21

'Cookies and Concerns' brings a taste of the Women's March on Washington to Beaufort