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By the numbers: Opioid overdoses on the rise in Beaufort County 1:01

By the numbers: Opioid overdoses on the rise in Beaufort County

Listen to the 911 call as a woman reports Evans wandering around neighborhood 1:25

Listen to the 911 call as a woman reports Evans wandering around neighborhood

Sneak peek: the new Pete Dye exhibit at Harbour Town Golf Links 0:43

Sneak peek: the new Pete Dye exhibit at Harbour Town Golf Links

Hilton Head beachgoers enjoy 84 degree day — in February 0:20

Hilton Head beachgoers enjoy 84 degree day — in February

Mother talked to son several times on the day that he took his own life 2:20

Mother talked to son several times on the day that he took his own life

Police patrol Hilton Head middle school as added precaution after Thursday's threat 0:34

Police patrol Hilton Head middle school as added precaution after Thursday's threat

They Survived the School Shooting. Now They’re Calling for Action. 2:12

They Survived the School Shooting. Now They’re Calling for Action.

Students rally at Florida State Capitol to demand action gun control, mental health 0:35

Students rally at Florida State Capitol to demand action gun control, mental health

Student walkouts, marches take gun control fight to the streets 1:37

Student walkouts, marches take gun control fight to the streets

How Instagram-famous dog 'Tinkerbelle' spent her Hilton Head vacation 0:48

How Instagram-famous dog 'Tinkerbelle' spent her Hilton Head vacation

Local Military News

‘I just want to go to heaven.’ He grew up in Marine housing. What made him so sick?

Jackson Bell was born when his parents lived in Laurel Bay. He’s been diagnosed with an alphabet soup of ailments, and he gets his nutrition through a feeding tube. His mother believes it has to do with the mold and contamination at Laurel Bay.

Hurricane

Bluffton residents could be on the hook for a $337K police overtime bill. Here’s why

When Hurricane Matthew pounded the shores of South Carolina last year, the Town of Bluffton saw the least amount of estimated structural damage of any incorporated area in Beaufort County. Yet Bluffton stayed under emergency conditions for the longest amount of time, causing its police department to accrue a disproportionately high overtime bill compared to other police agencies in the county, including the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office, which oversees emergency operations for the entire county, an investigation by The Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette found.

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.

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Listen to the 911 call as a woman reports Evans wandering around neighborhood 1:25

Listen to the 911 call as a woman reports Evans wandering around neighborhood

Sneak peek: the new Pete Dye exhibit at Harbour Town Golf Links 0:43

Sneak peek: the new Pete Dye exhibit at Harbour Town Golf Links

Hilton Head beachgoers enjoy 84 degree day — in February 0:20

Hilton Head beachgoers enjoy 84 degree day — in February

Mother talked to son several times on the day that he took his own life 2:20

Mother talked to son several times on the day that he took his own life

Police patrol Hilton Head middle school as added precaution after Thursday's threat 0:34

Police patrol Hilton Head middle school as added precaution after Thursday's threat

They Survived the School Shooting. Now They’re Calling for Action. 2:12

They Survived the School Shooting. Now They’re Calling for Action.

Students rally at Florida State Capitol to demand action gun control, mental health 0:35

Students rally at Florida State Capitol to demand action gun control, mental health

Student walkouts, marches take gun control fight to the streets 1:37

Student walkouts, marches take gun control fight to the streets

How Instagram-famous dog 'Tinkerbelle' spent her Hilton Head vacation 0:48

How Instagram-famous dog 'Tinkerbelle' spent her Hilton Head vacation

Should you have a passport or a REAL ID? Here are the facts 0:56

Should you have a passport or a REAL ID? Here are the facts

By the numbers: Opioid overdoses on the rise in Beaufort County

Beaufort County has already had more than twice as many fatal drug-related overdoses than last year. Here are the statistics you need to know.
Ashley Jean Reese areese@islandpacket.com
By the numbers: Opioid overdoses on the rise in Beaufort County 1:01

By the numbers: Opioid overdoses on the rise in Beaufort County

Listen to the 911 call as a woman reports Evans wandering around neighborhood 1:25

Listen to the 911 call as a woman reports Evans wandering around neighborhood

Sneak peek: the new Pete Dye exhibit at Harbour Town Golf Links 0:43

Sneak peek: the new Pete Dye exhibit at Harbour Town Golf Links

Hilton Head beachgoers enjoy 84 degree day — in February 0:20

Hilton Head beachgoers enjoy 84 degree day — in February