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Beaufort County still has decades-old flood maps. Here’s why it matters.

New flood maps have been shown to lower some property owners’ flood insurance premiums, experts say, yet Beaufort County is one of the only two S.C. counties still relying on maps from the mid-1980s and early 1990s.

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Anthony Barrett shares ideas for a fallen oak

Bluffton Historical Preservation Society executive director shares ideas for repurposing a giant oak tree knocked over during Hurricane Matthew. The society is considering using the wood to refurbish a naval ship or build furniture.
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Anthony Barrett shares ideas for a fallen oak 1:51

Anthony Barrett shares ideas for a fallen oak

Hilton Head Island still months away from finishing Matthew cleanup 2:47

Hilton Head Island still months away from finishing Matthew cleanup

Palmetto Dunes to reopen two courses Dec. 1 1:11

Palmetto Dunes to reopen two courses Dec. 1

A temporary sand berm is all that protects these homes from the ocean along South Beach in Sea Pines 0:44

A temporary sand berm is all that protects these homes from the ocean along South Beach in Sea Pines