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Port Royal Sound Maritime Center offically opens

The Port Royal Sound Foundation's Maritime Center doesn't officially open until Saturday, but that hasn't stopped people -- or wildlife -- from stopping...

A virtual tour and some perspective from Jody Hayward, director of the Port Royal Sound Foundation, at the Port Royal Sound Foundation Maritime Center on Oct. 30, 2014, just before it is set to open Nov. 1.

2 seriously injured in US 17 tractor trailer collision

Two people were hospitalized with serious injuries early Thursday after a car collided with a tractor-trailer on U.S. 17 in Jasper County, according...

A semi trailer overturned on U.S. Hwy. 17 in Jasper County, spilling its load onto the highway causing traffic to back up in both directions on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. The accident occurred near the interchange with Highway 315. At least one other vehicle was involved in the accident. Come back to islandpacket.com for more information as it becomes available.

'The Lighthouse Murders': A Halloween round robin tale

Readers helped us craft a tale of a lighthouse, two murders, a mysterious boat and golf cart...and for some reason, shrimp.

The Haig Point Lighthouse on Daufuskie Island, where no murders have actually taken place (that we know of).

Photo: Progress on the Hilton Head Island Rowing and Sailing Center

A new fire pit next to a pavilion at the Rowing and Sailing Center at Squire Pope Community Park on Hilton Head Island on Oct. 29, 2014. Town engineer...

A new fire pit next to a pavilion at the Rowing and Sailing Center at Squire Pope Community Park on Hilton Head Island on Oct. 29, 2014. Town engineer Jeff Buckalew said the project will be complete Dec. 1. An opening ceremony is expected later that month.

Embattled former judge runs for office on Hilton Head

Frank M. Simon, 86, stepped down as Beaufort County probate judge in 2012 after three female court employees filed sexual-harassment complaints against...

Frank Simon
Business

Hilton Head Hospital chief to retire

The Hilton Head Regional Healthcare chief executive who oversaw the opening of a medical campus in Bluffton and several specialty centers at Hilton...

Mark O'Neil

Microbrewery coming to Buckwalter Place in Bluffton

Southern Barrel Brewing Co. will open its first location this February. The start-up brewery will boast eight original craft beers.

A rendering of a proposed microbewery from Southern Barrel Brewing Co. planned for Buckwalter Place.

Home renovations underway at Laurel Bay military housing

A $29 million renovation project underway in the Laurel Bay community will affect more than 1,000 homes, according to a spokeswoman for the military...

This home is of the type that will be built at Laurel Bay to replace aging homes in the military housing community.

Penny tax ‘a big issue’ that should fail, Tolar says (+audio)

Ned Tolar says he knows a bad tax when he sees one.

Ned Tolar’s cellphone is his lifeline. It is how he stays connected with the many projects he works and his housing associations, and how he will manage his part in the anti-tax campaign.

Owner of popular Lexington restaurant dies

Robin Hudson, owner of a popular Lexington restaurant, died Thursday at 60.

FILE PHOTO: June 9, 2010.   Nikki Haley speaks with Robin Hudson as news crews jockey for position at the Hudson Smokehouse in Lexington.
Features

'The Lighthouse Murders': A Halloween round robin tale

Readers helped us craft a tale of a lighthouse, two murders, a mysterious boat and golf cart...and for some reason, shrimp.

The Haig Point Lighthouse on Daufuskie Island, where no murders have actually taken place (that we know of).

Actress, model Andie MacDowell to be honored at Beaufort film festival

South Carolina native Andie Macdowell is coming home to receive an award at the 2015 Beaufort International Film Festival.

Andie MacDowell attends ELLE's 21st annual Women In Hollywood Awards on Oct. 20 in Los Angeles.

Column: The king of macabre made the Lowcountry chilling

It's a Halloween treat to ooze our way into the time Edgar Allan Poe spent in the Lowcountry.

Daguerreotype of Edgar Allan Poe

Nevada court says Strip club dancers are employees

In a legal decision with wide implications for strip clubs in Sin City, the Nevada Supreme Court ruled Thursday that dancers at one Las Vegas club are employees, not independent contractors, and are entitled to be paid minimum wage.

Chevy makes the best of exec's nervous speech

Shortly before 9 a.m. on the day after the worst night of his life, Rikk Wilde got the phone call from his big boss at General Motors.

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner holds the MVP trophy after their 3-2 win against the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 of baseball's World Series Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo.
Opinion

Slate of candidates would serve SC well

From overhauling antiquated ethics laws to aiding failing schools to implementing governmental efficiencies, South Carolina has much work to do in the next four years. The following candidates for statewide office possess the right vision and experience...

Jasper school district sends mixed signals

OK. I guess I'm confused. Back in August, the Jasper County School District issued a statement that its Palmetto Assessment of State Standards test results were good. District leaders said the district was "as successful, or more so, (than...

Some writers clueless about unemployment

I am wondering if any of those opining that the unemployed are just taking it easy -- enjoying sitting at home rather than really looking for work -- have ever had to live on unemployment benefits.

Shelter Cove project will result in congestion

Has the Shelter Cove Towne Centre developer said anything about locations for exits onto U.S. 278 heading west?

Be sure to vote in mayoral race

There are two major reasons behind our strong belief that Town of Hilton Head Island voters need to take a serious look at the mayoral candidates and actions of the current mayor before voting on Nov. 4.

South Carolina

Two players facing assault charges following Dreher-Camden football brawl

Two players are facing criminal assault charges following a post-game melee that broke out between the Camden and Dreher high school football teams...

Ned Tolar

Ned Tolar, who toppled longtime County Councilman Bill Banning this spring, says he knows a bad tax when he sees one.

Cayce meal tax getting new consideration to avoid deficit

Leo Redmond, director of the Cayce Historical Museum

Lexington County Council candidate arrested for drunkenness

Phil Yarborough, the heir apparent for a Lexington Council Council post, faces charges of drunkenness and jaywalking.

Phillip Yarborough

Haley: Ervin's campaign 'smelled bad'

With less than a week to go before the election, the state’s two major gubernatorial candidates are trading shots over the endorsement by Tom...

Tom Ervin, center, flanked by his wife, Kathryn, endorses Democrat Vincent Sheheen, right, on Tuesday.
Nation/World

Suspect in trooper ambush captured alive after 7-week manhunt

A survivalist accused of shooting two Pa., state troopers, leaving one dead and seriously injuring the other, is taken into custody.

This undated file photo provided by the Pennsylvania State Police shows Eric Frein.

Pumpkin carving with style

Christine Buck from south Florida has won a couple of pumpkin carving contests in her time. She goes step by step with her process, in case you want...

Christine Buck from south Florida has won a couple of pumpkin carving contests in her time.  She goes step by step with her process, in case you want to try this one at home, in this video shared with us from our sister newspaper, The Miami Herald.

Rainbow revolution: US welcoming gay marriage

After decades of solid opposition, a majority of Americans now support marriage between those of the same sex, would accept it if a child of theirs...

Maine Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud smiles as he speaks to an estimated crowd of 1400, during a rally at Scarborough High School in Maine, where former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was in attendance, on Oct. 24, 2014.

Mexican governor confirms 3 US siblings found dead

Three U.S. citizens missing for more than two weeks have been found shot to death in Mexico near the border city of Matamoros, and authorities are...

Raquel Alvarado talks about her three children, Erica Maria Alvarado Rivera, Alex Rivera, and Jose Angel Rivera, Thursday in Progreso, Texas, who are believed to have been found dead near Matamoros, Mexico, after visiting El Control.

From governors, a mix of hard-line and conciliation over Ebola

In Louisiana, Gov. Bobby Jindal, a Republican, issued a stern warning on Thursday to medical experts coming to an international conference on tropical diseases that they should stay away if they had been in Ebola-affected countries in the past 21...

Sports

Hilton Head Christian, Hilton Head Prep have an appointment for Halloween

Seven years.

Hilton Head Prep's Noah Sulek (3) runs with the ball during the second quarter of their game against Bethesda Day School on Friday night at Hilton Head Prep on Hilton Head Island.

Three golfers make holes-in-one on same hole, same day at Palmetto Hall Plantation's Cupp Course

In a rare occurrence in golf Sunday, three different golfers made holes-in-one on the same hole at Palmetto Hall Plantation's Robert Cupp Course.

Lee Westwood, of England, watches his tee shot on the 13th hole during the third round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Oak Hill Country Club, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, in Pittsford, N.Y. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Hilton Head Island downs Midland Valley, moves to 3-A volleyball Lower State final

In a change from Tuesday’s home playoff win over North Myrtle Beach, the Hilton Head Island volleyball team didn’t have any issues with nerves...

Gamecocks women's basketball ranked No. 2 to start season

South Carolina has great expectations for itself this season, and the nation has great expectations for them. The Gamecocks were picked by the media...

University of South Carolina Women's Basketball Coach Dawn Staley addresses the crowd during a special night for season ticket holders at the Colonial Life Arena. 10/20/14

IPBG High School Football Podcast Episode 22: 'The Rocky Horror Podcast Show, A Week 10 Preview'

Boo. A frightening Week 10 is upon us. Break out your costumes for the scariest set of football games this year, a morbid collection of games determining...

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