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I-95's 'coffin corridor' in Jasper County targeted for state safety project

State highway officials are planning safety upgrades on Interstate 95 in Jasper County after an investigation by The Island Packet and The Beaufort...

On July 21, 2014, this minivan was driven off Interstate 95 North near the 61 mile marker and entered the media, striking trees. The van caught on fire and a rear-seat passenger was killed.

Lauderdale: Harbour Town Clubhouse brings new life to the dream of Sea Pines on Hilton Head Island

Ribbon-cutting ceremony to be held today for $23 million clubhouse that defines a old movement and new era on Hilton Head Island.

A video tour of the Harbour Town Clubhouse with John Cottis, Project superintendent with Choate Construction, on March 24, 2015.

Broad River Madness Sweet 16: Vote now for your favorite Beaufort County places and activities

Welcome to the Sweet 16 of Broad River Madness, a bracket-style competition just for our corner of the Lowcountry.

Mathews, Marshland roundabout to opens on Hilton Head

The roundabout at Mathews Drive and Marshland Road on Hilton Head Island opened Thursday.

Cars swirl around the new traffic circle on Hilton Head Island at the intersection of Marshland Road and Mathews Drive which was opened to traffic on Thursday. Some paving and other work remains to be done, and until then the roundabout will remain under construction and traffic will continue to be controlled through the work zone via signs, message boards, traffic control devices, and flagmen. The town asks motorists to use extra caution when approaching the work zone and traveling through the new roundabout.

Hilton Head's Kids in Kayaks receives $5,000 grant

Outdoor sports company, Outside Hilton Head has received a $5,000 grant from Columbia Sportswear and Grassroots Outdoor Alliance's Belay Program...

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Hilton Head's Kids in Kayaks receives $5,000 grant

Outdoor sports company, Outside Hilton Head has received a $5,000 grant from Columbia Sportswear and Grassroots Outdoor Alliance's Belay Program.

Own a second home on Hilton Head? Town official wants you full time

Hilton Head Island has been missing the low-hanging fruit when it comes to reinvigorating its economy, according to the town's new economic development director.

80th Annual Savannah Tour of Homes & Gardens to be Held March 26-29

The 80th Annual Savannah Tour of Homes & Gardens will run today through Sunday, offering a rare opportunity to enter some of Savannah's finest private...

Hilton Head farmers market set to open

Hilton Head Island's only farmers market this year will open Tuesday morning.

FILE: Local farmers markets are gearing up to supply Beaufort County residents' crop cravings.

Town of Bluffton Planning Commission sets priorities

Bluffton Parkway Phase 5B, the final phase of May River Streetscape, Parks & Recreation improvements and Oyster Factory Park are all high priorities for the Town of Bluffton Planning Commission.

Features

Here's who won awards at Beaufort Art Association's Spring Show

The Beaufort Art Association has announced the winners of its Spring Show.

Interactive: SC health rankings by county

Use this interactive map to explore data provided by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that ranks SC counties across a wide variety of health factors...

Hilton Head farmers market set to open

Hilton Head Island's only farmers market this year will open Tuesday morning.

FILE: Local farmers markets are gearing up to supply Beaufort County residents' crop cravings.

Easter egg hunts, bunny visits planned in Beaufort County

Got kids or grandkids itching to get their hands on some eggs or see the Easter bunny?

Jaivon Jefferson, 8, left, and Crawford Hairston, 7, search for more Easter eggs during the Second Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt at the Sam Bennett Sport Complex in Bluffton on Saturday. In addition to a mad egg scramble, the event also featured games and refreshments.

'Woman in Gold' screening to benefit Art League scholarships

On April 1, Park Plaza Cinemas will screen the movie "Woman in Gold," starring Hellen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds.

Opinion

Lauderdale: Harbour Town Clubhouse brings new life to the dream of Sea Pines on Hilton Head Island

Ribbon-cutting ceremony to be held today for $23 million clubhouse that defines a old movement and new era on Hilton Head Island.

A video tour of the Harbour Town Clubhouse with John Cottis, Project superintendent with Choate Construction, on March 24, 2015.

Letter: Like the arts? Then say it with cash

This is in response to the recent story "Leaders seek help to boost local arts."

FILE: "Sail Around," by North Carolina-based artist Wayne Trapp, one of Hilton Head Island's newer public art pieces.

Editorial: Leave local decisions to local governments

The S.C. Legislature has done enough to hamstring hometowns already.

Letter: Quality child care essential to Lowcountry

I was saddened to learn recently that two child care centers are closing.

Letter: Unions help America by leveling playing field

Recently, Gov. Nikki Haley stated she will fight attempts to unionize Boeing's plant in North Charleston. Obviously, she does not realize that interference with workers voting to unionize is a violation of the federal National Labor Relations Act...

South Carolina

Beaufort County ranked among nation's 20 fastest-growing metros

A one-year population increase of about 4,700 people has landed the combined Hilton Head Island, Bluffton and Beaufort area on a list of fastest-growing...

University of Maryland president speaks on Robert Smalls

The president of the University of Maryland is delivering the 18th annual Robert Smalls lecture in Columbia.

Myrtle Beach man’s bond revoked, denied in separate shootings

A Myrtle Beach man must remain jailed without bond after a circuit court judge revoked his bond in a shooting and denied to set bond in another shooting...

Jamal Marquis Daniels

Conway man denied bond on robbery, gun, attempted murder charges in separate incidents

A Conway man facing multiple robbery, weapons and attempted murder charges was denied bond Thursday by a circuit court judge.

Marcus Allen Smith

Horry County woman ordered to serve 12 years in prison in fatal Christmas Eve stabbing

The death of Tonia Davis’ father on Christmas Eve two years ago is a loss she carries with her daily.

Connie Highsmith
Nation/World

As U.S. joins battle for Tikrit, Iranian-led Shiite militias angrily abandon it

Shiite Muslim militias, angry that the Iraqi government asked for American help in ejecting Islamic State fighters from Tikrit, begin leaving the ...

Iraqi government security forces launch a rocket toward Islamic State extremist positions during clashes in Tikrit, 80 miles north of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, March 26, 2015. Iraqi troops started the final phase of an offensive to recapture Saddam Hussein’s hometown of Tikrit on Thursday, a military official said, just hours after the United States launched airstrikes on the Islamic State held city. The offensive might be complicated by the departure of Iranian-led Shiite militias.

Alone at controls, co-pilot sought to ‘destroy' the plane

The harrowing account of the final moments of Germanwings Flight 9525 prompts some airlines to immediately impose stricter cockpit rules – ...

Rescue workers work on debris at the plane crash site near Seyne-les-Alpes, France, Wednesday, March 25, 2015, after a Germanwings jetliner crashed Tuesday in the French Alps.

Posted videos show massive melee between women at Mississippi complex

Gulfport police used social media to identify four women involved in what was called a "planned fight" at a sports complex on Prudie Circle.

The Gulfport Police Department on Tuesday, March 24, released videos that have been circulating on social media of a fight at Gulfport's Goldin Sports Complex on Prudie Circle. Four women have been arrested.

Warning: Contains violence and expletives.

Massive fight at Prudie Circle in Gulfport results in 4 arrests

The Gulfport Police Department on Tuesday, March 24, released videos that have been circulating on social media of a fight at Gulfport's Goldin Sports...

The Gulfport Police Department on Tuesday, March 24, released videos that have been circulating on social media of a fight at Gulfport's Goldin Sports Complex on Prudie Circle. Four women have been arrested.

Obama defends consumer agency’s effort to curb predatory payday lending

President Barack Obama leaps to the defense of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as the federal watchdog agency unveils proposed federal regulations...

A loan store is photographed on South Cooper Street in Arlington, Tex. on Feb. 4, 2015. Proposed rules from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to rein in payday lending have prompted an outcry from the $46 billion short-term lending industry. The requirements, if enacted, would choke off important sources of credit for people in need of emergency cash.
Sports

Whale Branch's Nyles Pinckney goes on record about recruitment

Whale Branch Early College High School defensive lineman Nyles Pinckney recently talked in depth about his recruitment, including upcoming visits and...

Pinckney led Whale Branch with forced 10 fumbles, eight of which he recovered eight. He also finished with nine sacks, 27 tackles for loss, and blocked three field goals this past season.

Hilton Head Christian's Nick Bybel sets milestone for Bucknell tennis

Nick Bybel is rewriting the Bucknell University men's tennis record book.

Former Hilton Head Christian Academy and current Bucknell tennis player Nick Bybel

Beaufort's Tyler Rentz will play for Mount Union

Tyler Rentz wasn't convinced he would follow the family path to college football.

Beaufort High School offensive lineman, surrounded by interim athletics director Jeremy Huff, principal Corey Murphy and head football coach Mark Clifford, will play football at Mount Union.

Dean Smith leaves former players $200 for a 'dinner out'

North Carolina coaching legend Dean Smith left each of the varsity letterman he coached at North Carolina $200 for a "dinner out," according to a letter...

FILE - This Oct. 9, 1997, file photo shows North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith during a news conference where he announced his retirement, in Chapel Hill, N.C. Dean Smith is still giving to his North Carolina players _ even after his death. Tim Breedlove, the Charlotte-based trustee of the trust that bears the late coach's name, said Thursday, March 26, 2015,  that letters were sent earlier this month to each of the players who lettered for Smith's Tar Heel teams _ about 180 in all. The letter says Smith directed that following his death, each letterman was to be sent a $200 check with the message "enjoy a dinner out compliments of Coach Dean Smith."The checks were attached to the letters.

Coach K knows Duke has legitimate shot at title

One year ago, coach Mike Krzyzewski spoke about evaluating every facet of the Duke program. One test he started to apply at the turn of the century is this: In a five-year period, how many chances did the Blue Devils have to win a national title?

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