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Port Royal's Dockside restaurant could be closed for good

A Port Royal institution could be closed permanently following a July fire.

FILE: The Dockside Restaurant in Port Royal in February 2013.

County councilmember Cynthia Bensch files to run for Bluffton mayor's post

Beaufort County Councilwoman Cynthia Bensch has filed to run against Bluffton Mayor Lisa Sulka for the town's top post.

Cynthia Bensch speaks during a hearing before the Beaufort County Board of Elections in November 2012. At the hearing, Dan Duryea, the opponent she defeated in the District 7 County Council election on Nov. 6, presented evidence in his challenge that she lives outside the district. In a 5-0 vote, the board found Bensch met qualifications to vote and run in the race.

Institute: Beaufort County highest in SC alcohol consumption

A story by Hanna Raskin in the Post and Courier reveals

Low gas prices expected to lead to more drivers on the road this Labor Day weekend

South Carolina residents will take to the roads over Labor Day weekend in droves thanks to the lowest gas prices in over a decade, according to a news...

In this file photo Hilton Head Island-bound traffic enters the city limits of Hilton Head Island at the base of the J. Wilton Graves Bridge earlier this year.

Hilton Head Island couple's argument over groceries results in stabbing, arrest

A Hilton Head Island woman is recovering from stab wounds after an argument with her boyfriend over his refusal to help bring in groceries turned violent...

Richard Harris
Business

Low gas prices expected to lead to more drivers on the road this Labor Day weekend

South Carolina residents will take to the roads over Labor Day weekend in droves thanks to the lowest gas prices in over a decade, according to a ...

In this file photo Hilton Head Island-bound traffic enters the city limits of Hilton Head Island at the base of the J. Wilton Graves Bridge earlier this year.

Grant to help Kentucky businesses make overseas sales

Kentucky has received a $400,000 federal grant aimed at helping businesses market their products around the world.

Gov. Haslam meets with top leaders on Israel trade mission

Gov. Bill Haslam says conversations he's having with some of Israel's top leaders are helpful in understanding international economic development opportunities and challenges.

Pacific bluefin tuna group puts off new moves to save fish

An international body that monitors fisheries in most of the Pacific Ocean ended a meeting in Japan on Thursday without agreement on fresh measures...

FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2015 file photo, prospective buyers inspect the quality of fresh tuna before the first auction of the year at Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo. An international body that monitors fisheries in most of the Pacific Ocean ended a meeting in Japan Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, without agreement on fresh measures to protect the dwindling bluefin tuna. The Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission was unable to get a consensus on either short term or long term measures to help restore the population of the bluefin, whose population has fallen 96 percent from unfished levels, according to a release by the group.

China shows rising power in parade marking WWII defeat

With fighter jets roaring overhead, China's leader presided Thursday over a massive parade of tanks, missiles and troops that displayed growing military...

Military planes fly in formation during a military parade to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, in Beijing Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015.
Features

Celebrating the land: St. Helena Island festival to honor Gullah heritage and much more

The 11th Annual Lands End Woodland River Festival will celebrate the rich cultural heritage -- including Gullah and Geechee ancestry and history -- ...

The Pablo Lezy Dancers, a popular international dance group,  will return to the 11th Annual Lands End Woodland River Festival coming  up Sept. 4 and 5 on St. Helena Island.

Bluffton to host law enforcement appreciation event

The Town of Bluffton is hosting a law enforcement and first responders appreciation event from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Bluffton Police Department, 101 Progressive St. It is open to all area law enforcement, firefighter and EMT personnel and...

Bluffton river sweep set Sept. 19

The annual Bluffton Beach Sweep/River Sweep is from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 19. The event is part of a statewide effort to cleanup litter from beaches...

A man and his canine companion head out for a boat ride up the May River on Tuesday evening.

Atlanta Ballet's artistic director ending tenure at company

An artistic director known for transforming the Atlanta Ballet into a respected dance organization is ending his tenure at the company.

Animal books: Wild and woolly new reads about dogs, cats, horses, hyenas, owls

From horses to hyenas, owls to cats and dogs, a flock - herd? litter? pack? - of animal-related books have arrived. Some of the highlights:

Opinion

Farrell: Hilton Head Island and Bluffton top list of snobbiest places to live

In the great modern tradition of geographical lists that are concocted solely for the purpose of generating an ad-viewing audience, Hilton Head and...

Beaufort residents who work on Bay Street tell how they feel about not being on a list posted by www.roadsnacks.net listing Hilton Head Island and Bluffton as the second and third snobbiest places in South Carolina.

David's World: Good evening from Hilton Head Island

This is an iPhone shot from our walk with the dogs on Port Royal Sound last evening.

Let's get on with the Iran nuclear deal

The following editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune on Thursday, Sept. 3:

Done deal

The following editorial appeared in the Miami Herald on Thursday, Sept. 3:

Where 'God's authority' ends

The following editorial appeared in the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday, Aug. 2:

South Carolina

Institute: Beaufort County highest in SC alcohol consumption

A story by Hanna Raskin in the Post and Courier reveals that Beaufort and Charleston counties possessed the highest rates of alcohol consumption...

Cocky's Reading Express hitting the road to York County

The University of South Carolina football team is hitting the road this week, and so is Cocky's Reading Express.

US Rep. Jeff Duncan meets with constituents, tea party

U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan is continuing a full slate of activities this week in his home district.

Judge OKs gender surgery opposed by 48-year-old's parents

A judge on Wednesday cleared the way for a 48-year-old transgender woman to undergo gender-reassignment surgery, rejecting her parents' effort to ...

Christine Kitzler, left, a transgender woman from Myrtle Beach, S.C., looks on as her surgeon, Dr. Christine McGinn talks to reporters. speaks with reporters, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, in Doylestown, Pa.  A judge has temporarily blocked Kitzler's gender-reassignment surgery for, while he considers her parents' request she be declared incompetent.

Haley says 'New South' can lead nation in race relations

Gov. Nikki Haley said Wednesday that South Carolina has shown that racial progress comes from listening to, not shouting at, one another.

Nation/World

Hunt for 3 suspects widens after Illinois officer's death

Authorities broadened the hunt Wednesday for three suspects wanted in the fatal shooting of a popular Illinois police officer, even as they acknowledged...

A passerby places an American flag at a memorial in front of the Fox Lake Police Department in Fox Lake on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. Gliniewicz was shot and killed Tuesday while pursuing a group of suspicious men. Police are searching for a second day to locate three suspects in the killing.

Oldest survivor of San Francisco earthquake of 1906 dies

Ruth Newman was just a child living on an outlying ranch when the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 struck, but her memory of that day never ...

CORRECTS SPELLING OF NAME IN FIRST REFERENCE TO DODDS NOT DOBBS In this Sept. 23, 2001, photo provided by Phil Dodds, Ruth Newman, right, celebrates her 100th birthday with her older brother Barney Barnard and younger sister Genevieve Gully in Pebble Beach, Calif. Newman, who was thought to be one of two remaining survivors of the massive 1906 San Francisco earthquake, died in July 2015, at the age of 113.

Obama seals Iran deal win as Senate Democrats find 34 votes

Overcoming ferocious opposition, President Barack Obama secured a legacy-defining foreign policy victory Wednesday as Senate Democrats clinched the...

Secretary of State John Kerry delivers a speech in support of the Iran nuclear deal at the National Constitution Center, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, in Philadelphia. In a letter delivered to Congress Wednesday, Secretary of State John Kerry called Israel's security "sacrosanct," recounting the billions of dollars the U.S. has provided the Jewish state for missile defense and other security assistance. U.S. and Israeli officials, he said, are working on a deal to "cement for the next decade our unprecedented levels of military assistance."

Tropical Storm Fred is weakening in the Atlantic

Tropical Storm Fred is weakening far out over the Atlantic.

South Africa hunting reserve caters to bow and arrow hunters

One American bow and arrow hunter who traveled with his wife to a South African wildlife reserve worked as a state trooper for decades. Another hunter...

In this photo taken Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, warthogs are seen at a watering hole at Melorani Safaris at Olifantsvallei, South Africa. In 1986 the landowner, Stewart Dorrington, turned his family cattle ranch, a three-hour drive north east of Johannesburg, into a wildlife reserve where he hosts about two-dozen bow and arrow hunters a year.
Sports

Former Smith Stearns student Pegula falls in 2nd round of U.S. Open on Wednesday

Jessica Pegula will face Dominika Cibulkova in the second round of the U.S. Open on Wednesday at the Billie Jean King U.S. Tennis Center in New York.

<span>Left-to-right: Kelley Stearns, Jessica Pegula and Billy Stearns</span>

UNC vs. USC: Who is the real Carolina?

With the South Carolina Gamecocks set to open the 2015 college football season against the North Carolina Tar Heels at 6 p.m. Thursday (ESPN) at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C., some people want to know, "Who is the real Carolina?"

Things moving quicker than expected at John Paul II

John Paul II Catholic School won its first varsity football game just two games into its first varsity football season, a fairly impressive feat for...

John Paul II Catholic School&#039;s quarterback Karl Johnson prepares to throw the football during practice on Thursday afternoon at the school in Okatie.

Darlington offers flag exchange: Confederate for American

Darlington Raceway will give out American flags to those who want to turn in a Confederate flag, continuing an initiative that began in Daytona soon after nine people were killed at a church in Charleston.

Latest on US Open: No. 1 seed Djokovic dances into 3rd round

The latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):

Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, dances on the court with a T-shirt given to him by a fan after winning his second-round match against Andreas Haider-Maurer, of Austria, at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015.
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