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Shelter Cove developers want taller, more luxurious apartments on Hilton Head

Augusta, Ga.-based Blanchard & Calhoun wants permission to increase the height of the apartment building and the number of units allowed, and to shift...

These two renderings illustrate what developers propose for the property along the edge of Broad Creek at Shelter Cove Towne Center, formerly The Mall at Shelter Cove.

Hilton Head students tinker, explore in Google Maker Camp

Google Maker Camp on Hilton Head Island was such a roaring success, Google let participating children host a live broadcast about their food science...

Hilton Head Island's Boys & Girls Club participated in a Google Hang Out session July 29, 2014, during the Google Maker Camp at the Hilton Head Island Boys & Girls Club.

Column: Beaufort County's big chill: How AC turned us inside out

It's not the beach, golf or tennis that packed the Lowcountry, but air conditioning.

Man breaks through Bluffton store wall for beer

A man broke through the wall of a Bluffton convenience store overnight Monday to steal beer, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff's Office news...

A surveillance still from the Enmark station.

Beaufort County considers earmarking business fees for economic development

Some Beaufort County Council members want to create a new economic-development fund with the money local companies pay each year for business licenses...

Business

Shelter Cove developers want taller, more luxurious apartments on Hilton Head

Augusta, Ga.-based Blanchard & Calhoun wants permission to increase the height of the apartment building and the number of units allowed, and to shift...

These two renderings illustrate what developers propose for the property along the edge of Broad Creek at Shelter Cove Towne Center, formerly The Mall at Shelter Cove.

Bluffton senior-living center planning 76-room expansion

A Bluffton senior-living center is moving forward with plans to expand and offer more types of specialized care to seniors.

Beaufort County considers earmarking business fees for economic development

Some Beaufort County Council members want to create a new economic-development fund with the money local companies pay each year for business licenses...

Bi-Lo in Beaufort to hold job fair

Bi-Lo grocery store in Beaufort will hold a job fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at 860 Parris Island Gateway.

Whole Foods to host grand opening

Whole Foods Market will celebrate its grand opening Wednesday on Hilton Head Island.

Features

Bluffton senior-living center planning 76-room expansion

A Bluffton senior-living center is moving forward with plans to expand and offer more types of specialized care to seniors.

Pressure is on for Savannah cooks in Travel Channel's 'American Grilled'

Twenty minutes is not much time to grill a meal.

The Savannah-themed episode of "American Grilled" premieres at 9 p.m. July 30 on the Travel Channel.

Chef Christopher Carge of The Black Marlin Bayside Grill: 'I would feel confident putting our local oysters up against any others'

Christopher Carge, executive chef at The Black Marlin Bayside Grill on Hilton Head Island, shares his proudest cooking moments.

Christopher Carge is the executive chef at The Black Marlin Bayside Grill on Hilton Head Island.

Much to appreciate when reflecting on longtime friendship

Years ago, I reconnected with Bettie Alexander Briggman at the Winn-Dixie on Lady's Island.

The most annoying thing Jesus ever said ... maybe

Of all the things Jesus was ever credited with saying, John 13:34 might be the most annoying. It is a passage that has challenged people for generations...

Followers of Jesus might struggle to follow his command, "Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another."
Opinion

Column: Beaufort County's big chill: How AC turned us inside out

It's not the beach, golf or tennis that packed the Lowcountry, but air conditioning.

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Paul Ryan breaks the silence surrounding poverty in America

Cover your eyes and hide the kids: A Republican is talking poverty.

Why Europe depends on America today: A single pivot point in WWI

The following editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune on Sunday, July 27:

College campuses are fertile ground for promoting Obamacare

Much has been made of the need to enroll "young invincibles" under the Affordable Care Act. These are young adults who, according to many, are often uninsured because they think they don't need insurance. They are also critically important to the...

Congress has moral responsibility to address border children

The following editorial appeared in the Los Angeles Times on Sunday, July 27:

South Carolina

Man wants ancestor's heroic deed remembered

Nearly 70 years ago, a sharecropper named Ansel James rescued Grover Mackey after he became trapped in a 50-foot-deep well on a farm near Salley. For his brave effort, James received a bronze medal from the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission.

Life's a peach on Boiling Springs farm

Tyler Hughey got his start in farming as a child, helping his Papa Ken sell peaches, strawberries and watermelons. Back then, Tyler didn't see the allure of the market or farm work. His papa was persistent in having his grandchildren come along to...

Orangeburg chief looks back on long career

For the past two decades, the Orangeburg Department of Public Safety has had an attitude that anything is possible.

Testimony in SC Episcopal break winds up

Testimony in the trial on the split in the Episcopal church in eastern South Carolina has ended after three weeks.

Homeless couple: Man shot their dog in Sumter park

A homeless couple in Sumter said a man came up to them in a park and shot and killed their dog Thursday morning without any warning, then ran away laughing.

Nation/World

Top doctor dies from Ebola after treating dozens

A leading doctor who risked his own life to treat dozens of Ebola patients died Tuesday from the disease, officials said, as a major regional airline...

This photo provided by the CDC shows an ebola Virus. U.S. health officials are monitoring the Ebola outbreak in Africa but say the risk of the deadly germ spreading to the United States is remote.

Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday...

FILE - In this May 9, 2012 file photo, a Visa credit card is tendered at the opening of the Superdry store in New York's Times Square. More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday, July 29, 2014, by the Urban Institute.

Poll: Immigration concerns rise with tide of kids

For nearly two months, images of immigrant children who have crossed the border without a parent, only to wind up in concrete holding cells once in...

FILE - This July 18, 2014, file photo shows demonstrators with signs on an overpass in Indianapolis, to protest against people who immigrate illegally. Even as they grapple with an immigration crisis at the border, White House officials are making plans to act before November’s mid-term elections to grant work permits to potentially millions of immigrants in this country illegally, allowing them to stay in the United States without threat of deportation, according to advocates and lawmakers in touch with the administration.

Concert pianist is all smiles in his new career

Dr. Peter VanBeck still works with his hands.

r. Peter VanBeck sits July 2, 2014, at his St. Joseph, Mich., dental office. As a concert pianist, VanBeck performed with symphonies in the United States and Europe, and won numerous awards. At 31, he decided to follow in his father's footsteps and become a dentist.

St. Joseph artist uses humor to fight cancer

It's hard to believe that six letters can have such a powerful impact on one's life. And for St. Joseph artist Mary Bruno, they aren't the letters...

In this Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014 photo, artist and printmaker Mary Bruno works on a printing project at Bruno Press in St. Joseph, Minn. In late June, 2014, the cancer patient posted a status regarding her health and needs to Facebook. She included a link where family, friends and other supporters could donate to her $8,000 goal. Bruno met that goal in 24 hours and has raised $15,810 from 215 people as of Sunday, July 20, 2014. "I had no idea that it would blow up like that. It's been super humbling, and overwhelming and it's amazing all the people that I know, all the people that I don't know, it's completely out of hand and it's interesting. I think for the first time in my life money is not going to be an issue," she said. "It's amazing because I will literally be able to concentrate on healing and I won't have to worry about anything else."
Sports

Whale Branch defensive lineman Nyles Pinckney ranked among nation's best by Rivals

Nyles Pinckney is on the map, if he wasn't already.

Whale Branch Early College High School sophomore defensive lineman Nyles Pinckney has received an early scholarship offer from the SEC's Florida Gators.

Beaufort High fills volleyball coaching vacancy, adds girls lacrosse program

When Melissa Welch decided to coach Beaufort High School volleyball again, it wasn't with the intention of patching a position with considerable turnover in recent years.

Dabo makes peace with Spurrier

Attempting to make peace, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney on Tuesday paid the highest of compliments to South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier.

Clemson football: A look at five key positions

Who’s gone? Tajh Boyd

Gamecocks football: Five key positions in transition

Who’s gone? Connor Shaw

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