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Bluffton man, former swim instructor, arrested on voyeurism charge

A former Beaufort County and Hilton Head Island High School swimming coach was arrested Thursday, accused of video-taping a woman in his bathroom...

Jeremy William Kemeny

Column: When memories matter: Finding humor and hope in dementia

A Lowcountry nonprofit organization that serves families affected by dementia seeks original material for a fundraising book.

FILE: Walt and Barbara Marcinkowski hold candles as they listen to music Nov. 17, 2013, during a commemorative candle-lighting ceremony sponsored by Memory Matters at Jarvis Creek Park on Hilton Head Island. The event was for those remembering people in their lives who have been affected by Alzheimer's disease or any type of dementia and was part of the 11th annual National Commemorative Candle Lighting, sponsored by the Alzheimer's Foundation of America. Barbara said she attended in memory of her mother, Aurelia Boccalini.

Live-aboard boat saved from swamping by Beaufort sandbar's good Samaritans

Cherrie Wiles was in a panic Sunday as she watched the tide rise on the sandbar in the Beaufort River and overflow the Opal May, the 32-foot trawler...

The Opal May, the 32-foot, 1972 Grand Banks trawler nearl tipped over due to the rising tide July 26, 2014, at the sandbar in the Beaufort River.

Investigation ongoing in wreck that killed 2 Hilton Head students

An investigation continues into a March 28 wreck that left two Hilton Head Island High School seniors dead, according to the 14th Circuit Solicitor...

<p class="p1">The photo shows the car involved in the March 28 fatal wreck on Dillon Road. Two Hilton Head Island High School students died and two others were injured.

Packet, Gazette editor McAden retires, closing 42-year journalism career

Fitz McAden retires Friday as executive editor of The Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette.

Executive editor Owen Fitz McAden on March 20, 2013. McAden retired from The Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette on July 31, 2014, after starting at the Packet on Feb. 1, 1995.
Business

Developer makes $4 million offer for section of Port of Port Royal

Developer Dick Stewart says he has offered to pay $4 million in cash for a third of the Port of Port Royal property owned by the S.C. State Ports...

The town of Port Royal is seeking $22.5 million to help purchase the Port of Port Royal, shown, from the S.C. Ports Authority.

Packet, Gazette editor McAden retires, closing 42-year journalism career

Fitz McAden retires Friday as executive editor of The Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette.

Executive editor Owen Fitz McAden on March 20, 2013. McAden retired from The Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette on July 31, 2014, after starting at the Packet on Feb. 1, 1995.

Business Notebook

Realtor Rob Lapin of NAI Avant, which is handling the property for the Ports Authority, said there is a lot of interest in the property, but no portion of it is currently under contract for sale. In his letter, Stewart said he is prepared to close...

Hot SC summer heats up SCANA’s earnings

SCANA’s earnings jumped 13 percent during a hot summer as people cranked up their air conditioners and a program designed to even out power...

U.S. pump prices set for biggest July drop in 6 years, AAA says

Retail gasoline prices are poised to cap the biggest July decline in six years as U.S. refineries process the most oil on record, AAA says.

Features

Artists embrace concept of upcycling for Habitat for Humanity art auction

"The main reason I like the concept of upcycling," said artist Priscilla Coleman, "is that people realize what they can do with junk. Repurposing is...

Artist Cassandra Gillens, honorary chairwoman of the Upcycled Art Auction to benefit Lowcountry Habitat for Humanity, is pictured with co-chairwomen Kathy Paulik and Beth Patterson.

Second City actor Rachel LaForce gives inside look at what makes improv so great

The Second City, the famous Chicago-based improvisational comedy club, is bringing its touring company to Hilton Head Island next week.

Rachel LaForce is among The Second City actors who will perform Aug. 5-7 at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina on Hilton Head Island.

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.

Professional Opinion: Is there any way to stop eye twitches?

This week, Michael Campbell, an optometrist at Optical Solutions on Hilton Head Island, discusses the causes and cures for the ever-annoying eye twitch...

Michael Campbell, optometrist at Optical Solutions on Hilton Head Island

Column: When memories matter: Finding humor and hope in dementia

A Lowcountry nonprofit organization that serves families affected by dementia seeks original material for a fundraising book.

FILE: Walt and Barbara Marcinkowski hold candles as they listen to music Nov. 17, 2013, during a commemorative candle-lighting ceremony sponsored by Memory Matters at Jarvis Creek Park on Hilton Head Island. The event was for those remembering people in their lives who have been affected by Alzheimer's disease or any type of dementia and was part of the 11th annual National Commemorative Candle Lighting, sponsored by the Alzheimer's Foundation of America. Barbara said she attended in memory of her mother, Aurelia Boccalini.
Opinion

Progress being made on US 278 traffic problem

 

Here's the solution for Windmill Harbour

Changes are needed in the plans for the Windmill Harbour entrance on U.S. 278. It could save Beaufort County, the Town of Hilton Head Island and the state at least $2.5 million. The current project is estimated to cost $5 million-plus.

New American attitude can be seen on US 278

So all of a sudden we seem to have a traffic problem on U.S. 278. Tell that to the people who live in communities that have entrances on this speedway. And now they want to spend more tax dollars to study it? Try studying us.

Sanford's voting record represents constituents

Often the public does not have a grasp of congressional bills. It became much easier for me after I subscribed to U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford's Facebook page.

Island doesn't need more liquor stores, etc.

Having lived here 28 years and having owned property since 1977, we've seen a wonderful paradise come to fruition. Now we see an unelected committee recommending changes that could mean more liquor stores, tattoo parlors and other unwanted...

South Carolina

Chester man shot three times in car

A Chester man has been hospitalized after police say he was shot three times in his car overnight and found suffering from gunshot wounds as his car stood stalled near a railroad track.

Police: Masked men force entry into Rock Hill home, hold family at gunpoint

Two masked men held a Rock Hill family at gunpoint early Friday, forcing them inside their home and demanding money before they apparently revealed their identities, police said.

Police: Lancaster man who hit two officers with car turns himself in

The man who police say hit two officers with his car when he fled during a traffic stop last month has been arrested after he turned himself in on...

Tyzhe Hough

Boy, 11, burned with boiling water by another child at Rock Hill home

A Lancaster boy suffered severe burns after police say another boy threw boiling hot water on him as he sat in a backyard swimming pool in a Rock ...

An 11-year-old Lancaster boy was burned outside this home on Forest Glen Drive in the Benjamin's Ridge subdivision.

In photos: 30 years of banding hummingbirds

Bill Hilton Jr. celebrated 30 years of banding hummingbirds this week at his nature preserve outside York. Hilton has banded almost 5,000 birds in ...

Nation/World

CIA admits it broke into Senate computers; senators call for spy chief’s ouster

An internal CIA investigation confirmed allegations that agency personnel improperly intruded into a protected database used by Senate Intelligence...

John Brennan testifies before the Senate (Select) Intelligence Committee hearing on his nomination to be director of the Central Intelligence Agency, February 7, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Pete Marovich/MCT)

Lawmakers employ gimmicks to pay for highway funds

Congress is providing $11 billion to prevent a 28 percent reduction in federal highway and mass transit spending at the peak of the summer construction season. The Senate passed a House-written bill to augment federal gasoline and diesel fuel taxes...

Kerry condemns 'outrageous' Gaza truce violations

The Obama administration on Friday condemned violations of the internationally-brokered Gaza cease-fire by Palestinian militants and said the apparent abduction of an Israeli soldier would be a "barbaric" action.

US markets fall for a second day

U.S. markets were moving lower Friday, a day after a major sell-off. Energy stocks had some of the biggest losses after Chevron reported weaker oil...

FILE - This April 22, 2010, file photo, shows a Wall Street sign in front of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks slumped Thursday, July 31, 2014, as investors reacted to disappointing corporate earnings reports and assessed the implications of the approaching end to economic stimulus from the Federal Reserve.

With Iron Dome bill, US shows it has Israel's back

The Senate has approved $225 million to replenish Israel's missile defense system, and House approval is expected before lawmakers begin a summer break.

Sports

Hilton Head Christian, Hilton Head Prep, Thomas Heyward open football practice

Prep football is officially underway.

Chris Edwards, center, runs with the ball during practice on Thursday morning at Hilton Head Christian Academy on Hilton Head Island.

Beaufort County's coaches gather for annual convocation

As a new season of high school sports kicks off with football practices underway this week, Beaufort County public schools high school coaches gathered...

Jaguars' new coach Nelson excited as area schools open football practice

How excited is new Ridgeland-Hardeeville head coach Jahmaal Nelson about the start of practice Friday?

Novak out to big SC Amateur lead; JD Hoft top local golfer

Mount Pleasant's Andrew Novak busted out to a four-shot lead over Ben Fogler and Ryan Carpenter after Thursday's first round of the SCGA Amateur Championship...

J.D. Hoft watches his shot on No. 5 during the final round of the 2012 Beaufort City Championship at the Ocean Point Golf Links on Fripp Island. Hoft led by  as many as eight shots, holding on for a three-shot victory.

Price, Lester, Lackey traded in deadline flurry

Baseball fans were still trying to sort out the dizzying deals for postseason aces Jon Lester and John Lackey, Home Run Derby champ Yoenis Cespedes...

FILE - In this July 5, 2014 file photo, Boston Red Sox's Jon Lester gestures while pitching in the sixth inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Baltimore Orioles in Boston. A person with knowledge of the trade says the Athletics have won the Jon Lester sweepstakes, acquiring the left-hander along with outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Red Sox for slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes before Thursday's, July 31, 2014,  trade deadline. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither club announced the deal.
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