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Kuchar's blast from bunker secures Heritage victory

Matt Kuchar overcame a recent history of final-round woes by holing out a bunker shot on the 72nd hole Sunday at Harbour Town Golf Links, winning the...

Matt Kuchar reacts after his chip shot for birdie from the bunker on No. 18 finds the hole to clinch the 2014 championship of the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing on Sunday at Harbour Town Golf Links in Sea Pines on Hilton Head Island S.C. The birdie propelled him to sole possession of the lead at 11-under-par, one stroke better than runner up Luke Donald.

Boston Marathon finish line in sight again for Hilton Head tennis instructor

Louie Cap spends his days as a tennis instructor at the Van der Meer Racquet Club on Hilton Head Island. On Monday, he'll be back in Boston to run ...

Ludwig "Louie" Cap of Hilton Head Island will be running the Boston Marathon this year for the 39th time.  He participated in the 2013 Boston Marathon and was just blocks away from the finish line when the first bomb went off.

Former Marine building 'Born on Parris Island' brand

Most Marines who have gone through boot camp in the Lowcountry know the line "Born on Parris Island." Former Marine Jay Joseph hopes to turn that ...

After 25 years, Hilton Head-based LINKS Magazine works to stay fresh in digital age

As traditional media go digital, LINKS Magazine publisher Jack Purcell said his quarterly golf publication's niche -- a focus on travel and lifestyle...

Hilton Head Island's only national magazine is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

Firefighters run Hilton Head Island 5K in full gear for charity

Three participants in the Hilton Head Island Bridge Run showed up Sunday in some unusual running gear: their firefighting equipment.

Firefighters from the Burton Fire District, organized by Firefighter and engineer Alex Murray ran a 5K in full gear to raise support for firefighters diagnosed with cancer, along with awareness about the prevalence of cancer among firefighters. Go to code3foracure.com to learn more.
Business

Business chilling out at charity concession stands

Concessionaires have seen better days at the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing.

Zachary Ellison of Piedmont, S.C., won the Best Dressed in Plaid contest during "Plaid Nation Day."

Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas

Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging...

FILE - This Jan. 9, 2009, file photo shows equipment inside a pilot plant in Scotland, S.D., that turns corn cob into cellulosic ethanol, a precursor to a commercial-scale biorefinery planned for Emmetsburg, Iowa. Biofuels made from corn leftovers after harvest are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a cleaner oil alternative from the start and will help climate change.

Construction frenzy in Beirut alters city skyline

One by one, the old traditional houses of Beirut are vanishing as luxury towers sprout up on every corner, altering the city's skyline almost beyond...

In this February 18, 2014 photo, a construction worker is carried in a basket by a crane, as he works on a luxury tower, in Beirut, Lebanon. Beirut is no different than Dubai, Doha or other major world cities overtaken by a global trend for modern, tall buildings. But in a country that prides itself on its rich history, many complain that Lebanon is losing its charm and character, often said to be the only thing going for it.

Effort underway to revitalize 'Arkansas Grown'

Two months after Arkansas agricultural officials gathered at the Governor's Mansion to announce efforts to revitalize the "Arkansas Grown" program, nearly 150 farmers and buyers have added their names to a list of willing project participants.

Fox executive fired over Flight 370 charity email

A veteran Fox executive who used her company email account to plan aid for loved ones of the missing Malaysian airplane's passengers has been fired.

Features

Celebrate National Poetry Month with your kids at local libraries

April is National Poetry Month, and we invite you to celebrate with the Beaufort County Public Library system. Your local library has plenty of poetry...

'It was a blast': 'Southern Charm' star and Hilton Head Island native Shep Rose reflects on show

Monday night marks the finale of Bravo TV's freshman series "Southern Charm," a reality show that created a buzz around the Lowcountry, where it was...

Hilton Head Island native Shep Rose, star of "Southern Charm," which has its finale at 10 p.m. April 21 on Bravo.

Author's Corner: A chat with Allan Winneker, author of "Border Line: A Novel"

An interview with Allan Winneker of Okatie, who wrote "Border Line: A Novel."

Allan Winneker is the author of "€Å"Border Line: A Novel."€

Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, died Sunday. He was 76.

FILE - In this June 8, 2001 file photo, former middleweight boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, left, is escorted by an unidentified security guard into the venue where Laila Ali and Jacqui Frazier-Lyde will box each other in Verona, NY. Carter, who spent almost 20 years in jail after twice being convicted of a triple murder he denied committing, died at his home in Toronto, Sunday, April 20, 2014, according to long-time friend and co-accused John Artis. He was 76.

Fox executive fired over Flight 370 charity email

A veteran Fox executive who used her company email account to plan aid for loved ones of the missing Malaysian airplane's passengers has been fired.

Opinion

District must prove need for additional dollars

Suppose a friend who couldn't pay his bills spent $10 on lottery tickets.

Republicans intent on wrecking this country

Despite our country’s history that includes the disenfranchisement of women and the enslavement of blacks, some conservatives insist that the founders of our great country were right about almost everything. Well, here in South Carolina...

What a difference a comma can make

The preamble of the Constitution of the United States reads: "We the people of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare...

Obama a disaster for Americans, world

The killers of four Americans roam free in Benghazi, but Obama sends hundreds of armed agents to a Nevada ranch to intimidate ranchers and round up cows. Meanwhile, Obama sends only food rations to Ukrainians fighting off a Russian invasion.

Sea Pines chairman takes long view on capital improvements

Chairman of Sea Pines Resort explains why $50 million investment makes sense.

Matt Goodwin
South Carolina

RBC Heritage Photos: Final Round

Some moments from the final round of the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing at Harbour Town Golf Links in Sea Pines on Hilton Head Island, S.C.

Matt Kuchar celebrates after his chip shot for birdie on No. 18 finds the hole to clinch the 2014 championship of the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing on Sunday at Harbour Town Golf Links in Sea Pines on Hilton Head Island S.C. The birdie from the greenside bunker propelled him to sole possession of the lead at 11-under-par, one stroke better than runner up Luke Donald.

Louie Cap plans to run Boston Marathon for 39th time this year

Ludwig "Louie" Cap of Hilton Head Island will be running the Boston Marathon this year for the 39th time. He participated in the 2013 Boston Marathon...

Ludwig "Louie" Cap of Hilton Head Island will be running the Boston Marathon this year for the 39th time.  He participated in the 2013 Boston Marathon and was just blocks away from the finish line when the first bomb went off.

RBC Heritage Photos: Round 3

Some moments from the third round of the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing at Harbour Town Golf Links in Sea Pines on Hilton Head Island, S.C.

<span>Luke Donald salutes the crowd after holing out on No. 18 during the third round of the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing on Saturday at Harbour Town Golf Links in Sea Pines on Hilton Head Island S.C. His 5-under-par round propelled him to a two-stroke lead over John Huh, at 8-under-par.</span>

SC deputies arrest nearly 50 in cockfighting bust

Nearly 50 people face criminal charges after South Carolina deputies raided a cockfight that drew people from across the state and North Carolina.

SC police: Man beaten after shouting racial slurs

South Carolina police say a man is recovering from a beating by dozens of men riled after he insulted women and shouted racial slurs.

Nation/World

4 French journalists home after long Syrian ordeal

Four French journalists kidnapped and held for 10 months in Syria returned home Sunday to joyful families, a presidential welcome and questions about...

Released French hostage Didier Francois, left, is welcomed by his family upon arrival at the Villacoublay military airbase, outside Paris, Sunday April 20, 2014. Francois and three other French journalists kidnapped and held for 10 months in Syria returned home on Sunday to joyful families awaiting them. The four were freed by their captives a day earlier at the Turkish border.

Ahead of vote, Syria's Assad visits seized village

Syria's embattled president marked Easter with a tour Sunday of an ancient Christian village recently recaptured by his forces, an important symbolic...

This photo provided by the anti-government activist group Aleppo Media Center (AMC), which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrian citizens looking up to the sky as they follow a government forces warplane, in Aleppo, Syria, Sunday April 20, 2014.

Celebrating Easter _ and creativity _ in New York

Some wore their Sunday best in New York's annual Easter Parade on Fifth Avenue, but others simply spruced up their St. Patrick's Day or Halloween ...

Dressed for the occasion, Karen Zandri, foreground left, and her daughter Paige Capala, foreground right, pose for photographs as they take part in the Easter Parade along New York's Fifth Avenue, Sunday, April 20, 2014.

Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter

Marking Christianity's most hopeful day, Pope Francis made an Easter Sunday plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria, for an end to terrorist...

Flowers from the Netherlands decorate St. Peter's Square as Pope Francis arrives to celebrate an Easter Mass in St. Peter's Square at the the Vatican, Sunday, April 20, 2014. Francis is celebrating Christianity's most joyous day, Easter Sunday, under sunny skies in St. Peter's.

Anti-junta Myanmar journalist Win Tin dies at 85

Win Tin, a prominent journalist who became Myanmar's longest-serving political prisoner after challenging military rule by co-founding the National...

In this Oct. 24, 2013 photo, Win Tin, a former political prisoner and an opposition party stalwart poses for a picture at his home in Yangon, Myanmar. Win Tin, a prominent journalist who became Myanmar's longest-serving political prisoner after challenging military rule by co-founding the National League for Democracy has died. He was 85. He died of renal failure Monday morning, April 21, 2014, family said.
Sports

Kuchar's blast from bunker secures Heritage victory

Matt Kuchar overcame a recent history of final-round woes by holing out a bunker shot on the 72nd hole Sunday at Harbour Town Golf Links, winning the...

Matt Kuchar reacts after his chip shot for birdie from the bunker on No. 18 finds the hole to clinch the 2014 championship of the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing on Sunday at Harbour Town Golf Links in Sea Pines on Hilton Head Island S.C. The birdie propelled him to sole possession of the lead at 11-under-par, one stroke better than runner up Luke Donald.

McCombs: Will this finally be Donald's year at Harbour Town

It was a long, difficult day of golf at Harbour Town Golf Links. And like so many long days at Harbour Town in recent memory, it ended with Luke Donald...

<span>Luke Donald salutes the crowd after holing out on No. 18 during the third round of the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing on Saturday at Harbour Town Golf Links in Sea Pines on Hilton Head Island S.C. His 5-under-par round propelled him to a two-stroke lead over John Huh, at 8-under-par.</span>

Schwartzel 3 back at Heritage, still looking for follow-up win to 2011 Masters

Charl Schwartzel's first PGA Tour win was one to remember, a two-stroke victory at the 2011 Masters.

Charl Schwartzel putts the ball on the 6th hole during the 3rd round of the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing on Saturday at Harbour Town Golf Links in Sea Pines on Hilton Head Island S.C.

Heritage Notebook: Thompson makes charge on front 9 at Harbour Town

A few surprise contenders introduced themselves to the leaderboard at the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing on Saturday, but perhaps none more emphatically...

Nicholas Thompson waves to the crowd after his birdie on No. 9 during the third round of the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing on Saturday at Harbour Town Golf Links in Sea Pines on Hilton Head Island S.C.

Wet weather provides dry run for potential Heritage parking changes

Tournament officials and fans caught a glimpse Saturday of the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing's potential parking set up for next year, which could...

Patrons wait to board a bus to shuttle them from one of the back parking lots at Hilton Head Island High School to Harbour Town Golf Links for the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing in Sea Pines on Hilton Head Island S.C. on Saturday afternoon.  Due to extensive rain on Friday night, general parking was moved to Hilton Head Island High School.
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