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Labor Day weekend to bolster solid year for Beaufort County tourism

Labor Day weekend should provide a strong close to a summer tourism season that has been one of the busiest in recent years in Beaufort County, hospitality...

Beachgoers flock to the water at Coligny Beach Park the morning of Aug. 29, 2014, as the Labor Day weekend gets underway on Hilton Head Island.

Hilton Head Plantation resident disputes gate toll for unpaid fees

Darryl Bailey, who owes the Hilton Head Plantation property owners association $4,300, said the $10 gate fee he is being charged because he has not...

Proposed Hilton Head subdivisions mark resurgence in development

Developers have proposed two subdivisions in recent months that signal a surge in housing not seen on Hilton Head Island since before the economic ...

Jasper County plantation employees plead guilty to killing dozens of owls, hawks

Three employees of a Jasper County plantation pleaded guilty Friday in U.S. District Court in Charleston to trapping and killing more than 30 great...

A red-tailed hawk.

Couple search for dog taken from Beaufort neighborhood

A Beaufort couple suspect someone snatched their Pomeranian from their front yard.

A Beaufort couple is searching for Cody, their five-year-old Pomeranian who went missing from their front yard Aug. 27, 2014.
Business

Proposed Hilton Head subdivisions mark resurgence in development

Developers have proposed two subdivisions in recent months that signal a surge in housing not seen on Hilton Head Island since before the economic...

Pet-groomer opens with G&G Feed and Seed in Burton

Kat Dailey has opened Kat's Dogs at G&G Grooming, a full-service pet grooming salon, in a partnership with G&G Feed and Seed of Burton.

Kat Dailey lifts the chin of a dog named Lucy while grooming the dog Aug. 29, 2014, at Kats's Dogs, 2 Broad River Blvd. in the Burton area.

Hilton Head Plantation resident disputes gate toll for unpaid fees

Darryl Bailey, who owes the Hilton Head Plantation property owners association $4,300, said the $10 gate fee he is being charged because he has not...

Labor Day weekend to bolster solid year for Beaufort County tourism

Labor Day weekend should provide a strong close to a summer tourism season that has been one of the busiest in recent years in Beaufort County, hospitality...

Beachgoers flock to the water at Coligny Beach Park the morning of Aug. 29, 2014, as the Labor Day weekend gets underway on Hilton Head Island.

Labor Day closings for Beaufort and Jasper counties

These offices will be closed Monday for Labor Day.

Features

When this accountant leaves the building, it's showtime for Elvis

During the week, Statesboro, Ga., resident Russ Lanier works at an accounting firm, sitting at a desk, reviewing tax law and consulting with clients...

Russ Lanier will perform "Elvis: Down at the End of Lonely Street" at 8 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina on Hilton Head Island.

Teen pop sensation Austin Mahone to perform in Lowcountry

America's newest teen pop sensation is headed to a concert hall near you. If you didn't know, that sensation...

Kat Robichaud of 'The Voice': It's OK to be a misfit

After a Top 10 finish on NBC's singing competition show "The Voice" last fall, Raleigh native Kat Robichaud moved quickly.

Kat Robichaud will perform Aug. 31 at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park in Charleston.

Alliance: O-negative blood in short supply

Supplies of O-negative blood are critically short, and a patient within the Blood Alliance's service area is in need, according to a news release...

Chef Charles Pejeau of Charbar Co.: 'I like burgers in between messy and neat'

Executive chef Charles Pejeau of Charbar Co. on Hilton Head Island talks about his perfect burger and favorite condiment.

Charles Pejeau is the executive chef at Charbar Co. on Hilton Head Island.
Opinion

School board member should resign from post

It is both a privilege and responsibility to serve as a public official, wielding direct influence over important community matters and adhering to rules that attempt to bring a measure of accountability and fairness to the system.

Who's being led by JV team now?

President Obama characterized ISIS, the radical Islam terrorist organization, as the "JV team" of terrorists. In fairness, he probably would not repeat that assessment now. But it is rather perverse that the world's ruthless and vicious regimes...

BMH staff top notch

After my experience at Beaufort Memorial Hospital on Aug. 4, I will hold the men and women on its staff in the highest regard.

Sting of defeat can last a season

As I read the article on the shellacking the Bluffton High School Bobcats administered to the Battery Creek High School football team, it reminded me of a past experience in my coaching tenure. My team was a competitive team in a Catholic Youth Organization...

Labor costs weighing down Postal Service

The following editorial appeared in the Orange County Register on Thursday, Aug. 28:

South Carolina

Former congresswoman Liz Patterson honored at fundraiser

True to the Maya Angelou quote scrolled at the bottom of the program, everyone at the Cleveland Park events center Thursday night seemed to have a...

Tom Thomson, candidate for state Superintendent of Education, left, recognizes Elizabeth Johnston "Liz" Patterson, former member of the U.S. House of Representatives, as he speaks during a fundraiser for Spartanburg County Democrats held Thursday at the Cleveland Park Event Center.

Columbia police investigating possible shots-fired near Perry Middle School

Columbia police are patrolling an area near Perry Middle School on Barhamville Road after a call Friday night reported possible shots fired near ...

CPD

Shoplifting suspect leads Clover police on 100mph chase

A North Carolina man sneaked past Family Dollar cashiers with his pants full of merchandise, then led officers on a high-speed chase through Clover on Thursday, police say.

Shoplifting suspect leads Clover police on 100 mph chase

A shoplifting suspect at the Family Dollar store in Clover led an officer on a high speed police chase to the state line.

Dash cam video of a police chase through Clover. Officials say shoplifting suspect Jerry Lee Dickey, 40, of Gastonia reached speeds of nearly 100 mph as he tried to evade police.

Myrtle Beach police unveil new Skywatch tower

Myrtle Beach police believe they have enhanced their ability to protect and help people during various events in the city.

The SkyWatch tower is an climate controlled room for two that has four surveillance video cameras and two powerful spot lights. One of the cameras can be panned and zoomed when officers want to make a close check of activity in an area. The tower can also be used unmanned with images being sent to a desktop computer on an officers smartphone.
Nation/World

11 of 24 trapped gold miners rescued in Nicaragua

The first 11 of 24 freelance gold miners trapped by a collapse in a mine in northern Nicaragua have been rescued and crews were working early Saturday...

A rescued miner, center, is greeted by another miner while being helped by a rescue worker as he leaves the El Comal gold and silver mine in Bonanza, Nicaragua, Friday. The first 11 of 24 freelance gold miners trapped by a collapse in the mine have been rescued and crews were working early Saturday to free more, officials said.

Pentagon: Iraq operations cost $560 million so far

U.S. military operations in Iraq, including airstrikes and surveillance flights, have cost about $560 million since mid-June, the Pentagon said Friday...

People chant anti-terrorism slogans during gathering to protest the Islamic State group's blockade on Amirli at Tahrir Square in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday. As the Obama administration considers a humanitarian relief operation in northern Iraq, the U.S. Central Command has announced three more airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group.

Quarantine for Ebola lifted in Liberia slum

Liberia’s government announced Friday night that it would lift an Ebola quarantine on a large slum here in the capital, 10 days after attempts...

Red Cross workers walk through a section of West Point on Wednesday. The area has been hit hard by the Ebola virus, with residents not allowed to leave as government forces clamp down on movement to prevent the spread of Ebola, in Monrovia, Liberia.

Syria’s violence prompts worst humanitarian crisis in a century

Nearly half of Syria’s population has been displaced either internally or externally as refugees in the worst humanitarian crisis to strike...

The complex civil war has driven at least 3 million people from Syria into neighboring countries.

James Brown biopic not so boffo at the box office

James Brown was a unique talent: mercurial, scrappy, self-promoting.

(L to R) Ben Bart (Dan Aykroyd) and James Brown (Chadwick Boseman) in “Get on Up”. Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film will give a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century.
Sports

Hilton Head Island survives Whale Branch, 20-6, to improve to 2-0

What started out as an all-out blitz never turned into a beatdown, but when the clock ran out, Hilton Head Island High School had once again found ...

Whale Branch at Hilton Head Island on August 29, 2014.

Bluffton forfeits 75-0 win over Battery Creek, pays $500 fine for ineligible player

The S.C. High School League informed Bluffton High School on Friday afternoon that, as a result of allowing an ineligible player to participate in ...

Bluffton falls to 0-2 after physical 21-8 loss at Effingham (Ga.) County

It was a tough day for the Bluffton Bobcats.

Still trying to find rhythm, Battery Creek falls to Estill, 24-18

The season is young, but the Battery Creek High School football team has experienced a little of everything in just a couple weeks and emerged bruised...

Highlights from the Battery Creek vs. Estill football game on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 at Battery Creek High School.

Beaufort High makes too many mistakes in 32-20 loss at Colleton County

Jeffrey Tookes ran for two touchdowns and a 2-point conversion and Keaton Butler caught a touchdown pass from Courtney Piatt, but it wasn't enough ...

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