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Hilton Head mayoral candidates talk Sea Pines traffic

Questions posed to Hilton Head Island mayoral candidates Friday concerned two issues -- new zoning rules and a planned University of South Carolina...

Hilton Head Island mayoral candidates answer a question on the recently revised LMO during a candidate forum sponsored by Sea Pines CSA at Sea Pines Community Center on Oct. 24, 2014.

Fright Night: Fear and terror for a good cause

The Hilton Head Firefighters Association Haunted House charitable fundraiser runs through Oct. 30 at Pineland Station on Hilton Head Island.

Tour goers react as they walk through the Hilton Head Firefighters Association Haunted House, "Seven Nights of Doom," at Pineland Station on Oct. 18, 2014.

In Good Faith: 'Being with "poor people" is an eye-opener and a heart-changer'

The Rev. Sandy Grant, a deacon at All Saints Episcopal Church on Hilton Head Island, talks about her local projects and mission trips.

The Rev. Sandy Grant is a deacon of All Saints Episcopal Church on Hilton Head Island.

Former Hilton Head band's time with long-lost cat Moka cut short

Days after a former Hilton Head Island band reunited with its 12-year-old Siamese cat, Moka, the animal's declining health forced members to put him...

Moka relaxes in Davey Masteller's arms the afternoon of Oct. 22, 2014, outside of The Jazz Corner on Hilton Head Island.  Eight years ago Masteller was in a band called The Fresh Hots and Moka lived with him and his bandmates until one night when Moka got out and did not come back.  Just a few days before this photograph was taken, Masteller and his bandmates were contacted by the Hilton Head Humane Association and were told that Moka had been found wandering in the street. Sadly, the cat had to be euthanized Oct. 24, 2014, because of serious health problems, making the reunion short-lived.

Two pounds of marijuana found in car on Hilton Head

A 28-year-old Hilton Head Island man was arrested Thursday after investigators seized about two pounds of marijuana from his car...

Matthew Claxton
Business

Hilton Head mayoral candidates talk Sea Pines traffic

Questions posed to Hilton Head Island mayoral candidates Friday concerned two issues -- new zoning rules and a planned University of South Carolina...

Hilton Head Island mayoral candidates answer a question on the recently revised LMO during a candidate forum sponsored by Sea Pines CSA at Sea Pines Community Center on Oct. 24, 2014.

Bay Street tree-trimming, Duke Street construction starts next week

Two city of Beaufort roadway projects -- tree-cutting along Bay Street and improvements to Duke Street -- could affect travel next week.

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Charitable groups hope ballot measure legalizes raffles

Raffles might seem like an innocent way for organizations to raise money, but if you've ever bought or sold a ticket for one in South Carolina, you...

Sen. Davis, local committee make final push for land-preservation referendum

State Sen. Tom Davis and a committee of local residents are making a final push to support a ballot measure to borrow $20 million for land preservation...

Candle program to cast light on Alzheimer's

Memory Matters will host a commemorative candle lighting as part of a national Alzheimer's Foundation of America observance at 4 p.m. Nov. 9 in Jarvis Creek Park on Hilton Head Island.

Features

Life, music of Lowcountry native son Johnny Mercer takes the stage in Beaufort

Beaufort County performers shed light on the man behind "Moon River" and "Skylark" at ARTWorks show.

Chris Robinson Brotherhood comes to Charleston for 3 nights of shows

Many know Chris Robinson's principle collaborator in his primary gig, the Black Crowes, by and large because it's his brother, Rich. And if you've ...

My First Car: 'Little did (my parents) know I would use it to go off-roading'

As the Hilton Head Island Concours d'Elegance & Motoring Festival approaches, we have been thinking about cars: specifically, the first ones we owned.

Island Packet and Beaufort Gazette staff reporter Sarah Bowman poses for a photo in her first vehicle, a 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo.

In Good Faith: 'Being with "poor people" is an eye-opener and a heart-changer'

The Rev. Sandy Grant, a deacon at All Saints Episcopal Church on Hilton Head Island, talks about her local projects and mission trips.

The Rev. Sandy Grant is a deacon of All Saints Episcopal Church on Hilton Head Island.

No foundation for considering Ebola wrath of God

What are religious leaders saying today about the Ebola virus? A lot depends on where we are talking about, as well as what religion.

A team in protective gear buries a person suspected to have died of Ebola on Oct. 18 in Monrovia, Liberia.
Opinion

SC smart to prepare in case Ebola strikes

One of the most unsettling aspects of the Ebola outbreak is that the Centers for Disease Control and American hospitals were unprepared for it. Seeing the health care institutions on which we rely caught flat-footed is unnerving and unacceptable.

Mary Sanchez: We have much to learn about homegrown jihadists

The last leg on the road to jihad began with a day of ditching school.

Shame on Texas and the US Supreme Court

In allowing Texas' voter identification law to go into effect, at least for the November election, the U.S. Supreme Court last week showed the nation precisely what it meant in 2013 when its conservatives struck down the heart of the Voting Rights...

The last straw for big soda?

The following editorial appeared in the Orange County Register on Thursday, Oct. 23:

Trick or treat? Government's Halloween tax costume

Autumn is now upon us. The leaves are changing, temperatures are falling, football is in full swing, and one of Americans' favorite holidays is just about to arrive on our doorstep. Kids across the country will don costumes and race from home to ...

South Carolina

In photos: Bobby Harrell pleads guilty

Scenes inside a Richland County Courtroom, Thursday, October 23, when former SC House Speaker Bobby Harrell pleaded guilty to corruption charges.

Bobby Harrell, speaker of the S.C. House since 2005, pleaded guilty to six counts of use of campaign funds for personal expenses on Thursday morning and has agreed to resign immediately from his House seat.

In photos: Al Sharpton

Civil rights activist the Rev. Al Sharpton speaks at the annual alumnae banquet for Benedict College graduates in Irmo, October 24, 2014.

Civil rights activist the Rev. Al Sharpton speaks at the annual alumnae banquet for Benedict College graduates  at the Doubletree hotel in Irmo.

Tax plan splits Lexington County GOP

The conflict in Lexington County over a sales tax plan for roads and other improvements is intensifying a split among Republicans who dominate local...

In photos: Pitt bulls rescued

About a dozen pit bulls that had been bred and trained for illegal fighting in a wooded area outside Gaston in rural Lexington County were rescued ...

The ASPCA Field Investigations and Response (FIR) Team rescued a number of dogs from a Gaston home where the FBI were serving a warrant. The team put the dogs into a mobile transport trailer to be taken for medical evaluation and rehabilitation. They also collected evidence from the dog yard. 10/24/14

Dog Rescue

The ASPCA Field Investigations and Response (FIR) Team rescued a number of dogs from a Gaston home where the FBI were serving a warrant. The team put the dogs into a mobile transport trailer to be taken for medical evaluation and rehabilitation. They...

Nation/World

Shooter targeted 3 girls, 2 male cousins at Washington high school

A freshman homecoming prince, reportedly angry about a girl, pulled out a gun and opened fire in a crowded cafeteria at Marysville-Pilchuck High ...

A tearful Marysville Pilchuck High School senior, Cassandra LaBrake, right, is safely reunited with her mother Shellie LaBrake, left, at a reunification center near the scene of a school shooting that left two dead and four wounded Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Wash. )

Cremation fears leave empty Ebola beds in Liberia

Even as Liberians fall ill and die of Ebola, more than half the beds in treatment centers in the capital remain empty, an unintended consequence of the government’s order that the bodies of all suspected Ebola victims in Monrovia be cremated...

In predictable fashion, Ebola rocks American public

For Triston Crowl, 20, the arrival of teams dressed in yellow hazmat suits looking for Ebola in his Dallas neighborhood – helicopters flying...

Mott Hall High School student Brian Binion, right, and fellow students read fliers about Ebola risk, near the apartment building of Ebola patient Dr. Craig Spencer, in New York, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014.

Toxic partisanship? Clinton says he had it worse, yet got things done

President Barack Obama heads into midterm elections in which he may face crushing losses. He has been spurned by his own party, whose candidates do...

Bill Clinton and Al Gore celebrate at the Democratic National Convention at Madison Square Garden in New York, July 17, 1992.

Gun rampage kills 2 deputies in California capital

Danny Oliver’s last shift ended with the veteran Sacramento sheriff’s deputy doing something he would have done countless times before...

Police respond to an officer-involved shooting near the intersection of Alta Arden and Ethan Way in Sacramento on Friday.
Sports

Orangeburg-Wilkinson puts end to Hilton Head Island playoff hopes

The Hilton Head Island High School Seahawks entered Friday night's home game knowing that it was a must-win contest in order to keep their slim playoff...

Orangeburg-Wilkinson at Hilton Head Island on October 24, 2014.

Hanahan hands Beaufort High a setback, 24-14

The stage was lit for the Beaufort High School football team.

Hanahan travels to Beaufort on Oct. 24, 2014.

Royals edge Giants 3-2 for 2-1 World Series lead

All season long and deep into October, the Kansas City Royals have relied on their winning formula of fundamental baseball: sparkling defense, a dominant...

Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer takes the throw to first as San Francisco Giants Gregor Blanco dives to first base on a ground out during the eighth inning of Game 3 of baseball's World Series Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in San Francisco.

Hilton Head Prep tops Dorchester Academy 24-15, clinches home playoff game

Finish over .500. Check.

Whale Branch football game at Garrett rescheduled for Monday

Friday night’s game between Whale Branch Early College High School and Garrett Academy Tech has been rescheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday at Garrett...

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