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Plans for new Palmetto Bluff 60-acre village under review

Palmetto Bluff developers plan to build a new commercial and residential village on 60 acres inside the upscale community.

A map of land uses prepared by Thomas & Hutton for May River Forest LLC of site expansion plans for Palmetto Bluff, submitted in July 2014 for review by the town of Bluffton.

Town of Hilton Head hires economic-development director

Don Kirkman of Atlantic Beach, N.C., will work to lure companies to Hilton Head Island by going on scouting trips, meeting with corporate executives...

Attempts to revive sales tax proposal fall short under tight deadline

A proposal for a 1 percent sales tax to fund capital projects cannot be revived in time to get it on the ballot in November, Beaufort County's attorney...

More private carriers entering Beaufort County coastal insurance market

More private insurers are selling wind coverage to coastal property owners in Beaufort County, leading to a decline in the number of homeowners in ...

Column: 'Unknown Float' puts new face on Beaufort Water Festival lore

Four otherwise responsible adults pull off a secret spoof in front of everybody in town.

Mary Patrick and Weezie Gibson practice their waves in the Big Star parking lot, as the incognito beauty queens on the "Unknown Float" in the 1983 Beaufort Water Festival Grand Parade.
Business

Boundary Street project delayed, will be rebid

The Boundary Street revitalization project has been delayed -- again.

Traffic as seen at the intersection of Robert Smalls Parkway and Boundary Street in Beaufort the afternoon of June 11, 2014.

Attempts to revive sales tax proposal fall short under tight deadline

A proposal for a 1 percent sales tax to fund capital projects cannot be revived in time to get it on the ballot in November, Beaufort County's attorney...

More private carriers entering Beaufort County coastal insurance market

More private insurers are selling wind coverage to coastal property owners in Beaufort County, leading to a decline in the number of homeowners in...

Town of Hilton Head hires economic-development director

Don Kirkman of Atlantic Beach, N.C., will work to lure companies to Hilton Head Island by going on scouting trips, meeting with corporate executives...

Bluffton officials unveil Goethe Road area sidewalk plan

Bluffton unveiled plans for sidewalks along Goethe Road and other nearby streets Tuesday, but some residents are concerned about the route the new...

Features

Professional Opinion: Is it OK to sleep with your contacts in?

Douglas Black, an optometrist at Darling Eye Center in Bluffton and on Hilton Head Island, discusses the dangers of keeping your contacts in overnight...

Douglas Black, an optometrist at Darling Eye Center in Bluffton and on Hilton Head Island.

What's her secret?: 'Prioritize and don't feel guilty about it'

Amand DuBose, a Bluffton mom of two, shares her birthday-party tips and her hidden talent.

Amanda DuBose and her husband, Jason, sit with their two children Delia, 6, and Dalton, 2, in the living room at their home on Tuesday, July 15 in Bluffton.

Hilton Head Island man and his son develop historic walking tour app of Charleston

Jeff Wilson and his wife, Gerri, stood on a street corner in Old Town Montreal in 2012, trying to figure out what the beautiful building was at the...

Jeff Wilson, right, and his son, Jay, have developed an app that allows people to take historic walking tours of Charleston at their own leisure.

In Good Faith: 'We've seen prayers answered'

Joy Kircher, the founder of Plant the Seed Ministry in Beaufort, talks about what inspired her to reach out to people in need.

Joy Kircher, the founder of Plant the Seed Ministry, stands in the garden behind The Atlantic Inn in Beaufort.

Beaufort woman sets example for all with her sharing, kindness

Everything Ruth Qualls has done in her life has been done with style and class.

Opinion

Town must work now on Coligny parking fix

Despite the apparent need for additional parking, Hilton Head Island Town Council has nixed improvements to the dirt lot next to the Coligny Beach parking lot on Pope Avenue.

Veterans' medical care excellent in Lowcountry

In a letter published July 10, it was suggested that the Veterans Administration be done away with completely because of its health care problems.

Israel often wrongly portrayed as victim

It seems crazy that the Palestinians would risk the disproportionate Israeli response to their ineffective rockets once again.

It's disgraceful to waste food

Thousands, thousands, thousands of our world's people are desperate for food and water. Thousands die of starvation.

GOP trying to fool us about war on women

Republicans tell us that there is no GOP "War on Women" and insist they have only the best interest of women at heart.

South Carolina

Mike Campbell appointed to workers' comp panel

Gov. Nikki Haley has appointed Mike Campbell to serve on the South Carolina Workers' Compensation Commission.

Summerville man dies in pond at sand mine

A 29-year-old Summerville man has died after he fell into a pond at a sand mine in Colleton County.

Gov. Christie visits Colorado for fundraiser

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is visiting political battleground Colorado for a fundraiser with the state's GOP gubernatorial candidate, Bob Beauprez, before heading to Aspen for events with other party leaders.

Riverbanks Zoo tops 1 million visitors

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden in Columbia has a fifth straight year with attendance of more than 1 million people.

SC camp attendees get to work out with Gamecocks

Kids attending a summer camp conducted by the Richland County Sheriff's Department are getting a special treat.

Nation/World

Runoff primary decide nominations for Congress

The retirement of Republican U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss set off a political game of musical chairs that was partially settled with Tuesday's primary runoff election.

US: Russia 'created the conditions' for shoot-down

Senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday that Russia was responsible for "creating the conditions" that led to the shooting down of Malaysia...

President Barack Obama visits the Dutch Embassy in Washington to sign a book of condolence, joined by Deputy Chief of Mission Peter Mollema, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Most of the 298 people aboard the Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down near the border between Ukraine and Russia were Dutch citizens.

Plane crash bodies removed from war zone

A train bearing the dead from the downed Malaysian airliner finally reached Ukrainian government-held territory Tuesday, but the pro-Russian separatists...

Pro-Russian rebels, right, followed by members of the OSCE mission, walk by plane wreckage as they arrive for a media briefing at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. A team of Malaysian investigators visited the site along with members of the OSCE mission for the first time since last week's crash.

Dueling rulings: Courts split on health law clash

President Barack Obama's health care law is snarled in another big legal battle, with two federal appeals courts issuing contradictory rulings on a...

A view of the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse that houses the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in Washington.  Obama's health care law is enmeshed in another big legal battle after two federal appeals courts issued contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday.

Black colleges face hard choices on $25M Koch gift

America's black colleges are struggling for funds. The Republican Party is struggling to attract black voters.

Sports

2014 All-Area Girls Track and Field: Beaufort High pole vaulter Jackie Barnes, BC coach Tyrone Pierce lead way

Jackie Barnes will tell you, with no pun intended, that the bar is set high.

Beaufort High pole vaulter Jackie Barnes is the Athlete of the Year on the all-area girls track team.

Bluffton High hosting youth football camp Saturday

Bluffton High School and the Bluffton Bobcats Football Club will host their seventh annual youth football camp on Saturday.

Football legend Herschel Walker coming to MCAS Beaufort, Parris Island

Herschel Walker will visit the Lowcountry to share this message with area service members: It's OK to ask for help.

Former NFL running back Herschel Walker

Hilton Head Prep facing turnover among athletics coaches

With the summer break drawing ever closer to a close, Hilton Head Prep athletics director Rich Basirico provided several updates on some changes in...

Clemson players ready to prove Tigers belong among elite football teams

There’s a thin line between motivation and focus – and Clemson’s toeing it to spark a meaningful 2014 campaign.

Clemson’s Vic Beasley says he understands that Florida State is getting all the preseason buzz because the Seminoles won the national title last season.
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