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Tracking the wild ponies of Little Horse Island

Volunteers fight to preserve wild marsh pony population in Beaufort County.

In an attempt to control the herd of wild ponies to be self sufficient, workers will geld all the colts and introduce a reproductive vaccine to all the Mares as well as ID each horse and give each horse an examination looking at their overall health. Being a small isolated herd of ponies they have some disadvantages.  The herd hasn't had any opportunities to introduce new genetics to the herd. The hope is that now the herd can focus on nutrition and developmental issues opposed to reproduction year after year.  Concerns and recent events — one pony was struck and killed by a car last month when it wandered from the marsh — have propelled the community into action. Unable and unwilling to accept a Little Horse Island without the ponies, they are working to protect and preserve this Beaufort County treasure.

'I'm a New York City marathoner': 2-time cancer survivor walks despite odds

Two-time cancer survivor Gena Wilson, who grew up in Beaufort, walked the New York City Marathon and refused to give up on her goal despite mounting...

Gena Wilson, who has survived cancer twice and grew up in Beaufort, walked the New York City Marathon recently.

Tests challenge dogs who comfort the needy

When Emily Bridges was hospitalized after an accident with her horse six years ago, she experienced firsthand the joy and comfort her dog Gracie built...

Both of Emily Bridges' Welsh springer spaniels, Gracie, left, and Brynne, passed Saturday's test in Beaufort to become certified therapy dogs.

Noise from F-35B comparable to F/A-18s, new study says

The new F-35B fighters flying over Beaufort might not sound like their older counterparts, but they are no louder, according to data released last ...

Maintainers with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 501 move in to secure the wheels of an F-35B Lightning II joint strike fighter variant at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.

Boy with fake gun dies after shot by Ohio officer

A 12-year-old boy shot by police after grabbing what turned out to be a replica gun died from his wounds Sunday, a day after officers responded to...

This video screen grab shows police at the scene of the shooting.

More stores opening on Thanksgiving Day

While many merchants began decorating for the holidays weeks ago, the holiday shopping season begins in earnest this week with more stores than ever opening on Thanksgiving Day.

York, Chester team up with neighboring counties to market I-77

The I-77 Alliance was formed in November 2013 by officials in York, Chester and Fairfield counties to market the I-77 corridor. Richland County recently...

In marketing the I-77 Alliance, Rich Fletcher is likely to talk about Charlotte or Columbia first as people recognize those places, and then get to what the counties of York, Chester, Fairfield and Richland have to offer.

New day rising in the I-77 corridor

Three big job announcements this year – one in normally placid Chester County – signal the start of a new chapter of commercial development...

SC Gov. Nikki Haley signals 4, the number of tire manufacturers now operating in South Carolina. Giti Tires announced in June their first North American manufacturing facility in Chester County.

Springs Memorial doctors focus on esophagus treatment

Four doctors at Springs Memorial Hospital in Lancaster trained to treat pre-cancerous condition know as Barrett’s Esophagus

Springs Memorial Hospital in Lancaster.

Sunday business calebdar, November 23

Upcoming events planned by Midlands area associations and clubs.


'I'm a New York City marathoner': 2-time cancer survivor walks despite odds

Two-time cancer survivor Gena Wilson, who grew up in Beaufort, walked the New York City Marathon and refused to give up on her goal despite mounting...

Gena Wilson, who has survived cancer twice and grew up in Beaufort, walked the New York City Marathon recently.

At Music To Your Mouth festival, bacon grows on trees

At Palmetto Bluff's Music To Your Mouth culinary festival on Saturday, David Hussey stood looking over the May River amid a copse of mossy oaks.

Palmetto Bluff's Music To Your Mouth Festival on November 22, 2014.

What happens if you put 6-year-olds in charge of Thanksgiving?

Hilton Head Island first-graders tell us how to cook a turkey.

Hilton Head Island Elementary School for the Creative Arts teacher Stephanie Creger poses with her first-grade class. She asked her students to explain how to cook a turkey for a recent writing prompt.

Plant a tree to celebrate Arbor Day and counter land-clearing in Lowcountry

There was never a better time to celebrate Arbor Day than this year. The destruction of trees to clear land to build commercial stores and other business...

Hilton Head Island School for the Creative Arts fifth-graders -- students from the Junior Garden Club -- tour the island to identify oak trees.

Hunting Island State Park hosts: Friends who wear many hats

Thanks to Mike and Norma Allen for giving us a look into what goes into being a host at Hunting Island State Park.

Pictured are Mike and Norma Allen.

Court makes right call in school funding case

After 21 years, a legal battle waged by more than two dozen S.C. school districts accusing the state of South Carolina of failing to provide a "minimally adequate" education for its poor and rural students has been decided. The state Supreme Court...

New acronym a better fit for tea party members

A misinformed tea party letter writer incorrectly states that "tea" in tea party stands for "taxed enough already." Since the 2008 presidential election when the tea party took over the Republican Party and its stated goal was to make President...

A few don't have right to end gun rights for all

I see where a Moms Demand Action group has decided to target Kroger stores for a local campaign.

Gruber videos show what Democrats think

The disclosure of the Jonathan Gruber videos simply confirms what many Americans already knew -- that Obamacare, which barely passed without any Republican votes through the use of shameful legislative scheming, became law only because of incredible...

Thanksgiving starts with giving and ends with thanks

Two Lowcountry women tell why they would travel the globe to help people living in poverty.

<p class="p1">Beverly Lawyer Berry stands at far left with the Habitat for Humanity International team building a brick home in <span class="s1">Malawi</span>, Africa. They are posing as "Charlie's Angels" because that's what the team called itself.
South Carolina

Crime Stoppers offers reward for information regarding Clemson student’s death

Crime Stoppers is offering a $2,000 reward for anyone who has information regarding the death of 19-year-old Clemson student Tucker Hipps.

Tucker Hipps

Police report armed robbery at Litchfield restaurant

Police said a man robbed a Litchfield restaurant at gunpoint on Sunday evening.

Most wanted – Brandon Scott Tilley

DATE OF BIRTH: June 20, 1987

Brandon Scott Tilley

Former CCU quarterback Tyler Thigpen facing DUI charges

Former Coastal Carolina University quarterback Tyler Thigpen, who was inducted into the school’s athletics hall of fame last week, is facing...

Tyler Thigpen

Argument between brothers leads to fatal stabbing

Columbia police have arrested a man who fatally stabbed his brother after an argument broke out between them early Sunday morning, according to police...


Azalea wins 1st ever award at AMA

Breakthrough newcomer Iggy Azalea won her first award ever at the American Music Awards, taking down rap heavyweights Eminem and Drake.

Iggy Azalea performs on stage at the 42nd annual American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Los Angeles.

Crew docks at International Space Station

A Soyuz capsule carrying three astronauts from Russia, the United States and Italy docked Monday with the International Space Station, less than ...

The Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz TMA-15M space ship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station, ISS, blasts off at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. The Russian rocket carries U.S. astronaut Terry Virts, Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov and Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti.

Flamboyant and flawed former DC mayor dies

President Barack Obama and congressional lawmakers mourned the death Sunday of Marion Barry, Washington, D.C.’s flamboyant and flawed former...

Marion Barry died early Sunday morning at the age of 78 at Washington&#x2019;s United Medical Center.

Anxieties mount as Ferguson awaits jury decision

Despite preparations for a weekend decision in the Ferguson shooting case, the grand jurors apparently need more time to deliberate, and the uncertainty...

Police stand guard during a demonstration outside the Ferguson Police Department, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo.

Japan, China struck by powerful earthquakes

A pair of earthquakes strike Japan and China, causing deaths, injuries and significant damage.

This aerial photo shows collapsed houses after a strong earthquake hit Hakuba, Nagano prefecture, central Japan, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014.

Dye leads Clemson to 28-0 win over Panthers

Clemson quarterback Cole Stoudt was glad for two things against Georgia State — the victory and the boost of confidence it gave the Tigers heading...

Clemson wide receiver Mike Williams (7) runs after a catch as Georgia State cornerback Bruce Dukes (27) defends during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Clemson, S.C.

South Carolina gets bowl eligible with 37-12 win

South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier asked everyone to give his defense credit at least four different times after the Gamecocks 37-12 win over South...

South Carolina quarterback Dylan Thompson (17) throws down field during the first half of an NCAA college football game against South Alabama in Columbia, S.C., Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014.

Kickoff time and network for USC-Clemson game

South Carolina’s regular-season finale at Clemson on Nov. 29 will kick off at noon and be broadcast on ESPN, the ACC announced on Saturday night.

South Carolina safety Brison Williams (12) returns an interception for a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against South Alabama in Columbia, S.C., Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014.

USCB cross country posts impressive performance at NAIA National Championship

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- The University of South Carolina Beaufort cross country team wrapped up its season with its most impressive performance ever at the...

Week that Changed USC Football: ‘Ten years later, I’m still disgusted’

The USC-Clemson brawl, Nov. 20, 2004, was nastiest moment in series history.

Clemson running back Yusef Kelly, right, kicks an unidentified South Carolina player in the head during a fourth-quarter brawl which spanned 60-yards of the playing field and took law enforcement more than 10 minutes to control, Saturday, Nov. 20, 2004, in Clemson, S.C. The Southeastern Conference and Atlantic Coast Conference will review tapes of the fight before deciding on penalties.