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As gravestone's mystery revealed, former Beaufort slave's descendants connect through history

On a December morning in 1882, Stephen Binyard was at work at Duncan Wilson's lumber mill in Beaufort, loading timber planks onto boats bound for...

Akousa Moore, center, black shirt and white hat, is pictured with family at the grave of ancestor Stephen Binyard at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort.

Property Administrators took $94,000 from Centre Court villas, regime says

A Hilton Head Island property management company took $94,000 from one of its clients without authorization before it abruptly closed this week, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort regime leaders say.

Here's a list of contact information for owners affected by closure of Property Administrators

Twenty-one condo, apartment and community regimes are affected by Property Administrators Inc.'s abrupt closure this week, according to McNair Law Firm attorney Bob Deeb, who is representing six of the regimes.

Leonard Nimoy, Mr. Spock of ‘Star Trek,’ dies at 83

Leonard Nimoy, the sonorous, gaunt-faced actor who won a worshipful global following as Mr. Spock, the resolutely logical human-alien first officer...

In this May 14, 2013 file photo, Leonard Nimoy arrives at the LA premiere of “Star Trek Into Darkness” at The Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. Nimoy, famous for playing officer Mr. Spock in “Star Trek” died Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 in Los Angeles of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 83.

Congress OKs 1-week bill to keep Homeland Security open

Bordering on dysfunction, Congress passed a one-week bill late Friday night to avert a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department, as leaders...

Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., stands outside the House chamber holds a procedural votes on a spending bill for the Homeland Security Department hours before a shutdown was to begin, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015.
Business

Allegiant Air flights to Ohio are filling up fast

If you haven't snagged a seat yet, better hurry. Prices are going up and seats are running out.

Property Administrators took $94,000 from Centre Court villas, regime says

A Hilton Head Island property management company took $94,000 from one of its clients without authorization before it abruptly closed this week, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort regime leaders say.

Here's a list of contact information for owners affected by closure of Property Administrators

Twenty-one condo, apartment and community regimes are affected by Property Administrators Inc.'s abrupt closure this week, according to McNair Law Firm attorney Bob Deeb, who is representing six of the regimes.

6 hotels, 2 restaurants in Beaufort County earn AAA Four Diamond Award

Six Beaufort County hotels and two restaurants --one of them a first-time recipient -- received AAA's Four Diamond Award this month, according to...

Beaufort Strolls to offer historic photo walking tours

Beaufort residents Nichole Myers and Jennifer Stanley will launch Beaufort Strolls, walking tours that aim to give clients photo opportunities at ...

Nichole Myers, left, of Beaufort and her best friend Jennifer Stanley of Ridgeland, co-owners of Beaufort Strolls Photo Tours, stand in front of the Lewis Reeve Sams House, which is a spot on their tour, on Sat., Feb 21, 2015 in Downtown Beaufort.
Features

Wall to become senior pastor at Providence

On March 8 at 10 a.m., a special combined service will be held at Providence Presbyterian Church for the installation of the Rev. Dr. John Wall ...

Rev. Dr. John Wall

Column: Iconic Lowcountry spots used as backdrop for fashion designer Savannah Fender's first line

Design student Savannah Fender recently staged a photo shoot for her fall collection at Fort Fremont and on Hunting Island, two places she knows well...

Radford University student Savannah Fender will present her first collection March 5 during Knoxville Fashion Week

Unitarian church holding music series in Bluffton

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry has launched a live-music series of musicians who tour nationally and internationally called "mUUsic series."

Hilton Head Christian Academy to perform 'Beauty and the Beast'

The plot: "Beauty and the Beast" is the classic story of Belle, a compassionate and confident, if odd, young woman, and the Beast, who is really a...

Promotional photo for Hilton Head Christian's March 26-28 production of Beauty and the Beast.

Congregation Beth Yam plans Women's Seder

The 15th Annual Congregation Beth Yam Sisterhood Women's Seder will take place March 18 in the congregation's Social Hall, starting at 11 a.m. It will be followed by a Passover luncheon.

Opinion

Debacle at DHEC cannot be repeated

Gov. Nikki Haley's botched end-run to put a friend in charge of South Carolina's health and environmental protection agency must be used as a teachable...

Gov. Nikki Haley talks about some of her accomplishments in office while addressing the S.C. Optometric Physicians Association Annual Meeting at the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa on Friday.

Column: Iconic Lowcountry spots used as backdrop for fashion designer Savannah Fender's first line

Design student Savannah Fender recently staged a photo shoot for her fall collection at Fort Fremont and on Hunting Island, two places she knows well...

Radford University student Savannah Fender will present her first collection March 5 during Knoxville Fashion Week

Oscars missed chance to reward good stories

Shame on Hollywood and the Oscars for applauding the bizarre, unnatural, immoral and atheistic when they had the opportunity to reward at least three true stories of heroism, courage and faith.

O'Reilly did not belong with others

As usual, the newspaper's political agenda is displayed on the front page.

Why was O'Reilly listed among 'liars'?

I'm surprised that the front page of Thursday's newspaper -- with the "As I lay lying" column -- would have prominent photographs and bold headlines of public figures who have purportedly lied without a whole lot of substance in the accompanying ...

South Carolina

Justin Britt, candidate for Lexington County sheriff

Lexington County sheriff candidate Justin Britt visited The State's editorial board for an endorsement interview. Associate Editor Cindi Ross Scoppe, videographer

Ed Felix, candidate for Lexington County sheriff

Lexington County sheriff candidate Ed Felix met with The State's editorial board for an endorsement interview. Associate Editor Cindi Ross Scoppe, videographer

Dennis Tyndall, candidate for Lexington County sheriff

Dennis Tyndall, candidate for Lexington County sheriff, visited the editorial board for an endorsement interview. Associate Editor Cindi Scoppe, videographer

Jay Koon, candidate for Lexington County sheriff

Lexington County sheriff candidate Jay Koon visited The State's editorial board for an endorsement interview. Associate Editor Cindi Ross Scoppe, videographer

Huckabee, just back from Israel, blasts White House over travel warning

Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said in Greenville on Friday that he thinks a travel warning for Israel issued by the State Department is political retaliation...

Mike Huckabee
Nation/World

Congress OKs 1-week bill to keep Homeland Security open

Bordering on dysfunction, Congress passed a one-week bill late Friday night to avert a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department, as leaders...

Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., stands outside the House chamber holds a procedural votes on a spending bill for the Homeland Security Department hours before a shutdown was to begin, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015.

Congress passes temporary funding fix for Homeland Security, averts shutdown

A night of political brinkmanship ended late Friday when the House and Senate approved a one-week temporary spending bill to avert the partial shutdown...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky walks to the Senate chamber from his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, as Congress closed in on approving a short-term spending bill for the Homeland Security Department that would avert a partial agency shutdown hours before it was to begin. The legislation also leaves intact Obama administration executive actions on immigration that Republicans have vowed to overturn.

Video: The man who was Spock: Nimoy dead at 83

Leonard Nimoy, best known for playing the character Spock in the Star Trek television shows and films, died at 83.

Savannah mayor urges calm after grand jury no-charge decision

Savannah Mayor Edna Jackson urged the community Thursday evening to remain peaceful after a grand jury said no criminal charges should be filed against a white police officer who shot and killed a handcuffed black man in September. according to Savannah...

Interactive: How dog breeds' popularity has changed from 2009 to 2014

A chart of 178 breeds comparing their popularity rankings in 2009 and 2014.

Sports

Hilton Head Christian girls basketball on verge of breaking new ground

Sometimes, the best way to exorcise demons is to return to the scene and face them down.

From left, Ziaira Doe, Monica Bundy, Macee Tamminen, Andy Anderson and Hannah Reynonds stand for a portrait in the gymnasium at Hilton Head Christian Academy on Friday afternoon on Hilton Head Island.

Ridgeland-Hardeeville's next goal: Columbia

This goes further back than last year.

Ridgeland-Hardeeville's Nathan Walter, left, battles Battery Creek's Devontae Wilson for a rebound during the a class 2-A playoff game held on Wednesday at Estill High School.

Clemson hits 3 homers in 11-4 win over South Carolina

Weston Wilson hit two homers and Chris Okey had a three-run shot to lead Clemson to an 11-4 victory over South Carolina on Friday night to start the...

Clemson's Weston Wilson, left, hits his second three-run home run of the night during an NCAA college baseball game against South Carolina in Clemson, S.C. on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015.

Prep roundup, Feb 27: State individual wrestling gets underway

The S.C. High School League state individual wrestling tournament got underway Friday at the Anderson Civic Center and several area wrestlers advanced...

Whale Branch's Stephon Eugene, left, wrestles Crescent’s Tyler Byrum at 182 pounds on Friday in the S.C. Individual Wrestling Championships in Anderson. Eugene won 10-9.

Hilton Head Island, Bluffton open lacrosse season with rivalry games

With rivalry games, you never quite know what to expect. On Friday night, the Hilton Head Island High School boys lacrosse team took the tension out...

Bluffton's Jamie Leonard runs with the ball as Hilton Head's Morgan Moran tries to steal it during their game on Friday night at Hilton Head Island High School.
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