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Developer accidentally removes street sign named for Hilton Head's 'Mr. Transportation'

To make up for it, the Silver Moss neighborhood will dedicate a park to the late Charlie Simmons Sr., the ferry captain who was known for transporting...

The sign was removed to accommodate a new residential development off Spanish Wells Road called "Silver Moss." But many are asking, even given the new development, why "Captain Sims Road" couldn't have remained. We talked to the family of the late Mr. Simmons, and the developer.

Election preview: Sen. Clementa Pinckney's replacement must tackle disparity issues

The candidate who wins the state Senate seat of the late Sen. Clementa Pinckney's District...

A look at the Democratic candidates for Senate District 45

Margie Bright Matthews

Too dangerous to be freed? Man who molested Beaufort County children may be released after serving half of 25-year prison sentence

One of Beaufort County’s most notorious sex offenders was released from prison Friday and sent straight to the Beaufort County jail after serving...

Philip Underwood-Sheppard on Aug. 28, 2015.

Fame follows SC politician’s wife who tested Trump’s hair + video

Wife of S.C. House Majority Leader Bruce Bannister learned a lot about the 2016 GOP presidential front-runner; also: who’s rising (Carly Fiorina...

The front page of the New York Post on Aug 28, 2015, featured Mary Margaret Bannister inspecting Donald Trump’s hair in Greenville.
Business

Japan bids adieu to landmark that hosted presidents, stars

The Hotel Okura, a favored Tokyo lodging for U.S. presidents, movie stars and other celebrities, is closing the doors of its landmark half-century...

In this Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 photo, a hotel employee pushes a cart of Hotel Okura in Tokyo. The Hotel Okura, a favored Tokyo lodging for U.S. presidents, movie stars and other celebrities, is closing the doors of its iconic, half-century-old main building on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, to make way for a pair of glass towers ahead of the 2020 Olympics.

Goodell, Brady due in court for 'Deflategate' case

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady are expected back in a New York courtroom after failing to settle the "Deflategate" case.

Last Titanic lunch menu, saved by survivor, going to auction

The Titanic's last lunch menu — saved by a passenger who climbed aboard the so-called "Money Boat" before the ocean liner went down —...

This undated photo provided by Lion Heart Autographs shows a printed ticket from the Titanic’s opulent Turkish baths, which could bring $7,500 to $10,000 when it is sold with two other previously unknown artifacts fon Sept. 30, 2015. The ticket and a menu from the  liner's last lunch - saved by a passenger who climbed aboard the so-called “Money Boat” before the ocean liner went down - will be sold by Lion Heart Autographs, an online New York auctioneer. The auction marks the 30th anniversary of the wreckage’s discovery at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.

Indians owner Paul Dolan looking for minority investor

Indians owner Paul Dolan is looking for a minority investment partner for his franchise.

FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2010, file photo, Cleveland Indians' Paul Dolan speaks during a news conference at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. Indians owner Dolan hired an investment broker several months ago to help him find a minority investor for his franchise. Dolan secured Allen & Co., a New York-based firm, to search for a minority owner, a team spokesman confirmed Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015.

Hancock Fabrics looks for new chief financial officer

For the third time since 2012, Hancock Fabrics Inc. is looking for a chief financial officer.

Features

How To for August 30, 2015: Gullah storytelling, music awaits at Land's End Festival

Celebrate the Gullah heritage of St. Helena Island at the Land's End Woodland River Festival. The 11th annual multicultural, family-friendly event...

Yajaira Benet-Smith takes her first walk on the newly opened section of the Spanish Moss Trail where it crosses Rogers Drive on Friday. "This is wonderful, I love it," she said of the trail.

California psychiatrist joins Sea Island Psychiatry

Dr. John Melbourne McGraw has joined Beaufort Memorial Sea Island Psychiatry.

Japan bids adieu to landmark that hosted presidents, stars

The Hotel Okura, a favored Tokyo lodging for U.S. presidents, movie stars and other celebrities, is closing the doors of its landmark half-century...

In this Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 photo, a hotel employee pushes a cart of Hotel Okura in Tokyo. The Hotel Okura, a favored Tokyo lodging for U.S. presidents, movie stars and other celebrities, is closing the doors of its iconic, half-century-old main building on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, to make way for a pair of glass towers ahead of the 2020 Olympics.

Critic Leonard Maltin to participate in Va. film festival

Film critic Leonard Maltin will host screenings and discussions during this year's Virginia Film Festival.

Afghan Taliban offer leader's biography amid power struggle

The Afghan Taliban have published a biography of their new leader as hundreds of insurgents meet to resolve a dispute over his appointment following the death of figurehead Mullah Mohammad Omar.

Opinion

Rants & Raves: Crime on Spanish Moss Trail and sentences

Readers comment on the armed robbery of an 86-year-old man on the Spanish Moss Trail:

Letter: Trump vs. Sanders would be interesting

I usually enjoy the guest writers that you feature who often bring a new perspective to the "news of the moment." However, from time to time there are exceptions.

Letter: Government is not a business partner

As a Beaufort County taxpayer and seasonal resident for many years, I have seen the city and county change as the business community and political leadership have developed (pardon the term) their incestuous relationship.

Letter: Bluffton circle needs safety before beauty

I've read recently about creating landscaping on the traffic circle on the Bluffton Parkway. It was mentioned that landscaping might help with the safety and accident rate at the roundabout. Why?

Pitts: In our perverse world, where can we find the 'off' button?

"I've seen enough. I don't want to see any more"

South Carolina

Myrtle Beach woman asks police officer for help, arrested for DUI

Myrtle Beach police were called to 29th Avenue North and Robert Grissom Parkway in Myrtle Beach on Saturday morning about 8 a.m. on a report of a woman allegedly trying to run over a man with her car.

Fame follows SC politician’s wife who tested Trump’s hair + video

Wife of S.C. House Majority Leader Bruce Bannister learned a lot about the 2016 GOP presidential front-runner; also: who’s rising (Carly Fiorina...

The front page of the New York Post on Aug 28, 2015, featured Mary Margaret Bannister inspecting Donald Trump’s hair in Greenville.

Authorities from 6 states partner to combat impaired driving

Law enforcement officials in six states are launching their 24th annual "Hands Across the Border" campaign aimed at catching motorists driving under the influence.

Demand for concealed gun permits slowing in South Carolina

The sharp demand for concealed gun permits that South Carolina has seen in recent years appears to be slowing.

Hot, dry summer leads to expanding drought in South Carolina

Just a little more than three months ago, all of South Carolina had abundant rainfall. Now a moderate drought has spread across two-thirds of the state, according to federal officials.

Nation/World

Activists say IS damages ancient temple in Syria’s Palmyra

Islamic State militants in Syria severely damaged the Bel Temple, considered one of the greatest sites of the ancient world, in a massive explosion...

Islamic State militants have blown up one of the most important temples in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, accelerating their relentless campaign of destruction against the historical treasures that have fallen under their control, activists and monitors said on Sunday.

Oliver Sacks, neurologist who explored the brain’s quirks, dies at 82

Oliver Sacks, the neurologist and acclaimed author who explored some of the brain’s strangest pathways in best-selling case histories like &#...

Dr. Oliver Sacks, receiving his Commander of the Order of the British Empire in November 2008, by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace in London. Dr. Oliver Sacks, whose books like “The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat” probed distant ranges of human experience by compassionately portraying people with severe and sometimes bizarre neurological conditions, has died. He was 82. An opera based on “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat,” with music by Michael Nyman and a libretto by Christopher Rawlence, had its premiere in London in 1986 and was staged at Lincoln Center in New York in 1988.

Mothers, students join Japan’s protests over security bills

Mothers holding their children’s hands stood in the sprinkling rain, holding up anti-war placards, while students chanted slogans against ...

Protesters fill a street in front of the main gate of the National Diet building in Tokyo on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. Tens of thousands of protesters have gathered outside Japan’s parliament to oppose security legislation in one of this summer’s biggest rallies ahead of its anticipated passage next month.

Trump’s deportation idea similar to 1930s mass removals

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s call for mass deportation of millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, as well ...

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the National Federation of Republican Assemblies on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn.

Immigration shift shows India, China outpacing Mexico

Immigrants from China and India, many with student or work visas, have overtaken Mexicans as the largest groups coming into the U.S., according to...

Hua Bai, center, vice president of the Friendship Association of Chinese Scholars and Students, prepares for an orientation for fellow Chinese students at the University of Texas at Dallas in Richardson, Texas, on Aug. 22, 2015. Bai arrived from China last year to work on a master’s degree in marketing and information technology management.
Sports

Arrieta pitches no-hitter for Cubs in 2-0 win over Dodgers

Even after pitching his first career no-hitter, Jake Arrieta wasn't too big to wear his PJs.

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta, with beard, celebrates with teammates after completing a no-hitter in a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Los Angeles. The Cubs won 2-0.

US OPEN 2015 PREVIEW: Serena Williams eyes 1st Grand Slam since 1988

Ask Serena Williams what could prevent her from completing tennis' first true Grand Slam in more than a quarter-century at the U.S. Open, and the response...

ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, AUG. 29-30 - FILE -  At left, in a July 11, 2015, file photo, Serena Williams reacts as she holds the trophy after winning the women's singles final against Garbine Muguruza of Spain, at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, At right, in a Sept. 7, 2014, file photo, Serena Williams holds up the championship trophy after defeating Caroline Wozniacki, of Denmark, during the final of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York. To Serena Williams, winning all four of tennis' most prestigious tournaments in the same season become "a distant dream, fable, kind of thing" _ and yet here she is, entering the U.S. Open on the brink of tennis' first Grand Slam in 27 years.

Smith Stearns product Jessica Pegula qualifies for US Open

Jessica Pegula always wanted to play pro tennis, especially the U.S. Open, according to Kelley Stearns.

Jessica Pegula

Favre visits Gamecocks practice, volleyball game

Retired Green Bay quarterback legend Brett Favre was in South Carolina this weekend, visiting the University South Carolina football practice Saturday...

Retired Green Bay Packer quarterback Brett Favre visits Coach Steve Spurrier and the University of South Carolina football practice Aug. 29, 2015. Favre was in town to visit USC with his daughter, Breleigh, a volleyball player considering the school.

Maria Sharapova pulls out of US Open for 2nd time in 3 years

Maria Sharapova pulled out of the U.S. Open for the second time in three years Sunday, withdrawing on the eve of the tournament because of a lingering...

ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, AUG. 29-30  - FILE - In this July 3, 2015, file photo, Maria Sharapova returns a ball to Irina-Camelia Begu during their singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London. Sharapova is seeded third for the U.S. Open tennis tournament.
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