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Tom Watson hints next year's Masters may be his last

Two-time Heritage champion and eight-time major champion Tom Watson shot a 2-under-par 70 on Saturday, a day after making the cut on the number with...

Tom Watson talks about trying to compete with youngsters on the PGA Tour, hints that next year's Masters might be his last.

Merritt leads; Spieth charges into contention on red-letter day for scoring at Harbour Town

Troy Merritt saw the quality players on the leaderboard behind him and kept pushing for one more birdie, and then another.

The third round of the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing is under way, with some big names -- including major champions Jordan Spieth and Graeme McDowell -- chasing Troy Merritt, a virtual unknown. Josh Mitelman tells us a little about the 249th-ranked player in the world.

RBC Heritage third-round updates: Watson shoots 69, hints next Masters will be his last

A day after toppling the Harbour Town Golf Links course record, journeyman Troy Merritt will take aim at his first PGA Tour title at the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing.

RBC Heritage news & notes: 11:30 a.m.: Plaid Nation represents

News and notes from around Harbour Town Golf Links (minus on-course action -- see associated links for that) for Saturday's Round 3:

Six-month-old Elijah Wagner arrives at the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing Saturday morning dressed for Plaid Nation Day. Fans dressed to their "plaidest" will compete for prizes from noon to 2 p.m. at the Heritage Lawn by the 18th teebox. Other contests for all ages will be held. Elijah is the son of Dr. Julie Wagner and the Rev. Kyle Wagner of Halifax, Nova Scotia. His mom made his kilt, page boy cap and bow tie of the Nova Scotia tartan. His kilt pin is a diaper pin. Julie Wagner has attended the Heritage for 28 years. Her parents spend a couple of months each year in Sea Pines, on Hilton Head Island, where the tournament is held.

Merritt shoots course record 61 in stunning round at RBC Heritage

Troy Merritt's wife said he'd have to shoot at least 6-under par if he wanted to justify wearing the loud blue, white and black patterned shirt he ...

Troy Merritt waves to the crowd after making birdie on the 18th hole during the second round of the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing on Friday at Harbour Town Golf Links in Sea Pines on Hilton Head Island S.C.
Business

Historical Preservation Society to host tea

The Bluffton Historical Preservation Society will host a tea dedicated to mothers and the history of Mother's Day. The tea will be from 2 to 4 p.m. May 8.

Bill calls for cutting property taxes on second homes in Beaufort County

Some Beaufort County property owners could get a tax break and the local real estate market could get a boost, under a bill introduced by state Rep. Bill Herbkersman.

Heritage parking change shakes things up for island businesses

Recent parking changes at the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing have some island businesses sinking holes-in-one while others are getting stuck in ...

David and Paula Brown, of Bluffton, exit an RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing shuttle bus at Honey Horn on April 17, 2015, as they leave the golf tournament. Both praised the bus service, two said they had no plans to drive down to the south end of Hilton Head for shopping or dining after a day of watching the tournament, a sentiment that seemed to be shared by a number of tournament attendees. "We'll be hanging in Bluffton," David Brown said.

Update: RBC Heritage ticket resales heating up online; clubhouse passes boost pass demand

There's a growing ticket resale market in connection with the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing, but you'll have to search online to find it.

Black Chamber to hold business class

The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce and the Service Corps of Retired Executives will offer a class on developing a business plan, accessing business loans and other financial strategies.

Features

McMillan: Feeling lucky? Thank a horseshoe crab

This is a crucial time of year for horseshoe crabs.

Tree plantings planned for Arbor Day

Bluffton Mayor Lisa Sulka and Town Council will plant three live oaks in DuBois Park in honor of Arbor Day on April 24. The ceremony will begin ...

Goal for May River Cleanup set for 'zero waste'

Local nonprofit organization Experience Green, in partnership with the town of Bluffton and the Outside Foundation, is leading a "zero waste" effort for this year's May River Cleanup, planned for April 25.

Holistic-medicine event planned this month

The nonprofit Ministries for Synergetic Wellness Inc. will offer acupuncture, Christian counseling, massage and other forms of holistic medicine from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 25.

Beaufort Lutheran church to become chartered

Faith Lutheran Church in Beaufort will officially be accepted into The Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod, with a chartering service on April 26 at 5 p.m.

Opinion

Editorial: District should delay change to calendar

The Beaufort County School District has the unenviable job of setting up the academic calendar each year. It's a task certain to rile some parents ...

McMillan: Feeling lucky? Thank a horseshoe crab

This is a crucial time of year for horseshoe crabs.

Letter: Former CEO happy hospital prospering

Several months ago, I visited Hilton Head Hospital where I had worked over 20 years ago as CEO. This time, I visited as an open-heart surgery patient. Staying in the hospital 24 hours a day for nine days was a new experience.

Letter: Coroner is involved in helping students

A recent letter writer wrote that the coroner should be doing more than just determining the manner and cause of deaths in Beaufort County. The writer said the coroner should be involved with students, addressing students on the dangers of drug...

Lauderdale: Heritage one of few places on Hilton Head where young and old connect

Adele Perino of New Orleans has a perfect formula for the PGA Tour to score with millennials.

The PGA Tour targets millennials like this group of college students attending the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing on April 17, 2015.
South Carolina

Slow start to elver season means high price for baby eels

Maine's baby eel season is off to a slow start, causing prices to balloon back to historic levels as fishermen wait for waterways to finish thawing.

FILE- In this March 23, 2012 file photo, elver fisherman Bruce Steeves checks his dip net while fishing by lantern light on a river in southern Maine. The 2015 season for the baby eels, which began March 22, is off to a slow start and pushing prices to more than $1,800 per pound, as they were in 2012 and 2013, state regulators and fishermen say.

Tucker Hipps’ parents want two things: the truth and change

Lifelong Clemson University fans Gary and Cindy Hipps want people to know one thing – they aren’t after money in their lawsuits against...

April 16, 2015 - The parents of Clemson University student who died after an unsupported fall from a bridge talk about seeking the truth from the university.

Parents of Tucker Hipps speak out about lawsuit

April 16, 2015 - The parents of Clemson University student who died after an unsupported fall from a bridge talk about seeking the truth from the university...

April 16, 2015 - The parents of Clemson University student who died after an unsupported fall from a bridge talk about seeking the truth from the university.

Andy Warhol exhibit coming to Columbia this summer

Portraits by famed pop artist Andy Warhol are coming to the Columbia Museum of Art this summer.

SC authorities rescue 60 Shar Peis, arrest breeders

Authorities say they have rescued about 60 Shar-Peis from a condemned house in Berkeley County and arrested four dog breeders.

Nation/World

New Hampshire clash of Republican presidential contenders

The Republican Party’s most ambitious have stormed into New Hampshire for an early state showdown.

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush talks with patrons and signs autographs after speaking to a group at a Politics and Eggs event at The New Hampshire Institute of Politics in Manchester on Friday April 17, 2015.

Opt-out movement accelerates amid Common Core testing

Thousands of students are opting out of new standardized tests aligned to the Common Core standards, defying the latest attempt by states to improve...

In this Thursday, April 16, 2015 photo, Meredith Barber poses with her daughter Gabrielle Schwager, 10, at their home in Penn Valley, Pa. Barber, a psychologist from the Philadelphia suburb of Penn Valley, has decided Gabrielle will not be taking the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment this year and has been encouraging other parents to opt out.

Univision pulls plug on ‘Sabado Gigante’ after 53 years

The Spanish-language TV staple that brought millions of Latino families together with its madcap contests and cheesy sketch comedy bits, will end ...

“Sabado Gigante” host Don Francisco will end his show with its madcap contests and cheesy sketch comedy bits in September.

South Africa faces crisis over anti-immigrant attacks

South Africa’s president on Saturday canceled a foreign trip in order to deal with a wave of attacks on immigrants that have killed at least...

Refugees wait to be settled at a temporary refugee camp set up for foreign nationals fleeing attacks from South Africans in, In Johannesburg, South Africa Saturday, April 18, 2015. Mobs in South Africa attacked shops owned by immigrants in poor areas of the city overnight following similar violence in another part of the country that killed six people, according to media reports.

Afghan suicide bombing claimed by Islamic State kills 33

The attacker detonates an explosive-laden motorcycle, targeting a crowd of both military personnel and civilians gathered outside a Jalalabad bank...

Afghan security forces members inspect the site of a suicide attack near a new Kabul Bank in Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, April, 18, 2015.
Sports

5 bold predictions for RBC Heritage Round 3

Here are five bold predictions for today's third round of the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing:

Tom Watson hits out of a bunker on the 18th hole during the second round of the Masters golf tournament Friday, April 10, 2015, in Augusta, Ga.

Tom Watson hints next year's Masters may be his last

Two-time Heritage champion and eight-time major champion Tom Watson shot a 2-under-par 70 on Saturday, a day after making the cut on the number with...

Tom Watson talks about trying to compete with youngsters on the PGA Tour, hints that next year's Masters might be his last.

Tom Watson At RBC Heritage, On His Ebbing Game

Tom Watson talks about trying to compete with youngsters on the PGA Tour, hints that next year's Masters might be his last.

Tom Watson talks about trying to compete with youngsters on the PGA Tour, hints that next year's Masters might be his last.

Lance Borrow of CBS Sports, on RBC Heritage work

Lance Barrow, CBS Sports coordinating producer for football and golf. This video was taken at his trailer office at RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing...

Lance Barrow, CBS Sports coordinating producer for football and golf. This video was taken at his trailer office at RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing on  April 15.

RBC Heritage news & notes: 11:30 a.m.: Plaid Nation represents

News and notes from around Harbour Town Golf Links (minus on-course action -- see associated links for that) for Saturday's Round 3:

Six-month-old Elijah Wagner arrives at the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing Saturday morning dressed for Plaid Nation Day. Fans dressed to their "plaidest" will compete for prizes from noon to 2 p.m. at the Heritage Lawn by the 18th teebox. Other contests for all ages will be held. Elijah is the son of Dr. Julie Wagner and the Rev. Kyle Wagner of Halifax, Nova Scotia. His mom made his kilt, page boy cap and bow tie of the Nova Scotia tartan. His kilt pin is a diaper pin. Julie Wagner has attended the Heritage for 28 years. Her parents spend a couple of months each year in Sea Pines, on Hilton Head Island, where the tournament is held.
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