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The one that got away: Local fisherman says he encountered great white off Hilton Head

After 17 years of fishing off Hilton Head Island, Chip Michalove thought he'd seen everything.

Column: New app for nervous fliers answers the question 'Will I die in a fiery crash today?'

Am I Going Down?, a new app developed by a husband-wife team, predicts your odds of crashing on a commercial flight.

A flight from Savannah to Charlotte on a USAirways Airbus A320 has a 1 in a 4,519,160 chance of crashing.

Construction phase begins on Savannah Harbor expansion

As plans to deepen the Savannah Harbor enter the first phase of construction this week, environmentalists are looking ahead to conserving wetlands ...

In this photo provided by the Georgia Port Authority, divers wait for a container ship to pass the wreck site of the CSS Georgia near the channel of the Savannah River, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 in Savannah, Ga. The recovery of the Confederate ironclad ship marks the beginning of the construction phase of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project. (AP Photo/Georgia Port Authority, Stephen Morton)

Romney’s out, Bush gets boost, but it’s still a free-for-all

Jeb Bush is suddenly the Republicans’ 2016 presidential front-runner, thanks to Mitt Romney’s decision Friday to forego the race – but...

Jeb Bush leads most Republican preference polls for the next GOP presidential candidate, though not by much

Hilton Head man charged with drugs, weapon possession

A Hilton Head Island man was charged with four drug and weapons charges Friday after he was found with drugs and a handgun in his car behind an island hotel, according to a news release from the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office.

Business

Bluffton chamber to discuss new development

The Greater Bluffton Chamber of Commerce will have its February Morning Coffee Networking at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Construction phase begins on Savannah Harbor expansion

It will likely take several years to remove the wreck of a Civil War ship from the floor of the Savannah River.

In this photo provided by the Georgia Port Authority, divers wait for a container ship to pass the wreck site of the CSS Georgia near the channel of the Savannah River, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 in Savannah, Ga. The recovery of the Confederate ironclad ship marks the beginning of the construction phase of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project. (AP Photo/Georgia Port Authority, Stephen Morton)

CMC wants court to delay issuing certificate for Fort Mill hospital

Carolinas HealthCare System has asked the S.C. Administrative Law Court to delay issuing a certificate of need for Piedmont Medical Center to build...

Rendering of a Fort Mill hospital plan submitted by Carolinas HealthCare System.

New leader takes over at Health Sciences SC

Dr. Helga Rippen has a jaw-dropping resume. She could work anywhere in the health information industry. She chose Health Sciences South Carolina because...

Helga Rippen

Lancaster Co. chamber honors Boykin with citizenship award

Dr. James Boykin was honored by the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce Thursday as its Citizenship and Service award winner.

Dr. James Boykin was honored Thursday night by the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce with its Citizenship and Service Award at the Golf Club in Lancaster.
Features

Savannah lawyer Jamie Casino back with another 'epic' Super Bowl commercial

It's hard to forget Jamie Casino's crazy Super Bowl XLVIII ad. This year, he's given us the gift of a second ad. Sledgehammer included.

Savannah lawyer Jamie Casino will air another commercial during Sunday's Super Bowl.

Addilynn Lee

Amanda and Anthony Lee of Beaufort announce the birth of a daughter, Addilynn Rose Lee, at 8:02 a.m. Jan. 12 at Beaufort Memorial Hospital.

Theodore Somerall

Erin and Graham Somerall of Beaufort announce the birth of a son, Theodore Coleman Somerall, at 2:19 p.m. Jan. 24 at Beaufort Memorial Hospital. The newborn weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce, and measured 19.5 inches. He has a brother, Charlie, 4. Maternal...

McKenzie Thompson

Mary and John Thompson III of Beaufort announce the birth of a daughter, McKenzie Lee Thompson, at 1:02 p.m. Jan. 20 at Coastal Carolina Hospital. The newborn weighed 9 pounds, 3 ounces, and measured 21.25 inches. Maternal grandparents are Kathy...

Caroline Gilliam

Jennifer and Skip Gilliam of Bluffton announce the birth of a daughter, Caroline Reese Gilliam, at 6:03 p.m. Jan. 14 at Hilton Head Hospital. The newborn weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce, and measured 19 inches. She has a sister, Hailie, 13. Maternal...

Opinion

Column: New app for nervous fliers answers the question 'Will I die in a fiery crash today?'

Am I Going Down?, a new app developed by a husband-wife team, predicts your odds of crashing on a commercial flight.

A flight from Savannah to Charlotte on a USAirways Airbus A320 has a 1 in a 4,519,160 chance of crashing.

Read more widely to discover the truth

Many believe everything Republicans do is right and everything Democrats do is wrong and vice versa.

Hilton Head needs more services, light

It's a new year and it's time for some changes. Here are my suggestions:

Solve Bay Street issue with head-in parking

It is not the cost and the parking meters that cause customers to head for the shopping malls instead of parking on Bay Street and shopping in downtown Beaufort.

Refs drop the ball on NFL's 'deflate-gate'

Where were the NFL officials? Aren't they supposed to check the balls before the game and don't they handle the ball before and after each play? If it is so critical, why didn't they detect that the balls were soft?

South Carolina

RAW VIDEO: Great white shark hooked

Chip Michalove, charter boat captain of Outcast Sport Fishing, hooked a great white shark seven miles offshore of Hilton Head Island, S.C. in this submitted video.

Post and Courier: Worker at North Charleston Performing Arts Center dies in fall

The technical director of the North Charleston Performing Arts Center fell to his death in an accident at the venue Jan. 28, the Post and Courier has reported.

Rock Hill police looking for man who cashed $1,850 bad check

Rock Hill police detectives are investigating a York County man accused of cashing a $1,850 counterfeit check at a local tobacco and beverage store last week.

2 charged in couple’s killings in Lake Wylie neighborhood

Police have charged a man and woman from North Carolina in the October home-invasion killings of a Lake Wylie couple months after they had been robbed...

FBI and York County officials announce the arrest of two people accused of killing a Lake Wylie couple in October 2014. Officials said the investigation into the double homicide is ongoing. The victims, Doug and Debbie London, were shot inside their home nearly five months after their mattress warehouse store was robbed in Charlotte.

Ex-USC linebacker charged in ‘chop shop’ probe

A former University of South Carolina linebacker turned himself in to authorities after investigators were able to connect him to a stolen vehicle.

Lance Laury
Nation/World

Work begins to remove wreck of sunken ironclad CSS Georgia

Work began Jan. 30, 2015, to remove the CSS Georgia from the Savannah harbor, an ironclad vessel scuttled by the Confederacy in 1861 to keep it out...

In this photo provided by the Georgia Port Authority, Col. Thomas Tickner, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers Savannah District Commander, signals a ceremonial canon firing, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, to start the the recovery of the Confederate ironclad ship CSS Georgia in Savannah, Ga. The recovery of the ship marks the beginning of the construction phase of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project. (AP Photo/Georgia Port Authority, Stephen Morton)

Obama calls for advancing personalized medicine

The Senate is starting to take a look at how to get new drugs, medical devices and treatments for cancer and other diseases to the public faster ...

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at a event to promote a new health care program by approving $215 million for a Precision Medicine Initiative designed to help doctors tailor treatments to the individual characteristics of their patients in the East Room of the White House Jan. 30, 2015 in Washington, D.C.

Invisible Mindy Kaling – Nationwide Super Bowl XLIX Ad Teaser

After years of being treated like she was invisible it occurred to Mindy Kaling she might actually BE invisible. http://www.nationwide.com/InvisibleMindy...

After years of being treated like she was invisible it occurred to Mindy Kaling she might actually BE invisible. http://www.nationwide.com/InvisibleMindy #InvisibleMindy

#KimsDataStash | T-Mobile Commercial

Kim Kardashian West has an important message for everyone about unused data. Stop letting your carrier take back those unused megs & gigs at the end...

Kim Kardashian West has an important message for everyone about unused data. Stop letting your carrier take back those unused megs & gigs at the end of each month. You’re missing out on so many amazing things. Like photos of Kim’s outfits. Or Kim’s vacation videos. Or even more of Kim’s outfit photos. 
 
With T-Mobile’s DataStash™, your unused data rolls forward, for up to 12 months! And we’ll even give you a welcome gift of 10 GB of free 4G LTE data, so you can start sharing Kim’s photos immediately. It’s your data. Keep it. Qualifying service required.

BMW i3 – "Newfangled Idea"

In 1994, no one knew how big the internet would be. Not even broadcast journalists Bryant Gumbel and Katie Couric. 21 years later, a new big idea ...

In 1994, no one knew how big the internet would be. 
Not even broadcast journalists Bryant Gumbel and Katie Couric.
21 years later, a new big idea has them scratching their heads again. 
#HelloFuture
 
Learn more about the BMW i3 here: www.bmwusa.com/hellofootball
Sports

Hilton Head Island girls soccer earns No. 1 preseason ranking

After four straight state championships, it’s no surprise that Hilton Head Island’s girls soccer team is atop the SCsoccer.com’s Class...

Hilton Head Island High School junior Brennan O'Gorman celebrates with teammate Rebecca Johnston after scoring a goal from in the midfield during the 3-A playoffs at Hilton Head Island on May 19, 2014.

Delatorre, USC Beaufort open baseball season Saturday against Northwestern Ohio

He has waited his turn and put in his work. Now, like Adam Miller, Michael Heesch and Kyle McCullough before him, Junior Delatorre is the guy for USC...

USC Beaufort's Junior Delatorre pitches in the first game of Friday's doubleheader with Southeastern University. Delatorre earned the save.

Woods posts 82, highest score of his pro career

Tiger Woods never shot a score this high in his 1,267 official rounds as a pro.

Tigers Woods hits out of the sand trap on the fourth hole during the second round of the Phoenix Open golf tournament, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Battery Creek, Beaufort High ranked No. 2 in wrestling polls

Beaufort High and Battery Creek are both ranked No. 2 in their respective classifications in the S.C. Wrestling Coaches Association rankings compiled...

Bluffton's Talon Seitz butts heads with Ashley Ridge wrestler Christian Cuttino in their final-round 138-pound bout the Class 4-A Lower State Wrestling Championships held on Saturday at Beaufort High School. Seitz won by a pin.

Who’s got the best football fans? Study says it's Clemson over Carolina

Clemson is a better city for football fans than Columbia, according to a website’s study. Do you agree? Take our survey inside.

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