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Mail truck overturns on US 21 in Beaufort, 2 injured

A mail truck overturned Wednesday in Beaufort after being rear-ended on Trask Parkway near the intersection of Broad River Boulevard.

A U.S. Postal Service truck flipped onto its side after being rear-ended  by a pickup truck on U.S. 21 Business around 11:30 a.m. March 4, 2015,  blocking northbound traffic.

Winthrop Poll: SC voters, Republicans say Graham should not run for president

Nearly two-thirds of S.C. registered voters say U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham should not run for president, according to a Winthrop Poll released Wednesday...

FILE: US Sen. Lindsay Graham attended SC Gov. Nikki Haley's inauguration Jan. 14, 2015.

Bus driver, monitor fired from Beaufort County early childhood program

A bus driver and bus monitor for a Head Start program in Beaufort County have been fired after two children were left on a bus for three hours Monday, the program's director said Wednesday.

5 events you don't want to miss at Hilton Head Wine and Food Festival

The Hilton Head Wine and Food Festival is upon us again, and that means a week of wine-education classes, celebrity chef dinners and large-scale wine...

Best-selling author Julie Morgenstern to headline Hilton Head Island Business EXPO this week

This year's Hilton Head Island Business EXPO is likely to stay on task and schedule with time management expert Julie Morgenstern headlining the event.

Business

Best-selling author Julie Morgenstern to headline Hilton Head Island Business EXPO this week

This year's Hilton Head Island Business EXPO is likely to stay on task and schedule with time management expert Julie Morgenstern headlining the event.

Public input, update on Port of Port Royal sale pushed to end of March

Residents of Port Royal will need to wait a bit longer to find out details of a potential plan to develop the long-vacant Port of Port Royal.

The Port of Port Royal.

Hilton Head Island on leading edge of new 'green' certification

A new sustainability plan aims to push the Town of Hilton Head Island even closer to the leading edge of towns promoting "green" communities across the country.

Walmart Supercenter to bring 300 jobs to Lady's Island, company says

A Walmart spokeswoman confirmed plans Wednesday to open a Supercenter on Lady's Island and said the store will create 300 jobs.

A detail from an early version of WRS Real Estate Investments' layout of a proposed Lady's Island Walmart showing the location of surrounding retail space (in yellow).

SOBA to present children's art expo in Bluffton

The Society of Bluffton Artists will present its second "K-5 Children's ART EXPO," featuring the art of Bluffton area children in kindergarten through...

<span>Participants in last year's K-5 children's art expo.</span>
Features

Savannah Stopover festival kicks off Thursday

The Savannah Stopover festival kicks off Thursday in Savannah for three days of music and more than 100 performances.

5 events you don't want to miss at Hilton Head Wine and Food Festival

The Hilton Head Wine and Food Festival is upon us again, and that means a week of wine-education classes, celebrity chef dinners and large-scale wine...

Jessa Duggar Seewald of '19 Kids and Counting' will be at Southern Women's Show in Savannah

Having your childhood filmed for TV may seem like a strange concept, but Jessa Duggar Seewald of TLC's "19 Kids and Counting" said it was like having...

Jessa Duggar Seewald

Hilton Head named one of the "10 Cheapest Spring Break Destinations"

CouponsDaily.com has named Hilton Head one of the " 10 Cheapest Spring Break Destinations ," according to the group's website.

Coligny Beach photographed Jan. 19, 2015.

'House of Cards' gets a great Southern eating tradition wrong

Bless their hearts, but the writers of the mighty sassy "House of Cards" television series done gone and stepped in it. They got but one oar in the...

President Frank Underwood convinces Supreme Court Justice Jacobs to give boiled peanuts a try in a scene from Chapter 30 of Netflix's "House of Cards" (Season 3, Episode 4). But these are shucked peanuts, which true Southerners would never consider proper.
Opinion

Editorial: Put heads together to improve parking: Bluffton and Beaufort could learn a lot from each other

Two communities in Beaufort County struggling with parking issues should help each other find solutions.

Farrell: Kindness, decency not lost in cyberbullying of sick Summerville baby

Humanity gets lost in the degree of separation that the Internet creates, but ultimately there are more good people than there are bad in this world...

<span>Mariah Anderson, 2, of Summerville, who was born with Chromosome 2 Duplication Syndrome, was ridiculed for her looks after a close family friend posted her picture online to wish her a happy birthday. </span>

Letter: Bring Robert Smalls' story to the big screen

I have always thought that the life of Robert Smalls would make a wonderful and informative movie.

Letter: Domestic violence bill needs public support

I have lived in South Carolina for nine years and just been made aware of certain facts that make me ashamed to live here.

Letter: Giuliani way off base in remarks on president

I have lost all respect -- and I had quite a bit -- for Rudy Giuliani.

South Carolina

For Columbia park ranger turned gun burglar, his habitat now is prison

As a Columbia city park employee, Orlando Reeves spent plenty of time in fresh air and sunshine.

Orlando Reeves

Pinson sentencing delayed, but co-conspirators to be sentenced next week

The sentencing of former S.C. State University board chairman Jonathan Pinson, who was convicted last year of abusing his position and racketeering...

Jonathan Pinson

Myrtle Beach police seeking to charge man with domestic violence in connection with woman choked

A woman reported to Myrtle Beach police that her boyfriend choked her and punched her in the head when she tried to end the relationship.

Judge says four defendants should stand trial in Chester councilman’s killing

A Chester County judge ruled Tuesday that there is enough evidence against four of the five alleged gang members charged in connection with the Nov...

Murder suspect Christopher Moore listens during a probable cause hearing in Chester on Tuesday, as solicitors Julie Hall, left, and Randy Newman stand nearby.

Stunned Motorist Calls 911 After Gold Heist

A passing driver saw two bound guards on the side of the interstate following an alleged robbery of their armored truck.

Nation/World

Clinton urges State Dept. to release her emails

Hillary Rodham Clinton urged the State Department to release the emails she wrote from a private email account as secretary of state, weighing in ...

Then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on Jan. 23, 2013, on the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. Clinton has urged the State Department to release the emails she wrote from a private account while she was secretary of state.

Marijuana gets lift as 2016 presidential race takes shape

Early signs indicate that marijuana entrepreneurs may have little to worry about as the 2016 presidential campaign takes shape, with some top-rung...

Rica Madrid poses for a photograph as she holds a bag of pot as she prepares to roll a joint in her home on the first day of legal possession Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, in Washington, D.C., which joined Alaska, Colorado and Washington state in legalizing the possession of marijuana for recreational use.

Senate fails to override veto on Keystone pipeline

The Senate failed Wednesday to override President Barack Obama’s veto of Keystone XL pipeline legislation, ending for now attempts by Congress...

People rally to protest the Keystone XL Pipeline in front of the White House on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, in Washington, D.C. Falling short of the two-thirds majority needed to override a presidential veto, Republicans backers of the pipeline could not peel off enough Democratic supporters to join them Wednesday, March 4, 2015. The vote was 62-37, with all Republicans and eight Democrats in favor.

Wichita principal calls seniors’ prank ‘the coolest thing ever’

No toilet paper, no detergent in the fountain, no upside-down desks or clocks reset. Just something really cool.

North High School senior Emily Jones, photographed with Wichita's North High principal Sherman Padgett on March 2, 2014, pulled a prank on Padgett that brought him to tears, in a good way.

Feds won’t charge Ferguson officer in Michael Brown’s death

Federal officials concluded there was no evidence to disprove former officer Darren Wilson’s testimony that he feared for his safety, nor were...

In this Aug. 9, 2014, file photo, a police tactical team moves in to disperse a group of protesters in Ferguson, Mo., that was sparked after Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, was shot and killed by white police officer Darren Wilson. The Justice Department announced Wednesday, March 4, 2015, that Wilson will not be charged.
Sports

AP Source: Peyton Manning returning for 18th NFL season

Hold that gold watch. Peyton Manning is taking one more shot at the silver trophy.

FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2015, file photo, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning stretches prior to the team's NFL divisional playoff football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Denver. A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Manning will return for a fourth season in Denver and 18th in the NFL. Manning will reduce his salary from $19 million to $15 million in 2015, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because there was no official announcement. However, he can make up all of the $4 million pay cut by reaching certain performance benchmarks.

Bluffton's Jillian Koves signs with Erskine

The Erskine women's soccer team may have benefited from Jillian Koves' interest in becoming a teacher.

Members of the Bluffton High School girls soccer team pose with teammate Jillian Koves, center, who signed Wednesday to play at Erskine College.

Hardeeville's Pintail Creek Golf Club closes

Pintail Creek Golf Club closed Monday, more than 50 years after it opened.

Column: Hospitality at a premium for Dataw Island golf tournament

When Joan Silvestri sent her initial email blast to fellow Dataw Island residents, she wasn’t sure how the idea would be received.

Phil Gilmore of Mount St. Joseph watches his shot Tuesday on the ninth fairway of Dataw Island's Cotton Dike course during final-round action of the TaylorMade-adidas Intercollegiate.

Former Clemson star Spiller looking for a new team

C.J. Spiller is looking for a new team.

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