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Hilton Head brothers saving the world one cookie at a time

Flour was tossed across the kitchen counter, fingers were covered in gooey dough, and mixing spoons were licked clean as a cake mixer hummed.

The Cookie Brothers -- with the assistance of their mother, Nicole -- get busy with another batch they make for donation and to help raise money for charities.

Update: Laurel Bay man investigated for allegedly threatening local workforce office

A Laurel Bay man who allegedly threatened several employees of Beaufort County's SC Workforce and Employment Office has been charged with one count of unlawful communication, but more charges could be filed once it is determined who will process...

Craven Street home to be featured on HGTV

A historic home in downtown Beaufort will be featured on HGTV this month.

This historic Beaufort home, at 508 Craven Street, was renovated by Live Oak Builders as part of HGTV's "Vacation House for Free" program set to air Aug. 23, 2015.

A new era for USCB: Lowest-in-state graduation rate among new chancellor's main challenges

Only one in 10 full-time students who start at the University of South Carolina Beaufort graduate from its campus in four years, according to The Chronicle...

Pictured here is the 2011 graduation at the University of South Carolina Beaufort. At 9.8 percent, the school has the lowest graduation rate for four-year students attending South Carolina public universities.

Pilot, passenger walk away after experimental plane crashes in SC

The pilot and a passenger escaped unhurt when an experimental plane experienced engine failure and crashed Sunday evening near Lake Keowee in West ...

This experimental aircraft crashed after experiencing an engine failure Aug. 2, 2015, in Oconee County.
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Craven Street home to be featured on HGTV

A historic home in downtown Beaufort will be featured on HGTV this month.

This historic Beaufort home, at 508 Craven Street, was renovated by Live Oak Builders as part of HGTV's "Vacation House for Free" program set to air Aug. 23, 2015.

Malaysian agency: money in Najib's accounts came from donors

Malaysia's anti-corruption agency said Monday that $700 million in Prime Minister Najib Razak's personal bank accounts came from donations, not from...

FILE - In this  Wednesday, July 8, 2015 file picture t Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak speaks during Perdana Fellowship Programme in Putrajaya, Malaysia. Embattled Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is not known to be a risk-taker, but he made his biggest political gamble to stay in power last week as he got rid of critics in his Cabinet, sacked the attorney-general probing him and stalled investigations over leaked confidential documents that allegedly show some $700 million was siphoned out from a troubled state fund into his personal accounts.

Syracuse-based Dinosaur Bar-B-Que to open 10th restaurant

The number of Dinosaur Bar-B-Que restaurants in operation will hit double figures when the Syracuse-based company opens its 10th eatery later this year.

Pennsylvania woman to enter plea in Chinese test-taking plot

A Chinese citizen who lives in Pennsylvania is scheduled to plead guilty to charges she took an English-language fluency test and a college entrance exam for another Chinese woman now enrolled at Virginia Tech.

Sears sales fall sharply in 2Q as it spins off real estate

Sears Holdings Corp. says a key sales figure fell sharply in the second quarter, particularly dragged down by weakness at its namesake stores. It'...

FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, file photo, a customer walks towards a Sears store in Hialeah, Fla. Sears Holdings Corp. reported Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, that a key sales figure fell sharply in the second quarter, particularly dragged down by weakness at its namesake stores. It’s at least the 10th straight quarter that the metric has declined.
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Hilton Head brothers saving the world one cookie at a time

Flour was tossed across the kitchen counter, fingers were covered in gooey dough, and mixing spoons were licked clean as a cake mixer hummed.

The Cookie Brothers -- with the assistance of their mother, Nicole -- get busy with another batch they make for donation and to help raise money for charities.

Horoscopes for Monday, August 3, 2015

Aries March 21-April 19

Shiawassee Queen riverboat sold for $50, dismantled

A riverboat that for years was as symbol of the Saginaw County community of Chesaning and its popular summer music festival has been sold for $50 and dismantled.

'Preacher Pimp' painting prompts protests in Middle Georgia

A panting titled "The Preacher Pimp" on display at the Tubman Museum in Macon is drawing protests from some religious leaders.

Greg Louganis, Olympic champ and gay pioneer, recounts highs and plunges

He was perhaps the greatest diver in history but never made the cover of a Wheaties box. He was once one of the biggest names in sports, shaking hands with presidents, hanging out with Brooke Shields, co-writing a No. 1 bestselling memoir, posing...

Opinion

Rants & Raves: Why does business leave Beaufort County?

Readers react to the news that Parker Hannifin, one of northern Beaufort County's larger employers and one of a few tenants left in the Beaufort Commerce...

Letter: Airbnb is an idea whose time has come

As a three-year Airbnb host and

Letter: Know your party's segregationist past

A recent letter took to task an earlier contributor's selective historical recall in pointing to the Democratic Party's segregationist past. The latter letter is at best disingenuous and certainly uninformed. The letter also explicitly labeled conservatives...

Letter: County's 'wants' list a never-ending one

After a failed attempt a year ago, Beaufort County is again putting together a revenue plan to add another 1 percent sales tax for "needed" projects.

Lewis W. Diuguid: Cuba is poised for change with new diplomatic ties

Our first glimpse of Cuba's future occurred at the airport in Tampa, Fla. The checked bags and packages of Cubans returning to Havana included large flat-screen TVs, electronics, appliances and shrink-wrapped luggage loaded with consumer items that...

South Carolina

Pilot, passenger walk away after experimental plane crashes in SC

The pilot and a passenger escaped unhurt when an experimental plane experienced engine failure and crashed Sunday evening near Lake Keowee in West...

This experimental aircraft crashed after experiencing an engine failure Aug. 2, 2015, in Oconee County.

Teenager shot, killed in in Marlboro County

Police are investigating a weekend shooting in Marlboro County that killed a teenager.

High rip current risk in northeastern SC, Southeastern NC

The National Weather Service is warning of a high risk of rip currents in northeastern South Carolina into southeastern North Carolina.

Study will focus on carriages, construction in Charleston

A new study of the carriage industry in downtown Charleston is focusing on how noise from construction affects carriage horses.

Man dies after personal watercraft crash on Lake Greenwood

A man has died after a personal watercraft accident on Lake Greenwood.

Nation/World

Debate stage: Voters like Bush, Rubio. A lot don’t like Trump

Republicans like Jeb Bush. And a lot really don’t like Donald Trump.

Jeb Bush greets supporters during a campaign rally in Maitland, Fla. Bush has the highest favorable numbers of any Republican presidential candidate in the latest McClatchy-Marist Poll.

Proof of Trump’s charity giving elusive

Tax records say he hasn’t given to his own nonprofit since 2008

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, widely believed to the be the wealthiest American ever to run for president, is nowhere among the ranks of the country’s most generous citizens, according to an Associated Press review of his financial records and other government filings.

Greek stock market reopens with 22 percent plunge

Greece’s main stock index plunged over 22 percent as it reopened Monday after a five-week closure, giving investors their first opportunity...

An employee of the Athens Stock Exchange looks at stock prices which are on display on a ticker screen in Athens, Greece, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015.

Clinton to begin airing TV ads this week

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton will begin airing her first two TV ads Tuesday in the early nominating states of Iowa and New Hampshire...

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton calls on Congress to end the trade embargo the U.S. has imposed against Cuba since 1962, Friday, July 31, 2015, during a campaign stop at Florida International University in Miami.

Wildfire raging north of San Francisco threatens homes

Fast-moving blaze chews up 71 square miles, destroys 24 homes, threatens 5,000.

A helicopter drops water over fires along Morgan Valley Road near Lower Lake, Calif., Friday.
Sports

Rob Simmons wins 2nd straight Beaufort City Championship

According to Rob Simmons, the key to the Beaufort City Championship is really how well you know the golf courses -- Fripp Island's Ocean Point course...

Rob Simmons putts his ball at No. 18 on Sunday afternoon during the final round of the Beaufort City Championship golf tournament at the Sanctuary Golf Club at Cat Island.

Battery Creek's Greg Jones back with Jaguars as coach

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Greg Jones is back with the Jaguars.

Former Jacksonville Jaguars fullback Greg Jones, right,  an intern coach, talks with running back Toby Gerhart (21) during practice at NFL football training camp, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, in Jacksonville, Fla.

Cast & Blast: The ocean can take you in a heartbeat

Following the news about those two 14-year old Florida boys that are lost at sea, it makes me think a whole bunch about my time growing up here.

Cowboys' Dez Bryant tangles with teammate in camp skirmish

Dez Bryant kept going after Dallas cornerback Tyler Patmon in a heated training camp skirmish that didn't end until quarterback Tony Romo finally stepped...

With new player Jeremy Mincy trying to block, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant, hidden at right, swings at defensive back Tyler Patmon (26) as Bryant confronted Patmon after a rough play during the Cowboys afternoon practice at their 2015 training camp in Oxnard, Calif., Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015.

Park wins Women's British Open, captures 4th different major

As Inbee Park hunted down Jin-Young Ko in the final stretch of the Women's British Open, it quickly became clear which South Korean was the rookie ...

Inbee Park of South Korea poses with the trophy after winning the Women's British Open golf championship at the Turnberry golf course in Turnberry, Scotland, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015.
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