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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.

With no solution in sight, Old Town parking woes continue to annoy merchants, residents

Sabra Stutz, owner of Old Town bridal boutique Chicas, is fed up with standing in the pouring rain to save a parking space so a bride-to-be's new wedding...

Traffic crawls between rows of parked cars on Calhoun Street in Old Town Bluffton on Friday. To deal with the parking shortage in Old Town, Bluffton approved a plan in June to add as many as 100 new parking spaces.

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.

Fan dies in fall from upper deck at Turner Field

A man who fell off the top deck at least 40 feet to the concrete on the first level below during the Braves' game against the New York Yankees on Saturday night died, Atlanta police said.

Business

New boss of Frisch's Big Boy restaurants plans expansion

The new leader of the Frisch's Restaurants chain wants to flex Big Boy's brand muscle with franchise expansion, new restaurant shapes and sizes, menu...

Loophole in state electric car tax law

A new state law requiring owners of electric cars to pay a fee has an unintended loophole that one lawmaker says should be fixed.

Indians owner hires firm to find minority investor

Indians owner Paul Dolan hired an investment broker several months ago to help him find a minority investor 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.

Growers see strong apple-picking season in region

As summer winds down in New England, apple-picking season is gearing up with growers forecasting a bumper crop.

Illinois investigates parole board members' bankruptcies

Illinois is investigating bankruptcy filings by two state parole board members after recent newspaper reports highlighting the personal financial problems of several political appointees.

Features

SC's Stephen Colbert graces cover of Time Magazine on the cusp of Letterman takeover

Charleston native Stephen Colbert is less than two weeks away from taking over for David Letterman on CBS' "The Late Show."

Hikers behaving badly: Appalachian Trail partying raises ire

When Jackson Spencer set out to tackle the Appalachian Trail, he anticipated the solitude that only wilderness can bring — not a rolling, monthslong...

In this Aug. 5, 2015 photo provided by Jackson Spencer, Spencer poses atop Mount Katahdin along the Appalachian Trail near Millinocket, Maine. Spencer, who finished the entire trail in just 99 days, said he was looking forward to enjoying the wilderness and getting away from it all. Instead he often found the trail filled with trash, graffiti and people who seemed more interested in partying all night.

'Awakenings' author, neurologist Oliver Sacks dies at 82

There was the blind man who had the disastrous experience of regaining his sight. The surgeon who developed a sudden passion for music after being...

FILE - This is a  Nov. 26, 2008 file photo of  Dr Oliver Sacks, receiving his Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE ), by  Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, 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 .Sacks died Sunday at his home in New York City, his assistant, Kate Edgar, said. (Lewis Whyld/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

'Compton' tops box office for 3rd week; 'War Room' surprises

The Christian drama "War Room" made a surprise bid for the box-office lead, Zac Efron's music drama "We Are Your Friends" bombed spectacularly and...

This photo provided by Universal Pictures shows, Aldis Hodge, from left, as MC Ren, Neil Brown, Jr. as DJ Yella, Jason Mitchell as Eazy-E, O’Shea Jackson, Jr. as Ice Cube and Corey Hawkins as Dr. Dre, in the film, “Straight Outta Compton."

Faulty sprinkler damages University of Richmond theater

The University of Richmond has moved fall performances at the Alice Jepson Theatre to other locations after a faulty sprinkler damaged the venue.

Opinion

Letter: Chambers must prove metrics, results, value

I see the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton and Beaufort chambers of commerce are seeking to quadruple their thirst for public funds.

Letter: Rush to judgment hurts innocent man

Joel Iacopelli is an innocent man.

Brooks: When it comes to big decisions, it's not really about what you want

Let's say you had the chance to become a vampire. With one magical bite you would gain immortality, superhuman strength and a life of glamorous intensity. Your friends who have undergone the transformation say the experience is incredible. They drink...

Editorial: Not a minute to lose in preparing for port

Long-suffering supporters of a proposed $4.5 billion port in Jasper County are celebrating a milestone they think can bring this economic game-changer to life.

Lauderdale: Uncle Sam surveys local veteran about his experience -- at his own burial

National cemetery survey arrives a little late for this veteran to evaluate his recent experience there.

The Beaufort National Cemetery in late May, prepared for Memorial Day.
South Carolina

Greenville woman charged after driving off from stop, dragging officer

A 24-year-old woman is charged with attempted murder after driving off from a traffic stop and dragging a Greenville police officer 10 feet before crashing into a pole.

SC's Stephen Colbert graces cover of Time Magazine on the cusp of Letterman takeover

Charleston native Stephen Colbert is less than two weeks away from taking over for David Letterman on CBS' "The Late Show."

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.

Nation/World

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.

With Obama to visit nearby, Alaskan villagers struggle as their island disappears

This is what climate change looks like.

One of the planes that takes people between Kivalina, Alaska, and the mainland a few times a day takes off from the tiny runway. Beside it is an arch of whale ribs, a traditional tribute to the annual hunt.
Sports

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.

Lowcountry soccer players can get a taste of German powerhouse

Noah Gillinder and his teammates may only be starting to get acquainted with such names as Manuel Neuer, Thomas Muller, Arjen Robben and Mario Gotze...

Students work on their headers during GPS Coastal Academy soccer practice on Friday in Hilton Head Plantation.

Recreation results, August 29

RECREATION

Recreation briefs, August 29

The September meeting of the Beaufort Sportfishing and Diving Club will be Sept. 10 at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club located off of Meridian Road.

Cuddyer, Mets avert 3-game sweep at home, beat Red Sox 5-4

Michael Cuddyer hit a tiebreaking single in the seventh inning and the NL East-leading New York Mets stopped their five-game home skid, averting a...

New York Mets' Noah Syndergaard, right, hits a second-inning RBI-single in an interleague baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in New York, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015.
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