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Squeezed out: 1 in 10 Beaufort County School District teachers leaving at year's end

As the end of the school year, about 150 teachers will walk away from their jobs with the Beaufort County School District. That's about one in every...

One in 10: That is how many teachers will walk away from jobs in the Beaufort County School District at the end of the 2014-2015 school year, driven out by a mix of low pay and the county's highest-in-the-state cost of living.

A math problem: How to live on a teacher's salary

Banks Summers never goes out to eat. Or to the movies. Or to any social event that costs money.

M.C. Riley Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Banks Summers talks to student Loren Pena following an activity session in the school media center on May 22.

Teacher salaries quick facts

Answers to key questions about a Beaufort County School District plan to put more money in teachers' pockets

Former Property Administrators clients secure accountant to help search for missing money

Some former Property Administrators Inc. clients have hired a local accountant to help them comb through financial data that could reveal whether the...

PAI debacle adds wrinkle to some real estate deals

The abrupt closure of Property Administrators Inc. and the ensuing federal investigation have caused a series of hiccups for real...

Business

Heritage center hires first director

The Daniel O. Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage in Ridgeland has named Annmarie Reiley-Kay as its first director.

Clothing company donates to Pritchardville PTO

Matilda Jane Clothing recently donated $1,000 to the Pritchardville Elementary School PTO in Bluffton.

Beaufort County lawsuit against mortgage registry moves ahead

A lawsuit filed by Beaufort County and four other counties against a nationwide mortgage database can proceed, a judge has ruled.

New Golf Bike allows pedaling for par at Hilton Head course

Interested in pedaling a round of golf?

For golfers looking for a new experience and a little exercise, Palmetto Dunes is now providing players with the Golf Bike, a bicycle specially designed for the links.

Former Property Administrators clients secure accountant to help search for missing money

Some former Property Administrators Inc. clients have hired a local accountant to help them comb through financial data that could reveal whether ...

Features

Bird lovers welcome hatchlings at Port Royal's Cypress Wetlands

After a wet, overcast morning, bird lovers in the Lowcountry got perfect weather to welcome the arrival of new hatchlings in Port Royal's Cypress ...

Priscilla Kent of Bluffton looks around at the different birds who live at the Cypress Wetlands in Port Royal on Saturday morning during the 3rd annual Birthday for the Birds to celebrate the birth of the hundreds of wading birds that live in the wetlands.

De Cecco: Linking up on the links

Hilton Head Island and golf have always been wedded.

Bridesmaids rehearse for a wedding with the eighteenth tee flag at Sea Pines in the foreground.

McMillan: For male praying mantis, love can hurt

When I was a child growing up in New York, I once found an insect egg case in a meadow near our home. It was a tan, meringue-like mass attached to...

Iggy Azalea cancels US tour for 2nd time

Iggy Azalea has canceled her U.S. tour for a second time.

File-This May 17m 2015, file photo shows Iggy Azalea arriving at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Azalea has canceled her U.S. tour for a second time. The “Fancy” rapper tweeted Friday “as u may know, the tour is cancelled.” She added that she’s “so sad and sorry to let my fans down.” Azalea announced in March that The Great Escape Tour would not kick off in April. She rescheduled the tour due to production delays and said it would take place this fall.

Tom Brady attends Best Buddies charity event on Cape Cod

Tom Brady got cheers and some "free Tom Brady" chants at the 16th annual Best Buddies Challenge on Cape Cod on Saturday, but he didn't have any comments for reporters.

Opinion

McMillan: For male praying mantis, love can hurt

When I was a child growing up in New York, I once found an insect egg case in a meadow near our home. It was a tan, meringue-like mass attached to ...

Lauderdale: Sen. Tom Davis hits the brakes on SC gas-tax guzzlers

Beaufort County state senator filibusters for 35 hours over two weeks to stop a $700 million annual tax increase in South Carolina.

State Sen. Tom Davis, R-Beaufort

De Cecco: Linking up on the links

Hilton Head Island and golf have always been wedded.

Bridesmaids rehearse for a wedding with the eighteenth tee flag at Sea Pines in the foreground.

Liz's Notebook: No arrest in the case of the Very Overdue Library Book

After 10 months of having "And the Mountains Echoed" checked out, you'd think someone would want to lecture you …

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Editorial: Beaufort City Council makes the right choice

A major policy shift on taxing nonprofits requires more time for debate and listening.

South Carolina

Some of $415 million surplus bound for SC schools

S.C. schools will get at least a $39.5 million boost as part of the $415.2 million surplus that the Board of Economic Advisors approved adding to ...

Authorities say train hits, kills 18-year-old Greenville man

Authorities say an 18-year-old man was killed when a train hit him as he tried to cross railroad tracks in Greenville.

Baby-sitter charged in infant's death remains behind bars

A Boiling Springs woman charged with killing a 3-month-old girl will remain behind bars after a judge didn't rule on bond.

Gov. Haley urges Atlantic Beach to cancel annual Bikefest

Gov. Nikki Haley has told Atlantic Beach officials she will help the town boost its tourism throughout the year if they cancel the annual Memorial Day weekend Bikefest, an event that authorities say attracts crime.

Authorities say fugitive may be in Kansas City area

Authorities say a fugitive sought for assaulting a woman in South Carolina more than a year ago may be in the Kansas City area.

Nation/World

Former Md. Gov. O'Malley jumps into 2016 Democratic race

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley entered the Democratic presidential race on Saturday in a longshot challenge to Hillary Rodham Clinton for the...

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley addresses supporters during an event to announce that he is entering the Democratic presidential race, Saturday, May 30, 2015, in Baltimore. O'Malley has presented himself to voters as a next-generation leader for the party, pointing to his record as governor on issues such as gay marriage, immigration, economic issues and the death penalty.

AP source: Ex-House Speaker Hastert paid to keep old sex abuse claims secret

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert paid hush money to conceal claims that the Illinois Republican sexually molested someone decades ago, a person...

FILE - In this Jan. 5, 1999 file photo, under a portrait of George Washington, Rep. Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., accompanied by wife Jean, next to him left, and fellow Republicans, meets reporters on Capitol Hill after being nominated by House Republicans to become the next House speaker. A newly unveiled indictment against Hastert released Thursday, May 28, 2015,  accuses the Republican of agreeing to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep a person from the town where he was a longtime schoolteacher silent about "prior misconduct."

What would happen if Western powers boycotted World Cup?

The Union of European Football Associations could threaten what’s become known as soccer’s nuclear option: prominent nations breaking...

Brazil's Neymar leaps in the air to celebrate after scoring his side's second goal during the group A 2014 World Cup soccer match between Cameroon and Brazil at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, on June 23, 2014.

Former quadriplegic runs, walks to show others they can

The chances of Aaron Baker walking again after the former professional motocross racer crashed his bike in 1999, he was told, were one in a million...

 In this Tuesday, May 5, 2015 photo, Aaron Baker, right, a former motocross racer who was paralyzed from the neck down in a crash while practicing on a motocross track in 1999, walks on a treadmill at the Center of Restorative Exercise in the Northridge section of Los Angeles.

More success reported with drugs that enlist immune system to fight cancer

Newer kinds of drugs have transformed treatment of melanoma, the deadliest kind of skin cancer. Studies presented at a conference suggest these &#...

John Ryan poses for a picture in his house in Aldie, Va., Friday, May 29, 2015. Ryan was diagnosed with incurable lung cancer two years ago. Standard cancer medicine left him exhausted, prone to infections and did little to shrink the tumor. In October 2013 he joined the immunotherapy study and was randomly assigned to get Opdivo. Three months later his tumor had been reduced by 65 percent and he felt well enough to help his son cut down a large tree for firewood.
Sports

New Golf Bike allows pedaling for par at Hilton Head course

Interested in pedaling a round of golf?

For golfers looking for a new experience and a little exercise, Palmetto Dunes is now providing players with the Golf Bike, a bicycle specially designed for the links.

Two Hilton Head football players receive offers from Army

Two Hilton Head High Seahawks earned offers from the U.S. Military Academy football program this week.

Three Whale Branch athletes make college decisions

A trio of Whale Branch Warriors made their college destinations known on Friday.

Recap: NY Mets vs. Miami

Dan Haren outshined Matt Harvey and Justin Bour came up with the big blow in the Miami Marlins' 4-3 win over the New York Mets at Citi Field.

Royals-Cubs rained out, makeup set for last week of season

The rainy, windy, and cold late May day didn't damper the Chicago Cubs' mood.

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