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Mother of missing Bluffton boy: 'I just have to hope'

Yenny Ponce, whose son was kidnapped Friday, said the ordeal centers on a $500 Social Security check.

Yenny Ponce holds a photograph of her missing son, Christopher King-Ponce, during an interview on Tuesday. King-Ponce was abducted last week by her estranged husband, William Allen Borck.

USCB, Hilton Head Island strike formal deal for hospitality campus on Office Park Road

The deal sets out who is responsible for what work -- and which costs -- to make the campus a reality.

2 Walterboro residents perish in fiery Hilton Head wreck

Two Walterboro residents died in a car crash Sunday night on Hilton Head Island after fleeing from deputies and crashing into a tree, according to ...

Witness Chris Loaiza recorded this video from a fatal car wreck on Dillon Road, Hilton Head Island, the night of March 1, 2015.

Blue Angels, Candice Glover to headline 2015 MCAS Beaufort Air Show

The Blue Angels and "American Idol" winner Candice Glover are among the performers scheduled for this year's air show at Marine Corps Air Station...

The Blue Angels perform at the Beaufort Air Show in this file photograph from 2011.

Old Fort Pub chef might bring back special dish for spring menu

Name: Keith Josefiak

<span>Keith Josefiak</span>
Business

Vendor registration open for Bluffton Village Festival

The Bluffton Rotary Club is accepting vendor registration for the 37th annual Bluffton Village Festival.

Kroger locations to sell RBC Heritage tickets all month

Four local Kroger grocery stores will be selling tickets to this year's RBC Heritage presented by Boeing in Savannah, Bluffton and on Hilton Head...

Dogs from 2 Beaufort County shelters transported north for adoption in ASPCA program

Over 20 homeless dogs from Beaufort County are headed north to Washington, D.C., to find new homes.

An American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals van outside of Beaufort County Animal Services.

Lady's Island Walmart plans revived, marketing underway for commercial leases

A plan showing a new Walmart Super Center complex on Lady's Island near the Beaufort County Airport is being marketed by a Mount Pleasant real estate...

An early version of WRS Real Estate Investments&#039; layout of a proposed Lady&#039;s Island Walmart.

Hilton Head, county to host hazardous-waste recycling Saturday

Beaufort County and the Town of Hilton Head Island will host hazardous-waste recycling events from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at three locations throughout the county:

Features

John Berendt: 'Kevin Spacy played Jim Williams badly'

John Berendt, the man behind the best-selling true-crime book "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil," returns to Savannah Tuesday to release...

John Berendt

Hilton Head Island Seafood Fest steams on this week

The eighth annual Hilton Head Island Seafood Fest is in full swing this week at various locations across the island.

Old Fort Pub chef might bring back special dish for spring menu

Name: Keith Josefiak

<span>Keith Josefiak</span>

Dinner, tasting planned to form wine society chapter

Those interested in forming a Lowcountry chapter of the American Wine Society can attend a four-course dinner and wine-tasting event March 18 at...

Vendor registration open for Bluffton Village Festival

The Bluffton Rotary Club is accepting vendor registration for the 37th annual Bluffton Village Festival.

Opinion

Column: Facebook: The root of all envy

Facebook is a breeding ground for jealousy. It's a collection of polished existences where, for some people, a profile is the equivalent of a perfectly...

<span>Feelings of envy as you scroll through your Facebook news feed can lead to depression.</span>

Is immigration move a way to capture votes?

Evidence is mounting that the Obama administration's move to legalize illegals is a way forward to electoral victory for the Democrats.

What's going on with insurance rates?

There was a lot written in 2013 about South Carolina's high homeowner insurance rates. I have not seen anything about it since then.

Sen. Tom Davis sets record straight

Editor's note: The following letter from state Sen. Tom Davis is in response to a letter to the editor from a reader stating that Davis supports a gun park on Beaufort County Rural and Critical Land Preservation Program land. Davis has never voiced...

Our allies trust us; our enemies fear us

I take the greatest umbrage with a recent letter writer with respect to the president of the United States.

South Carolina

SC teacher charged with contributing to delinquency of minor

A substitute teacher in Colleton County has been charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor after videos were brought to sheriff's deputies showing students running wild.

Pipes freeze at Rock Hill car wash

Owner says someone turned off heater, causing pipes to freeze at South Anderson Road location; damage estimated at $3,000.

Which US cities work the hardest?

Where are the hardest-working cities in America?

SC sending some tax refunds by mail to deter fraud

The state tax refund you are expecting to be deposited electronically may arrive in your mailbox instead, the result of escalating fraudulent tax returns in South Carolina and a dramatic increase in tax fraud in states nationwide.

Thousands of Chickens Killed in S.C. Farms

Hundreds of thousands of chickens were reported killed on S.C. farms around Clarendon County in the past two weeks.

Nation/World

David Petraeus signs plea deal over giving classified info to Charlotte’s Paula Broadwell

Former Iraqi War general David Petraeus is pleading guilty to mishandling classified information, apparently avoiding an embarrassing trial that would...

Former Commander of International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan Gen. Davis Petraeus, left, and Paula Broadwell, co-author of  "All In: The Education of General David Petraeus."

Netanyahu to Congress: Iran threatens survival of Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is using the U.S. Congress’ podium to warn against trusting Iran to curb its nuclear ambitions

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu waves as he speaks before a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 3, 2015. In a speech that stirred political intrigue in two countries, Netanyahu told Congress that negotiations underway between Iran and the U.S. would "all but guarantee" that Tehran will get nuclear weapons, a step that the world must avoid at all costs. House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, left, and Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, are behind the prime minister.

As airstrikes damage Islamic State, it seeks ‘money, money and more money’

The Islamic State might be the best-funded radical Islamist group, perhaps in history, but the coalition air campaign that’s targeting its...

Thick smoke from an airstrike by the US-led coalition rises in Kobane, Syria, as seen from a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border, Oct. 22, 2014.

U.S. oil giants want Congress to lift export ban on crude

As the number of U.S. drilling rigs plummets by a third and thousands in the industry face layoffs, oil companies are focusing on an effort to convince...

U.S. oil producers are lobbying to have the ban on crude oil exports dropped. But some sectors of the U.S. economy, notably airlines and oil refiners, want the ban to stay in place.

Ending uncertainty, House approves year’s funding for Homeland Security

The House on Tuesday passed a bill that would fund the Department of Homeland Security for the rest of the fiscal year, averting a partial shutdown...

The Homeland Security Department, which has its headquarters in northwest Washington, was spared a partial shutdown when a bill to fund the agency passed Tuesday in the U.S. House 257-167, with only 75 Republican votes. The legislation now heads to President Barack Obama&#x2019;s desk, where he is expected to sign it.
Sports

Rory McIlroy lonely at the top heading into WGC-Cadillac Championship

Like most sports, American golf interest builds and peaks on greatness rivaled by greatness: Arnold vs. Jack. Nicklaus vs. Watson. Greg Norman vs. ...

Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, tees off on the fourth hole during the first round of the Honda Classic golf tournament, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

Clemson's Koerner corrals Gamecocks in 7-0 win

Brody Koerner pitched a complete-game shutout, Chris Okey had two RBIs and Clemson won its first regular-season series over rival South Carolina in...

Kroger locations to sell RBC Heritage tickets all month

Four local Kroger grocery stores will be selling tickets to this year's RBC Heritage presented by Boeing in Savannah, Bluffton and on Hilton Head...

Bluffton's Blackshear won't appear in court Tuesday; headed for trial on petit larceny charge, attorney says

Bluffton High School star defensive end and University of South Carolina recruit Shameik Blackshear will not appear in court Tuesday for a pending...

Shameik Blackshear

Hoops Talk: Who's this year's UConn?

We all know Kentucky is the favorite to win the national title, but what about the teams that will surprise everyone? Who will be this year's Cinderella...

We all know Kentucky is the favorite to win the national title, but what about the teams that will surprise everyone? Who will be this year's Cinderella story? Kendall Salter and Josh Mitelman discuss.
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