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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

The data: Teacher salaries by district in SC, adjusted for cost of living

Using county-specific cost of living data provided by the SC Department of Commerce we show teacher salaries ranked by buying power.

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.
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

May photo contest entries and winner on the theme 'Think Spring'

More than 20 readers entered The Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette's May photo contest. Your photos of fresh blooms, children delighting in the...

Jerry Griffin, of Hilton Head Island, submitted this winning photo to our May photo contest on the theme, "Think Spring". Griffin said of his photo: "Spring is time for bird nesting and the raising of the next generation of birds. This photo was taken June 13, 2014, during our Palmetto Hall Bird Committee weekly visit to the 44 bluebird boxes we have on our Bluebird Trail. It shows three hungry day-old bluebirds and three as yet unhatched eggs."

AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

Defiant FIFA chief Blatter criticizes US justice chief Lynch, federal soccer corruption case

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Opinion

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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David's World: Hook, line and zinger

These guys, whose names I did not get, reeled in a surprise while surf fishing on Port Royal Sound last weekend. It's two horseshoe crabs. They also...

These young men got an unexpected catch the weekend of May 23, 2015, while surf fishing in Port Royal Sound: Two horseshoe crabs.

Editorial: Beaufort City Council makes the right choice

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

Letter: Hilton Head should adjust beach parking

After renewing my Town of Hilton Head Island beach pass for 2015-16, I recently took my lady friend to Folly Field beach.

Letter: Sheriff Tanner right about triathlon safety

Sheriff P.J. Tanner has it right. The safety of the public is more important than any sports activity, including the Ironman triathlon.

South Carolina

Graham returns to his roots to say he'll run for president

Lindsey Graham’s boyhood friends remember the once-scrawny kid who warmed the bench at high school football games and lived with his family...

Lindsey Graham's yearbook photo. A photo tour of friends of Sen. Lindsey Graham in Central and Six Mile S.C. Wednesday, May 20, 2015. Graham is pictured in the bottom left-hand corner.

Columbia nurse pulled truck driver from fiery I-26 collision + video

For Kelly Winters, a normal morning means waking up at just before 5 a.m. at his Chapin home to get ready for his commute to Providence Hospital, ...

Portions of I-26 in Columbia, SC, between the Piney Grove and St. Andrews road exits were closed Wednesday morning after a fuel tanker carrying 8,500 gallons of gas caught fire during a 10-vehicle collision. (Video courtesy of Captain Telegram)

Columbia nurse saves life during fiery I-26 crash

May 28, 2015 - Providence Hospital senior charge nurse Kelly Winters describes his experience and how he saved a life during the May 27 10-vehicle ...

May 28, 2015 - Providence Hospital senior charge nurse Kelly Winters describes his experience and how he saved a life during the May 27 10-vehicle collision. Video by Harrison Cahill.

Raw video: Fiery crash closes Interstate 26 in SC

Portions of I-26 in Columbia, SC, between the Piney Grove and St. Andrews road exits were closed Wednesday morning after a fuel tanker carrying 8,500...

Portions of I-26 in Columbia, SC, between the Piney Grove and St. Andrews road exits were closed Wednesday morning after a fuel tanker carrying 8,500 gallons of gas caught fire during a 10-vehicle collision. (Video courtesy of Captain Telegram)

Columbia VA hosting 9/11 military vets for night of baseball

The Dorn Veterans Affairs Medical Center is hosting a free admission night for those who served in the military since the Sept 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Nation/World

Turning sewage into drinking water gains appeal as drought lingers

As a fourth year of drought continues to drain aquifers and reservoirs, California water managers and environmentalists are urging adoption of a ...

Trees and receding water rings are left behind from the receding waters of Pine Flat Reservoir in Sanger, Calif., last fall.

Beehind the Bee Day 3: Being a "Legacy"

In Spelling Bee lingo, Vanya is a "legacy": the sibling of a previous competitor. But cool, calm Vanya deals well with the attention that comes with...

In Spelling Bee lingo, Vanya is a "legacy": the sibling of a previous competitor.  But cool, calm Vanya deals well with the attention that comes with being a sibling of a past winner, sailing through the preliminary rounds on Wednesday in her fifth and final year.

Beehind the Bee, Day 2: Vanya's Vocabulary

While not televised, the written tests are one of the most important parts of the Spelling Bee competition. Half spelling and half vocabulary, Tuesday...

While not televised, the written tests are one of the most important parts of the Spelling Bee competition. Half spelling and half vocabulary, Tuesday's preliminary test is implemented after rounds two and three of Wednesday's on-stage spelling to further reduce the number of spellers who proceed to the semifinals. A similar test will then slim down the finalists after rounds four and five of spelling. Despite a perfect spelling record last year, Vanya did not proceed to the final based on the scores of this spelling and vocab test... and this year her destiny may again rest on the small packet of paper.

Beehind the Bee: Day 1 with the Shivashankars

The Shivashankar family first made the trek to the National Spelling Bee ten years ago. After older daughter Kavya won the bee in 2009, younger daughter...

The Shivashankar family first made the trek to the National Spelling Bee ten years ago. After older daughter Kavya won the bee in 2009, younger daughter Vanya aspired to match her sister's lofty achievement. This year marks Vanya's fifth and final shot at the championship trophy, and the family's final year at the bee.
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Instead of beer, Georgia brewery ships cans of emergency water to Texas

A Georgia brewery that normally cans beer for Anheuser-Busch is putting something less hoppy, but a lot more needed, in its cans this week, NBC News...

Specially labeled cans hold emergency water instead of beer. Anheuser-Busch's Cartersville, Ga., brewery switched its production line in late May 2015 to put out 50,000 cans of water for emergency use in flood-stricken Texas and Oklahoma.
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.

Beaufort, Battery Creek girls track coaches and athletes earn more honors

The accolades keep rolling in for Beaufort County’s newest state champions.

Beaufort basketball's Owens, Stedman make college decisions

Two more Beaufort Eagles have made their college decisions, and will continue their basketball careers in the fall.

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